The new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is going to be one of those "the more things change" situations. It features a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine good for (probably) 450 hp instead of a V8, and a 10-speed automatic instead of a 6-speed, but it's still a brutish thing. Ford's eager to hitch it to a feat of daring and endurance, and so the new Raptor is going racing. Of course it is. Awesome, sure.
The Basics: Ford will recall 391,394 examples of the 2004-2006 Ranger pickup, all of which were built in North American factories. The campaign includes 361,692 vehicles in the US, 29,334 in Canada, 303 in emerging markets, 54 in Asia, and 1 in South America. The Problem: The pickups contain driver side Takata airbag inflators that could rupture in a crash. Injuries/Deaths: The faulty parts
The first-generation Ford Mustang started out as a pretty small Falcon sibling, then put on bulk every year until the cartoonish 3000-pound-plus 1973 models. For the 1974 Mustang, Ford switched to the compact Pinto platform... which turned out to be excellent timing, what with the nightmare energy crisis of late 1973. The bad news was that the Mustang II was, well, a Pinto underneath. You
Despite longer-range electric vehicles like the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt on the way, Ford is sticking with what it knows, saying that it still thinks the EV sweet spot is more like 100 miles than 200. The Blue Oval's Ford Focus Electric Vehicle, which has a 76-mile single-charge range, is getting a boost to about 100 miles this fall, Automotive News says, citing comments Ford