Archives for August 5th, 2013

Ford Focus is World’s Top-Selling Car

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Tip your hat to the Ford Focus: the sedan/hatchback nameplate sold an impressive 1.02 million units last year, making it the world’s most popular single model of car. The information comes courtesy of Polk, which recently finished its survey of world new-car registration data. When all was said and done, Polk says that Ford scored three of the top spots with the Ford Focus, Fiesta, and F-Series. The success of the Ford Focus is an international one, ...

Ford recalling select Taurus, Explorer and Lincoln MKS models over fuel tanks

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Ford is recalling certain 2012 Taurus, 2013 Explorer and 2012 Lincoln MKS models over fuel tank concerns. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicles built between July 19, 2011 and March 15, 2012 may have been built with fuel tanks that have a 'marginally sealed seam' on the side. Those seams may not provide the strength necessary to protect the tank from rupture during a collision. They may also leak. The recall covers ...

Ford’s Flat Rock Facility Births Its Millionth Mustang [Mustang Mega Gallery]

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Exactly 49 years after being publicly introduced as the Mustang at the 1964 World's Fair in New York, the one-millionth Mustang to be produced in Ford’s Flat Rock, Michigan, facility rolled off the assembly line. A ruby-red 2014 Mustang convertible observed the ceremonial honors, fittingly piloted by Ed Salna, 27-year plant veteran, and Raj Nair, Ford's vice president for global product development. The event also marks the 50th year of continuous Mustang production, which moved ...

Video: Talking Ford Trucks With Ford’s Truck Boss

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Doug Scott, Ford Truck’s marketing chief, is the special guest on the latest episode of WOT, which also features Motor Trend hosts Ed Loh, Allyson Harwood, Jonny Lieberman, and Four Wheeler editor-in-chief John Cappa. Topic of discussion? The Ford Atlas concept truck and the current state of the F-Series pickup truck. The F-Series has been America’s best-selling vehicle for more than 36 years and Scott has been a part of that success for 35 years. The ...

2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Looks to Retain Rear-Hinged Back Doors, Likely to Open Wider

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Wondering how the 2015 Ford F-150 will be different from the current-generation truck? Look to its rear doors. Speaking in front of a small audience of industry analysts and journalists this week, Ford trucks marketing manager Doug Scott revealed a few hints of what to expect on the next-generation Ford F-150 full-size pickup. He said Ford looked at how customers used their SuperCab ...

Cross-Cultural Custom: 1928 Ford Model A Pickup Powered By A BMW V-8

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If you follow the hod-rodding scene with any regularity, you’re well aware of the basic formula for a street rod. A ’32-’34 Ford body with some variation of a Chevrolet small-block V-8 (usually around 350 cubic inches) between the front wheels. While the combination of a Ford body and Chevy engine is a proven and time-honored formula, for some, it’s just too common and formulaic. Mike Burroughs is one of those people. But Burroughs had enough ...

Ford EcoBoost Voted International Engine Of The Year

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Ford won the International Engine of the Year Award for the second year running. The tiny Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder took top honors this year and in 2012. The awards are chosen by 87 judges from 35 different countries. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost is turbocharged and has direct fuel injection. Its footprint is only the same size as a sheet of paper, and the engine is light and compact enough that its block can be transported on ...

Spied! Future Ford C-Max Out Testing

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Is Ford already preparing the C-Max for a refresh? A spy photographer recently caught a C-Max test mule hiding an Aston Martin-like nose and testing in the snow of Sweden. From the looks of this early prototype, Ford may only have minor updates in store for the C-Max, which just landed on our shores last year, and has only been on sale in Europe since 2011. Based on this mule, the main change we should expect ...

Ford F-150 EcoBoost in NHTSA probe for acceleration issue

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According to Automotive News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching a probe into 400,000 Ford F-150 models over possible acceleration problems. According to the article, NHTSA has received 95 reports 'alleging incidents of reduced engine power during hard accelerations' on 2011 to 2013 F-150 models equipped with the company's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. Automotive News reports that Ford has issued three technical service bulletins 'related to intermittent stumble/misfire on acceleration from highway cruise in ...