Posts Tagged ‘Ford’
Filed under: Ford, Fusion
Ford Fusion Energi Earns Five Stars from NHTSA
by admin on May 21st, 2013
Yesterday saw the announcement that the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi earned the top five star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in America. That comes five months after it was also named the Top Safety Pick+ from their Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid is now officially a very safe car and joins the Ford Fusion and Ford Fusion Hybrid in owning the five...
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Ford Changing Vehicle Launch Process to Improve Quality
by admin on May 8th, 2013
There are teething problems with just about every new product released, no matter what it is. The toughest, most rigorous testing in the world cannot for a second come close to what a real life user will put that product through and thatâ€™s where the problems begin. In the auto industry, we see recalls quite a lot. As vehicles get used, materials get worn and owners do unimaginable things to their cars, faults inevitably appear. Tha...
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Test Drive Ford Car Tech On Your Smart Phone
by admin on May 3rd, 2013
In an interesting marketing ploy, Ford Motor Company of Canada has made MyFord Touch available for smart phones. The idea is to help you in your buying decision by showing you how good the MyFord Touch system is and how to get to grips with it once you have made your decision. Itâ€™s an interesting move, one that is designed to both promote the system and help Ford owners get to grips with all the options that are available with it. ...
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New Ford Models Proving Exceptionally Popular
by admin on Apr 26th, 2013
The new 2013 Ford model range is proving very popular indeed if the automaking giantâ€™s pre-tax profits are anything to go by. Despite a very sluggish European market, Ford managed a $2.4 billion profit before tax and a first-quarter earnings of $1.6 billion, the highest since 2000. Decent sales of Ford models such as the Ford Fusion and Ford Escape have helped the automaker survive tough times abroad and post these North American-d...
Filed under: Concept, Ford
Beautiful Escort Exposed at Shanghai
by admin on Apr 22nd, 2013
With the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show under way, a whole host of automakers are displaying their wares in order to entice the huge Chinese market. All the big names are there, as well as plenty you have probably never heard of. While there is plenty of new car news to go round, the highlight as far as weâ€™re concerned is the news that a Ford Escort Concept is being shown. The Ford Escort was an icon. It was one of the best-selling car mo...
Filed under: Ford, Mustang
One Millionth Mustang for Flat Rock
by admin on Apr 19th, 2013
One of our favourite cars in the entire world, the Ford Mustang has met something of a milestone as the 1 millionth car rolled of the production line at its Flat Rock factory. Itâ€™s an immense achievement for a car, one with almost 50 years of history behind it. The first Ford Mustangs were manufactured in Dearborn before being moved to Flat Rock in 2004. Wednesday saw the 1 millionth for the Flat Rock facility, but somewhere around...
Filed under: F-150 SVT Raptor, Ford, Fusion
Three Pieces of Ford News
by admin on Apr 12th, 2013
There is no one big story to end the week here at Car Nation Canada, but three pieces of smaller news for Ford fans. The first concerns the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition, the second concerns the engine for the 2014 Ford Fusion and the third,Â a new concept scheduled for Auto Shanghai later this month. Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition We mentioned the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor a while ago, the awesome truck with huge amounts o...
Filed under: F-150, F-150 SVT Raptor, Ford, Mustang
Two Shelby Fords Wow at New York Auto Show
by admin on Mar 29th, 2013
Shelby showed two Ford models that got tongueâ€™s wagging and mouthâ€™s drooling in equal measure at this yearâ€™s New York Auto Show. The Shelby Raptor and the Shelby 1000. Both are awesome cars in their standard guise, thatâ€™s now multiplied hugely with the Shelby touch. Shelby Raptor The Shelby Raptor is something of a departure for Shelby. Itâ€™s a truck, itâ€™s huge and it is unlike anything they have created so far to date. Tak...
Filed under: Escape, Ford
2013 Ford Escape
by admin on Mar 18th, 2013
The new Ford Escape brings some much-needed European excitement to the crossover segment that is sure to see the new model sell very well indeed. It not only looks good, itâ€™s also built on a solid, reliable base that is sold as the Ford Kuga throughout Europe. Following on from other Ford models, Focus, Fiesta and Transit, the 2013 Ford Escape is a NA/Euro collaboration that not only lowers development and production costs, it also...
Filed under: Fiesta, Ford
2014 Ford Fiesta Refreshed and Repriced
by admin on Feb 28th, 2013
Ford have given the 2014 Ford Fiesta a makeover, made some improvements and increased the price. Controversial when other automakers are reducing theirs, but what do you get for your money? The subcompact is a best-seller in Europe with a decent market share. While popular over here, it has yet to grasp our imaginations like it has over the pond. Ford hopes these cosmetic changes and improvements will elevate the Fiesta in our minds....