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Ford Idling Five North American Assembly Plants

Ford Motor Company has announced plans to idle five of its North American assembly plants over the next 10 weeks. The downtime is expected to help the company reduce inventory levels in the U.S. of slow-selling models, meaning most of the impacted vehicles are cars.  According to Reuters, Ford will idle two plants in Mexico and three in the U.S. The…

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Report: Lincoln Planning All-Electrified Lineup

A new report suggests Ford's luxury brand Lincoln is planning to offer an electrified version of every product in the brand's portfolio. The plan allegedly calls for a hybrid or all-electric variant of every vehicle by 2022, a plan that would mirror that of most global luxury nameplates. The report out of Reuters cites unnamed sources familiar with Ford's product…

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Eco Indeed: Ford EcoSport Will Start Under $21,000

Ford first revealed the EcoSport crossover for the U.S. market last year, despite the fact it isn't going on sale until early 2018. That said, the price tag for Ford's first-ever sub-compact crossover in the U.S. has surfaced. According to Car And Driver the little ute will start at $20,990. Designed to slot under the larger Ford Escape, the EcoSport…

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European Ford EcoSport Revealed

The Ford EcoSport is hardly a new product to the company's global portfolio, but it hasn't found its way to the European market until now. Ford has debuted the Euro-spec EcoSport crossover ahead of its slated Frankfurt Motor Show debut with a revised look and new engines. EcoSport's origins stem from certain developing markets, such as India, where Ford expected…

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What We Know: Ford's Electrification Strategy

Ford Motor Company's plans of electrifying 40 percent of its fleet are becoming clearer. Thanks to recent reports uncovering new hybrid versions of some of its SUVs and previous announcements, the majority of the company's planned 13 electrified vehicles are now known. The list of electrified models is centered around the company's volume retail and commercial vehicles. Back in January…

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Report: Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid Planned

Ford Motor Company is planning an onslaught of new electrified models, including the return of the Ford Escape Hybrid. Only this time the Escape Hybrid will be a plug-in model and will ultimately be joined by hybrid versions of the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs. The onslaught of Ford hybrids is expected to begin in 2019, according to Automotive…

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Ford Considering Chinese Joint-Venture For Electric Vehicles

Ford Motor Company announced today it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Chinese automakerAnhui Zotye Automobile Co., Ltd to explore a possible joint-venture between the two firms. The joint-venture, if approved, would create a new brand of all-electric vehicles for the Chinese market. The MOU covers the development, production, marketing and service of all-electric vehicles under a…

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German Authorities Investigating Ford Mondeo Diesel

At the request of Germany's transport ministry, authorities have opened an investigation into the Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi. The investigation stems from allegations that Ford may have utilized some sort of illegal cheat device in the emissions testing process of the car in Europe. This isn't the first time Ford has been the target of diesel investigations in Europe. Previously…

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2018 Ford F-150 Fuel Economy Announced

Ford has slowly trickled out information surrounding the refreshed 2018 F-150, with fuel economy being one of the final puzzle pieces. Today that piece was put in place, because the official numbers are in for all 2018 F-150 engines except the upcoming 3.0-liter diesel V-6. For 2018 Ford has swapped out the base 3.5-liter V-6 engine in the F-150 in…

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