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Ford Mustang Hybrid Rumored to Pack 400 HP

Ford Motor Company has already confirmed plans to produce a hybrid version of the Mustang. While we've gotten confirmation, the company has yet to offer details other than saying it will offer V-8-like performance, but "with more low-end torque."  While Ford may not be ready to offer more details, that's not stopping the rumor mill from churning. According to a…

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Ford F-150 Diesel Will Net 30 MPG Highway

Ford Motor Company will take the lead when it comes to half-ton pickup truck fuel economy. The 2018 Ford F-150 will be rated at 30 mph highway when equipped with the company's new diesel engine offering.  The automaker had previously said it was targeting 30 mpg with the PowerStroke diesel V-6, but official EPA ratings were just revealed this week.…

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New Ford Focus Debuts, Coming Stateside in 2019

Ford may be grappling with the global shift toward utility vehicles by killing off some of its car nameplates, including the Ford Fiesta, but the Focus compact is here to stay for awhile. At simultaneous events in Europe and China Ford revealed the all-new Focus, bound for global duty.  The Focus is new from the ground up, making it the…

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Lincoln Cutting Fleet Business as it Focuses on Residuals

Part of Lincoln's revitalization plan is bringing a bit of short-term pain for the luxury brand. Ford's luxury division is methodically cutting several of its sales channels, including fleet sales, to produce vehicle residual values, causing some short-term sales loss.  In the course of the last year Lincoln has cut sales to daily rental companies, a common cut from brands…

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2018 Ford Escape Fails Safety Crash Test

A new round of crash tests show the 2018 Ford Escape ranks that the bottom of seven similar vehicles tested. The test is surrounding front passenger-side crash evaluations. "The occupant survival space was badly compromised" because of airbag problems and a frame design that crushes passengers in the right hip and thigh area, said Becky Mueller, senior research engineer for…

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Next Ford Focus Teased Prior to April Reveal

Ford has not been shy at teasing the next-generation Focus. Test mules have been running around public roads with bright colored wraps to draw attention. Now Ford is teasing the car with the more convention YouTube video, confirming the car will be revealed on April 10th.  The video does not tell us much more than we already knew. New LED…

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Lincoln Aviator Will Look Like Concept

Lincoln dropped some jaws this week with the reveal of the Aviator Preview; Lincoln's term for this concept version of its upcoming new SUV. However, despite the "preview" nature, Lincoln executives say this week's show-stopper is basically the real-deal.  While speaking with Road & Track incoming Lincoln boss David Woodhouse confirmed this week's "preview" is basically the production version of the 2020…

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