I have to admit that I’d never given much thought about driving Ford Mustangs. Or any American muscle car in general. They’re not my typical go-to, but as I’ve just had one for a weekend, I must say that I think I need to go back and reassess some stuff. In short, I really liked it.
Ford, as expected, launched a charm initiative this week to win over the Detroit City Council and secure a $100 million tax break from the city to support its rehab of a train station near downtown. The facility, Michigan Central Station, has been shuttered for decades, and Ford wants to transform it into a hub for…
Ford and General Motors are losing ground in China, Volvo braces for the hurricane headed for the Carolinas, Tesla’s biggest boosters are beginning to sour on Elon Musk’s shenanigans and more on The Morning Shift for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.
The Chevrolet Camaro has fallen from glory. After a five year reign over its U.S. sports car kingdom, the Camaro has been quickly usurped by the Ford Mustang—and then by the aging Dodge Challenger. Sales are decreasing by drastic amounts, and it doesn’t look like there’s going to be change in the near future.
In another stunning display of a fundamental misunderstanding of how the automotive industry works, President Donald Trump posted a tweet earlier on Sunday morning lauding a CNBC report that stated Ford’s intent to nix a plan to sell the Chinese-made Focus Active in the U.S.
Ford teased out an image Thursday of its upcoming “Mustang-inspired” electric SUV tentatively dubbed the Mach 1. And the ambiguity of it all—inspired... how?—plus the extremely poorly received news that Ford’s dumping all its sedans and small cars for SUVs underscores the reality that this transition from old rigid…
The small-car era at Ford really is over, NAFTA talks never will be, and Aston Martin needs more women in leadership positions. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018.
The new Lincoln Continental debuted to a ton of fanfare, only to be immediately and brutally met with a market moving swiftly away from sedans to SUVs. So rumors about the demise of the Lincoln Continental started circling a few months ago, but now it appears that they are coming closer to fruition.
Ford is still undergoing a massive shift, Volkswagen still can’t get its pollution under control, and the Chinese automotive industry is a mess. This is The Morning Shift.
Back in April, Ford announced that it was phasing out all small cars except the Ford Mustang and the Ford Focus Active in North America. Except now it looks like the Mustang may be on its own, as The Blue Oval brand will not bring the Focus Active stateside due to new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.
Rumors have been swirling regarding the specs of the 2020 Ford Mustang GT500, which should have over 700 horsepower. More than even that, recent reports have shown that it is likely to be equipped with a dual-clutch automatic transmission. Now we’ve learned that this DCT transmission might be the only option with no…
Ford’s credit rating tumbles, Hyundai’s not selling enough cars in China, and Elon Musk may be facing a lawsuit soon—this and more on The Morning Shift for Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018.
By 2020, automakers will be required to ensure their hybrid and all-electric vehicles emit some noise when cruising under 19 miles per hour, but Ford is hoping to get an exemption to the rule for the police cruises it makes, according to The Verge.
After multiple ownerships and half a year of legal battles over who or what company should rightfully own it, the 2017 Ford GT first bought by pro wrestler John Cena went to auction over the weekend in Monterey, California. It sold for $1.435 million, or nearly $1 million more than Cena originally paid for it.
Volkswagen was apparently the automaker that wanted in on Tesla, questions arise about Elon Musk, we all died years ago and actually live in hell now, and more on The Morning Shift for Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.
Sadly, the new Ford GT seems to be more known for resale drama than its performance in motorsports and on the street. Here’s one way to win hearts and minds: add the famous Gulf livery. I don’t think it’s looked better than this to date.
Without a doubt, the best part of Forza Horizon games is crashing around off-road in a bigass truck. You earn points, it’s fun and it’s easily the fastest way around the map. And now that we’ve just learned that the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor is going to be in Forza Horizon 4, I have only one question: Is there any point…
We know that a mighty 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is in the pipeline, but details on just how ravenous it will be remain unconfirmed. Today, an allegedly leaked spec sheet was posted to a Mustang forum and gave us some viable numbers: 5.2-liter supercharged V8, 720 HP, 650 lb-ft of torque.
I suppose this, uh, is the new car face that we’ll all have to learn to recognize in our review mirrors. It looks very goofy and not menacing. But get familiar with it, because you’re looking at the new 2020 Ford Explorer.