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In case you thought installing SYNC into Ford vehicles was a ho-hum-whatever affair, that's not the case – Ford puts a lot of thought into it. The Blue Oval's latest assembly line advance is to have SYNC's infotainment software installed into the 2011 Ford Edge via WiFi. Made possible by the the latest version of SYNC with WiFi access, the new process allows Ford to save money on parts and inventory by using a common module among vehicles in different cars and made in different plants. Aft

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2011 Ford Explorer Live Debut in Southern California – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Ford Explorer – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Ford has got the gas mileage goods on its 2011 EcoBoost-powered Explorer, and it's news you might like if you want one: you'll get 30 percent better mileage with the inline-four than you could with the outgoing V6. Ford did, however, leave a key detail out of the press release touting this: it didn't reveal the actual mileage number, "pending EPA certification."

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2011 Ford Explorer teaser images – Click above for high-res image gallery

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We're still about a month or more away from seeing the new 2011 Ford Explorer devoid of camouflage, but the automaker is continuing to trickle out information. The latest news is that the new unibody SUV will use soy-foam seat cushions like the ones that debuted in the Mustang in 2008.

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2011 Ford Explorer Facebook teaser shots – Click above for image gallery

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2011 Ford Explorer Facebook teaser shots – Click above for image gallery

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When Ford introduced its Police Interceptor based on the Taurus, it said it had another vehicle in the works that "would share most parts with the Taurus and be available in a utility version." Speculation was that it would be a Flex based on the component spec, but according to The Detroit News, it turns out the as-yet-unseen 2011 Ford Explorer has got the nod.

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Back in 2005 when Land Rover let loose the most comprehensive upgrade to its long-running mid-level Discovery line since its introduction in 1989, one of the most intriguing new bits of technology was the company's highly lauded Terrain Response system. In fact, so revolutionary was the design of this new 'ute and the technology that made it work so well that Land Rover completely ditched the Discovery name in the United States, giving its pride and joy the LR3 moniker.

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Lincoln-grilled 2011 Ford Explorer spy shot – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Ford Explorer Spy Shots - Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Ford Explorer - Click above for high-res gallery

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