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  • Henrik Fisker To Make Announcement On Galpin Stand At L.A. Auto Show

    Henrik Fisker is probably best known for his attempt at starting an automaker but before the days of Fisker Automotive the Danish businessman was working as a car designer and running coachbuilder Fisker Coachbuild. Well, it appears Fisker isn’t finished with the auto world just yet as he’s reportedly set to make a presentation during the press days of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, which takes place next month.According to Car and Driver, Fisker will be making the presentation on the stand of Galpin. The famous Ford dealership and tuner has never been afraid of designing its own concepts and coachbuilt cars, so perhaps Galpin and Fisker have entered a partnership of some sort.We can … more

  • Ford F-150 Chosen as Best Light-Duty Pickup Truck by PickupTrucks.com and Popular Mechanics Magazine

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    The 2013 Ford F-150 beat five competitors, including 2014 model trucks, in head-to-head tests conducted by PickupTrucks.com and Popular Mechanics

    F-150 recognized for its leading capability and performance

    DEARBORN, Mich., June 17, 2013 – The Ford F-150 has been named winner of the 2013 Light-Duty Challenge by the editors of PickupTrucks.com and Popular Mechanics Magazine. “In our performance-oriented competitive events, the Ford half-ton was dominating,” says Mark Williams, editor of PickupTrucks.com. “It finished in either first or second place in 11 of 13 events. If this were the Olympics, there would be a new Ford F-150 on a cereal box.” F-150 beat out five competitors, including two of the … more

  • 2013 Light-Duty Challenge: Results

    Tags: F-150

    OK, we've been through the testing, we've put on the miles, and now we're just about ready to render our verdict. We decided to judge these trucks both on their physical capabilities as well as other more subjective characteristics. Thankfully, we were able to get experts from RaceLogic and Popular Mechanics to help out. The end result is mountains of data and impressions collected, and one overall winner for our 2013 Light-Duty Challenge. Scoring a test like this can be complicated. In the past, we used a series of formulas that weighted each category according to how important (or not) we thought those categories were. Not so this time. This year each winner of each quantitative test was awarded 100 points and all other competitors … more

  • Ford Mustang in Need for Speed Movie

    Tags: Ford Mustang

    Ford Mustang Adds to Nearly 3,000 Credits with Leading Hero Car Role in Upcoming ‘Need for Speed’ Movie

    A one-of-a-kind, customized Ford Mustang plays a prominent role in the upcoming film from DreamWorks Studios, “Need for Speed,” based on the long-running video game series

    Mustang fans have crowd-sourced a list of about 3,000 Ford Mustang appearances on the large and small screen over nearly five decades

    Mustang made its silver screen debut in the 1964 James Bond film “Goldfinger” just months after its launch

    DEARBORN, Mich., June 10, 2013 – From appearances in James Bond’s “Goldfinger” to Steve McQueen’s “Bullitt” and now “Need for Speed,& … more

  • Ford enthusiasts take in Valley Rally car show

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    The 11th annual Valley Rally Ford & Mustang Show welcomed Simi Valley residents with more than 75 of Ford’s finest. The Sycamore Drive Community Center had its grass crowded with coupes, roadsters and convertibles, plus a few new additions. First time co-chairs for the event, Jim and Margaret Foster, decided to bring in the whole family for the show as the Fosters brought their 15-year-old son, Max, to the show to help out. Together they set up the raffle prizes, organized the addition of the food trucks to the event and passed out the awards. Longtime Mustang fanatics, the Fosters became members of the Valley Mustang Club in February 2008 after their black 1968 coupe was in an accident. “I contacted them in May 2007 to … more

  • Ford Launches ‘Rolling with Ford AND The BET Awards Contest’

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    Ford is calling for entries in its “Rolling with Ford AND The BET Awards Contest” to award one lucky winner the opportunity of a lifetime

    One grand prize winner will receive a VIP experience that includes a trip for two to the BET Awards, exclusive access to the Ford-sponsored preshow red carpet and access to the Ford Hot Spot social media room

    Consumers are encouraged to register to enter the Rolling with Ford AND The BET Awards Contest by visiting www.bet.com/RollwithFord now through June 13

    DEARBORN, Mich., May 29, 2013 – Ford is looking to give one winner the opportunity of a lifetime at the 2013 BET Awards. The “Rolling with Ford AND The BET Awards Contest” will award one consumer with a VIP … more

  • Ford Ecoboost Challenge Hosted by MotorTrend

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    Non-Ford owners are asked to take the Ecoboost Challenge. Watch these owners test drive Ford models with Ecoboost technology and other features only available in a Ford against the competition: Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Nissan and Dodge.Ecoboost Challenge Ford line-up includes the 2013 Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Mustang, Taurus, C-Max, Edge, Escape, Explorer and F-150. Click Here to see the videos » more

  • 2013 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

    Tags: Fusion

    Ford - Best Car Styling BrandFord's new design language seems to work on every new vehicle that gets the treatment, and if anyone wants to call the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion and Escape the best-looking vehicles in their respective categories, we wouldn't argue. The gorgeous new Fusion, in fact, is our Best Redesigned Vehicle of 2013.

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  • 2013 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

    Tags: Kelley Blue Book, Ford Mustang, Explorer

    You always want to get the best deal possible, but the price you pay for a new car is only the beginning. Fuel, financing and insurance are a few of the costs that add up every month, and the actual cost of the vehicle itself -- the amount you pay minus the amount you recover when you sell it -- is typically less than half of the total cost of owning a vehicle over five years. You can save a lot more money by simply choosing the right car than by working a great deal on the wrong car. Ford Models are awarded with below 5-Year Cost to Own Awards 2013 Ford Mustang Sports Car Winner 5-Year Cost to Own:$39,992 as of December 2012. With an expanded standard-feature set that now includes HID headlamps, an efficient 306-horsepower V6 and a host … more

  • Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth's real-life cartoon cars

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    This is actually a replica of a famous 1963 Ed Roth creation that was later destroyed. Fortunately, before it was demolished, model company Revell, made a plastic model kit of Mysterion, preserving the design for posterity. Bachman commissioned this detailed recreation of the original. Roth didn't make money building custom cars. He made money from selling t-shirts and other stuff emblazoned with his famous cartoon character Rat Fink, who was sort of like Mickey Mouse gone horribly bad. He also licensed his car designs to model and toy companies like Revell and Mattel's Hot Wheels.

    By Peter Valdes DapenaMar-1-2013 To read this article Click Here more

  • The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST Will Cost Just $21,400

    Tags: Fiesta

    Pricing for the 2014 Ford Fiesta just went live. Yes, that includes the Fiesta ST. The Fiat 500 Abarth has some competition. With no options, the Fiesta ST will cost just $21,400. That's $600 less than an Abarth and undercuts a Mini Cooper S by about $2,500. Suhweeeet. And for that price, you're getting one of the most attractive hatchbacks on the market. And it has 37 more horsepower than the Abarth, to bring the total to a nice 197. It's not 200, but we'll take it. Dynamically, this looks like it'll be a pretty sweet little ride. I just spec'ed one out as I'd like it, and with Recaro seats and a couple other little doo dads, the little ST came to $24,985. That's definite Abarth territory. If you don't want a hot rod, the regular … more

  • Ford tops in value, says U.S. News & World Report

    Tags: Fusion, Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Taurus, Escape, Edge

    For the second straight year, Ford dominates the U.S. News & World Report 2013 Best Cars for the Money rankings, with six Ford vehicles offering consumers the most bang for their buck. The 2013 Focus, Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Taurus, Escape and Edge captured awards based on their outstanding value and critical acclaim. This marks the fourth year in a row Taurus reigns in the large car category, while for two straight years Edge is best midsize SUV, Fusion is the midsize champ and Fusion Hybrid is the best hybrid vehicle. U.S. News & World Report determines the winner in each of 21 categories based on vehicle safety and reliability attributes as well as expert opinion.

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  • Fusion Energi Lands Ford Atop List with Highest Number of 2013 Vehicles Qualifying for Faster Lane Access in California

    Tags: Fusion, C-Max

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved the all-new Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid for its carpool lane access program; this gives Ford, along with Toyota, more 2013 vehicles that qualify for the state’s high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes than any other automaker

    Fusion Energi meets the long-distance challenges of California’s super commuters who also face increased congestion; idling in stop-and-go traffic is estimated to waste 1.9 billion gallons of gasoline annually

    Ford Fusion Energi hits showrooms later this winter as Ford’s fifth new electrified vehicle to launch in the last 12 months, joining Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid and Ford Focus Electric … more

  • Ford Focus Electric Earns Top Vehicle Safety Rating from NHTSA

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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the 2013 Ford Focus Electric a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing

    Focus Electric was designed with safety in mind with its airbags and AdvanceTrac® with electronic stability control

    The driver’s airbag uses a reconfigured curve-shaped tether system that pulls in the lower section to create a “pocket” to help lessen the impact of the airbag on the driver’s chest and ribs in frontal crashes

    DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 7, 2013 – The 2013 Ford Focus Electric earned a top vehicle safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Focus Electric, Ford’s first all- … more

  • Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid nab five-star ratings from NHTSA

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    Ford's Fusion and Fusion Hybrid have both received the highest five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The rating is a big upgrade for the Fusion, which was completely redesigned for 2013. The previous model fell one star short of the top rating, after scoring only three stars in the frontal crash test and four stars in the side crash test and rollover evaluations. The 2013 Fusion received four stars in side crash and rollover testing and a full five stars in the front crash test. Test results for the 2013 Fusion and Fusion Hybrid were greatly improved at least in part due to Ford's Personal Safety System. The system utilizes smarter sensors to gather crash data and tailor the car's … more

  • Galpin Ford Tops in Sales Volume – Again

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    Galpin Ford retained its title as the world’s best-selling Ford dealership by volume for the 23rd time last year with sales of more than 22,000 vehicles. Galpin Ford outsold its nearest competitor by more than 3,000 vehicles, according to the dealership. The 22,000 vehicles represented a 14-percent increase over 2011. That achievement was among several earned by the dealerships owned by Galpin Motors in North Hills. The company’s Jaguar dealership was No. 1 in U.S. retail sales; the Mazda and Lincoln dealerships had the highest sales volume in the western United States; the Volkswagen and Honda dealerships were No. 2 in the western United States; and the Aston Martin dealership was No. 4 nationwide. “The diverse line- … more

  • Ford Is Only Brand to Top 2 Million Sales in the U.S. for 2012

    Ford Is Only Brand to Top 2 Million Sales in the U.S. for 2012; Focus Remains Best-Selling Global Nameplate So Far This Year

    Ford on track to sell 2.2 million U.S. vehicles in 2012, marking two straight years above the 2 million mark – the only brand to top 2 million U.S. sales since 2007

    Focus remains the best-selling global vehicle nameplate, based on latest available Polk new vehicle registration data through September; Fiesta is best-selling global B-car

    Ford is only automaker with three vehicle nameplates in the global top 10 – Focus at number 1, F-Series at number 4 and Fiesta at number 5 – based on latest available Polk new vehicle registration data through September

    EcoBoost engines this year will power … more

  • Ford Fusion - America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Sedan

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    Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid Rated Up to 108 MPGe City, Making It America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Sedan; Ford Projects Best Hybrid Sales Quarter Ever

    The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid will offer up to an EPA-estimated 108 MPGe city, making it America’s most fuel-efficient sedan by besting Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid by 5 MPGe

    Ford projects 19,000-plus hybrid/electric vehicle sales in the fourth quarter of this year, making it the company’s best quarter for hybrids ever and besting its own previous hybrid vehicle sales record by more than 50 percent; more than half of hybrid sales this year expected to come in this period

    Fusion Energi delivers power of choice for leading fuel economy as Ford& … more

  • 2013 Ford Fusion Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Recommendation for 2013

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    The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion achieved an Acceptable Rating in the challenging new small overlap front crash test and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently named the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion a Top Safety Pick+, the highest recommendation the organization has for vehicle crash safety

    The all-new Fusion features the Personal Safety System, new safety belt technologies and a total of eight airbags, which are designed to protect the vehicle occupants. The Fusion has redesigned seat-mounted side airbags that deploy lower in the pelvis area and incorporate new venting technology to further enhance side impact protection

    DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 20, 2012 – The all-new Ford Fusion earned the Insurance Institute for … more

  • Ford Fusion wins 'Green Car of the Year' title

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    Los Angeles — The auto industry's "greenest" car was reclaimed by a Detroit automaker. Ford Motor Co.'s all-new Fusion on Thursday won Green Car Journal's "Green Car of the Year" at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Fusion beat out the Dodge Dart Aero, Ford C-Max, Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV and the Toyota Prius c. It is the eighth consecutive year that Green Car Journal has recognized a "Green Car" of the year. Previous winners include the compressed natural gas-powered Honda Civic in 2011 and the range extended plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt in 2010. The Fusion comes with multiple internal combustion engine options, and as a hybrid and plug-in hybrid model. Both the Dart Aero and Mazda CX-5 are conventionally powered, internal combustion … more

  • L.A. Auto Show: 2013 Ford Fusion named Green Car of the Year

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    The 2013 line of Ford Fusion vehicles was named this year's Green Car of the Year on Thursday morning at the L.A. Auto Show. The sedan was chosen by Green Car Journal for its low petroleum use, low carbon dioxide emissions and its pricing, which the publication said can lead to the kind of sales "that can truly influence environmental improvement." The Fusion starts at $21,700. The 2013 Fusion is available with various engine options, including a gasoline-powered model, a 47-mpg hybrid and plug-in hybrid called the "Energi" that gets the equivelant of 100 mpg. "This is a great testament for Ford," said David Mondragon, Ford general marketing manager, upon acceptance of the award. "We've moved our brand from laggards to leaders in fuel … more

  • 2013 Ford Fusion earns Top Safety Pick

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    Ford's all-new 2013 Fusion sedan has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Fusion earned the IIHS' top safety designation by earning scores of “Good” in the institute's offset frontal impact, side impact, dynamic head restraint and roof strength testing. “The new Fusion is another example of Ford’s commitment to the highest standards of safety and we are proud that IIHS has recognized these efforts,” said Steve Kenner, global director of the Automotive Safety Office. The 2013 Fusion has yet to be tested by the federal government. The Fusion is the latest 2013 mid-size sedan to earn the IIHS' Top Safety Pick, joining the Chevrolet Malibu, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, … more

  • Ford C-MAX Hybrid Outsells Toyota Prius v

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    Ford C-MAX Hybrid Outsells Toyota Prius v in First Full Sales Month, Helps Ford Set Hybrid, Small Vehicle Sales Records

    In its first full month of sales, Ford’s new C-MAX Hybrid outsells Toyota Prius v, 3,182 units to 2,769

    Ford sets record for hybrid sales in October with 4,612 units – double October 2011 hybrid sales

    C-MAX hybrids help Ford achieve strongest October small car sales in 11 years –a total 25,493 vehicles for a 54 percent increase year over year

    Nearly 70 percent of C-MAX Hybrid buyers are new to Ford, with 25 percent of sales in California as Ford continues to make in-roads on the coasts

    DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 2, 2012 – The new Ford C-MAX Hybrid – America’s most fuel-efficient … more

  • Ford Mustang and F-Series Pickup Named ‘Hottest Car and Truck’ of 2012 SEMA Show

    Tags: Ford Mustang, F-Series

    SEMA Award honors the most popular vehicles chosen by specialty equipment manufacturers to be the best platforms for accessorizing and showcasing this year’s hottest products, according to SEMA

    Ford Mustang officially recognized as “Hottest Car” at the 2012 SEMA show for the first time – a testament to the strong popularity of Mustang with enthusiasts

    Ford F-Series pickups officially recognized as “Hottest Truck” at SEMA for the third year in a row

    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 30, 2012 – Ford Mustang and F-Series pickups are officially the “Hottest Car and Truck” at the 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The SEMA Award – presented today – recognizes the most popular vehicles the … more

  • Ford C-MAX Energi Tops All Utility and Compact Vehicles

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    Ford C-MAX Energi Tops All Utility and Compact Vehicles with EPA-Rated 620-Mile Range; Triples Prius Plug-in’s Electric Range

    Ford C-MAX Energi has the most range of any utility or compact vehicle by achieving an EPA-rated 620-mile range on a single tank and a single charge, taking customers 80 miles further than the Toyota Prius plug-in

    C-MAX Energi achieves up to 21 miles in all-electric range – more than triple the Prius plug-in hybrid’s six-mile all-electric range – with a 108-MPGe EPA city rating

    C-MAX Energi addresses trends of more Americans “super commuting” longer distances and increased congestion; electric-only operation in stop-and-go traffic is estimated to waste 1.9 billion gallons … more

  • 2013 Ford Focus ST At 2012 SEMA

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    Ford announced today that it's going to bring five modified 2013 Focus ST units at the 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas. One of the five 2013 Ford Focus ST show cars was developed by X-Games Gold medalist Tanner Foust. His version of the 2013 Focus ST is meant to be a compromise between an everyday vehicle and a track car. Tanner Foust's Focus ST (2013) comes with a larger air intake, a MagnaFlow exhaust, a fully adjustable front and rear suspension and a bespoke body kit. Bojix Design's 2013 Focus ST features a new body kit, big brakes, a coilover suspension, and a unique livery. M&J Enterprises worked together with Ford, Cosworth LLC and Ford Racing to boost their 2013 Focus ST to 330 hp. The car comes with engine and suspension … more