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    Recalls: Ford recalling 89k 2013 Fusion and Escape models over engine fires, urges owners to park their cars
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    Ford has announced a recall of 89,153 vehicles equipped with 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engines over the possibility of overheating and, in some instances, fires starting in the engine compartment. The brand new 2013 Fusion accounts for 15,833 of the affected models, the other 73,320 being ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0-liter EcoBoost
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    There's an analogy to diesel engines hiding in the new Ford Fiesta with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost powerplant. There's still a segment of the population that has bad memories of diesel engines, and that makes it harder for Audi or Volkswagen to sell their new clean diesels in the US today. Not ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #309 LIVE!
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    We record Autoblog Podcast #308 tonight, and you can drop us your questions and comments regarding the rest of the week's news via our Q&A module below. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream ...

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    Official: Ford confirms 2014 Fiesta with 1.0-liter EcoBoost for US
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    Ford has confirmed that it will bring its 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine to the United States under the hood of its 2014 Fiesta, previewed in these photos by the global model that debuted in Paris earlier this year. We pretty much knew this was coming, and we'll see the tiny mill on ...

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    ETC: Ford's 1.0L EcoBoost engine makes the journey to LA... in a carry-on bag
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    We can't even begin to imagine all of the weird stuff that the Transportation Security Administration has seen through the screen of the airport x-ray machine (or worse, when they find when they get to snap on those latex gloves and actually rummage through your belongings). But we have to ...

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    Breaking: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST to pack 180-horsepower single-turbo engine
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    Ford's Fiesta launched into the US market with a splash thanks to a very well-orchestrated pre-launch PR campaign, but sales haven't proven all that robust over time, with Ford selling just 47,474 examples through October of this year (down 22.6 percent versus 2011). Ford will be looking to ...

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    Report: Ford Focus RS could get 350-hp EcoBoost, E-diff
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    We may have to make due with the Focus ST here in the United States (note: we are not complaining), but an even hotter version – the Focus RS – has historically been quite a hit in Europe. And according to a report in Auto Express, the next-generation RS should be one hot little ...

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    Official: Ford picks black and blue stripes as official racing colors
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    Ford has a new livery for its racing efforts. The automaker has officially chosen an offset black and blue stripe as its family colors. The paint scheme officially debuted on the new 2013 Ford Fusion headed to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but the automaker says we can expect to see it crop up in ...

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    Official: Ford creates Focus ST Wagon cop car
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    The British crime thriller, The Sweeney, was centered around two cops tooling around in an unmarked, blacked-out, five-door, Ford Focus ST. It's only logical, then, that Ford serve pent-up demand for a true police-spec Focus ST. Reporting for official duty is the Ford Focus ST estate, ...

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    Comparo: 2013 Ford Escape vs. 2013 Mazda CX-5
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    Brothers From Another Mother Face Off Not a single part is shared between these two crossovers. We couldn't do this comparison test a year ago. No, not because the CX-5 is a new nameplate and all-new vehicle for the Mazda brand (okay, that's technically a valid reason), but because until ...

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    Report: Ford, GM win Breakthrough Product awards from Popular Mechanics
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    Tucked between an avalanche airbag and a 3D desktop printer, a Ford engine and General Motors' crash avoidance system were named two of Popular Mechanics top 10 breakthrough technology award winners for 2012. Ford's three-cylinder 1.0-liter Ecoboost engine collected one of Pop Mech's honors by ...

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    Paris: 2013 Ford Mondeo, a Fusion by any other name, looks sweet
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    Ford may have spilled the beans about its 2013 Mondeo in Amsterdam a few weeks ago, but the Blue Oval stand here at the Paris Motor Show is the first place that we've gotten to see the sedan in the metal. The European sibling of our Ford Fusion looks trim, angular and attractive in its auto show ...

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    Paris: 2013 Ford Fiesta gets facelifted, EcoBoosted
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    Ford pulled back the curtain on the 2013 Cygnet Fiesta at this year's Paris Motor Show, fresh from the machine's debut in Amsterdam. Strutting a healthy dose of the company's new design language, the five-door packs a 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine good for 99 horsepower and, according ...

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    Exclusive: New Ford Fusion not likely to oust top-selling Toyota Camry, yet
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    As 2013 Ford Fusions begin rolling into dealerships, Ford can say that it has finally created the mythical Toyota Camry fighter. It's something we've heard again and again from Detroit's carmakers, always poised but never able to deliver a midsize sedan that will outsell the venerable ...

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    Recalls: 2012 Ford Edge EcoBoost recalled over engine fire risk
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    Looks like the Escape isn't the only Ford crossover with the potential for fires down below. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that 5,499 Edge models are being recalled due to a fuel line issue. All of the affected vehicles were built between September 2, 2010 and ...

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    Official: Ford's Taurus-based Police Interceptor getting more power to catch scofflaws
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    Ford has revealed that it is updating the base powerplant on its 2013 Police Interceptor sedan. Ford's 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine will replace the naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 engine in its Taurus cop car, and the new engine will slot under the optional twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. The ...

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    Report: Ford Europe goes further with American vehicles
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    Just weeks before the Paris Motor Show, Ford Motor Co. has taken the wraps off of much of its new lineup for Europe in an effort to shore up its efforts for European dealers. The webcast press conference from Amsterdam ended with the official announcement that the Dearborn, Michigan-based car ...

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    Recalls: 2013 Ford Escape recalled for third time, again for fire risk [UPDATE]
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    Oh dear. As if the previous two recalls weren't bad enough, the brand new 2013 Ford Escape is under fire yet again for, well, fire. Or at least the potential for it. According to The Detroit News, 7,600 Escape models – 6,150 of which are in the United States – equipped with the ...

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    Official: Refreshed 2013 Ford Fiesta revealed in Amsterdam [w/video]
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    Set for a live reveal at a special product event in Amsterdam this afternoon, the 2013 Ford Fiesta offers freshened looks, a host of new technology and a lot more for global small car drivers. Sharp-eyed readers will quickly notice that Ford has downsized its trapezoidal front grille – as ...

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    Official: Ford builds sweet 1.0-liter EcoBoost-powered Formula Ford [w/video]
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    Ford has announced a new version of its spec racer that pushes the bounds of what small-displacement, turbocharged engines can do. Formula Ford, as the name suggests, is a single-seat, open wheel race car powered by a (you guessed it) Ford powerplant. As the cars are made of lightweight ...

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