This week’s review focuses on JD Power & Associates awards and innovations that will continue to less emissions. There is also less hopeful news from the Ford production sector.
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Ford says it won’t build its Ford Focus in Mexico. Instead, it will build it in China and use the savings to expand production of SUVs in the US.
Ford says it will invest $1.6 billion in a new factory in Mexico. That brought howls of protest from Donald Trump, who called the decision “a disgrace.”
The year was 2009 when the first Ford powered by the then-new line of EcoBoost engines debuted, promising big engine power but small engine fuel economy. It all began with the 3.5 liter V6 in the Ford Taurus, but EcoBoost engines rocking three and four-cylinders can be had in just about every available Ford and […]
What has all-wheel drive, 320 horsepower, and most importantly of all, a six-speed manual transmission? The long rumored 2016 Ford Focus RS, that’s what.
Ford is cutting $6,000 from the price of the Focus Electric, which brings its MSRP under $30,000 before any Federal or state incentives.
Ford’s 1.0 liter EcoBoost 3 cylinder engine accounted for 20% of all European sales in the first half of 2014.
For the third time in as many years, Ford’s tiny but potent 1.0 liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine won the International Engine of the Year award.
The Ricardo HyBoost hybrid system uses an electric supercharger and downsized engine for better performance and efficiency, as Jay Leno got to see in person.
The Ford Focus ST is getting a diesel engine to keep it competitive with other fuel-sipping hot hatchbacks, like the Volkswagen Golf GTD.
Many popular versions of American cars are sold In Europe as wagons. Here’s a list of the sexiest station wagons we wish automakers would bring to America.
In 2010 the then-new Ford Focus helped kickstart the premium compact market, and for 2015 the Focus gets a new corporate nose and more standard technology.
Ford hybrid sales have exploded over the past year as the Blue Oval added several electrified models to its lineup. Leading Ford’s hybrid charge was the Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi, two plug-in hybrids that could soon be joined by a third model, the Focus Energi, which will offer a longer electric driving range and a lower price.
Following on the heels of cars like the Nissan Leaf and Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, the Ford Focus Electric is getting a chunky price cut to make it more competitive with other electric cars. Unfortunately, even after hacking $4,000 off the MSRP, the Ford Focus Electric remains one of the most expensive EVs you can buy. When will Ford get serious about electric cars?
These days a majority of vehicles utilizing front-wheel drive, including the ever-popular Ford Focus. A German company has converted a Ford Fiesta into an all-electric, rear-wheel drive vehicle using wheel hub motors, changing the driving dynamics of this popular commuter car. Maybe this is the way to get people to drive EVs en masse.
When the Nissan Leaf received a surprise price cut of $6,400 earlier in the month, it was a shot across the bow to automakers everywhere. With the world’s most-popular mass market electric car now far more affordable, Ford apparently felt the need to launch its own round of incentives to stimulate EV sales. Now consumers can save more than $10,000 by leasing a Ford Focus Electric, while cash buyers will see their price drop by $2,000.
As cute as the 2013 Ford Focus ST is, there is nothing vulnerable about it, as my test drive quickly found out.
The cottage industry of electric vehicle conversions was hoping to ride the wave of EV fever into a much larger market. Unfortunately, the high cost of conversions means there are few takers, and several conversion companies have already gone out of business.
Yet Auburn Hills-based ALTe Powertrain Technologies believes there is still a market for EV conversions…it just isn’t in the U.S.
It is no secret that the cost of advanced lithium-ion batteries are the main drivers behind the high cost of electric vehicles. Even so, most companies are loathe to discuss specifics when it comes to the cost of their batteries. While we’ve been able to get a general idea of the costs, most companies keep […]
Unlike some automakers who are diving head first into the electric car field, Ford is focusing a lot of energy on wringing the most MPG’s from petrol-powered engines. European countries are especially sensitive to the high cost of gasoline, so it makes sense that Ford has launched its 1.0 liter, 49 MPG EcoBoost Focus in the […]