2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is an all-electric crossover than Ford unveiled in November 2019. Described as a model that expands the Mustang lineup, the 2021 Mustang Mach-E doesn’t have much in common with the muscle car. Although some of its design features are loosely based on the Mustang, the 2021 Mustang Mach-E is a full-fledged crossover and, more importantly, it’s an all-electric model. The 2021 Mustang Mach-E revives the Mach badge after 15 years, but with a big change that reflects the electric drivetrain. The battery-powered SUV will hit dealerships in 2020 and will compete against the Tesla Model Y. and Jaguar I-Pace. Let’s find out if it’s good enough in the review below.
2018 Ford EcoSport
The second-generation Ford EcoSport was introduced back in 2012, but it didn’t arrive in the United States until 2017. That’s when Ford updated the vehicle and decided to enter the subcompact crossover market in North America. The facelifted included a revised front end design, a mildly reshaped rear end, a new infotainment system with new technology, and some revisions to the drivetrain.
A successful nameplate in Europe, the EcoSport comes to the U.S. to try and fulfill a difficult task. It has to compete against a handful of subcompact crossovers, most of which are already established players and selling like hotcakes. Its main rivals are the Honda HR-V, the Mazda CX-3, and the Nissan Kicks, which replaced the old Juke starting 2017. Do you think the EcoSport has what it takes to stick it to all of the heavy competition and come out on top? Well, let’s take a good look at it and how it stacks up to see what it’s really working with.
Originally introduced for the 1991 model year as a midsize SUV to replace the Bronco II, the Ford Explorer quickly became one of the most popular utility vehicles in America. Sporting a traditional body-on-frame design and powered by a 4.0-liter V-6, the first-gen Explorer was replaced in 1994. New redesigns followed in 2000, 2005 and 2010, when the fifth-generation model was launched with a modern unibody platform. Designed by former Land Rover designer Jim Holland, the fifth-gen Explorer was also the first iteration to ditch the boxy styling of its predecessor and received a host of new convenience features. The Sport trim level joined the lineup for 2013, but other than that the Explorer remained relatively unchanged in its first five years on the market. As we move onto a new model year, the current fifth-gen Explorer is getting ready to retire and make way for a facelifted version.
Launched at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show and scheduled to go on sale in mid-2015, the revised Explorer boasts revised front and rear fascias and a somewhat new design language that adds more ruggedness to its sporty appearance. The new Explorer also received an updated interior, and, more importantly, a brand-new trim level with added luxury and premium features. A brand-new engine is also on the table, as Ford decided to offer the 2.3-liter EcoBoost that debuted on the Lincoln MKC for the Explorer hoping to attract more fuel conscious buyers. Read all about it after the jump.
Updated 11/26/2014: Ford revealed prices for the new Explorer which was unveiled the other days at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Prices will range from $30,700 for the base version and up to $52,600 for the Platinum version.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2016 Ford Explorer.
A while ago, it was rumored that Ford would unveil the 2015 Edge at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Well, that was only partially true, as the company only brought a concept version of the vehicle, with the production version set to arrive in the upcoming months.
According to Ford, the new Edge concept is not just a design exercise as it offers "strong hints at the technology, dynamic design and premium craftsmanship that will define the company’s next global utility vehicles."
The concept is defined by a new design language and an updated interior, plus it comes loaded with lots of advanced, automated driving technologies, including self-parking and obstacle avoidance systems, which are currently under development by Ford. According to the first details offered by the company, these technologies preview "a future of semi- and fully autonomous driving options, delivering tomorrow’s technology today."
Click past the jump to read more about the 2013 Ford Edge Concept.
When Steve Saleen officially regained his namesake brand, you knew it would only be a matter of time before his company would debut its first project car. That time, apparently, was at the LA Auto Show when Saleen introduced its return to the auto industry with the Saleen 351 Mustang.
"Since regaining the Saleen brand, I really want to bring it all together with the heritage that Saleen is known for," Saleen said. "With the current Saleen  Mustang model it provides all the right features to bring back and update the S351 model."
Based on the 2013 Ford Mustang, the car’s name comes from the engine used under the hood, which is a 351-cubic-inch V-8 engine tricked to deliver way more than a base Mustang.
Next to that, Saleen is offering numerous other updates to the interior and the exterior, but also an updated suspension and braking system - all made to transform the Mustang into a real beast.
Updated 07/05/2013: The new Saleen 351 is now officially into production, so the tuner has unveiled tons of new details on its first Mustang-based package since Steve Saleen regained control.
Click past the jump to read more about the new Saleen 351.
A few days after Saleen announced its plans to build a modern-day 351 Mustang, another aftermarket company — Galpin Auto Sports — took to the LA Auto Show to announce its own supercar project: the Galpin Ford GTR1.
Now here we are, nearly a year later, and Galpin is all set to launch the GTR1 at the on the Concept Lawn at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
With just under a year to fully develop and test the GTR1, Galpin took to task and creat4ed quite the monster that makes use of a 5.4-liter V-8 engine that puts down well overt 1,000 horsepower and abuses rubber by way of more than 700 pound-feet of torque.
Sure this Ford GT-inspired supercar sure does look ignorant on paper, but can it really hang with the likes of the Bugatti Veyron and Ferrari LaFerrari?
Find out if it can and so much more about this new supercar after the jump.
Chevrolet’s release of the all new Camaro ZL1 at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show allowed them to reignite the muscle car wars that have been burning up the automotive websites for a good and long time. But before Chevrolet can shout out "Checkmate,"
Ford has answered the ZL1 with an update car of their own: the 2013 Shelby GT500. Recent spy shots have revealed that the company is already testing the 2013MY GT500 and it will be more powerful than ever.
The Camaro ZL1’s LSA 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine producing an estimated 550 horsepower and 550 pound-feet. of torque is nothing to shake a stick at, but Ford has one-upped them once again. The Eaton M112 supercharger that is being housed in the current GT500’s V8 engine will be replaced with the more-efficient and quieter TVS unit. The V8 engine found in the 2013 model will also get modified and bumped up to 5.8L, all while producing up to 650 horsepower and making it the most powerful, factory made Mustang ever! The game continues...Your move Chevrolet.
UPDATE 07/02/2012: Ford has unveiled a new video featuring the 2013 Shelby GT500 as it goes out to the quarter-mile drag strip to see what it’s made of.
More details on the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 after the jump.
With just one day before its official debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2013 Ford Mustang has been fully unveiled. It will be offered in four different packages: V6, GT, Boss 302, and Shelby GT500. All models will be built at the AutoAlliance International Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan with sales beginning in Spring 2012.
Changes for the 2013 MY include a more aggressive design with a more prominent grille, a new hood, and new LED signature lighting. There is also an optional GT Track Package that brings an engine cooler, an upgraded radiator, performance friction brake pads, and the same Torsen differential found on the Mustang Boss 302.
Power for the 2013 Mustang will comes from a 5.0-liter V6 that delivers a total of 420 HP - a 8 HP increase over the previous 412 HP.
"The new Mustang is the perfect example of continuing to build on excellence. It takes the greatness of the 5.0-liter and V6 and pushes the refinement to the next level," said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. "The car has been spot-on functionally and now we’re adding more features and technology to further improve the driver’s experience."
UPDATE 02/16/2012: Ford found a very interesting way to promote their latest Mustang GT model. The company has placed an advertisement page in the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition that shows a very cool Mustang and, next to it, the even hotter Dalena Henriques. If her name doesn’t sound familiar to you, it’s because the hot model doesn’t actually exist. Ford decided to have a little fun and invent a model to pair with their new Mustang. So far, it’s working. Any time someone wants to look up this "model," the only pictures they’ll find is of the Mustang. Well done, Ford!
Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Ford Mustang GT.
The Ford Escape has been around since 2001 and finally entered its third generation for the 2013 model year. On the outside, the new Escape features a more modern look, with precise body lines, better aerodynamics, an active grille shutter up front, and for the first time, can be ordered with a “Ginger Ale” exterior finish. Inside, the new Escape features soft materials on the dashboard, wrapped and padded armrests, and increased cargo room. Under the hood, the new Escape is offered with a 2.5-liter engine that has been updated from the previous generation and attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. There is also 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged units up for offer to go along with four-wheel drive. To put it shortly, the new Escape was a huge departure from the outgoing model and Ford has the sales statistics to prove it.
For the 2014 model year, Ford sold a total of 295,993 models – up from just over 261,000 the year before. For 2014 and 2015, Ford sold more than 306,000 examples of the new Escape. These sales figures were made possible, in part, by some new technology like the SYNC system with MyFord Touch, and optional hands-free power liftgate, active park assist, and safety features like a blind spot information system and cross-traffic alert, to name a few. It was a long time coming, but the new Escape is finally the compact SUV that Ford needs it to be to compete in a rather competitive market. So, with that said, check out our review below to learn all about the 2013 Ford Escape and what it brings to the table.
Hit the jump for details on the 2013 Ford Escape.
The Ford Flex entered the market for the 2009 model year, superseding the Ford Taurus X and the Ford Freestyle. Riding on the same platform as the Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers, the Flex took on a what Ford considered to be a significant makeover. On the outside, the Flex got a new, single-bar grille, and redesigned headlight lenses to go with new fog lights in the lower corner of the front fascia. Outside of this, the side profile remained the same, and you need a pretty keen eye to point out any changes to the boxy and ugly rear end. Inside, the Flex got a new instrument cluster, refreshed steering wheel, electronic finish panels, new seat material and the next-gen MyFord Touch infotainment system. It should come as no surprise that there are plenty of right angles inside the cabin as well. Under the hood, the Flex can be equipped with an updated 3.5-ltier, Ti-VCT that now delivers 285 horsepower or a 3.5-liter EcoBoost that delivers an impressive 355 horsepower and offers all-wheel drive.
The Ford Flex competes in the same segment as models like the Chevy Traverse and the Toyota Highlander. The thing is, the Flex stands out almost on its own with its overall boxy design and styling inspired by the Range Rover. On the price front, however, the Flex is a strong competitor with pricing that falls almost dead even with its biggest rivals. So, does the restyled and more upscale Ford Flex have what it takes to stay strong in the highly competitive SUV market? We’re not sure, but we’ve detailed all the new Flex in our full review below.
Find out more about the 2013 Ford Flex after the jump.
There’s been plenty of talk about the new generation Ford Mustang coming at us in 2015, but in order to keep buyers interested in the top-selling muscle car, Ford is offering an updated version for the 2013 model year. This refreshing take on the Mustang will come with a few exterior changes as well as a power upgrade. And with only one day before its official debut in Los Angeles Ford has revealed all the details on the 2013 Mustang.
For the 2013 model year, the Ford Mustang has received a new exterior design with a more prominent grille, a new hood, and new LED signature lighting, all which give the latest Mustang a high-tech look. The standard version keeps the same 3.7-liter V6 that develops a total of 305 HP.
"We are delivering a more distinctive and emotional design presence that celebrates the total performance of Mustang," said Darrell Behmer, Mustang chief designer. "This latest Mustang design is very respectful of its heritage while continuing to look forward with a more powerful and modern look."
UPDATE 11/15/2011: This review has been updated with official information and images.
The Boss is back, ladies and gentlemen!
As part of Ford’s new 2013 Mustang line-up, the Blue Oval is bringing the second installment of their resurrected Boss 302.
While the 2013 Mustang Boss 302 retains the same engine capabilities as the 2012 model, Ford made sure that the new model stands out from its predecessor in sheer looks alone. It comes bearing new styling and design details that allude to the rich and long heritage of the Boss 302 name.
“Last year, we proved the car had what it takes to perform," said Dave Pericak, the Ford Mustang’s chief engineer. "This year, we focused on enhancing its eye-catching looks and celebrating its history.”
No truer words have ever been spoken because the car just looks flat-out smoking hot. The new paint finish has a history, as does the equally fresh hockey stick graphic and reflective stripes. These two, plus a whole lot more, come with the 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302, proving without a hint of doubt that the Boss is indeed back.
And he means serious business.
Find out more about the 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 after the jump.
The final customized 2012 Ford Focus revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show shows the work of a tuning company that is definitely no stranger to the hatchback in question. FS Werks (formerly FocusSport) has been providing high performance street and race products for the Ford Focus since 1999 when they first opened. If anyone should produce a fine tuning package for the Focus, it should be them. and you can be the judge.
FSWerks started off their package by adding a 3dCarbon roof wing and 19-inch DPE R16 wheels wrapped in Continental ExtremeContact DW tires to the little hatchback. After that it was on to an FSWerks stainless steel performance exhaust that provides maximum flow and horsepower, an FSWerks cold air intake, an engine cover, and a new front stress bar. The ride height was then lowered three inches with the use of an H&R Springs coil-over kit.
“What I find great about the new Focus is that it’s a sporty, compact Ford with the global design our customers want,” said Randy Robles, FSWerks vice president. “The previous Focus versions have been huge for us, so we’re excited to continue that tradition.”
Press release after the jump.
Ford continues its attack on the Los Angeles Auto Show with this next Ford Focus from 3dCarbon. It may not see even a glint of a power upgrade, but the styling and aerodynamic modifications do allow for a tremendous boost in the overall look of the car.
The very first thing we noticed on the car is the glossy black hood and the satiny film foil wrap covering the rest of the body. The windows are smoked-out with 3M window film and the 20-inch Series KM650-KMC wheels are painted in glossy black finish and wrapped in Falken tires – FK452. There are two red pinstripes accenting their way down the length of the roof and hood while the wheels also get a little red pinstripe action.
In addition to the styling benefits found on this Focus, the hatchback also gets a 3dCarbon roof wing, H&R Springs sport spring, and a FSWerks cat-back exhaust.
“This car builds on the already impressive styling of the new Focus with the unique touches we used, like the foil wrap and red accents,” said Ernie Bunnell, 3dCarbon vice president of sales and marketing. “The design of the Focus fits where the market is right now and the global appeal of this car is sure to be a hit with our customers.”
Press release after the jump.
Whoever believed that the new Ford Focus was just a boring sedan for everyday use was wrong. And Ford has proof of that statement in the form of the new Focus race car arriving today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This new concept demonstrates the car’s potential in road and touring car championships with teams around the world, at least that is what Ford is saying. We don’t know if we buy that statement just yet.
The concept car is powered by a 2.0-liter Ford EcoBoost I-4 engine and features performance coil-over adjustable dampers, Ford Racing upgraded sway bars with adjustable end links, front brakes with 320-millimeter two-piece rotors, and race pads. The concept sits on Anthracite 18-inch wheels and Hoosier race tires.
The interior also got the racing treatment with an FIA Super 2000 regulations roll cage, Recaro racing seats, an AIM MXL Pista data system, and an AIM SmartyCam. Added safety features include a Ford Racing fire suppression system and Ford Racing six-point safety harness.
We’re still not entirely convinced that the Focus race car will make Ford proud out on the track, but this is just a concept as of yet and should serve as a decent base for the production model. Ford is production will be ready by 2012, leaving them plenty of time to build on a good thing.
Press release after the jump.
Ford armed themselves with a host of Fiestas at the 2010 SEMA Auto Show, but the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show will see a mass of Focus models enter their show floor. One of those models will be the Ford Focus by Ford Vehicle Personalization. This Focus is out to prove that it can be cool when given the right Ford custom accessories.
The new Focus by Ford Vehicle Personalization features a new white body kit with an expressive concept graphic on the side panels, Caribbean Blue accents on the belt moldings, headlamps, mirrors, wheels, and fog lamp bezels. Attracting more attention to the exterior is the Liquid silver paint applied to the roof spoiler, mirrors, headlamps, and fog lamps.
The interior uses a black and white theme featuring all-leather seats with accent stitching. The steering wheel continues the same color theme with white and black leather. The center stack was left with soft touch white paint while the aqua accent lighting bring s a little color to the interior.
"We created a theme of an all-white vehicle with bursts of Caribbean Blue accents running throughout, which lends itself to many of the current trends seen in fashion."
Press release after the jump.