Bad Guys Beware: Ford Releases 2016 F-150 Police Truck – This Week in Automotive News
2016 Ford F-150 Police Truck
Ford has created an F-150 police truck for the more rigorous law enforcement situations. These special F-150s feature a high-output alternator for all the electronic gizmos and gadgets cops typically use. The center console is customizable, so you can make room for laptops, guns, radios, Tasers and other super-secret bad-guy stopping stuff.
Those buying a 2016 F-150 police truck have many of the same options that a typical F-150 buyer would have: 4×4 or 4×2, SuperCrew or SuperCab, 5.0L V8 or 3.5L V6, and more.
For more information, check out the Ford Press Release.
Mitsubishi Motors Confesses “Improper Conduct”
First Volkswagen cheated during emissions testing, now Mitsubishi has confessed similar sins. On April 20th, Mitsubishi released that the testing method used on some of their mini-car models sold overseas was different than the testing method required by Japanese law. This led to fuel economy estimates that were inaccurate.
It may not stop at a few Japanese cars. Mitsubishi cars sold in the US are now under investigation, as suspicions rise over vehicles like the MiEV and Outlander. Mitsubishi has already lost around 40% of its market value.
If you own or plan or buying a Mitsubishi, there’s no need for alarm. The only potential effect of this scandal is a slightly inflated fuel economy estimate.
Volkswagen SUV Concept Foreshadows VW’s Future
VW teased a concept SUV at Beijing, foreshadowing a new direction for the company. Volkswagen says they are moving toward the “premium SUV segment.” This SUV concept will have a plug-in hybrid powertrain that produces 376 hp and 516 lb ft of torque!
Read the VW release for more information.
Ford Bought a Tesla, Really
Ford Motor Company allegedly paid $199,950 for a Tesla Model X, the hot new all-electric SUV from Tesla Motors Inc. That’s $55,000 over the sticker price! While it seems excessive, it makes sense that Ford would want to do some competitive SUV analysis. We reported in February that Ford has plans to release 4 all-new SUV nameplates to its global lineup over the next couple years. Could Ford be trying to create a high-end all-electric luxury SUV to battle the Model X?