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Few automakers reported on self-driving car safety to White House
Few automakers reported on self-driving car safety to White House

Despite requests from the White House to voluntarily outline a strategy and provide data on self-driving car efforts on public roads, few automakers and tech companies have complied. As The Detroit News reported Monday, only General Motors, Ford, and Google-owned Waymo have submitted reports. The...Read More»

2020 Ford Focus Active
Trump's tweet doesn't convince Ford to build small crossover SUV in US

A tweet from the Oval Office on Sunday wasn't enough to convince Ford Motor Company to build a new compact crossover SUV version of its Focus in the U.S. President Donald Trump responded to Ford's announcement last month that the administration's tariffs on goods including cars imported from China...Read More»

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
Ford recalls 2M pickup trucks over seat belt fire risk

Ford Motor Company said on Thursday that owners of 2 million F-150 pickups built between 2014 and 2018 will need to bring their trucks back to dealers to have interior trim components modified due to concerns that their seat belts could catch fire. Ford said in a release that it has received...Read More»

2019 Ford Fusion
Ford cuts off national advertising for its sedans and hatchbacks

If there was still any of hope that Ford’s car models would somehow survive the commitment to turn exclusively to trucks, crossovers, and SUVs, that spark has been extinguished. The company confirmed Wednesday that it will be stopping national advertising for all its car models. Speaking to...Read More»

2020 Ford Focus Active
Citing Trump tariffs, Ford cancels China-built Focus Active crossover for US

Ford Motor Company quickly axed from its U.S. lineup a small crossover based on its global-market Focus, telling reporters Friday that it won't import the car from China next year. The automaker said that its decision to renege on previously announced plans to ship the Ford Focus Active crossover...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Ford Ranger pickup truck priced from $25,395

The 2019 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck will be priced above most its competition when it goes on sale later this year, the automaker said Tuesday. The automaker said that the least expensive version of the 2019 Ranger will cost $25,395. That price is for the Ranger XL with rear-wheel drive, a...Read More»

2009 Ford Ranger
Ford offers dealers $1,000 to find and fix Ranger pickups with Takata airbags

Ford is paying its dealerships to track down about 10,000 Ranger pickup trucks that the automaker and the NHTSA have told owners to stop driving until their faulty airbag components are replaced. Automotive News reported Wednesday that Ford will pay its dealers to locate and repair certain 2006...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger, 2018 Detroit auto show
Report: Ford considering new compact pickup for US in 2022, smaller than Ranger

Ford may yet have big plans for small cars. After paring back its stateside lineup to mostly SUVs, crossovers, trucks, and the Mustang, a report by Automobile suggests that Ford may be considering a Focus-based pickup to sell in the U.S. The report cites unnamed sources at Ford who've said that the...Read More»

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Ford to spend $11B on its operations to reboot itself, won't say how

Ford said Wednesday during a call with investors that it will pump $11 billion to restructure itself over the next few years as it seeks to remake its business. The automaker's Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks called Ford's transition a "profound redesign" but neither he nor Chief Executive...Read More»

2019 Ford F-150 Limited
2019 Ford F-150 Limited: more power, more luxury

A new engine option for the 2019 Ford F-150 Limited makes the luxo-truck a hot-rod among pickups. With 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, the available high-output version of Ford's twin-turbocharged V-6 boasts a lot more power than last year's 375 hp and 470 lb-ft. In the 2019 F-150, the...Read More»

Self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrid for Domino's pizza delivery
Ford to pump $4B into new self-driving car subsidiary

Ford will spend $4 billion over five years on a new subsidiary called Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC to develop a self-driving car by 2021. To do so, Ford said Tuesday that it installed Sherif Marakby, who led up Uber's self-driving car division for a year, to lead the subsidiary as its CEO. Under...Read More»

2020 Ford Focus Active
Ford cuts off compact car production, sales in US ahead of 2020 Focus Active

Ford made a big splash back in April when it announced it would not replace the Fiesta, Fusion, and Taurus with new models in the U.S. Though the 2020 Ford Focus Active will carry on the Focus name as a crossover, it won’t be built here like the current Focus is, as Ford confirmed to us...Read More»

2014 Ford Fusion
Ford recalling more than 500K Fusion sedans, Escape crossovers for rollaway risk

Ford announced Wednesday that it would recall more than half a million Fusion sedans and Escape crossovers built between 2013 and 2015 because of a faulty shift cable that could fail to park the car. The recall includes 2013-16 Ford Fusions and 2013-14 Ford Escapes. The automaker suggested that...Read More»

2019 Ford Fusion, 2018 New York auto show
Ford Fusion could morph into crossover SUV to rival Subaru Outback

A new report suggests that even though Ford plans to cut sedans from its lineup, the Ford Fusion name won't going away any time soon. Instead, Bloomberg reported Wednesday that the next Ford Fusion will be a crossover SUV in the vein of the hot-selling Subaru Outback, a tall-riding vehicle that...Read More»

2019 Ford Edge ST
Hot crossover: 2019 Ford Edge ST to cost $43,350

Ford is going all-out on its commitment to crossover SUVs and trucks instead of sedans, and it is doing it with a little bit of speed. When it goes on sale later this year at a starting price of $43,350, the 2019 Ford Edge ST will be the first high-rider to wear the sporty ST badge. MORE: Honda...Read More»

2018 Ford Ecosport, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
2018 Ford EcoSport crossover SUV scores concerning three-star government rollover rating

A version of the pint-size 2018 Ford EcoSport crossover SUV earned four stars overall in the federal government's barrage of crash tests, including an unusual three-star rating for its resistance to rollover. The NHTSA said Thursday that the front-wheel-drive 2018 EcoSport scored three out of five...Read More»

2014 Ford Explorer
Consumer safety group petitions to recall 1.3M Ford Explorers for exhaust leak

Two years after federal safety officials opened an investigation to determine if 2011-17 Ford Explorers exposed passengers to high levels of carbon monoxide, a consumer safety group asked the automaker Monday to recall more than 1 million SUVs. “With all due respect to the efforts undertaken...Read More»

2019 Volvo S60
Self-driving car pioneers link up to study "human impact" of driverless future

Millions of jobs could be eliminated by driverless cars in the future. A newly formed organization announced Tuesday—The Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity (PTIO)—combines the forces of the major firms building and testing on self-driving cars with the intention...Read More»

2006 Ford Ranger Sport
NHTSA tells owners of 2006 Ford Ranger, Mazda B-Series pickups to park their trucks until airbags are replaced

The federal government is pleading with 2006 model year Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series pickup owners to park their trucks unless they've had their faulty Takata airbags replaced. “I cannot stress strongly enough the urgency of this recall—these airbags are dangerous,” NHTSA deputy...Read More»

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