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Hot Take: You Probably Wouldn’t Have Wanted the New Ford Taurus, Anyway

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Ford Provides ‘Retro-inspired’ Mustang Colors for 2020 Model Year

<img data-attachment-id="1665656" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Grabber_Lime_1-e1552657885489.jpg" data-orig-size="5436,3553" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"22","credit":"","camera":"ILCE-7RM3","caption":"Grabber Lime is one of two new feature colors available across the Mustang lineup for 2020; Twister Orange is the other. In addition, new Iconic Silver and Red Hot Metallic will freshen up the new Mustang palette, including for Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 models.","created_timestamp":"1552651860","copyright":"","focal_length":"70","iso":"250","shutter_speed":"0.05","title":"Heritage-Inspired Grabber Lime 2020 Ford […]

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New Engines and All-wheel Drive Coming to 2020 Ford Transit

Ford is sexing up its sexiest vehicle, the Transit van, for the 2020 model year with a bevy of new powertrain options and added safety tech. Two new engines are a base 3.5-liter V6 and a 2.0-liter EcoBlue bi-turbo diesel four. Thanks to direct-and-port injection, Ford claims the V6 PFDi will offer greater efficiency than the 3.7-liter […]

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China Shifts, and Detroit’s Big Bet Goes Sour

ImageA Chevrolet dealership in Chongqing, China. American automakers have bet billions of dollars on the Chinese market and are now being hit by a slowdown.CreditGilles Sabrié for The New York Times CHONGQING, China — For Detroit, China once meant opportunity. The country’s growing ranks of drivers bought cars by the millions. Its cheap labor gave […]

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Report: VW to Invest $1.7 Billion Into Ford’s Autonomous Arm

It appears that a presumed rough patch in Ford and Volkswagen’s relationship is over, now that The Wall Street Journal is reporting on VW preparing a nearly $2-billion investment into the Blue Oval’s autonomous development unit, Argo AI. Earlier this month, claims arose that negotiations had reached an uncomfortable crossroad, with Volkswagen balking at Ford’s proposed […]

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Bill Ford: Ford’s Mustang-inspired EV to ‘Go Like Hell’

Ford’s upcoming EV is a contentious model, despite how little we know about it. Intended to help bring the automaker into the brave new world of electromobility, it also leans upon the brand’s heritage by being a “Mustang-inspired” performance crossover. Whether you’re totally behind the idea or want to stand directly in its path in a Tiananmen-style […]

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Fiat Chrysler Plans Michigan Investment With 6,500 Jobs

As General Motors and Ford are cutting jobs and production, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is heading in the opposite direction. On Tuesday, the Italian-American automaker said it planned to spend $4.5 billion over the next three years to update several Detroit plants and retool an engine plant to make Jeeps, an effort the company said would […]

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Volkswagen, Ford Spar Over Alliance Investments

Hoping to minimize development costs, Volkswagen Group and Ford Motor Co. recently forged an automotive alliance. Collaborative projects officially include commercial vans and pickup trucks, though the duo are also said to be working together on electric and autonomous vehicle development. Unfortunately, trouble in pinning down the details has slightly soured the relationship. Through the alliance, Ford […]

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Ford Threatens to Pull Out of the United Kingdom

Ford Motor Company has reportedly informed British Prime Minister Theresa May of its tentative plan to move out of the United Kingdom. The automaker explained the situation to May during a private call with business leaders tasked with assessing how Brexit might impact the economy. Ford said it was already preparing to move its facilities — […]

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Past Tense: For One Night in 1965, the Supremes Brought the Two Detroits Together

It’s a vision of two Detroits that have mostly faded now — the social set born of the American auto industry’s vast wealth and the galvanizing magic of ’60s Motown — together in a room. In June 1965, the Supremes, one of America’s biggest and most glamorous groups, performed at a debutante party at the […]

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California Gives Ford’s Argo AI Green Light to Test AVs

Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based firm Ford pumped $1 billion into and handed responsibility for educating its self-driving vehicles, just received a go-ahead for testing in the State of California. The company gained a testing permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday, making its autonomous trials perfectly legal on public roads. Ford’s current trajectory has its […]

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NADA 2019: Ford Outlines Rewards Program, Says Standalone Stores Essential for Lincoln

Last year, Ford announced its intent to develop a rewards program aimed at keeping customers engaged — while also making it worth their while to stick with the brand for their next purchase. While customer rewards are old hat, regardless of industry, automakers are busy devising new ways of using the venerable marketing theory to […]

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Ford Patents Hybridized V8, Could Offer Glimpse Into Future Product

Ford is currently on the road to electrification. Right now, the manufacturer is working on an electric crossover based on the Mustang and a new hybrid powertrain. But it hasn’t been particularly forthcoming when it comes to sharing its industry secrets with the public. Fortunately, an application filed with the United States Patent and Trademark […]

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Ford CEO Issues No-nonsense Letter to Employees, Seeks Doubling of Profits

Ford’s chief executive, Jim Hackett, told employees Thursday evening that 2019 cannot be a repeat of last year. “2018 was mediocre by any standard,” Hackett said in an email to employees. “Yes, we made $7 billion last year. But think of it this way: this represents a 4.4 percent operating margin, about half what we […]

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Wall Street Concerned Over Ford CEO’s Cautious Strategy

Remember Mark Fields, the former Ford CEO who was forced to retire due to an inability to manifest his vision of the company’s future in a timely manner? Well, it’s starting to look like Wall Street needs another sacrificial lamb. Ford’s current chief executive, Jim Hackett, appears rather appetizing. Despite promises from company chairman Bill […]

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The Waiting Game: List of Automakers Standing in Line for EPA Approval Grows

As previously reported, vehicle certifications have been suspended during the current government shutdown. While this is normally a non-issue, the extended length of this federal deferment is starting to spook automakers. Fiat Chrysler has already bemoaned the situation, as it’s currently waiting for the Environmental Protection Agency to approve its Ram Heavy Duty pickups. While the […]

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Here Come Ford’s Layoffs: Automaker Outlines Its Euro Restructuring Plan

On Thursday, Ford announced preliminary details of a plan that will ultimately erase thousands of European jobs in an attempt to return the business to profitability. The decision comes after several reports indicated the automaker’s restructuring program will be particularly hard on the region. The plan now officially includes a slimmer product lineup, which is […]

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Ford Plans to Cut Thousands of Jobs Across Europe

LONDON — Ford Motor Company plans to cut thousands of jobs across Europe in a bid to reduce costs and improve profitability, the company said on Thursday. The company, which has 68,000 employees in Europe, including through joint ventures, did not specify exactly how many jobs would be lost, but a press officer confirmed that […]

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Superformance Is Actually Building the Shelby GR-1 Concept

If you’re of a certain age, you’ll probably recall the Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept revealed at the 2005 North American International Auto Show after a brief stint as a clay model. Having already introduced the Shelby Cobra Concept as the hypothetical successor to the American roadster inspired by the original AC Cobra in 2004, Ford wanted a […]

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