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Pickup Trucks: Some history highlights

The first motorized truck was German, GMC is older than Chevrolet, and Toyota built a truck before it was even officially an automaker. Find out more in my pickup truck history -- with video! -- at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Ram, Gm, Autos, Toyota, Dodge, Trucks, Chevrolet, Nissan, Gmc, Jil McIntosh, Four-Wheel Drive, Automotive History, Commercial Vehicles, Auto Trivia

Ford’s Mexican Engine Pipeline Running at Half Speed; Automaker Warns of Plant Shutdowns

Ford cautioned that some of its American assembly plants could be put on ice as early as next week, as shortages persist at a Mexican plant still not running at full capacity. The potential engine shortages stemming from coronavirus fears at Ford’s Chihuahua Engine Plant and in the surrounding countryside would stymie production of key […] The post Ford’s Mexican Engine Pipeline Running at Half Speed; Automaker Warns of Plant Shutdowns appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Ford, Autos, Ford Escape, Ford Super Duty, News Blog, Chihuahua Engine Plant, Coronavirus, Chihuahua Engine, Production Shutdowns

Rivian raises $2.5 billion as it pushes to bring its electric RT1 pickup, R1S SUV to market

Rivian, the electric vehicle company aiming to become the first to bring an EV pickup truck to market, has raised $2.5 billion in a round led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. New investors Soros Fund Management LLC, Coatue, Fidelity Management and Research Company and Baron Capital Group also participated. Existing shareholders Amazon and funds managed by BlackRock also joined the round. No new board seats have been added. This is by far the largest round Rivian ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Blackrock, Cox Automotive, T Rowe Price Associates Inc, Rivian, Scaringe, R J Scaringe, Baron Capital Group, Amazon Ford Motor Company, Normal Indiana

Elon Musk brags Tesla has ‘figured out’ Level 5 autonomous driving — it hasn’t

In a pre-recorded message to attendees of World AI Conference in Shanghai, Tesla’s flamboyant CEO Elon Musk bragged that the company has pretty much figured out self-driving. The company is “very close” to having a fully autonomous, no-driver required vehicle. According to a Bloomberg report, Musk claimed that the company has resolved many of the fundamental challenges associated with building a Level 5 self-driving vehicle: I’m confident that we will have the basic functionality of L5 autonomou...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Cars, US, Tesla, Bloomberg, Ford, Self-driving, Musk, Shift, Shanghai Tesla

Ford workers want to stop making US police cars, CEO dismisses idea

A diverse group of employees at Ford in the United States have come together in support of the Black Lives Matter movement to demand the company stop supplying the nation’s police with vehicles. According to Jalopnik, a group of Black and white employees penned a letter to the company’s CEO, Jim Hackett, and chairman, Bill Ford, to broach the topic of Ford‘s involvement in police violence that both spurred on and occurred during BLM protests. [Read: Uber to launch London boat taxis — but its ope...
Tags: Startups, London, Cars, US, World, United States, Ford, Bill Ford, Black Lives Matter, Jalopnik, Shift, Jim Hackett

Ford’s Bronco relaunch demonstrates the power of nostalgia

Ford is finally taking the wraps off the reborn Bronco next week. Literally. The company has teased the vehicle for months, showing a camouflaged SUV bouncing through rocky streams and charging over dusty hills. This week, the wraps come off and the sheet metal will finally be exposed. The launch of the Bronco looks to be a masterclass in nostalgia. For the last few weeks, Ford has been feeding journalists with media assets — pictures, staged interviews and upcoming advertisements. I’ve yet to s...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Brand Marketing, Automotive, Ford Mustang, Ford, Nintendo, Mustang, Bronco, Market Analysis, Extra Crunch, Growth and Monetization, International Harvester Scout Ford

Ford's new Bronco: Off-road education will be standard equipment

Full news on the new Bronco is yet to come, but Ford has sent out some more teasers, including the news that with the purchase of any Bronco or with the Badlands trim of the Bronco Sport, you'll get an off-road driving experience thrown in (once you get yourself there, of course). Find out more, and check out some Bronco history, in my story at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Off-road Driving, Bronco, Jil McIntosh, Four-Wheel Drive, Bronco Sport

Bronco Family: Two’s Not Enough?

Like its Mustang stable mate, Ford’s returning Bronco finds itself with a brood. The Bronco is now a brand, comprised of the namesake, body-on-frame off-roader and the tag-along Bronco Sport — a retro-styled model based on the unibody Ford Escape. That’s apparently just the start of it. Ford isn’t shy when it comes to discussing the […] The post Bronco Family: Two’s Not Enough? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Heritage, Ford, Autos, Branding, Ford Bronco, Bronco, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Bronco Sport, Ford Bronco Sport

America's Ford Ranger Raptor Will Get A Turbocharged Petrol V6

No weedy diesel inline-four in the US-spec Ranger Raptor - it'll be getting a meatier 2.7-litre V6, while Australia-destined vehicles with an optional V6 diesel
Tags: Australia, US, America, Ford, Autos

Adventures in Marketing: Ford Bronco Goes Into the Wild

A 1970 Dodge ad campaign once said of the viewer, “If you can cope with a whole new image, you could be Dodge material.” Well, today — a week out from what this writer has dubbed B-Day — Ford is appealing to those wild at heart to leave their old lifestyles, and the pavement, in […] The post Adventures in Marketing: Ford Bronco Goes Into the Wild appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Advertising, Marketing, Ford, Autos, Dodge, SUVs, Ford Bronco, Bronco, News Blog, Product Planning, Off-roading, Future Models, Adventures In Marketing

Mansory Has Modified The Ford GT And There's A Lot Going On

The 'Le Mansory' takes the already attention-grabbing GT and turns into something predictably decisive
Tags: Ford, Autos

Velodyne becomes latest tech company to go public using a SPAC, eschewing the traditional IPO path

Velodyne Lidar, the leading supplier of a sensor widely considered critical to the commercial deployment of autonomous vehicles, said Thursday it has struck a deal to merge with special-purpose acquisition company Graf Industrial Corp., with a market value of $1.8 billion. The company said it was able to raise $150 million in private investment in public equity, or PIPE, from new institutional investors as well as existing shareholders of Graf Industrial. Through the transaction, Velodyne will h...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Baidu, Nasdaq, Lidar, Hall, Kfc, Nyse, David Hall, SPAC, Nikon Corp, Vella

Ford taps Disney Media Works to mark the return of the Bronco SUV

Ford is teaming up with Disney Media Networks to mark the return of its iconic Bronco SUV through a series of short films that will be broadcast across a number of cable and digital properties including ABC, ESPN, National Geographic and Hulu. The strategy — prompted by COVID-19 shutdowns — is a departure for Ford, which has traditionally revealed new vehicles at auto shows or other in-person media events. More than three years ago, Ford announced it was bringing back the Bronco after years o...
Tags: Transportation, Instagram, Abc, Disney, America, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Espn, Hulu, Ford Bronco, Chin, Detroit Ford, Kip Moore, Bronco, YouTube FaceBook Instagram

Rare Rides: The Beloved Ford Bronco II, From 1988

The Bronco II was a compact SUV marketed on the long-term brand recognition of the Bronco. But only a few years into its production run, the Bronco II had established an infamous reputation all its own — and eventually proved one of the most costly models Ford ever created. The Bronco II was an all-new […] The post Rare Rides: The Beloved Ford Bronco II, From 1988 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, bronco II

Adventures in Marketing: Looks Like B-Day Is Actually a Thing

Ford’s not calling it that, but the marketing push surrounding the debut of the new-generation Bronco on July 13th is looking a lot like a joke your author has tossed about the past few weeks. The sheer amount of prime-time programming space purchased on the Disney Media Network’s ABC, ESPN, and National Geographic channels — […] The post Adventures in Marketing: Looks Like B-Day Is Actually a Thing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Advertising, Marketing, Ford, Autos, National Geographic, Ford Bronco, Bronco, ABC ESPN, News Blog, Product Planning, Adventures In Marketing, Disney Media Network

2022 VW Tiguan Sports New Look & Upgraded Tech Features

2022 VW Tiguan heads to the United States in the fall of 2021.Styling features include a change in VW’s logo on the vehicle.New Travel Assist feature helps control steering and braking. Volkswagen refreshes their Tiguan, prepping it for both the European and U.S. markets. Available first in Europe as a 2021 model, it will take some time to get to us here in America. We won’t see the new Tiguan until the fall of 2021 when it will actually be a 2022 model.  We’ll walk you through the 2021 m...
Tags: Europe, America, United States, Vw, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, Cadillac, Vw Tiguan, TSI, Volkswagen of America Inc, Car News, Budak, Digital Cockpit, Emily Pruitt, Digital Cockpit VW

End of the Line, Again, for the Lincoln Continental

For the third and perhaps last time, Lincoln will cease production of the Continental. The discontinuation of the slow-selling sedan at the end of 2020 was confirmed late Wednesday by Automotive News and quickly backed up by a statement from Lincoln, though the news was something we’ve expected for quite some time. It was foretold […] The post End of the Line, Again, for the Lincoln Continental appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: History, Production, Heritage, Ford, Autos, Lincoln, Continental, Lincoln Continental, Automotive News, News Blog, Discontinuation

Tesla blows past Toyota to become most valuable automaker in the world

In 10 years, Tesla has gone from public market newbie to the most valuable automaker in the world by market value. The electric automaker had long since passed the valuations of Ford and GM and in January became the most valuable U.S. automaker ever when its market cap hit $81.39 billion. Still, a few automakers remained ahead of Tesla. Until today. Tesla shares popped Wednesday after the market opened, rising nearly 4% to $1,129.18 — hitting a new 52-week high. The company’s market capitaliz...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Gm, Toyota, FactSet, Tesla Until

From Canada, With Displacement: Ford’s Largest Gas V8 Arrives As a Crate Engine

North of the border, Wednesday dawned on a country celebrating a significantly less festive, no-touch national holiday. No fireworks and crowds on this COVID-y Canada Day, just locals lighting them off from the roofs of walk-ups in your author’s humble neighborhood. The “crowd” outside the Burger King hasn’t grown or shrunk in size (and remains […] The post From Canada, With Displacement: Ford’s Largest Gas V8 Arrives As a Crate Engine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Canada, Ford, Autos, Engines, News Blog, Crate Engines

Some Canadian cars for Canada Day

Virtually all of the vehicles made in Canada right now are American or Japanese brands, but over the years, there have been various ones made or sold only in Canada -- such as Bricklin, Beaumont, and even the Ford GT. Find out more in my story at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Canada, Classic Cars, Ford, Autos, Canada Day, Jil McIntosh, Old cars, Antique Cars, Bricklin Beaumont

2021 Ford F-150: Here are some of the features

An on-board generator, a workbench tailgate, and a hybrid powertrain...these are just some of the items Ford's offering on the upcoming new F-150. Find out more about them in my story at [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh

Ford Ranger Packages Aim for Off-Roadability, but There’s Power to Be Had, Too

If you’re in the market for a midsize pickup and possess an irresistible urge to tackle the worst terrain you can find, chances are the most rugged variants of Chevy’s Colorado and Toyota’s Tacoma top your list of maybes. Ford would like a word. The Ranger didn’t enter the segment with the brawniest hardware in […] The post Ford Ranger Packages Aim for Off-Roadability, but There’s Power to Be Had, Too appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Accessories, Colorado, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Chevy, Trucks, Engines, Ranger, Tacoma, Off-road, Ford Performance, Ford Ranger, News Blog, Midsize Pickups, Equipment Packages

QOTD: Nowhere to Hide?

Like the server who came to your table that one time, Ford’s 2021 F-150 boasts many appealing attributes — so many, in fact, it may have you thinking about ditching your current ride for a new one. Evolutionary on the outside and innovative within, the next-gen pickup offers owners ample space for both sleeping and […] The post QOTD: Nowhere to Hide? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Qotd, Question of the Day

Ford Performance Introduces 3 New Ranger Off-Road Packages & Here’s What’s Included

The Ranger off-road packages were put together by Ford Performance.FOX monotube shocks and Rigid LED light bars are among the upgrades.Packages are dealer-installed and available for both 2019 and 2020 trucks. Ford Performance is offering three new off-road packages to enhance the Ranger’s off-pavement chops. Between the three dealer-installed packages (which Ford calls “levels”), buyers will find things like BFGoodrich tires, FOX shocks, leveling and light bar kits, and painted tow hooks. F...
Tags: Fox, Ford, Autos, Ford Performance, BFGoodrich, Car News, Ford Motor Company Original, Emily Pruitt, Ford Performance FOX, Ford Performance The Ranger

Ford's 7.3 Pushrod 'Godzilla' V8 Can Now Be Bought As A Crate Engine

The 7.3-litre V8 created for Ford's F-250 Super Duty has been made available in crate form for the first time
Tags: Ford, Autos

In Review: 2020 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

It has three rows of seats and a fair number of features in the upper trim level, and while it's definitely not a direct competition to a minivan, the Ford Transit Connect Wagon might be an option for some. Find out more in my review at [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader, Ford Transit Connect Wagon

Ford to Honda: Hey, Wait Up!

On the same day that it encouraged fans to follow it on Instagram for sexy Bronco teasing, Ford Motor Company announced it will pull advertising from all social media platforms for a period of 30 days. As you read here roughly nine minutes ago, Ford’s move comes after Honda did exactly the same. The automakers, […] The post Ford to Honda: Hey, Wait Up! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Ford, Autos, Honda, Ford Motor Company, News Blog

The Station: Amazoox, TuSimple seeks $250M and the next e-scooter battleground

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. Remember please reach out and email me at [email protected] to share thoughts, ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Elon Musk, UK, California, Oregon, Saudi Arabia, China, New York City, Tech, Information, Tesla, Ars Technica

2021 Ford F-150 Engines: This New Chart Has All The Important Specs

When the 2021 Ford F-150 hits the market this fall, six engines will be available, including a full hybrid option. The engine lineup includes some familiar favorites by now for the F-150, like the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and the 5.0-liter V8. New for 2021, however, is the 3.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6.  Although horsepower and fuel economy figures are forthcoming, Ford says the PowerBoost hybrid has a 12,000 lbs. max towing capacity (when properly equipped) and a range of 700 miles on a f...
Tags: Displacement, Canada, Ford, Autos, Port, Ford Motor Company, FFV, Car News, Max Recline Seat, Ti VCT, Power Stroke V6

2021 Ford F-150: Fresh From The Oven With New Tech & Full Hybrid Option

The 2021 Ford F-150 is perhaps the most important new vehicle to debut in 2020. And from some angles, the new truck looks erringly similar to the outgoing model, which is not exactly a bad thing. True to form, the F-150 is still competing with Ram and GM for class-leading capability and bragging rights. Ford is hoping to edge out the competition with a host of new and innovative features for the 2021 F-150. “We see it as our duty to deliver not just what our customers want and need, but what ...
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