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    Report: Ford sued over alleged 3.5-liter EcoBoost defects
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    Three Ford owners from Ohio have filed a lawsuit against the automaker over defects that they allege exist within the company's twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine. Automotive News reports that the lawsuit claims the engine "contained serious latent design, manufacturing, or assembly ...

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    Shanghai: Ford Mondeo with 1.5-liter EcoBoost debuts in China
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    Does the car above, posing fancifully in white, look familiar? Well, it should. Although it wears Mondeo badges in the form you see above for the Chinese market – as it does in Europe – the car is basically the same thing sold in the US as the Ford Fusion. Of course, it's what's under ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #329
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    Subcompact sales, Ford 1.5-liter EcoBoost, Toyota Corolla vs. Ford Focus, Maserati Ghibli Episode #329 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Zach Bowman talk about the slump in subcompact sales, the upcoming 1.5-liter Ford EcoBoost engine for the Fusion, the Toyota ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #329 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #329 tonight, and you can drop us your questions and comments 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 (audio only) channel at 10:00 ...

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    Official: Transit Courier completes Ford's new commercial van line, will we get it?
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    This week Ford rolled out the 2014 Transit Courier, the fourth addition to its Transit range. Ford says its the first time for the nameplate in the compact van segment. "Ford has now completely transformed its commercial vehicle line-up, with four all-new, class-leading Transits for European ...

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    Followup: Ford confirms 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine for 2014 Fusion
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    Earlier this week, reports were swirling 'round the internet about the 2014 Ford Fusion getting a new 1.5-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. That was... half correct. Ford today confirmed that the 2014 Fusion is, in fact, getting a new 1.5-liter EcoBoost mill, but it has four cylinders, not ...

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    Report: 2014 Ford Fusion to get 1.5L EcoBoost three-cylinder?
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    Just one year after launching the all-new 2013 Fusion, Ford is reportedly set to alter the sedan's powertrain lineup with the addition of a new 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. A member of Blue Oval Forums apparently got their hands on the ordering guide for the 2014 model ...

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    Report: Next Lincoln Navigator to drop V8 in favor of V6, but Ford Expedition might get both
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    A great many buyers fled from full-size body-on-frame SUVs to car-based crossovers in large measure to save fuel. But that doesn't mean there's still not a buying audience for more traditional truck-based utility vehicles, and those consumers doubtlessly wouldn't mind saving some dollars at the ...

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    Followup: Americans will get a four-cylinder Ford Mustang after all? [w/poll]
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    Ask and you shall receive. Remember that previous report suggesting that the 2015 Ford Mustang getting a four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, and that it would be sold in Europe only and not the United States? Well, according to Road & Track, the rumor is only partially true – The Mustang ...

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    Official: Ford starting up 2.0L EcoBoost engine production in Ohio
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    Joe Hinrichs, Ford's President of The Americas (pictured above), announced today that in late 2014, the automaker will be building the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder at its Cleveland Engine Plant, a move requiring a $200-million investment and the hiring of 450 new employees. European-built ...

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    Study: Consumer Reports criticizes small turbo engines for misleading performance, fuel economy claims [w/video]
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    Consumer Reports has taken aim at at small-displacement, forced-induction engines, saying the powerplants don't manage to deliver on automaker fuel economy claims. Manufacturers have long held that smaller, turbocharged engines pack all power of their larger displacement cousins with ...

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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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