2013 Ford Mustang Gets Facelift, More Power

2013 Ford Mustang Gets Facelift, More Power
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Moving on, other changes on the 2013 Mustang include the availability of genuine Recaro seats on V6 and GT models, plus a SelectShift feature on cars equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission. Continue Reading...

2012 Ford Focus Electric Priced from $39,995

2012 Ford Focus Electric Priced from $39,995
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Ford says it will deliver a few Focus Electrics before the end of the year (the car’s initial launch is targeted for California and New York/New Jersey) and indeed the company has already opened up a website for taking orders, though it says the vast majority won’t find owners until next year. Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Escape Gets “Kick” Operated Self-Opening Liftgate [Video]

2013 Ford Escape Gets “Kick” Operated Self-Opening Liftgate [Video]
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It works by using two sensors located in the bumper to detect an individual’s kicking and shin motion and, according to Ford, is able to provide a safeguard against accidently opening liftgate because the software has been programmed to open with leg motions, so no worries about groceries spilling out of the back on bumpy... Continue Reading...

Lincoln Drops Small Car Plans, Focusing on CUVs Instead

Lincoln Drops Small Car Plans, Focusing on CUVs Instead
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Well now it appears those plans have been axed, Lincoln deciding that a better use of resources would be to introduce a compact crossover, since according to inside sources at Dearborn it was believed said small car (shown above in concept form) could cannibalize sales of Lincoln’s bread and butter sedan, the MKZ, also slated... Continue Reading...

2013 Mustang Cobra Jet to Get Optional 5.0L V8

2013 Mustang Cobra Jet to Get Optional 5.0L V8
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The reason for this, according to Ford Racing’s Jesse Kershaw, is that it will allow the ’13 CJ to compete in a wider variety of NHRA sanctioned events than previous versions of this car. Continue Reading...

2012 Ford F-150 Sports Upgrades, FX Appearance Package, Larger Fuel Tank

2012 Ford F-150 Sports Upgrades, FX Appearance Package, Larger Fuel Tank
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On the greasy bit front, Ford has added electronic locking rear differentials on trucks equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 5.0-liter V-8 engines, as well as an updated 4×4 system with a fully automatic selection mode. Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Mustang To Get Shelby Styling Cues And More Power

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2013 Ford Mustang To Get Shelby Styling Cues And More Power
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As for mechanical improvements, although both the 3.7-liter V-6 and 5.0-liter V-8s remain, the latter is rumored to be receiving a boost in power, to around 425 hp, in order to help put it on equal footing with the Camaro SS. Continue Reading...

The Future of Lincoln Detailed: What Ford Has in Store

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The Future of Lincoln Detailed: What Ford Has in Store
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Other ideas on the table include eliminating gear levers in all Lincoln vehicles in favor of pushbuttons, as well as cutting the number of dealers nationwide, down to around 325, which rivals the number of Mercedes-Benz stores in the US. Continue Reading...

Lincoln Gets Separate Design Team Tasked With Crafting Brand’s Unique New Look

Lincoln Gets Separate Design Team Tasked With Crafting Brand’s Unique New Look
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In an effort to turn things around, Lincoln will get its own design operation, independent from Ford, which will work in conjunction with the brand’s product development team, a move seldom seen in today’s auto industry. Continue Reading...

Ford Recalling More Than 20,000 Trucks In The US

Ford Recalling More Than 20,000 Trucks In The US
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As a result, the automaker is recalling certain 2004-2011 Ford Ranger pickups, 2002-07 Super Duty pickups, including F-250 through F-550 models, as well as 2002-05 Excursion SUVs. Continue Reading...

Ford To Spend $1 Billion On Last Ditch Effort For Lincoln

Ford To Spend $1 Billion On Last Ditch Effort For Lincoln
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Nevertheless, Ford has said that for the time being, it remains committed to revitalizing it’s premier marque, though, today $1 billion doesn’t go long way in the automobile business, especially for an entire brand. Continue Reading...

Detroit Automakers Close in On Pre-Recession Employment Numbers

Detroit Automakers Close in On Pre-Recession Employment Numbers
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GM plans to ramp up Volt production in the next few years, from the current 10,000 cars per annum to 25,000 – CEO Dan Akerson says he’d ultimately like to see more than 100,000 Volts roll off the assembly line, though recognizes that any increases also hinge on battery production. Continue Reading...

Ford, Ohio State Use Dandelions For Interior Trim

Ford, Ohio State Use Dandelions For Interior Trim
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In fact, a particular species of Dandelion, called Taraxacum kok-saghyz (TKS) which originates in Russia, is deemed the most suitable, due to a white, milky substance that seeps from its roots that forms the basis for a natural rubber material. Continue Reading...

Supply Issues and Rising Gas Costs Pushing Up Car Prices

Supply Issues and Rising Gas Costs Pushing Up Car Prices
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However, this current set of circumstances might provide an opportunity, particularly for Detroit car makers, who’ve been struggling in recent years. Continue Reading...

Ford’s New Police Interceptors Get Flogged By Real Cops

Ford’s New Police Interceptors Get Flogged By Real Cops
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To help silence the critics, the Blue Oval put together a test at it’s Arizona Proving Grounds and invited a select number of law enforcement officers from the US and Canada to put the new sedan and utility through their paces. Continue Reading...

Dealers Offering Lessons for Complex MyFord Touch System to New Car Buyers

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Dealers Offering Lessons for Complex MyFord Touch System to New Car Buyers
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Now Ford dealers are fighting back, taking the initiative by setting up workshops to show customers how to use the new technology; some are even going as far as hiring ‘technology’ specialists. Continue Reading...

One-Off Grabber Blue Boss 302 Mustang Heading to Barrett-Jackson

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Ford has decided to paint one of it’s hot new 444 horsepower 2012 Boss 302s in the famed hue, and auction the car at Barrett-Jackson’s Westworld event. Continue Reading...