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Ford Motor Will Cut 7,000 Jobs by August to Streamline Operations

Ford Motor will lay off 800 employees in the United States over the next several weeks as part of a broader plan to shrink its salaried work force by 7,000 people, or 10 percent, by the end of August. The cost-cutting drive arises from an effort by the company’s chief executive, Jim Hackett, to increase […]

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Ford Debuts New Transmission System for Big-boy Hybrids

<img data-attachment-id="1656280" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-e1558115233319.jpg" data-orig-size="3480,2661" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"9","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1545929307","copyright":"","focal_length":"27","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Ford-Explorer-Hybrid" data-image-description=" ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-450×344.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-610×466.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1656280″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-610×466.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”466″> As per its $11 billion investment in electrification, Ford intends to have 40 electrified vehicles — 16 of which will be battery-only — on sale by 2022. That includes the widespread hybridization of trucks, […]

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Ford Plans to Cut More UK Jobs in European Restructuring

<img data-attachment-id="1497705" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg" data-orig-size="1024,634" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Ford badge emblem logo" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Co. ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1497705″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” alt=”Ford badge emblem logo” width=”610″ height=”378″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-75×46.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-768×476.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-120×74.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Having already announced plans to cut thousands of jobs in […]

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Perk? Pointless? Laziness Enabler? Ford Offers Amazon In-car Deliveries, On-demand Car Washes

<img data-attachment-id="1672296" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/190403-Amazon-Key-Ford-Day-2125765-e1556654950675.jpg" data-orig-size="1854,1319" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"Ford is teaming up with Amazon to bring its Key by Amazon In-Car delivery service to eligible Ford and Lincoln vehicles. Through In-Car delivery, eligible Ford and Lincoln owners now can have their Amazon Prime packages delivered to their vehicles.","created_timestamp":"1556629540","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery Service","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Key by Amazon In-Car […]

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Behold Ford’s Futuristic Shopping Cart

<img data-attachment-id="1672140" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/4.-TrolleyMustang-e1556572237555.jpg" data-orig-size="2477,1517" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"\u2018Self-Braking Trolley\u2019 Could Help to Make Supermarket Shoppi","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="‘Self-Braking Trolley’ Could Help to Make Supermarket Shoppi" data-image-description=" Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/4.-TrolleyMustang-e1556572237555-450×276.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/4.-TrolleyMustang-e1556572237555-610×374.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1672140″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/4.-TrolleyMustang-e1556572237555-610×374.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”374″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/4.-TrolleyMustang-e1556572237555-610×374.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/4.-TrolleyMustang-e1556572237555-75×46.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/4.-TrolleyMustang-e1556572237555-450×276.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/4.-TrolleyMustang-e1556572237555-768×470.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/4.-TrolleyMustang-e1556572237555-120×73.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> This author absolutely loves Ford Europe’s extracurricular mobility […]

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Ford’s Earnings Show That Saving Money Can Be Expensive

<img data-attachment-id="1497705" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg" data-orig-size="1024,634" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Ford badge emblem logo" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Co. ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1497705″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” alt=”Ford badge emblem logo” width=”610″ height=”378″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-75×46.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-768×476.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-120×74.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Automakers find themselves a bit of a pickle right now. […]

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Ford’s Mustang Bragging Brings Out the Best in Rival Automakers

<img data-attachment-id="1670982" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2020-mustang-ecoboost-hpp-06-e1555699191569.jpg" data-orig-size="4452,3460" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"High Performance Package adds Mustang GT brakes, and GT Performance Package aerodynamics and suspension components to make it the highest-performing production four-cylinder Mustang ever.","created_timestamp":"1554572160","copyright":"","focal_length":"61","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.1","title":"2020 Ford Mustang High Performance Package","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2020 Ford Mustang High Performance Package" data-image-description=" Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2020-mustang-ecoboost-hpp-06-e1555699191569-450×350.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2020-mustang-ecoboost-hpp-06-e1555699191569-610×474.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1670982″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2020-mustang-ecoboost-hpp-06-e1555699191569-610×474.jpg” alt […]

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Freshly Forbidden Fruit: 2019 Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition

<img data-attachment-id="1669456" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition.jpg" data-orig-size="900,596" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"9","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D850","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1554798087","copyright":"","focal_length":"175","iso":"160","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition" data-image-description=" ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition-450×298.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition-610×404.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1669456″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition-610×404.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”404″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition-610×404.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition-450×298.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition-768×509.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition-120×79.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition.jpg 900w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> To our collective horror, Ford decided not to sell the new Fiesta ST in […]

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China Dispatch: For Chinese Raised in Prosperity, Shrugs in the Face of Layoffs

CHONGQING, China — Huang Lincai is a cheery 23-year-old with a lot of optimism — even though he recently lost his job. For nearly four years, he worked in one of the three cavernous Ford Motor assembly plants in Chongqing, a sprawling metropolis in southwestern China with almost 20 million people. Every day, he spent […]

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Lessons from the Auto Rescue, 10 Years Later

Almost exactly 10 years ago, President Barack Obama went before the nation to unveil an urgent overhaul of the nation’s automobile industry. The financial crisis and plummeting economy had swept America’s already fragile carmakers into an existential crisis. Unaided, a complete collapse of the sector, including its many suppliers and dealers, was inevitable. At Mr. […]

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Dealers Share Details of Ford Bronco Prototype, New Off-road Vehicle Family

<img data-attachment-id="1667062" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Ford-Bronco-Blanket-Teaser.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,720" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Ford Bronco Blanket Teaser" data-image-description=" Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Ford-Bronco-Blanket-Teaser-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Ford-Bronco-Blanket-Teaser-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1667062″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Ford-Bronco-Blanket-Teaser-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Ford-Bronco-Blanket-Teaser-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Ford-Bronco-Blanket-Teaser-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Ford-Bronco-Blanket-Teaser-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Ford-Bronco-Blanket-Teaser-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Ford-Bronco-Blanket-Teaser-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Ford-Bronco-Blanket-Teaser.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Dealers got an early look at a prototype build of the upcoming Ford Bronco. Gathered in Palm […]

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

<img data-attachment-id="1666576" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312.jpeg" data-orig-size="724,501" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2020 Ford Taurus China leak rear" data-image-description=" sohu ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312-450×311.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312-610×422.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1666576″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312-610×422.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”422″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312-610×422.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312-75×52.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312-450×311.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312-120×83.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312.jpeg 724w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Despite having risen from the grave in 2007, following its brief stint as the Ford Five […]

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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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