Archives for July 4th, 2013

MT Poll: Which 2013 Detroit Auto Show Concept is Your Favorite?

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The 2013 North American International Auto Show has come and gone, leaving in its wake a trail of futuristic concept cars intended to stop show-goers in their tracks. Though this year’s Detroit show had far more production-ready concept cars than years past, there were still a few boldly styled concept cars at the show, as well. We’ve already shared with you our favorites, now we want to know yours. Acura MDX Prototype: This Acura MDX is ...

Ford Moving 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Production From Spain To Ohio

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Ford announced it will spend $200 million and create 200 jobs to build its 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline-four at an engine plant in Cleveland, Ohio. The engine is currently built in Valencia, Spain, and used in several Ford vehicles. Ford’s Cleveland plant was the first domestic factory to build the company’s EcoBoost — turbocharged and direct-injected — engine series. It currently assembles the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and the traditional 3.7-liter V-6 engines. But with Ford aiming to ...

On This Day In 1948: Original Ford F-1 Pickup Truck Launched

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Yesterday Ford looked to the future of its pickup truck line with the Atlas concept, but today the automaker is looking back to the start of the F-Series line. On this day in 1948, Ford revealed the F-1 pickup — the first of 32 million F-Series trucks sold over the past 65 years. On January 16, 1948, Ford revealed the F-1 and touted the new pickup range as the company’s first all-new post-war vehicles. The ...

Best Deals: Our Picks for This Month’s Top Incentives

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March is the month of luck, and who doesn’t want to get a great deal on a new car? We’ve gathered the top ten incentive offers for the month, showcasing different brands and vehicle styles, showing a little something for everyone on almost any budget. Keeping with the month’s trend, many of the vehicles listed have ‘green’ features, whether that’s recycled materials ...

Daimler, Ford and Nissan to collaborate on fuel cell tech

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Team efforts to bring hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to market have gone truly worldwide. An announcement today from Daimler, Ford, and Nissan reveals that the three companies are going to work together on a 'common fuel cell system' that should 'speed up availability' of H2 vehicles at lower costs. The target is 2017, which is two years later than fuel cell vehicles should be arriving from Toyota, Hyundai and, yes, Nissan. Still, the positive spin ...

2013 Ford F-150 FX4 Video Review

Ford’s F-150 has consistently been the best selling vehicle in the United States for many years now. With the 2013 F-150, Ford is looking to keep that streak alive with a range of improvements. Pickup trucks offer buyers a range of different body styles, engines, and trims to suit their needs. The F-150 is no different. For starters, the F-150 offers a single, double, or crew cab with truck beds of varying lengths. Next up is ...