Archives for July 13th, 2013

Who sold the most heavy-duty pickups in 2012? PickupTrucks.com investigates

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Domestic manufacturers enjoyed a good year for heavy-duty pickup sales in 2012. PickupTrucks.com has taken a close look at exactly how those sales broke down between each manufacturer and between three-quarter and one-ton pickups. Ford sold some 67,786 F-250 Super Duty models last year with the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD falling just behind at 56,359 units. The Ram 2500 HD came in third at 41,918, while the GMC Sierra 2500 HD earned itself fourth place ...

Focus on Incentives: Ford Focus EV Lease Offered with $10,750 Cash Back

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Potential electric car buyers now have another impossible-to-ignore EV deal in the form of the Ford Focus Electric. The EV hatchback is being offered in certain areas with $10,750 cash back on leased Focus Electrics, meaning that Nissan Leaf deals now have some serious competition. A 36-month lease on a 2013 Ford Focus Electric is set at $249 a month with $2138 due at signing (for those who qualify) in Southern California, and Nissan remains ...

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 and Glympse hook up to give Sync location-sharing technology

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Among the numerous apps that Ford has added to its Sync AppLink system is the location-sharing service Glympse. After The app is installed on a smartphone and the phone is paired with the AppLink interface either through Bluetooth or USB, a driver just presses the Sync button on the steering wheel and says, 'Send Glympse.' With that, the vehicle's location is sent to the other parties he has enabled in the app. Any 'Glympsers' can keep ...

Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid Earn Top Score in Crash Test

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Ford has a lot riding on its new Fusion sedan. The mid-size segment is a hotly contested market and Ford plans on making a huge impact. So far things are going well, with the new sedan winning our Car of the Year award, and now Ford has one more feather to add to its cap. The new Fusion and Fusion Hybrid have just been awarded a five-star overall rating in the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #322 LIVE!

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We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #322 tonight, and you can drop us your questions and comments regarding the rest of the week's news via our Q&A module below. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern tonight. Discussion Topics for Autoblog Podcast Episode #322 2014 Jeep Cherokee Tesla predicts a ...