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In addition to winning a previous comparison test against several competing models, the Focus exceeded the Civic in virtually every category in the latest head-to-head comparison. The editors first praised the all-new design of the Focus, which features a sporty, updated look while the newest Civic design was referred to as “middle of the road”. The reviewers also loved the way the Focus felt on the pavement, with a “firm” ride and solid structure.
The Focus features greater power than the Civic, with the 2.0-liter engine resulting in 160 hp and 146 lb-ft. of torque. The publication also mentioned that the dual-clutch automatic transmission feels more like a conventional automatic, and provides greater control as it is a 6-speed vs. the 5-speed transmission of the 2012 Civic. The review concluded with the Focus being called “the most refined vehicle in an otherwise dull segment”.
We’re thrilled about what the 2012 Focus has to offer, and we would love to take you for a test drive! Stay tuned here and on our Facebook page for the latest news on 2012 Ford models.
Ford continues to lead the way in the ever-changing realm of technology, and we’re excited for the innovative 2012 Ford Focus at Damerow Ford! In addition to a long list of interior features and design upgrades, the 2012 Focus delivers an all-new chassis and suspension that’s tighter and better than ever. It also comes with a new cornering assist system that results in exceptional handling and a driving experience that is unmatched by any competitor. Come in for a test drive or build your own 2012 Focus right from our website!
Ford has partnered with Georgia Tech to create the first ever hydraulic hybrid school bus, running only on recycled biofuel. Converting existing school buses into The Green Eco School Bus will potentially lower greenhouse emissions and reduce transportation costs for schools. The first school district to be granted with the innovative new bus is the APS school district in Atlanta, Georgia.
For the last 60 years, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services has worked with community partners to advance driving safety, education, American heritage and community life. Funded by Ford Motor Company, the organization hopes that the bus project will lead to cleaner, more efficient school buses for many school districts. Other significant projects include Driving Skills For Life, a safe teen driving program and The Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies, which uses a rigorous academic curriculum to provide high school students with 21st-century learning experiences to enhance real-world skills.
“Together with Georgia Tech and Atlanta Public Schools, we are taking innovation from the classroom to the community. This is a noteworthy example of the types of programs we are bringing to Atlanta as part of our new Operation Goodwill partnership with local Ford and Lincoln dealers with the goal of expanding our engagement with this community.” – Jim Vella, President, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services.
What you might not have heard of, however, is the upcoming 2012 Ford Focus ST. Motor Trend recently got a surface-level glimpse of what’s to come with the ST model, snapping photos during Ford’s recent performance testing.
While conclusions are fairly slim at this point, we have lots to look forward to. The models that were spotted, which were figured to be stock models, included a thin metal pipe for the ST-exclusive center exhaust, smoky gray rims, and a sleek exterior design. The upcoming model also promises to have impressive performance, sporting a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine which Motor Trend estimates will yield approximately 250 horsepower.
We look forward to its reveal as Ford continues testing!
What is all the hype surrounding the 2011 Ford Fiesta? At Damerow Ford, we would love to show you first hand! In addition to its jaw-dropping 38 highway MPG, the 2011 Fiesta is loaded with standard features designed to make your life easier. It includes push button start, electric power-assisted steering and exceptional handling with Ford-tuned suspension. Preview our inventory below and come in for a test drive!
The 2012 Ford Focus Titanium beat out the 2011 Chevy Cruze LTZ in nearly every category in a recent comparison test by Edmunds inside Line. Editors at Inside Line took the top trim level of each vehicle to test just how far small American cars have come. Both models offer power windows and locks, power seats, automatic climate control, cruise control and Bluetooth as standard features. The Focus, however, stood above the Cruze in handling, interior design, fuel-efficiency and track handling.
See for yourself how the two vehicles measured up in this short video:
Not only is the Ford Mustang Boss 302 a hot-looking sports car, it can tear up some serious pavement. Edmunds Inside Line took the new Mustang for a spin on the famous Laguna Seca raceway and found the vehicle to be unrivaled in its performance.
The original Boss 302 was introduced in 1969 as a road racing car for the street. The 2012 version is more powerful, louder, quicker and offers better handling than any previous models. It is offered with two levels of equipment: the standard Boss 302 and the limited-edition Boss 302 Laguna Seca package. Both come with 5.0-liter engine that cranks out 444 horsepower.
Check out the test drive in this video:
Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant has been converted from truck production to build the new 2012 Focus sedan and hatchback. As reported in a recent Motor Trend article, it’s also the factory for the electric Focus and both hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Focus-based C-Max multipurpose vehicle.
Ford can utilize this one factory for electrics, hybrids and gas-powered models. According to Ford product chief Derrick Kuzak, this flexibility means the factory can add production of a particularly popular model while cutting production of models that aren’t selling as well. He says the Fiesta’s early 60/40 hatchback/sedan split is more hatchback than Ford expected.
Besides the Focus Sedan and Hatchback, Ford plans to start producing the Focus Electric and all of the C-Max models (standard, hybrid and plug-in) within the next two years.
Ford’s new sustainability strategy has been receiving positive press since its release for its overall outlook and tangible action steps. And as further confirmation of their efforts, the company’s first all electric Ford Focus has been given the Green Car Vision Award.
Green Car Journal presented Ford with the award at the Washington Auto Show late last week. The award celebrates an industry-leading, environmentally focused vehicle that is in its early stages of commercialization or in demonstration programs, but not yet on sale.
The Ford Focus Electric will be out on the market in late 2011. The design is based on the all-new 2012 Focus global car platform and is powered by lithium-ion batteries and offers a projected 100 mile all-electric driving range. It can be charged in three to four hours with a 240 volt home charger.
The groundwork that Ford has laid with such advanced and sensible technologies as EcoBoost, hybrid drivetrains, and ethanol flexible-fuel vehicles has shown an understanding of what it takes to bring fundamental change to the marketplace, without sacrificing the features and the driving enjoyment that is so important to new car ownership. - Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal