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35Ford settles $131m Explorer rollover case

Ford's second-generation Explorer has just cost the company $131 million. Despite the popularity of the seminal SUV, it's had more than its fair share of legal scrapes regarding its rollover resistance. And while the Explorer/Firestone tire kerfuffle has long since exited the headlines, the Blue Oval continues to get its pocketbook dinged by the SUV. According to Autoblog sister site AOL Autos, this week, a jury in Jackson, Mississippi was to decide on possible punitive damages in the lawsuit ov

13Ken Block reveals possible Fiesta special edition collaboration with Ford in the works

Ken Block Gymkhana 3 Fiesta – Click above for high-res image gallery

44Video: Mulally unwittingly confirms next-gen Ford Ranger for U.S. market? [*UPDATED]

Alan Mulally on CNBC – Click above to watch the video after the jump

36Ford: Aftermarket replacement parts can be inferior, possible safety hazards

Today's autos are chock-full of safety equipment that vastly improves your chances of survival in the event of a crash. And if an automaker wants to achieve the best crash test scores, it has to ensure that parts like bumper beams, air bag sensors and radiator supports perform properly during a collision. But while automakers are concerned about their safety record, in some cases, aftermarket parts makers are more concerned with keeping costs down.

49Take rate on Brembo package for 2011 Ford Mustang higher than expected

2011 Ford Mustang GT – Click above for high-res image gallery

72Report: 2011 Ford F-150 to get 3.7L V6, 5.0L V8 and 3.5L Ecoboost V6

Ford F-150 - Click above for high-res image gallery

19Ford Explorer teasers keep coming, model to debut July 26 in NYC

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

27Mercury production to cease in late September?

If Automotive News is correct – and they usually are – it looks like Mercury won't make it to Thanksgiving this year. Heck, they won't even make it through Halloween according to a new report. AN is saying that three dealers have come with forward with news of the automaker's plans. What they're saying is that the 71-year-old brand will start winding down production at the end of September. The ancient Grand Marquis gets the axe on Sept. 30, the Mountaineer on Oct. 1, the Milan on Oc

35Video: Ford shows off 2011 Explorer air leak and panel gap tests

2011 Ford Explorer goes through air leak testing – Click above to watch video after the jump

602011 Ford Explorer teasing continues - My, what big pillars you have

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

21Reader Spy: Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew spotted naked and unashamed

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew – Click above for high-res image gallery

37OMG LOL: 2011 Ford Explorer to get Facebook reveal

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

22Ford adds ability to sync Google maps directions to Sync

Drivers of late-model Ford vehicles equipped with Sync Traffic, Directions and Information (TDI) will soon be able to plot out their routes using Google Maps on their home computer and then download turn-by-turn directions directly to the car. TDI is a recent addition that adds a GPS receiver which allows Sync equipped cars and trucks to provide directions even if the vehicle doesn't have the full map based navigation system in place.

82First Drive: 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 is a heart-starting jolt

2011 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 – Click above for high-res image gallery

24Life much easier for Ford designers in a post-PAG world

2010 Ford Start concept – click above for high-res image gallery

27Ford said to be preparing Explorer-based pursuit-rated SUV for police fleets

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.

48Officially Official: Ford Flex gets new top-shelf Titanium model

2011 Ford Flex Titanium – Click above for high-res image gallery

10Isn't it Ironic? Ex-Hummer builder AM General handling final assembly of Transit Connect Electric

Ford Transit Connect Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery

41How is it that GM is still worth more than Ford?

General Motors, which hasn't been allowed to forget its recent financial propping up by all of us, is apparently still worth more than Ford Motor Company. That's a dubious fact that sticks in the craw of Detroit Free Press columnist Tom Walsh. Ford, you'll recall, preemptively mortgaged itself up to, and including its dental fillings to avoid the fate that befell GM and Chrysler. What's not computing for Walsh is that despite clearer financial leadership, Ford is still worth less according to th

24Video: KBB gets down, dirty and airborn with the Ford Raptor

KBB spends time aloft in the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor – Click above to watch video after the jump

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