Oh yes. The inevitable concept has finally arose. The Plug-In Electric Vehicle hybrid(!!!) F-150 is alive! Time to check hell’s temperature…
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Regardless of where you stand on the validity of Consumer Reports’ testing and survey methods, there’s millions of people out there who consider the magazine their buying bible. Thus, it’s news when the non-profit releases findings from a new subscriber-based survey. This time it’s the 2008 Reliability Survey, and while you’ll have to buy the latest issue of Consumer Reports to see how your favorite favorite brand or model in particular performed, the overall trends indicate that fuel efficient vehicles, whether they be hybrids or just small gas-powered cars, are very reliable.
Our (Autoblog’s) spy photographers have noticed a test mule running around Detroit, and we agree with their guess that it’s the upcoming reinvention of the Ford Explorer on a unibody platform. Since its inception, the Explorer has been a true SUV built on a sturdy truck frame, but the market has turned its back on traditional SUVs, so Ford came up with the Explorer America concept that debuted at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. The concept previews the vehicle you see here, though current mules for the production version are cobbled together with bits of Taurus X and Flex body panels.
Now does your iPhone’s current apps. need another friend to keep them company? Well Ford, via the technical know-how of Tao Agency, have created a fantastic app. for you. Introducing the Ford Flex Photo Lab.
Thanks to Kicking Tires:
A year ago, the fact that both the Dodge Ram and Ford F-150 would be redesigned and on sale at the same time was huge news. Fast-forward to today — when trucks aren’t the top sellers they once were and are featuring huge discounts — and the excitement is more muted.
Thanks to Autoblog for this revelation…
Yesterday we told you that the new Ford F-150 was selected by the Texas Auto Writers Association as the Truck of Texas. However, it turned out there were two seemingly contradictory press releases on the Ford and Chrysler web sites both laying claim to the title. As always, the devil is in the details. Apparently, they do things different in Texas.