Archives for June 23rd, 2013

Toyota Camry Still on Top; Accord, Fusion, Altima Battle for Second Place

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Despite fewer sales last month compared to the previous year, the Toyota Camry continues its midsize sales dominance in February with 31,270 units sold. Sales of the second place Honda Accord are up significantly from last year, closing the gap a bit, with 27,999 units sold in February. Year-to-date totals place the Camry just over 11,000 units ahead of the Accord. The Accord’s second-place finish is hard fought with just 274 units separating the second ...

Ford Earned $1.6 Billion In Fourth Quarter 2012, Bringing Full-Year Profit To $5.7 Billion

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Ford Motor Company announced today that it finished 2012 on an extremely high note. The company finished the fourth quarter of the year with net income of $1.6 billion, up from $1.03 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011. Moreover, that boosted Ford’s full-year net income to $5.7 billion — up from $5.66 billion in 2011. Ford attributes the success to continuing strong sales in North America; last the company’s U.S. sales rose 4.7 percent ...

They Call It TrackSTer: Ken Block–inspired, 350-hp Ford Focus ST [2013 Chicago Auto Show]

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Most prominent among the exterior bits are fender flares derived from those used on the Chinese Touring Car Championship Focus. At the back is a Focus RS wing, while the rear extractor is a modified RS piece. The front splitter, ducts, and grille modifications are by fifteen52. Inside, it's no surprise to find Recaro seats, a Sparco steering wheel, and a four-point harness. Comparison Test: 2013 Ford Focus ST vs. 2012 Volkswagen GTI 2013 10Best Cars First Drive: ...

Early, Original 1967 Shelby GT500 Up for Auction, Has Less Than 10,000 Miles

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Barrett-Jackson will be honoring automotive legend Carroll Shelby on January 19 when several vintage Shelby cars will be put up for auction. The one expected to turn most heads is a rare 1967 Shelby GT500. The car is one of the first GT500′s ever produced by Shelby American, and everything is original: its Nightmist Blue exterior paint color, black interior, 428 Police Interceptor engine, dual four-barrel carburetor, wheels, tires, and drivetrain.  It may also be ...