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Fighting Talk: Harley design boss Brad Richards

Harley-Davidson is under a microscope right now: its every move is dissected, examined and critiqued. And there have been plenty of moves lately. They’ve killed the Dyna while relaunching the Softail. They’ve announced a barrage of new models, including the Livewire. But although revenue is holding up at the moment, sales figures have been declining for several years—and were down 10% in 2018. It’s a challenging time for the Motor Company. So I sat down in Milwaukee with Harley’s VP of Styl...
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Millions Thank Ford for Its Help During a Trying Time

I’m not sure what the kids say these days, but Ford’s troll game was on-point Thursday night. As legions of fans and detractors took to their computers to watch the unveiling of Tesla’s upcoming Model Y crossover … at 11 p.m. Eastern time … Ford Motor Company figured it would help people pass the time […] The post Millions Thank Ford for Its Help During a Trying Time appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, Hybrids, Ford Motor Company, News Blog, Future Vehicles

2020 Ford Super Duty: An In-Depth Look At Dearborn’s Big Slugger

The 2020 Ford Super Duty enters a market with stiff competition from GM and Ram. Ford designs and builds all their heavy-duty engine and transmission combinations in house. The 2020 Super Duty is the most tested truck in Ford’s history, logging an excess of 15 million miles.  Meet the 2020 Ford Super Duty. It’s bigger. It’s badder. And in one striking way, it’s a little familiar. Glancing over the specs, one item will stand out immediately for Ford fans: that is the return of the 7.3. Although...
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Blue Oval Seesaws in February, but Another Good Month for Lincoln

Just how much the polar vortex and a chillier than normal February weighed on U.S. vehicle sales is up for debate, but Ford Motor Company felt the buying public’s cold shoulder last month. Actually, make that just the Ford brand. The Blue Oval division saw a 5.1 percent drop in sales, year over year, last […] The post Blue Oval Seesaws in February, but Another Good Month for Lincoln appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Ford, Autos, Lincoln, Ford Motor Company, Blue Oval, Lincoln Navigator, News Blog

Time to Pull the Plug on the Skye Terrier

The Crufts dog show is just around the corner, so it's not much of a surprise to find a stream of  nonsense coming from the Kennel Club's   public relations department, none of it original or useful.Once again the Kennel Club is peddling the well-worn line that Skye Terriers and several other breeds are " rarer than Giant Pandas ."Complete bullshit.For one, every Panda in the world is counted in that equation, but the Kennel Club is only counting dogs it registers in the U.K., and nowhere els...
Tags: Scotland, Pets, Edinburgh, Crufts, Skye, Ford Motor Company, Bobby, Glenn, Kennel Club, PBurns, Terrierman, Giant Panda, Dandie Dinmont, Dandie, Sussex Spaniel, Greyfriar

Welcome To The Club: Younger Generations Embrace Classic Cars

Recent data shows Gen Xers and millennials are taking more of an interest in classic cars. Muscle cars are the most desirable, with the Camaro, Corvette, and Mustang topping the list. Despite the onset of autonomous vehicles, younger generations still appreciate going for a drive.   “There’s an adage in Detroit,” writes author Tom Glatch in The Art of Mopar. “You can sell an old man a young man’s car but you can never sell a young man an old man’s car.” Glatch describes how Dodge was an old ma...
Tags: New York, United States, Ford Mustang, Magazine, Ford, Autos, Detroit Lions, Gran Turismo, Dodge, Wiley, Detroit, MBUSA, Ford Motor Company, Pontiac, Mercedes Benz, Ford Bronco

Ford Opens Investigation Into Fuel Economy Testing Procedure, Hires Outside Help

Ford Motor Company has reason to believe a problem may exist in how the company calculates vehicle fuel economy and emissions. The automaker has hired an outside firm to help get to the bottom of the issue, which was raised by employees, and has already notified the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board […] The post Ford Opens Investigation Into Fuel Economy Testing Procedure, Hires Outside Help appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Ford, Testing, Autos, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Emissions, Fuel Economy, Ford Motor Company, California Air Resources Board, News Blog, Road Load

As Ford Starts Trimming Down South, a Familiar-looking Truck Will Have to Die

Ford’s attempt at streamlining its global business is already well underway in Europe and the United States, but those regions aren’t the only locales to see cuts. Announced Tuesday, Ford Motor Company will bring the axe down in South America. Brazil, once home to Henry Ford’s utopian rubber town, stands to lose local production of […] The post As Ford Starts Trimming Down South, a Familiar-looking Truck Will Have to Die appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Production, United States, Ford, Brazil, Autos, South America, Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company, South America Brazil, News Blog, Cost-cutting, Discontinuation

Put A Sock In It! New Tech Makes The 2020 Ford Explorer More Quiet

How do you keep a modern SUV as quiet as a church mouse?  Easy: a state-of-the-art laboratory, a few microphones, and a librarian’s touch.   Ford says the 2020 Explorer is the quietest one yet, calling it “Librarian-Approved.” That’s funny, clever, and probably true. It also shows just how far away from their truck-based ancestors modern SUVs are. It also points out what a modern SUV is expected to be: Civilized and Refined. Ford goes so far as to say that today’s SUV buyers are “seeking peace...
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Ford Threatens to Pull Out of the United Kingdom

Ford Motor Company has reportedly informed British Prime Minister Theresa May of its tentative plan to move out of the United Kingdom. The automaker explained the situation to May during a private call with business leaders tasked with assessing how Brexit might impact the economy. Ford said it was already preparing to move its facilities — […] The post Ford Threatens to Pull Out of the United Kingdom appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, Britain, Theresa May, Ford, United Kingdom, Trade, Autos, Brexit, Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Co, May, Business Strategy, News Blog, Trade War Watch

Ford Calls Back 1.48 Million F-150s for Transmission Flaw

Ford Motor Company announced a recall of 1.48 million F-150 pickups Wednesday, the latest callback related to a six-speed automatic transmission that can suddenly crash-dive to first gear.  The models in question are 2011-2013 F-150s. Ford claims the vehicles “may experience an intermittent loss of the transmission output speed sensor signal to the powertrain control module, […] The post Ford Calls Back 1.48 Million F-150s for Transmission Flaw appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Recalls, Ford, Autos, F-150, Ford Motor Company, News Blog, Ford F-150

Ford to invest $1 billion in Chicago-area auto plants, add 500 jobs

Ford Motor Company said Thursday that it would invest $1 billion in its Chicago-area manufacturing operations to expand production of its Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator sport utility vehicles. The announcement, made at the Chicago Auto Show, will add 500 jobs to two manufacturing facilities,...
Tags: Chicago, Ford, Ford Motor Company, Chicago Auto Show, Lincoln Aviator

California Gives Ford’s Argo AI Green Light to Test AVs

Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based firm Ford pumped $1 billion into and handed responsibility for educating its self-driving vehicles, just received a go-ahead for testing in the State of California. The company gained a testing permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday, making its autonomous trials perfectly legal on public roads. Ford’s current trajectory has its […] The post California Gives Ford’s Argo AI Green Light to Test AVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, California, General Motors, Ford, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Pittsburgh, Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Co, Avs, California Department of Motor Vehicles, News Blog, Waymo, Argo AI, Autonomous Testing

“At a Critical Juncture,” Desktop Metal Gets $160M From Koch Fund

Desktop Metal, a metal 3D-printing company, has raised $160 million in a funding round led by the technology arm of Koch Industries, the multinational industrial conglomerate led by billionaire philanthropists and right-leaning political donors Charles and David Koch.With the Series E funding from Koch Disruptive Technologies and other investors, Burlington, MA-based Desktop Metal says it has now raised a total of $438 million in venture capital financing since launching in 2015.Chase Koch, pre...
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PE-backed ATC Drivetrain taps Heald as president and CEO

Oklahoma City-based ATC Drivetrain, a remanufacturer of automotive drivetrain components, has named Greg Heald as president and CEO. Previously, he worked at Key Safety Systems. ATC Drivetrain is a portfolio company of Crestview Partners. PRESS RELEASE OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The ATC Drivetrain Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Greg Heald has joined the company as President and Chief Executive Officer and will also serve as a member of the Board of Directo...
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2020 Mustang Shelby GT500: One Slick Snake

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 debuts at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Capable of mid-three-second zero to 60 times and sub-11-second quarter-mile scores, says Ford. Aerodynamics, downforce, and race-tuning the chassis were among the priorities during development. Ford drove all the way over to Detroit from Dearborn the other day, and decided to show off this: The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. It’s about what you’d expect. Big, mean, capable, lots of bang for your buck, (but s...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Michelin, North Carolina, Detroit, Torino, Ford Motor Company, North American International Auto Show, Henry, Shelby, Ford Performance, Dearborn, Brembo, Miko, Mustang Shelby, Car News

Ford and Volkswagen Announce Alliance; Joint Pickup Project Is a Go

Months of speculation and rumors came to an end in Detroit Tuesday, as auto giants Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group officially announced they will take their relationship to the next level. After signing a Memorandum of Understanding last year, initially to explore joint commercial vehicle production, the two automakers now say their pact will […] The post Ford and Volkswagen Announce Alliance; Joint Pickup Project Is a Go appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Detroit, Ford Motor Company, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Announce Alliance

Ford’s Chariot Program Didn’t Last Very Long

Chariot, Ford’s app-based shuttle service, has announced it will throw in the towel due to the rapidly changing “mobility landscape” of major cities. When the company launched in 2014 with Jim Hackett at the helm, it joined a bundle of “microtransit” firms hoping to undercut brands like Uber while providing a viable alternative to public transportation. […] The post Ford’s Chariot Program Didn’t Last Very Long appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Corporate Strategy, Ford, Autos, Mobility, Chariot, Ford Motor Company, Jim Hackett, Autonomous Technology, Ford Smart Mobility, Shuttles, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Autonomous Future, Fomoco, Chariot Ford

2020 Ford Explorer: History Repeats Itself

The 2020 Ford Explorer arrives as Americans demand more and more SUVS. Ford analyzed consumer feedback and designed the 2020 Explorer accordingly.  New, more powerful engines compliment a host of convenience and safety tech. In March of 1990, minivans broke into a cold sweat when the 1991 Ford Explorer moved into the neighborhood. While the two-door Explorer “Sport” helped the single crowd pursue all things 90s, the four-door became a viable option for families. Contrasting the minivan, the Ex...
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Ford Starts Off the New Year by Pissing Us Off

Are there fits of childlike, fists-clenched glee occurring in the Glass House right now? Quite possibly, and not just because someone brought a scooter into the building. Don’t say we didn’t predict it. Ford, following in the footsteps of rival General Motors, says it plans to switch to quarterly sales reporting in 2019. While this […] The post Ford Starts Off the New Year by Pissing Us Off appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, General Motors, Ford, Autos, Glass House, Ford Motor Company, Don, News Blog, Sales Reporting

Can The Ford Raptor Take On Santa’s Sleigh? You Might Be Surprised

Is the 2019 Ford Raptor more capable than Santa’s sleigh? A comparison chart from provides some insight. The Raptor is as tough as they come but can anything top St. Nick’s sled?  As we speak, Santa is preparing for his yearly journey around the world, stopping at every house along the way. The only evidence of his visit are the missing cookies, empty glass of milk and, of course, a tree surrounded by presents. Kids this year will hide under their covers, pretending they ar...
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WPP’s Dedicated Ford Agency GTB to Lay Off 2% of Global Staff Following Account Loss

GTB, the global network dedicated to serving WPP's single largest client, Ford Motor Company, confirmed today that it will lay off approximately two percent of its total staff around the world. The news comes just over two months after the Detroit-based client named BBDO as its new lead creative agency and Wieden + Kennedy as...
Tags: Advertising, Accounts, Detroit, WPP, Ford Motor Company, BBDO, Wieden Kennedy, Dedicated Ford Agency GTB

Ford Argentina executives sentenced in torture cases

An Argentine court on Tuesday sentenced two former Ford Motor Company executives to prison for helping agents of the country's former dictatorship round up 24 Argentine union workers who were tortured and held in military jails.The... [Author: [email protected]]
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What a Difference a Grille Makes?

Perusing sales data for the month of November, something popped out from the always entertaining Ford Motor Company file. While the company as a whole saw its volume fall 6.9 percent, year over year, last month, Lincoln finished November on a high note — something it hasn’t seen much of this year, Navigator sales notwithstanding. […] The post What a Difference a Grille Makes? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Lincoln, Ford Motor Company

Letter From The UK: Negative Thoughts On The SUV

Are SUVs today nothing more than a rush of plain vanilla? Are they as capable as they claim? Or is it just clever marketing?  DriveWrite Automotive Magazine founder Geoff Maxed with a perspective. Throughout life, this writer has always tried to stay positive and upbeat and take every day as it comes. But these days I find that, now the novelty has worn off, the sight of an SUV brings on those negative waves of boredom, frankly. Let me explain. The Ideology of The SUV The original idea of th...
Tags: Europe, Usa, UK, America, Eu, European Union, Britain, Magazine, Autos, Audi, Brexit, Ford Motor Company, Geoff Maxted, Letter From the U.K, DriveWrite Automotive Magazine, Geoff Maxed

New Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Coming to Detroit in January

Not to be outdone by Toyota’s announcement of an all-wheel drive Prius at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford issued a teaser promoting the most capable variant of one of its own iconic models — the Mustang Shelby GT500. However, the car isn’t coming to LA. According to Ford’s social media accounts and a new […] The post New Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Coming to Detroit in January appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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NREL researchers making carbon fiber from biomass a reality

In Colorado, taking a page from history, National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers successfully produced 50 grams of bio-derived acrylonitrile (CAN). That capped the first phase of a DOE-funded program. The second phase, now underway, calls for the production of 50 kilograms of ACN that will be converted into carbon fiber and tested. The nitrilation process, published in the journal Science near the end of last year, produced a 98% yield of ACN. The yield from the petroleum-based method r...
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In Washington, researchers for a report published by the Urban Air Initiative contend that “technical data that shows the nation has been exposed to decades of flawed test fuels and flawed driving tests, which in turn means flawed emissions results and mileage claims”.  The complete Beyond a Reasonable Doubt series from UAI is available here. Further, EPA emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that, according to a report from Boyden Grey & Associates, the Agency appears to ...
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