First Ford Tried to Ruin the Mach 1 Name, Now It Wants to Ruin the Skyline Name
One could easily argue that the Skyline name belongs to Nissan. It brings back memories of cars like the 1957 Nissan Prince Skyline and, more importantly, cars like the R32, R33, and R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R – the godfather of Godzilla itself, the current Nissan GT-R. The name has been kept alive in certain markets as a sports sedan – the same car we call the Infiniti Q50 here in the States, and now it seems a new Skyline could be coming the U.S. market. The catch? If it happens, It’s not going to wear a Nissan badge but a Ford or Lincoln badge instead.
What If Ford Slapped The Thunderbird Name On A Mid-Engined Competitor to the Chevy C8 Corvette?
Ford versus Chevrolet is one of the most epic automotive rivalries we’ve come to witness. You’re probably familiar with the Mustang vs Camaro, or F-Series vs Silverado rivalries, but now an even older Ford vs Chevy rivalry could be resurrected. The mid-engine C8 Corvette is currently GM’s pride and joy and Ford doesn’t have anything to compete against it. At least not at this price range, as the Ford GT is way more expensive and produced in much lower numbers. However, it seems this might change very soon, as the Blue Oval was spotted testing a C8 on their home turf, in Dearborn.
Ford Could Revive the "Splash" Name for an Electric Ranger or Maverick
Ford’s revival of old monikers continues. After bringing back the Bronco last year and resurrecting the ‘Lightning’ nameplate for the recently-unveiled electric F-150, Ford has now filed the ‘Splash’ name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The trademark covers ‘Electric vehicles’, so we know this will be an EV. If history suggests anything, it might be the electric version of the Ranger. But, the automaker has a third pickup truck in its arsenal now – the Maverick.
Everything You Need to Know About The Upcoming Ford Maverick Compact Pickup Truck
Ford is finally adding a brand new pickup truck to its arsenal in the form of the Maverick. The truck had been spotted many times in the past, but the automaker finally confirmed its existence last week. The Maverick will be an affordable, compact truck that will slot below the Ranger in Ford’s lineup. The truck is all set to debut on June 8 on the company’s official social media channels.
Ford has been tight-lipped about the truck so far, but, that doesn’t mean nothing’s known. So, coupled with a few speculations and what’s out in the open so far, here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 Ford Maverick.
The 2022 Ford Maverick Arrives June 8th As an Affordable, Compact Pickup
After months of speculation, Ford has finally announced that its compact pickup truck is coming and that it’s called the Maverick. The truck will make its debut on June 8. Not a lot is known about it yet, but the company released a couple of videos and images that give a glimpse of the side and the rear of the truck. Ford is hyping it up by saying, ‘The truck you didn’t see coming is coming’. Are you excited?
The Ford F-150 Lightning Could Undercut Every Other Full-Size Truck on the Market
It’s not been long since Ford launched the electric 2022 F-150 Lightning. There are a lot of talking points about it, but the highlight is its price. Ford had announced in the past that it isn’t looking at building EVs costing more than $100,000. This meant that the truck would top out in the high five-digit figures, but no one expected a sub-$40,000 starting price before federal tax credits. Account for the state incentives along with it and the effective price falls under $30,000 in some states!
Motor1 compiled a list of the prices after factoring in the incentives and discounts and it looks like the F-150 Lightning will be the cheapest full-size truck you can buy today!
The Ford F-150 Lightning Breaks Cover As A Sub-$40,000 Electric Truck
In July 2019, Ford came up with a one million-pound towing stunt. That was the first time we heard anything related to its electric truck. It served as an official confirmation that Ford was working on an electric F-150 to take on the likes of the Tesla Cybertruck and the Rivian R1T. Almost two years later, the truck has finally arrived.
Ford has revived the ‘Lightning’ moniker for its electric truck. The F-150 Lightning is the quickest and the most powerful F-150 ever. The maximum payload and towing capacity are rated at 2,000- and 10,000 pounds, respectively. The biggest revelation, however, is its price. The electric Ford F-150 Lightning starts at a shade under $40,000 for the commercial trim and $53,000 for the base trim.
Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Pickup
Update: 5/20/2021 The Ford F-150 Lightning has been revealed, so head over to our in-depth coverage of America’s best electric truck to learn more about it!
It’s been a while since FoMoCo’s train-pulling PR stunt came to further hype the arrival of the all-electric Ford F-150. As Ford has been rather tight-lipped lately about its full-electric pickup truck, we thought we’d have a look at what we know up until this point and what we should expect expect from the electric F-150. Here’s what we can report for the time being.
Ford Could Be Working on An Electric Bronco, But When Will We See It?
There are a ton of speculations out there about famous products and their future. The new Ford Bronco hasn’t even settled in yet, but there were talks about its future already. While some prefer having discussions amongst their peers, some folks decide to question the head of the company about it. A Twitter user questioned Ford’s President and CEO, Jim Farley, why there’s no Bronco EV yet and the boss hinted that there is one already in the works.
Ford Will Showcase The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning On May 19 - Are You Ready?
It’s official. The upcoming electric Ford F-150 will be called F-150 Lightning and it will be revealed on May 19. This the automaker’s second EV, and it has used a legendary moniker in both cases. After slapping the Mach-E with the Mustang badge, Ford has now brought back the performance truck ’Lightning’ badge from the 90s and early 2000s to use it on the electrified truck.
Ford To Resurrect The ’Lightning’ Moniker On The Upcoming Electric F-150
Ford launched two new vehicles in the last couple of years, but we noticed patterns when it came to naming them. One is to revive an old moniker from the ashes – the Bronco – and the other one is to attach the legacy of a loved badge on its electric vehicle –the Mustang Mach-E. For its next EV, which is arguably the most important product for the Blue Oval and will pave the way for its future, the company has combined both these patterns. We’re talking about the upcoming electric F-150, which the company could call ‘Lightning’.
The Supercharged Ford F-150 Raptor R Sounds Mean
The world is waiting to hear about the upcoming Ford F-150 Raptor R after Ford announced it at the standard third-gen Raptor’s debut. It was only a matter of time before we would get glimpses of it, and that time has come. A video clip of the truck was uploaded to YouTube and you can see it in flesh wrapped in camouflage. While Ford managed to hide the design elements to an extent, they couldn’t keep the beast silent. You can hear the supercharged beast grunting here, and even at idle, it sounds so good. Can you at least release some audio clips of it, for the time being, Ford?
Everything You Need to Know About the New 2022 Ford Maverick Pickup
America loves pickups, but with an F-150 costing up to $80,000, it’s easy to see why maybe some people would want something cheaper. Much cheaper. So keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the upcoming Ford Baby-Bronco based Maverick - a pickup that will start at just $20,000.
Everything We Know About The Ford F-150 Raptor R V-8
2021 started with a bang for us truck lovers when Ford announced the arrival of the third-gen F-150 Raptor. What made the deal even sweet what the little disclaimer at the end of the video which said, “more to come in 2022”. Decoding this cryptic text revealed that it’s the Raptor R, which will feature a V-8 engine under the hood, as confirmed by Ford officials on Twitter soon after. Beyond this, however, there is no information available. But, using the new standard Raptor as a benchmark and a truck that will take on the Ram TRX once it arrives, we have a lot to speculate.
Ford’s Inspiration for the F-150 Raptor’s Exhaust Will Blow Your Mind
The third-gen F-150 Raptor debuted a few days back and it came with quite a few features that make it an exciting off-road truck. Apart from the 37-inch tires, the truck’s exhaust system has garnered a lot of attention. You would naturally assume that Ford is trying to keep up with the competition and perhaps tore a page out of the Ram TRX’s book, but the inspiration for the exhaust note comes from two completely unrelated products that the Raptor has nothing in common with – The Nissan GT-R and the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV.
Brace Yourselves, The F-150 Raptor With A V-8 Engine Is Coming In 2022!
The 2021 F-150 Raptor’s unveiling might have been lackluster, or dare I say, disappointing, but this news more than makes up for it. At the end of the premiere video, Ford dropped a “more to come in 2022” message. It wasn’t as cryptic as suspenseful as it sounds. The media release clearly mentioned it was the Raptor R, but no other details were given.
Later, however, a few sources from Ford confirmed that the Raptor R will be powered by a V-8 engine. How’s that for your “Pop the hood” jibe, Ram?