Archives for July 6th, 2013

Ford to Build 2.0-Liter EcoBoost in Ohio From 2014

image-346
Ford will invest $200 million and add 200 jobs to start production of its 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline-four at the company’s Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio. The four-cylinder is currently built in Valencia, Spain, but is used in several U.S.-market 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 ...

Ford Unveils Global Rallycross–Spec Fiesta ST Racer [2013 Chicago Auto Show]

image-19
Ford Racing and OlsbergsMSE will build Ford Fiesta ST race cars to compete in the 2013 Global Rallycross Championship driven by two-time GRC champion Tanner Foust and 2012 runner-up Brian Deegan. The Fiesta ST race car will debut at the 2013 Chicago auto show. In addition, Ken Block and his Hoonigan Racing Division also will compete with a Fiesta ST in GRC rounds plus the four X Games events that include Rallycross—the well-known games in Los ...

Spied: 2015 Ford F-150 Prototype May Have Five-Lug Wheels

image-331
The disguised pickup trucks caught by our spy shooter are most likely early development versions of the next-generation Ford F-150. The new truck will probably debut next year as a 2015 model. While it’s too early to draw any real conclusions about styling, it appears these prototypes retain the chrome Gillette-style front grille of today’s model. Our spy photographers suggest this could be a prototype of a Ford F-100, a sub-model designed to offer a smaller ...

Thread of the Day: Name an Upcoming Car You Hope Will Perform Well

image-293
With the auto show season well underway, many concept cars and future production models are on display. While futuristic concept cars often get our attention, the vehicles heading to showrooms make the biggest difference for automakers and enthusiasts. In light of all the upcoming production cars on the way this year, we want to know which new car you’re hoping will perform well. Motor Trend forum member MSIDUDE hopes the upcoming Cadillac ATS-V will be the ...