Thought the all-new Fusion that was unveiled just yesterday had an impact, just get a go at this! Based on the same basic architecture (not just a different badge) as the new Fusion, this MKZ pre-production concept is the closest look yet at what the first all-new, ‘New Lincoln’ will look like, inside and out.
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Ford has only fairly recently unveiled its new-for-2012 Police Interceptor and already they have decided it needs a new look – cue in the ‘Stealth’ edition headed for SEMA 2010…
This time last year, Ford Motor Company announced a $997 million (USD) profit – which wasn’t too bead considering the economic times. This year, though, Ford have announced that in the 3rd quarter of this year, the company has earned a massive $1.7 billion – the highest takings since 1990!
We’ve been waiting for this, and Shelby American has rewarded us for our patience by unveiling the true numbers behind their new GT350. And boy, what a beast she will be! Based on any old 2011 Mustang GT, Shelby’s first level of tune to the naturally aspirated engine is a ‘modest’ 320kW (430hp). Next up the model line, Shelby add a Whipple supercharger, helping the engine push out 390kW (525hp) – enough for a blistering 3.7 seconds 0-100km/h time! Oh? Is that not enough? Then the R tune is for you – 465kW (624hp) – enough to help you jettison planet earth!
We have shown you the 2012 Focus before, but Ford has released some more details at the Paris International Motorshow in Paris this week as to the specifications of the U.S.-bound version. Atop of this list is the confirmation that the new Focus, set to go on sale in the U.S. and Europe early next year, will be nearly identical in both markets – good news for our American friends.
On release in 2008, the Ford ‘FG’ Falcon sedan managed to score an Aussie first – 5 stars out of 5 in the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) tests, making it the first Australian built vehicle to achieve this safety rating. But on the down side, the ute version only made 4 stars due to a lack of standard safety features (like ESC, which was optional). But, come 2010 and the model range’s first ‘refresh’ and the ute has finally scored 5 out of 5 in ANCAP tests.
From day dot, Mercury was considered the first step into getting yourself into a luxury Ford product. Back in 1939 when Edsel Ford introduced the brand, that was totally true. But fly forward 70 years to 2010 and Mercury tells a different story. No longer is the brand as unique as it used to be – with only re-badged grilles and some updated bumpers to tell apart the models from their “cheaper” Ford cousins. But, Ford has announced that due to dwindling sales figures over the past 10 years and only making up about 0.8% of Ford’s current marketshare that the brand must go… in aid of developing Lincoln.