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Ford

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 Place on May 25, 2011 - 10:10AM
The Ford Explorer has been Fords best selling SUV for quite some time now. For 2011 the Explorer got a major redesign. The 2011 Explorer is said to have nothing in common with any previous generation Explorer. Unfortunately, for Ford, there was the huge FIRESTONE/BRIDGESTONE/FORD lawsuit back in 1998.
By Hawke Fracassa on May 25, 2011 - 9:05AM
Here is a primer on the American car companies and how they got their names. We start off with Ford Motor Co., which was named after founder Henry Ford, who is pictured.
By Don Bain on May 24, 2011 - 11:19PM
One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor, as the saying goes, and it easily follows one countries tragedy may be another’s opportunity. That’s just what Ford is thinking as they seek to gain market share in Japan while their Asian competitors are rebuilding from the devastation of the earthquake and the subsequent oceanic invasion.
By Don Bain on May 24, 2011 - 5:21PM
NASA has always monitored the biological functions of their astronauts and now Ford has developed a car seat that will monitor the driver’s heartbeat, allowing those with medical problems to manage their condition on the go. The seat opens the door to a wide array of health, convenience and perhaps life-saving potential.
By Patrick Rall on May 24, 2011 - 3:05PM
While the name Panoz Esperante (es-per-ahn-tay) may not sound like an American vehicle, the sleek supercar shown on the right is build in Georgia, powered by the same drivetrain as the Ford Mustang SVT Cobra and at the 2011 Mecum Indy Auction there was a rare special edition version of the high performance road car.
By Armen Hareyan on May 24, 2011 - 2:20PM
Normally when one looks at the reported MPG of a new car the expectation is that the numbers reflect the best driving scenario, but the 2011 Ford Explorer MPG seems to deliver more than announced by EPA.
By Frank Sherosky on May 24, 2011 - 2:05PM
Like the motion-capture technology covered by Torque News at SAE World Congress, Ford is using similar but more sophisticated, multinational avatars like Ford's North American virtual workers, Jack and Jill, and now reflects the sizes and shapes of workers at assembly plants across the globe.
By Frank Sherosky on May 24, 2011 - 11:19AM
From the Nissan Leaf to the Chevrolet Volt, the Ford EV and the Tesla Roadster, manufacturers are still in uncharted territory. Their reliance on early adopters, those who are the first to buy the electric cars, is crucial to going forward.
By Patrick Rall on May 19, 2011 - 8:34PM
TorqueNews has spent the last two days working through the 2000+ cars of the 2011 Mecum Indy Spring Classic Auction and there is one thing that we’ve learned - this event has something for everyone.
By Patrick Rall on May 19, 2011 - 8:32PM
By Don Bain on May 19, 2011 - 5:51PM
Ford, in collaboration with its Chinese partners, is building its first transmission plant in China in support of the company's aggressive growth plan in the world's largest auto market. Ford's passenger vehicle joint venture in China, Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Ltd. (CFMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the transmission plant project today with the Municipal Government of Chongqing.
By Patrick Rall on May 17, 2011 - 3:51PM
Today at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, the 24th annual Dana Mecum Original Spring Classic Auction kicked off – offering buyers and tire-kickers a chance to look at the world’s largest collector car auction with some of the most amazing modern and vintage vehicles that you will ever see in one place.
By Patrick Rall on May 16, 2011 - 3:00PM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into reports that certain Ford Freestyle crossovers are ‘lunging’ without input of the driver – slightly reminiscent of the acceleration problems plaguing Toyota but with far less severe results.
By Keith Griffin on May 11, 2011 - 3:05PM
Big Brother is watching but it's for greater fuel efficiency if a new program that Ford is using based on Google's Prediction API comes to fruition.
By Patrick Rall on May 11, 2011 - 10:08AM
The new high performance 2012 Ford Focus ST will be the first global performance application of Ford’s new EcoBoost technology and as a sign that the full launch of this new hot hatch is just around the corner; Ford has deployed a fleet of 60 “test mules” to major markets around the world for the final phase of pre-release testing.
By Patrick Rall on May 10, 2011 - 1:11PM
The light truck market in the US is way down from where it was less than ten years ago – due in part to the high cost of fuel and the comparatively low fuel economy numbers – but Ford’s advancements in V6 engine technology have helped the popularity of these smaller, more efficient engines as 50% of F150s sold last month packed V6 power.
By Patrick Rall on May 9, 2011 - 3:37PM
In late 2010, Ford announced that they were looking for a more exciting name for the Ford Mustang V6 Performance Package, employing the help of their hoards of Facebook fans for ideas and today Ford has announced that new name – the 2012 Ford Mayhem Mustang Package.
By Patrick Rall on May 9, 2011 - 11:56AM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that their 2010 investigation of the Ford F150 for fuel tank strap failure issues has been expanded from the 1.4 million initially included to over 2.7 million.
By Armen Hareyan on May 9, 2011 - 10:44AM
Best Buy says it is having talks with traditional automakers to sell electric cars in its stores and that the conversations with automakers are going well. Will this make the electronics retailer the largest EV dealership in the world?
By Frank Sherosky on May 6, 2011 - 2:53PM
While the latest GM media releases say breathing right with VVT (variable valve timing) helps Chevrolet get more from less, and mild hybrids extend driving range, the pace of oil and gasoline price increases have overcome their benefits for city driving.
By Patrick Rall on May 5, 2011 - 5:00PM
Ford Motor Company was the worst of the American automakers in terms of year over year growth, but they still showed fair growth of 16.4%, ranking them above Toyota, Honda and Nissan.
By Patrick Rall on May 5, 2011 - 3:03PM
Ford and General Motors both saw huge jumps in muscle car sales but with the month of April coming to an end, the Chevrolet Camaro led the pack in muscle car sales for the 4th consecutive month.
By Patrick Rall on May 4, 2011 - 3:19PM
It seems like just yesterday when I was tearing open my fresh copy of Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed and gaming super-company Electronic Arts has already issued a brief look at the Next generation of the NFS series with a YouTube video of Need for Speed – The Run.
By Frank Sherosky on May 4, 2011 - 9:00AM
Despite an April sales report that showed an increase of 16 percent versus a year ago and year-to-date sales up 16 percent, investors did not pump Ford stock, even in after-hours trading. Pre-market trading is no different.
By Keith Griffin on May 4, 2011 - 6:30AM
From a pure driving standpoint of getting from A to B, there is little that is going to excite you about the 2011 Ford Explorer. What is probably going to get you to sign on the dotted line is new technology that helped make the Explorer the 2011 North American Truck of the Year.