Ford’s 2020 Explorer Hybrid adds range without losing storage capacity

While Ford already revealed its redesigned Explorer SUV, today at the Detroit Auto Show we’re learning more about the new Hybrid version. Ford claims that this year it’s introducing a whole slew of hybrid vehicles that combine performance and extended range via their efficiency, and this one is just the first. While we don’t have […]

GM’s Maven program will rent Teslas and Fords in 2019

Earlier this year, GM officially launched a program called Maven that gives people a way to earn extra money by renting out their cars. It’s only open to Chevrolet-, Buick-, GMC- and Cadillac-branded vehicles, though — in other words, cars from GM’s auto brands. According to TechCrunch, though, the automaker plans to expand the peer-to-peer […]

‘As Quickly As Possible’: Volkswagen Partnership Seen As Key to Ford’s Overseas Hopes

Ford Motor Company is engaged in hurried discussions with Volkswagen, with the German automaker seen as a sure-fire way to reverse falling fortunes in overseas markets. Ford needs help in Europe and Latin America, especially — a situation made clear in Thursday’s quarterly earnings report. Since signing a Memorandum of Understanding with VW in June, the […]

Ford’s sales in China collapsed 43% in September amid Trump’s trade war and an economic slowdown (F)

VCG/Getty Images Ford sales in China tanked 43% in September year-over-year. The drop is attributed to a confluence of factors, from Ford’s makeover of the company to the Chinese economic slowdown. The growing trade war between the US and China also most likely played a role. Ford has been dealing with a series of maladies […]

White Collar, Pink Slip: There’s Pain Coming to Ford’s Workforce

Streamlining rarely comes without a reduction in personnel, and it appears Ford’s $ 11 billion restructuring plan will indeed bring about a loss of employees in North America. While the automaker previously hinted at steep job losses in its troubled European operation, a recent report shows employees need to be worried on several continents. According […]

Mysterious envelope slip from Dem-Rep to Ford’s attorney caught on VIDEO at Kavanaugh hearings

US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was caught on video slipping an envelope to Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney during hearings on accusations against the SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, triggering a wave of speculation on its contents. The envelope slip was very brief and quite secretive, yet it did not escape the cameras. The mysterious transfer prompted […]

Republicans grant Christine Blasey Ford’s request for more time to decide whether she’ll testify on sexual assault claim against Brett Kavanaugh

Research Gate/Getty Images Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys asked for more time to decide whether Ford will speak to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her claim that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s. Committee chairman Chuck Grassley granted the request Friday night. He initially gave them until 10 p.m. ET Friday to respond, otherwise […]

Here’s Ford’s Plan to Replace All the Cars It’s Killing Off in North America

Earlier this year Ford announced the impending removal of all passenger cars from its lineup, save the Mustang and — if we’re creative about what qualifies as a car — the lifted Focus Active. However, the automaker says it intends to fill the void over the next five years. Speaking at a press event leading up to […]

Edging Up the Price: Ford’s Edge ST Starts at $43,350

Ford promised a gutsy middleweight crossover that it hopes will satisfy enthusiasts after the automaker finishes eliminating the majority of its sporting passenger car segment. For 2019, the Edge ST replaces the standard Sport trim — resulting in added performance and a higher price. However, it seems like the inflated MSRP will be worthwhile. At $ 43,350, the […]