Archives for June, 2013 - Page 17

2013 Ford Fusion Video Road Test & Review

2013 Ford Fusion Video Road Test & Review The 2013 Ford Fusion is a stylish all-new compact sedan from Ford complete with a series of EcoBoost engines capable of up to 36 MPG, and a Hybrid as well. Like the Ford C-Max, the 2013 Ford Fusion was designed from the ground up to use either combustion, electrons or a combination of the two for propulsion.  The new Fusion served as the perfect place for Ford to ...

2013 Ford Explorer Sport Video Walkaround

The last time Ford sold an Explorer Sport, it was a two-door model that could go into some rugged terrain. The new 2013 Explorer Sport is a departure from that. Sporting a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 from the Taurus SHO and blacked out look, the new Explorer Sport looks the business. We get a walkaround of the Explorer Sport from Bill Gubing, the Chief Engineer of the Explorer who explains why Ford decided to inject some ...

Ford will probably never offer two RS models at the same time

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Autocar has some sour news for fans of go-fast Ford products. According to Roelant de Waard, Ford's president of marketing in Europe, the automaker will probably never offer more than one RS performance model for sale at the same time. That statement runs contrary earlier rumblings that suggested Ford would launch its next-generation Focus RS in 2015 and follow the hatch with a spate of other vehicles with an RS badge. But de Waard has ...

Thread of the Day: What New Cars Have the Best Names?

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An evocative car name is sometimes nearly as important as the quality of the car itself. Take the Ford Mustang — the muscle car’s name was inspired by executive stylist John Najjar, recalling the P-51 Mustang fighter plane from World War II. Had the Mustang been given a different name, would it still have as strong of a following today? After yesterday’s Thread of the Day in which we picked new cars that should be ...

Todd Lassa: 2012 Year In Review

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Favorite Road/Favorite Photoshoot: My favorite road of 2012 isn’t a road. It is a track. At sunup one late September morning, I was standing on the front-straight of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Wes Allison set up his camera to shoot the Speedway museum’s freshly restored 1966 Ford GT Mark II for a Motor Trend Classic cover feature. An hour later, the IMS’s restorer gave taxi rides around the 2.5-mile oval to myself and ...

President Obama Calls for $2 Billion Allocated to Alternative Fuel Research

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It’s a little difficult to talk about new projects when your country is $17 trillion in debt, but President Barack Obama has asked Congress to set aside $2 billion for alternative fuel research. Extending his “All of the Above” strategy, today Obama said he wants the U.S. to use monies earned from royalties that oil companies pay to explore to help develop ...