Archive for November, 2008

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Thailand 2008: Ford Ranger MAX…

November 30, 2008

All I can say is wow! I mean, Just look at this beast!

2008 Ford Ranger MAX concept

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More HP for your GT sir???

November 27, 2008

Source: Autoblog

We’ve become familiar with Jason Heffner’s creations over the past few years, from his insanely powerful Lamborghini Gallardos to mindblowingly fast Ford GTs. For his latest project, Heffner has teamed up with Ford GT chief designer Camilo Pardo for a special edition version of the car that looks as good as it is fast.

Heffner Camilo Pardo Ford GT

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Green March to U.S Congress…

November 27, 2008

So the 3 respective CEO’s of the Detroit Three got in trouble after arriving to Congress in private jets. Not good for their (& their company’s) image, eh? Well Autoblog has revealed their latest plan to gain some respect back from the American public…

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Ford SVT F-150 Raptor R finishes Baja 1000…

November 26, 2008

Remember news that the new 2009  Ford SVT F-150 Raptor was entering the 2008 Baja 1000? Well the race is over & has been won and the results may surprise you…

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Mystery Mustang to be unveiled in Detroit???

November 26, 2008

The LA Auto Show is over now, with the main attraction the new-for-’09 Mustang (MY10). But amidst the hullabalah around this fantastic machine, reports have come out that Ford are using the 2010 Mustang’s publicity wave to the max. Cue rumourmill:

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2010 Ford Fusion pricing announced…

November 24, 2008

With thanks to Autoblog:

The dust has hardly settled from Ford’s big showing at the 2008 LA Auto Show, and already it’s making news again with the new 2010 Fusion. Today Ford launched a minisite to promote the redesigned mid-size sedan, and contained therein is pricing for all five models. Everything begins with the base Fusion S model that starts at $19,270 and comes with the new 2.5L four-cylinder and a six-speed manual. The range tops out at the Fusion Hybrid, which starts at $27,270. That’s a little more than the Toyota Camry Hybrid, which begins at $26,150, but as AutoblogGreen points out, the Fusion Hybrid comes with Ford’s new EcoAssist gauge cluster that may be worth the extra money to buyers. We’ve also learned that the Fusion Hybrid’s fuel economy in the city will be 39 mpg, which is 6 mpg better than the Camry Hybrid, so you will be getting more for your money.

2010 Ford Fusion Sport

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Ford Australia’s left-hook future???

November 20, 2008

So you thought the news of Ford Australia keeping it’s iconic Geelong plant plus the “Barra” inline 6 engine which it produces alive post 2010 was great? Well, we have news for you! And it’s all good…

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Barra I6 + Geelong plant to stay!!!

November 20, 2008

There has been some rather exciting news from Ford Australia today. That news is that of the iconic Australian “Barra” Inline 6 engine & the plant / workers that produce it will be spared the axe. This is fantastic news on the company, industry & fans behalf if ever there was any!

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Mitt Romney in the NYT: “Let Detroit go bankrupt”…

November 20, 2008

Source: New York Times

Here is the controversial article which appeared in today’s New York Times:

If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go
overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed.

US congress

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There’s the S-Max & C-Max. But what about B-Max???

November 19, 2008

Source: Auto Express

The Fiesta-based car – which replaces the much-criticised, slow-selling Fusion – offers style and practicality in a compact package. It will slot into the range below the C-MAX, which will be available with five and seven seats when the next generation version goes on sale in a couple of years’ time. But the B-MAX will take Ford into the rapidly expanding supermini-MPV class.

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