I was invited to Dearborn, Michigan on Ford’s dime to drive the 2014 Ford Fiesta and the 2014 Fusion Energi, but we’re already off topic. We are here to talk about trucks! While I was in Dearborn, Ford presented us with the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor, an EcoBoost, performance-centric pickup that is everything right-and-wrong about the auto industry.. This is a truck that takes me back…
Browsing the "ford news" Tag
The 2013 Ford Fusion will get a new 1.5 liter EcoBoost engine, but it will have four cylinders, not three as we thought, and it will replace the current 1.6 liter EcoBoost engine offering.
Ford received a lot negative attention and a federal class action lawsuit for advertising their new C-MAX hybrid and the Fusion hybrid’s 47 MPG efficiency. It all came to a head after Consumer Reports stated that the fuel efficiency ratings obtained from their own test results were 17% and 21% lower than the EPA fuel efficiency that Ford claimed. This backlash could lead to new hybrid vehicle testing methods from the EPA.
For the past few years, Ford has been kind enough to fly us out to the North American International Auto Show for some pretty reveals, and this year was no different. And as always, Ford put on a big show in Joe Louis Arena, unveiling the Ford Atlas Concept, a futuristic Ford pickup loaded with all sorts of fuel efficient technologies and a bold, in-yo-face look.
There’s a bit of trouble in paradise over the real-world fuel economy of the Ford C-Max Hybrid and 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, which are delivering less-than-expected mpg numbers for many consumers.