Archives for June 15th, 2013

Spied! Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Caught Testing, Expected to be Unveiled at 2013 Geneva Motor Show

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Could the automotive equivalent to a unicorn finally be making a return to the United States? If these spy shots are any indication, the long-awaited (and consistently delayed) Alfa Romeo 4C coupe destined for our shores could actually become a reality before the year is out. As we learned yesterday, Chrysler’s revised product plan included an Alfa Romeo model, presumably the 4C ...

Video Find: Go Behind the Scenes of Gymkhana Five, Watch Ford’s Stop-Motion Tribute to Ken Block

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As of this morning, more than 36,000,000 people have watched Ken Block’s Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco. To celebrate, Block and company has released a behind-the-scenes look at how Gymkhana Five was made. Also hopping on the Gymkhana bandwagon is Ford, which has just released Snowkhana One – a holiday-themed tribute to Mr. Block and his famous videos. The extra Gymkhana Five footage gives us a good look at all the hard work that ...

2013 Ford Fusion Earns Five-Star Safety Score from NHTSA

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After being honored with a five-star overall safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2013 Ford Fusion has now become the first car in America to earn both that recognition and the new Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). And for an added bonus, NHTSA also included the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid on its five-star honor roll. As folks may recall, the NHTSA commendation requires top ...

Camry, Fusion, Accord, Malibu, Altima: Which is the best midsize sedan in America?

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What happens when five sleep-deprived, under-caffeinated automotive journalists of varying backgrounds spend a rainy day in and out of five of the best-selling midsize sedans in America? An unconventional but practical road test. That’s what. That’s right. We drove in and around Los Angeles in the 2013 Nissan Altima, 2012 Toyota Camry, 2013 Ford Fusion, 2013 Honda Accord, and 2013 Chevy Malibu to see ...

IIHS Picks Safest Cars in 2013; Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, and Acura TL Make the Cut

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced its safest cars for the 2013 model year. In all, the new Top Safety Pick+ was awarded to 13 different cars, with another 117 vehicles earning the title of Top Safety Pick. To earn a Top Safety Pick+ award, vehicles must earn a good or acceptable rating in the new overlap test while still ...

Ford scion invests in Masabi, makers of public transportation ticket app

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If you've ever wanted to joke about something that would make Henry Ford roll over in his grave, this could be the time. The automaker's founder's great-grandson appears to be staking some of his financial future on train tickets. In this case, Bill Ford, Jr. and his venture-capital firm Fontinalis Partners are leading a $2.8-million financing round for London-based Masabi, Giga Om says. Masabi is the developer of JustRide, a cloud-computing based app that lets smartphone ...