Posts Tagged ‘2010’

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Ford Bringing Stop-Start to the Masses…

December 27, 2010

Ford have issued a press release announcing that by 2012 Ford’s ‘Auto Stop-Start’ technology (that automatically shuts down the engine from idle and turns back on when the brake is depressed) will become available to non-hybrid vehicles as well. Ford has said that on these ‘conventional’ vehicles with petrol drivetrains, city gains of up to 10% have been seen.

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2011 Ford Territory Fully Revealed…

December 19, 2010

CarAdvice.com.au have obtained some spy shots that virtually reveal the whole exterior of the new Ford Territory which goes on sale in Australia and New Zealand next year. With a new corporate face and refreshed sides and rear, the new Territory should easily pass off as a new car to the general buyer. No interior shots were taken (or just aren’t posted yet), but after the jump CarAdvice.com.au’s resident stylist has done some very exciting looking CGI’s.

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Ford Release Official Sketches of 2011 Territory…

December 15, 2010

In what was something out of the blue, Ford have released official sketches of what the new mid-cycle refreshed Territory will look like which goes on sale mid-late next year. Using some features of the Kinetic design language yet unseen on a Ford, the new Territory certainly has a fresh look over the current ‘SY MkII’ model currently on sale in Australia and New Zealand.

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LA 2010: Focus Gets Racy…

November 17, 2010

To continue with its ‘One Ford’ mantra, Ford have unveiled their first global racing car – the new 2012 Ford Focus. Slated to debut next year in the British Touring Car Championship and the Chinese Touring Car Championship. Also appearing next to the race car concept, will be decked out versions of the Focus by Ford, FSWerks and 3D Carbon.

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SEMA 2010: Ford Turns P.I. Stealth…

November 1, 2010

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…

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FoMoCo Posts 6th Consecutive Quarterly Profit!!!

October 27, 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!

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2012 Focus 2.0 Litre Power and MPG Confirmed…

October 22, 2010

Ford have finally announced some technical details regarding the new 2012 Focus – for at least one powertrain anyway. The new base model (‘S’ in the U.S.) will feature a new 2.0 Litre I4 engine that makes a healthy 119kW (160hp) and 198Nm all the while achieving a yet to be EPA tested 40mpg (5.8l/100km). This is, of course, when paired with the PowerShift dual clutch transmission. Those are some pretty awesome numbers right there!

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