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Electric Ford F-150 Prototype Tows One-Million Pounds

Ford and other pickup truck manufacturers are not new to towing stunts. Said stunts are usually a means of proving the respective truck's best-in-class towing figures, but not this time. In a new video from Ford, the company's own electric F-150 prototype tows over one-million pounds of freight train.  Borrowing the narrative from Chevrolet's "Real People" commercials, Ford invited a…

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Ford Reducing Jobs, Output at Crossover Plant

Ford Motor Company is reducing its workforce at an assembly plant that builds nothing but crossover utility vehicles. The Unifor union confirms Ford plans to cut 185 jobs from its Oakville, Ontario assembly plant.  The cuts, announced on the union's website, are slated to come in September 2019 as Ford cuts a third shift from the plant's paint shop and…

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Report: Ford Planning Subaru Outback Fighter

Ford Motor Company made headlines when it announced it was killing off nearly all of its passenger car models from the North American market. At the time, the company offered little in the way of details regarding what the product strategy would be going forward. Now, reports suggest one strategy may involve replacing the Fusion sedan with a Subaru Outback…

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Updated: Ford Teases Mysterious Small Pickup

Ford Motor Company has released a teaser video of some kind of small pickup truck. It's a bit of a head-scratcher, but speculation seems to point to this stunt being a new emoji instead of a real vehicle.  The video (below) shows several sketches of the pickup, talking about how it is a challenge to develop a new vehicle. Ford…

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2020 Lincoln Navigator Offers Chrome-Less Option

There's no question the current Lincoln Navigator is a popular vehicle. Strong have proven the Navigator's success, and Lincoln is hoping to keep the Navigator train moving with more standard equipment and the option to de-chrome the 2020 model.  For as attractive as the Navigator is, there's no denying it is laden with shiny chrome. The amount of brightwork on…

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Report: Volkswagen to Share Electric Vehicle Platform With Ford

Volkswagen and Ford Motor Company are reportedly near a deal that will allow for additional collaboration between the two automakers. The additional collaboration is expected to be around autonomous technology and electric vehicles.  Sources familiar with the negotiations between the two automakers tell Reuters the two automakers have reached a tentative agreement that will allow for Ford to leverage Volkswagen's MEB electric…

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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Pricing Revealed

The beastly 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 now has a price tag. While Ford Motor Company is calling the car a great value, it's a value that can climb all the way into six-figure territory for its 760 horsepower.  According to Mustang6G the revived GT500 will carry a base price of $73,995, which is including destination charges and a required gas guzzler…

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Ford Closing Factories, Cutting 12,000 Employees in Europe

Ford Motor Company announced Thursday plans to reduce its manufacturing footprint and employee count in Europe. The announcement includes the closure or sale of several assembly plants throughout the region.  According to the automaker, they will close the Ford Aquitaine Industries Transmission Plant in France, the Naberezhnye Chelny Assembly, St. Petersburg Assembly and Elabuga Engine Plant in Russia, the proposed…

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2020 Ford Puma Revealed With Happy Face

Ford Motor Company isn't quite ready to show off its new Puma crossover, but official images of the car did leak on the company's British website. The photos show off a small crossover with a happy face and lots of features.  The obvious talking point from the Puma photos is that face. This little crossover just has a happy smile…

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