Ford’s 2013 F-150 brings competition to Ram 1500

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The 2013 RAM 1500 will have a some competition this fall when Ford comes out with their 2013 F-150. During a meeting of the Future Farmers of America in Texas, Ford showed off the updated F-150.

Some of the changes Ford made to their best selling truck include a new Limited luxury package, and all trim levels received cosmetic changes to the front end and better connectivity inside. The MyFord Touch system will also be included in the four luxury models, a first for the F-150.

Ford says its turbocharged Ecoboost V6 engine will be available on more trims, as well as its 6.2-liter V8 engine.

New high-density discharge headlamps, more interior and exterior colors, and new wheels are also available.

Official specs on GM’s Silverado and Sierra models haven’t been released, but both are rumored to be lighter for fuel efficiency and have a new direct-injection V8.

Pricing will be announced closer to the fall.

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American Auto News Update from PowerBlock TV

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Ford wants to depend less on fossil fuels

Ford announced today that they’re teaming up with other companies to work on developing the use of 100% plant-based PET materials and fiber in their products in an effort to reduce the use of fossil fuels. Ford is partnering with Coca-Cola, H.J. Heinz, NIKE and Procter & Gamble.

GM introduces rear-wheel drive sedan

For the first time in 17 years, General Motors will introduce a rear-wheel drive Chevy performance sedan for the U.S. Market. According to the Chicago Tribune, GM has plans to sell a limited number of full-size sedans with a V-8 engine called the Chevrolet SS. It’s expected to reach dealerships in late 2013.

Who leads in sales for the month of May?

For the Month of May, Ford Mustang sold more vehicles than any rear-wheel drive performance car, beating out the Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger.

By the numbers for May:

Ford Mustang: 10,427

Chevy Camaro: 9,023

Dodge Challenger: 4,816

Though the Mustang was ahead for the month of May, they’re still 2,213 units behind the Chevy Camaro for the year.

Paint Secrets!

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Master painter Ted Swan joins Courtney this weekend to talk paint! Ted will share his experience using Summit’s base coat/clear coat system and why. Cost is one, ease of application is another. The system offers 40 custom colors and they’re based on trends in the custom industry. The cost is low compared to a paint company that has to match thousands of factory colors. Summit has 40; including Gun Metal Silver, Pearl White, plain White, Hot Rod Satin Black, Orange Pearl, Red Pearl, solid color Reds, and even a Turquoise for someone who’s going old style. Plus we’ll check out this gorgeous ’32 Ford Coupe with a 350 smallblock and a 6-71 Weiand blower and polished aluminum Edelbrock heads. It rolls on Billet Specialty Wheels and Michelin rubber; 15’s in the front, 20’s in the rear. See it all on PowerBlock February 4 & 5.