The light-duty F-150 may be the MVP of the Ford truck roster, but there also are plenty of fan favorites on the heavy-duty side of the ball, and that popularity is paying off for the folks who build the 2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty. That’s because the Blue Oval’s Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville will welcome 350 jobs and an $80 million investment to build more models of the F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550. “Customer demand for F-Series Super Duty trucks is growing substantially, and F-Series overall is America’s best-selling truck for 37 years running,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas.
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The best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world is worn by the 2014 Ford Focus, which led the industry in sales registrations through the third quarter of 2013. According to the latest data from the experts at Polk, customers around the world registered 856,587 Focus models during that time, representing a 16.1 percent jump in volume over the same period in 2012. Further, the Focus expanded its lead over the No
Engineers are hard at work perfecting the redesigned 2015 Ford F-150, but they could use some help with the finishing touches. So, Ford is sending out the call to truck lovers, asking them to describe how they would put the new F-150 through its paces.
It turns out that not only is the newest Ford Mustang on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, so is the oldest. Positioned at the gateway to the Blue Oval’s exhibit, the 1962 Ford Mustang I Concept was the first car to bear the “Mustang” moniker, as well as the first to wear the now iconic “galloping pony” badge. But while a few other styling cues to migrate to the much-loved pony car, the Ford Mustang I Concept was definitely a horse of another color.
Consider it the plug-in hybrid that doesn’t need a plug: Instead, the new Ford C-Max Solar Energi concept relies on a combination of sunlight and advanced Ford technologies to provide a greener way to travel. It all starts with the Ford C-Max hybrid, which provides a versatile and efficient package capable of topping 40 mpg in all facets of EPA testing.
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
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