Archives for October 16th, 2013

Pickup prices rising at 2x industry average

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We've said it before, but bears repeating: Pickup trucks are the financial engines of America's automakers. Good thing, then, that the segment is in rude health – in fact, Automotive News is suggesting that pickup truck sales are arguably healthier than they were pre-recession, even though the segment's volume is still significantly down from where it was before the bottom fell out of the US economy. That's because per-unit profits on full-size trucks are skyrocketing, ...

Spied! 2015 Ford Mustang Finally Emerges in Full Camouflage Regalia

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We know an all-new Ford Mustang is coming for 2015, but so far it’s been hush-hush on actually seeing it. Not long ago, a 2015 Ford Mustang prototype wearing the body of the current-generation pony car was seen, albeit its nose was clad in layers of black vinyl to protect it from prying eyes. Now, we have our first look at the all-new ...

Recall Alert: Ford F-150 EcoBoost Engine Under Investigation for Losing Power During Acceleration

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If you own a 2011 or later Ford F-150 that’s equipped with an EcoBoost engine, listen up. The U.S. government has opened up an investigation into F-150s that rely on the EcoBoost V-6 engine for motivation, as some have been reported to lose power while accelerating. In all, the government’s investigation covers around 400,000 F-150 models made from 2011 to 2013. The National ...

Ford offering app developers $50k reward for achieving better fuel economy

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Ford may be the first to open up both its hardware and software platforms to outsiders. Ford Motor Co., stung in recent months over complaints that some of its hybrids are achieving fuel economy well below the advertised miles-per-gallon, said today it is opening up its vehicle architecture to both hardware and software developers to help the company create vehicles with better mileage and to help consumers better manage their driving habits. 'We have found that there ...

Ford Announces The EcoBoost Challenge

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Ford is doing a thirteen city tour called the EcoBoost Challenge which will allow consumers to drive Ford products such as the Escape, Fusion, and the upcoming Fiesta ST. The tour will include events like the ST Performance Academy, a hyper-mile challenge for Ford hybrid vehicles and head-to-head competitive drives on a challenge course. “Ford is delivering on its promise to give fuel-efficiency-minded customers the power of choice, by offering a lineup that includes five electrified ...