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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 July 15, 2011 - 9:51AM
Amidst news of the Camaro ZL1 and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the mighty Mustang, there have been endless rumors of what is to come from Ford’s pony car but we now have new rumors (with a fair amount of support) as to what we can expect from the next installation of the Ford Mustang line.
By Patrick Rall on July 14, 2011 - 6:23PM
Today, Ford Motor Company introduced a new contest where wannabe racers can have a chance to learn from professional Ford racers like Vaughn Gittin Jr., Tanner Foust, Brian Deegan or Ken Block, studying in the fine arts of drifting, gymkhana, and rally racing in highly modified Ford products.
By Hawke Fracassa on July 7, 2011 - 3:27PM
Influential political heavyweight Robert Engel, a former aide to Vice President Joe Biden and longtime behind-the-scenes kingmaker within the Democratic Party in Washington, has been appointed American Automotive Policy Council vice president domestic policy.
By Armen Hareyan on July 7, 2011 - 11:31AM
Ford is coming to help the elderly drivers by using electrodes to monitor drivers' heart rate.
By Gordon Block on July 6, 2011 - 12:27PM
The Ford Fiesta Sport will get a Special Edition model with more sporty looks, and more power... but for Europe only.
By Patrick Rall on July 5, 2011 - 11:31AM
It has been a rough year for the Lincoln brand but for the first time in 2011, Ford’s luxury brand showed positive year over year growth – helping Ford Motor Company to rank as the third best auto group in the US industry in June 2011.
By Patrick Rall on July 1, 2011 - 3:35PM
The Chevrolet Camaro has led in the rear wheel drive sports car segment over the Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger and Nissan 370Z from January to May but as June 2011 sales results have trickled in – the Ford Mustang has claimed the top spot in sales for the month.
By Patrick Rall on June 30, 2011 - 10:50AM
Along with packing the 2011 Ford Fiesta SES full of features that you wouldn’t expect from such a low-priced B-segment vehicle, Ford did a fine job of designing the suspension and drivetrain to depart from what many consumers would expect.
By Patrick Rall on June 29, 2011 - 2:50PM
I recently had a chance to spend a week in a 2011 Ford Fiesta SES 5-door – a car that Ford has billed since before it hit the streets as being a “pretty big deal” – a promise on which the new Fiesta delivers very nicely.
By Patrick Rall on June 29, 2011 - 11:43AM
Shelby American has twice offered modified Ford Mustangs through Hertz rental car agency, first in 1966 and then again in 2006, and if rumors are true there could be a new Shelby/Hertz rental Mustang available in the coming year.
By Gordon Block on June 28, 2011 - 1:02PM
Ford will export its Ranger pickup truck out of South Africa and sell it in 148 different countries.
By Richard Gray on June 26, 2011 - 2:46AM
With skateboarding guru Tony Hawk standing on the auction block displaying a nervous smile, the “hawkized” custom 2011 Ford Mustang he commissioned for charity sold for $65,000 Saturday evening at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Costa Mesa, California.
By Richard Gray on June 23, 2011 - 1:04AM
The "hawkized" Ford Mustang commissioned by skateboarding megastar Tony Hawk is on an auction block for the second time in seven months, and both auction sales benefit charities.
By Frank Sherosky on June 22, 2011 - 2:23PM
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is rapidly expanding its use of SYNC® technology in a commitment toward intelligent vehicles that can wirelessly talk to each other.
By Patrick Rall on June 22, 2011 - 12:52PM
Monday night, the 2011 American Business Awards were handed out at a gala event at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel with Ford Motor Company and electric car company Tesla taking home awards in a variety of categories.
By Patrick Rall on June 22, 2011 - 12:09PM
Ford Ranger enthusiasts and workers at the Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant got some bad news via a UAW letter as it has been announced that production of the Ford Ranger will come to an end on December 22, 2011 – ending the 28 year run of the popular compact pickup.
By Frank Sherosky on June 22, 2011 - 11:49AM
If the industry truly believes the Ford and Maritz Research studies that fuel economy is truly key to vehicle purchase decisions, then why does the auto industry still dole out its engine technologies in measure, especially with the 2016 government mandates hanging over their heads?
By Gordon Block on June 22, 2011 - 11:19AM
Ford's inflatable rear seatbelts, which first appeared on the 2011 Explorer, will be offered as optional equipment on the Flex and Lincoln vehicles in the summer of 2012.
By Frank Sherosky on June 22, 2011 - 10:14AM
First it was voice recognition to help drivers; now Ford Motor company (NYSE: F) will feature wider, bolder fonts within vehicle controls and interface screens for easier legibility.
By Frank Sherosky on June 22, 2011 - 10:02AM
The award-winning Ford SYNC® AppLink™ software program, the free software program that gives SYNC users voice control of apps stored on their smartphone, is migrating to a new group of 2012 Ford vehicles.
By Frank Sherosky on June 22, 2011 - 9:47AM
Voice recognition is now being made easier and more intuitive for drivers to successfully use Ford Synch®, as the voice system now understands more than 10,000 first-level commands, up from 100 with first generation SYNC system; all thanks to the collaborative efforts with Nuance Communications (Nasdaq: NUAN).
By Hawke Fracassa on June 21, 2011 - 2:42PM
Heritage Propane has added a ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas Ford E-Series passenger van to its fleet, to show corporate decision-makers why they should invest in America for the betterment of America.
By Hawke Fracassa on June 20, 2011 - 3:08PM
Quality at Ford Motor Co. has long been Job One, and this week the car company founded by the great Henry Ford has been recognized twice for its continuous commitment to doing things right the first time.
By Patrick Rall on June 20, 2011 - 10:47AM
This past weekend, NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series took to banks of Michigan International Speedway for the Heluva Good Sour Cream Dips 400 and when they did, the 2012 Ford Focus served as the official pace car with Ford’s Mark Fields at the helm as the celebrity pace car driver.
By Frank Sherosky on June 16, 2011 - 5:35PM
Despite an April sales report that showed an increase of 16 percent versus a year ago and year-to-date sales up 16 percent, Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) stock has since trended with lower lows and lower highs.
By Gordon Block on June 16, 2011 - 3:26PM
Ford presented the public with its 12th-annual sustainability report yesterday, addressing its plans to reduce CO2 emissions and water usage in the future, as well as improve passenger safety.