A 2014 Ford F-150 recently helped set a major milestone for its maker, as Ford has now delivered more than 400,000 full-size pickups with its fuel-saving EcoBoost powertrain technology. Even more impressive: Ford hit that mark in February of 2011, less than three years after first offering an EcoBoost engine in its top-selling truck.. The decision to start using EcoBoost engines in its highest-volume vehicle has paid off in other ways, too
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While NASCAR’s top drivers will be chasing the championship when the season wraps up this weekend in Florida, all Sprint Cup racers will be chasing a 2014 Ford Mustang. That’s because a specially modified Mustang will set the pace for the final contest, packing 900 horsepower and a wild appearance that looks like something out of a movie
The 2013 SEMA Show recently closed its doors in Las Vegas, but not before Ford announced that its 6.2-liter V-8 engine—which powers trucks like the 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor—would take “off-roading” in a brand-new direction. “Ford is pleased to be working with Indmar Marine as it plans to re-enter the marine market,” said Jamy Hall, president and CEO for Ford Component Sales. “Ford has a long history of bringing power to the marine industry and views this effort as a strategic opportunity for the company.” In the 2014 Ford F-150 and F-Series Super Duty rosters, that engine relies on technologies like dual-equal variable valve timing to deliver 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft
The annual SEMA Show recently opened its doors at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and it didn’t take long before the fans made their favorites known. Opening day at the 2013 SEMA event saw the Ford Mustang named “Hottest Car” of the show for the second consecutive time, while the Ford F-Series pulled off a four-peat as the convention’s “Hottest Truck.” Certainly helping matters were the SEMA premieres of the Adventure Edition Ford F-150 and the Hollywood Hot Rods Ford Mustang GT Convertible
Backed by sales of the Ford C-Max Energi and Ford Fusion Energi, the Ford Motor Company led the industry in plug-in hybrid sales in October, outpacing the Toyota Prius Plug-in by nearly 100 units. At the same time, the combined sales of the plug-in Ford C-Max and Fusion reached their highest monthly total ever, with 2,179 deliveries that represented a 45 percent advance over the duo’s previous high point for monthly sales
With U.S. sales expected to pass the 200,000-unit mark this month, the 2014 Ford Focus is one of the top-selling cars in the country. But this isn’t just a case of home-field advantage: The Focus also happens to be the best-selling nameplate in the world through the first six months of the year, continuing a run of international success that also brought it the global sales title in 2012
Ground zero for some of the wildest custom vehicles ever produced, the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas should be on the bucket list of every gearhead in the country.
The Blue Oval won its second straight International Van of the Year Award, and its fifth since 2001, when the brand-new Ford Transit Connect earned the honor at the recent Comtrans commercial vehicle exhibition in Moscow. “The all-new Transit Connect impressed the jury on a number of fronts, and above all by the fact Ford has succeeded in building a light van with a strong accent on economics—the vehicle is a good answer to the needs of small operators as well as big fleets to reduce the cost of transport of goods,” said Pieter Wieman, chairman of the jury for the International Van of the Year. “The loading space offers several innovative aspects such as load-through hatch in the bulkhead, fold-up front passenger seat and a sliding side door in the long-wheelbase model which enables a Europallet to be loaded,” he added.
The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor isn’t merely a top performer when it comes to off-roading; the power-packed pickup moves plenty fast off dealer showrooms, too. In fact, the typical Raptor lasts just 15 days at a dealership before being snapped up by a customer, while the industry average for the typical vehicle is 60 days. As a result, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has set monthly sales records in eight of the past 10 months and is a key reason the overall F-150 roster has enjoyed a sales jump of more than 22 percent so far this year
The recent news that the Blue Oval will begin building the 2014 Ford Fusion at its plant in Flat Rock, Michigan has come at a good time. With the car achieving yet another monthly sales record in August, the company is going to need every Fusion it can make to keep satisfying customers. In fact, the 2014 Ford Fusion pushed sales up by 13.7 percent last month, on the strength of 24,653 deliveries, and was a key to the brand’s overall 12.7 percent growth rate, which was based on 213,078 sales in August