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July 4, 2013

From the 'America's Car Show' newsroom

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Niagara Gazette — Ford is recalling 465,000 Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion and Police Interceptor utilities and sedans, and Lincoln MKS, MKT and MKZ vehicles from the 2013 model year. Ford issued the recall after receiving more than 600 complaints involving fuel leaks.

“The condition could result in customers detecting a fuel odor, or in some cases, observe evidence of a fuel leak on the ground,” Ford told The Detroit News. “While a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire, there have been no reports of fires. We are not aware of any accidents or injuries attributed to this condition.” Nevertheless, call your local Ford dealer with your vehicle’s ID number and see if your vehicle is involved in this action from Ford as it may be dangerous.

If you have followed my writing for a while, you will know that I see diesel as a valid powertrain of future passenger cars. The next three articles are a testament of the fact that carmakers are seeing light at the end of the tunnel in selling the American motoring public on diesel power.

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Diesel hybrid Land Roverbound for US

Land Rover will sell a version of its diesel-hybrid Range Rover in the US after all a new report finds. Late last year Land Rover confirmed that a diesel-hybrid version of its all-new Range Rover flagship would debut sometime during 2013, but at the time the model was only confirmed for the European market. However, changing regulations and a growing acceptance of diesel engines has apparently convinced Land Rover to sell the Range Rover hybrid in the U.S.

According to Edmunds, Land Rover will begin selling the diesel-hybrid version of the Range Rover in the United States in about two years. The SUV will make its debut at this fall’s Frankfurt Motor Show and hit the European market shortly thereafter. That my friends, is good news!

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