Archive for February, 2009

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US-bound Fiesta sedan spotted…

February 28, 2009

Here are spy photos showing Ford’s US-bound Fiesta sedan doing cold weather testing in the north of Michigan. Note the widened lower front grille – presumably for US crash testing result enhancement.

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Melbourne 2009: Ford Territory gets an update…

February 27, 2009

Source: The Motor Report

Ford has revealed its new-look SY Territory MkII, featuring key exterior design changes, fresh interior environments, a revised model line-up and a host of additional equipment now fitted as standard.

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5th Gear drive the Focus RS…

February 26, 2009

Enjoy! 🙂

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Ford execs take salary cuts…

February 26, 2009

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Leaders at Ford Motor Co. will take a sizeable cut to their compensation this year, a move announced one day after the auto maker exacted new concessions from its hourly workers.

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“Love the Beast”: Now greener than before…

February 25, 2009

Source: Reuters

Hollywood star Eric Bana and the producers of his new motor-racing movie have teamed up with an Australian environmental group to offset the pollution caused during filming, saying they love cars but love the planet more (ed – that could be a porky there! :P)

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Ford Transit Connect is greener than thought…

February 25, 2009

Seems like this is happening with every new Ford. First it was the Fusion Hybrid. Now it’s the Transit Connect. You may be wondering what I’m on about? Well, as with the Fusion, the Ford Transit Connect has exceeded Ford’s own testing in its EPA fuel efficiency test. Official figures? 22/25 (city/hwy) or about (combined) 10l/100km.

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Melbourne 2009: FPV F6 E “Concept” breaks cover…

February 24, 2009

The FG-series FPV lineup is quite exciting. You have the usual F6 sedan and ute and the GT / GT-P / GT E sedan and Pursuit / Super Pursuit utes. We even now have the F6X Territory. Now if we go back to the GT range we see the “GT E”. This GT is a step above the rest in the matter of luxury. Sure, it still has the 315kW BOSS V8, but the suspension and interior alike have been ‘luxurised’ for a more smoother ride and handling. Ford has lacked this from the F6 side, so what to do come Melbourne International Motor Show time? I know! Make an F6 E “concept”.

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