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2019 Ford Ranger Fuel Economy Now Official

After getting an unofficial peak at the 2019 Ford Ranger's fuel economy figures in two-wheel-drive format a couple weeks ago, the official numbers are finally out. As expected from the sneak peak, the Ranger is resting atop the midsize segment when it comes to fuel sipping, but just barely.  As already reported, in two-wheel-drive format the Ranger will carry ratings…

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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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