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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 Frank Sherosky on April 10, 2011 - 10:49AM
Once again, the SAE 2011 World Congress will provide more than just engineering exhibitors, but a Career Fair which will provide the opportunity for mobility industry engineers and professionals to explore available jobs and network with auto industry and engineering professionals.
By Frank Sherosky on April 8, 2011 - 4:37PM
Three of Ford’s latest industry-exclusive technologies – rear inflatable seat belts, MyFord Touch™ and MyKey® – took Gold at the internationally known 2011 Edison Best New Product Awards™ gala in New York.
By Don Bain on April 6, 2011 - 9:14PM
A lot of things influence fuel efficiency and in efforts to meet Federally mandated mileage goals, Ford engineers are using wind tunnel studies to extract every possible mile per gallon by minimizing wind drag. As a result, the 2011 Ford Focus employs an innovative aerodynamic shutter system in the grille to deliver up to 40 mpg.
By Patrick Rall on April 6, 2011 - 2:06PM
The Shelby name has a long tradition of show-stoppers at the New York Auto Show but for the 2011 Big Apple show, Shelby is bringing out the new 800 horsepower 2012 GT500 Super Snake.
By Keith Griffin on April 6, 2011 - 1:11PM
The 2012 Ford Focus Hatchback is a world-class compact car that is going to satisfy the need of almost every family of four or less.
By Keith Griffin on April 6, 2011 - 10:14AM
Ford and the CW Network are teaming together to give away a new car every night this week, so tune in for your shot to win a 2012 Ford Focus.
By Patrick Rall on April 5, 2011 - 10:57AM
Elena Ford is Ford Motor Company’s director of global marketing as well as being the great great granddaughter of company founder Henry Ford but as of Sunday night around 11pm – Elena Ford is also an accused drunk driver.
By Patrick Rall on April 4, 2011 - 2:57PM
Ford Motor Company sold 212,777 vehicles in the month of March, giving the company a 19.2% gain over March 2010 but more importantly, in selling this many vehicles, Ford Motor Company was the sales leader in the US market with the Ford brand leading the way.
By Patrick Rall on April 4, 2011 - 1:15PM
It has been almost a full month since the earthquake, tsunami and string of nuclear explosions rocked the Japanese auto industry and this week, Ford Motor Company has stopped production for the week of April 4th at their Louisville truck plant and the Flat Rock Mustang plant due to part shortages from Japanese suppliers.
By Keith Griffin on April 1, 2011 - 5:35PM
Ford edged GM in total sales in March with 212,777 vehicles to 206,621 total sales with both companies showing double-digit increases over February sales.
By Patrick Rall on April 1, 2011 - 3:07PM
he numbers from around the industry are trickling in on this April Fool’s Day and GM has won the battle for March 2011, as the Chevrolet Camaro lead the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger in monthly sales – marking the third straight month that the Bowtie bruiser has lead the segment in sales.
By Frank Sherosky on March 31, 2011 - 1:28PM
The list for March was compiled using the most advanced 3D “Car Configurator” for new and used vehicles on PSCars.com. Most revealing, new-car buyers showed strong future interest in the 2012 Ford Mustang and the 2011 Chevy Cruze.
By Patrick Rall on March 31, 2011 - 10:47AM
Video has hit the intrawebz of a 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 ripping down the quarter mile, turning in an amazing bone-stock elapsed time (ET) of 11.72 at 117 miles per hour with the window sticker still on the glass and a set of drag radial tires out back.
By Patrick Rall on March 29, 2011 - 12:38PM
The 2011 Ford Mustang GT is powered by Ford’s new 5.0L V8 and Ford Racing offers a supercharger package to boost the power to 624hp – Evolution Performance has used those items and a handful of other Ford Racing and Evolution components to get their street legal 2011 Mustang GT into the 9 second range in the quarter mile.
By Patrick Rall on March 22, 2011 - 6:06PM
A while back, Detroit’s Cobo Hall hosted the 2011 Detroit Autorama, offering Motor City show-goers a chance to check out some of the best looking cars from around the area and around the country but amidst the crowd of garage-kept trailer queens, Team Detroit Racing brought out a spread of great looking high performance cars.
By Patrick Rall on March 22, 2011 - 10:53AM
Behind the wheel of a 2011 Ford Mustang GT modified with only (dealership available) Ford Racing parts, NASCAR driver David Ragan has set the production car world record at Bristol Motor Speedway as part of the World’s Fastest Half-Mile Speed Trials.
By Patrick Rall on March 21, 2011 - 3:04PM
Bristol Motor Speedway, Ford Motor Company and Scotts have teamed up to offer the Bristol Golden Giveaway, offering the three individuals from general public the chance to win an all expenses paid trip to the Bristol Food City 250 and IRWIN Tools Night Race and one of those three winners will be chosen to drive home in the official 2011 Ford Mustang GT-Bristol Motor Speedway 50th Anniversary Edition Pace Car used in the Food City 250.
By Patrick Rall on March 18, 2011 - 1:00PM
Continental Tire has issued a voluntary recall of tires with the NHTSA from their Continental ContiTrac light truck tire series, pertaining heavily to the original equipment tires of the 2008 and 2009 Ford F250 and F350 Super Duty pickups.
By Patrick Rall on March 14, 2011 - 7:20PM
Since the massive earthquake and following tsunami hammered Japan, even the American automakers may face shortages throughout their supply chain but the Japanese automakers have obviously been hit the hardest by Mother Nature over the past week.
By Don Bain on March 14, 2011 - 5:41PM
Ford announced Friday their new solar energy partnership with DTE Energy and one of the largest solar power generation projects in the state. The system is already delivering 500 kilowatts of power to the Michigan Assembly Plant where various models of the Focus are built.
By Patrick Rall on March 11, 2011 - 3:49PM
Ford Motor Company has used their Ford Racing TV YouTube channel to show off the new Mustang Boss 302S – the race-only replacement for the Ford Racing FR500S – offering us a first look at the mighty Mustang built specifically for SCCA's World Challenge and NASA's American Iron series in action on the track.
By Keith Griffin on March 10, 2011 - 3:15PM
Close to one-third of new car shoppers at KBB.com have their eyes focused on a Ford, making it the most considered brand when it comes to potential buyers.
By Patrick Rall on March 10, 2011 - 2:02PM
Late last month, Ford Motor Company announced a recall of around 150,000 units of the Ford F150 pickup over a concern of airbags deploying on their own but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reportedly wants Ford to recall a great deal more, spurring a congressional hearing on the matter.
By Keith Griffin on March 9, 2011 - 10:18PM
The folks at TrueCar.com have decided to have a little fun and ride the media wave (some would say disaster) that is Charlie Sheen by coming up with a list of The Top 10 Winning Cars for 2011 with the key phrase being winning, which is the former Two-and-a-Half Men star's buzzword.
By Patrick Rall on March 9, 2011 - 11:42AM
It has been a rocky few years for Saleen Performance Vehicles (SPV), although the company has pushed through legal battles with former lead-man Steve Saleen to continue to offer new vehicles but today, SPVs parent company Revstone Industries has announced that 2011 will be the last year for the line of Saleen high performance Mustangs.
By Patrick Rall on March 8, 2011 - 6:27PM
Ford Motor Company has disclosed in a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing that Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally recently received over $100 million in stock and stock options as part of an incentive program based on the company’s performance in 2009 and 2010.
By Patrick Rall on March 7, 2011 - 3:36PM
The past few weeks have been plagued with production stoppages due to supplier shortages magnified by the recent Magna International interior component plant fire and now even the legendary Ford Mustang has seen production stopped for this week due to unnamed supplier shortages.