|OLSBERGS MSE FORD FIESTA ST SUPERCAR READY TO MAKE ITS RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS DEBUT IN BARBADOS ON MAY 18-19|
|DEARBORN, Mich., May 15, 2014 – Although Ford Racing has enjoyed tremendous success in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) since its inception, the organization is well aware that even greater focus and commitment will be required in 2014 to maintain that level of success.
During the three-year existence of GRC, Ford Racing has set a high standard, claiming three driver and three manufacturer championships. In addition, the manufacturer has registered 16 race wins in 19 ...[Read more...]|
|ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: FORD FIESTA ST WINS 22 AWARDS IN ITS DEBUT SEASON|
|◾Since hitting dealer lots in August 2013, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST has made a splash, racking up 22 industry awards for performance, handling and value
◾The hot little hatchback most recently won a spot on the 2014 Automobile Magazine All-Star list, making it perhaps the most-awarded performance subcompact in history; Fiesta ST has earned more honors than any small performance vehicle from Ford ever
◾Fiesta ST is not only capturing critical acclaim, it is helping Ford win over coveted new buye...[Read more...]|
|OLSBERGSMSE FORD FIESTA ST ANNIHILATES SWEDISH SNOWMEN IN SPECTACULAR NEW FORD RACING VIDEO|
|◾OlsbergsMSE tested its rallycross spec Fiesta ST in snow covered Sweden
◾Cameras rolled as part of preseason test, capturing spectacular footage and amazing car control stunts
DEARBORN, Mich., March 18, 2014 – In preparation for the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship and FIA World Rallycross Championship seasons, OlsbergsMSE (OMSE) drivers recently took part in a pre-season test session with the rallycross-spec Fiesta ST in Kall, Sweden, and Ford Racing had cameras rolling ...[Read more...]|
|MotorWeek names Fiesta ST Best Subcompact Car|
|The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST's combination of power, reliability and innovation has earned it another accolade – MotorWeek's Drivers' Choice Award for Best Subcompact Car. The European-style five-door Fiesta ST 'packs a potent performance punch,' said MotorWeek, citing the car's 197-horsepower 1.6-liter EcoBoost® engine and a 'lowered suspension that carries the goods through corners.' Fiesta ST is designed to be fun, but drivers won't have to pay for that fun at the pump, as the car returns an EPA-e...[Read more...]|
|The Language of Tape: Ford Designers and Modelers Use Tape to Communicate Throughout the Development Process|
|• Americans rely on tape to complete their gift wrapping, but auto designers use it to perfect vehicle styling|
• Ford designers and modelers communicate with each other by placing tape on clay vehicle models to mark where details need to be refined
• Tape is a critical tool in the design process that leads to development of any new vehicle. It provides precision and a life-size visual that cannot be replicated, despite advancements in digital technology
Tape is not just...[Read more...]
|VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES PRICING OF 2015 GOLF SPORTWAGEN|
|Pricing starts at $21,395 for the S model with manual transmission: a content adjusted reduction of $700 over the previous base Jetta SportWagen
• New TDI® S model reduces base Clean Diesel pricing by almost $2,000
• Newly available driver assistance technology includes Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
• Larger interior than outgoing Jetta SportWagen rivals compact SUVs for size
• Car will be offered with 1.8-liter turbocharged TSI® gasoline and 2....[Read more...]|
|JEEP® WRANGLER NAMED SEMA'S ‘HOTTEST 4X4-SUV' FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR|
|Jeep® Wrangler Named SEMA's 'Hottest 4x4-SUV' for Fourth Consecutive Year; Mopar Announces New Jeep Performance Parts and Accessories
◾Jeep® Wrangler recognized as 'Hottest 4x4-SUV' for fourth consecutive year at SEMA
◾New Mopar performance parts and accessories for the Jeep Wrangler have been added to the catalog of more than 300 already available
Las Vegas - The Jeep® Wrangler was recognized as the 'Hottest 4x4-SUV' for a fourth consecutive year at the 2013 Specialty Equipme...[Read more...]|
|2014 MAZDA6 EARNS 'ADVANCED' RATING BY INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY|
| ||WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2013 - The 2014 Mazda6 today earned an 'Advanced' rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for its performance of front crash prevention systems. The Mazda6 also earned the 'Top Safety Pick+' rating – the first Mazda to earn this new, more demanding designation, by receiving a rating of 'Good' on frontal moderate overlap, side, roof and head restraint tests, and 'Acceptable' on the new small overlap test.
'The 'Advanced' rating from IIHS illustr...[Read more...]|
|KELLEY BLUE BOOK NAMES 2013 KIA SPORTAGE ONE OF 10 BEST BACK-TO-SCHOOL CARS|
|◾Kia's Compact CUV is recognized for providing luxury and reliability at a 'student-friendly price'
IRVINE, Calif., August 8, 2013 – The award-winning Kia Sportage recently was named by Kelley Blue Book as one of the 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2013. The sporty compact crossover ranked sixth among its competitors, standing apart from the crowd with aggressive styling and a hard-to-find combination of fun-to-drive performance and impressive fuel economy.
'Kelley Blue Book's recog...[Read more...]|
|SUBARU ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR 2014 WRX AND WRX STI|
| ||Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the 2014 WRX® and WRX STI®. Subaru's iconic line of sport models have seen their sales increase by nearly 40-percent year-to-date and have a starting MSRP of $25,995.
The 2014 Subaru WRX delivers the biggest performance value in its competitive set. The WRX offers more power than rivals like the Ford Focus ST and Volkswagen GTI, neither of which offers all-wheel drive. In the WRX, a 2.5-liter turbocharged/intercooled fo...[Read more...]|