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New Ford GT Variant Teased

Well this is unexpected. Ford Motor Company has just dropped the above teaser shot of a new variant of its Ford GT supercar. The new GT will be revealed at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed.  Unsurprisingly, Ford is not saying much of anything about the car. The automaker simply said, "Ford will make a special Ford GT supercar announcement during a dedicated…

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2020 Lincoln Aviator Fuel Economy Revealed

The all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator is set to arrive later this summer, so details of its fuel economy are starting to trickle out. First up, the EPA estimates for the standard engine have been published, indicating the Aviator will be comparable to other midsize luxury SUVs.  According to the EPA, the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 in the Aviator will achieve 18…

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Ford, FCA Discussed Possible Merger

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles proposed and bailed on a potential merger with French automaker Renault within the last week, but apparently Renault wasn't the first prospective partner the automaker entertained.  In a new interview with Automotive News Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford confirmed he and the late FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne had several discussions regarding a perspective merger between the two…

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Ford Drops Fusion Sport in Last Model Year

Well, it was good while it lasted. Ford has decided to simplify the 2020 Ford Fusion lineup, the car's last model year in the U.S. As part of the simplification, Ford is ditching the powerful Fusion Sport from the lineup.  The news comes credit to Cars Direct, who theorizes the Sport's premature death likely stems from its price tag.  The 2019 Fusion…

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All-new Ford Taurus Revealed [for China]

The Ford Taurus may have died here in North America, but an all-new version of the big sedan has been revealed for China thanks to Australia.  Built exclusively in China, this Taurus is all-new, down to the platform. It is based on Ford's CD4 architecture, which underpins the Ford Fusion and Lincoln Continental sedans. Mind you, the last version of…

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Ford Shedding 10 Percent of Global Workforce

In a letter to employees today, Ford Motor Company CEO Jim Hackett announced the termination of 500 salaried workers. The number of terminations is expected to grow to 7,000 globally by the end of August as the domestic automaker continues restructuring.  Ford says the number will grow to 800 by the end of June, confirmed it Hackett's letter entitled "Smart…

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2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Will Come Close to 39 MPG

The 2020 Ford Escape was revealed a couple months ago, but fuel economy numbers are still a mystery. That said, the mystery is getting solved in a piecemeal fashion thanks to a Ford hybrid event earlier this week.  According to AutoBlog the Blue Oval hosted several members of the media to review the company's hybrid powertrains. During the event Ford's Manager of Advanced…

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Ford Bronco Hybrid Confirmed

Ford Motor Company has confirmed there will be a Ford Bronco Hybrid when the rugged SUV launches next year. The news came straight from Ford CEO Jim Hackett, who confirmed the powertrain option during the company's recent earnings call.  The news comes as little surprise. Ford has been announcing a slew of new hybrid models, so bringing the company's electrification…

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Rumor Mill: Lincoln Getting Rivian-Based EV

The Lincoln brand is rumored to be the first to gain a new battery-electric vehicle based on Rivian's skateboard electric vehicle architecture. The rumor comes just a week after Ford Motor Company announced a $500 million equity investment into the electric vehicle startup company.  Ford disclosed plans to leverage Rivian's platform for a Lincoln product at a recent employee town…

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