Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Ford Fusion Will Warn Drivers Who Drift

http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/29/new-ford-fusion-will-warn-drivers-who-drift/ By PAUL STENQUIST Ford Motor Company offered on Thursday a taste of some advanced technology that will be featured in the all-new Fusion, which is scheduled to be introduced at the Detroit auto show in January. The technical tidbit … Continue reading

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Topless 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Coming To Detroit: Report

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1071125_topless-2013-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-coming-to-detroit-report By Kurt Ernst Kurt Ernst Ford pulled the wraps off its 2013 Shelby GT500 coupe at November’s Los Angeles Auto Show, and the big news was that the uber-Mustang would pack a 650 horsepower V-8 beneath its hood. That’s … Continue reading

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Ford Introduces Gas-Free Focus Electric with 100+ MPGe Expected; Nearly a Third of Lineup Now Offers 40-mpg Model

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/12/13/4121175/ford-introduces-gas-free-focus.html By Ford Motor Company WAYNE, Mich., Dec. 14, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ — Ford introduces gasoline-free 2012 Focus Electric, expected to be the first five-passenger electric vehicle with a 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) Nearly one-third of Ford’s vehicle … Continue reading

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Ford’s F-150 EcoBoost Reaches A BIG Milestone

http://www.autospies.com/news/Ford-s-F-150-EcoBoost-Reaches-A-BIG-Milestone-68369/ Though I am not a truck kind of guy, I have to say that I can spot when a significant hurdle has been reached. Since around February Ford has offered the F-150 pickup with the EcoBoost, 3.5-liter turbocharged V6. … Continue reading

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Inflatable belts on Ford Explorer are big safety sellers

http://articles.sfgate.com/2011-12-14/autos/30519191_1_seat-belts-inflatable-belts-rear-seat By Herb Shuldiner Some 40 percent of new Ford Explorer buyers are ponying up an extra $200 for inflatable rear seat belts. That has encouraged Ford to expand availability of inflatable seat belts to the 2012 Flex. Later Ford … Continue reading

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IntelliChoice Honors Ford and Audi As 2011 Technology Leaders

http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2011/12/21/019005-intellichoice-honors-ford-and-audi-as-2011-technology-leaders.html Audi and Ford Lead the Premium and Popular Categories, Respectively Campbell, Calif. (December 21, 2011) – IntelliChoice, the market leader in automotive ownership cost and practical car purchasing advice, today announced the results of the 2011 IntelliChoice Technology Review. … Continue reading

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After nearly 3 decades, Ranger waves the white flag

http://www.autonews.com/article/20111215/BLOG06/111219908/1499 RICK KRANZ Production of Ford’s little workhorse is coming to an end. The Ranger pickup, a popular U.S. compact truck for decades, will end production Friday morning. The pickup debuted in 1982. At times, it was the top-selling U.S. … Continue reading

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