Ford‘s vision of a sports truck is entering a new model year with the 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition that keeps the mechanicals intact, simply adding some unique to this version cosmetic touches.
These cosmetic touches include a Ruby Red Metallic exterior color or optionally, Tuxedo Black Metallic, and boxside graphics on the outside, and ‘Brick Red’ seat bolsters with black inserts and cloth honeycomb highlights, console top finish panel and center stack and door panel applique accents, on the inside.
Aside from that, it is still the same Ford F-150 SVT Rapor we know powerede by a 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 411 horsepower and o434 lb.-ft. of toruqe, mated to an electronic six-speed automatic transmission and a 4WD system featuring electronic shift-on-the-fly capability for the transfer case.
According to Polk’s global new vehicle registration data for the full-year of 2012, the Ford Focus ranks as the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world. Automotive data and trends forecasting supplier show that sales of the compact car totaled 1,020,410 cars worldwide.
With China registration up 51 percent last year, Ford‘s “global car” recorded market gains in China as well as the United States. To better understand, this means more than 1 in 4 Ford Focus vehicles sold worldwide went to China; meanwhile sales in the U.S. were up 40 percent in 2012.
The Fiesta, another global Ford,with 723,130 registrations last year, earned the tops spot as the best-selling subcompact car globally. Ford’s registrations of small cars – Fiesta and Focus – totaled 1,743,540 units in 2012, according to Polk.
“Focus and Fiesta represent the culmination of our One Ford global product strategy,” said Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president, global marketing, sales and service. “Since its launch in China in late March of last year, Focus sales continue to strengthen, with the car now ranking as the best-selling passenger car in China in 2012 for the first time ever,” Farley added.
Ford has revealed a special commemorative logo and a marketing campaign that will see merchandise sold from over 50 different companies to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of its most significant vehicles, the Mustang. Jackets, shirts, watches and even pinball machines will be included in this merchandise, all of which will be branded with the new logo.
The new logo was a result of a design contest put on by Ford chief officer J Mays, which was won by designer Michael Thompson. Typically, the logo features the famous galloping pony which has been seen on the Mustang since it was first introduced. With festivities starting at the upcoming 2013 New York Auto Show, Ford will be celebrating all year long. April 17, 2014 is the Mustang’s official 50th birthday, as the original Mustang was unveiled at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.