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  1. 10 points
    PREMiERdrum

    Bronco world premier Spring 2020!

    As frustrating as it is, be glad they scrapped the first few attempts. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Bronco is getting the same treatment internally as F-Series and Mustang. They know how good it has to be and they weren't satisfied until it was.
  2. 9 points
    PREMiERdrum

    Baby Bronco body in white leaked!

    Told you there was nothing to worry about... (Same holds true for its big brother)
  3. 8 points
    rmc523

    Bronco R Prototype

    Ugh. Ford. Look at that swing gate. You can't take the roof off, there are tires in the way.
  4. 8 points
    rmc523

    Fusion styled crossover?

    I know they don't seem to be focusing on quality these days, but this is HORRID. Look at that wavy rear quarter panel window and sheetmetal. Exposed bolts holding panels on. GOODNESS. How Ford has gone downhill...... Lol. I wonder how many will fall for that. Guess we're seeing out Fusion successor here, and pretty much seems to be what we expected - a Ford Outback. I still question how big of a market there is for this type of vehicle (Subaru buyers are a different breed). But if they feel there's a market for them - and one where they can make more than a traditional sedan body style - then I hope it works!
  5. 7 points
    Shouldn't have to buy damn tax credits in a free and just society.
  6. 6 points
    The Mach E was being previewed to the press today, obviously under embargo. I've heard from some of them who are Tesla owners and they are thoroughly impressed and excited. One of them said the Dual Motor GT version gets 700HP. I was under the impression that it was under 600HP with dual 200KW motors, but maybe I'm missing something. They've been aiming for mid 3s for 0-60 performance. Again there are several versions of the Mach E, single motor, dual motor, different battery sizes (3 for Europe, 2 for the US). And once again, over 300 miles of range (330 is what I've heard). I don't know what the GT will do interms of Range, which model gets the best range, etc. And yeah, synthetic engine noises inside and out.
  7. 6 points
    silvrsvt

    Baby Bronco body in white leaked!

    Looks like a Modernized 2005-2012 Escape-not a bad thing.
  8. 6 points
    ANTAUS

    Annoying reviewers!

    Not uncommon to read, "gusied up Ford platform" or "pulled from the Fords parts bin to create the Aviator", etc. Yet when they review a Toyota, it's "The excellent TGNA platform from Toyota" when reviewing a Lexus. I've made similar comments on their website blogs, I had one reviewer actually apologize because enough people had "liked" my post he felt like responding. That's all really anyone can do, is help educate.
  9. 5 points
    silvrsvt

    Baby Bronco body in white leaked!

    https://www.bronco6g.com/bronco-broncos-naked-body-leaked/
  10. 5 points
    jpd80

    news coming....

    Dyson should know, his fortune was created on Ideas that really sucked
  11. 4 points
    Harley Lover

    Bronco R Prototype

    STAMPEDE.OFFROAD says: "Yeah, but does it have a rear swinggate?"
  12. 4 points
    mackinaw

    Site Problems?

    For what it's worth, I kept getting a "too many users, try again later" warning earlier today when I was having problems logging on. Everything seems OK now.
  13. 4 points
  14. 4 points
    There is a reason that fully autonomous aircraft already exist and fully autonomous cars do not. Even though aircraft occupy 3D space and can move in all directions, the controlled nature and sparsity simplifies the problem allowing fully autonomous operation. There are no random people doing random stupid things hiding around the corner ready to pull out in front of you. Yes you have birds and other aircraft, but detection is much higher leading to longer reactionary periods. Automobile traffic is a much more complex problem.
  15. 4 points
    He deserves the pressure. He's been talking up his changes to the organization - time to skip the talk and produce the results.
  16. 4 points
    https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/10/17/why-ford-just-announced-a-huge-ev-charging-network.aspx "Tesla's Supercharger network has helped overcome many buyers' concerns about the hassles of recharging. I think Ford's goal here is to be able to tell its customers that its own recharging network is also extensive and simple to use -- and to encourage home charging by making installation of home chargers as simple as possible as well. It's a very Ford approach, and -- assuming that it all works seamlessly -- it should help persuade buyers to try its new BEVs. That's promising news for Ford investors who might be concerned about the company's ability to compete with Tesla and other new EV entrants."
  17. 4 points
    Rick1723

    Annoying reviewers!

    That is true.. if the badge was changed to say some company with a T or H on it.. the best ever.. but if Ford, or Lincoln..no good.. I have a 16 MKZ hybrid.. heard the critics say warmed over ford..NOT… liked the looks better and a few options not even available on a ford.. but.. they drive a vehicle for maybe a day or 2.. and are expert on it.. sad..very sad.. but just like movie critics.. personal opinions...that is it..
  18. 4 points
    this will be used on the Baby Bronco, dont know about actual Bronco. Anyways ive said to much already.
  19. 3 points
  20. 3 points
    Ehh. People who predict future tech are always wrong. Just a matter of computation. When I was a young man, the Cray was a liquid cooled multi million dollar computer the size of a small car and had a 360kW power draw. Now it costs a few hundred bucks and you carry it around with you in your pocket and it runs for hours on a 2,700mAh battery. 25 years is an eternity in tech years.
  21. 3 points
    rmc523

    RIP: Ford Flex

    I love my Flex, it's been great, but it's quite outdated at this point. I'm sad to see it go, but it's outlived it's lifespan a few years ago. I do wonder if an updated interpretation with a hybridized (or electric) powertrain would do better now that crossovers are the thing - including lower slung ones. I used to get so many questions "is that Flex fuel or a hybrid?" I had done a few quick little sketches a while back:
  22. 3 points
    Assimilator

    Fusion styled crossover?

    The Bronco and Explorer would use the same integrated RWD 10-Speed ATX Hybrid system. Bronco would however use the 2.7L EcoBoost, as would Ranger. That's notably more potent than the 3.3L NA V6 in Explorer and quite different than the PHEV 3.0L in Aviator/Explorer. It's really the next phase of this Hybrid system and really the stage I was hoping we would seen sooner since right now we get either middling efficiency (3.3L Explorer) or expensive Lincoln Plugin. I don't know what the battery pack looks like on any of the BOF vehicles. The 2021 P702 F-150 Hybrid will be the first (3.5L EcoBoost) and it adds power generation for job sites or recreation equipment. Mustang gets a 5.0L V8 Hybrid so you can see there is quite a trajectory for this Hybrid system with extremely varied applications. I think it really deserves its own branding to increase awareness. I think once all these products are out, people will take note. Right now Ford seems uninterested in highlighting it. The unannounced Lincoln Corsair PHEV is the only Ford vehicle in NA using an eAWD system because the Battery pack and charger get in the way of a driveshaft. It's a GKN motor and more powerful than a similar system used by Toyota. So Ford has a TON of electrification going on, not to mention the exceptional Mach E....but that's another topic. But a few hints (Optional Dual Motors, GT version with more power than the other GT, Mustang branding, E-Latch doors with fixed b-pillar "hooks" as exterior handles, 15" Portrait Screen with a rotary knob shifter, narrow and wide LCD instrument panel, and it looks badass with a very low and aggressively rakish profile that doesn't look like the crossover people think).
  23. 3 points
  24. 3 points
    Nothing new here. There are some who hate the current Mustang, some who hate the C8 Corvette, some who hate the new iPhone. Mostly they sit in the corner and whine to themselves. Everybody else ignores them.
  25. 3 points
    ExplorerDude

    Fusion styled crossover?

    This is definitely the Fusion Active test mule. Next gen Fusion was always planned to move to C2. I don’t know the product development code for this one. But I have seen the mock up early buck. It’s very attractive and is a mix of Fusion, Edge, Escape and Subaru Outback all mixed together. It’s rugged like an Outback but in a classy way. It blends a number of designs well. Make no mistake this will be called Fusion or Fusion Active. I’m not sure how big the market is for this but maybe Subaru’s secret sauce isn’t so secret. Ford needs to market this the right way in order for it to succeed. ive heard either Hermosillo or Oakville as production locations. Not finalized yet.
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