Archives for July 24th, 2013

Forza Horizon announces January Recaro Car Pack with LFA Nürburgring Edition

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Another month, another car pack for Forza Horizon. This time it's the Recaro Car Pack featuring a motley gang of cars and trucks: the 1983 GMC Vandura G-1500, 1995 Ford Mustang Cobra R, 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV, 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR, 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition and 2012 Lotus Exige S. It'll be up for download on Xbox Live on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 for 400 MS Points. As usual, if you have the Forza Horizon Season ...

2013 Ford Mustang Performs J-Turns and Rockfords on First Episode of J-Turn

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It’s the second season of Motor Trend’s YouTube channel and a new show, The J-Turn, debuts with host Jessi Lang. The first episode is all about the stunt from which the show is named, and she gets some help from a 2013 Ford Mustang, a Dodge Challenger, and Roadkill host David Freiburger. Freiburger starts the episode by distinguishing J-Turns from Rockfords, two commonly mixed-up maneuvers. He uses a toy 1969 Chevy Camaro for his demonstration ...

Ward’s Auto Reveals 10 Best Engines for 2013 – Did Your Favorite Make the Cut?

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BMW, Honda, and Ford are the big winners of the Ward’s Auto list of the 10 Best Engines for 2013. Once again, four-cylinder engines comprise half the list, six-cylinder engines take four places, and one V-8 engine survives to earn recognition, as well. Ward’s isn’t forgetting about hybrids and electric vehicles — though 11 were evaluated, none made the cut. On the 2011 list, the powertrain of the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt made the list, ...

Ford to add more than 2,000 jobs in Kansas City

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Continued high demand for the Ford F-150, along with the addition of the all-new Transit series of commercial vehicles, has led Ford to announce that it will add over 2,000 jobs at its Kansas City Assembly Plant. At the time of the announcement, the plant boasts 2,450 hourly employees working on two shifts. All told, Ford will invest $1.1 billion in the Kansas City plant to expand truck production and begin producing the Transit series. According ...

Ford Considers Challenges of New (Actually Compact) F-100/Ranger Pickup Truck

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When Ford ended production of the Ranger in December 2011, America lost its last truly compact pickup—an anachronism, untouched by the decade-long trend of ballooning trucks. While the Toyota Tacoma, the Chevy Colorado, and the Nissan Frontier grew in mass and capability, the overall size of the compact-truck segment shriveled. But Ford thinks it may have the situation figured out—or, at least, untangled. 'The overlap with full-size trucks in size, price, and fuel economy made no ...

2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Video Road Test & Review

2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Video Road Test & Review The Ford C-MAX is a plus sized people mover that has been hitting the streets of Europe for quite some time now and the Blue Oval believes that the all new for the Unite States 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid is just what they need to take on the legions of Prius people that are flying the gas/electric flag.  The C-MAX Hybrid is available in a $25,200 SE ...