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Ford Atlas Concept Breaks Cover and Looks Good Doing It

Ford Atlas Concept Breaks Cover and Looks Good Doing It

Jan 16 2013, 1:54pm CST | by

Future F150 right here

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, 1:54pm CST | by

Future F150 right here

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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2015 BMW i8 configurator is ready to show the future

Sep 22 2014 5:33pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Hybrid, BMW Good news if you're one of the lucky few that can afford the new BMW i8. The high-performance hybrid's configurator has gone live on BMW USA's consumer website, meaning you can head in and customize till you drop. If you've ever played with a BMW configurator, you'll instantly feel at home with the i8's. You have the choice of four trim packages (your author refuses to use BMW's ...
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RI man makes bid for World's Worst Driver title by getting 4 DUIs in 30 hours

Sep 22 2014 4:58pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Government/Legal How? That is the dominant question on the minds of the Autoblog staff after reading this astonishing tale out of Rhode Island. How did a man get arrested four times for driving under the influence in just 30 hours? How could he afford to have four vehicles impounded? And how could police let it get to the point that he'd have four arrests in such a short period? 53-year-old John Lourenco's alleged DUI spree began when he ...
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Submit Your Questions for Autoblog Podcast #398 LIVE!

Sep 22 2014 4:40pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Ford, Toyota We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #398 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern tonight. Discuss ...
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Plastics Make It Possible: Local Motors’ Crowd-Sourced, 3-D–Printed Strati EV Is Born, Runs

Sep 22 2014 3:16pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

When last we checked in on the crowd-sourced-design maestros over at Local Motors, the outfit was in the thick of a design competition focused on an all-new, 3-D–printed electric vehicle. A few months later, the winning car has become a thing with a name: Strati. As it had promised, Local Motors packed its manufacturing tooling, some employees, and the groundbreaking car’s non-printed parts and headed to the International Manufacturing Trade Show (IMTS) in Chicago to build it. That’ ...
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Jump Into A Hyundai i20 WRC For A Hot Lap With Chris Atkinson

Sep 22 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

It's nice to have Hyundai fighting against Ford, Volkswagen and Citroën in WRC. I also like their car, especially in flight mode. ...
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2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Sep 22 2014 2:01pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Toyota, Quick Spins Toyota offers many flavors of its refreshed 2015 Camry, but those who choose to lower their operating cost-per-mile, squeeze 500-plus miles out of each tank of fuel or run a very efficient and reliable sedan in their taxi fleets will only be interested in one: the Camry Hybrid. The exterior of the 2015 Camry Hybrid is nearly indistinguishable from its gasoline-only counterparts, with the same al ...
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Car Review: 2015 Ford Taurus SHO

Sep 22 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Overview  A well-appointed highway cruiser with an enormous trunk Pros  EcoBoost 3.5L V6, spacious interior Cons  Ford is still pushing voice-activation controls and a single control for audio and HVAC Value for money  Good What would I change? Add seating position memory and rotary control knobs for audio/HVAC I was on my way home from an extended road trip across America in a bone stock 1950 2-door sedan when I got the word I had been assigned the 2015 Fo ...
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Ford to rebrand SVT as 999?

Sep 22 2014 1:18pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, Ford Ford operates a number of performance divisions around the world. There's SVT in the US, Team RS in Europe and Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) in Australia. But the Blue Oval has been steadily integrating its performance operations into one unit, and here we might have our first indication of what it will be called. A reader at Jalopnik sent in a survey in which respondents were asked to gauge the name for a new performance brand from ...
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Ford Talks More Details on 2015 Edge

Sep 22 2014 11:17am CDT | Source: Cars.com

When the 2015 Ford Edge goes on sale in spring 2015, it will start around the same price as the 2014 ($28,995) but swap the available engines. A turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder will serve as the base engine, with a 3.5-liter V-6 optional, said Ford officials at a Midwest Automotive Media Association lunch on Friday. That's the opposite of today's 2014 Edge, which carries a standard V-6 and optional EcoBoost 2.0-liter. Related 2015 Ford Edge: First Look "You will p ...
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2015 Toyota Camry

Sep 22 2014 10:58am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Toyota, First Drives Every car has its definitive year. Whether it be the Chevrolet Corvette, the Ford Mustang, or yes, even the ubiquitous Toyota Camry, 10.2 million of which have been sold since 1983, every car has its year. For the Camry, that year was 1992. With son-of-Lexus styling, a clear sense of purpose and a parent company that had hit its stride as the purveyor of faultlessly reliable family transportation devic ...
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