USA Today and Cars.com recently decided to team up and host an official "Under 20/Over 35 Shootout." In order to participate, cars had to either cost more than 20,000 and/or delivered less than 35 mpg. The strict criteria left just two auto makers and only five contenders - including the 2012 Ford Focus. For the shootout, USA Today
and Cars.com enlisted the help of a family comprised of a teen driver…
Torque Hole Filling Technology (THF)..what the heck is that!?
Before we get on with the details, maybe it will help to describe how drivers will benefit from the technology.
THF sustains torque levels during upshifts for a smoother ride. If
you've ever driven a car equipped with a traditional automatic
transmission, you've likely noticed a momentary lapse of power after an
upshift. That lag is called the torque hole. Ford's…
"Torque vectoring" has become an industry buzzword, and Ford has shown no bounds in marketing its new technology. Ford announced their 2012 Focus recently, which will be equipped with 'torque-vectoring technology' to improve control and lateral stability when cornering.
"For the driving enthusiast, it provides more aggressive, confident handling," admits Jim Hughes, chief engineer for Ford Focus, in a telephone interview.
The system "gathers data from vehicle sensors to apply nominal braking force to the…