(NEW!) All-New Ford Escape: Smarter Utility Vehicle Saves Customers Fuel, Money; New Technologies to Make Owners' Lives Easier
•Ford's newest sport utility vehicle (SÚV) arrives next year, bringing clever technologies and features designed to make life easier, and fuel economy projected to top any vehicle of its kind on the market
•Versatile vehicle features new hands-free technology -- including liftgate wîth motion-sensing technology similar to video games' and upgraded MyFord Touch® system that makes connecting wîth digital devices on the go even easier
•New Escape's projected fuel economy is up to 5 mpg better than outgoing Escape; 1.6- and 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engines save customers fuel and money
•Customers globally will start seeing this sleek small SÚV next year, too. Named the Ford Kuga in Europe and China, this vehicle makes its international debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March and will offer unique powertrains and features for customers in those markets
The Ford Escape, America's best-selling SÚV, will raise the bar even higher wîth the debut of an all-new model that features 11 new exclusive features and fuel economy projected to top any vehicle of its kind on the market today.
2013 Ford Escape at the SF 49er Game - Blackouts!
I got a preview of the 2013 Ford Escape which features an innovative, gesture-based way to open the rear hatch, and there was a "surprise" that went with it! More information and photos can be found on my article at: http://www.hightechdad.com/?p=9461
2013 Ford Escape walkaround review
http://www.KarlFlammerFord.com - Always a great vehicle, the 2013 Ford Escape comes with more fuel economy, features, and capability than ever before! What do you think about the new Ford Escape? Take a look at this walkaround review and then comment your thoughts below.
2013 Chevrolet Corvette 60th Anniversary
Exclusive! Chevrolet today unveiled the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition -- the fastest, most capable convertible in Corvette's history -- as well as a 60th Anniversary Package that will be available on all 2013 Corvette models.
'The 2013 model year will be historic for Corvette, marking its 60th Anniversary and the final year for the current 'C6' generation,' said Chris Perry, vice president, Global Marketing and Strategy for Chevrolet. 'We couldn't think of a more fitting way to celebrate these milestones than bringing back one of the most-coveted combinations in the brand's history -- the Corvette convertible and a 427 cubic-inch engine.'
The 60th Anniversary Package and 427 Convertible will make their public debut at the Barrett Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Jan 21, and will arrive at Ú.S. Chevrolet dealers early this summer.
2013 Ford Escape (Ford Kuga) Video
The New Ford Kuga for 2012 has arrived all dressed up as the 2013 Ford Escape, Ford's 'One Ford' replacement for the old Kuga and Escape. More at http://www.carsuk.net/new-ford-kuga-arrives-in-the-guise-of-2012-2013-ford-escape/
2012 Lincoln MKZ Concept
(NEW!) It's no secret Lincoln has been floundering for several years, with a lineup of products that are little more than tarted-up Fords. But with a hip new design team in place and a reported $1 billion pledged to fix its ailing luxury brand, Ford is confident it can reverse the slide.
The revival was launched in November, when Lincoln showed the restyled MKS sedan and MKT crossover at the Los Angeles auto show. And now, at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Lincoln is rolling out the MKZ Concept, a future vision Ford is trumpeting as the vanguard for the brand's resurgence.
2013 Escape St. Louis Auto Show
Shot this video of the all new 2013 Ford Escape at the Saint Louis Auto Show. We are very excited about this vehicle and cannot wait for it to arrive this spring.
2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S
(NEW) All-New Porsche 911 Cabriolet Features Innovative Roof Design
Next-generation open-air 911 launches next spring, silhouette matches coupe
Porsche is introducing two new cabriolet versions of the recently unveiled seventh-generation 911 Carrera. These new models, the 911 Carrera Cabriolet and 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, will go on sale in the Únited States in the spring of 2012.
Like the coupe, the 2012 911 Carrera cabriolet features innovative aluminum-steel construction wîth the addition of an all-new convertible top design, which preserves the typically sleek 911 coupe roof line. Intelligent lightweight design that includes extensive use of aluminum, magnesium and advanced high strength steel ensures lower vehicle mass and lower fuel consumption while offering improved driving dynamics and additional comfort. As wîth the 911 coupe models, the new Porsche open-top models are significantly lighter than their predecessors.
The new 911 Carrera cabriolet can accelerate from 0-60 in as little as 4.4 seconds and achieve a top-track-speed of 177 mph, while the 911 Carrera S cabriolet can reach 60 mph in as little as 4.1 seconds and has a top-track-speed of 187 mph.
2013 Ford Escape 4WD 2.0 EcoBoost Turbo 237 cv 34,6 mkgf
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O conceito Ford Vertrek, do último Salão de Detroit, torna-se um modelo de produção. Dentro do programa One Ford, que prevê a unificação de modelos entre o braço europeu e a matriz norte-americana da Ford, o utilitário esporte lançado em Los Angeles como Escape será vendido também na Europa como a segunda geração do Kuga. O estilo não deixa dúvidas sobre sua derivação do novo Focus, enquanto o interior traz tecnologias como o sistema de entretenimento Sync, com a tela sensível ao toque My Ford Touch, e câmera traseira para orientar manobras.
Dois dos motores oferecidos serão da linha EcoBoost, que associa turbo e injeção direta. O de 1,6 litro, com 173 cv e 24,5 m.kgf, será usado nos EUA pela primeira vez, enquanto o de 2,0 litros, 237 cv e 34,6 m.kgf já é conhecido de outros modelos por lá. Haverá ainda um motor aspirado de 2,5 litros na versão mais acessível para os EUA. Disponível com tração integral, o Escape virá de série com uma nova caixa automática de seis marchas (não a automatizada do Focus e do Fiesta) e terá recursos como assistente de estacionamento, acesso e partida sem uso de chave e frenagem automática para evitar colisões de baixa velocidade.
2013 Ford Escape 4WD
New Escape All-Wheel-Drive System Thinks faster and Improves Handling, Giving Drivers More Control•During snowy and/or wet conditions that cause wheels to slip, the intelligent "torque on demand" all-wheel-drive system on the all-new Ford Escape can send up to 100 percent of the vehicle's power to the front or rear wheels to better grip the road
•The Ford-developed software behind the all-new Escape with the intelligent all-wheel-drive system reassesses conditions about 20 times faster than the blink of an eye, providing a precise blend of handling and traction
•The all-wheel-drive system seeks to correct understeer and oversteer more quickly and improves traction and handling
•The system provides appropriate front-to-rear torque at all times
DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 7, 2012 -- As winter rain, ice and snow slows travel across the country, the all-new Ford Escape's all-wheel-drive system offers drivers a little extra traction in slippery and snow-ridden conditions.
Advanced Ford-developed software behind the new Escape's intelligent all-wheel-drive system pre-emptively reassesses conditions about 20 times faster than it takes to blink an eye, readjusting the power split to give the driver the precise blend of handling and traction at all times.
If, for example, the front of the vehicle is on ice and the rear is on pavement, the all-wheel-drive system can send all the torque the powertrain can produce to the rear, putting power where the driver needs it.
"This is a very robust system, tested and tuned around the world in many conditions," said Joe Torres, senior engineer, all-wheel-drive system development.
Using advanced software and sensors, the system gathers data from 25 external signals, including wheel speed, accelerator pedal position and steering wheel angle, to deliver outstanding driving performance in both wet and dry conditions as well as excellent off-road traction.
Greater confidence when entering and driving through turns is enabled by the technologies Torque Vectoring Control and Curve Control, which are available together for the first time in an SUV in the all-new Ford Escape.
The system always pre-emptively splits the torque produced by the powertrain between the front and rear axles. Splitting the torque offers several benefits to the driver. First, it transfers the power, which means when a driver corners hard, the vehicle will better follow the intended steering path. For example, if the vehicle is understeering -- the tendency to go straight when cornering -- the system will automatically split more torque to the rear wheels to help counteract that effect and provide more neutral steering.
Second, and new to this all-new SUV, are feedback sensors and software that calculate -- based on the driver's steering angle -- where the driver wants to go versus where the vehicle is heading, and make the appropriate split.
An advanced computer uses all the inputs from an array of sensors and data -- such as lateral acceleration, driver-demanded torque and steering angle -- and processes that information to get the vehicle to turn in the direction the driver wants it to go. The Ford system builds on the pre-emptive actions by adding and subtracting torque as needed through an electromagnetic clutch.
All of these adjustments, corrections and calculations are made every 16 milliseconds, which is about 20 times faster than the blink of an eye.
Both the brains (the control software) and the brawn (the rear axle) were developed in-house by Ford.
The driver can see the power distribution displayed on a screen inside the dash.
The system faced rigorous testing from the mountains of New Zealand to the California desert. Testing included snowy conditions, long mountain passes, extended hill climbs and high-temperature, off-road environments.