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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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'Unleashed' T-Shirt Line Celebrates Start Of 2015 Ford Mustang Production

Aug 29 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

It's official: Production of the 2015 Ford Mustang is now underway, and units will soon be making their way not just onto the North American market but countries worldwide. While the best way to celebrate and show your support for the new Mustang is to actually buy one, not everyone has the means—which is where the 'Mustang Unleashed ...
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Weekly Roundup: Most popular stories and new car reviews

Aug 29 2014 11:48am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Most popular stories: Avoid those potholes!Carlos Osorio, AP Photo 1. Seven of the worst things you can do your vehicle. Time and again, we ignore or do certain things to our vehicles that will almost always result in massive repair bills 2. Got a traffic ticket away from home? You’re better off paying up. Think twice about laughing off a ticket you get from across the border Rotting muscle cars for sale on Craig ...
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2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro priced from $41,285*

Aug 29 2014 10:06am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Truck, Toyota, Off-Road Just a few weeks after announcing pricing for the first two members of its TRD Pro Series, Toyota has finally dropped the final pricing details on its new Tundra TRD Pro. Like the Tacoma TRD Pro, the Tundra will be available in two different body styles, with a more affordable Double Cab and a roomier Crew Cab. Prices start at $41,285 for the former and $43,9 ...
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Recall Alert: 2014 Ford Focus, C-Max

Aug 29 2014 10:05am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Vehicles Affected: More than 500 model-year 2014 Ford Focus compact cars and C-Max hybrids manufactured between Aug. 8 and Aug. 15, 2014 The Problem: Incorrectly assembled steering gears could cause impaired steering, including a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. The Fix: Ford will begin notifying owners on Sept. 8, and dealers will replace the steering gears for free. What Owners Should D ...
Source: Cars.com   Full article at: Cars.com
 

 
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2016 Volvo XC90, 2015 BMW i8 Tech, 2015 Aston Martin Lagonda: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Aug 29 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Volvo XC90 Review The completely redesigned 2016 Volvo XC90 bears very little semblance to the boxy, utilitarian wagons the brand built a reputation for in the past. Can't Afford A $135,000 BMW i8? You Can Still Enjoy Some Of Its High Tech Toys Tech gadgets can be big selling tools for automakers (when ...
Source: The Car Connection   Full article at: The Car Connection
 

 
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Three is an odd number: Three-wheelers through history

Aug 29 2014 9:19am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The specs on the just-announced Polaris Slingshot are setting every gearhead’s pants ablaze: under 800kg curbweight, 173hp 2.4L engine, 18” wheels with grippy rubber, and a price tag under $20K. Well that sounds fantastic – what’s the catch? No catch at all, unless you’re concerned by the fact that this thing seems to be missing a wheel. It’s 50 per cent the cost of a similarly performing sports car, but you only get 75 p ...
Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada
 

 
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Ford wins dismissal in U.S. of claims it aided apartheid

Aug 29 2014 6:47am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Ford and IBM won dismissal of a lawsuit claiming they aided South Africa's apartheid regime, with a judge saying they couldn't be sued in the United States over acti ...
Source: Automotive News   Full article at: Automotive News
 

 
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Video Car Review: 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

Aug 29 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Overview Uber-sexy sports car Pros Absolutely stunning looks, power, handling, sound Cons I can’t afford it Value for money Good What would I change? Not one damn thing In retrospect, it could have been an international incident, or at least a YouTube video. While at the world debut of the Jaguar F-Type Coupe at last November’s Los Angeles Auto Show, Jaguar Land Rover Canada president Lindsay Duffield asked me what I thought about the new sports c ...
Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada
 

 
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Ford to halt B-Max production again in Romania, report says

Aug 29 2014 5:22am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Ford will halt production of the B-Max at its Romanian plant for nine days in September, a report said. The automaker has halted output in Romania several times since Sep ...
Source: Automotive News   Full article at: Automotive News
 

 
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2014 Honda CB1000R Review | Secret Italian Love Child

Aug 29 2014 5:14am CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

2014 Honda CB1000R Test The 2014 Honda CB1000R is a hoot to ride, and does just about everything well. It’s that simple because this is one of those bikes you can climb on and feel an immediate intimacy with the whole package. Just a few miles in town, and this naked – designed by Honda Italy – displays its easy nature and desire to please. The CB100R’s 56.9-inch wheelbase is average for the category, but the CB is very nimble, quick to turn ...
Source: Ultimate Motorcycling   Full article at: Ultimate Motorcycling
 

 

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