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Oct 02

Road Test – 2017 Ford Fusion Energi SE

EV, Logo, Road Test Special, Iain Shankland, 2017 Ford EnergiI’ve loved the look of the present generation Fusion sever since I laid eyes on it – when it’s approaching from the opposite direction it looks a lot like an Aston Martin from the front. However, for 2017 Ford has seen fit to re-style the Fusion to make it look more like a Ford. In addition to the new grill and front fascia it also gets LED headlights, tail lights and fog lights, along a new rear fascia and spiffy redesigned 17-inch wheels. Inside, there is now a rotary-style gear selector – very Jaguaresque, a longer armrest and improved access to the open storage area in the lower dashboard. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 12

Road Test Special: Living With An Electric Vehicle – A Day-To-Day Comparison of Three Models (INTRODUCTION)

EV Charge Logo, Iain ShanklandLast year a lot had been said in the media about EV’s and how many we’re going to see in the very near future. This year everything regarding EV’s has kicked up another notch with many manufacturers falling over each other trying to be the first with the best offerings to the public.

Various governments have also stepped up and are fully committed to change the automotive landscape from traditional ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles to EV’s (see descriptions of various EV’s below). The incentives vary from Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 01

Road Test – 2017 Ford Focus ST

2017 Ford Focus ST, Road Test,, Iain Shankland, @FordCanada, @BHGMediaFleetWhen I told my wife I’d booked a Focus ST for a week she asked me why I’d do that when we already drive our own Focus every day… was it any better? Considering its almost 100 hp more than our anaemic 2.0L engine and a whopping 124 additional lbs/ft of torque at a much lower 2,500 rpm instead of 4,600, I’d say it would be well worth taking the time to compare. After a week behind the wheel we’d agree – no it’s not any better – it’s a LOT better – with a caveat… Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 13

Road Test – 2016 Ford Edge Sport

2016 Ford Edge Sport, Iain Shankland, Road-Test.orgI’ve driven every model of the Edge right from when it was launched back in 2007 and every iteration improved on the previous version – quite extensively in some cases, so naturally the new 2016 model was going to be terrific, right? And for a bonus I got my hands on the Sport model – by far the best-looking version of this CUV/SUV. I LOVE the look of this (not the colour though), but this was going to be a week of fun, enjoyment and drooling. WRONG!!! Oh dear, this was not what I’d expected. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 31

Ford Changed The World When He Gave Us The Model T – Tesla’s Going To Change It Back Again

Ford brought the Model T to the masses – Tesla plans to do the same…with the Model

Tesla. What’s the first thing you think of when you read or hear that word?

For me, it was a very expensive electric car that the Hollywood gang loved to be seen-in – so they could tell us how to live our life and save the environment from their ivory tower. For that reason alone, I completely ignored the car and everything about it.

But I was wrong – so very wrong. What changed my mind? Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 01

Road Test – 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible 

cIn 2015 Ford Mustang celebrates its 50th Anniversary with an all-new design and a year-long celebration. Last year we spent a lot of time around the Mustang, but there weren’t any available to test drive until early this year. Finally I got the keys to a convertible version – perfect for nice hot summer days. Along with the drop top came a manual transmission – extremely rare in this day and age of automatics… and an incredible audio system. Does it get better than this? Some may say – of course it does – you shoulda got the 5.0 GT!! That’s true, but I wanted the 4-cylinder version because it’s got more HP than the V6 and is supposed to offer better fuel mileage… besides, I’ll test the GT later.

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Nov 06

Road Test: 2015 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid

Road Test, Iain ShanklandIt’s been a little while since I’ve taken a hybrid out for a test, so I thought I’d try out the 2015 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid while it’s still new and not ready for a re-design in the very near future.

Over the last 10 years I’ve had the opportunity to see a number of hybrid vehicles change and improve with each passing year. From the Toyota Prius, Escape and Highlander SUV hybrids to the mid-size Camry and Fusion – over the years they are considerably different from the hybrids we had just 3 years ago. While a number of manufacturers are looking at pure electric and hydrogen to propel vehicles of the future, the first kid on the block – the engine/electric motor/battery is by far the best combination because there are no unnecessary compromises like range and non-existent re-fueling stations.
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Sep 10

Why Ford Is Getting a Bloody Nose And It’s Their Own Fault, Iain ShanklandFord have screwed up big-time, but based on recent rumours there may be hope for them – but at what cost? This week word has started to spread that Ford are going to build the New Ranger for the U.S. and Canada in 2018 – that’s 3 years before they START to build it. At best we can hope for a 2019 model in late 2018. In the meantime what is a person to do? Read the rest of this entry »


May 05

Recycle Your Ride (RYR) Program – Ford of Canada Rewards Customers for Recycling Older Vehicles

FORD logo2OAKVILLE, Ont., May 5, 2015 – Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. is helping Canadians retire older vehicles and get into a new vehicle through the Ford Recycle Your Ride (RYR) program.  Ford of Canada is working with the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) to recycle customer’s 2008 model year or older vehicles for up to $2,500* toward the purchase or lease of a new Ford vehicle.  The program will run at Canadian Ford dealerships during May and June 2015.

ARC reports that approximately 83 per cent of an average vehicle’s content by weight can be recycled, just one reason why it is important to ensure that your end-of-life vehicle (ELV) ends up in the hands of a responsible automotive recycler or dismantler, like Ford of Canada.

Canadian Ford dealers have helped more than 69,500 customers recycle their ride since 2009.

To participate in this program, take your 2008 or older model year vehicle from any make or model that has been insured for at least the last three months to your local Ford dealer and receive up to $2,500* in cash towards the purchase or lease of a new Ford vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 13

The All-New FORD GT Supercar – Will Be Built Next Year

  • All-new Ford GT supercar sets new standards for Ford innovation through performance with advances in light-weighting, aerodynamics and ultra-efficient EcoBoost® engine
  • Ford GT features the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever – a new twin-turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6 producing more than 600 horsepower!

Ford today unveiled the all-new GT, an ultra-high-performance supercar that serves as a technology showcase for top EcoBoost® performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction.

The GT is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020. It joins Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R in the growing Ford Performance lineup.

Beginning production late next year, the GT hits the road in select global markets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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