REVIEW: 2015 Ford Mustang

The much-anticipated 2015 Ford Mustang has finally arrived at the Waikem Auto Family. We have seen plenty of photos, and we’ve even seen it up close at the 2014 Cleveland Auto Show. But now that we have one on the Lincoln Way Auto Mile, this might be the most amazing muscle car in the Mustang’s 50-year history.

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Ford Debuts Lighter, Aluminum 2015 F-150

The 2015 Ford F-150 made its grand debut at the Detroit Auto Show.

The 2015 Ford F-150 made its grand debut at the Detroit Auto Show.

The much-hyped 2015 Ford F-150 showed its face for the first time Monday at the Detroit Auto Show. The 2015 Ford F-150 is 700-pounds lighter than previous models thanks to an innovative aluminum structure and the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine.

Aluminum alloy is already used in the construction of military vehicles including the HMMWV and Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Aluminum helped reduced the size of the F-150 by 700 pounds from the curb weight. Ford says the aluminum leads to better fuel efficiency, heavy loads, and driving dynamics. 70% of weight loss is directly tied to aluminum. The other 30 percent comes from increased use of high-strength steel in its ladder-box frame.

“Our objective was to find materials that allowed us to design the truck to be as tough – or tougher – than the current model, yet could help it be hundreds of pounds lighter for better capability and fuel economy,” said Pete Friedman, Ford’s manager of manufacturing research.

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2015 Ford Mustang Makes Its Grand Debut

The 2015 Ford Mustang debuts Thursday, the most popular debut of the Pony Car.

The 2015 Ford Mustang debuts Thursday, the most popular debut of the Pony Car.

The 50th edition of the Ford Mustang is perhaps the most highly anticipated version of the Pony Car. Well today, the completely redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang debuted across the globe. The completely redesigned sports car features an evolved design, new engines, and a more enhanced ride quality and comfort.

The Ford Mustang was a multi-year work in progress to make No. 50 a grand debut.

“Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, global product development. “The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford.”

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Kia debuts new luxury sedan

Kia took the stage at the Detroit Auto Show Tuesday to debut its new premium sedan, the 2014 Kia Cadenza.

The Cadenza, known as the K7 back home in South Korea, resembles the Optima and somewhat mirrors it brother the Hyundai Azera. This is Kia’s attempt to enter the luxury sedan market, so of course it will carry a number of luxury features, including Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Lane-Departure Warning System (LDWS). The Cadenza is expected to arrive in Kia retail showrooms in the second quarter of this year, and pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s on-sale date.

Kia says the popularity of the Kia Optima SXL was one of many factors which contributed to decision to launch a luxury model in the U.S.

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Ford F-150 Atlas Concept Revealed

Ford Atlas Concept

Ford F-150 Atlas Concept

 

The Ford Motor Company stole the show Thursday with the debut of the Ford F-150 Atlas Concept.

This F-150 concept is the future of the pickup and left onlookers speechless during its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

“The Ford Atlas Concept previews the innovations that will transform what people expect from their pickup,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “With 36 years as America’s best-selling pickup, we are absolutely committed to setting the agenda in the truck market.”

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Review: 2013 Honda Civic

There are a lot of 2013 models rolling off the trucks these days, but none were as anticipated as the 2013 Honda Civic.

We finally saw it person today, and it is even more beautiful than the photos at the L.A. Auto Show.

The redesigned front grille and new headlights are a major upgrade over last year’s model. The new chrome piece underneath the grille give the Civic a much sportier look and the long, swooping headlights are a great improvement. The Civic again looks like the car from the Fast and Furious movies, not the car your grandma wants to drive.

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