Archives for June 13th, 2013

Ford Fusion, Escape Have Record January 2013 Sales, Lincoln Slips 18.2 Percent

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Ford Motor Company reported a healthy 21.8-percent sales gain last month versus to January 2012, almost entirely on the back of the Ford brand. The Lincoln Motor Company, meanwhile, continued to disappoint and sold fewer overall units that Ford sold Fiestas. Winner: Ford Fusion (22,399 sales, up 64.5 percent) The Ford Fusion’s strongest January sales month on record helped make the sedan the second best-selling Ford, after the perennially successful F-Series pickup range (46,841 sales). It’s also ...

Feature Flick: Ford, Chevy Ex-Cop Cars Battle In The Desert

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The Ford-versus-Chevy debate will likely continue for as long as both companies exist, but the latest episode of Roadkill attempts to solve at least part of the argument. This week, Hot Rod editors David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan go off-road racing to find out which used cop car is best – the Ford Crown Victoria or Chevy Caprice. For the purposes of this episode, the Roadkill crew bought two examples of what they call the ...

Video Find: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST Gets Track Tested

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To say we’re excited to get our hands on the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST would be an understatement. The Fiesta ST’s big brother, the 2013 Focus ST, recently wowed us on the track against the Mazdaspeed3 and Subaru Impreza WRX Special Edition, earning it a first-place finish in our comparison test. To show off that the little ST has the same track chops as its big brother, Ford just released a video of the Fiesta ...

Corolla and Civic Beat Focus and Cruze in February 2013 Compact Sales

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The Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic have once again earned the top spots in compact-segment sales for the month of February 2013. The Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze performed strong, as well, placing third and fourth. With 24,999 units sold in February 2013, the Toyota Corolla beat every other compact entry in its class. What will happen if Toyota discontinues the Matrix — once called the Corolla Matrix and counted in the sedan’s sales totals ...

Honda CR-V Untouchable in 2012 Compact Crossover Sales, Ford Escape 20,000 Units Behind

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Things heated up between the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape a couple months ago, as the compact crossovers battled for year-to-date sales supremacy. Now that the dust has settled, we can see that the CR-V dominated the segment with 281,652 units sold. The Escape was about 20,000 units behind, but we’ll be interested in seeing how the new 2013 Toyota RAV4 shakes up the segment. Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Equinox was third best-selling CUV in 2012 with ...