Archives for June 19th, 2013

2014 Ford Fiesta ST Starts at $22,195, Base Fiesta at $14,795

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Pricing for the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST has been announced. It’ll cost interested buyers $22,195 to get into the new pint-sized hot hatch when it goes on sale later this year. For those looking for something a little less sporty, Ford has also announced that the base 2014 Fiesta will start at just under $15,000. The 2014 Fiesta ST’s base price is slightly less than its Focus ST big brother, which is listed at $24,495 ...

Goes Like Hell: 2013 Ford Shelby Focus ST Debuts in Detroit

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Those familiar with Carroll Shelby’s full body of work know that V-8-powered cars weren’t the only vehicles he was able to tune. Now, Shelby American has unveiled its latest car, and – believe it or not – it’s not a Mustang (though the specialty car builder did unveil a Mustang at the same time). Instead, Shelby unveiled the 2013 Ford Shelby Focus ST – a modern-day take on the original turbocharged Shelby hot hatch, the ...

Ford gets ready for 900 EV-certified dealers by this spring

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About one in three US Ford dealers will be certified to sell plug-in vehicles by this spring, as the automaker gets ready to increase sales of its Focus Electric vehicle and C-Max and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrids, Automotive News reports, citing the company. Ford, which had 200 plug-in certified dealers in November, will expand that number to about 900 within the next couple of months. By then, Ford expects to be selling the Fusion Energi, which ...

Toyota Camry Again Claims Midsize Sedan Throne in 2012

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With 404,886 units sold, the Toyota Camry is the best-selling midsize sedan of 2012. Given that the model always placed at the top of the sales charts throughout the year, this shouldn’t be surprising. Second place goes to the Honda Accord, which sold 331,872 units – still impressive despite lagging behind Camry by 73,014 units. In third place at 302,934 units sold was the Nissan Altima, a new model of which was introduced mid-year. The ...

Ford brings FPV Falcon production in house [w/video]

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For the first time since 1976, Ford of Australia is bringing the assembly of its stonking Ford Performance Vehicle line back in-house to the company's Broadmeadows and Geelong facilities. That's a point of pride for FPV, which builds high-performance versions of the Australian Falcon model like the F6, GS and the heroic GT seen here. In the video below, we hear FPV employees talking in hushed tones about the important legacy that cars like the GT ...

UK auto magazine says this is the best car commercial of all time [w/videos]

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There have been many great car commercials over the years, but is it possible to define the best? Well, Ad Week recently took a crack at it by rating the top commercials of the year by looking at their view counts on YouTube, but Auto Express took a more democratic approach by putting the decision to a vote. Just after Thanksgiving, Auto Express came up with a list of the 20 popular commercials, and it ...

Our Kind of Hybrid: Building the Ford Mach 40

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One car that stood out at the 2012 SEMA show was a hybridized Ford Mustang and GT, dubbed the Ford Mach 40. Our sister publication Hot Rod recently caught up with the car’s owner to get the down-low on the one-off stunner pictured here. The Mach 40 was originally the brainchild of Terry Lipscomb, who wanted to know how a 1969 Ford Mustang fastback would look if it were combined with the legendary Le Mans ...

Vintage Ads: 1964-1967 Ford Mustang – Pick Your Favorite

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There was a time when car advertisements touted cars as a way for men to get women, or for a young secretary to impress her co-workers. Nowadays car ads are all the same – they toss around buzz words like “40 mpg,” “innovation,” and “technology.” Simply put, they’re boring, and that’s a shame. With that in mind, we’re starting up a new semi-regular feature dubbed “Vintage Ads, and this week we’re featuring four selected 1964-1967 ...

Ford Posts Billions in Earnings; Here Are Five Cars That Got It There

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Ford released its fourth quarter and annual earnings today and the amounts are the highest in more than a decade: full-year pre-tax profit of $8 billion, and net income of $5.7 billion. Ford generated $1 billion of positive automotive operating-related cash flow in the fourth quarter, which is its eleventh consecutive quarter of positive performance. “The Ford team delivered strong results once ...

Ford tops 2 million US sales in 2012

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Ford won't be snagging the best-selling-car title away from Toyota just yet, but in addition to what should be another runaway best-selling-truck title, it can also boast being the top-selling brand in the US last year. While year-end sales totals aren't even in yet, Ford has already confirmed that it hit a big milestone by selling more than two million sales in the US for the year. Following the November numbers that were up 5.4 percent ...