The new Ford King Cobra Mustang and Ford Explorer 0

fordmustangkingcobraThe Ford King Cobra Mustang

We first saw the King Cobra Mustang at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. More details since then have been revealed about the car.

Ford Racing’s Drag Pack, Handling Pack and Super Pack supercharger kit will be able to deliver more than 600 BHP. It will be reach a quarter of a mile in just 10.97 seconds. That’s a pretty scary thought.

The Drag Pack will include heavy-duty half shafts together with high performance bushings. The Handling Pack lowers the car by 1 inch, giving the car a lower sense of gravity.

The Ford Explorer at the LA Motor Show

The Ford Explorer is to be unveiled at the LA Motor Show later this week. Although there will be theme of luxury and power catching everyone’s attention, Ford’s latest SUV is expected to make quite an impression.

This year will mark the Explorer’s 25th year as “America’s favourite SUV”.

History of the Ford Explorer

Back in 2000, the vehicle was at the peak of its powers, selling 445,000 that year. However the cost of petrol meant that the car was not as popular over the following years. In 2009, sales had fallen to just 45,000. The American automaker then decided to create a new crossover in 2010. Ever since the model was released, sales have managed to rise again.

The 2016 Explorer will have a strong emphasis on fuel technology.

The Explorer needs to be kept fresh according to some experts. Due to its high price, the car needs to be relevant within the category that it is placed in, according to Stephanie Brinley, an analyst for HIS Automotive.

The Australian market

The Australian market is high in demand for SUV’s. Being released on the Australian market, it will join a host of rival vying for customers. These include the Hyundai Santa Fe, the Kia Sorento, the Mazda CX-9, the Toyota Kluger, the Holden Capitiva 7 and the Nissan Pathfinder.

Worldwide demand within the segment has grown a great deal. They accounted for a quarter of all Ford sales in 2013.

It will make a welcoming return to Australia, where it hasn’t been seen since it was discontinued back in early 2008.