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Ford S-MAX Vignale Concept Unveiled In Milan

The European market is one of the most demanding ones in the entire of the world and manufacturers consider the same very seriously. Ford is one of the major global players and in the recent times, it has started focusing more on the European continent. Last year, Ford unveiled the Ford Mondeo Vignale Concept and taking the Vignale lineup ahead, the US major has unveiled the Ford S‑MAX Vignale Concept yesterday in Milan, Italy. The Vignale model range is all about exclusive specification, premium design and craftsmanship, and Ford is all set to put the two to the production lines.

As far as the availability of the Vignale range is concerned, the Mondeo Vignale will be available next year while the S‑MAX Vignale is expected to follow shortly. Ford will also start a ‘Vignale Lounge’ retail program in select retail stores in Europe, along with a Vignale lifestyle collection. Talking



Ford Everest Concept SUV At Bangkok International Auto Show

The mid-size SUV segment has shown an increase in demand in the recent times and this seems to have pushed global manufacturers to develop even better products. Ford, one of the leaders in the SUV segment, has been working on a new 7 seater concept designed for ASEAN and global markets which was revealed in Sydney back in 2013. Dubbed Ford Everest, the concept has recently been showcased at the Bangkok International Auto Show and if we have to describe the looks of the concept in one word, we would say ‘excellent’.

The main reason that led to the creation of Ford Everest Concept is the utility segment’s rapid growth in the year 2013 – 13 percent to the precise. In the same year, Ford recorded a 35 percent increase in sales, thus motivating the brand to do even better. The Everest concept looks sleek and refined, and has all



Ford To Unveil New Focus At 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Nearly ten days ago, Ford released the first pictures and official details of the all new Ford Focus and the latest buzz is that Ford will unveil the car at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Presented first at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the new Focus features a completely new design which is on the lines of the new Ford models. The exterior features a new bonnet, inverted trapezoidal grille, chiseled headlamps and elongated fog lamps. Aside from the new design, another important change is the addition of SYNC 2, the latest version of Ford’s voice-activated in-car connectivity system.

The system features an 8 inch high-res color touch screen which responds to voice commands to control audio, climate control, navigation and more. For the European market, the SYNC 2’s navigation system will have a split-screen display to offer a more detailed view of the map. As far as the



New Ford Focus Arrives With New Design, Engines, Features And More

Ford has unveiled the all new Ford Focus which is hugely improved over its predecessor. In short, the all new Focus a completely new design featuring Ford’s new face, packs more advanced technologies, is more equipped and comes with an upgraded powertrain lineup. The car has made its debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and will officially be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The design of the new Focus is in line with the recent models and features One Ford global design language, which was last seen on the new Mondeo and Fiesta models.

The car arrives with a lowered stance, a new bonnet, front fascia and inverted trapezoid grille. Complementing the new face is a pair of chiselled front headlamps and elongated fog lamps. For the European market, Ford has also updated the car’s engine lineup and it will be the first vehicle to be



2015 Ford Expedition With New Engine And Features Unveiled

Today, Ford has revealed the all new 2015 Ford Expedition which comes with a long list of features, a new EcoBoost engine and a new platinum series. Perhaps the most important change brought by Ford is the addition of a new Ecoboost engine to the options list. Earlier, the only engine that customers looked forward to was the 5.4 liter V8 unit but now there is a smaller 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine which not only drives better but delivers better fuel economy, power and torque figures. This new EcoBoost heart is the only engine to be offered in the new Expedition in North America.

Mated to this fuel efficient is a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission that also features a manual mode. When driving in the manual mode, drivers can select the desired gear using a shift-mounted rocker switch. Complementing the interesting setup will be the new continuously controlled damping that



Special Edition Cobra To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Shelby FIA Cobra

Shelby is the word synonymous to performance and the one car that actually put Shelby ahead of other manufacturers in the 60s is the Cobra. That iconic piece of machinery would give any car enthusiast goose bumps. The original Cobra was exciting and immensely powerful, and talked only performance. In 1964, Shelby American, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), launched the FIA Cobra. This special version competed with Aston Martin, Jaguar and Corvette in 1964’s World Manufacturers Championship series.

Exactly fifty years later, in 2014, celebrating the birth of the FIA Cobra and paying a tribute to the same, Shelby American is going to offer 50 limited edition continuation (CSX7000) Shelby 289 FIA Cobras. Based on the 289 Ford, the limited edition models will feature a “Viking Blue” exterior color with FIA stripes and roundels. It will also come with a black FIA



All-New Ford F-150 Pickup Revealed At Detroit Motor Show

The North American International Auto Show has always been a great platform for launching new products and keeping that in mind, Ford has announced the all new F-150 pickup at the exhibition. The 2015 F-150 is not big on looks but comes with a range of new features one cannot overlook. In brief, the new F-150 gets an all-new high-strength steel frame, high-strength aluminum-alloy body and the Baja 1000 proven 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine. On the features part, the list gets 11 new features including 360-degree camera view, integrated loading ramps stowed in the pickup bed, 400-watt power outlets inside the cab, LED headlights and sideview mirror spotlights, and remote tailgate release.

According to Ford, the new F-150 is the strongest and most durable F-150 ever. Before the truck is put on sale, which is expected to happen later this year, Ford will torture-test the F-150 and even hand it over



Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept Car To Debut At CES 2013

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show is going to be interesting as Ford is planning to debut its latest concept car at the venue. Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept is the car in question here which is ready to meet the masses in Las Vegas. Talking about the concept car, it is first of its kind sun powered vehicle aimed at offering performance levels comparable to conventional plug-in hybrids. The interesting fact is that since it is a solar powered vehicle it does not depend on electric grid for fuel as plug-in hybrids do.

Unlike plug-in hybrids which power their battery from an electrical socket, the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept utilizes a special concentrator that magnifies and directs intense sun rays to solar panels on the vehicle roof, thus harnessing the power of the sun. With this innovative piece of technology onboard the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept delivers the same performance



Ford Police Interceptor Sedan, Utility, All-Wheel Drive being a favorite among US Police Officials

Ford has come up with some good news for police also, as this is presenting the high performance Sedan EcoBoost with some of the best utilities they can provide to the administration officers. This car has some of the best features which are capable to meet the high demands of administration and also make their work easier and better. This car is enough intelligent and equipped with all-wheels drive facility claims to be the fastest both in 0-100 mph acceleration testing and average lap times at Fontana raceway in California.

The Ford EcoBoost Police Interceptor has a high vehicle value accelerates faster than all base V6 sedan rivals as it has underwent in 0-100 mph testing and average lap times and won the test. And due  to this reason Police interceptor Sedan has been the first choice of the government officials of U.S. and due to the utility o these vehicles



Ford Edge Concept Crossover Makes European Debut In Barcelona

To move along with the very stylish continent of Europe the Ford made its debut here with the new Edge that introduced in Barcelona in Spain presenting as an emblem of sophistication and technology. Ford Edge which has already applauded in the U.S market will be upgrading to its new collection with new SUVs along with the new Kuga which is a mid-sized SUV and new EcoSport which is a small SUV will be launching altogether. Edge will be counted among the 25 new vehicles that Ford will launch in Europe in the next five years, and this was announced at Ford’s special “Go Further” -which was grandeur occasion in Barcelona and between the swarm of 2,500 journalists, employees and dealers.

This car claims to be one of the finest examples of technology which will upgrade your lifestyle. It has a concept of automated driving technologies such as self-parking and



All New Mustang Celebrates Ford’s 50th Year In Automotive Industry

50 years of experience is quite a high mark for both the company and the customer.  With a very distinctive approach Ford has completed its long journey of success and innovation with each of its cars that presented to all of its customers. This time the celebration is indeed a grand one and it will be marked with the toast of the launch of the all new Ford Mustang which is filled up with World Class performance and some of the marvelous specifications that will not allow taking your eyes of that vehicle.

The incorporation of the innovative technologies is made to attract a large number of customers and to expand its market stretch on the global platform. This world class car is all set to unleash in six countries on for continents respectively. The Architecture of the Mustang Mustang now available with three engines presenting withwider options to choose



2014 Ford Mustang Convertible With Supercar Performance For EICMA

Hollywood Hot Rods is a popular name in the custom auto industry and this year at the 2013 SEMA show which takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, they have planned something very unique for the visitors. Hollywood Hot Rods is planning to take on the supercars with its 2014 Ford Mustang GT convertible at SEMA 2013. While the 2014 Mustang is already a performance oriented and beautiful looking machine, Hollywood Hot Rods wanted to build a unique vehicle out of it and in that context the following is what Troy Ladd, owner of Hollywood Hot Rods said: – “We really wanted to take the customization of this Mustang to the next level.

Instead of simply adding accessories and a custom paint job, we wanted to really change the car. So we decided to redesign some key elements of the car, like the roof and rear section; to create a



Ford unveils the F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition off-road pickup

Ford has unveiled its new 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition model in its popular truck line in Michigan, United States. Entering its fourth model year, the new 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition kicks the existing package up a notch with significant interior and exterior enhancements. The manufacturer proclaims it to be the best Raptor ever introduced in the market. It is adorned with a high-performing and uncompromising off-road pickup and the advanced features found only in premium trucks.

The new trim level has been enhanced with a variety of features to make the Raptor much bolder. The new SVT Raptor Special Edition will be available in Ruby Red Metallic and Tuxedo Black Metallic with box-side graphics. Both of these are newly introduced colors for Raptor and will be available only in SVT Raptor Special Edition. The new interior renovations brought in Special edition include Brick Red seat bolsters (with



Carl Edwards wins the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Subway Fresh Fit 500 race

Carl Edwards got his long waited triumph in NASCAR Sprint Cup at Phoenix on Sunday March, 3rd 2013, which was according to him, desperately required since his first win in this Sprint Cup two years ago in Las Vegas and he has waited for 70 races since then. Edwards who has 20 career cup victories in his name, was very determined during the whole race which can be analyzed by seeing his led laps counts of 122 out of total 316 laps, but the 2013 Subway Fresh Fit 500 cup victory came at final stage where Jimmie Johnson was just less than 1 second behind him at the finish line and got second place finished.

Edwards was really happy after the win which can be seen in his flawless flips and he jumped into the grandstands for high-fives from spectators fans, and during that he said, “I feel like I can jump over those grandstands right now. This win



2013 Ford Fusion Energi PHEV has best driving range as a Hybrid and EV-only

Ford has done wonderful work in the segment of Green Cars too, with its new 2013 Ford Fusion Energi sedan, which has latest plug-in hybrid, produces the most efficient EPA-rated driving range and claims to have the best fuel efficiency as compared to other competitor in the market in the same segment. If we look into the numbers, the 2013 Fusion Energi has an outstanding EPA-rated driving range that covers a distance travel of 620 miles[997.79 kilometers] with no refilling of gas or recharging of battery once its got fully charged with full gas fuel tank and has the best capability of electric-only mode to cover a distance of 21 miles[33.79 kilometers], which when compared to the Honda Accord Plug-In, it has combined gas-electric driving range EPA rating of 574 miles[923.76 kilometers] and  with the electric-only mode, it delivers the EPA-rated driving range of 13 miles[20.92 kilometers].

The new Fusion Energi has delivered much improved driving range than Honda



Ford Atlas won NAIAS EyesOn Design Awards with Nissan Resonance in concept category

As per the final decision for the NAIAS EyesOn Design Awards, which falls into the concept category, at North American International Auto Show[NAIAS] 2013, is given as : Winner of the EyesOn Design Awards  in the Design Category goes only to one vehicle but due to a tie, it is awarded to two vehicles – the Ford Atlas Concept and the Nissan Resonance Concept. The EyesOn Design Awards honor the most important display of design at North American International Auto Show[NAIAS] 2013, in Detroit.

The award winner decision is taken by North American and global leaders of design from Automobile makers with academic chairs of transportation design programs and design leaders from other fields.  It identify the skill and creativity of today’s most gifted designers in the areas of Aesthetics and Innovation, Concept Implementation, Functionality and Spirit of Industrial Design. The EyesOn Design Awards given in concept and production categories, which are desired by automotive



2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost at Los Angeles Auto Show 2012

“Customers want cars that are expressive and fun while offering class-leading fuel economy,” says Mark Fields, Ford president of the Americas. The 2014 Ford Fiesta is a most fuel efficient car along with performance, connectivity and personality, is debuted at Los Angeles Auto Show 2012 . Ford is using 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine that deliver the best miles per gallon among its rivals. Fiesta engine has already been selected for International Engine of the Year Award in Europe and Engine Technology International’s award 2012, is expected to deliver more than 40 mpg.

It produces 123 horsepower for each liter while 108 horsepower per liter by for its size than a Lamborghini Aventador. 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost enabled engine, offers fuel economy by 20 percent and reduction of CO2 emissions of up to 15 percent. MyFord Touch® system with 6.5-inch touch screen that feature enhanced voice control along with the options for navigation, communication and



2014 Ford Fiesta ST EcoBoost at Los Angeles Auto Show 2012

Log Angeles is the witness of excitement among fans and brands owners. Sports coupe along with small cars is in top list. Ford has introduced new 2014 Ford Fiesta ST at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2012 in small cars segment. Small car segment is a hot in North America. The same performance model has been launched in Europe in 2005. The award-winning Ford 1.6-liter EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine propels the 2014 Fiesta ST with an estimated 197 horsepower and 214 lb.-ft. of torque while Mini Cooper S with 181 horsepower and a torque of 177 lb.-ft.

In the same B-segment Sonic RS produces just 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. Mark Roberts, Ford-Fiesta calibration supervisor says, “This is a rewarding car to rev”. It has 177 lb.-ft. of torque available from 1,600 rpm and 214 lb.-ft. by 3,500 rpm. It seems that Fiesta ST has the engine of twice of its size



Ford Focus ST at SEMA Show 2012

The theme-based customization on 2013 Ford Focus ST with 2.0 Litre EcoBoost Engine and 6-Speed Manual Transmission, customized by five different Auto-sports - the M&J Enterprises, the Steeda Auto-Sports, the Bojix Design, the Tanner Foust Racing and the Galpin Auto-Sports are showcased in the SEMA Show 2012, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada[United States] from October 30th to November 2nd 2012. The 2013 Ford Focus ST customization from M&J Enterprises with a joint venture with Ford, Cosworth LLC and Ford Racing, increases 30% Engine’s power, to generate a horsepower of 330 and increases 20% of the torque, and to give smooth ride on such high horsepower, respectively the Focus ST suspension, tires and alloy wheels has been nicely modified with the beauty of design in Tangerine Scream finish.

In the other customization of 2013 Ford Focus ST from Steeda Auto-sports  which is more dedicated to the performance side of European inspired model. Steeda



2013 Lincoln MKZ

The 2013 Lincoln MKZ has been revealed with comparatively less price among its premium segment cars, specially targeting the new Lexus 350 ES in this price segment, Lincoln is premium auto-brand of Ford Motor Company and always innovates in line of creating advanced technology for premium cars with best prices and more efficiency. The new 2013 Lincoln MKZ has equipped with power of all front wheel drive and the Eco-boost 2.0 Liter i.e. 2,000 CC engine is capable of generating horsepower of 240 i.e.

243.42 PS. With such power, the EPA figures of fuel mileage are still nice, for city, this is 22 miles per gallon and for highway, it is 33 miles per gallon. Lincoln is has announced 2013 MKZ with 10 superior features which are following: 10.1 inch Remote Start,SYNC with MyLincoln Touch driver connect technology, multicontour front seats with Active Motion, LCD instrument cluster, Intelligent Access with