buying Ford wades into rumor-infested waters by renewing Splash trademark
The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor’s Easter Eggs Cracked Open, Unscrambled
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Long-term employees of the United States Patent Office must be having déjà vu. After filing a trademark for, moved to protect the Splash designation it used for several years during the 1990s.
Set your time machine back to the 1993 model year. Ford's entry-levelreceived comprehensive updates that brought a more rounded exterior design and a more modern interior. It was largely aimed at young buyers, so the Blue Oval introduced an appearance package named Splash about halfway through the model year to drive the point home. The truck was initially offered with a short box, rear-wheel-drive, the so-called Sport interior, and in either Vibrant Red, Brilliant Blue Clearcoat Metallic, or Oxford White. Specific decals rounded out the changes.
Ford Mustang Mach-E, F-150 to Get‘BlueCruise’ Later this Year
Ford has named its hand-free driving tech BlueCruise and it will become available on the 2021 Mach-E and the 2021 F-150 in the third quarter of this year Ford announced that what it describes as a hands-free system, an update to the automaker's Co-Pilot360 driver-assistance package, will first become available on the Mustang Mach-E beginning next year in an update.The system will be able to operate on 100,000 miles of highway in the U.S. and Canada.The updated Co-Pilot360 system will become available on other select 2021 model year vehicles.
Back to the present:simply lists a number of different vehicle types as the Splash name's intended uses. It could choose to release a more colorful version of , regardless of whether the edition follows the guidelines set by the original Splash, or it might give the designation to . What strikes us as odd is that the Splash was cheap, cheerful, and road-focused, and the demand for such a truck simply isn't there anymore. Some Splash will denote another electric model, but no hard evidence backs it up.
Keep in mind a trademark filing is not a guarantee that the name it protects will be used on a production vehicle. Carmakers sometimes file trademarks to prevent rivals from using a nameplate, or simply to keep it in their arsenal. Even if the name does end up on a truck, nothing says it will reach showrooms; the model could be a concept. As of writing, Ford hasn't commented on the report, and it hasn't announced plans to make another Splash.
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How the Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Truck Is so Darn Cheap .
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning caught our attention for two reasons: it is an electric full-size pickup, and it’s set to wear a starting price of $41,669 when it goes on sale in May 2022. Weeks after the electric Lightning was unveiled to the public, people are still talking about it, thanks to its relatively affordable pricing and solid performance. In fact, the Lightning is set to take the title as the quickest F-150 model thanks to its estimated 4.4-second 0-60-mph time. Credit the truck's two electric motors, which provide 563 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque.