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End of an Era, Again, for This Iconic GM Sedan

General Motors' Chevy Malibu is being phased out after 2025 models to make room for EVs

(Newser) - The first discontinuation of the Chevy Malibu took place in 1983, after nearly 20 years in production. The iconic General Motors sedan was brought back to life in 1997, but now, the company is phasing it out yet again—and this time, it looks like it's for good. "...

Ford Delays New Electric SUV, Pickup as EV Sales Stall

Hybrid sales, on the other hand, rose by one-third last quarter

(Newser) - With US electric vehicle sales starting to slow, Ford Motor Co. said it will delay rolling out new electric pickup trucks and a new large electric SUV as it adds gas-electric hybrids to its model lineup. The Dearborn, Michigan, company said Thursday that a much ballyhooed new electric pickup to...

Ford Recalling 1.9M Explorers
Ford Recalling 1.9M Explorers

Ford Recalling 1.9M Explorers

2011-2019 SUVs have trim piece that can fly off

(Newser) - Ford is recalling nearly 1.9 million Explorer SUVs in the US because a trim piece can fly off and create a hazard for other drivers. As the AP reports, the recall covers Explorers from the 2011 through 2019 model years. Documents posted Wednesday by the US National Highway Traffic...

Strike a 'Victory for Autoworkers,' Not Necessarily for Consumers

Car prices could jump more than $1K to pay for new labor costs, one auto expert says

(Newser) - General Motors, the final holdout in the United Auto Workers strike, finally caved this week, reaching a tentative agreement with workers that would bring to an end six weeks of strikes that targeted GM, Ford, and Stellantis—the so-called Big Three of Detroit. Details for all of the automakers' agreements...

Auto Workers Say OK to a Potential Strike

UAW is currently in contract talks with Ford, Stellantis, and GM

(Newser) - Auto workers are voting overwhelmingly to give union leaders the authority to call strikes against Detroit car companies if a contract agreement isn't reached. The United Auto Workers union said Friday that results are still being tallied, but so far 97% have voted in favor of authorizing one or...

Ford Cuts Price of Its Electric Truck by $10K

Move comes days after Tesla rolled out its electric Cybertruck

(Newser) - The sticker price on Ford's F-150 Lightning electric pickup is being lowered by thousands of dollars thanks to increased plant capacity, falling costs for battery raw materials, and perhaps some competition from Tesla. Ford Motor Co. said Monday that final upgrades at its Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Michigan...

Drive This Ford SUV? Ford Wants You to Park It Outside

Recall cites short circuit in Lincoln MKC that can cause vehicle to catch fire, even when engine is off

(Newser) - Ford is telling owners of more than 140,000 SUVs in the US to park them outside because they can catch fire even when the engines are turned off. The company is recalling certain Lincoln MKC SUVs from the 2015 to 2019 model years, per the AP . Ford says a...

Ford Announces 3K Layoffs
Ford Announces 3K Layoffs

Ford Announces 3K Layoffs

Company trims white-collar jobs as part of transition to electric vehicles

(Newser) - Ford Motor Co. is cutting about 3,000 white-collar jobs as it attempts to lower costs and make the transition from internal combustion to electric vehicles, per the AP . Leaders of the automaker made the announcement Monday in a companywide email, saying that 2,000 full-time salaried workers would be...

Ford Jacks the Price on F-150 Lightning

Company will honor MSRP on existing orders, but new customers will pay a lot more

(Newser) - Ford CEO Jim Farley already staked his company’s future on the success of the all-electric F-150 Lightning. Per CNBC, the vehicle generated so much excitement that Ford was forced to cap preorders at 200,000 in January, five months before the first Lightning rolled off an assembly line. So...

What Reviewers Think of Ford's Electric Truck
What Reviewers Think
of Ford's Electric Truck
auto reviews

What Reviewers Think of Ford's Electric Truck

In short, they are very impressed with the Lightning

(Newser) - Automotive journalists got to take the new Ford F-150 electric pickup for a spin, and the reviews are downright glowing. Gas-powered F-series trucks have long been the best-selling vehicles in America, and the electric Lightning may continue the trend if the reviews are any indication. The truck, now in production,...

New Ford Ad Doesn't Mention Musk, but It Doesn't Have To

Spot mocks loudmouths who want to 'fly away on their personal spaceships'

(Newser) - Ford is out with a new TV spot that Advertising Age says "appears to be a subtle shot" at Elon Musk in the auto wars. That might be understating things. While the ad does not mention Musk by name, the implication is clear and full of snark. “Right...

Ford's CEO Stakes Company Future on F-150 Lightning

The whole industry is transforming itself, but Tesla still dominates

(Newser) - The all-electric F-150 “Lightning” weighs 3 tons and does 0 to 60 in 4 seconds. If you’re Ford CEO Jim Farley, you know that because you have access to a test track, where you can catch air and hit 99mph in the home stretch just for fun. Like...

Ford Is Breaking Up
Ford Is Breaking Up

Ford Is Breaking Up

CEO says restructuring will help company beat the competition in electric vehicles

(Newser) - Ford will split its electric vehicle and internal combustion operations into two distinct but strategically interdependent businesses as part of a major restructuring to accelerate its adaptation of new technology, the Detroit automaker said Wednesday, adding its transformation into an EV company is accelerating. Ford Model e—to be led...

Apple Car Project Posts a Loss: Ford Hires the Boss
Rival Hires Away
Apple's Car Boss

Rival Hires Away Apple's Car Boss

Doug Field will lead Ford's technology efforts

(Newser) - Apple has been working on a car project since 2014, but little is publicly known about its progress; the company hasn't acknowledged its existence. However it's doing, Project Titan appears to have been slowed now that Ford has hired the project's top executive, the Guardian reports. Doug...

After George Floyd Death, a Big Ask by Ford Workers

Employee letter wants company to stop making police vehicles; that doesn't look likely

(Newser) - Ford Motor Co. makes about two-thirds of America's police vehicles , so a recent ask by some of the automaker's workers in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd, racism, and police brutality is a significant one: They want the company to consider not making and...

Ford Asks Trump to Wear Mask for Michigan Plant Trip

He says he'll think about it

(Newser) - President Trump has been told to wear a face mask when he visits a Ford factory in Michigan Thursday—but it's not clear whether he plans to comply with the directive. The president has eschewed masks during public appearances, including a visit to a mask factory in Arizona, and...

Ford Sold 2 Models Knowing They Shifted to Neutral on Road

Focus, Fiesta accelerated into intersections, documents show

(Newser) - Ford launched and kept selling its Focus and Fiesta models, insisting they were safe even when their transmissions would slip into neutral on their own on the highway, an investigation has found—or make the car accelerate on its own into traffic. As long as everything else worked, drivers should...

New $110K Lincoln With 'Suicide Doors' Sold Out in 2 Days

Only 80 people got their hands on the new model

(Newser) - The most expensive Lincoln model sold thus far is on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week—and if you're not one of the dozens of people who've already nabbed one of the $110,000 luxury cars, you're out of luck. Per...

Ford Debuts Pickup Truck That Will Cost You $94K

Yes, we said $94K

(Newser) - In a move that's being called " outrageous " and " luxury on steroids ," Ford has debuted a new pickup truck ... that costs $94,445. To be fair, you don't have to spend nearly $100,000 to get your hands on a 2018 F-450 Super Duty Limited...

Ford to Slash Up to 10% of Workforce: Report
Ford to Slash Up
to 20K Jobs: Report

Ford to Slash Up to 20K Jobs: Report

Company aims to become 'as lean and efficient as possible'

(Newser) - Ford is expected to lay off a large chunk of its workforce as part of a plan to cut costs by $3 billion, various media outlets are reporting. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that the cuts, which could be revealed as early as this week, will affect 10% of...

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