Archives for October 14th, 2013

Chevrolet Camaro Leads March Sports Car Sales

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The Chevrolet Camaro is again the best-selling sports car in the U.S., edging out its crosstown pony car rivals at Ford and Dodge for first place. Together, the three American muscle cars lead the sub-$100,000 sports car segment, besting vehicles like the Scion FR-S and Nissan 370Z. Even though an updated model is just around the corner, the Chevrolet Camaro still leads the segment by a decent margin with 8102 sold last month, bringing its year-to-date ...

Inside The 2013 Ford Focus ST

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It’s frustrating that many people in the USA continue to see the Ford Focus as a cheap, basic economy car. Maybe it’s a hangover from the small-car hatchback stereotype. Maybe it’s that Ford only recently begun to improve its image here. Given the features and available options inside the newest Focus, it’s anything but an economy car. The Focus ST can be had with items that were only found on luxury cars not long ago. ...

Top 10 March Sales Surprises: Big (and Small) Sales From Unexpected Places

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It’s easy to snooze through new car sales each month with a few inevitabilities, right? The Ford F-Series will always be the best-selling pickup. The Toyota Camry will always be the best-selling midsizer, unless the Accord trades spots with it like it does so often. Except that neither the Accord nor the Camry won the sales race this month. The Ford’s another story. March ...

Ford plug-in hybrid drivers recharge more often than EV users

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In a sort of 'man bites dog' development for the green-car set, Ford plug-in hybrid drivers are hooking themselves up to charging stations at a greater frequency than drivers of the automaker's pure battery-electric Focus, Green Car Reports says, citing a presentation Ford's Mike Tinskey made in oh-so-green Portland, Oregon. Using Ford's MyFord Mobile smartphone app that tracks driving habits, Ford has found that about 60 percent of miles driven in Ford's Fusion and C-Max Energi ...

Ford Launches New 1.5-Liter EcoBoost Engine

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A new 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine is joining the lineup of of Ford’s fuel-efficient powertrains. This engine is a key entry for Ford as the automaker tries to meet global demand for its four-cylinder EcoBoost engines. Thanks to this new engine, Ford can build 1.5 million EcoBoost engines annually, and by the end of the year, six plants in Europe, Asia, and North ...