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Ford Recalls 2013 Fusion for Second Time in a Week

Faulty headlights are the latest setback for the redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion. Ford is recalling about 19,000 Fusions for the issue, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is the second recall in the span of a week for the Fusion, after Ford announced it would recall 2013 model-year Escapes and Fusions for potential engine fires. In the latest Fusion recall, NHSTA says the low-beam headlights may become hazy over a period of time, which can decrease ... continue reading»

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Midsize Madness: 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Gets Up to 47 MPG

The 2013 model year is shaping up to be a big one in the midsize car class, with four of the top-selling cars in the class – the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Fusion – coming to the market with significant redesigns. The best-selling car in the class, the Toyota Camry, was redesigned last year. The Ford Fusion Hybrid just threw down the gauntlet, however, achieving an EPA-estimated 47 miles per gallon. The Fusion Hybrid, which Ford calls "America ... continue reading»

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Ford Announces Pricing for 2013 Fusion

The completely redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion will start at $22,495, including destination charges, when it goes on sale this fall. Full details are now listed on Ford’s website, including prices for the gas-only and hybrid model, as well as packages and options. The base S trim comes with a 170-horsepower four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission, as well as Ford’s SYNC infotainment system. The mid-level, $24,495 SE trim adds standard satellite radio, power driver seat and ... continue reading»

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Chevrolet Unveils Full 2013 Malibu Lineup

Chevrolet introduced the full lineup of the redesigned 2013 Malibu Thursday, highlighting the model’s new powertrains and technology. Chevrolet says in a press release that the 2013 Malibu uses technologies like direct injection and turbocharging to be more fuel-efficient. The new Malibu is in a highly competitive midsize car class, and will go up against the recently redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry and Volkswagen Passat and upcoming 2013 Ford Fusion and Honda Accord. The redesigned 2013 Malibu is on sale ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Volkswagen Passat, Model News, 2012 Toyota Camry, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, 2013 Ford Fusion

Ford Says New Lincoln MKZ will Redefine the Lincoln Brand

At the Detroit Auto Show this week, Ford revealed its concept for the new Lincoln MKZ, which is expected to hit the market later this year. While the new Lincoln MKZ will technically be a redesign of the 2012 MKZ that’s available now, Ford says the new version will help redefine the Lincoln brand. “With the Lincoln MKZ Concept, we are not introducing a new car,” Derrick Kuzak, Ford Motor Company group vice president for global product development, says ... continue reading»

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