The Ford F Series has been the bestselling vehicle in the United States for over three decades but the Ford brand is far more than just trucks. Models like the Fusion, Focus EV, Taurus, Fiesta, Mustang, Escape and Explorer make Ford a top competitor in pretty much every major automotive segment in both the American and global markets.

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Video of Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed from the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

A few months ago, I had a chance to preview Electronic Art’s upcoming Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed thanks to the folks at World Racing (and of course, EA) but at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show EA and Ford had a display setup and the folks at TheXboxSource.com got gameplay video of the new racing simulator.

Ford shows off Explorer, Taurus SHO Police Interceptor models at 2011 Detroit Auto Show

The police car segment has been heating up with each of the Detroit Big 3 offering up new cop cars but only Ford Motor Company used the 2011 Detroit Auto Show to feature their new models – as Ford brought out a new Explorer and a pair of police-purposed Taurus SHO sedans to show off their Police Interceptor lineup.

Ford Wins Overall Polk Loyalty Award at 2011 Detroit Auto Show

Ford’s resurgence is shown with the announcement that it has the highest rate of overall customer loyalty with its win at the 15th annual Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards, presented at the Automotive News World Congress as part of the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. Kia is the brand with most improved loyalty.

The 2011 Ford F150 with the EcoBoost V6 rated at 16/22mpg

When Ford announced the specifications of the new 3.5L EcoBoost V6 offered in the 2011 Ford F150, they stated that it would featured the most torque in the segment (420lb-ft) as well as class leading fuel economy and today, they made it official – the EcoBoost V6 gets 16mpg around town and 22 on the highway.

Ford to auction off Grabber Blue Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca

When Ford introduced the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca in August of 2010, they suggested that this could be the best-handling Mustang ever and to commemorate this new factory-built race car, Ford is working with the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction to sell a 1-of-1 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca in Grabber Blue.

2011 will be the year of Electric Avenue reality

For certain we will see the continuation of technical innovations like Ford’s EcoBoost engines that have the power of a V8 in a 6 cylinder, but the gas mileage of a 4 cylinder. Moreover, we will continue to see the mainstream deliveries of a plethora of plug-in hybrid vehicles, like Chevy Volts, Nissan Leafs and Fisker Karmas. Even the Toyota Prius will follow suit with its own version of a plug-in.

New Ford Sync App Tells Best Time to Travel

Ford is continuing its march to totally run your life through its SYNC system that in-car connectivity system that allows you to make hands-free calls and control your music and other functions with simple voice commands. The system can now tell you the best time to hit the road through a new mobile app for Apple iPhone, Apple iPad and Android-based devices, with BlackBerry smartphones coming soon.

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