Archives for August 23rd, 2013

Feature Flick: Tanner Foust Drifts a Ford Mustang

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We never tire of watching a Ford Mustang burn off its rear tires, and this new video featuring Tanner Foust indulges that insatiable craving. In the video, Foust slides a Mustang GT for the camera before touring Recaro’s performance seat factory. After a few sideways laps around a race track, Foust discusses the importance of having a good seat in your performance car, explaining that a proper-fitting seat will allow you to get the most feedback. ...

Ford Takes Autobytel’s 2013 Sedan, Alternative Fuel, and Car of the Year Awards

Ford walked away with three Autobytel awards for 2013. First was the new Ford C-Max Hybrid taking home the 2013 Autobytel Alternative Fuel Car of the Year award. The editorial staff praised the C-Max Hybrid’s 47 MPG in city, highway, and combined cycles, amount of space, and very unique styling. Second was the new Ford Fusion midsize sedan which took home both the 2013 Autobytel Sedan of the Year and Autobytel Car of the Year. ...

Ford of India in hot water for Figo celebrity bondage ads

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Apparently sensibilities in India, at least in the case of some Ford marketing partners, are downright lascivious at times. Case in point are a new series of print ads, presumably touting the vast cargo capacity of the Ford Figo hatchback, that involve more than a whiff of T&A, S&M and other sexy abbreviations. In all seriousness, the advertising campaign is taking some major heat in the Indian press for being outrageously sexist. All three images – ...

May 2013 Sales: Everyone Gets a Gold Sticker Edition

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In the month of May, there was no silver bullet to finding sales success. Not one segment dominated, as automakers saw their sales soar–many to record heights–amid what was a very giving month. Cadillac saw its highest amount of growth since the 1970s, with the ATS, SRX, and new XTS all contributing to the cause. Subaru built upon its best month ever in ...

2013 Ford Explorer Sport

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When one speaks of sporty and fun-to-drive utility vehicles, few would put the Ford Explorer in the same category as the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, BMW X5 or Porsche Cayenne. Yet, with just a few reservations, I'd toss the new-for-2013 Ford Explorer Sport close to that arena for consideration. As a recap, the sportiest of Explorers is fitted with Ford's twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6, making 365 horsepower and 350 pound feet of torque. Acceleration is brisk ...