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New Ford Edge Headed Down Under as 'Endura'

Ford Motor Company has announced via Facebook that the company will roll out a new SUV in Australia named the Ford Endura. The new Endura will be the same SUV known in other global markets as the Ford Edge when it goes on sale in 2018.  The Endura is Ford's indirect replacement for the Territory, which was phased out of…

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Unplugged: Ford C-Max Energi Production Ended

Ford Motor Company has ended production of the C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid. The slow-selling crossover--originally intended to be Ford's answer to the Toyota Prius--never caught on from a sales perspective.  The folks over at Green Car Reports confirmed the C-Max Energi's death with Ford. The company states the plug-in Energi model is already out of production, while the C-Max Hybrid will end…

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Ford Partners With China's Zotye to Build Electric Vehicles

Ford Motor Company has announced plans to form a joint-venture with Chinese automaker Anhui Zotye Automobile Co. The partnership will focus on the production and distribution of a new lineup of small electric vehicles under an all-new brand.  Ford and Zotye say they will be investing 5 billion yuan ($756 million) into the new venture, which will include a new assembly…

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2018 Ford Expedition Production Begins

Ford Motor Company has started production of the fourth-generation Expedition at its Louisville, Ken/ assembly plant. The all-new model is arriving with a new aluminum body and significant upgrades over the previous version.  The formula with the new Expedition is similar to that of the F-Series truck lineup in which it is based. Ford has shed about 300 pounds from…

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NHTSA Opens Investigation Into Ford Fusion Steering Wheels Detaching

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary investigation into the Ford Fusion. The investigation stems from complaints that suggest the Fusion's steering wheel could become detached.  NHTSA says it has received three complaints of the steering wheel becoming loose or detached on Fusions from the 2014-2016 models. In one complaint, the steering wheel came completely detached…

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Ford Truck Sales Lift Third Quarter Earnings

Ford Motor Company surprised investors by beating third quarter earnings forecasts. The automaker reported a net income of $1.59 billion, rising from $960 million from the same period of last year. The better results were driven by an increased appetite for trucks in the U.S.  Only two Ford operating regions reported a net profit, North America and Asia Pacific. North…

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Texas Auto Writers Vote Ford F-150 Truck of Texas; Volvo and Alfa Romeo Take Top Honors in 2017
Truck of Texas 2018 Ford F-150

With the help of two curious emus, Texas-based auto scribes took to the dusty trails of Longhorn River Ranch to evaluate the industry's newest trucks and crossovers. After two days and 321 collective hours of drive time, three vehicles emerged with top honors at the 2017 Texas Auto Writers Association Texas Truck Rodeo: SUV of Texas, the Volvo XC60; CUV…

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Ford Recalls 1.3 Million Pickup Trucks

Ford Motor Company has announced a voluntary recall impacting 1.3 million pickup trucks in North America. The recall is associated with faulty door latches that could cause water to infiltrate the door, eventually leading to the failure of the latch.  According to Ford, the recall is impacting some 2015-2017 F-150 and F-Series Super Duty in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.…

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