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Dave Pericak leaves Ford Performance

Dave Pericak, current boss of Ford Performance, is leaving his position for Ford's manufacturing division, where he'll lead the engineering of the automaker's unibody cars. Autosport reports that Pericak will leave Performance on December 1st and his roles will be filled by Mark Rushbrook on the motorsports side, and Hermann Salenbauch on the road car side. Pericak has

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Ford, News by Brand|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Jay Leno samples 1951 Ford Coupe

A 1951 Ford is a pretty regular vehicle. For this particular model year, the Blue Oval filled its model lineup with a Tudor Sedan, the Victoria hardtop, a Country Squire wagon, and the Crestliner sport sedan. Engine choices fell between a 3.7-liter inline-6 and a 3.9-liter flathead V-8. These were modest cars for modest times.

By | October 4th, 2017|Categories: Ford, News by Brand|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Ford Fiesta 1.0LE in the U.S.

The ST is definitely our favorite version of the Ford Fiesta, but it’s far from the only one that’s fun to drive. In fact, the Fiesta with the smallest engine Ford puts in a car ended up being an absolute blast. Its tiny 1.0-liter turbocharged I-3 only makes 123 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque, but it’s remarkably refined and a

By | September 30th, 2017|Categories: Ford, News by Brand|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Ford Fiesta ST will not come to America

When Ford finally revealed the new-generation Fiesta ST back in February, we were ecstatic. Well, I was ecstatic, because I owned a Fiesta ST and loved it to death. According to this latest report, it seems the new generation Fiesta ST—and any other version of the new Fiesta, for that matter—will not be coming to America. It's a dark

By | September 15th, 2017|Categories: Ford, News by Brand|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Only Australia is getting Ford Ranger Raptor

Australia has all the luck. Not only did they keep El Camino-style runabouts for decades after us in the U.S., now they get a Raptor version of the midsize Ford Ranger pickup, to boot. We know nothing about this car except that Ford confirmed it IS building it for the Asia-Pacific market. And we also know that we in

By | September 8th, 2017|Categories: Ford, News by Brand|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

100th birthday of the Ford pickup truck

According to Ford, its first official pickup rolled out of a Highland Park, Michigan, assembly plant on July 27, 1917. Aimed at farmers, the truck was ready to be used and abused by the people Henry Ford grew up around. Over the next 100 years, the truck transformed from a farm implement and industry tool to

By | July 28th, 2017|Categories: Ford, News by Brand|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Would Ford by Lucid Motors?

Chinese-backed, California-based startup Lucid Motors promises a lot, but it needs a lot of money to get its first vehicle, the Air sedan, into production. Bloomberg says that Lucid will raise more money with the help of Morgan Stanley, and that it's held takeover talks with Ford executives. Ford isn't looking to purchase Lucid now, but it hasn't

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Ford, News by Brand|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Spy shots of 2019 Ford Focus

The next-generation Ford Focus's prototype for is back. Newest photos showed a test mule but the newest testers are wearing the body of the production model due out in 2018. The vehicle should be available as 2019 model. There are also photos of the interior which seems to be very different to the inside of the current

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Ford, News by Brand|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

2018 Ford Expedition is able to pull two fullsize pickups

Ford has reported that the  2018 Expedition with new design has a tow rating of 9,300 pounds, which the producer says that it is best-in-class. That’s equal to two 4,510-lb 2017 Chevrolet Silverado WTs, two 4,517-lb Ram 1500s, or even two 4,051-lb Ford F-150s — all with a few hundred pounds to spare. “With best-in-class towing capability

By | May 27th, 2017|Categories: Ford, News by Brand|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Ford invested $350 milion in Michigan factory for new transmission

Ford will spend $350 million upgrading its Livonia Transmission Plant to support production of a new gearbox for front-wheel-drive vehicles, the automaker announced today. The new transmission should contribute to increased fuel efficiency on Ford models in the future. It will share software, design features, and manufacturing processes with the automaker’s 10-speed transmission, which is

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Ford, News by Brand|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments