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2013 Lincoln MKZ packs vast retractable roof

2013 Lincoln MKZ packs vast retractable roof

Ford has taken the wraps off of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ, the company's new midsize luxury sedan featuring a vast retractable panoramic roof and the latest iteration of SYNC with MyLincoln Touch. Markedly similar to the MKZ concept shown back in January, the 2013 MKZ pairs a choice of 2.0 four-cylinder, 3.7 V6 or 2.0 hybrid engines - with a choice of front- or all-wheel-drive - with Lincoln Drive Control ride balance, for what the company claims is the smoothest, most dynamic ride to-date.

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Ford unveils new twin turbo 2013 Explorer Sport

Ford unveils new twin turbo 2013 Explorer Sport

Yesterday Ford unveiled a new Explorer model that brings back the Sport nameplate. Years ago, the Explorer Sport could be had as a two-door version but this time out it appears the Sport is a four-door only. The big difference between the normal Explorer and the Explorer Sport is the engine. Ford is fitting the Sport model with a 3.5-liter V6 twin turbo EcoBoost power plant.

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Shelby 1000 to deliver up to 1100 American ponies

Shelby 1000 to deliver up to 1100 American ponies

If you have a 2012 Shelby GT 500 sitting around, and you want more power, you need to check out the newly announced Shelby 1000. The car will make its official debut at the New York International Auto Show, and Shelby American will start taking orders after that official debut. The car starts out as your standard 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 and then Carol Shelby takes the car up several notches.

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Ford Touch systems get upgraded via Flash drives

Ford Touch systems get upgraded via Flash drives

Ford's trailblazing in-car entertainment and information platform known as MyFord Touch (or MyLincoln Touch for Lincoln models) hasn't exactly been a smash hit. The automaker has struggled to make it a user-friendly and intuitive system to have in a vehicle. But the company is nothing if not determined, and that's why it is sending out around 300,000 Flash drives to owners of applicable vehicles.

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Facebook friends Ford to make a “social” car

Facebook friends Ford to make a “social” car

Facebook and Ford recently held a joint "Hackathon" event aimed at exploring new ways of making cars more social. About 30 engineers from both Ford and Facebook got together for the 24-hour event to rapidly develop prototype apps that would integrate Facebook's social elements with Ford's SYNC platform to create a seamless connected in-car user experience.

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Ford SYNC takes a European roadtrip with B-Max

Ford SYNC takes a European roadtrip with B-Max

Ford's SYNC system is one of the best uses of in-car technology out there that's included by a manufacturer - but since its inception in 2007 it's been relegated to North America. The company aims to end that sad state of affairs next week at the Geneva Motor Show, when it introduces SYNC to European customers in the new 2013 B-Max crossover. he optional add-on will be added to other models afterwards. Currently the company hasn't said when the B-Max will hit the road, or how long after that it'll take to expand  the current line-up with the SYNC option.

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Ford figures fleets of autopilot cars coming in next decade

Ford figures fleets of autopilot cars coming in next decade

Bill Ford Jr, head of Ford Motor Company, thinks over the next decade, there'll be fleets of autopilot cars cruising the highways around the world. That would be no surprise considering the work going into making autonomous vehicles already. Google is already operating autonomous cars that use GPS and a host of sensors to navigate freely from point to point with no human interaction.

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Ford upgrades Transit van to the sleeker Tourneo Custom

Ford upgrades Transit van to the sleeker Tourneo Custom

Let's face it. It's hard to make a high-capacity van look sexy. You just can't merge a Chevy Astro with a Mini Cooper. It doesn't work. But Ford is trying to push the envelope with a new concept model called the Ford Tourneo Concept. It's making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, which takes place next month. It is designed to be the next generation of the automaker's existing "Transit" line of high-capacity vans.

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