Ford recently released a promo video for the upcoming Ford Focus RS. Gearheads shouldn’t have any trouble watching it. They’ve already know they’re getting the new Focus RS. The people that are really in danger are the ones who won’t suspect how enticing and fun the Focus RS looks as it handily negotiates the harsh curves in a mountain road with ease, almost abandon. It appears…irresistible.
It’s not surprising that a winding mountain road was the chosen venue for exhibiting the new Ford Focus RS. The compact sportster was made for them. In the Ford Focus RS promo video, the Focus seems to literally grab the road with the help of the Dynamic Torque Vectoring. Suspension has been updated this time around and the Focus also has a ride height that’s been lowered to reduce drag.
But you aren’t going to appreciate those handling and suspension features without a strong powertrain to get the Focus up to speed. That’s provided by a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, good for 316 horsepower. Mountain roads beware.
What happens when the maker of America’s best-selling truck and the maker of our favorite toy truck get together? We get the Ford F-750 TONKA Dump Truck, the big kids’ toy.
The medium-duty truck was revealed earlier this month at the NTEA Work Truck Show.
Ford brings the childhood toy to life for construction jobs of all kinds. Based on the redesigned F-650/750 model, the truck ate space on the showroom floor, standing almost 10 feet tall and painted in the easily recognizable TONKA yellow.
The 2016 F-650/750 is available in three models — straight-frame, dock-height, and the new tractor-model — is scheduled to go on sale this summer.
The TONKA truck was created in collaboration with Funrise Toy Corporation, manufacturer of TONKA brand products licensed under Hasbro®.
“From Generation Z to the Greatest Generation, Ford and TONKA continue to set the standards for tough trucks,” said John Ruppert, general manager for Ford Commercial Vehicle Sales and Marketing. “People of all ages have been counting on Ford F-Series and TONKA trucks to get the job done — from construction site to sandbox — for more than 60 years.”
Do you have a TONKA truck story to share? We at Cambridge Classic Ford would love to hear it in the comments below.
With the advent of mobility apps; such as Uber and Lyft, there has been a definite shift in the way the public utilizes mobility, and Ford is doing its best to keep up with the trend. “There is a white space for a new product,” John Abernethy, Ford’s project lead for the Advanced Product Group in the UK, told the Washington Post.
“Between a taxi and a bus is a space for something else.”
2015 Ford Transit Connect XLT – The new transit vehicle might be based on this.
So what is that something else? Ford announced that it is testing the field as a “mobility provider” with its ride-sharing service app. While continuing its auto making production, the company’s focus will not only be limited to the app development, but for a dedicated transit vehicle for the pooling service as well.
Although still in the developmental stage, Ford’s “dynamic social shuttle” may debut in the streets of London as soon as this year.
We at Cambridge Classic Ford appreciate the forward thinking of the Ford ride-sharing app while the company still maintains its devotion to a quality product.
Think twice criminals: the new Ford Police Interceptor recently debuted at the Chicago Auto Show. This new model features the latest in technology and performance, and it looks incredible too. Some people might even be tempted to break the law just for a chance to ride in the back seat.
According to Ford, the 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility has already captured 55% of the market, meaning it’s quickly becoming the next standard police SUV. The new model was specially designed with our men and women in blue in mind. A board consisting of 25 experts from law enforcement helped critique the design as it was made.
“Our Police Interceptor Utility is the best-selling police vehicle in America because we have a unique relationship with our customers,” said Jonathan Honeycutt, Ford North American marketing manager for Police Vehicles. “By listening to the Ford Police Advisory Board, we have engineered a vehicle that officers love.”
The Police Interceptor Utility comes standard with a 3.7-liter V6 that cranks our 304 hp and 279 lb-ft of torque. An EcoBoost V6 is also being made available for departments that want to be as eco-friendly as possible. With a unique Pursuit Mode and off-road capabilities, this is one SUV you don’t want on your tail.