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.
Ford Focus Electric 2012

What is common between Ford Focus Electric and plastic bottles

Ford took advantage of the past CES and NAIAS shows to present it's Focus electric car, which is expected to be sold at the end of the 2012 in the United States and has something common with 2 million plastic bottles. An explanation in Ford's recent release reveals how many clean car units the company may sell in the foreseeable future.

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1934 Ford Model 40 Special Speedster at NAIAS 2012

1934 Edsel Ford Model 40 Special Speedster at NAIAS

Legend has it that in the early 1930s, Edsel Ford was in Europe and saw some of the roadster designs being built by auto designers there and wanted one for himself. Being a Ford, of course, he couldn't just buy one. He had to have it made. So he returned home and commissioned Ford's chief designer at the time, E.T. Gregorie, to make him a speedster. In 1934, the one-off Model 40 Special Speedster was born.

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The Mercury Monterey

Ford recalling 200k+ minivans over torque convertor failure

Ford Motor Company and the folks at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a recall of 2004 and 2005 model year Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans over a concern that they may have been built with defective torque convertor output shafts – a problem that could leave the vehicle “dead in the water” if the output shaft was to fail on the open road.

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The 2001 Ford Escape

Ford recalls 244,000+ Escape SUVs for master cylinder fire risk

Ford Motor Company and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a recall of over 244,000 2001 and 2002 model year Ford Escape compact sport utility vehicles over a concern that the master cylinder cap could leak – increasing the risk of an underhood fire if the problem is not addressed.

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2013 Ford Fusion

Ford refines the midsized segment with the all-new 2013 Fusion

Later today in Joe Louis Arena in Detroit as part of the 2012 North American International Auto Show, Ford Motor Company will unveil the entirely-new 2013 Ford Fusion - a car that will raise the bar for the midsized sedan segment with a level of luxury and fuel economy that has never before been seen in this segment.

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The 2011 Ford F250 Super Duty

The Ford F Series Pickup tops the 20 bestselling vehicles in 2011

Sales numbers for 2011 have taken some time but with every major automaker reporting, the Ford F Series is once again the bestselling vehicle in the American auto industry - followed by the Chevrolet Silverado and the Toyota Camry – with those three top spots mirroring the top three from the 2010 sales year.

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2012 Fisker Karma sedan

Going beyond hybrids, plug-in hybrid cars coming in 2012

Other than the Chevy Volt, 2012 will see the first introduction of commercially produced plug-in hybrid vehicles including the Ford C-MAX Energi, two cars from Fisker, and an actual honest to goodness officially produced Plug-in Prius manufactured by Toyota.

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Ford Lincoln MKS

Ford taking 30 percent of the water out of auto manufacturing

Ford is beginning 2012 with an aggressive plan to reduce the amount of water used in the fabrication of vehicles and continue the drive to efficiency not only in their vehicle lineup, but the manufacturing process as well. The new goal calls for a 30 percent reduction globally by 2015 of the amount of water used per vehicle in 2009.

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2013 Ford Shelby GT500

2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible a Mistake with All That Power

The web is alive with the rumor that Ford is going to introduce a 2013 Shelby GT500 convertible at the Detroit Auto Show - and from this viewpoint it's a horrible idea. In what world does a driver need a 650 horsepower V8 with a soft-top convertible? It's got death trap written all over it.

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The 2011 Ford Fusion helps Ford brand be number one in U.S. sales

Ford Brand Number One for 2011, but Another Company Wins Overall

With just a couple sales days left, Ford is saying it has broken the 2 million vehicles sold barrier for the first time in four years, making it the top brand for 2011, but not the top manufacturer. Another company should end the year with that designation.

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The 2011 Ford Fusion Sport AWD

2011 looks to be a record sales year for the Ford Fusion

Including today, there are three sales days left in the 2011 calendar year and when the year’s final tally comes in, Ford Motor Company expects their popular Ford Fusion sedan to top the 240,000 unit plateau – marking the Fusion’s best year since being introduced and making the Fusion Ford’s bestselling car for 2011.

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The Ford F150 EcoBoost racer

Ford's EcoBoost F150 tops 100,000 units sold

When Ford introduced their new 3.5L twin turbocharger engine sporting the EcoBoost badges this year, some speculated that the American truck buyer wasn’t ready for a forced induction V6 as a premium engine but the F150 EcoBoost has proven the critics wrong – selling over 100,000 units this first year of production.

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The 2011 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost

Ford's New Year's resolutions for safer driving: Obvious and interesting

The roads today are crowded and sometimes confusing, but the cars we drive are smarter and safer than ever. Understanding these technologies and using them correctly can help you drive more safely. Nevertheless, there is one thing you can do before even getting in the car that will make you a smarter, safer driver and that is simply leaving the stress at home or the office.

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The 2011 Ford Mustang GT

The NHTSA closes investigation of 2011 Ford Mustang manual transmission

Back in August, TorqueNews reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had opened an investigation into 2011 Ford Mustang models powered by the 5.0L V8 and the 6-speed manual transmissions after a variety of shifting issues were reported but after 4 months of research and testing – the government agency has closed the Mustang transmission investigation with no further actions planned.

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