Archives for August 27th, 2013

Ford Mustang To Play The Hero Car In The Upcoming Need For Speed Movie

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Chalk another film role up for the Ford Mustang. Ford, DreamWorks, and Electronic Arts announced that the Mustang will play the hero car role in the upcoming Need For Speed movie, coming to a theater near you next February. The Mustang for the movie is a one of a kind vehicle with a supercharged V8 engine, widebody kit, larger air intakes twin hood scoops, and twenty-two inch wheels. This comes as part of a partnership made ...

2014 Ford Fusion’s 1.5-Liter EcoBoost Four Detailed: Less Displacement, Same Horsepower as the 1.6

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Ford recently made the surprising, yet easily explained move to add a second mid-level turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine to the 2014 Fusion sedan's engine lineup. The company has revealed the new 1.5-liter engine's specifications, and as promised, it offers nearly identical output to the other mid-level turbo engine, the 1.6-liter EcoBoost. For an explanation as to why Ford decided to further crowd the Fusion‘s already-crowded engine order sheet, the answer is twofold: One, Ford is looking ...

Honda CR-V Falls Behind Ford Escape in May CUV Sales

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The Ford Escape and Honda CR-V have been neck-and-neck each month in compact crossover sales, and while April belonged to the CR-V, May went to the Escape with 29,123 units sold versus the Honda’s 27,298 sales. In third, once again, was the Chevrolet Equinox, which sold 22,918 units. Coming up short by less than 2200 units for a total of 20,780, the Toyota RAV4 crept up on the Equinox. Meanwhile, the fifth-place Nissan Rogue (17,333 units) ...

Classic SUVs next big thing for car collectors

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Hagerty Insurance seems to think vintage SUVs are going to be the next big trend in car collecting. The agency has already seen prices begin to tick upward at auction, with the number of classic SUVs insured by the company growing some 65 percent since 2008. That's about twice the pace of the overall market. All told, Toyota Land Cruisers have seen the largest jump with a swell of 202 percent, though 1970s and 1980s ...