Archives for August 24th, 2013

2013 Ford Fusion Offers Some Relief For Allergy Suffers

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Consider this for a moment: according to WebMD, more than half of all Americans test positive to one or more allergens. Ford is working on trying to make their vehicles more bearable for those with allergies, starting with the new 2013 Fusion. The new Fusion features materials and components that were tested for materials such as natural latex and nickel to make sure there was either none or a miniscule amount of the material to ...

2014 Ford Fiesta ST Rated for 26/35 MPG

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Ford released estimated fuel economy figures for the 2014 Fiesta ST. The subcompact hot hatch achieves 26/35 mpg city/highway, along with a combined figure of 29 mpg. The new fuel economy ratings put the Fiesta ST roughly mid-pack among its competition, the Mini Cooper S, Fiat 500 Abarth, and Chevrolet Sonic RS. Buyers looking for more frugal fun may do better to head over to a Fiat showroom, since the 500 Abarth achieves a combined score ...

Next SVT Mustang may axe Shelby name, go naturally aspirated

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Following our first glimpse at the 2015 Ford Mustang out on the road, the fine folks at Road and Track have divulged some details on what the Blue Oval's next pony might have in store. We've already seen that the car will get some very sleek, Evos-inspired design cues, and an independent rear suspension is indeed in store. These new details, however, concern the muscle car's beating heart. For starters, the base Ford coupe is expected ...

Ford, GM to collaborate on 9- and 10-speed transmissions

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Back in October, there were reports that General Motors and Ford Motor Company were hard at work co-developing new nine- and ten-speed automatic transmissions, and now both automakers have confirmed this joint operation. While there are no specific vehicles mentioned to receive either transmission, a collaborative press release issued by GM and Ford mention that the transmission will be designed for front- and rear-wheel-drive cars, crossovers, trucks and SUVs. These aren't the first powertrain components developed ...