Mercury Name Disappears From Showrooms As Brand Officially Dies

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Mercury Name Disappears From Showrooms As Brand Officially Dies
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After 71 years of acting as Ford’s middle child, the final nail in the Mercury coffin was pounded in, as dealers removed all remnants of Mercury logos and signs from their dealerships, marking the end of the brand’s existence once and for all. Mercury vehicles ended production in October, although a final order for government… Continue Reading...

Report: Ford Announces Fix for Fusion Hybrid, Milan Hybrid Over Brake Issues

Report: Ford Announces Fix for Fusion Hybrid, Milan Hybrid Over Brake Issues
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Just as Toyota is facing a potential recall of its popular Prius hybrid for brake problems, Ford has today announced a recall of its own, affecting the Fusion Hybrid and Mercury Milan hybrid. The comparatively small recall affects 17,600 Fusion and Milan hybrids built on or before October 17, 2009. Officially the move by Ford… Continue Reading...

Report: Ford Catching Honda In Hybrid Sales Race

Report: Ford Catching Honda In Hybrid Sales Race
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Ford is closing in on its Japanese rivals in the hybrid sales race. So far in 2009 the American automaker has posted a 73 percent gain in its hybrid sales with a total of 26,016 vehicles sold.  That number is roughly 4,000 short of Honda’s total hybrid sales at 29,958 units, but the percentage of… Continue Reading...

Ford Fusion Hybrid Qualifies for $3,400 Tax Credit

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Ford Fusion Hybrid Qualifies for $3,400 Tax Credit
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Ford’s Fusion Hybrid, which boasts a class leading fuel economy rating of 36/41 mpg (city/highway) will qualify for a $3,400 tax credit – the largest such tax credit the federal government has ever given out.The same tax credit will also apply to the Mercury Milan Hybrid. Ford is excited about this incentive and hopes it… Continue Reading...