California Autos Examiner

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

2010 Ford lineup Part II

Ford Motor Company is delivering its freshest lineup ever for the 2010 model year with a series of new, high-quality, fuel-efficient cars and crossovers and an unprecedented investment in advanced new powertrains.

Ford today is rolling out its entire 2010 model year Ford, Lincoln and Mercury lineup for North America and announcing plans for 30 new powertrain actions globally – 22 in North America alone – by the end of 2010.

“We are creating a full lineup of Ford vehicles – small, medium and large cars, utilities and trucks – that are best-in-class in fuel efficiency, quality, technology and safety and available to consumers with exceptional value,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development. “We are making fuel economy a reason to buy a Ford, and we are distinguishing ourselves as leaders in connectivity and unique consumer-friendly technologies – many of which are appearing in our 2010-model lineup for the first time ever.”

The unprecedented number of new vehicle introductions for the 2010 model year includes:

  • 2010 Ford Taurus and Taurus SHO
  • 2010 Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid
  • 2010 Ford Mustang and Shelby GT500
  • 2010 Ford Flex with EcoBoost
  • 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
  • 2010 Ford Transit Connect
  • 2010 Lincoln MKT and MKT with EcoBoost
  • 2010 Lincoln MKZ
  • 2010 Lincoln MKS with EcoBoost
  • 2010 Mercury Milan and Milan Hybrid

Plus, Ford is delivering vehicles with even greater levels of interior comfort as well as more new convenience and safety technologies than competitors offer – even in premium sedans. These new technologies include:

  • New SYNC® applications with Traffic, Directions & Information delivered through customers’ Bluetooth-capable mobile phones
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®), which alerts drivers when obstacles are in their blind spot
  • Automatic Park Assist, which guides vehicles into parallel parking spaces, hands-free

Fuel efficiency improves with more new powertrains
Ford also is making an unprecedented investment in new engine, transmission and driveline components, helping the company improve its average U.S. vehicle fuel economy by approximately 20 percent fleet-wide through the end of 2010 versus 2005 – with plans to increase car and truck fuel economy by more than 35 percent by 2015, thanks to powertrain advancements.

Additional improvements include:

  • A new 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine will go on sale in the 2010 calendar year. It is the first EcoBoost engine to include Twin-Independent Variable Cam Timing (Ti-VCT) and will deliver a 10 to 20 percent fuel economy improvement versus larger-displacement V-6 engines, without compromising performance
  • A 6.2-liter V-8 – producing approximately 400 horsepower – first appears in the 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor on sale later this year
  • A 3.7-liter V-6 iVCT, producing 274-horsepower, and helping the Lincoln MKT achieve best-in-class fuel economy
  • A 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 – Ford’s first EcoBoost engine, featuring better fuel economy than V-8 competitors – is offered in the Taurus SHO this model year with 365 horsepower and 350 ft.-lb. of torque; EcoBoost engines in Flex, Lincoln MKS and MKT deliver 355 horsepower and 350 ft.-lb. of torque
  • A 3.0-liter V-6 iVCT – featuring an industry-first Cam Torque-Actuated Variable Intake Cam Timing system that improves low-end torque and delivers better fuel economy – is available on the Fusion, Milan, Escape and Mariner later this model year

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