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RadicalX

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  1. Lincoln MKZ refuses to die. What a good sedan!
  2. Ford lost reliability with powershift Focus and it can't compete with Civic and Corolla. Fusion was not a reference of reliability and It was too outdated, the interior looks old. Ford just give up to try to change Focus and Fusion reliability and image. It's sad because Focus and Fusion were good cars with bad transmissions and poor build quality and several recalls. What Ford needs to do is improve build quality and reliability like when Ford change the game with Mondeo mk1 and First gen Taurus
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    Mustang S650 news!

    I think Ford will make a Mustang sedan on CD6 architecture. The automamer is ready to create a Mustang brand with Mustang family crossovers, coupes and sedan. Ford did Wheel when projected an opportunity to sell supercars with GT. Now, Ford needs to sell an RS7 competitor inside Mustang family and brand
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    Mustang S650 news!

    That's sooner than I've expected. I thought the S650 would arrive in 2025.
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    2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition

    I want Ford continues working on GT lineup and creates an all new generation after current GT go away
  6. Ford needs to build Bronco Sport in Brazil. Territory is a flop and a Yusheng S330 rebadged (what a shame!).
  7. Known as the Escape in the United States but essentially the same vehicle under the skin, inside, and in terms of exterior design, the Kuga has seen better days. Over in the United Kingdom and Europe, the Ford Motor Company has issued a stop-sale order and a recall for the plug-in hybrid powertrain to the tune of 27,000 units. “Information from the field indicates that 4 vehicle fires are likely to have been caused by the overheating of the high-voltage batteries." Potentially affected vehicles were manufactured in Germany before June 26th at the automaker’s Valencia plant in Spain. The question is, what’s there left to do now? Customers who have yet to take their plug-in hybrid crossovers to service techs are advised to keep the Kuga PHEV in EV Auto at all times. This driving mode alternates between internal combustion and e-assistance without any input from the driver, minimizing the risk of the battery getting hotter than normal. “Unverified suggestions” are claiming that the problem is related to the battery charging module, and Ford claims the overheating can occur when the vehicle is parked or charging. At the present moment, it’s not known when the required parts will arrive at authorized dealerships to perform the servicing per se. This isn’t the first time, however, that the Kuga PHEV has been recalled. On July 2nd, the plug-in hybrid crossover was listed on the British automotive recalls website with potential damage to the BCCM. To the point, more than 25,000 units may have been built with damage to the Battery Control Charge Module. If a failed inspection occurs, Ford will gladly replace the BCCM and the charging cable. As a brief refresher, the Kuga with this powertrain develops 225 PS (222 horsepower) and 200 Nm (147 pound-feet) of torque, which is about the same as Escape PHEV sold stateside. Both feature a 14.4-kWh battery pack, and the official driving range ratings are pegged at 34 and 37 miles (55 and 60 kilometers). Source: https://www.autoevolution.com/news/ford-issues-kuga-phev-recall-over-battery-fire-risk-147260.html
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    New GT variant coming August 16

    The Blue Oval supercar might be getting a little update this weekend. A new rumor has surfaced that Ford will reveal a new variant of the GT on August 16. According to The Supercar Blog, the Blue Oval may release a special edition of the EcoBoost-powered, carbon-intensive machine on Sunday. We reached out to Ford for confirmation, and a representative gave us that old chestnut that the company doesn’t comment on future products. However, taking a quick peek at the Petersen Car Week schedule, which kicks off tomorrow, Ford is unveiling a new vehicle on Sunday, August 16. It’s all but guaranteed that it will be some variant of the GT. The company isn’t a stranger to special editions of the flagship supercar. In February, the Ford GT Liquid Carbon Edition took a bow at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, boasting a sophisticated, naked carbon fiber body. The retro Gulf Racing livery shows up regularly on the modern GT’s curves, too. And at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Ford trotted out a slick ‘67 Heritage Edition honoring the GT40 that won the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. What might this new Ford sports car look like? The Supercar Blog mentions the special-edition GT Mk II race car – could a roadworthy version be on the table? More dramatically, the company could perhaps pay homage to the lesser-known GT40 Mk IV with a restyled version of the GT supercar – à la McLaren longtail. Time will tell. Along with Sunday’s Ford debut, Petersen Car Week will also host an in-depth walkaround of the Gordon Murray T.50, two BMW reveals, several online car auctions, and virtual iterations of Legends of the Autobahn and The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Source: https://www.motor1.com/news/438581/petersen-ford-gt-special-edition/
  9. MKZ is a great and underestimated car. Ford needs to rethink about MKZ's future and make an all-new MKZ with CD6 architecture.
  10. it looks great. Well done, Ford
  11. Escape needs this front end (china version): The current one is ugly
  12. There's a redesigned Gulf Racing livery, too. The Ford GT didn’t need any upgrades to be more appealing to supercar fans, but the Blue Oval did it anyway. There are two new special edition models, one which tickles the nostalgia button while the other embraces the glory of carbon fiber. Perhaps the bigger news is that both models – actually, all models – will also see a power boost. We start with the new trims because frankly, the Ford GT in naked carbon fiber just looks flat-out mean. It’s called Liquid Carbon and as you can see, the GT’s lightweight structure is completely devoid of paint. That doesn’t mean it’s devoid of protection, however. Ford applies a special clearcoat that’s designed to highlight each weave in its carbon fiber skin. If that’s a bit too much carbon fiber for you, personalization in the form of over-the-top stripes or the center stripe from the Carbon Series can be added, along with painted mirror caps. Carbon fiber wheels are also standard equipment, for obvious reasons. From downright nasty to delightfully nostalgic, 2020 also brings an updated Gulf Racing livery to the table. The familiar blue and orange scheme is still there, but it’s crafted in a new design that includes a black stripe separating the shades. This pays homage to the GT40 that won Le Mans in 1968 and 1969, and the number 6 is also a nod to the winning car. And since carbon fiber seems to be a thing this year for Ford, the Gulf Racing livery can be had with carbon fiber wheels.] Now, let’s talk about that power boost. It’s not much – 660 horsepower (492 kilowatts) is the new norm for the GT’s 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, representing a 13-hp gain. There’s more going on behind the scenes though, with a new engine calibration that creates a broader torque curve. Upgraded pistons and ignition coils are used, and aero changes to the buttress air ducts increase airflow to the engine by 50 percent. Larger intercoolers make the most of the air, and when you step on the gas, a new Akrapovič titanium exhaust system creates a deeper tone while shaving nine pounds from the previous setup. Combined with increased suspension dampening in track mode, it appears Ford is keen to keep the GT exciting in the face of increasing supercar competition. Of course, all this will apply to just a very small portion of the motoring population. The GT is still extremely expensive, and Ford is still on track to build barely a handful each year until production ends in 2022. source: https://www.motor1.com/photo/4751456/2020-ford-liquid-carbon-edition/
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    Maverick

    I still prefer Bronco Sport than that. Maverick reminds me a 70s sports coupe
  14. Keeping the names Fusion and Mondeo is a smart strategy. Two names that represented the best Ford sedans of all time. Escort is a great car that would have chances in Latin America, where spacious car is something appreciated, but conventional models such as Focus, Civic and Corolla are less affordable in Brazil, for example.
  15. The seventh gen Taurus also has been on sale in the middle east. It was china only as well as Escort.
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