Ford and Toyota have today announced their plans be “equal-partners” in the development of a heavy duty RWD hybrid system for full-size SUVs and trucks. This system should see Ford and Toyota meet the 2025 CAFE standards.
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We’ve been waiting just short of forever for this, but finally, the 2011 Ford Explorer has been unveiled. This all-new model is Ford’s take on a 21st century SUV, started from a clean slate based on the popular Taurus / Flex platform. It combines efficient, but powerful engines, new Ford technologies – like rear seat belt airbags and Curve Control and a high quality interior and exterior to create the next best seller from Ford.
After coming under criticism after releasing the Navigator’s guzzling official fuel economy figures (12mpg city / 18mpg hwy), Ford engineers have gone back to work to make it better than the rest…
The Canadian government is handing over to FoMoCo $80 million in a 5 year deal to help secure the automaker in the future market. This money will go towards updating engine facilities at the Essex plant – which currently can only produce V8’s for SUV’s & pick ups – to be more flexible with their powertrain production – to keep up with smaller engine demand.