Ford has announced it has a new EcoBlue engine that will be the diesel used in smaller diesel powered vehicles in the future. This engine is expected to eventually be part of the Transit lineup and is made to not only work well in the European market that has less stringent requirements, but also to be made to function in the US. In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal this could be a step in the right direction for diesel and as it appears, Ford could be working to capture some of the customers Volkswagen will lose from the scandal.
The US Postal Service brings us a variety of great collectible stamps on a regular basis, making new ones nearly every year. For car guys and truck enthusiasts the new stamps for this year show us four classic trucks that will be adorned beautifully and make for a fun way to collect or send mail. Some of us are not just car guys buy also philatelists (stamp collectors) and enjoy the fun of collecting some of the rarest and collectible stamps ever made. Even if you don’t enjoy cars but like to collect stamps these are four you should consider adding to your collection.
Ford Ranger has been a staple and icon of the Ford lineup for generations. The tough, rugged truck was introduced in the United States in 1983 to compete against Japanese small trucks and has done well against the competition. In the first half of 2015, Ford Ranger was the best selling vehicle in South Africa, and Ford has announced that they will begin assembling the Ranger in Nigeria beginning in the fourth quarter of this year. Continue reading
The Ford Mustang is an American Icon. It exudes the manly muscle car from yesterday for many and the excitement of a new era for others. Likewise, the Apollo mission into outer space was a memorable time in history. In light of the Apollo missions, Ford has announced the Ford Mustang Apollo Edition to celebrate innovation and inspiration. Continue reading
The Ford Mustang has been an American Icon for decades. From the Mustang Roush and Saleen to the Shelby, there is a lot of history that stands behind the Mustang name. From coupes and convertibles, to GT versions and turbocharged engines, Mustang has been a powerful vehicle that is fast on the road and a head turner to bystanders and onlookers. Everyone looks when Mustang passes them by. Continue reading
The Ford Ranger was one of the most popular and most sold trucks of all time but is now a thing of the past. Many times when you are looking for something that is unique, you have to search where you wouldn’t expect, a place that shows you similarities but differences. This brings us to the Ranger in question, which isn’t just any Ford Ranger, but one that was built in 1991 and had only twenty versions of it actually built. Why so few, maybe because of the limited market, or possibly because Ford realized it should not have a truck with these features, but either way this Ranger was one of intrigue and interest. Continue reading
When Ford unleashed its own surprise at the Detroit Auto Show in January, showing off the new Ford GT sports car that is simply an amazing machine that looks sleek, stylish, fast, gorgeous and simply ready to take to the track we thought that might be all they were going to give us this year. Quite honestly, that would have been plenty, a new sports car built with the name that was synonymous with Ford Racing for such a long and storied time in racing history. Now it seems the Ford GT might take on a whole new face and create an even bigger buzz.
Talks are already happening to lead us to believe the Ford GT might just turn up at LeMans with additions and tuning from Forza to make a car that will seriously scream around the tracks of the world and take the racing world by storm. Seeing a Ford GT done up with Forza trimming will just make the other cars at LeMans all turn green with envy (not really) and be ready to forfeit the race to the Ford GT, which should show up as one of the most powerful cars on the track.
As many vehicle shoppers are moving toward smaller, more agile and more fuel efficient models, there is still a need for some for the larger more cumbersome SUV’s. The Ford Expedition is such an SUV and has gained a ton of great updates to continue to offer a leading edge on the competition which includes the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada. Some of these leading items include replacing the large V8 engine with an EcoBoost V6 to offer much more fuel efficiency than ever before. Add some interior updates along with some very attractive body style changes and the Expedition offers plenty of great features for any owner to fully enjoy the new modernized SUV.
With a great deal of cargo space and room for up to eight passengers, the Expedition continues to be a leader in the large SUV class. For 2015 the updates include MyFord Touch, a refreshed front and rear and the change to a smaller more fuel efficient engine. Add to this the inclusion of selectable drive modes to choose from Comfort, Normal and Sport which helps the suspension provide the ride feeling the driver is looking for.
Pickup trucks are built to get work done or offer a great deal of fun and versatility to enjoy. Taking gear to the outdoor destination is easy to do with one of the great pickup trucks that make of this list of the six highest horsepower pickups offered for the new 2015 model year. A truck that is equipped to do more than necessary allows owners to enjoy a confidence their truck will take care of business. Continue reading
Ever since smaller cars have gained a huge popularity throughout the country car buyers have clamored for more added to even the small cars. Rather than a basic box on wheels with a hamster powered engine underneath the public has demanded more premium features, versatility, and of course great fuel efficiency. The engineers and designers at Ford listened intently and came up with the 2014 Ford Focus which is loaded to gills with great features, offers a ton of space inside especially for a small car, and shows up with the versatility to be had as either a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback.
Standing up strong to the normal competition in this class as such longstanding names as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla the Focus comes in hot with a great value and package many car buyers will enjoy. Even though the Focus remains basically the same for 2014 as it was for 2013 the car still receives a few added features which show up in the Sport Appearance Package of the Se trim with sport cloth seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and a rear spoiler.