Archives for April, 2013

Ford F-150 and Toyota Camry Top Best-Selling Vehicles of 2012

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Ford’s F-Series trucks have ended another calendar year at the top of the U.S. sales charts. Counting F-150 and Super Duty models under one “F-Series” label, the Ford truck lineup surpassed sales of all challengers including the Toyota Camry, which for 2012 again became the best-selling car in the U.S. The best-selling vehicles in the U.S. for the 2012 calendar year came from the segments you might expect: full-size (and high-profit) trucks at the top, ...

MT Poll: Pick One Truck – Silverado, F-150, Ram 1500, Sierra, Tundra, or Titan

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The battle of the full-size pickup trucks is getting hotter. The newly unveiled 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra join the 2013 Ram 1500 (our 2013 Truck of the Year) and the Ford F-150 (our 2012 Truck of the Year) in the full-size truck heap. Two of Japan’s biggest automakers also have entrants in the full-size pickup segment – Nissan with the Titan and Toyota with its Tundra. For today’s MT Poll we want to ...

Ford Lawsuit States Misleading Fuel Economy on C-MAX, Fusion Hybrids

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For d is being sued for misleading consumers regarding fuel economy on two of its hybrid models. The lawsuit claims the 2013 Ford C-MAX hybid, and the popular midsize 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, don’t get the fuel economy Ford claims. The Ford Fusion Hybrid gets an EPA estimated 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway, and 47 mpg combined. The plaintiff is asking for ...

Toyota Corolla Regains Compact Sales Crown for January, Civic and Focus Take Podium

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The Toyota Corolla has regained the top spot in the compact segment thanks to the 23,822 customers who took one home last month. The Honda Civic, which sold 21,881 units during January, falls back to second-place following a record sales month during December 2012. The Ford Focus didn’t crest the 20,000 mark, but still took third place with 16,161 total sales. Fourth and fifth place went to the Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra with 14,524 ...

Motor Trend’s Top 10 Most Popular Web Articles of 2012

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Yes, ladies and gentleman, it’s already that time of year – the time for mistletoe and eleventh-hour overnight shipping; for social gatherings you’d rather not attend, and for family dishes you’ve waited a year to devour. For us, the end of December means reviewing all the work that we’ve produced since the beginning of 2012. To celebrate what’s been a big year at Motor Trend, we’ve gathered our most popular online articles for 2012. The Top ...

Official: EPA Rates 2013 Ford Fusion Energi at 620-Mile Range, 21 Miles in EV Mode

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It’s official. Today, Ford announced that the EPA has rated the 2013 Fusion Energi at 108 MPGe city, 92 MPGe highway and 100 MPGe combined. The EPA also concluded that the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi carries a 620-mile range and can go up to 21 miles running strictly on electricity. The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi is the Blue Oval’s second plug-in hybrid ...

Tanner Foust tackles ‘Ring in SVT Raptor

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Here's a math problem: if Tanner Foust has a 24 hours to kill in Germany and one blue Ford Raptor, how long will it take him to decide he wants to lap The Nürburgring? Extra credit if you can get your answer precise to the millisecond. A very truck-like and slidey lap of the 'Ring is exactly what happened when the Ford-sponsored rallycross driver took time off from set-up duties for his 'day job.' Thankfully no ...

We Hear: Plans for Ford Sub-Mustang Coupe in Europe Put on Hold

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The idea of a sub-Mustang sports coupe from Ford sounds enticing, but if the latest rumor from Autocar is to be believed, Ford of Europe has just put on pause the development of such a model. Most likely with the European automotive market’s troubles in mind, a sub-Mustang Ford sports coupe that could potentially have come to the U.S. at some point — you never know — has been shelved. Based on one of Ford’s existing ...

New Year’s Surprise: Ford May Preview 2015 F-150 At Detroit Show

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The past week may have been all about the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, but if a Reuters report is to be believed, Ford may have its own debut not far behind. The news outlet is reporting that Ford will show a concept version of the upcoming 2015 F-150 at the Detroit Auto Show in January, upstaging its Motown rival just a month after the long-awaited reveal of GM’s 2014 half-ton trucks. The F-150 ...
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