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Come to this section of Torque News to read general Ford news and reviews. The Ford F Series has been the bestselling vehicle in the United States for over three decades and here you will find the latest Ford news and reviews about of Ford models. The Ford brand is far more than just trucks. Models like the Fusion, Focus EV, Taurus, Fiesta, Mustang, Escape and Explorer make Ford a top competitor in pretty much every major automotive segment in both the American and global markets. Torque News reporters update the news on this page about Ford vehicles daily.

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By Patrick Rall on August 10, 2011 - 1:13PM
Since being introduced earlier this year, the EcoBoost V6 option for the 2011 Ford F150 has gradually grown in popularity and with the help of the entry-level 3.7L V6, Ford’s six cylinder engines have combined to outsell the V8 engines for the third month in a row.
By Armen Hareyan on August 10, 2011 - 12:47AM
Ford NZ today shared a very interesting note displaying the timeline of Ford Fiesta during the past 35 years.
By Patrick Rall on August 9, 2011 - 12:23PM
The world famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally began yesterday and Ford Motor Company used the legendary bike show to introduce the 2012 Ford F150 Harley Davidson Edition.
By Patrick Rall on August 8, 2011 - 10:45AM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a preliminary investigation to examine reported shifting problems in 2011 and 2012 Ford Mustangs powered by the 5.0L V8 and backed by the new 6-speed manual transmission – a problem that could result in a recall of the new Mustang should a defect be discovered by the Federal agency.
By Frank Sherosky on August 5, 2011 - 9:55AM
As the Center for Automotive’s Management Briefing Seminar for 2011 is now officially closed, few analysts will peer into the words that were not said as much as what was stated. One area is the Advanced Powertrains, and the uncertainty of auto management teams to choose a best technical direction when it comes to the IC engine.
By Patrick Rall on August 3, 2011 - 3:21PM
Ford Motor Company had another solid month in July 2011, with 180,865 vehicles giving them a year over year gain of 8.9% - putting them above all major automotive groups in terms of sales growth with the exception of the BMW and Chrysler groups.
By Patrick Rall on August 2, 2011 - 3:48PM
Numbers from around the American automotive industry are trickling in and it looks like the Ford Mustang’s lead of the segment last month was short lived as the Chevrolet Camaro bounced back in July 2011 – outselling the Mustang along with the Dodge Challenger and Nissan 370Z.
By Patrick Rall on August 2, 2011 - 2:41PM
Ford Motor Company has announced the EPA fuel economy ratings for the new 2012 Ford Edge with the EcoBoost 4-cylinder and this fuel-sipping SUV is officially Ford’s 13th vehicle to offer 30 miles per gallon (or better).
By Patrick Rall on August 1, 2011 - 6:35PM
Ford Motor Company and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today that they would be recalling around 1.1 million pickups, including their top-selling F150, for a risk of the fuel tank straps corroding and breaking.
By Patrick Rall on August 1, 2011 - 1:55PM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded the preliminary investigation into wheel stud failures in 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models to an engineering analysis – a step which could lead to a recall of over 317,000 vehicles.
By Patrick Rall on August 1, 2011 - 10:44AM
Yesterday was the final day for the 17th edition of ESPN’s X Games, including the RallyCross finals featuring some of the biggest names in the world of rally racing and when the dust cleared – Ford had claimed gold, silver and bronze with Brian Deegan winning followed by Tanner Foust and Finnish driver Marcus Gronholm.
By Hawke Fracassa on July 30, 2011 - 5:25PM
America's dangerous heat wave hasn't slowed down Ford Motor Co. engineers in suburban Detroit. They're busy doing extreme-weather testing of Ford vehicles. They're using blizzards right now in a special climactic wind tunnel to ensure their wheels won't wither in simulated winter weather.
By Patrick Rall on July 29, 2011 - 6:02PM
In February, TorqueNews brought you the news that Ford Racing had submitted a stock car body for the approval of the NASCAR Sprint Cup officials but before the governing body passed judgment on the Mustang race car; Ford has announced that they will stick with the Ford Fusion stock car body for the 2013 season.
By Hawke Fracassa on July 29, 2011 - 12:21PM
President Obama invited 13 car companies to come to Washington today to hear what he will do to raise fuel-efficiency standards for vehicles sold in America between 2017 and 2025. What follows is complete text, unedited, of what he had to say face-to-face with the Detroit Three of Ford Motor Co., Chrysler and General Motors, and 10 leading import and transplant car companies.
By Patrick Rall on July 28, 2011 - 1:25PM
On July 26, 2009 Diane Schuler drove her brother’s Ford Windstar the wrong way down the Taconic State Parkway in New York for 1.7 miles while other motorists veered to avoid her, only to have her slam head-on into a Chevrolet Trailblazer – killing herself, the four of the five children in her van and the three adult occupants of the SUV. Now, her husband Daniel is suing the state of New York, claiming that it is entirely the fault of the state and not his drunk, stoned wife.
By Patrick Rall on July 28, 2011 - 11:35AM
The redesigned For Explorer has been selling like hotcakes since being introduced even though it was only offered with one engine option but all along, Ford has promised that there would be a 4 cylinder EcoBoost model coming in 2012 – and now we have the official fuel economy numbers for the new engine option for the Explorer.
By Hawke Fracassa on July 26, 2011 - 8:55PM
The next-generation Blue Bird propane-powered Vision school bus, complete with a Ford engine and ROUSH fuel system in tow, made its debut today at an expo in Reno, Nev.
By Patrick Rall on July 26, 2011 - 1:32PM
The world of rally cross, stage rally and gymkhana racing have slowly shoved their way into the mainstream auto racing world and with the 2011 X Games just a few days away, Ken Block and the folks from the Monster World Rally Team have introduced the Ford Fiesta HFHV – or Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle.
By Hawke Fracassa on July 25, 2011 - 9:42PM
The 11th annual National Motor Vehicle and Aviation Workshops and Exposition for federal fleet managers runs through the end of this week at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando. There, managers nationwide will learn how propane autogas can cut down on their operating and maintenance costs without harming performance or affecting the reliability of their vehicles.
By Frank Sherosky on July 25, 2011 - 10:50AM
New technology oftentimes experiences a decrease in initial quality and reliability. Not so with Ford's hybrid technology, which is good news for Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) stock holders.
By Hawke Fracassa on July 24, 2011 - 9:06PM
The Rally America Championship ended at the New England Forest Rally in Newry, Maine, with Rockstar Energy Drink car drivers Antoine L'Estage and Nathalie Richard in first place. It was their second straight year on top.
By Hawke Fracassa on July 22, 2011 - 9:16PM
The Ceres coalition of investors and environmental groups began an advertising campaign Friday to promote the economic benefits of higher fuel-efficiency standards. The subtext is that Ceres is making a case for higher mpg standards because, it argues, they will be good in the long run for American auto workers.
By Gordon Block on July 21, 2011 - 1:04PM
Ford's hybrids are racking up the miles virtually problem-free, both at the hands of consumers and fleet drivers.
By Patrick Rall on July 21, 2011 - 11:57AM
Ford Motor Company and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a recall of a variety of Ford brand trucks and sport utility vehicles over the possibility of the rear lights failing to work over time.
By Don Bain on July 18, 2011 - 7:37PM
The world's foremost producer of one-ton pickup trucks, Thailand, is quickly becoming the golden gate to the greening of fuel efficient, eco-friendly car manufacturing. Here cars complete with EURO-4 emission standards and fuel economy nearing 50 mpg are produced, Six of the world's top automakers have recently based their fuel efficient car production in Thailand.
By Patrick Rall on July 18, 2011 - 1:15PM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of 2007 Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego sedans over a concern around the filler neck of the fuel tank.