2019 Ford Focus Active Wagon
Ford offers an array of Focus-derived variants of its latest generation compact hatch that include the base model, a sporty looking ST Line, a posh Vignale and a high-riding Active. All are available as practical wagons, and the Active is no exception, arguably making more sense to buy as a wagon than the standard hatch.
The Focus Active tourer (and the regular hatch too) sit 30 millimeters higher on its suspension compared to the standard model and features plastic body cladding for a more rugged overall appearance. Front and rear bumpers are different too, as is the grille which gets its own unique design.
This is Ford’s response to similar models from other automakers, like the Skoda Octavia Scout or VW Golf Alltrack, although unlike these models, Ford doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.
This Rendering of a Ford Mustang Raptor has Fast and Furious Written All Over It
X-Tomi Design has released another rendering, this time of a Ford Raptor wearing the face — and body — of a Ford Mustang. It’s not a vehicle you’ll probably see in the real world anytime soon, but it’s good to know that there’s a way to look at the Raptor if Ford decided to use the Mustang as the canvas. Don’t start getting any ideas, though. A Ford Raptor with the face of a Mustang is not a good idea. The rendering itself is jarring; imagine what it could look like if it turned into a real model. Can’t picture it? We can’t blame you.
Ford Teases the 2020 Mach 1 SUV with a Very Mustang-Like Rear End
Ford has released the first teaser image of its Mustang-inspired electric crossover, giving us our first look at the controversial model. The teaser image shows the rear section of the crossover tucked in the shadows. We don’t see the whole thing, but the outline of the crossover is easy to make out, specifically its resemblance to the model that it’s supposed to be inspired by.
Is This the 2021 Ford Bronco II, aka “Baby Bronco?”
As Ford moves away from its line of sedans, it’s instead focusing (perhaps “concentrating” is a more appropriate word) much more heavily on its crossovers and trucks. As such, the Blue Oval has a swarm of fresh prototypes out on the road, like this recently spied compact crossover - leading us to ask, is this the new Baby Bronco?
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Reports Now Say No Manual Transmission for 2019 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500
The Mustang isn’t exactly known for cutting-edge, innovative technology. Hell, Ford’s most famous performance car just got independent rear suspension back in 2015 with its sixth generation. Now, it’s looking like the latest Shelby GT500 might take another step into the future by axing the manual transmission option outright.
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The Next-Gen Ford Mustang Comes in 2021; May Offer AWD
The next-generation Ford Mustang is expected to arrive in 2021 with a number of important changes, the most important of which is Ford’s plan to use one of its five new modular architectures to underpin the muscle car. The planned change means that the current Mustang’s exclusive rear-wheel-drive platform could be a thing of the past once the next-generation model rolls in.
Everything We Know about the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
While the last Shelby GT500 was a proper brute, the anticipation for the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT500 has become ever so stronger thanks to its biggest competitors. Ever since Dodge unveiled that bonkers Challenger Hellcat and Chevy showcased the Camaro ZL1, it was clear that the new Shelby GT500 will have to compete with them. An extremely powerful engine and the best possible tech that Ford has in its arsenal will end up complementing its sexy muscle car body.
While we are still months away from the 2019 Shelby GT500 unveiling, which will probably happen at the NAIAS in January, I found several interesting facts about the upcoming car to keep us more than entertained and excited about its upcoming reveal. So, without further ado, this is what we know about the new GT500 so far.
Ford Won’t Use the Mach 1 Name for an SUV; Tries to Play it Off as an "Evaluation."
Ford has backtracked off its plans to use the “Mach 1” name on a future electric crossover. The American automaker reportedly received considerable blowback from fans and customers — us, included — when it floated the idea a few months ago. And so, the former Mustang badge is back in the vault. Ford still plans to infuse the forthcoming crossover with the Mustang’s DNA, but the Mach 1 name appears to have been spared from all that.
2021 Ford Bronco II aka "Baby Bronco"
In March 2018, Ford unveiled its plans for the next two years, which includes many new models and a shift toward crossovers in the U.S. The bigger news includes dropping most cars in favor of SUVs, a hybrid version of the F-150 truck, and a revival of the iconic Bronco. The latter will be joined by a smaller sibling with similar boxy cues. A baby Bronco!
Described as a vehicle "designed to win a growing number of people who love getting away and spending time outdoors with their families and friends," the compact SUV was partially revealed in a teaser photo. And based on what we can see, it’s aimed directly at Jeep. Specifically, while the new-generation Bronco will go against the all-popular Wrangler, the smaller crossover will take on the Renegade. There’s no official name for it yet, and details remain a mystery, but it could roll out for the 2021 model year.
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Here’s Everything We Know About the New Ford Bronco
I read a lot of Bronco stuff in my research for this article and let me tell you right away that we are in for the ride of our lives. Ford has some balls and, if we are lucky, it will probably give us just what we wanted - a retro looking 2020 Ford Bronco with live axles, three doors, a cool “no-roof” mechanism, a modern engine, and a freaking spare tire slapped at the back. A gazillion rumors have surfaced over the past few years about the new Bronco, but the last teaser picture revealed a lot.
The Bronco always was a cool vehicle. All the way from 1966, but it wasn’t until that OJ Simpson situation that it reached the status of an automotive icon like no other. Interestingly enough, we’ve had to wait a quarter of a century for Ford to reveal an all-new Bronco, a vehicle that will be a staple of American off-roading culture and the first one in a long time to attack the likes of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
This is what we know about the 2020 Ford Bronco.
2019 Ford Focus ST
After seven successful years on the market, the third-generation Ford Focus was replaced by a brand-new hatchback. Although it’s too early to say whether the new model will be as successful as its predecessor, it has many features to brag about, starting with a new platform that will underpin several Ford vehicles in the future. It also boasts a sportier exterior, new tech inside the cabin, and a revised engine lineup. With the standard Focus on its way to dealerships as of 2018, it’s time to talk about the RS model. The performance-oriented model might arrive by the end of the year and rumors and renderings are already making headlines on the internet.
Ford’s very own competitor for the all-popular Volkswagen Golf GTI, the Focus ST will benefit from all the cool features of the new Focus, but it will receive a few extra features inside and out. The sportier exterior with more aggressive cues will be joined by an exclusive interior, while its engine will provide the most power in an ST model yet. Until the next-generation Focus RS arrives, the ST will sit at the top of the range in terms of performance and pricing. Let’s take a closer look at what we already know about this car in the speculative review below.
Update 8/15/2018: The next-gen Ford Focus ST prototype has finally been caught on camera. Check out our special spy shot section below to check it out for yourself.
Ford’s “Baby Bronco” Will Be Little More Than a Re-Bodied Focus
Despite a strong move towards more crossovers and trucks, Ford isn’t ditching all the good stuff its got going with its line of sedans. The latest is that the Blue Oval’s upcoming “baby Bronco” will take its underpinnings from the Focus four-door.
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Ten Millionth Production Mustang Leaked Online Ahead of Debut
53 years after introducing the Mustang, Ford has reportedly put the finishing touches on the 10 millionth Mustang ever built. Multiple reports have indicated that a huge announcement is imminent, possibly alluding to the historic milestone. Adding fuel to that fire are a couple of leaked photos taken by media personality Evan J. Smith, who claims that the Mustang in the photos he posted on his Instagram page, official_ford_guy, is, in fact, the 10 millionth Mustang.
Someone Has Already Rendered the Ford Focus Pickup
The Ford Focus could be used as the basis for a compact, unibody pickup that the Blue Oval is looking to offer in the U.S. in the future. The rumored model was first mentioned by Automobile Magazine as a possible addition to Ford’s shifting product lineup in the country. As the company’s car lineup is about the go — the Focus and the Mustang are the only ones being spread — the rush to beef up its crossover, SUV, and pickup offerings begin. One of the reported models is the Focus-based compact, unibody pickup, and as is often the case with ground-breaking model developments like this one, it didn’t take long for renderings of the rumored pickup to surface.
The Ford Ranchero Could Return as a Focus-Based Truck!
It’s no longer a mystery that Ford is planning to relaunch the Ranger in the United States, but word has it an even smaller pickup truck will hit dealerships as early as 2022. This new hauler will be based on the fourth-generation Focus and will be produced in Mexico.