2010 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Lincoln MKZ: Design, Dissected

In case you may have missed it back in 2006, Ford released a trio of entries into the uber-boring mid-size sedan category. The just-right-sized triplets were built with the intention of targeting the best in the appliance segment. Alas, sales fell well short of the leaders of the pack — which is why you may not… » 11/26/08 1:30pm 11/26/08 1:30pm

Top Ten Reveals of the 2008 LA Auto Show

Over last week's LA Auto Show » 11/24/08 6:00pm 11/24/08 6:00pm, we saw plenty of new models throw their hats into the bloodied arena that is the current automotive market. So put on some R.E.M. and follow us on a jog down flashback lane as we relive all of the fond old memories we've fostered together this past week. Remember when the new came…

2010 Ford Fusion, Sport, Hybrid Revealed Live

We gave you all the details on the 2010 Ford Fusion » 11/19/08 4:30pm 11/19/08 4:30pm, , and at the break of day and now we've got the live reveal from the floor of the . The trio of Fusionistas made their debut moments ago to bombastic loads of PR praise. If the improvements Ford is touting stand up to scrutiny, the Fusion stands to make some…

First Look: Ford SmartGauge Instument Panel

That newly unveiled 2010 Ford Fusion » 10/29/08 5:40pm 10/29/08 5:40pm pretty slick and all, but today we got a chance to sit down in the — complete with black and white jelly bean camouflage — and play around with the new twin-LCD display. We'll let Ford Researcher Jeff Greenberg, a Senior Technical Leader at Ford walk you through the features in…

2010 Ford Fusion Revealed With New Face, Engine And Six-Speed…

Ford has officially released a photo of the 2010 Ford Fusion » 10/29/08 3:20pm 10/29/08 3:20pm, as well as a slew of details about the new Gillette-bladed mid-size. The new Fusion will be getting a new Duratec 2.5-liter I-4 that will produce 175 HP, a revised version of the 3.0-liter V6 with 19 more horses and a Fusion Sport model (pictured above)…

2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid Caught Completely, Embarassingly Naked

Our best guesses about what the 2010 Mercury Milan » 10/29/08 1:30pm 10/29/08 1:30pm and would look like have been all-but-confirmed by a set of spy photos has just released. The shots show the twin of the running around without a stitch of camouflage. Though not as dramatic as we'd hoped, it is clearly a step forward from the rather dull vehicle…

Ford SmartGauge LCD Instrument Panel Brings Futuristic Look, Green…

UPDATE: We got a first-hand look at the new SmartGauge — here's our a video of the gauge in use! » 10/29/08 11:00am 10/29/08 11:00am Ford's making no small secret of their upcoming and (not the just-revealed ), but it may be the stellar high-tech SmartGauge LCD instrument panels feature that makes these cars stand out in the crowd. Billed as a way…

2010 Honda Hybrid Up Close, Wearing Ford's "Dave" Smile

Honda seems to be lifting design cues directly from Ford on its new Honda hybrid » 8/18/08 12:20pm 8/18/08 12:20pm — you know, the one . We thought that grille looked familiar when we first saw it a few weeks ago, but this up close and personal image confirms it — Honda, ... Dave, Honda. Hope you two can get along after the cease-and-desists start…

2010 Ford Fusion Spied Uncovered For Desert Testing

It gets pretty hot in the desert we hear, which might explain why the 2010 Ford Fusion twins pictured here stripped off its usual thick black camo to show off the new sedan's goods for the ready photographers from KGP. The most intriguing question these photos pose is: are those the real headlights? Previous Fusion… » 8/14/08 4:20pm 8/14/08 4:20pm

2010 Ford Fusion To Have Class-Leading Fuel Economy

Ford product boss Derrick Kuzak has laid down a mandate saying all newly refreshed Ford products must offer best-in-class fuel economy. With the restyled and repowered 2010 Ford Fusion just around the corner, this mandate obviously falls on the shoulders of Ford's mid-sized offering. The Fusion mileage champ will be… » 7/21/08 10:20am 7/21/08 10:20am

Remember That Badass Bullrun Daytona? It's Been Replaced With A Fusion

The flat-black bucket of badass that is the "Project ANGRIER" '69 Dodge Daytona replica, built to dominate this years Bullrun, has managed to throw snake-eyes only two days into the rally. For all the work that went into the car, a wheel failure has forced its retirement. But that hasn't stopped the driver from… » 6/23/08 6:00pm 6/23/08 6:00pm

2010 Ford Fusion Interior, Bow Down To The Mega Screen

Looks like we've finally got interior photos of the 2010 Ford Fusion to go with the happy, smiley exterior. When the KGP photographers snuck up on the Fusion they noticed that, other than the general dash layout, the new Fusion is getting a gigantic LCD screen in the center stack with new air vents. Not surprisingly,… » 6/11/08 2:20pm 6/11/08 2:20pm

2010 Ford Fusion: Shiny, Happy Mid-Size Sedan

You ever seen "A Christmas Story?" Remember the end of the movie? You know, at the Chinese restaurant — the duck? Yeah, I kind of feel like the 2010 Ford Fusion may be making a similar facial expression, at least according to these new spy photos of a new mule shot by the boys at KGP. What the photos also show is how… » 5/30/08 4:16pm 5/30/08 4:16pm