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Sport Packages Amp Up 2012 Ford Focus
Sport Packages Amp Up 2012 Ford Focus

The 2012 Ford Focus might be one of the most eagerly awaited new small cars in a long while--particularly the 240-hp Focus ST--and Ford is upping the handling anticipation with the announcement of handling packages for the top two Focus trim lines. The automaker says both the Focus SE and the...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus, at 2010 Detroit Auto Show
2012 Ford Focus: 40 MPG Expected From Stronger Base Engine

Ford has announced a few more details regarding the standard four-cylinder engine that will be under the hood of most, if not all, 2012 Ford Focus models. And there's truly something for everyone; the new engine has more power, is smoother, and goes farther on a gallon of gas than the engine it...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus ST
Update: 2012 Ford Focus Wants You To Audition For A New 'Amazing Race' Reality Show

A few quick updates about the 2012 Ford Focus, which is set to be the centerpiece of another massive advertising blitz from Ford Motor Company: 1. That social media campaign for the Focus that we mentioned the other day -- the one called "Global Drive" that looks a lot like the Fiesta Movement, but...Read More»

Today at High Gear Media: Volt Charging, Smart USA Calling

The new car from Smart USA will come from Nissan, in the form of a five-door rebadged Micra. Daimler gives its blessing, in case you were worried. [GreenCarReports] The 2011 Chevy Volt's 240V charger costs the same as five AppleTVs...but they don't cost $1475 to install. [GreenCarReports] Oh, so...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus At $16,995, $24k Loaded: Is Fiesta Still Relevant?

The 2012 Ford Focus has been priced, and it starts at just $16,995—precisely matching the base price of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. That's the word, after Ford soft-launched a consumer site—already live, with detailed information—for next year's Focus, with the site including some...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Five-Door
If It Ain't Broke: Ford Revives Fiesta Movement For The 2012 Ford Focus

Ford's Fiesta Movement was a big hit with consumers. It generated huge product awareness, killer demand, and may explain why the Fiesta is commanding such impressive prices in showrooms. Knowing a good thing when they see it, Ford's social media guru Scott Monty and his colleagues have decided to...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
From 97 Ford Cars and Trucks...to 20?

With a brace of new products arriving in the 2011 model years--the Fiesta, the F-150 and a Focus lineup coming soon--Ford is planning more new vehicles for its namesake and Lincoln brands. In the future, though, the number of models the company sells could fall dramatically, according to CEO Alan...Read More»

Teen driving
LaHood: Distracted Driving ‘An Epidemic In America’

When looking at traffic-fatality figures, there’s some good and some bad: The good is that, as we reported last week, U.S. traffic fatalities dropped in 2009, to the lowest rate since 1950, when adjusted for the overall vehicle miles traveled. The bad is that we’re still losing thousands of...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Wagon
Ford's Better Idea: Smart Airbags To Debut on 2012 Focus

Word from the Blue-Oval gang in Dearborn, Michigan that Ford Motor Company will debut smart airbags on the all-new 2012 Focus comes as a pleasant surprise. Well, maybe we should call them smarter, instead of just smart, since airbag technology has been clipping along at a fairly steady pace. In the...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Five-Door
Today in Car News: 2012 Focus, Porsche and Chevy Spark

Saab's president says never again will there be a screaming deal like his company was for Spyker. Eye of the beholder much? [BostonOverdrive] Porsche is coming back to Detroit--the automaker will display its wares once again at the 2011 auto show in Cobo Hall. Ausgezeichnet, you betcha. [Detroit...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus ST
Today at High Gear Media: Focus ST, 911 GTS and SuperSnake

Topping the headlines today at High Gear Media: the hot 'n spicy version of the 2012 Ford Focus, the Paris Auto Show's own Focus ST. We can't wait until September 30. [MotorAuthority] We're also keen on seeing the new Porsche 911 GTS up close and personally, though we'll have to fend off the...Read More»

Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals For July 2010

Even though new-car sales were off in June, are car shoppers any closer to getting a really good deal this July? First, some disappointing news from TheCarConnection's car-pricing partners over at TrueCar. According to their analysis, the discount war Toyota kicked off in the spring has simmered...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect Review: Family Business Ready?

Transit Connect XLT:  Strictly or Risky Business? Ford's "honey I've shrunk the Freightliner" Transit Connect story should have the title From Turkey with Love.  That's because there's enough intrigue behind how Ford adapted this pint-size van for the U.S. market to fill a Bond film.  For...Read More»

2010 GMC Terrain
Frugal Shopper: Plenty Of Deals, But Not On Crossovers

Looking for a great deal on a truck? The 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is selling for an average 21 percent off MSRP—meaning that, in some cases, you might be getting a well-equipped full-size truck for a discount of $8,000 or more. But if you had a more economical, carlike utility vehicle in...Read More»

2005 Mercury Mountaineer 4-door 114" WB Luxury AWD Grille
Report: Ford To Shut Down Mercury Brand?

Ford's Mercury brand might be heading for the chopping block. Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources within the company, says that Ford Motor Co. is planning to shut down its Mercury brand. It's clearly no done deal yet; the plan, which hasn't been set into motion yet, is going to be presented in...Read More»

2011 Ford C-Max
Ford Will Build Hybrid Version of the C-Max

We've known that Ford's C-Max people-mover will go on sale here by the end of 2011, and now we're hearing that it will be available with both conventional and plug-in hybrids by 2013. Now here's the catch: So far, this announcement only covers Europe. That doesn't mean the hybrid versions won't...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Top Five Upcoming Family Cars

2010 is going to be a busy year for new cars, crossovers, SUVs, and trucks, as the industry continues to recover from a horrific 2009. Here's a look at five new or redesigned models that might appeal to modern families. This list is presented in no particular order. 1. 2011 Buick Regal: This new...Read More»

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Poll: Electric-Vehicle Range, Price Expectations Vary Wildly

Relative to the number of plug-in market choices available now or in the near future, the portion of consumers saying that they would give purchase consideration to EVs is surprisingly high. But responses are also showing that expectations about driving range and purchase price vary wildly. These...Read More»

gas pump
No Threat Of $4-Per-Gallon Gas, But Prices Will Top $3 Soon

Gas prices keep creeping upward, but don't expect any relief anytime soon. Don't expect $4 either. That's what the federal government warns in its latest monthly report; the U.S. Energy Information Administration has predicted that gas prices will jump well past the $3-a-gallon mark in much of the...Read More»

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