2018 F-150 Highlights: What Sets the F-150 Apart?

2018 F-150 Highlights: What Sets the F-150 Apart?

The 2018 Ford F-150 continues with the long-standing tradition of quality and performance offered by Ford pickups. In particular, the F-150 has a high-strength aluminum build to improve performance, handling, and fuel economy—a feature offered for three model years. When properly equipped, the new F-150 has a best-in-class towing rating of up to 13,200 pounds and it also has a range of new technologies. There are many 2018 F-150 highlights to mention. According to Ford, the F-150 is up to 700 pounds lighter than the previous generation of trucks, thanks to its aluminum alloy design. Not only does this lightweight engineering help you save at the pump, it also improves

It’s Back! Chrome Pony Corral on a Ford Mustang

It’s Back! Chrome Pony Corral on a Ford Mustang

If you have always liked the historic look of a chrome pony corral on a Ford Mustang, you will be very happy with the latest news. Ford has announced it is adding a new Pony Package for the 2018 Mustang that will add chrome detailing to the front end, including a chrome pony-in-corral badge on the grille. This iconic design was used on the original Mustangs from the mid-1960s and has evolved over time. Ford designers started sketching out the Mustang logo in July 1962, and the first design, sketched by Phil Clark, included the red, white, and blue tri-bar design. The pony corral got its start with designer Gale

Ford Focus RS Kit Modifications

Ford Focus RS Kit Modifications

Right off the factory floor, the Ford Focus RS is one of the hottest hot hatches available. But that doesn’t mean it can’t get any better. The British tuner, Mountune, has released a series of Ford Focus RS kit modifications to make the car even quicker, more dynamic, and more fun than it already is. For mild modifications, Phase One adds new hoses, suspension upgrades, and a bigger intake. Step up to Phase Two and you’ll get a high-flow air filter, durable silicone hoses, an improved air recirculation valve, and a modified ECU. With Phase Two in place, the turbocharged 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine will produce 370 horsepower and 346 lb-ft

Lower Weight, Higher Strength Showcased at 2017 Ford Super Duty Debut

After months of anticipation, Ford recently revealed its 2017 Super Duty pick-up truck model – the first ever heavy-duty truck with an aluminum-alloy body, making it both lighter and, consequently, more fuel-efficient. Plus, though the 2017 Ford Super Duty weighs 350 pounds less than its predecessor, it’s more powerful than ever. This major design change falls in the footsteps of a similar change that was made to the 2016 Ford F-150. The specific towing and hauling stats for the 2017 Super Duty haven’t been released yet but thanks to a 95 percent high-strength steel box-frame, top-notch four-wheel drive components, and more, it’s safe to say that these figures will be

Trail Testing the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Prototype

It’s good to know that automakers still test their vehicles the old-fashioned way: out where they’re meant to be. After tackling the desert, Ford has released a new video showing the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Prototype in action where there is more mud and dirt than sand. With better ground clearance than the first-generation Raptor, an all-new four-wheel-drive system, a new torque-on-demand transfer case, and advanced shock absorption technology, the new Raptor promises to be one of the most capable off-roading vehicles out there. The extra power certainly helps too. The second-gen truck swaps out the outgoing 6.2-liter V8 with a new version of the 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6,

Hood Vent Turn Signals Return to the 2016 Ford Mustang

Hood Vent Turn Signals Return to the 2016 Ford Mustang

If you’ve ever seen a 1967 Ford Mustang, then you probably noticed the nifty turn signal indicators it had embedded in the hood vents. And if you took note of them, then we don’t doubt you’ve been wondering when they’d ever make a comeback. We’ve been wondering too at Gurley Motor Company, and who could blame us? They’re just so darn cool. Now, nearly half a century after the first iteration, Ford seems to have heard our pleas. For the 2016 model, the Mustang GT will come standard with hood vent turn signals along with several other throwback options. The California Special Package and Pony Package, two iconic Mustang trim

Ford Offering Natural Gas F-150 Next Year – The Only of Its Kind

Ford Offering Natural Gas F-150 Next Year – The Only of Its Kind

Ford won’t settle for the fact that the F-150 is one of the most popular trucks on the market, continuously trying out bold, new ideas on the high-demand favorite. The latest edition of the F-150 shed serious pounds by switching to a mostly aluminum body, and now Ford is offering yet another new F-150. According to recent reports, Ford will be releasing a 2016 F-150 model that runs on natural gas or propane, with the simple acquisition of a $315 factory-installed package. The F-150 will be the only half-ton pickup truck with which this is possible. Ford reportedly made the decision based on consumer tests that said that many buyers

2015 Ford Edge Design Stems from Former Toy Creator

2015 Ford Edge Design Stems from Former Toy Creator

It turns out that the remote control double-sided remote control car, “Ricohet,” and the 2015 Ford Edge Design have more in common than just four wheels – they have the same designer. Kevin George, now the exterior design manager for the 2015 Edge crossover, spent 12 years designing toys for small kids including the before-mentioned “Ricochet,” “Jurassic Park” tour trucks, “Batman” vehicles, and NASCAR models for the Kenner toy company. However, in 2001, George made the switch to car design. “The passion that kids had for their toys – I want them to grow up and have that same passion for their cars,” says George. The toy car designer turned

New Predictive Ford Anti-skid Technology Available in the 2015 Focus

New Predictive Ford Anti-skid Technology Available in the 2015 Focus

One of the scariest feelings when driving a car has to be that blink of a moment when you realize that the car has begun to spin out. Many cars can recognize that they are skidding and are able to utilize anti-skid technology, but Ford is taking it one step further. The automaker announced new tech last week that will enable vehicles to actually realize when they are about to skid, as opposed to when they are already skidding. The vehicle then applies the brakes in such a way that the car continues to go straight. The difference in time between traditional anti-skid technology and the new “Enhanced Transitional Stability,”

2016 Ford Explorer Debuted at Los Angeles Auto Show

2016 Ford Explorer Debuted at Los Angeles Auto Show

Last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2016 Ford Explorer debuted, to the delight of SUV fans the world over. This deluxe model will be priced around $50,000, making it the highest-priced Explorer model to date – with the high-end persona to match. The new Explorer comes in response to a demand for more upscale product, according to Ford Explorer brand manager Matt Zuehlk, who says, “There’s a market for more upscale SUVs, as 90 percent of today’s Explorer Sport buyers purchase the most expensive package available. That’s a strong signal customers are ready for Platinum.” Ford’s Explorer models used to be the most popular SUVs in the