Ford Is Planning A Rear-Wheel Drive Hybrid: Will It Be F-150 Or Mustang?

Ford is officially hiring a "Rear Wheel Drive Hybrid Systems Engineer, Hybrid Vehicle Team." Of all the applications I could see for a rear-drive hybrid in Ford's lineup, a lightweight pickup truck seems to be the most likely. But there are certainly other directions they could go with the technology. » 9/09/14 12:23pm 9/09/14 12:23pm

GM Truck Sales Just Beat Ford F-Series For The First Time This Year

Ford takes every opportunity it can to remind us their F-Series trucks have been the best-selling vehicles in America for more than thirty years, but there's a little more to the story. Between the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra lineups, GM has outsold Ford on full-size trucks in eight of the last 16 years. » 9/08/14 9:55am 9/08/14 9:55am

Volkswagen's Website Still Sucks

I spend a lot of time on manufacturer websites configuring various cars and trucks. Sometimes I even get paid to visit these sites in order to help a client figure out what model, trim, and options would be best. Most automaker websites are good, some are just okay, but no website is more infuriating than Volkswagen's. » 9/04/14 9:55am 9/04/14 9:55am

Remembering Car Design's Golden Age Through The Eyes of Its Designers

American car design reached its experimental, optimistic zenith in the post-WWII era. Yet for every car built, hundreds of sketches and concepts were destroyed, the designers who penned them working in corporate anonymity. This new documentary works to bring these aging designers and their beautiful concept work back… » 9/03/14 3:49pm 9/03/14 3:49pm

2015 Ford F-450 Meets SAE Tow Standard, Ram Refuses To Rescind Top Title

Ford has adopted the SAE J2807 towing-capacity measurement standard for their F-450 crew cab 4x4 pickup and maintained its insane 31,200 pound rating. They really want to end this "best-in-class" dispute with Ram, but Chrysler still won't concede that silly title. » 9/02/14 9:33am 9/02/14 9:33am

Ford Is Planning A Dedicated Hybrid To Take On The Prius

Unnamed sources have stated that Ford is planning to produce a dedicated hybrid specifically to compete with the Toyota Prius sometime around 2018. This would be Ford's first dedicated hybrid car, and not a hybrid that's derived from one of their gasoline models, like the hybrid Fusion, or that Pinto your uncle… » 8/21/14 9:22am 8/21/14 9:22am