Ford made waves yesterday when it drooped the performance and pricing details on the new Focus RS. Perhaps keen to keep the momentum going, the Blue Oval has launched the configurator for its new fire-breathing hot hatchback. As configurators go, this is a lot like the Ford's other build-your-own tools, only it's even more limited. The total list of options on the new Focus RS is quite light.
Rumor has it Ford may start selling the Fiesta-based crossover called EcoSport in the USA. The subcompact crossover is not new to the Ford lineup, it's been for sale since the model year 2004 in many global markets. It was recently introduced in Europe. Now it seems the USA would be next in line to get it. The main reason Ford has to bring it: the segment is still booming. That's the
Ford is announcing two new recalls that cover a total of 203,494 vehicles in North America. By far the larger of the campaigns is a recall for 203,445 examples of the 2014-2015 Escape and Transit Connect in North America. Specifically, there are 182,520 units recalled in the US, 18,226 in Canada, and 2,699 in Mexico. For these models, the instrument cluster, warning messages, lights, and chimes
"Remember, this is the 1950s." That's what I had to remind myself just after skidding halfway into an intersection in a $220,000 hot rod that a Norwegian customer had paid real money for. I'd only taken the wheel 300 feet before and couldn't have been doing 25 miles per hour when I locked up, but that tire-scorching moment taught me exactly what I was driving: an authentic hot rod. Things were a