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A string of drug busts in Minnesota involving marijuana being smuggled across the border in brand new Ford Fusions has triggered an ongoing investigation. It is believed that the cartel of former drug lord “El Chapo” is involved.
The North American Free Trade Agreement is one of the United States’ most critical trade deals for the car business and other industries, but it’s also one that candidate Donald Trump lambasted as “the worst deal ever” on the campaign trail. He’s president now, apparently. So is America in or is it out of NAFTA? The…
Welcome to the weird world where the race cars are quiet, a post-Dieselgate Audi still has a factory racing effort, and Faraday Future’s name is actually on a real-life, complete working car that exists. I’m off to Formula E to see if the so-called electric future of racing is one worth getting excited about.
Green-and-white Volkswagen Beetles are no longer a familiar sight on Mexico City’s roads, and very soon, the Nissan Tsuru—the Mexican-market, early 1990s Sentra that has survived into the age of Twitter fights and organic bacon boutiques because of its cheapness and practicality—will be gone as well. It’s just not…
The presidential administration of Donald Trump came up with a brilliant idea to pay for the Mexican border wall yesterday. Instead of having Mexicans pay for the wall, he’d have Americans pay for the wall, through a 20 percent border tax on imported goods. And wouldn’t you know it, a lot of cars are imported from…
In what will likely be touted as the biggest win yet for President-elect Donald Trump’s America-first economic plans, Ford CEO Mark Fields announced this morning that his company will cancel a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico and instead invest $700 million in Michigan to create 700 new U.S. jobs, according to news…
If you’ve got millions of dollars stashed away in cardboard boxes loaded into the trunk of your, um, Volkswagen Passat, you probably shouldn’t be speeding.
Ford has come a long way in defending itself from targeted attacks and threats by President-elect Donald Trump, and CEO Mark Fields is now taking his company’s position as the top automotive manufacturer in America to lay down some ground rules.
Barely a week after his election and two months from even taking office, President-elect Donald J. Trump is already making America great again by keeping American jobs in America. You know it’s true because he told us so on Twitter! There tonight, Trump bragged of negotiating with Ford to keep a Lincoln plant from…
Over the course of his candidacy, President-elect Donald Trump has scorned automakers—particularly Ford— who “send jobs elsewhere” by building plants outside of the U.S. Now that Trump will be the next president, the industry is concerned about its copious investments outside of the U.S.
When I was in Mexico I would only flag down Nissan Tsuru taxi cabs. I couldn’t speak the language, but I felt a bond with the driver that chose such a pure and simple car. Nissan will soon cease production of the Tsuru, aka the Sentra from the early 1990s, due to growing criticism about its safety.
Donald Trump regularly says dumb shit about Mexico and the people of Mexico and American corporations working in Mexico, most prominently Ford. Well, Ford met with Trump and totally bent to what the dingus hair man said.
For once, Donald Trump’s public rambling and nonsense has led to a good thing: a chairman for Ford’s union confirming production of the revived Ranger and Bronco, which will move into the manufacturer’s Michigan factory when its small-car production goes to Mexico.
Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump continued to voice his concern and disdain for Ford’s movement of its small car production from the United States to Mexico shortly into Monday night’s debate. The automaker took to Twitter to defend itself.