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Next-Gen Lincoln MKC Changing Name to Corsair

Ford Motor Company's Lincoln brand has informed its dealerships it will rename its MKC crossover during its next redesign. According to dealerships, the MKC will switch names to Corsair in 2020.  Ford showed the Corsair and several other future Ford products to dealerships at a meeting in Orlando last month. During the meeting the Lincoln brand referred to the redesigned…

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Ford Shows Off 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500

Ford Motor Company has offered up an official first look at the upcoming 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. The look comes by way of Motor Trend, who got exclusive access to the image for its July issue.  Thankfully this isn't your typical shadowy teaser shot. The birds-eye view shows the very muscular GT500 in all of its glory. Unique heat extractors can be…

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2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Gains Smarter Shocks, Trail Control System

Ford isn't sitting on its laurels when it comes to the 2019 F-150 Raptor. The brand has announced three new features, including all-new electronically controlled shocks that are enabling a new Trail Control system.  “Raptor’s success is rooted in its incredible suspension, superb vehicle control and the confidence the truck instills in its owners,” said Hermann Salenbauch, global director, Ford…

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Ford Calls Sedan Slashing a 'Reinvention'

Ford Motor Company is still on the defensive regarding its recent announcement it will eliminate nearly all of its sedans from its lineup. The company says the headlines have been misleading, because this move is about it "reinventing" the American car.  CEO Jim Hackett and Chairman Bill Ford spoke with shareholders regarding the decision Thursday at the company's annual shareholders…

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Ford F-150 Production Suspended

Ford Motor Company has halted production of its best-selling F-150 pickup truck. The cease in production, which spans multiple plants and Ford vehicles, stems from a fire at one of the company's suppliers last week.  One Monday the company idled F-150 production at its plant in Kansas City, Missouri until May 14th, temporarily laying off 3,600 workers of the plant.…

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Ford Defends Decision to Eliminate Sedans

Ford Motor Company caused quite a stir last week by subtlety confirming it will kill essentially its entire passenger car portfolio. The seismic shift from the automaker originally came with little context, but now Ford is defending the decision by admitting it loses money on its sedans now.  Automotive News reports Ford CEO Jim Hackett has confirmed Ford isn't making money…

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Ford Phasing out Sedans in North America

Ford Motor Company has officially announced plans to dismantle nearly its entire car lineup from North America. The announcement, buried in the company's first quarter earnings, confirms recent speculation that stalwarts such as the Ford Fusion and Taurus are dying off.  The automaker was very blunt in its confirmation of its plans, saying simply "[will] not invest in next generations…

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Ford Mustang Hybrid Rumored to Pack 400 HP

Ford Motor Company has already confirmed plans to produce a hybrid version of the Mustang. While we've gotten confirmation, the company has yet to offer details other than saying it will offer V-8-like performance, but "with more low-end torque."  While Ford may not be ready to offer more details, that's not stopping the rumor mill from churning. According to a…

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Ford F-150 Diesel Will Net 30 MPG Highway

Ford Motor Company will take the lead when it comes to half-ton pickup truck fuel economy. The 2018 Ford F-150 will be rated at 30 mph highway when equipped with the company's new diesel engine offering.  The automaker had previously said it was targeting 30 mpg with the PowerStroke diesel V-6, but official EPA ratings were just revealed this week.…

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