Tag: Ford

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid First Drive – To Plug or Not to Plug

The 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid faces the same problem as its gas-engined sibling: Styling. That’s the bad news for Ford. The good news is that this particular hybrid doesn’t sacrifice too much of the gas Escape’s fun-to-drive factor in the search for better fuel economy. (Full disclosure: Ford flew me to Louisville, Kentucky and fed […]

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Ford Lets Journos Drive The 2020 Escape; What’s Their Verdict On The New Compact Crossover?

Redesigned from the ground up, the 2020 Ford Escape has replaced its predecessor, which stayed in production for seven years. The new SUV is longer, wider and lower, though the first change you notice is its design. Some say that it looks like a Focus on stilts, but Andrew Bazinski, the man who sketched it, […]

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As Ford Grapples With 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator Issues, One Reader Doesn’t Like What He Discovered

You read all about Ford’s midsize crossover issues last week, perhaps with great dismay. According to an extensive report, serious and sometimes hazy quality defects have kept thousands of 2020 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators away from dealer lots. It seems the automaker is hauling vehicles directly from Chicago Assembly to a hastily-arranged fix-it space […]

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Richard Hammond Will Take The Ranger Raptor Anywhere – Including A Dinner Party

Drive Tribe has partnered with Ford for a handful of sponsored videos that aired in recent weeks – and now another video featuring, once again, Richard Hammond and the Ranger Raptor, has just been released. The first video involved Hammond ferrying a number of his colleagues to an event in the off-road-focused pickup truck, while […]

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‘Ford v Ferrari’ Revs Its Engine For Nov. 15 Premiere With New Trailer

The upcoming “Ford v Ferrari” film just dropped a new trailer to get us more pumped for the epic showdown between the two car makers during the 1960s at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Following its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival and screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival, Ford v. Ferrari enters […]

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Rare Rides: The Original Ford SVT Lightning From 1993

<img data-attachment-id="1688762" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542.jpg" data-orig-size="800,600" 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="1993 Ford SVT Lightning" data-image-description=" https://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/57759864 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1688762 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1503720542.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Today’s Rare Ride is a first-generation SVT Lightning from the first year of production. Let’s find out […]

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Ford Confident Europeans Will Turn to the Blue Oval to Go Green

As it restructures its European business and rejiggers its lineup for greater sales, Ford believes a new product push will reverse the trend of tepid volume. The automaker has already culled certain slow-selling products, promising more SUVs and putting much effort behind its crossoverized “Active” small car variants. Now, electricity will do the rest of […]

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Bill Ford Envisions a Trunk in the Front, a Bed in the Back

<img data-attachment-id="1674700" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/F150_8287_HR-e1559322680551.jpg" data-orig-size="2184,1456" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 60D","caption":"The first Ford F-150 truck rolls off the line this morning at Dearborn Truck Plant. The assembly line restarted after just over a week of downtime following a supplier fire. F-150 production is targeted to restart at Kansas City Assembly Plant on Monday as well. The Ford […]

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Report: Widespread 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator Quality Issues Has Automaker Scrambling

There’s no doubt the next-generation Ford Explorer and reborn Lincoln Aviator are very important vehicles for Ford Motor Company. Advanced, stylish, and packing lofty MSRPs and projected volume that’s sure to make the Blue Oval tons of cash, the worst thing that could occur to these vehicles is a botched rollout served with a side […]

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Blank Canvas: Ford Ditches Vehicle Subscription Business

<img data-attachment-id="1688526" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Canvas-vehicle-delivery-e1568320019881.jpg" data-orig-size="3032,2274" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"1.8","credit":"","camera":"iPhone 7","caption":"Serving the San Francisco Bay and west Los Angeles areas, Canvas has added features to help customers better personalize their experience, from adding multiple drivers to allowing flexible mileage packages. Canvas customers so far have driven more than 3 million miles \u2013 equivalent to 120 trips around the […]

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Gas War: Antitrust Probe Opened Into Automakers Endorsing California Emissions Pact

<img data-attachment-id="1676860" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-e1559922080206.jpg" data-orig-size="2032,1524" 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":"1"}" data-image-title="gasoline gas pump" data-image-description=" Nithid Memanee/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1676860″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″> The Justice Department has opened an antitrust probe into four automakers that formed a pact with California to compromise on tailpipe emissions, effectively circumventing federal regulators, last July. Over the summer, Ford […]

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Ford: Now’s the Right Time to Push Into EVs, Not Yesterday

<img data-attachment-id="884465" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo.jpg" data-orig-size="1680,1050" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"","camera":"iPhone 4","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1298107205","copyright":"","focal_length":"3.85","iso":"80","shutter_speed":"0.0056818181818182","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="ford logo" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Company ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-450×281.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-610×381.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-884465 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-610×381.jpg” alt=”ford logo” width=”610″ height=”381″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-610×381.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-75×47.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-450×281.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-120×75.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Ford Motor Company wants the buying public to have no recollection of the slow-selling, painfully short-range Focus […]

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Changing Trajectory: In Giving Lincoln Its Own Space, Can Ford Combat the Wandering Eye?

<img data-attachment-id="1620436" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713.jpg" data-orig-size="3295,2268" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"9","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D810","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"17","iso":"2500","shutter_speed":"0.008","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="lincoln navigator grille badge lincoln logo" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Co. ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-450×310.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-610×420.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1620436″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-610×420.jpg” alt=”lincoln navigator grille badge lincoln logo” width=”610″ height=”420″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-610×420.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-75×52.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-450×310.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-768×529.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-120×83.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> My father has historically been a Ford […]

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UAW Bargaining to Start With GM; Members Authorize Strike

<img data-attachment-id="1678044" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" 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="GM Flint Investment silverado flilnt assembly" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1678044 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With less than two weeks left before contracts with Detroit Three autoworkers expire, the […]

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