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  • IIHS: 2015 Ford Edge is a Top Safety Pick

    By Jennifer Geiger on September 22, 2015

    Ford redesigned its midsize SUV this year, and along with fresh styling and more safety features, the 2015 Edge earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The two-row SUV received the top score of good in moderate overlap front, side, roof-strength and head restraint tests and achieved the second-best rating of acceptable in the difficult small front overlap crash test.

    The previous-generation Edge also got good scores in moderate overlap front, side, roof-strength and head restraint tests, but was precluded from achieving the Top Safety Pick award because it had not yet undergone the small front overlap test.

    To get the IIHS' highest safety rating, Top … more

  • Galpin, Fisker Offer Rocket Speedster Concept

    By Tom Murphy-Sep 14, 2015

    The all-new Ford Mustang is selling briskly – 86,769 deliveries through August and clobbering the soon-to-be-replaced Chevy Camaro. So what better time than the present to capitalize on the mystique of the reskinned Mustang?

    Earlier this year, Galpin Auto Sports and Danish designer Henrik Fisker began low-volume production in California of a coach-built, heavily modified version of the new Mustang, dubbed The Rocket.

    With a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body crafted by hand at GFMI Metalcrafters in Fountain Valley, as well as significant interior and suspension upgrades, the Rocket is a 4-passenger coupe with a starting price of $109,100.

    At the recent Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in … more