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  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +18 +1

    The 2019 Ford Ranger Isn't the Ranger You Remember, but It's Good at What It Does

    The Ford Ranger seems to strike a personal chord with pretty much everybody in America; I remember being crammed into the jump seats of my dad’s as a kid. When the “return” of the truck in the form of the 2019 Ford Ranger was announced, people reacted like it was going to be personally delivered by God himself. Now it’s finally here, and it’s not the stripped-out little truck we all remember—but it’s pretty good at what it’s trying to do.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by baron778
    +26 +1

    You can now order a brand-new, first-gen Ford Bronco

    With a new 2020 Ford Bronco rumored to debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show , and never-waning fanfare around the original 1966-77 Bronco, it would appear there's a market for these SUVs whether old or new. But what if you could have both? Now you can, thanks to a company called Gateway Bronco out of Hamel, Illinois. Founded by mechanical engineer and entrepreneur Seth Burgett , Gateway Bronco began in 2016 as a Ford Bronco restoration company, but Burgett had higher ambitions.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +13 +1

    Ford cuts could eclipse GM's, Morgan Stanley says

    In the first half of next year, Ford Motor Co. will detail plans to lay off part of its global salaried workforce — and Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas said in a note Monday that the Blue Oval's cuts could exceed the 8,000 salaried employees targeted by rival General Motors Co. Ford's response: "pure speculation."

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Petrox
    +21 +1

    Ford's future includes self-driving deliveries and taxi services

    Ford CEO Sherif Marakby has posted a detailed overview of the automaker's self-driving strategy, perhaps in an effort to show that the company will push through with its plans under his leadership. Marakby, who took over as CEO in July 2018, talks about how Ford is tackling each of the elements needed to launch a self-driving service by 2021, as well as its recents partnerships.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by grandsalami
    +8 +1

    Ford wants to launch a fleet of thousands of self-driving cars in 2021

    Anyone summoning a Ford self-driving taxi after the company’s service launches in 2021 could be offered detours to sponsoring stores or wind up riding alongside packages out for delivery. At an event on Wednesday to showcase Ford’s progress in developing autonomous vehicles, the carmaker said its driverless rides could be less than half the price of today’s ride-share journeys,if the cars were used day and night and carried interactive adverts.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by gottlieb
    +17 +1

    Ford buys e-scooter sharing startup Spin

    Turns out those rumours about Ford buying e-scooter startup Spin were true. The auto-maker has confirmed the purchase as it looks beyond car ownership to emerging modes of transport. Though it didn't disclose the financials

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by larylin
    +14 +1

    Ford recalls nearly 1.5 million Focuses because engines can stall

    Ford is recalling nearly 1.5 million Focus compact cars in North America because a fuel system problem can cause the engines to stall without warning. The recall covers cars from the 2012 through 2018 model years with 2-liter four-cylinder engines. Ford says a valve in the fuel system can stick in the open position, causing too much vacuum, and an engine control computer may not detect the problem. Excessive vacuum can cause the gas tank to deform, as well as other problems.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Chubros
    +21 +1

    Ford Says American Steel Is Now the Most Expensive in the World Thanks to Trump

    Expensive trade wars, who the shorts REALLY want to win, and burning BMWs. This is the Morning Shift for October 23, 2018. President Donald Trump started a trade war with China and seemingly the rest of the world, and he began the war by hiking up tariffs on steel and aluminum. While the intended purpose was to “bring steel back” or somesuch, the market forces at work are vastly greater than any mere tariffs that can be thrown at such a globalized commodity.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +12 +1

    Ford produces the Ranger pickup in the US for the first time in years

    Ford resumed U.S. production of the midsized Ranger pickup on Monday for the first time in seven years. The move is part of a plan to strengthen Ford’s historically robust presence in profitable trucks at a time when the automaker faces pressure from shareholders and an uncertain future. Ford shares are down more than 30 percent this year, and the automaker is contending with high costs for materials, threats from traditional competitors and disruptive tech companies, as well as a trade war.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by messi
    +19 +1

    Ford just confirmed that there will be no Ranger Raptor for the United States

    Ford has decided not to bring the Raptor variant of the new Ranger pickup to the United States. Hermann Salenbauch, who is the new vehicle line director for Ford Performance, spoke to journalists about Ford Performance today in Las Vegas. Among the topics that came up was the Ford Ranger Raptor, and he had bad news for American fans of the off road Ranger: despite America’s love of Raptor pickups, Ford has no plans to bring it to the United States.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by cone
    +6 +1

    No Reserve: Modified 1988 Ford Mustang SSP 5.0 for Charity

    This 1988 Ford Mustang LX began life as a Special Service Package coupe that was reportedly used by the California Highway Patrol from 1988 until 1994. Extensive modifications have been added by the seller, Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire, since his acquisition in 2014. Wide-body fenders were installed along with a Saleen lower front air dam, and a repaint was also performed in the current shade of black.

  • Video/Audio
    2 years ago
    by cone
    +11 +1

    Ford announces plan to lay off workers after tariffs cost them $1B

    The economy remains strong, but are we starting to see the first signs of stalling? Stephanie Ruhle is joined by Politico’s Ben White to discuss Ford’s plan to lay off workers after they say President Trump’s tariffs have cost them a billion dollars.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +16 +1

    Trump's tariffs have already cost Ford $1B; now it's planning layoffs

    Ford will be making cuts to its 70,000-strong white-collar workforce in a move it calls a "redesign" of its staff to be leaner, have fewer layers, and offer more decision-making power to employees, the company announced. The number of jobs that will be axed is unknown at this point. “A lot of the (reorganization) is about making different choices about strategy,” Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks told NBC News, adding that the goal isn’t just to slash spending but to improve the “fitness” of the company.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by messi
    +15 +1

    Ford Makes Surprise Unveiling of Electric Self-Driving Zero Emissions Truck

    Ford made a surprise unveiling by its Turkish design center (Ford Otosan) at this year's IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany. The American truck manufacturer revealed its F-Vision concept heavy-duty truck, a commercial vehicle that combines clean energy, autonomous driving, and many other futuristic features.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by baconfedora
    +2 +1

    Ford development update: Community benefits proposed, tax breaks rushed

    The neighborhood is asking the auto-maker for rent subsidies, home repair grants, small business programs, and workforce training in its major Corktown development.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by ppp
    +3 +1

    Ford Hits Back At Trump, Says It Won't Build New Focus Cars In U.S.

    'It would not be profitable to build the Focus Active in the U.S. given an expected annual sales volume of fewer than 50,000 units and its competitive segment,' Ford said. President Donald Trump on Sunday suggested via Twitter that American automaker Ford could begin making its Focus model in the U.S., and therefore circumvent his tariffs.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by manix
    +10 +1

    The Ford Focus is dead in the US because of Trump’s trade war

    Ford just announced that it’s abandoning plans to sell the Focus Active — which the company makes in China — in the United States because of tariffs imposed by the Trump administration. The car was supposed to be one of two models that Ford planned to sell in the US going forward as it shifts its lineup to be almost exclusively SUVs and trucks. Now, the only car Ford will sell in the US is the Mustang.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by baconfedora
    +16 +1

    Ford’s Corktown costs coming in at $740M

    This includes the acquisition and renovation of the train station and the book depository, construction of a new building, and constructing two new parking decks.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by ckshenn
    +22 +1

    The first Ford Mustang owner kept the car. It's now worth $350,000

    Tom and Gail Wise disagreed about whether a broken-down car should be stored in a family garage for 27 years or sold for junk. He insisted they keep it because, he promised, one day he would find the time to fix the vehicle himself. It was her skylight blue convertible Ford Mustang, purchased at age 22 in 1964, that their family of six drove for 15 years.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TheSpirit
    +12 +1

    ‘Mustang Means Freedom’: Why Ford Is Saving an American Icon

    When Ford Motor all but eliminated passenger cars from its North American lineup earlier this month to concentrate on trucks and S.U.V.s, it turned the page on a long and storied history of now-defunct but once red-hot nameplates: the Model T, the Model A, the Galaxie, the Fairlane, the Thunderbird and the Falcon, to name several. There was one conspicuous survivor: the Mustang.