Monthly Archives: April 2011

Ford brings hybrid technology in-house

by Automotive News DETROIT–Ford Motor says consumers like hybrid vehicles but not the hefty sticker price that most hybrids carry. That’s a major change. Before, it says, consumers doubted the performance and reliability of hybrids. “When we first launched a … Continue reading

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2011 Ford Edge earns institute’s top safety marks

From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20110428/AUTO01/104280348/2011-Ford-Edge-earns-institute’s-top-safety-marks#ixzz1KpErOVqs Ford Motor Co.’s 2011 Edge earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for models built after February. To earn a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must receive a rating … Continue reading

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Road Test Review: 2011 Ford F-150 FX2 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6

Watching Ford torture-test its all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 in the lab, on the job and in the Baja 1000, we get it. This six appears to be as tough and capable as an eight, but durability and power are only … Continue reading

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Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX Named IIHS “Top Safety Pick”

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced yesterday that the Ford Edge and the Lincoln MKX earned IIHS “Top Safety Pick” status. The MKX and Edge join other midsize SUVs, like the Toyota Highlander and Jeep Grand Cherokee that are … Continue reading

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Explorer improves on fuel economy

By LARRY PRINTZ The Virginian-Pilot Publication: The Day Look. Now look again. You can be forgiven if you momentarily mistook the 2011 Ford Explorer for a Land Rover. Many onlookers during my weeklong test drive made the same mistake. You … Continue reading

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Ford’s flagship sedan in line for upgrades

The flagship full-size sedan for Ford Motor Co. is getting a makeover. Ford unveiled its 2013 Ford Taurus and Taurus SHO on Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show. The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker said the Chicago-built car will sport … Continue reading

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Ford: Expect Electric Cars To Account For 10%-25% Of Sales By 2020

SHANGHAI -(Dow Jones)- Ford Motor Co. (F) aims for electric cars to account for 10%-25% of its cars sales by 2020, up from just 1% at the moment, Nancy Gioia, director of Global Electrification at the U.S. car maker, said … Continue reading

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