For the new model year, the 2014 Ford Fusion is expanding its wide range of available safety features with rear inflatable seatbelts that provide an added level of protection for those who need it most. “The inflatable belt is designed to help reduce head, neck and chest injuries for rear-seat passengers, often children and older passengers who can be more vulnerable to such injuries,” said Srinivasan Sundararajan, safety technical leader with Ford’s research and advanced engineering group.
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Fans of the Ford F-150 can spend countless hours polishing their pickups to a high-gloss gleam, but achieving just the right finish wouldn’t be possible if those trucks didn’t spend about 15 seconds in front of the new dirt-detection system from the Blue Oval. It’s part of a high-tech approach to the paint process that’s being deployed at Ford facilities like the Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan. There, each Ford F-150 is scanned by a high-resolution vision system that takes more than 3,000 images in a quarter of a minute, with the ability to detect dirt particles smaller than a grain of salt.
As retail sales surge, the Ford division was once again the best-selling brand in the auto industry in July, racking up 186,796 sales that marked a robust 11.9 percent improvement as compared to July 2012. Those results included particularly strong performances from Ford utility vehicles and trucks. In fact, every current model from the brand’s crossover/SUV/truck lineup increased sales last month, led by: Ford F-Series: 60,449 sales, up 22.6 percent and still the country’s top-selling vehicle of any kind Ford Edge: 10,541 sales, up 14.9 percent Ford Flex: 2,689 sales, up 16 percent Ford Explorer: 12,742 sales, up 12.6 percent Ford Police Interceptor Utility: 1,347 sales, up 96.9 percent Ford E-Series Vans: 9,724 sales, up 13.4 percent Even Ford’s heavy-duty trucks were in the black, with a sales spike of 31.2 percent to 635 units
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Two of Ford’s freshest new vehicles are quickly becoming fan favorites: The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion and completely redesigned 2013 Ford Escape both set January sales records last month, helping the company achieve an overall 22 percent increase in deliveries. When you also take into account Ford’s 166,501 January deliveries, the company claimed the No
Ford’s amazing streak of earning three consecutive North American Vehicle of the Year awards—including victories for the Ford Explorer , Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford F-150 —finally came to an end last year.
Showing off the beauty of Ford’s powertrain technology, the new 2013 Ford Explorer Sport will feature a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that makes a robust 365 hp and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, yet still lead its class with fuel-efficiency ratings of 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway. Those numbers mean advantages of 3 mpg/2 mpg compared to the Jeep Grand Cherokee or Dodge Durango with 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engines, as well as a 3 mpg/4 mpg bonus over the Land Rover Range Rover Sport with a supercharged V8.
New High-Performance Ford Explorer Sport, a Fully Capable SUV Certified to Deliver Class-Leading Fuel Economy
Ford’s new Explorer Sport will stand in a class of one when it goes on sale next month with an EPA-certified 22 mpg highway rating, the only seven-passenger, high-performance SUV on the market to do so.
Already available with a peppy EcoBoost I4 engine that delivers up to 28 mpg highway, the Ford Explorer will soon show off the other side of the Blue Oval’s signature powertrain technology in the form of a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that will deliver north of 350 hp.