Ford 80 million plantThe light-duty F-150 may be the MVP of the Ford truck roster, but there also are plenty of fan favorites on the heavy-duty side of the ball, and that popularity is paying off for the folks who build the 2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty. That’s because the Blue Oval’s Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville will welcome 350 jobs and an $80 million investment to build more models of the F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550.

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Ford F-150Engineers are hard at work perfecting the redesigned 2015 Ford F-150, but they could use some help with the finishing touches. So, Ford is sending out the call to truck lovers, asking them to describe how they would put the new F-150 through its paces. Even better: One of those folks will go beyond describing the process and actually get behind the wheel of a new 2015 Ford F-150 to go through it.

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Ford Focus2The best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world is worn by the 2014 Ford Focus, which led the industry in sales registrations through the third quarter of 2013.

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Ford Focus2The best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world is worn by the 2014 Ford Focus, which led the industry in sales registrations through the third quarter of 2013. According to the latest data from the experts at Polk, customers around the world registered 856,587 Focus models during that time, representing a 16.1 percent jump in volume over the same period in 2012. Further, the Focus expanded its lead over the No. 2 entry to 75,000 registrations. Among the key enablers of that performance: The company’s decision to unify the Focus platform in markets across the world as part of the One Ford strategy.

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Ford Transit Connect WagonWith incredible headroom and legroom in all three rows, the 2014 Ford Transit Connect just scored a most fitting honor: It was endorsed as “the perfect vehicle for the vertically gifted” by the Chicago chapter of Tall Clubs International—a global organization for men and women of at least 6’ and 5’10”, respectively.

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The first 2015 Ford Mustang GT fastback, helping celebrate the Mustang’s first 50 years on the market, sold for $300,000 at a recent Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. All proceeds from the winning bid will go to the JDRF, which is the leading global organization for funding of type 1 diabetes research.

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It turns out that not only is the newest Ford Mustang on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, so is the oldest. Positioned at the gateway to the Blue Oval’s exhibit, the 1962 Ford Mustang I Concept was the first car to bear the “Mustang” moniker, as well as the first to wear the now iconic “galloping pony” badge. But while a few other styling cues to migrate to the much-loved pony car, the Ford Mustang I Concept was definitely a horse of another color.

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It’s not easy improving on the best-selling vehicle in the country, but the brand-new 2015 Ford F-150 is going to do just that. Introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and scheduled to go on sale later this year, the truck will showcase new features like:

  • Integrated loading ramps for easy loading of ATVs, motorcycles and more
  • A new “BoxLink” system of cleats and brackets for attaching bed accessories
  • Advanced camera technologies, including a 360-degree bird’s-eye-view system and a rearview camera with special guidelines to simplify hitching
  • Remote tail-gate release and lock/unlock functionality
  • 400-watt in-cabin power outlets
  • Side-mirror-mounted LED spotlights and LED bed-box lights
  • Ford’s next-gen tailgate step
  • Driver-assistance aides including adaptive cruise control and curve control, as well as lane-keeping and blindspot-information systems

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It’s true: Thanks to the efforts of Ford Component Sales and licensee United Pacific Industries, enthusiasts can now purchase a brand-new body shell for the classic 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe, one of the icons of international hot-rod culture. As Ford fans may remember, the shell made its premiere late last year at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and, after a sizzling reception, the company decided to move forward with a production version.

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Moving the modern-day muscle-car segment firmly into the 21st century, the completely redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang will be the first Blue Oval product to reach the market with next-gen Sync AppLink technology. As before, the system provides a further enhancement to Ford’s Sync and MyFord Touch features, and allows drivers to access some of their favorite mobile apps. But now, that tech has been further upgraded with even easier-to-use controls and menus, as well as the ability to read mobile alerts and notifications even if the radio is on and/or the required app isn’t active.

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