Archives for June 3rd, 2013

Thread of the Day: Should Ford, Chevrolet Follow the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel’s Lead?

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With the official announcement of the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, the automaker has confirmed it will offer a new and highly anticipated powertrain choice for light-duty pickup buyers. Should the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, and others follow Ram’s lead into the half-ton diesel market? Diesel-powered light-duty trucks isn’t without precedent: Ford once considered a 4.5-liter turbo diesel V-8 engine for the F-150 pickup, about the same time GM was developing a 4.5-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine for ...

Ford only automaker to make 2012 Buzz Rankings, Toyota most improved

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Ford landed itself a spot among the top 10 brands in the 2012 Buzz Rankings. The annual index scores 1,100 brands in 41 categories to determine which nameplates had the most positive buzz throughout the year. For the third year in a row, Subway took the top honors overall with a score of 40.3, and Ford was the only automaker to break into the top 25 by earning a sixth-place finish overall. The manufacturer earned a ...

Midsize Sedan Sales: Toyota Camry Widens Lead Over Honda Accord, Nissan Altima

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The top three podium finishers in September and October delivered a repeat performance in November, with the Toyota Camry once again filling the top spot, followed closely by the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima. The Hyundai Sonata again found itself in fourth place, while the Ford Fusion made up some ground to land in fifth. Read More: October 2012 Midsize Sales The Camry captured 28,765 sales in November, with runner-up Honda Accord a couple thousand units shy ...