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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 Keith Griffin on May 3, 2011 - 3:14PM
The government is demonstrating its willingness to get behind green sources of energy by adding the first solar-powered charging station to the Government Services Administration schedule. That allows it to be purchased by federal agencies for use.
By Patrick Rall on May 3, 2011 - 1:45PM
Ford Racing began offering the new 5.0L V8 engine as a crate motor last year but the aftermarket performance division of Ford Motor Company has announced that they are now offering the high performance Boss 302 variant of the 5.0L V8 – packing 444 horsepower made with the help of improved engine components compared to the standard Ford 5.0L V8.
By Patrick Rall on May 2, 2011 - 8:00PM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation of select Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner compact SUVs after receiving reports of the rear liftgate glass shattering suddenly and for seemingly no reason.
By Patrick Rall on May 2, 2011 - 7:32PM
Ford has announced production schedule changes at their Windsor engine facility but unlike most other recent production stoppages, this one doesn’t have anything to do with the Japanese earthquake on March 11th and instead – the Canadian engine plant downtime is due to Ford’s inability to get enough tires to build vehicles with the engines built in Windsor.
By Armen Hareyan on May 1, 2011 - 10:07PM
Ford donated 2011 Explorer to a family in May 1 Extreme Makeover Home Edition integrating its Operation Drive One program with a popular reality show.
By Patrick Rall on April 29, 2011 - 10:40AM
When Ford announced that they would be offering EcoBoost technology in the 2011 F150 pickups there was heavy speculation as to whether or not a twin turbocharged V6 would be well received by the truck-buying crowd but with gradual improvements through the first few months of 2011 – the EcoBoost F150 is a hit.
By Patrick Rall on April 28, 2011 - 12:27PM
We reported in February that both Chrysler and General Motors had decided not to make an appearance at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show and with the final lineup announced for the big Japanese show, Ford Motor Company will also not be in attendance.
By Keith Griffin on April 27, 2011 - 10:32PM
Polk, a provider of automotive information, has determined that Toyota was the most popular brand among African American new car buyers in 2010. Ford, Chevrolet and Honda were all practically locked in a statistical tie for second place.
By Don Bain on April 27, 2011 - 6:50PM
Almost all parents perceive themselves as safe drivers, but 82 percent of their teenage kids profess witnessing careless driving by parents. Ford is expanding their award-winning teen driving program in response to the 25 percent of teens with no formal driver education and the concerns of parents who see such education evaporating due to budget cuts.
By Frank Sherosky on April 26, 2011 - 9:43AM
Ford stock (NYSE: F) traded up in pre-market trading after it reported net income above Wall Street’s expectations for the first quarter. The hope for investors is for that trend to continue after the opening bell.
By Don Bain on April 25, 2011 - 10:14PM
A study of car color preferences performed by Ford revealed, despite the availability of bright, vibrant colors, U.S. customers on both coasts and buyers in most European countries prefer the core classic colors – white, black, silver and gray. Gray and silver are most popular in New York and Los Angeles. San Franciscans are partial to white and Bostonians prefer black.
By Patrick Rall on April 25, 2011 - 3:16PM
Ford recently unveiled the refreshed 2013 Ford Taurus at the 2011 New York International Auto Show and with the new Police Interceptor based on the Taurus coming around 2013, it comes as no surprise that the new cop car will wear the refreshed look rather than the style displayed on the previously-shown Ford Police Interceptor sedan.
By Patrick Rall on April 22, 2011 - 3:18PM
Elena Ford, director of global marketing, sales and service and great great granddaughter of company founder Henry Ford plead guilty yesterday to charges of drunk driving after an April 3rd incident in Ferndale, Michigan.
By Patrick Rall on April 21, 2011 - 8:25PM
The folks at Shelby American have been promising an exciting display at the 2011 New York International Auto Show with help from the 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake with 800 horsepower but in addition to that high powered (and high dollar) Super Snake, the legendary car-builder used the Big Apple show to introduce the 2012 Shelby GTS Mustang.
By Patrick Rall on April 20, 2011 - 2:16PM
Today at the 2011 New York International Auto Show, Ford Motor Company rolled out their revised 2013 Taurus sedan, sporting a new front fascia, a bolder lines and a new turbocharged entry-level engine.
By Frank Sherosky on April 18, 2011 - 12:55PM
After GM stock completed its 22nd week of trading by breaking 30, and with Toyota, Honda and others trading below their 40-day moving averages, perhaps it’s time to look again at Ford stock. It may be best of breed based on its stock chart technicals as much as its product technolgies.

By Patrick Rall on April 18, 2011 - 10:44AM
Forty-seven years ago today, Americans all over the country who reached for their morning paper were introduced to the brand new Ford Mustang after its public debut at the 1964 New York World’s Fair on April 17th.
By Patrick Rall on April 15, 2011 - 2:22PM
What do the last 33 NASCAR champions (Sprint Cup, Nationwide, Camping World Trucks) over 11 years, the 9-second stock-motor Evolution Performance 2011 Mustang GT, the world’s fastest prop-driven boat (209mph), 3 time NMRA Pro 5.0 Champion Donny Walsh, 7-time American Le Mans Series Champion Pratt & Miller, 3-time FIA Pro Stock Champion Michael Malmgren, 4- time NMRA Hot Street Champion Charlie Booze and every modern Ford Cobra Jet Mustang all have in common?
By John Matras on April 15, 2011 - 2:09PM
When "more" is not enough, then "even more" will have to do, and the 2012 Roush Stage 3 Mustang has just that. Roush Performance announced that the 2012 Stage 3 Mustang, equipped with the R2300 RoushCharger supercharger will produce 540 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque.
By Don Bain on April 14, 2011 - 7:26PM
Considering infrastructure development an essential part of making electric vehicles a viable option, Ford is cooperating with major cities and utility partners to identify key infrastructure elements that will create enriched metropolitan habitats enabling the widespread use of this new type of car.
By Patrick Rall on April 14, 2011 - 11:28AM
Ford Motor Company and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have announced that the Ford F150 airbag recall announced in late February has been expanded from the initial 144,000 units to almost 1.2 million after pressure from the US government.
By Frank Sherosky on April 12, 2011 - 5:59PM
Compared to last years SAE World Congress, this year’s event has major OEMs like GM, Kia and Nissan showing off their electrified technology; but, as usual, Ford wins the race in displays.
By Don Bain on April 12, 2011 - 2:27PM
Gasoline prices have crossed the sensitive $4 a gallon price point in some parts of the country and people are cutting back their driving. With this in mind, the authorities at Kbb.com have selected what they consider the top 10 most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market today.
By Patrick Rall on April 11, 2011 - 4:59PM
The 2011 Ford Fusion SE certainly looks the part of a sporty mid-sized sedan and as one of the more efficient and less expensive cars in the segment, the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine packs a surprising amount of punch – thanks in part to the 6-speed manual transmission.
By Don Bain on April 11, 2011 - 4:46PM
Ford's use of a nylon resin made from 100 percent recycled carpet, known as EcoLon, has kept more than 4.1 million pounds of carpet out of landfills, EcoLon is used for cylinder head covers, the first automotive product of its kind manufactured from recycled nylon for use in the Ford Escape, Fusion, Mustang and F-150.
By Patrick Rall on April 11, 2011 - 10:54AM
Over the past year, the 2011 Ford Fusion has been one of the bestselling cars in the US market with both standard gas and hybrid variants taking on the best of what Japan has to offer, helping Ford Motor Company to become the sales leader in the US and recently, I had a chance to spend some time in a 2011 Fusion.