Nissan is the Latest to Ditch V8s

Car manufacturers are running away from V8 engines at a steady clip or at least it seems that way. This week, we learned that Nissan will replace the 5.6-liter V8 powering its Armada SUV with a twin-turbocharged V6. We cannot say for certain if the Titan pickup truck will be … Read more

Behold! Ford Bronco Raptor Uncovered!

Ford Bronco Raptor

The long-awaited Ford Bronco Raptor was officially unveiled today, the range-topping model for this off-road SUV. The Raptor features an additional 4.8 inches of ground clearance, an 8.6-inch wider track, and an upgraded four-wheel-drive system. Powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the Bronco … Read more

Uncovered: Ford Escape, Lincoln Corsair Engine Preview

The Ford Escape has been one of the best-selling small crossover utility vehicles since its 2001 debut. The earliest models shared the same architecture with the Mazda Tribute. There was also a Mercury Milan variant until Ford canceled the brand in 2011. The Fourth-Generation Ford Escape Ford rolled out the … Read more

New! 2018 Lincoln Navigator Black Label

Lincoln Black Label in the land of the $100K SUV. The Lincoln brand is one in transition, a luxury marque that once outsold the likes of Cadillac, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. But that was 1998 and the segment was far different from what it is today, with more brands competing … Read more

Updated SUV: 2017 Ford Escape

2017 Ford Escape

Small SUVs are a hot commodity — so much so that at least four models should top 300,000 units sold this year. The Toyota RAV is in hot pursuit of the segment-leading Honda CR-V, followed by the Nissan Rogue and the Ford Escape. Although sitting in a distant second place … Read more

Ford: All-New 3.5-Liter, V-6 Engine Offers Significant Power Boost

Best-in-class performance from Ford’s largest EcoBoost engine. The Ford Motor Company continues to provide reasons for customers to consider its best-selling F-Series pickup truck line. Its main model, the popular F-150, is endowed with countless configuration options and offers four gasoline engines for the choosing. Second-Generation EcoBoost Engine One of … Read more

Ford Fusion V6 Sport Targets German Luxury Buyers

Most powerful V-6 engine in the midsize segment. The “Lincoln Motor Company” may be Ford’s premium brand, but when it comes to taking on the elite German makes, both Ford and Lincoln have Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW in their sights. 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport Fresh on the heels of … Read more

Lincoln MKC: Luxurious, Entry-Level Crossover

2016 Lincoln MKC

The smallest Lincoln model is the most original one yet. The Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln marque has fallen far since 1998, the last year it was the top-selling luxury automotive brand in the United States. These days, the segment is dominated by BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz with Audi, Cadillac, Acura, and … Read more

Ford Escape Receives Significant Mid Cycle Boost

The Ford Escape arrived on the market in 2001 and has undergone regular updates since then. The current generation model was released in 2013, giving Ford an even stronger entry in the compact crossover SUV segment. At the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford unveiled a significant refresh for the … Read more

Vehicle Lightweighting Achieved Through Composites

Plastic has long been used in automotive manufacturing. These days, an assortment of composites are helping to reduce weight, save fuel, and decrease the number of parts used, including in the all-new Ford F-150. Vehicle lightweighting is one of the more commonly aired terms used to describe how car manufacturers … Read more

Would You Pay $70,000 for a 2016 Ford F-150?

The Ford F-150 Limited edition returns for 2016. The new model raises the luxury quotient to a point never before reached in a full-size pickup truck. The 2016 Ford F-150 Limited edition arrives this fall. The Ford F-150 Limited edition is back after a one year respite. Introduced in 2013 … Read more

Aluminum Tough: 2015 Ford F-150

The Ford Motor Company is in the midst of an experiment, one that could just as easily be described as a gamble. Beginning with the 2015 model year the F-150 is all new, but its uniqueness isn’t limited to a fresh face or a new engine — both are apparent … Read more

New Ford Edge Scores and Soars

The second generation of the Ford Edge sporty crossover utility vehicle makes a midyear debut, delivering a superior overall package than the earlier model. Ford introduces two new engines, makes all-wheel drive available across all four trim levels, and holds pricing in place while offering a bevy of new technologies. … Read more

Multimatic to Build the Ford GT

The upcoming Ford GT super car was a closely guarded secret until its stunning reveal at an auto show in Detroit this past Jan. However, Ford will not build this 600-horsepower beast in-house, choosing instead to tap Multimatic, Inc., a Canadian supplier, to assemble it in Ontario. The Ford GT … Read more

Hot Hatch: Ford Fiesta ST

Ford’s smallest pocket rocket excites. The 2015 Ford Mustang has been promised to me, an upcoming press fleet vehicle that I’ve been anticipating for a long, long time. As I’ve been patiently waiting, an assortment of Lincoln and Ford vehicles have kept me busy, including one hot five-door hatchback that … Read more

Luxury Refreshed: 2015 Lincoln Navigator

New front and rear fascias plus an EcoBoost engine. A 2015 Lincoln Navigator in Java metallic. You have to hand it to Lincoln. They just redesigned their traditional body-on-frame Navigator sport utility vehicle and gas prices have dropped to the lowest levels we have seen in five years. Oh, there … Read more

About the 2015 Lincoln Navigator

Now that the Ford Motor Company has turned its attention to Lincoln, new and updated products are debuting with more on the way. In 2013, the latest generation MKZ sedan made its appearance. This summer, the all-new MKC crossover utility vehicle rolled out. And this fall we have the latest … Read more

At a Glance: 2.7-Liter Ford EcoBoost Engine

New EcoBoost engine makes the power grade. The 2015 model year will bring yet another new engine to the Ford product line, a 2.7-liter V-6. That engine follows four-cylinder engines displacing at 1.5- and 2.3-liters, being utilized in the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKC respectively, as well as in other … Read more

At a Glance: 2015 Ford Expedition

Fourth generation model debuts this year. The Ford Motor Company released updated information on Wednesday about its full-size sport-utility vehicle. The 2015 Ford Expedition is the latest version of this big body-on-frame SUV. Standard and stretched wheelbase versions are once again available; a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine is now standard. … Read more

Ford Transit Production is Now Underway

Ford expands its product line yet again. With much fanfare, Ford production workers at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri, started production of the 2015 Ford Transit on Wednesday. The Ford Transit is a large van, one that the automaker expects will help Ford claim a larger slice … Read more

On the Way: 2016 Ford Taurus

Lighter full-size sedan expected in summer 2015. Large sedans may no longer carry the status they once did, but to automakers they represent both premium and profitable models, serving retail and fleet customers alike. The Ford Taurus is one such vehicle, a model name rescued by CEO Alan Mulally soon … Read more

Chicago Auto Show Debut: 2015 Lincoln Navigator

In 1997, the Lincoln Navigator was launched to the full-size luxury sport utility vehicle segment, one that spawned several competitors including the Cadillac Escalade. Like the Escalade, the Navigator is based on the company’s truck platform, a traditional body-on-frame SUV that seats as many as eight people. At the 2014 … Read more

The Big Reveal: 2015 Ford Mustang

It was almost anticlimactic when the Ford Motor Company released photos of the 2015 Ford Mustang earlier today in advance of its global introduction. Whether it was done on purpose or by accident, the first photos of the new pony car were published just days ago when the Dec. 9, … Read more

Sporty Ford F-150 Tremor Priced From $38,000

Hotrod and sporty trucks fill a niche in the auto industry, vehicles with sharp colors, flashy graphics, unique grilles and other special embellishments. Besides the “look” of a hot truck, such models usually back it up with plenty of performance. 2014 F-150 Tremor For 2014, the Ford F-150 Tremor rolls … Read more

Ford F-150: Phil Collareno, Vehicle Line Director, Weighs In

The full-size pickup truck market has been rebounding since sinking to historic lows in 2009. The market is led by the Ford F-150 with models from Chevrolet, GMC, Ram, Toyota and Nissan rounding out the segment. The Ford Motor Company will debut the next generation F-150 next year, a model … Read more