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2019 Ford Fusion Energi Review

by Chris Chase at TractionLife.com

What’s the difference between the Fusion Hybrid and Energi? Is the 2019 Fusion Energi worth it? We review Ford’s sleek plug-in hybrid (PHEV) sedan.

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Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition

by News Editor at TractionLife.com

The new Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition arrives this Fall 2019 with lighter wheels & tuned supension. But the special edition Fiesta is a UK-only offering.

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New 2020 Ford Super Duty Lineup Raises Bar on Power & Tech

by Amee Reehal at TractionLife.com

The new 2020 Ford Super Duty F-250, F-350 & F-450 arrive this fall with 2 new engine choices, more cabin tech, and improved towing, payload, and power.

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New 2020 Police Interceptor Utility Will Save Both People & Taxpayers Some Dough

by Amee Reehal at TractionLife.com

Saving the public while saving taxpayers some dough. The new 2020 Police Interceptor Utility with standard hybrid AWD arrives this year, so watch out.

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Ford Ranger Adventure-Seekers Can Buy Yakima Outdoor Accessories Come Early 2019

by News Editor at TractionLife.com

Some 150 accessories to made available with 3-year or 60,000-kilometre Ford warranty when 2019 Ranger hits dealers early next year.

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2019 GT Carbon Series: Ford’s Lightweight Supercar for Daily Drivers?

by News Editor at TractionLife.com

Ford’s GT supercar sheds some serious weight. The new 2019 GT Carbon Series drops close to 40 pounds while keeping air conditioning & SYNC3. Nice.

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All-new Ford Ranger Just Made Towing Easier with Radar Technology

by TractionLife.com

Ford Ranger’s Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage employs radar helping drivers monitor those blind spots.

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2018 EcoSport Review | Ford’s Compact SUV Finally Makes it to North America

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by TractionLife.com

Ford’s EcoSport compact SUV has been selling globally since 2003 but finally makes it to North America for 2018 entering its new second-generation.

This post 2018 EcoSport Review | Ford’s Compact SUV Finally Makes it to North America appeared first on TractionLife.com by Russell Purcell.


The Chicken Tax

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Politics and sound reasoning has time and again over history proven itself to be quite the oxymoron when used in the same sentence. No more so than now with Trump being elected in as the next US President. However, this story isn’t about Trump, rather, it is a retrospect on politics and its downstream impacts on society which brings us to the Chicken tax.

Fifty-three years ago, with political tensions rising at the height of the Cold War, United States imposed a 25 per cent tariff on imported brandy, dextrin, potato starch and small pickups in retaliation to tariffs on imported American chicken imposed by countries like France and Germany. Well, the Cold War is over, and 53 years after the tariff was imposed brandy, dextrin and potato starch no longer have a 25% tariff. However, light trucks did not didn’t get off easy. The tariff remains in place today to protect U.S. domestic automakers from foreign competition.

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Hennessey Produces HPE400 Kit for Ford RS Focus

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Ford…Chevy….Dodge…these three companies have been at it head to head since the beginning trying to out do one another by producing cars that are better, faster, and stronger than the other. These companies are fueled off of that competition to try and design and put out the best American sports car. Whether it be the Mustang, the Camaro, or the Charger, the pursuit for performance has never stopped. Take the Mustang. Ford is now currently on their sixth generation which has spanned development from 1964 to current day. Each generation uses the best technology available at the time and tries to develop a vehicle that pushes past the standard boundary. Throughout the generations, aftermarket tuning shops have taken the automaker’s mass produced vehicles, and put their own touch to squeeze out even more performance.

Jump forward to 1991 and the name John Hennessey comes to mind. Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) and their team of gear heads took the automakers competition against each other out of the equation and united all three of them by designing performance packages that can be added on to the stock vehicles to make them go faster. Based out of Texas, HPE designs and manufactures go fast parts out of their 36,000 square foot workshop and showroom facility. Today, consumer brand loyalty still exists. Ford buyers stick with their Mustangs and Dodge buyers stick with their Chargers. But both customer bases have a common ground of wanting high power modifications and spending wads of money at Hennessey to get there.

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