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Ford's EcoBoost Almost Ready For Liftoff
Ford's EcoBoost Almost Ready For Liftoff

  Yesterday was actually my third time in an EcoBoosted Ford, but this is the first time I can actually tell you what it was like to nail the throttle of an engine that may become the next 5.0-liter. If you're unfamiliar with the old Five-O, that was the way a generation of enthusiasts referred to...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKZ
2010 Lincoln MKZ Pricing Announced

  Sedan fans, take note: pricing has just been announced for the 2010 Lincoln MKZ. The base model--a front-wheel-drive, natch--starts at $34,965, including destination and delivery fees. Control junkies who need the all-wheel-drive will pay a bit more: $36,855. In the release, Ford touts the fact...Read More»

2009 Chrysler 200C Concept
2009 Detroit Auto Show: Best In Show

The 2009 Detroit auto show opens to the public on Saturday--but the media has slipped out of Cobo Hall after one of the shortest press days in recent memory. Despite the gloom surrounding the industry, there were glimmers of hope. Each of the Big Three showed an unexpected concept car--and each was...Read More»

Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan
2009 Detroit Auto Show Coverage

The 2009 Detroit auto show is in the history books--at least for the media--and true to promise, it was a far more sober affair. The financial crisis has been averted for now at GM and Chrysler, but all the side trappings--fashion shows, lavish dinners and whiz-bang product introductions--were ...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus
Ford Abandons Rear Wheel Drive Plans

Demonstrating that a little bit of Detroit old-think still lingers on in Dearborn, Ford has decided that front-wheel drive (or at least transverse-mounted engines with front- or all-wheel drive propulsion) is the name of the game for its sedans in the foreseeable future. How is this old-think?...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
Lincoln Looks Ahead — Announces More New Models at 2009 Detroit Auto Show

 "The only thing good about 2008 is that it's over." This is an oft-reiterated sentiment felt by many in Detroit. Ford Motor Company continues to look past the near term turmoil that awaits the auto industry by introducing more new models at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. We clued you in that Lincoln...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
2010 Lincoln MKT Preview

A star of last year's Detroit Auto Show was the Lincoln MKT Concept. The flamboyantly styled baleen whale grille stopped plenty of people in their tracks, but this grille made the transition to production on the 2009 Lincoln MKS quite nicely. Now that we've seen the production MKT, we like it even...Read More»

redesigned SYNC interface
Ford SYNC Preview Features Talking Car, Scheming Driver

Given the shrinking attendance at the North American International Auto Show, many folks were worried that this weekend might be a bust. They shouldn't have: halfway across the country, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, several automakers are making big splashes on the technology...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
Link Love from The Car Connection: Bringing You Up To Speed Edition, Volume 2

Even though most folks have been in holiday mode, there's been a lot of auto-related news filtering across the airwaves--so much, in fact, that I had to split them into a couple of posts. Here are a few more items to ensure you remain the savvy, up-to-date carhound I know you are: Foreign...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
Spy Shots: 2010 Lincoln MKT

It's days away from a world premiere at the 2009 Detroit auto show, but the 2010 Lincoln MKT is already running around naked on the streets of Detroit--in winter cold, at that. We just caught prototypes for Lincoln's MKT devoid of its heavy camouflage, revealing the concept-inspired styling that...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKZ
2010 Lincoln MKZ Revealed

The news from Lincoln for the last several years has been, "We're not dead." While they're far from being healthy, their model line is continuing to improve. The 2010 MKZ took its bow at L.A.'s show, and you'll see that the winged grill of the 2009 Lincoln MKS has made the transition to the smaller...Read More»

2010 Mercury Milan
2010 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan Tip Off in L.A.

...with the restyled 2010 Ford Mustang on Tuesday. Following up this first act at the 2008 Los Angeles auto show are the updated version of its mainstay mid-sizers, the 2010 Ford Fusion and 2010 Mercury Milan. Neither has completely new sheetmetal like the 'Stang, but the improvements are...Read More»

Ford Explorer Fire
Ford Could Be Out of Cash Next Year if Spending Not Curtailed

If Ford doesn't engage in some serious cost cutting, it could be out of cash sometime in 2009, according to the U.K.'s AutoCar. Ford currently has cash reserves of $18.9 billion, which AutoCar project is enough to support the automaker for only seven months if it continues spending money at the...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Sport
Ford's Mulally on Fed Assistance

Ford rang in with perhaps the most positive statement of the Big Three after a closed meeting with U.S. Congressional Leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid yesterday. Despite a reported $3 billion third-quarter loss just reported, Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford, followed the meeting with...Read More»

2009 Lincoln MKS
SEMA 2008: 2009 Lincoln MKS...Loves...GOLD

The 2009 Lincoln MKS highlights the far corner of the Ford stand at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, with a trio of new and tuned MKS sedans showing off Lincoln's latest push toward modernity. Only here, it's as if the tunables in question--Ford's own Custom Accessories line--are from another era. The...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Sport
2010 Ford Fusion: Six Gears, Sleek New Styling

For the 2010 model year, Ford adds an additional engine and more gear ratios to the automatic transmission in its popular Fusion midsize sedan. The updates yield greater fuel efficiency as well as more power for Fusion models across the line. From the looks of the newly released picture, Ford has...Read More»

Aston Martin Project One-77
Forgetting Its Past, Aston Plans Brash New Lagonda

Aston Martin teased a select audience at the recent Paris Auto Show with its latest concept, the "one 77." With a carbon-fiber chassis, a handcrafted aluminum body, and a 7.0-liter V-12, the one 77 will "deliver exhilarating performance for a strictly limited number of discerning [read: mega-rich]...Read More»

Volvo Test Crash
Ford Announces Collision Avoidance with Brake Support

Hot on the heels of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety accolades (five new Top Safety Pick awards for a fleet total of 16), Ford Motor Company rolls out Collision Avoidance with Brake Support. The system mirrors functionality found on many upscale European luxury vehicles and will be optional...Read More»

2009 Lincoln Navigator L
2009 Lincoln Navigator Is Fuel Economy Class Leader

What to do when you are a dinosaur among a herd of gazelles? Brag that you are the sprightliest dino out there, even though the gazelles may be laughing hysterically and running circles around you. Dino: "But I can carry seven people! And tow things!" Crossover Gazelle: "Uh, yeah. So can I. And I...Read More»

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