Ford's mild-hybrid Fiesta and Focus will debut at the same event. Ford will announce a slate of new products for Europe at an event in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Tuesday, April 2. The unveilings will include a plug-in hybrid version of the Kuga (known as the Escape to folks in the United States) and a new crossover to fit between the Kuga and EcoSport according to Automotive News Europe citing insider sources. In addition, recently announced the mild-hybrid powertrains for the Focus and Fiesta will debut there. New Kuga Teased: ⠀ 2020 Ford Kuga Teased Ahead Of April 2 Debut Gallery: Ford Fiesta SUV Test Mule Spy Shots 15 Photos The automaker might call the mysterious compact crossover the Puma and build in Romania at the same plant that manufactures the EcoSport, according to Automotive News Europe citing an industry analyst. Ford expanded its trademark on the Puma name in late 2018, and this raised suspicion of the company … [Read more...] about Small Ford Crossover, PHEV Kuga, And More May Debut April 2
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It's a small crossover-inspired wagon with big ambitions. Ford’s new Focus Active wagon leaves us with mixed feelings. Don’t get us wrong – it’s awesome and we would love to see one in our driveway, but, unfortunately, that’s never going to happen. The company’s initial plan was to sell the rugged long-roof version of the fourth-generation Focus in the United States, but President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports put these ambitions to an end leaving the Mustang as the brand’s only car once the Fiesta, C-Max, Fusion, and Taurus are axed. Anyway, the Focus Active wagon joins the already revealed Focus Active five-door hatch offering customers SUV-inspired versatility, according to the manufacturer, despite the lack of an all-wheel drive. The vehicle comes with raised suspension and crossover-inspired styling with protective cladding all around. It’s not a true crossover, but Ford promises it should … [Read more...] about Ford Focus Active Wagon Won’t Cross Over To U.S.
This could mean it's coming stateside. Ever since Ford debuted the Ford Ranger Raptor in Thailand earlier this year, the Dearborn automaker has been coy about the performance pickup truck hitting U.S. dealerships. Days after the trucks reveal overseas, Ford Product Communications Manager Mike Levine tweeted the company would have more to share about the Ranger Raptor at a later date. Levine also tweeted that there could be a powertrain change if the truck made it to America. While all these tidbits hint at the possibility of the Ranger Raptor coming here, we have something a tad more substantial – a left-hand-drive Ranger Raptor spotted in Detroit. More Ranger News: Ford Ranger And VW Amarok Might Share Platform, Eventually 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor First Drive: Off-Road Ready These are some of the first images of a production-spec Ranger Raptor with the steering wheel on the left. Up until this point, all we’ve seen from Ford are right-hand-drive … [Read more...] about Left-Hand-Drive Ford Ranger Raptor Spotted Testing In U.S.
The rugged SUV will share components with the next-generation Escape. Ford’s shift to SUV and pickup-only model range in the United States will bring a brand new rugged small utility vehicle to the market. It’s currently being referred to as the baby Bronco, and a new report indicates it will be based on the platform that underpins the new generation Focus. Update: Ford Applies For Scout And Bronco Scout Trademarks In The U.S. Ford Preparing Escape Off-Road Version; Likely Baby Bronco ⠀ Ford Bronco Test Mule Spied Prowling The Streets Of Dearborn Ford Retractable Cloth Roof Patent Might Be For The Bronco Basically, that architecture is what the MQB is to Volkswagen – a smart, modular platform, which will be used for many new models from the Blue Oval from multiple segments. It will also underpin the next-generation Escape SUV, as well as the aforementioned baby Bronco, which will feature “off-road positioning and … [Read more...] about Ford Announces Baby Bronco Will Be Based On The Focus