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Ford Confirms Plans To Kill All Sedans In North America

 ~ The announcement was made with little fanfare as it was tucked away in the company’s first quarter financial results. Buried underneath various statistics is a rather blunt statement that the company will “not invest in next generations of traditional Ford sedans for North America.” Models (already long-in-the-tooth) such as the Fusion, Fiesta and Taurus will be phased out over the next few years. The company will keep the Mustang and confirmed plans to launch the all-new Focus Active in North America next year.Iain Shankland, Road-Test.org

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Ford Reveals The New 2019 Ranger Raptor

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor, Road-Test.org, Iain ShanklandFord released some details of the new 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor at the reveal in Bangkok on Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2018).

No word on a North American version at this time, with Ford Thailand just saying that “the Ranger Raptor is set to turn heads throughout Asia Pacific and around the world.”

However, the All-New 2019 Ranger for North America will be at the Canadian International AutoShow next week, so possibly we’ll get more information then. Continue reading

2017 Ford Fusion Energi SE – Road Test

EV, Logo, Road Test Special, Iain Shankland, 2017 Ford EnergiI’ve loved the look of the present generation Fusion sever since I laid eyes on it – when it’s approaching from the opposite direction it looks a lot like an Aston Martin from the front. However, for 2017 Ford has seen fit to re-style the Fusion to make it look more like a Ford. In addition to the new grill and front fascia it also gets LED headlights, tail lights and fog lights, along a new rear fascia and spiffy redesigned 17-inch wheels. Inside, there is now a rotary-style gear selector – very Jaguaresque, a longer armrest and improved access to the open storage area in the lower dashboard. Continue reading

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Road Test Special: Living With An Electric Vehicle – A Day-To-Day Comparison of Three Models (The Full-Monty, Nitty-Gritty Detailed Version)

Welcome to the Full-Monty, Nitty-Gritty Detailed Version (good choice)…

Comprehensive Day-To-Day Life With An EV
This is NOT a road test of each vehicle, it’s just an overview of how-they-work in relation to each other – on a day-to-day basis. Each vehicle will have its own road test in a separate article. Continue reading

Road Test Special: Living With An Electric Vehicle – A Day-To-Day Comparison of Three Models (INTRODUCTION)

EV, Logo, Road Test Special, Iain ShanklandLast year a lot had been said in the media about EV’s and how many we’re going to see in the very near future. This year everything regarding EV’s has kicked up another notch with many manufacturers falling over each other trying to be the first with the best offerings to the public.

Various governments have also stepped up and are Continue reading