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Redesigned Ford Edge Crossover Shown by Accident in Corporate Presentation

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With the debut of the 2013 Ford Fusion last year, we knew that the next-generation Ford Edge crossover — which is based on the Fusion — couldn’t be far behind. Now, we have our first look at the more fashionable 2015 Ford Edge, thanks to Ford’s own presentation. There’s a fair bit to chew over in this presentation, which was apparently given to analysts at Deutsche Bank, but the second-generation Ford Edge caught our eyes. Like ...

Happy Birthday! Ford Explorer Turns 23 Today

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Introduced on March 15, 1990 as a 1991 model, the Ford Explorer turns 23 today, and it’s a pretty big deal. While it certainly wasn’t the first SUV on the market, the Explorer stands out because it was one of the first and most successful to undergo the transformation from truck roots to a versatile family vehicle. Consumers bit on the idea, and the Explorer became a sales superstar. As the Ford Explorer turns 23 ...

Jan. Compact Crossover Sales: Ford Escape Starts Strong, Equinox Closes In on CR-V

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The Ford Escape may have finished below the Honda CR-V in 2012, but it’s a new year, and the Blue Oval -badged crossover has started off strong. In January 2013, the 2013 Escape sold more than 2000 units above the Honda CR-V. Not only does the CR-V (17,809 units) have the Escape to worry about, but also the Chevrolet Equinox, which was behind the Honda by only 600 units, with 17,223 examples sold. The Toyota RAV4 ...

Report: Mitsubishi Buyers Have Lowest Credit Scores of All Brands

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There are few things that can kill a car deal quicker than a credit score. The salesman can spend hours on an excellent test drive, building customer rapport, and negotiating a fair deal, but when the finance department discovers a poor credit score the deal can go sideways faster than a Motor Trend road test editor behind the wheel of a Toyobaru. Now, a recent report from Experian Automotive shows which brands’ customers have the ...

Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles in February 2013

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After an explosive end to 2012, the Ford F-Series continues its reign as the bestselling vehicle line (F-Series includes F-150 and Super Duty models) vehicle in the U.S. and is the only vehicle to surpass 100,000 units by the end of February, with 101,330 units sold so far this year and 54,487 units sold in February. The Chevrolet Silverado has picked up steam to pass the Toyota Camry in February and year-to-date sales, for a ...