The 2023 Nissan Z Finally Shows What It Can Do Against Its Competitors
With the Nissan Z about to go on sale, the Japanese company finally handed out press cars in order for us to find out how it stacks up to its competitors. Hagerty was lucky enough to get two cars – a manual and an automatic - and pit them not just against one another, but against a GR Supra, a Mustang Mach 1, and as a bonus, a 2010 Aston Martin V-8 Vantage. The results are as much surprising as they are not.
The Ford F-150 Lightning Will Be Old By The Time The Tesla Cybertruck Arrives
You might be wondering why a truck, that debuted almost a year ago, is being launched once again? Well, that’s because Ford showcased the truck on May 19, 2021, but the series production is all set to begin today (26th April). We pretty much know everything there is to know about the F-150 Lightning and its work-truck version, the F-150 Lightning Pro. But, this time, Ford has released the images of the truck at the company’s new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
Ford debuted the F-150 Lightning in 2021, and the electric truck checks almost all the boxes and can be considered as the first mainstream electric pickup truck for the masses. There are a lot of electric trucks launched in recent years, like the Tesla Cybertruck, the Rivian R1T, the Lordstown Endurance, the Bollinger B2, etc. But, none of them offer the all-round capability that the F-150 Lightning does.
The Ford truck comes with all the bells and whistles one can ask for, and then some more. For now, Ford has launched it in one body style and three basic trims plus an exclusive work truck model, but expect it to grow in the coming years. With all the subsidies and credits, the F-150 Lightning works out to be the cheapest full-size truck in the market today! (more on this in the ‘Pricing’ section). From the looks of it, the F-150 Lightning seems to be an all-rounder that offers good power outputs, decent range, and a lot of tech features. Do you think it will be a runaway success, or will the loyalists look around at other trucks?
Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor
Ford unveiled the next-gen Ranger Raptor in February 2022, and it has since been the talk of the town. While it is a huge improvement over the outgoing model, the highlight is that it will be coming to the U.S. and Canada – the two countries where the Ranger Raptor was forbidden fruit for the longest time. It looks like Ford finally came to a realization that there is a demand for the off-road mid-size beast in these countries.
Now that we know it is coming here, let’s talk about the truck itself. Ford finally moved it to a new platform after basing it on the T6 architecture for 11 years. The new 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor also comes with an upgraded suspension setup, updated exterior aesthetics and interior features, and even features a V-6 engine under the hood. There are a lot of other changes as well, and here’s everything you need to know about the next-gen 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor:
Do You Want Some Good News? Well, The Ranger Raptor is FINALLY Coming To The U.S.!!
Ford launched the new Ranger Raptor earlier this week. It seems to be a mighty improvement over the outgoing model. The chassis has been tweaked, the suspension setup is upgraded, and it comes with a new engine option. Apart from these things, it also comes with an updated exterior and interior.
But, here’s an even bigger news. The Ranger Raptor fans in the U.S. and Canada have something to rejoice. After being forbidden in these two countries for the longest time, Ford’s CEO announced that the 2023 Ranger Raptor will be sold here. How many of you are buying it?
The All-New 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Debuts With A V-6 Engine, Upgraded Mechanicals, And New Tech
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Ford’s been on a roll since the last two years. Forget about the facelifts and refreshes; I’m talking about the blockbuster hits. We’ve had the new F-150, the resurrection of the Bronco, the F-150 Raptor, the announcement of the F-150 Raptor R, the F-150 Lightning, the Bronco Raptor, and now, the Ranger Raptor. We have spotted it in the past, but with camouflage. The new Ranger Raptor will be based on the new 2023 Ranger – that is also one of the launches in recent times and replaced the aging T-6 Ranger – and will further elevate the company’s Raptor brand.
The new Ranger Raptor is a huge improvement over the model it replaces. For starters, it comes with a 3.0-liter, V-6 EcoBoost engine that makes a shade under 300 horses. Ford has upgraded the suspensions setup and introduced more tech as well. But, the biggest question – will it come Stateside? The answer is YES! Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley, confirmed that the new Ranger Raptor will be coming Stateside in 2023!
Leaked: China’s 2023 Ford Explorer Features Massive Changes On The Inside And A Few On The Outside
In 2021, Ford sold 140,000 SUVs in China, which is up by 0.6-percent compared to the previous year. One of their popular models is the Explorer, which is also America’s third best-selling midsize SUV just behind the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota Highlander. To keep its midsize SUV competitive, the 2023 Ford Explorer has been spied in China, and its changes are quite extensive.
The China-Spec 2023 Focus Makes Us Wonder If Ford Retired The Car A Little Too Soon In The U.S.
The Ford Focus officially ceased to exist in the North American market in 2018, and it was part of the Blue Oval brand’s move to trim its passenger car lineup to just the Mustang. Four years later, the Focus is still alive and well in Europe and certain Asian countries, particularly China. Just after showcasing the facelifted global Focus last October, it’s now time for the Chinese version to make an appearance, albeit unofficially.
Upcoming Mustang Could See Some Of The Most Radical Changes In Its Nearly Six-Decades Of Existence
Everything You Need to Know about the Ford Bronco Raptor
Ford took the wraps off the Bronco Raptor In January 2022. The automaker launched the Bronco in 2020 and has now inducted the off-roader into the Raptor family, which speaks volumes of the faith the company has in this product. The 2022 Bronco Raptor is a lot more than just a beefed-up Bronco. It comes with changes under the skin, changes on the outside, the inside, and even features a different engine. Marketed as a desert runner, the Bronco Raptor has everything going in its favor, including the $70,000 price tag. Could the Bronco Raptor be a runaway success like its standard counterpart? Well, here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor to make a judgment.
China’s 2022 Ford Mondeo Is Proof That Sedans Are Still Alive
Just a few months ago, the Ford Mondeo was revealed ahead of its official debut by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, as it seems to be the case whenever a new vehicle will soon be released in China’s huge car market. This time though, Ford has officially launched their midsize sedan, and it’s designed, engineered, and assembled in China.
Prices For The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Revealed
Ford revealed the F-150 Lightning in 2021 and tried to check as many boxes as possible. While it seems like an all-rounded truck, the range came under scrutiny, especially when towing. Ford gave us all the details, but not the complete pricing. But, now the F-150 Lightning’s configurator has gone live and we know how much it costs. The truck starts at under $40,000 and goes over $90,000. This is without any additional options.
Best Cars Of 2021
With the pandemic still looming over our heads, 2021 was a pretty action-packed year for the auto industry. Sure, you had challenges, with automakers having to contend with issues like chip shortages, causing delays to consumers. But regardless, the show had to go on and we got some pretty cool cars making their debut, predominantly towards the latter half of 2021.
Let’s get one thing out of the way, 2021 really was also the year, when the market as a whole began to embrace EV’s and you could see several automakers both the legacy as well as EV startups bring several new models to market. Having said that, we did see some pretty cool ICE cars, also make their debut. Now there were several cars that made headlines this year, it was very difficult to pick out the best ones, but the cars on this list definitely stood out. Here’s our list of some of the most highly anticipated and important cars that were unveiled in 2021.
Ford Unveils The Next-Gen Ranger With A V-6 Diesel Engine, New Tech, And Updated Looks
For a company that comes up with pretty much a new generation of the F-150 every five years, it sure milked the Ranger for a very, very long time; 11 years to be precise. Ford sold the Ranger T-6 for 11 years without a major update, but times are changing now.
The Blue Oval has unveiled the next-gen 2023 Ford Ranger. It is based on an upgraded chassis, comes with new styling cues, and also features a new V-6 diesel mill. The mid-size truck will also have a longer wheelbase, a wider body, and a whole of tech features inside.
New Ford Mondeo Lives On As A Handsome Sedan That The U.S. Won’t Get
Ford stopped producing sedans for the U.S. ever since the final Fusion rolled off the production line on July 31, 2020. While sedans are not in Ford’s future here in North America, this body style is still popular in China, where the new Mondeo will soon make its official debut.
The $200,000+ Bronco DR Is The Only Way You Can Get A V-8 Bronco From The Factory
Ford was mighty active at the recently concluded SEMA Show. It introduced tens of concepts for its trucks and the Mustang range. The Bronco wasn’t left behind either. We would’ve liked it if the Bronco Raptor would have made its debut here, but instead, the company gave us the Bronco DR – a Desert Racer built to compete in the 2022 Baja 1000. Interestingly, the company will put it up for sale, but it isn’t street legal. Care you shell out over $200,000 for the beast?
2022 Ford Fiesta
With astounding sales figure goals, the 2022 Fiesta launches in Europe with revised looks and improved technology. The overall impressions are quite good as it gets a design refresh with new powertrain options. Meanwhile, the Volkswagen Polo, Vauxhall Corsa, and Skoda Fabia are also getting substantial upgrades with the 2022 model year. How will the 2022 Ford Fiesta hold up in the European market after its latest facelift?
2022 Ford Maverick
Ford has come up with a new compact pickup truck called the Maverick. The Maverick was leaked and spotted multiple times in the past. Ford teased in last week and gave us a glimpse of what to expect. Now, the truck is finally out. The Maverick will serve as the entry-level truck in Ford’s lineup and will slot below the Ranger. It will be offered with two different engine options, including a hybrid, with front-wheel-drive configuration as standard and an all-wheel-drive system as optional. The best part, however, is its price. The 2022 Ford Maverick is launched with a starting price of $19,995. Not bad, huh?
Ford Debuts The 2021 F-150 Raptor With An Upgraded Suspension System And New Tech Features
Ford launched the 2021 F-150 in June last year, but the Raptor didn’t make its debut. Fast forward to the present day, and the truck has finally arrived. It’s not just us enthusiasts waiting for it to be unveiled; so is Ram. The automaker took a dig at Ford when it teased the Raptor on Twitter a few days back. However, this has just made the wait for the new truck all the more exciting.
The live stream was quite a bummer and felt more like a commercial, but Ford has released some information about the new Raptor. It features changes inside out, and probably under the hood, too. Ford has retained the same V-6 mill, but the power outputs are yet revealed.
2,000 Horsepower’s Worth of Mustang Mach-E Stopped By Jay Leno’s Garage
We just got word of the 480-horsepower, 634 pound-feet of torque Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition last week and we’re continuing on the same note this week thanks to Jay Leno.
The charismatic car collector slash YouTube personality welcomed none other than FoMoCo CEO Jim Farley, who gave out more backstage details about Ford’s new electric car.
Drain Me Up, Scotty: This Is How The 2021 Ford Bronco Gets Rid of Interior Water
The brand-new, 2021 Ford Bronco is more than just a hauler to drive around in. Just like the Jeep Wrangler, the Bronco was conceived with off-road capability in mind and the right specs will enable it to climb muddy and rocky trails with ease.
Do that without the doors into place and the interior will get dirty, but this isn’t much of an issue since it’s the kind of vehicle you can clean with a hose. And because the Bronco’s floor is fitted with no fewer than 10 plugs, draining the water out of the cabin is not a problem.
2021 Ford Puma ST
Ford has unveiled the 2021 Puma ST, the spiciest iteration of the Puma crossover; we doubt there will ever be an RS badge slapped to the Fiesta-based small SUV that Ford assembles in Craiova, Romania. That said, here’s all you need to know about the new Ford Puma ST, which inherits the same 1.5-liter, three-cylinder powerplant Ford debuted in the Fiesta ST.
2021 Ford Bronco
After being in production for over three decades, the Bronco went down in the history books as one of the most hardcore SUVs that mankind had ever seen. The SUV was developed as an off-roader to take on the Jeep CJ-5, and it succeeded to a large extent. However, the company decided to put down the model in 1996 to make way for a newer lineup. Purists and enthusiasts hoped the model would make a comeback, and after 20+ years, the moniker has come back from the ashes.
Rumors about its reincarnation started many years back, but the company didn’t confirm its existence until less than a year before it was unveiled. The wait was not easy, but it was worth it. The company launched the rugged, off-road Bronco in two- and four-door configurations, to go with an urban version with an off-road bias called the Bronco Sport. Ford will offer hundreds of optional accessories right from its launch as well. Despite all this, does it have in it to take on the undisputed king of the segment, the Jeep Wrangler?