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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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Ford to roll out Pedestrian Detection on European-spec Fusion

Oct 22 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Ford’s suite of active safety technology is about to gain a new trick up its sleeve. It’s called Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, and it functions no differently than the many systems available on the market today, including those offered by Ford. It uses a set of radars and cameras to scan the road ahead and alerts the driver if a collision is imminent. If the driver doesn’t respond on time, it will apply the brakes to lessen the impact or even prevent the collision. For 2015, ...
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What you missed on 10.22.14

Oct 22 2014 6:39pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, LA Auto Show, Scion, Subaru 2015 Subaru Outback review The Subaru Outback strikes an interesting balance between the needs of the everyday crossover shopper and the wants of car enthusiasts. It's more of a tall wagon than a proper CUV, and even with its 2.5-liter boxer-four and continuously variable transmission, it's pretty nice to drive. Brandon Turkus explains in his review, here. Scion's LA Auto Show concept previewed Finally - s ...
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There Are Still At Least 24 Volvos Submerged In A Canadian Harbor

Oct 22 2014 5:35pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Some say 24, others 26, while the Bedford Institute of Oceanography mentions 32. But whichever is correct, here's how a bunch of Volvos ended up on the bottom of Bedford Basin in Halifax , Ca ...
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Former Fisker CEO has some advice for Tesla Motors

Oct 22 2014 5:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Tesla Motors Former Fisker Automotive CEO and ex-Chevrolet Volt vehicle-line director Tony Posawatz has some words of caution for Tesla Motors. The long-time automaker executive questions the California automaker's long-term viability - and gives some praise - in a talk with Benzinga, which you can listen to below. While the all-wheel-drive D that Tesla unveiled earlier this month in ...
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Ford Turned A 2015 Mustang Black Gooooooold For SEMA

Oct 22 2014 3:44pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

SEMA is nigh, and Ford wanted to do something special for the 2015 Mustang: they recreated quite possibly the most coked-out special edition vehicle known to man. I'm talking about Black Gold.Read mor ...
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Ford readying dozen+ Mustang models for SEMA

Oct 22 2014 3:05pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, SEMA Show, Coupe, Performance, Ford Ford is unsurprisingly bringing a herd of its new 2015 Mustang models to next month's SEMA show in Las Vegas. Over a dozen of them are arriving from top aftermarket outfits like Galpin Auto Sports, Steeda, Roush and others. The Blue Oval isn't just shining a spotlight on the V8 model, though. The new EcoBoost 2.3-liter version with 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque is also getting its time ...
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US-spec Ford Focus RS will reportedly be imported from Europe

Oct 22 2014 2:40pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

A new report indicates the upcoming US-spec Ford Focus RS will be import ...
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Minimize That: 2014 Mini Cooper/Cooper S Smacked for Overstating Fuel Economy

Oct 22 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

  The new-for-2014 Mini Cooper grew in size versus its predecessors, but some of its fuel-economy ratings are now getting the chop. An audit by the Environmental Protection Agency turned up overstated city or highway mileage estimates by as many as 4 mpg. 2014 Cooper Hardtop manual: Drops from 30/42 to 29/40 2014 Cooper Hardtop automatic: Drops from 29/40 to 28/39 2014 Cooper S Hardtop manual: Drops from 25/38 to 24/34 2014 Cooper S Hardtop automatic: Drops from 27/38 t ...
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9 hours ago

Here's The 2015 Jeep Renegade Testing Its 19 Inch Water Fording Depth

Oct 22 2014 1:47pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk is meant to make it through 19" of water "all day long." (Just watch out for that warranty!) How's it look splashing in this new commercial– graceful waterfowl or floundering fat guy? ...
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10 hours ago

Mustang Party at the LV Corral: Ford Previews First Two Modified 2015 Mustangs for SEMA

Oct 22 2014 1:19pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Were you even surprised? Yes, Ford Motor Company is bringing a veritable “stampede”—its words, not ours—of modified 2015 Mustangs to this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. Given that last year, Ford stuffed something like 7000 cars into its Las Vegas Convention Center display area, the idea that it’s bringing “over a dozen” tuned-up Mustangs seems almost tame. The sheer number of cars might seem manageable, bu ...
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