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Automakers stole the show when it came to Super Bowl XLVI commercials. However, behind the scene FoMoCo was complaining about a Chevrolet Silverado commercial that took a stab at Ford. Apparently, General Motors ignored a request from Ford to cancel the commercial before it made its television debut last night.
The ad, which shows the Chevrolet Silverado being the only truck to survive an apocalypse, takes a stab at Ford when one of the main characters asks about the fate of one his friends.
“Dave didn’t drive the longest lasting, most dependable truck on the road,” another friend tells him. “Dave drove a Ford.”
“What’s important is that Ford is proud to be the best-selling truck in America for 35 years, the best-selling vehicle for 30 years and the only brand with more trucks on the road with more than 250,000 miles — demonstrating just how durable our trucks are in the real world,” Ford said in a statement.
The General isn’t backing down, however. ”We stand by our claims in the commercial, that the Silverado is the most dependable, longest lasting full-size pickup on the road,” said Joel Ewanick, GM Global Chief Marketing Officer in a statement. In the meantime, people who are really worried about the Mayan calendar coming true should buy a Silverado right away.” Ewanick jokingly added.

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Automakers stole the show when it came to Super Bowl XLVI commercials. However, behind the scene FoMoCo was complaining about a Chevrolet Silverado commercial that took a stab at Ford. Apparently, General Motors ignored a request from Ford to cancel the commercial before it made its television debut last night.

The ad, which shows the Chevrolet Silverado being the only truck to survive an apocalypse, takes a stab at Ford when one of the main characters asks about the fate of one his friends. (more…)

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Joining the new 2013 Ford Mustang lineup is the new Boss 302. The 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 gets the same design upgrades as the base models with a sportier appeal with a body kit. It is features a reflective hockey stick graphics package – first modern application on a production car – paying homage to the 1970 Boss 302. Also new for 2013 is heritage-inspired School Bus Yellow paint and Sterling Gray accents on Boss Laguna Seca.
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“Everything we did for 2013 is consistent with and links directly back to our 1970 heritage. The reflective stripes and hockey stick graphic in particular mean something to Mustang enthusiasts,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “Last year, we proved the car had what it takes to perform, and this year we focused on enhancing its eye-catching looks and celebrating its history.”
Also for 2013, the Ford SYNC system becomes standard for the Boss 302.
Power for the 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 has been upgraded to 444-hp with a maximum torque of 380 lb-ft of torque. A race-inspired clutch with upgraded friction materials transmits power, with a short-throw, close-ratio six-speed manual.

Joining the new 2013 Ford Mustang lineup is the new Boss 302. The 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 gets the same design upgrades as the base models with a sportier appeal with a body kit. It is features a reflective hockey stick graphics package – first modern application on a production car – paying homage to the 1970 Boss 302. Also new for 2013 is heritage-inspired School Bus Yellow paint and Sterling Gray accents on Boss Laguna Seca.

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Ford has just taken the covers off of the new 2013 Ford Mustang, which now receives a new design with a more in-your-face grille, new hood and new signature LED headlamps and tail lamps.
“The new Mustang is the perfect example of continuing to build on excellence. It takes the greatness of the 5.0-liter and V6 and pushes the refinement to the next level,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “The car has been spot-on functionally and now we’re adding more features and technology to further improve the driver’s experience.”
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Design wise, the new 2013 Ford Mustang gets a bunch of changes that you may not notice at a first glance. On the list of changes are:
Functional heat extractors on the hood of the GT that help move hot air out of the engine compartment and cool the engine.
Rocker panels running along the car are now body-color.
The rear has been updated with a high-gloss black panel that connects the tail lamps.
Standard high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps on both V6 and GT models.
A revamped wheels lineup with standard 17-inch wheels for V6 all the way up to 19-inch optional wheels on the GT and V6 Performance Package. Two different finishes on the 17-inch wheel – machined-aluminum and painted. Three optional V6 wheels – an 18-inch polished aluminum set, an updated 18-inch painted aluminum and a 19-inch painted wheel design and a new theme for the V6 Performance Package. Standard 18-inch painted aluminum wheel on both GT and premium GT. 19-inch optional GT wheel with a gloss-black finish.
Mirrors with pony projection light, which show the image of Mustang’s famous pony emblem on the ground.
New colors – Deep Impact Blue and Gotta Have It Green (really?).
V6 and GT  get optional leather-trimmed or cloth Recaro seats that are available on the Shelby GT500 and Boss 302.
Inside you get an optional Ford Track Apps, which delivers performance metrics through a 4.2-inch LCD. The system measures g forces, acceleration times in quarter-mile and 0-60 increments, and displays braking times complete with automatic and countdown starts.
The 2013 Ford Mustang GT’s 5.0 liter engine will now develop 420-hp – up from 412-hp. Those that select an automatic-equipped Mustang (don’t know why you would) will be able to shift own gears with new SelectShift Automatic transmission, which is now standard.
The 2013 Ford Mustang GT also gets the new GT Track Package, which is only available on the manual GT Mustangs with a 3.73 axle. It gives buyers an engine cooler, upgraded radiator, performance friction brake pads and the same Torsen differential that’s on Mustang Boss 302. The package also adds the current Brembo Brake Package, with 14-inch vented front discs, 19-inch alloy wheels and summer performance tires.
What else? The V6 Performance Package is now available for automatic models for the first time.
The 2013 Ford Mustang will be built at AutoAlliance International Plant in Flat Rock, Mich. and will go on sale early next year.

Ford has just taken the covers off of the new 2013 Ford Mustang, which now receives a new design with a more in-your-face grille, new hood and new signature LED headlamps and tail lamps.

“The new Mustang is the perfect example of continuing to build on excellence. It takes the greatness of the 5.0-liter and V6 and pushes the refinement to the next level,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “The car has been spot-on functionally and now we’re adding more features and technology to further improve the driver’s experience.”

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Over the weekend, FoMoCo launched a new Facebook campaign for the 2013 Ford Mustang prior to its debut at the 2011 LA Auto Show later this week. The campaign consisted of Mustang fans sharing the ‘Ford Mustang’ badge on Facebook. Every time 5,000 fans shared the badge Ford would reveal a teaser images of the 2013 Mustang.
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Well, it seems like the Internet couldn’t wait for Ford to release the teasers and now all images have been leaked.
“It looks like the passion our Ford Mustang fans have for 2013 has lead to an early reveal of all four Mustang images,” Ford said in a Facebook status update. “But we’re not done yet! Come back on 11/15/2011 for the FULL reveal of our entire 2013 Mustang lineup!”
Stay tuned for full high-res photos and details later this week from the 2011 LA Auto Show.

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Over the weekend, FoMoCo launched a new Facebook campaign for the 2013 Ford Mustang prior to its debut at the 2011 LA Auto Show later this week. The campaign consisted of Mustang fans sharing the ‘Ford Mustang’ badge on Facebook. Every time 5,000 fans shared the badge Ford would reveal a teaser images of the 2013 Mustang.

Well, it seems like the Internet couldn’t wait for Ford to release the teasers and now all images have been leaked.

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Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally vows that revised versions of the Sync and MyFord Touch infotainment systems will be simpler and more reliable and says more improvements are coming.

He also says Ford has tightened its quality-control process for developing those systems’ software. That appears aimed at avoiding the glitches that have dogged the new technologies and hurt Ford’s standings in quality and reliability studies.

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The Fiesta is riding high! These exclusive spy shots reveal the Blue Oval is readying a Fiesta-based small crossover that will slot into the Ford range as a smaller sibling to the stylish Focus-based Kuga. (more…)
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MEET the most desirable Mondeo ever! Ford’s next-generation family favourite will bring new levels of style, luxury and efficiency to the market – and our exclusive images give a good idea of how it will look. (more…)