Ford, Volkswagen to stay neutral on challenges to new vehicle emissions rules

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Four major automakers will remain neutral by taking no position on legal challenges to the Trump administration’s decision to weaken Obama-era fuel economy standards but want to weigh in on any court fix, according to a document read by Reuters. The Trump administration in March finalized a rollback of U.S. vehicle emissions standards to require […]

Ford Ranger, Tesla models tops ‘American-Made’ car index

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Ford Motor’s new Ranger truck achieved No.1 rank in vehicles that contribute most to the U.S. economy, while three of Tesla’s models placed in the top nine. The two automaker’s brands couldn’t be found in Cars.com’s top 10 last year but stood out in the 2020 version of the automotive site’s “American-Made Index.” Ford’s pickup […]

Ford reveals 2021 Mustang Mach 1 as new global ‘pinnacle’ of pony car lineup

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Ford Motor is revitalizing the Mustang Mach 1 as the new global “pinnacle” of 5.0-liter V8 models for the famed pony car. The automaker digitally revealed the limited-edition car on Tuesday. It shows greater performance compared to the current Mustang GT but is expected to be more attainable than Mustang Shelby GT models, which happen to be track-focused […]

Ford recalls 2.15 million U.S. vehicles for over faulty door latches

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Ford Motor stated on Wednesday it will recall 2.15 million U.S. vehicles having possibly faulty door latches. The automaker stated the recall concerns many 2011 through 2015 model-year vehicles. The recalled vehicles may not have had all door latches replaced or appropriately replaced when they were repaired by dealerships under recalls issued in 2015 and […]

Ford reveals fuel efficient mild hybrid technology for Fiesta Van

Ford Introduces Fuel Efficient Mild Hybrid Technology to Fiesta Van

Ford Motor is adding a new electrified option to the Fiesta Van line-up with an EcoBoost Hybrid model which introduces intelligent mild hybrid technology for the automaker’s compact van consumers. Available to order from August, the Hybrid model is functioned by the automaker’s advanced 48-volt EcoBoost Hybrid powertrain. The new Fiesta Van variant is made for […]

Ford’s China ventures increase May sales as market recovers

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Ford Motor’s China ventures have reported year-on-year sales increase for May in an indication of how the world’s biggest auto market has continued to recover from coronavirus crisis. The U.S. automaker’s Chongqing-based venture with Changan sold 23,491 vehicles in May, increasing 130% from a year ago, it said on Thursday. Jiangling Motors Corp (JMC), in […]

Volkswagen board officially agrees with Ford alliance projects

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Volkswagen stated on Thursday its supervisory board had accepted several projects in a multibillion-dollar alliance with Ford Motor that was first declared last July. The German automaker said various contracts between the two automakers were nearing completion and would be signed soon. Among the shared projects specified by Volkswagen include a midsize pickup to be […]

General Motors, Ford turn to fast-payment programs to aid suppliers

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General Motors and Ford Motor are utilizing fast-payment programs set up with financial lenders to help cash-strapped small suppliers survive production shutdowns caused by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping small suppliers afloat financially is important for the automakers as they try to resume North American factories and generate cash from sales of large […]