Archives for June 2nd, 2013

2013 Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid Get Top Safety Ratings

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded the 2013 Ford Fusion and 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid its top safety rating of five stars overall. The testing included front, side, and rollover evaluations. The restyled Fusion represents Ford’s midsize sedan offering and competes against the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Mazda6, among others. Referring to the new safety ratings, Steve Kenner, global director ...

Discussing the Tesla Model S Controversy, Diesels in the U.S. on New WOT Video

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On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, Angus MacKenzie and other Motor Trend hosts discuss the Tesla Model S controversy stemming from a review in The New York Times after discussing the unexpected popularity of the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. Additionally, Ed Loh, Carlos Lago, Arthur St. Antoine and Mike Floyd ponder the possibility of diesel-powered sports cars in the U.S. The hosts begin by discussing the relevance of the F-150 SVT Raptor with its high ...

2013 Ford Fusion Video Road Test & Review

2013 Ford Fusion Video Road Test & Review The 2013 Ford Fusion is a stylish all-new compact sedan from Ford complete with a series of EcoBoost engines capable of up to 36 MPG, and a Hybrid as well. Like the Ford C-Max, the 2013 Ford Fusion was designed from the ground up to use either combustion, electrons or a combination of the two for propulsion.  The new Fusion served as the perfect place for Ford to ...

2013 Ford Explorer Sport Video Walkaround

The last time Ford sold an Explorer Sport, it was a two-door model that could go into some rugged terrain. The new 2013 Explorer Sport is a departure from that. Sporting a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 from the Taurus SHO and blacked out look, the new Explorer Sport looks the business. We get a walkaround of the Explorer Sport from Bill Gubing, the Chief Engineer of the Explorer who explains why Ford decided to inject some ...

Ford will probably never offer two RS models at the same time

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Autocar has some sour news for fans of go-fast Ford products. According to Roelant de Waard, Ford's president of marketing in Europe, the automaker will probably never offer more than one RS performance model for sale at the same time. That statement runs contrary earlier rumblings that suggested Ford would launch its next-generation Focus RS in 2015 and follow the hatch with a spate of other vehicles with an RS badge. But de Waard has ...

Thread of the Day: What New Cars Have the Best Names?

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An evocative car name is sometimes nearly as important as the quality of the car itself. Take the Ford Mustang — the muscle car’s name was inspired by executive stylist John Najjar, recalling the P-51 Mustang fighter plane from World War II. Had the Mustang been given a different name, would it still have as strong of a following today? After yesterday’s Thread of the Day in which we picked new cars that should be ...