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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 January 7, 2011 - 3:49PM
The final numbers from 2010 are in from around the auto industry and the one good thing about the terrible year that was 2009 is that 2010 numbers show strong growth for everyone – except for Toyota.
By Patrick Rall on January 7, 2011 - 2:32PM
This morning at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Ford Motor Company unveiled the Ford Focus Electric – set to hit the US market in late 2011 as their first attempt to compete with the likes of the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt.
By Patrick Rall on January 6, 2011 - 11:01AM
When Ford introduced the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca in August of 2010, they suggested that this could be the best-handling Mustang ever and to commemorate this new factory-built race car, Ford is working with the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction to sell a 1-of-1 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca in Grabber Blue.
By Patrick Rall on January 5, 2011 - 2:15PM
Annual sales reports from around the American auto industry are in and with them, we have a clear picture of the Top 10 best-selling vehicles in the US market with the Ford F-Series taking the top spot once again.
By Patrick Rall on January 5, 2011 - 11:13AM
Ford Motor Company was the worst of the Detroit Big 3 in terms of percentage growth with just below 7% improvement over December 2009 but Ford does claim the bragging rights of having the bestselling single brand in the industry.
By Keith Griffin on January 5, 2011 - 11:10AM
Consumer Reports, which has more than 7 million print and online subscribers, is out with an article in its February issue that pans the Ford and Lincoln My Touch systems, which operate the vehicle’s entertainment, climate and navigation systems.
By Patrick Rall on January 4, 2011 - 2:35PM
The Chevrolet Camaro saw a 26% decline in sales last month compared to December of 2009 but thanks to steady sales throughout the year, 2010 marked the first time since 1985 where the Chevrolet Camaro outsold the Ford Mustang in annual sales.
By Patrick Rall on January 3, 2011 - 2:44PM
Ford has made it public knowledge for some time that when the 2012 Ford Focus hits the US market, it will include a plug-in electric version and this morning, Ford debuted a teaser of the new Ford Focus Electric.
By Frank Sherosky on January 2, 2011 - 12:31PM
There was a time when collaboration between automakers implied suspicion of collusion and potential price fixing; not anymore, and not with the government. The U.S. DOE's mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States has made cooperation between American automakers much easier.
By Patrick Rall on December 30, 2010 - 7:31PM
Ford Motor Company and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a recall of a variety of 2011 Ford and Lincoln trucks and crossovers due to a fire risk stemming from an overheating body control module.
By Keith Griffin on December 30, 2010 - 9:25AM
Ford is continuing its march to totally run your life through its SYNC system that in-car connectivity system that allows you to make hands-free calls and control your music and other functions with simple voice commands. The system can now tell you the best time to hit the road through a new mobile app for Apple iPhone, Apple iPad and Android-based devices, with BlackBerry smartphones coming soon.
By Frank Sherosky on December 29, 2010 - 1:38PM
Ford Motor Company’s Quick Lane® vehicle maintenance business has been rated the fastest-growing service brand in the industry. Having sold a record 1 million tires in 2010, the company is on track to post record sales of more than $550 million for the year.
By Keith Griffin on December 27, 2010 - 9:41PM
The Ford F-150 EcoBoost Engine that has seen some unbelievable abuse in its six short months of duty will get a public teardown on Jan. 15 at the Detroit Auto Show. The public is invited to attend.
By Patrick Rall on December 27, 2010 - 12:54PM
Ford’s start-stop technology, which allows the engine to shut off and quickly start back up when sitting at a stop light or in heavy traffic has helped Ford’s hybrids to yield better fuel economy in starting in 2012, non-hybrids models from Ford Motor Company will also offer start-stop technology.
By Frank Sherosky on December 26, 2010 - 1:06AM
The public has been concerned that the drive toward high gas mileage and low emissions with small engines would have to come at the expense of power. Enter the new Ford 1.6-liter I-4 engine with EcoBoost™ technology as a complement to its bold, dynamic kinetic design of the new C-MAX.
By Patrick Rall on December 23, 2010 - 8:00PM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched a probe and subsequent recall into excessive rust issues on the rear axle housing of the 1998-2003 Ford Windstars and now the NHTSA has taken it one step further, adding the front suspension to the list of corrosion concerns for the aging Ford minivans.
By Keith Griffin on December 20, 2010 - 6:52AM
The battle to capture the hearts and minds of soccer moms with hot, new, hipster minivans has been ratcheted up a notch with the introduction of the 2012 Ford C-Max and the world’s first hands free lift gate.
By Keith Griffin on December 19, 2010 - 2:07PM
Back when Bob Lucas of Santa Ana, California, bought his 1965 Mustang brand new, it was a huge deal to hit 100,000 miles on your car. Well, he’s managed to do it 10 times over in the ensuing 36 years and now has a million mile Mustang he drives daily.
By Patrick Rall on December 17, 2010 - 2:19PM
When Ford Motor Company announced that the new 2011 Ford Explorer would feature a unibody construction over the traditional body-on-frame style of the previous Explorers, they cited that this new lightweight chassis would help the full sized SUV achieve 25% better fuel economy than the previous version and thanks to the EPA, that claim has been verified.
By Patrick Rall on December 17, 2010 - 12:06PM
Thanks to the folks at Edmunds, the prices are available for the 2012 Ford Mustang and while some prices have gone up, the cost of getting into an entry level Mustang GT powered by Ford’s new 5.0L V8 has dropped.
By Frank Sherosky on December 16, 2010 - 5:36PM
All automotive design studios develop themes by which their entire line of autos share, and often do so for many years until a new, fresher theme replaces it. In the language of Ford speak, “kinetic” design intends to capture the feeling of energy in motion, so much that cars look like they are moving even when they are standing still.
By Keith Griffin on December 15, 2010 - 7:04AM
Ford invited the media out to its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne to show off the new facility that will build gas, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric versions of the 2012 Ford Focus. It will be the first automotive plant in the world, according to Ford president of the Americas Mark Fields, to build one car with four different powertrains.
By Frank Sherosky on December 14, 2010 - 9:59AM
The demand for electrical power in cars has been increasing for decades, mainly due comfort and safety systems, but now the stop-start systems which reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions is raising the bid. Thus, design engineers are increasingly burdened to meet all of those demands. Enter Bosch and its new Efficiency Line of generators.
By Patrick Rall on December 13, 2010 - 1:12PM
The 2010 Ford SVT Raptor introduced race-inspiring engineering to the street legal pickup truck segment but the balmy performance of the 5.4L Triton engine provided the Raptor from getting its due respect. However, with the introduction of the new 6.2L V8 to the SVT F150, the mighty Raptor has taken home the award for Four Wheeler Magazine’s 2011 Truck of the Year.
By Jeffrey Zygmont on December 12, 2010 - 7:20PM
The performance of the PowerShift automatic transmission in the new, 2011 Ford Fiesta subcompact economy car raised questions for one reviewer. The questions may stem from a mere fluke, but they remain unanswered by Ford.
By Jeffrey Zygmont on December 11, 2010 - 9:21AM
One element of Ford's vehicle electrification program kept to its timetable, when Ford partners completed and shipped the first samples of battery-driven Transit Connect Electric vans just as 2010 approached its end.