2006 Ford Five Hundred
Ford Five Hundred
The Crossing D (cipher diagnose D258) is a lifesize saloon produced by the Fording Motive Companionship, next the Crossing Taurus programme (which leave be phased out for 2007). In Northerly America, the gens is intended to remember the Fairlane 500 and Galaxie 500 models of the Fifties done Seventies. The car presently slots betwixt the Crossing Coalition and the Poll Victoria. Net forum takes billet at Crossing’s Chicago Gathering flora.
The Euchre was thirster than its competitors (e.g. Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Avalon). Useable powertrains comprise of a 3.0 L Duratec 30 V6 locomotive, and the alternative of a unendingly varying transmitting or six-speed reflex transmittance, and either front-wheel effort or the like Haldex all-wheel cause organization secondhand in the Volvo XC90. A 3.5 L V6 volition be added for 2008 on with a new grillwork. A image 4.4L V8 is too in the workings with a yearner eubstance of 6 inches.
Based on the Crossing D3 chopine which too supports the Volvo S60 and S80, the XC70 and XC90 SUVs. The Euchre’s couple is the Hydrargyrum Montego (which isn’t useable in Canada), and is too the foundation for the Fording Freestyle crosswalk SUV.
The 500 was intentional to ply gravid car midland bulk with realizable international dimensions, piece delivering commodity fire thriftiness. Its innovation is likewise notably marvelous for a saloon, bounteous drivers an SUV or minivan-like bidding of the route. Its bole, one of the largest on the grocery, can handgrip 8 full-sized cockeyed golf bags. The Euchre was low introduced at the 2004 Northerly American External Machine Read in Detroit.
Befitting its Volvo roots, the 500 has garnered form lead results in clank tests conducted by the IIHS besides as NHTSA.
Pricing and sales
Reduce lines admit SE, SEL, and Special with all-wheel crusade useable crossways the scope. Groundwork prices commencement at US$22,795 (for a front-wheel effort SE) and orbit to US$28,495 (for an all-wheel thrust Modified). The 500 has the last MSRP start toll in its category.
The 500 began output on July 12, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois and became usable to the populace in September 2004. Although criticized by the self-propelled closet for its smooth styling (in comparing thereto of its challenger Chrysler 300), the D has been a congeneric succeeder for Fording. It has captured 8.5% of the American big saloon commercialise, supra expectations, with barely ended 100,000 sold in 2005.
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