Monthly Archives: June 2011

Forward with Ford 2011: Designing the modern car

by John Scott Lewinsk   DEARBORN, Mich.–The car design game has come a long way since the pad and paper Lee Iacocca and his team used to design the first Mustang in 1964. To show the high-tech tools that give … Continue reading

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Drivetime Ride: Ford Fusion will save you mightily at the pump

2011 FORD FUSION HYBRID Somebody with a lead foot had the Fusion before I did because the fuel consumption readout was way worse than promised for the hybrid sedan. However, with some careful driving over the week I shaved it … Continue reading

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Quick Drive: 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The role in the world for the Fusion Hybrid seems to be as the slightly better handling alternative to Toyota’s Prius. What one gives up to drive the Fusion versus the Prius— hatchback functionality, some fuel economy, and Toyota residual … Continue reading

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Ford’s Fields Says Automaker Is ‘Back on Track’ on Quality

By Keith Naughton and Joshua Armstrong Ford Motor Co. (F), the second-largest U.S. automaker, said it’s “back on track” in improving the quality of its vehicles and that performance in North America will be mixed for the year. The automaker … Continue reading

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Ford to Offer Inflatable Seat Belts in More Cars

By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer DEARBORN, Mich. June 22, 2011 (AP) Ford Motor Co. will offer inflatable rear seat belts in more of its vehicles starting next summer. Ford was the first in the industry to offer the belts, … Continue reading

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Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Updating Smartphone Apps

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has decided to expand its on-board smartphone applications for its 2012 models. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Updating Smartphone Apps Speaking at a safety and technology show, the auto-giant Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) said that it is … Continue reading

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Ford Explorer Among Edmunds.com’s Best Bets on Used Cars

Just the Facts: Edmunds.com is out with its “best bets on used cars” list. Among the 15 recommendations: the 2004-’09 Hyundai Elantra and 2004-’09 Ford Explorer. Ford, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota are the standouts on the list, with each contributing … Continue reading

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