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Ford Focus, Volvo C30 Get Top Marks In IIHS Safety Ratings

Ford Focus, Volvo C30 Get Top Marks In IIHS Safety Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has conducted a new battery of crash tests -- this time on an assortment of coupes. Generally speaking, all five models performed well, but the Ford Focus and the Volvo C30 came out on top, beating out the Chevrolet Cobalt, Honda Civic, and Scion tC. Each... read more

July 21, 2009 by - 1
2010 Ford Focus RS (European edition)

2011 Ford Focus: Bummer, We Won't Get Focus RS!

Ford Motor Company is punching its way through these tough current times. Good things are on the horizon, which is important as the company cannot rely solely on the 2010... read more May 27, 2009 by 2

2011 Ford Focus - European model

Going Green: Ford Plants $550M into 2011 Focus Factory

Call it clever strategy or just a sign of the times, but Ford's doing a 180-degree turn and spending more than half a billion dollars to retool its Michigan Truck plant to... read more May 6, 2009 by 2

2009 Ford Ka

Ford CEO Mulally: Ka May Come Stateside

In a possible stroke of genius where small cars are concerned, one of the Detroit's Big Three is seriously considering bringing a small, Europe-only mini car to market in the... read more October 6, 2008 by 4

2008 Ford Focus

IIHS: Economy Bumpers Bash the Wallet

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says small cars can suffer some expensive damage in very low-speed driving. The IIHS conducted a battery of tests on 20... read more September 4, 2008 by 2

car sales

August Sales Lower at GM, Ford, Toyota

August could turn out to be another dismal sales month for the domestic automakers. The results so far: TOYOTA/LEXUS: Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported... read more September 3, 2008 by 2

2009 Ford Focus

NKOTB: 2009 Ford Focus SEL

The 2009 Ford Focus is adding a top-line edition, and stability control is on the options list, at long last. We've told you before about the cosmetic updates to the 2009... read more August 6, 2008 by 6

Ford Sync - in Navigator

Microsoft SYNC-ing Up with Auto Industry

Microsoft hopes to SYNC up with the auto industry. The software giant's high-tech infotainment system has been one of the few big success stories for Ford Motor Co. this past... read more July 29, 2008 by 1

Stocks Down

Record Losses at Ford; Big Changes Coming?

Posting the worst quarterly loss in its history, Ford Motor Co. says it is "aggressively accelerating" plans to shift from a truck-based to high-mileage, car and... read more July 24, 2008 by 6

Smart fortwo

Are Small Cars Safe? Surprisingly So!

There was a lot of attention given a recent federal test of the new Smart fortwo. The little coupe received what was, on the whole, the highest possible kudos following a... read more May 21, 2008 by 9

2009 Ford Focus

2009 Ford Focus: Cleaned Up a Little

By now you've read our Bottom Line on the 2008 Ford Focus. It's a solid choice if you’re looking for a roomy car that handles well with a base price that starts around... read more May 16, 2008 by 7


2011 Ford Focus a Euro-American Adventure, Again

Ford is laying out plans for the next version of its Focus compacts. And this time around, Ford says it's going to try once more to make the 2011 Ford Focus a global product... read more April 15, 2008 by 28


You Know You Want It: Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet

Those of us who have to head home after the Geneva Motor Show have reason to feel a little cheated, especially after first visiting the Ford Motor Co. stand. It’s... read more March 5, 2008 by 12


Ford Builds a Car-Part Orchestra

The dark art of promoting cars on European TV is stepping up another notch in terms of creativity. Gone are the days when you could just show a new model speeding through a... read more January 28, 2008 by 0

2009 Ford Flex

Farley Wants More Fords Soon

Ford is looking for ways to speed up the introduction of its next generation of vehicles, says the company’s new vice president of marketing and communications. Jim Farley... read more January 7, 2008 by 0


Obama Steps into Fuel Economy Debate

Presidential candidate Barack Obama is making his way down the road of fully evolved campaign positions. Today in Detroit, he revealed he's no friend of American automakers -... read more May 7, 2007 by 45


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