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Ford Unveils Lightweight Concept Car to Improve Fuel Economy

Ford Lightweight Concept Car Ford has introduced a lightweight concept model of its midsize Fusion sedan, which the company says supports its efforts toward achieving better fuel economy on future models. Ford says its Lightweight Concept car uses “advanced materials,” which trim almost 25 percent off the 2013 Fusion's weight, making its weight similar to that of the subcompact Ford Fiesta. According to Ford, the company's mixed-material research examines incorporating ultra-high-strength steel, carbon fiber, aluminum alloys and other composite materials to reduce ... continue reading»

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2014 Ford Fiesta Gets Top Highway Fuel Economy Among Gas-Powered Cars

2014 Ford Fiesta The 2014 Ford Fiesta has been given a 45 mpg highway rating by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which is the highest highway rating of any 2014 non-hybrid gasoline car. That rating was achieved on a Fiesta with the new $995 SE Manual EcoBoost package, which features Ford’s turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine and a five-speed manual transmission. Ford says the EPA rating applies to both sedan and hatchback Fiestas with the SE Manual EcoBoost package, which ... continue reading»

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Ford Lowers MPG Rating on C-Max, Reimburses Owners

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Ford announced in a press release Thursday that it is reducing the fuel economy estimates for the 2013 C-Max Hybrid and giving customers who bought the car a small reimbursement. According to the EPA, the C-Max Hybrid’s fuel economy will go from 47/47/47 city/highway/combined to 45/40/43 city/highway/combined. The disbursement, which Ford calls a “goodwill payment,” will be $550 for purchasers and $325 for lessees. The New York Times reports that the ... continue reading»

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Ford to Offer Free MPG Boost to 2013 Hybrid Owners

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Ford will begin offering a free software update in August to improve the fuel economy of the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Ford says the software update will improve its hybrids’ real-world fuel economy. “We believe these actions will provide our customers enhanced on-road fuel economy satisfaction,” says Raj Nair, group vice president of global product development at Ford, in a press release. According to Ford, the software update will increase the ... continue reading»

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Could Ford Overtake Toyota in Total Hybrid Sales?

Ford C-Max Hybrid Since the early 2000s, Toyota has dominated the hybrid vehicle market, with a 71 percent market share last year, according to The Detroit News. However in the last year, Ford has introduced the all-new C-Max along with an electric version of the redesigned Ford Fusion, the Fusion Energi. The Detroit News says Ford Fusion hybrid sales (not including the Fusion Energi) beat out sales of the Toyota Camry hybrid in April. In particular, Fusion sales are high in the Los ... continue reading»

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