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.
The Ford Focus ST-R at the 2011 SEMA Show

The Ford Focus ST-R coming to a track near you

The Ford Focus ST-R, a thoroughbred production-based Focus racer, is in the works for small car speedsters and will be displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show November 18-27. The globally focused racer will soon be ready for action and available for purchase. The Focus ST-R is technically based on Ford’s Focus racecar development program aimed at professionals, amateurs and track-day enthusiasts.
Richard Petty with his new Signature Series Ford Mustang GT

The Richard Petty Garage Signature Series Ford Mustang GT debuts at SEMA

While Richard Petty’s name is best associated with being a dominating force in the world of NASCAR racing, The King recently began offering high performance muscle cars and at the 2011 SEMA Show, Petty’s Garage launched their first Ford product in the form of the 2011 Ford Mustang GT Signature Series.
The 2012 Ford Focus ST will debut at the LA Auto Show.

Ford Focus ST will bring racing badge to American streets next year

The Ford Focus ST will bring a performance car previously unavailable on the continent to American drivers during 2012. As Ford’s first truly global performance car, the Focus ST is building on the Focus ST heritage in Europe, giving drivers worldwide the opportunity to share in the ribald performance, crisp handling, seductive sound and sporty design the ST badge represents.
Fiesta ST Concept

Will the Fiesta ST concept be Ford's first global positioning success?

The Ford Fiesta ST concept will be the automaker's second release under the new global positioning approach to the design and fabrication of their automobiles, following the Focus ST concept when both debut at the LA Auto Show later this month. Ford plans to build vehicles to compete in the global market without continental variants produced in Europe or Asia. Such vehicles are a break from the brand’s traditional business model.

A preview of the Ford Mustangs coming to the 2011 SEMA Show

So far, Ford Motor Company has offered up a look at the F Series pickups, the Explorers, the Foci and the Fiestas that will be decked out for the 2011 SEMA Show but since no performance show would be complete with the mighty Mustang – today we have a preview of the Ford muscle cars headed to the Las Vegas show next week.
2011 Ford Explorer

Ford's new MyKey designed to modify bad teen driving behavior

Ford’s MyKey technology will have a new feature added to SYNC so parents (who have enough to worry about when they hand their keys to a teenager) can block incoming phone calls and deter text messages while teens are behind the wheel. This will make the Do Not Disturb feature, available on all 2011 vehicles with SYNC and MyFord Touch, available as a parental control through MyKey when the new Explorer rolls out in early 2012.
2012 Honda Civic CNG Green Car of the Year semi-finalist

Finalists for 2012 Green Car of the Year Announced Ahead of LA Auto Show

The five finalists for the 2012 Green Car of the Year have been announced with the field reduced to the: 2012 Ford Focus Electric, 2012 Mitsubishi i, the 2012 Honda Civic CNG, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI and the 2012 Toyota Prius V. The winner will be announced at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 17.
The Stitchcraft Explorer

The Ford Explorer to show its smooth side at SEMA 2011

Even though the new Ford Explorer’s unibody construction is viewed by some as being less than ideal for off-roading and other rigorous activities, Ford Motor Company is quick to point out just how capable their hot-selling SUV is but when the 2011 SEMA Show opens in Las Vegas, Ford will focus on featuring the smooth, street-going side of the full sized sport ute.
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Superlift Suspensions

A preview of the Ford trucks headed to the 2011 SEMA Show

The Ford F Series will surely be among the most widely featured vehicles at the 2011 SEMA Show among the many exhibitors but today, Ford offered up a preview of the bestselling trucks that they are bringing to their massive SEMA display with help from Superlift, Skyjacker, CGS Performance Products and Hulst Customs.
The Ford Fiesta ST Concept

A preview of the Ford Fiesta models headed to the 2011 SEMA Show

Yesterday we brought you a look at the lineup of customized 2012 Ford Focus models coming to the Ford display for the 2011 SEMA Show and today, we get a preview of the smaller Ford Fiesta hatchbacks headed to the huge Vegas convention – including the first good look at the new Fiesta ST Concept at a major US-based event.
GM Heritage Center photo by Frank Sherosky

Detroit auto industry still suffering from lack of CAD designer skill portability

Imagine if you had five more computer operating systems than just Windows, and in order to get a new job, you had to be fluent in all of them, not to mention proficient. Then you get the scope of the problem still plaguing many within Detroit's unemployed engineering and design community, while the auto industry cries that it cannot find skilled designers.
The COBB Tuning Ford Focus

The new Ford Focus to have a heavy presence at SEMA 2011

The Ford Focus ST will arrive next year to show off the sportier side of the new C-segment hatch and sedan but when the 2011 SEMA Show opens in Las Vegas, show-goers will get a look at the spicy side of the current standard production Ford Focus with help from the likes of Roush Performance, 3d Carbon, Steeda, and Cobb Tuning.
Chip Foose witht h WD40 mystery car

Chip Foose and WD40 to unveil new charity car at SEMA 2011

The folks at WD40 have worked with the SEMA Cares group each of the last two years to build show cars-turned-Barrett Jackson Auto Auction vehicles, raising over $275,000 for children’s charities and this year, WD40 has worked once again with the companies of SEMA Cares along with automotive design legend Chip Foose to create an ultimate sports car.
The Ford blue oval from the 2011 Fusion Sport

UAW workers approve new Ford labor contract - new details revealed

While the days immediately following the announcement of the proposed 4-year deal between Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers union were tense with some major Ford factories voting against the deal, today the UAW announced that the workers have voted to approve the new contract by a margin of roughly 2 to 1.
The Ford logo on the 2011 Edge

More UAW workers at major Ford plants vote "yes" for the new contract

When UAW workers at a handful of Ford’s most vital plants were quick to vote “no” to the proposed 4-year contract last week, there were concerns that the Motor Company would be forced to face a costly strike but with a handful of equal vital plants voting “yes” through this past weekend – things are looking much better for the tentative labor contact.
Ford logo at NAIAS

Does the tight UAW-Ford vote reflect cracks in solidarity with the national union?

With a slim margin separating the United Auto Workers union from passing a new 4-year contract with Ford, it’s obvious the rank and file are not unanimously happy with how the national union has handled the Ford negotiations. Question is: Is there a deeper wound festering deep within the UAW?

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