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Ford announces new growth plan: here are 5 things to expect by 2020
Ford announces new growth plan: here are 5 things to expect by 2020

Yesterday, Ford unveiled its new growth plan, which includes strategies for the next five to ten years. The document bears a handful of similarities to the updated business plan that Fiat Chrysler published in January, but in other ways, it's very, very different. What can we expect in the near...Read More»

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Ford adds 1.5 million vehicles to door latch recall: Escape, Focus, Mustang, Lincoln MKC, more

One month ago, Ford recalled nearly 830,000 vehicles to fix a problem with their door latches. This morning, the automaker added 1.5 million additional Ford and Lincoln cars, crossovers, and vans to that recall--most of them registered in the U.S. The underlying issue in these new vehicles remains...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V
2017 Ford Escape vs. 2017 Honda CR-V: Compare Cars

Growing families on a budget will find two very impressive daily drivers in the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape. But they're quite different in many ways—and pretty much the polar opposites of this vehicle class. Which is the better pick? As we tease, there are plenty of ways in which both the...Read More»

2017 Ford Escape
Recalls: 2017 Ford Escape; 2013-15 Ford Flex, Taurus, Lincoln MKS, MKT; 2015-16 Ford Transit

This morning, Ford Motor Company issued three recalls affecting more than 113,000 vehicles registered in North America. RECALL #1: 2013-15 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT, Ford Police Interceptor UNITS AFFECTED: 77,502 in the U.S., 7,353 in Canada, 1,083 in Mexico This recall stems...Read More»

2017 Ford GT
Ford GT production extended by two years, but don't expect to get one

In January 2015, automakers from around the world converged on Detroit as they always do, ready to show off their latest and greatest sedans, coupes, and concepts at the North American International Auto Show. Ford went a step further. It unveiled an all-new edition of the legendary GT supercar...Read More»

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Ford promises autonomous cars for ride-sharing by 2021

We've spent a lot of time writing about (1) self-driving cars and (2) ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. There's a very good reason for that: those trends are poised to have a massive impact on the auto industry and dramatically change the way we get around. Initially, the leaders in those...Read More»

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Latest worry for Volkswagen owners: Wireless hack can unlock millions of Audis, Porsches, VWs

If you're a Volkswagen owner, you've probably spent the last 11 months worrying about Dieselgate. Even folks who don't own diesels have been deeply concerned about the resale value of their VWs because of the black eye the brand has received in the press. Owners of Audi, Porsche, and other marques...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty F-250
Does it matter that the new 2017 Ford Super Duty is aluminum like the F-150?

The truck market in the U.S. is very important. This is not a buyer base you want to upset when introducing a new truck, which is why the new 2017 Super Duty poses a risk for Ford. It's completely new for 2017, and its body is made of aluminum. Last week we asked you via a Twitter poll whether it...Read More»

2017 Ford Escape IIHS Small Overlap Crash Test
Refreshed Ford Escape improves crash test performance, still lags rivals

The updated 2017 Ford Escape compact crossover received more than just a cosmetic facelift this year. Structural changes to the vehicle's front end were enough to boost its crashworthiness, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Escape's performance in the IIHS small-overlap...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive
Ford fist fighting Ram, GM with new heavy duty truck package

Officials at Ford will admit there's at least one place F-Series trucks don't reign supreme. Rather, it's one small slice. And even then, coaxing that admission out of Ford officials is tough to do. New for 2017, Ford will introduce an STX package Super Duty truck meant to take on Chevrolet's heavy...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive
Here's how Ford threw away the old Super Duty and started from scratch

Ford's new 2017 Super Duty range marks the first time since 1999 that the truckmaker started from scratch and built an all-new pickup. For the first three generations of the heavy duty pickup, Ford largely used the same frame it had first developed for the Super Duty range when it split the series...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive
2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive: Fetes of strength

Looking back at it, we've grown a lot in 17 years. But some things are better left behind. The Great Recession can stay right where it is—in history. Samesies for toe shoes. About 17 years ago, Ford split off heavy duty trucks from its F-150 lineup and created one of the most lucrative...Read More»

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Ford offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto in all 2017 models

Good news, Apple and Android fans: every 2017 Ford model in the U.S. will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. That's because Ford is rolling out its latest telematics platform, SYNC 3, to the full 2017 model-year lineup. As the automaker revealed back in January, SYNC 3 is what makes CarPlay...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty
Ford says new Super Duty can drag 20 tons, no tree stump safe

The latest salvo in the heavy duty pickup arms race comes from Ford, and it's a shot fired up the noses of Ram and General Motors. Ford announced Monday that its new 2017 Ford F-350 would top the range of current and be able to tow 32,000 pounds when dragging a gooseneck trailer. When towing a...Read More»

2017 Ford F-150 EcoBoost
Ford reveals higher power ratings for 2017 F-150's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6

Ford says that its all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine will give the 2017 F-150 pickup more torque than any rival in its class, even those with diesel and V-8 engines. That's quite and accomplishment for the second-generation of Ford's first twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 that debuted several years...Read More»

2016 Ford F-150
Ford F-150, Explorer, Focus Electric, Transit Connect recalled for brake, transmission, other issues

This morning, Ford Motor Company issued three recalls affecting more than 8,200 vehicles, most of which are registered in the U.S. The problems with those vehicles include serious potential issues with their braking and transmission systems. Thankfully, Ford says that it's received no reports of...Read More»

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Brexit & the auto industry: brace yourselves

Last week, voters across the United Kingdom trudged to the polls to determine whether the UK should remain a part of the European Union or go it alone. When the ballots were counted, 52 percent had opted for independence. After a brief, shocked pause, panic ensued. Financial markets collapsed...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Chevy Silverado ads want to poke holes in Ford F-150s, but not their own future pickups

Chevrolet announced Wednesday a series of advertisements meant to poke holes in Ford's use of aluminum—literally. The advertisements—one of which features former Raiders defensive end Howie Long—depict a series of tests conducted on the beds of Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
More Takata recalls: Ford Edge, Fusion, Mustang, Ranger; Lincoln MKX, MKZ, Zephyr; Mercury Milan

For the people who work at Takata, today is a no-good, very bad day. Just as we finished writing up half a dozen new Takata-related recalls posted by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford Motor Company published a massive new recall of its own. How massive? All told, it affects...Read More»

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