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Hackett’s Axe Falls in Earnest As Ford Announces 7,000 Salaried Cuts

The steep white-collar job cuts that simmered on Ford’s back burner for a year have come into clear focus. In a letter to employees on Monday, CEO Jim Hackett announced the elimination of 7,000 salaried positions — some 10 percent of the automaker’s global workforce. The move, part of Ford’s $11 billion restructuring plan, also […]

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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 Again Shifts Into Recall Mode, Citing Rollaway Risk

<img data-attachment-id="1671056" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Ranger-rear-quarter-e1557941489654.jpg" data-orig-size="2000,1333" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1552113253","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"110","iso":"320","shutter_speed":"0.04","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Ford Ranger rear quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Ranger-rear-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Ranger-rear-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1671056 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Ranger-rear-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Ford Ranger rear quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″> Recalls to prevent cars from rolling away from their owners have become commonplace, and Ford is no stranger […]

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2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 First Drive – We All Need a Hero

<img data-attachment-id="1673772" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Ford-Mustang-Shelby-GT350-Orange-Fury-On-Track.jpg" data-orig-size="6000,4000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"11","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1557387974","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"85","iso":"160","shutter_speed":"0.016666666666667","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Orange Fury On Track" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Ford-Mustang-Shelby-GT350-Orange-Fury-On-Track-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Ford-Mustang-Shelby-GT350-Orange-Fury-On-Track-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1673772 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Ford-Mustang-Shelby-GT350-Orange-Fury-On-Track-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Orange Fury On Track” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Ford-Mustang-Shelby-GT350-Orange-Fury-On-Track-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Ford-Mustang-Shelby-GT350-Orange-Fury-On-Track-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Ford-Mustang-Shelby-GT350-Orange-Fury-On-Track-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Ford-Mustang-Shelby-GT350-Orange-Fury-On-Track-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Ford-Mustang-Shelby-GT350-Orange-Fury-On-Track-120×80.jpg 120w” […]

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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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Ford Eyes India for Crossover Surge; Next EcoSport Doesn’t Look like a Turnoff

By 2020, India is projected to become the world’s third-largest auto market, and it’s a market Ford Motor Company wants to dominate. The past year revealed China can’t be counted on to fill financial sails forever. With this in mind, Ford is reportedly planning a slew of new small crossovers, and could soon put a […]

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Ford Transmission Lawsuit Powershifts Into Appeal Mode; How Much Green Will the Blue Oval Pay?

A class-action lawsuit filed against Ford Motor company in 2017 is close to bearing fruit for nearly two million current or former owners, but Ford could find itself on the hook for far more than the $35 million reached in an earlier settlement. The automaker is awaiting the results of an appeal by nonprofit advocacy […]

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Fuelin’ Around: Ford Facing Legal Fracas Over Efficiency Claims

<img data-attachment-id="1646550" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2019-Ford-Ranger-factory.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,800" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"1.6","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark III","caption":"A special celebration to mark the kickoff of Ranger production will include leaders from Ford and the United Auto Workers. Plant employees, media and others will have a chance to ride in the Ranger on a custom-built, off-road course in the parking lot of the […]

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Junkyard Find: 1995 Ford Mustang GT

<img data-attachment-id="1672848" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/06-1995-Ford-Mustang-GT-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" 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="1995 Ford Mustang GT in California wrecking yard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 1995 Ford Mustang GT in California wrecking yard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/06-1995-Ford-Mustang-GT-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/06-1995-Ford-Mustang-GT-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1672848″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/06-1995-Ford-Mustang-GT-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1995 Ford Mustang GT in California wrecking yard, LH […]

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Shrinking F-150 V8 Demand Prompts Shift Cut at Ford Engine Plant

<img data-attachment-id="1642590" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-ford-f150-white-two-tone-e1556889113941.jpg" data-orig-size="2000,1335" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"18","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D810","caption":"2018 Ford F-150 Media Drive","created_timestamp":"1502424000","copyright":", ,","focal_length":"102","iso":"1600","shutter_speed":"0.003125","title":"2018 Ford F-150 Media Drive","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2018 Ford F-150 White Two Tone" data-image-description=" Image: Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-ford-f150-white-two-tone-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-ford-f150-white-two-tone-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1642590 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-ford-f150-white-two-tone-610×407.jpg” alt=”2018 Ford F-150 White Two Tone – Image: Ford” width=”610″ height=”407″> Americans love their Ford F-150s, but buyers are increasingly opting for […]

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Early-2000s Excess Lives on in Oklahoma, Where You Can Still Get Your Hands on a ‘New’ Ford Excursion

The 2000s is not a decade remembered for its achievements in gorgeous vehicle design (Saturn Ion, anyone?), but it was a time that, until the final two years, saw Americans taking advantage of a good economy and low gas prices. A good many of these citizens used their healthy salaries to purchase a symbol of […]

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QOTD: Graceful Aging of the Nineties Variety?

<img data-attachment-id="1672336" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,719" 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="1997 Buick Regal" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03-450×316.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03-610×428.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1672336 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03-610×428.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”428″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03-610×428.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03-75×53.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03-450×316.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03-768×539.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03-120×84.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BUICK_REGAL_2000_03.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>We’ve talked about the Nineties in a couple of recent QOTDs, and today we’ll do it once more. This […]

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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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Amazon expands in-car package delivery to select Ford and Lincoln models

Won’t be around to accept a package? If the order’s from Amazon, you needn’t stress. Months after it began making deliveries to the trunks of GM and Cadillac vehicles in 37 cities via Key In-Car, the Seattle company is teaming up with Ford to bring the service to the automaker’s cars. Owners of 2017-and-newer Ford […]

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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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As Justice Department Launches Ford Probe, Automaker Surprises Investors

That headline was unavoidable, by the way. On the same day Ford Motor Company released a better than expected first-quarter earnings report, it also revealed the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into its emissions certification process — a probe that could see fuel economy ratings rolled back. Wall Street seemed much more interested […]

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Ford to deploy up to 100 autonomous cars by the end of 2019, expand testing to third city

Ford intends to deploy upwards of 100 driverless vehicles by the end of 2019 and begin testing in a new city as it ramps up development of its autonomous technologies, CEO Jim Hackett told investors during the company’s Q1 2019 earnings call on Thursday. Hackett said that Ford is focusing on “more complex” environments with […]

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