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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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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Hyundai unveils HCD-14 Genesis Concept car at Detroit Auto Show

Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept teaser

Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept teaser

Concept cars are the art pieces of the automotive world. Showing off futuristic lines, beautiful interiors, and aesthetics that are out of this world the concept car can be unbelievable to behold.

At the Detroit Auto Show Hyundai has unveiled their HCD-14 Genesis concept.

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Honda Urban SUV debuts in Detroit

Honda Urban Concept SUV

Honda debuted this Urban Concept SUV Monday at the Detroit Auto Show. Photos from American Honda.

Honda introduced a new “Urban SUV Concept” at the Detroit Auto Show Monday. This new, yet-to-be-named concept car one of the top attractions of Monday’s show.

From what we see, it appears to based off the Honda Fit platform, and will be slotted below the already popular Honda CR-V, in terms of its size and price.

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2013 Honda Accord Named North American Car of the Year Finalist

2013 Honda Accord

The 2013 Honda Accord was named a finalist for North American Car of the Year.

The redesigned 2013 Honda Accord has been named one of the three finalists for the North American Car of the Year.

The 2013 Honda Accord was completely redesigned for 2013, and as redesigns go, Honda hit a home run. The Accord is gorgeous vehicle that has more standard features than your typical family sedan.

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2013 Ford Fusion, C-Max are Finalists for North American Car of the Year

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

The 2013 Ford C-Max is one of three finalist for the North American Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year.

 

2013 ford fusion

The 2013 Ford Fusion was named a finalist for the North American Car of the Year Award.

Two Ford models are on the list for North American Car and Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year. If they can win over the voters, the Ford Fusion and Ford C-Max may bring home the hardware. Ford was the only manufacturer with two vehicles to be named finalists.

The 2013 Ford Fusion is a finalist for the 2013 North American Car of the Year. The gorgeous redesign is one of 3 cars voters will consider. The winner will be announced at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

It’s easy to see why the voters considered the 2013 Ford Fusion for this prestigious award. As redesigns go, none compares to the Ford Fusion. The Fusion takes cues from European sports cars with a hexagon styled grille, thin swooping headlights and side line models.

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