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Ford Atlas Concept Breaks Cover and Looks Good Doing It
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Ford Atlas Concept Breaks Cover and Looks Good Doing It

Jan 16 2013, 1:52pm CST | by

Future F150 is what this is

Ford unveiled a new concepts truck this week called the Atlas Concept. You can bet that a lot of the styling cues and features in this concept will be seen in a future F150. The truck looks like...

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Ford Atlas Concept Breaks Cover and Looks Good Doing It

Jan 16 2013, 1:52pm CST | by

Future F150 is what this is

Ford unveiled a new concepts truck this week called the Atlas Concept. You can bet that a lot of the styling cues and features in this concept will be seen in a future F150. The truck looks like something that can go into production today with no outlandish parts or designs.

The concept uses a fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine and has a number of features to help improve aerodynamics making fuel economy even better. The vehicle has active grill shutters that open when extra cooling is needed and stay closed to improve aerodynamics when not needed. The concept also has active wheel shutters that close at speed to improve aerodynamics even further.

The truck concept also has a drop-down front air dam to improve underbody airflow and power running boards to tuck away all in an effort to get the most fuel economy possible. Other features of the concept include a dual purpose tailgate step and cargo cradle, 360° point of view cameras, LED headlamps and tail lamps, LED cargo box lighting, and hidden cargo ramps. I'm not a truck guy, but I would definitely drive this truck.

 
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DeLorean DMC-12 illustrates how a good idea goes bad with Xcar

Oct 20 2014 7:09pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, MISC When John Z. DeLorean set out to build a car, he had good intentions - it'd be small, efficient, sporty, affordable and safe, complete with a rust-free, stainless-steel body. The outcome, though, was a lamentable mess, a coupe whose prestige rests more with its gullwing doors and its star-making role in Back To The Future than in its actual driving character. Among the many knocks on the DeLorean DM ...
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2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 EcoBoost AWD Tested: Comfort and Confidence in a Great Escape

Oct 20 2014 5:36pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

A decade from now, automotive gods willing and if everything goes according to plan, we might recognize this MKC as Lincoln’s great escape. That’s escape with a lowercase “e.” Because while the MKC is based on the Ford Escape, Lincoln has finally, gently broken free from its reputation for building overpriced, reskinned Fords. The rudderless luxury brand appears to be gradually learning the fine art of parts sharing that ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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Are America's railroads snubbing car shipments?

Oct 20 2014 5:11pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Government/Legal, Plants/ManufacturingBuilding a car, delivering it to a dealer and then selling to a consumer represents an enormous and elaborate process that relies on the seamless and often invisible work of many parts. The use of railways represents a huge part of that process, but according to a new report from Automotive News, automakers are getting rather upset with rail companies over delays in their shipping proc ...
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Formula 1 racing back to Las Vegas?

Oct 20 2014 4:37pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports "There's a million countries that would like to have an F1 race," said the sport's commercial director Bernie Ecclestone to The Independent recently, "but they can't afford it." Las Vegas wouldn't fall into the latter category, but while not exactly a country unto itself, it is apparently at the top of the former list. According to a report in the British newspaper, negotiations to bring Formula One back to Vegas after a 32- ...
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These are the 4.7 million cars affected by massive Takata airbag recall

Oct 20 2014 4:13pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million car owners whose air bag inflators have been recalled to get them repaired. The air bags, especially in areas along the coast with high absolute humidity, have inflators that can rupture. If the air bags go off in a crash, that can send shrapnel into the passenger compartment and injure people. Below is the list of ...
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American Litigation Story, Scat Show: Chrysler Challenged (Again) by Scat Enterprises Over Scat Pack Name

Oct 20 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

There’s a real scat storm brewing over at Chrysler, which was just dragged into a legal kerfuffle over its use of the Scat Pack name for high-performance trim levels for various Dodge models. Automotive News reports that Scat Enterprises—a California-based company that makes aftermarket engine parts for Chrysler products, Fords, Chevrolets, and more—has filed a lawsuit that alleges Chrysler and its Dodge subsidiary infringed on its “Scat” trademark with its Scat Pack trim level for the Chal ...
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From the Obvious File: Record Number of Vehicles Recalled in 2014

Oct 20 2014 2:12pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The number of vehicles recalled in the U.S. this year has hit an all-time high since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was founded in 1970. According to the Detroit Free Press, automakers have recalled more than 56 million vehicles year-to-date in 2014, surpassing the 1999 full-year record of 55.6 million. (You may now add 53 2015 Ford Mustangs to this total.) As you might expect, General Motors vehicles make up nearly half ...
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Fit-Based 2016 Honda HR-V to Debut in Los Angeles

Oct 20 2014 2:10pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

B-Segment Crossover Faces off Against Nissan Juke, Jeep RenegadeIt’s been rumored for several years, and now we have official confirmation the 2016 Honda HR-V is coming to the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Although compact crossovers are of limited interest to most Truck Trend readers, the HR-V promises to be a significant model for Honda both in North America and globally, where B-segment crossovers like the Nissan Juke, Ford EcoSport, and ...
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Bringing Pony Back: 2015 Ford Mustang Recalled

Oct 20 2014 1:55pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Continuing the recall parade that’s marked this automotive year—including dozens of GM recalls, the Takata airbag fiasco, and many more—Ford has issued an action for the brand-spankin’-new 2015 Mustang. The good news (if there can be any concerning a recall) is that just 50 ponies the U.S. and three in Canada are affected by the issue, which concerns the passenger seatbelt. The manufacturer says the Mustangs in question may have a problem with the passenger-side ...
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NHTSA Urges Quick Fix of Defective Airbags

Oct 20 2014 1:25pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is counseling owners of vehicles affected by the massive Takata airbag recall to act fast to replace their defective airbags. The recall, expanded several times during the year, involves airbags that could deploy with too much pressure and cause injury. It affects millions of Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and General Motors vehicles. Related: BMW, Chrysler, Ford Join Ever-E ...
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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