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Ford Shifting Workers Around, Avoiding Layoffs For Now

Thus far Ford Motor Company is avoiding mass layoffs like cross-town rival General Motors. However, the automaker isn't immune to capacity problems and has announced it will be shuffling some of its hourly employees around to accommodate.  Specifically Ford is cutting a shift from its Louisville Assembly plant and Flat Rock Assembly plant. The move is causing 500 employees from…

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2019 Ford Ranger Fuel Economy Leaks

Nothing stays a secret for too long these days. The official EPA fuel economy ratings for the upcoming Ford Ranger have leaked out before Ford was ready to release them. At initial glance, it appears at least some configurations of the Ranger will be at the top of their class when it comes to fuel sipping.  A forum member over…

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Ford's Baby Bronco Leaks Out

After surprising us with a teaser earlier this year, Ford's "Baby Bronco" has leaked out from Ford's dealer conference last month in Las Vegas. The SUV's design has changed a bit from the teaser with a boxier front end and a light bar meeting to the "FORD" script in the grill. The overall design appears to be production ready, which…

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Lincoln Aviator Warning Chimes Recorded by Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Lincoln is clearly concerned about the entire experience of driving its upcoming 2020 Aviator. In a new video, the luxury automaker confirms it engaged the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) to record the warning chimes in its latest product.  According to the DSO, Lincoln approach them with the project with few guidelines. The DSO then went to task and created 125 chime…

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Ford in Serious Alliance Talks With Volkswagen

Ford Motor Company is in serious negotiations with Volkswagen AG to examine areas of possible collaboration. The talks are said to include potential alliances around sharing technology, small cars and regional collaborations in Europe and South America. Talks between the two automakers are no longer speculative. Thursday Ford Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks confirmed the talks to Bloomberg. “We’re having a…

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Ford Replacing Dying Sedans With More Crossovers

By now everyone is probably aware that Ford Motor Company has announced plans to drop nearly every non-utility vehicle from its lineup outside of the Mustang. While the initial announcement lacked any sort of context at to the brand's plans to replace its car volume, some additional information is starting to trickle out. Basically, Ford is going to replace most…

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Alleged Ford Mustang Hybrid Teased in New Video

Ford Motor Company has apparently slipped in a sneak peak of an upcoming Mustang in one of its new 'Built Ford Proud' promotional videos. The illuminated front-on shot shows the iconic Mustang logo glowing atop a design we've never seen before.  The image appears right at the :37 mark of the video, just prior to clips showcasing historical Mach 1…

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