Ford Fiesta ST and Honda Civic Coupe: small cars of varying fun factor
By Jim Bray Thursday, November 28, 2013
Small cars are practical and efficient, usually, but many people like a sense of fun in their wheels as well. This led to the “hot hatch” category, as well as a number of sporty cars that weld shut the rear doors in the hope of adding some of that elusive fun.Ford’s Fusion Energi sips gas, gulps electricity
By Jim Bray Thursday, August 22, 2013
How does your car get its “engergi?” Is it solar, nuclear, coal-fired, wind, natural gas?Ford uses Badlands to showcase its ‘baddest’ trucks
By Jim Bray Thursday, May 16, 2013
Drumheller, Alberta – When your bread and butter truck, the F-150, has led the market in sales for years and years, what’s left to do to stay ahead?Ford puts the “sport” into its Explorer sport ute
By Jim Bray Friday, March 15, 2013
Ford’s big Explorer “crossover” has taken a decidedly sporty turn, with a hot engine that ups the power ante substantially.Ford C-MAX a surprisingly interesting drive
By Jim Bray Friday, February 22, 2013
Hold on, Prius owner wannabes. Ford has a new kid in the hybrid game and they think it’ll make you think twice about jumping into a Prius.
Ford wins big at Canadian Car of the Year
By News on the Net Friday, November 2, 2012
It didn’t take a bailout for Ford to drive away with four category winners at the 2013 Canadian Car of the Year awards TestFest held last week at Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario.
The company scored the Best City Car, Best New Family Car (over $30,000), Best New Sports / Performance Car (under $50,000) and Best New SUV / CUV (under $35,000). Porsche and Hyundai won two categories each, the former for its fantastic new 911s and Boxster and the latter for its lovely Elantra GT and Santa Fe Sport 2.0T.
By Jim Bray Friday, November 25, 2011
Ford’s newly designed Focus takes a previously dumpy-looking but otherwise good car and brings it more in line with the competitive models the company hopes buyers won’t choose.Ford Hones its Edge for 2011
By Jim Bray Sunday, September 25, 2011
Talk about living on the Edge!
I recently got to spend more than two weeks in a pair of Ford Edges, putting some serious seat time behind me both in my neck of the woods and on a working vacation road trip. It was the first serious seat time I’d had in the Edge, a vehicle I’d been looking forward to trying since it first came out a few years ago.Ford Fusion Hybrid Seductive Temptation for the Hybrid-averse
By Jim Bray Friday, September 9, 2011
Ford’s Fusion Hybrid manages to toe the line between green and “GO!” extremely well. It’s a high mileage-achieving mid-size sedan that still manages to be a compelling vehicle to drive, something that can’t be said for most hybrids I’ve driven.New Engines Power Ford’s Line of F-150 Trucks
By Jim Bray Saturday, April 2, 2011
Calgary, Alberta - Ford’s iconic F-150 pickup truck enters the second decade of the second millennium bristling with new power choices and features the company hopes will keep it at the top end of the best selling truck list.
And if the demonstration they set up for us holds true in the real world, they probably will.
New Explorer Covers New Territory for Ford
By Jim Bray Thursday, March 10, 2011
Quebec, Canada – It bristles with high tech new features, and Ford is hoping its new Explorer will be discovered by armies of consumers searching for just the right big SUV.
Ford introduced the all-new 2011 Explorer to a group of media folk at a “Winter Adventure” in the ultra-frosty climes of Quebec City and environs, an event that also proved the value of a good heating system for that time of year, when the temperature drops to near Absolute Zero.
By Guest Column Thursday, February 17, 2011
TORONTO, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - In an early morning press conference at the opening of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the Ford Edge was declared the 2011 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).
“We are pleased to receive the 2011 Canadian Utility of the Year award from AJAC,” said David Mondragon, president and CEO, Ford of Canada. “The Canadian-built 2011 Ford Edge features industry-leading technologies that create a whole new in-vehicle experience.”Ford Mustang V6 Convertible – Ponying Up Topless Fun
By Jim Bray Sunday, November 28, 2010
When it comes to having fun in a Mustang, you don’t absolutely need a V8 engine.
Okay, an “eight banger” does up the oomph ante substantially, but with today’s six cylinder engines now putting out power that was once reserved for eight or more cylinders, it’s amazing to see just how quickly you can go from zero to “Oops, sorry Officer” in a V6.Ford Transit Connect Delivers
By Jim Bray Monday, September 20, 2010
Ford’s new little delivery van really does “deliver the goods”, as it were.Ford #1 in Canada with best July in 31 years!
By Guest Column Wednesday, August 4, 2010
OAKVILLE, Ontario, August 4, 2010 – Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited sees the best July since 1979 and is the best-selling automaker this month. Overall car sales increased 46 per cent compared to last July with overall sales up 2 per cent versus strong results last year. The increase in car sales was driven by strong products like the Ford Fusion, Focus and Taurus, resulting in almost half of all vehicle sales in Canada.Next 15 Columns - >>