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  • Can cheap hybrid get car buyers to go truck?

    Sinking sedan sales prompted Ford in 2018 to focus exclusively on pickups, crossovers and SUVs, as former CEO Jim Hackett stressed a need to invest only in profitable nameplates. The move initially angered customers and perplexed dealers who still sold plenty of Fiesta, Focus, Fusion and Taurus models each year. Zack Nakos, Maverick product marketing…

  • Ford starts shipping Broncos to dealers

    Mark Grueber, a Ford marketing director who was part of an internal group that pushed for the SUV’s return, said the company has roughly 125,000 customer orders for the Bronco. The first shipments will reach dealerships in the coming days, he said. The automaker has been hyping the return of its off-road SUV since publicly…

  • Henry Ford III to leave job at company, remain on board

    A spokesman said his investor relations role is being filled internally. Ford didn’t say in the email where his next job would be. Ford’s roles since joining the company in 2006 have included labor relations, product planning, purchasing, dealer relations and marketing for Ford Performance. He joined the investor relations team in 2020, the same…

  • Lincoln to offer 4 all-electric models by 2030

    Lincoln said it plans to tweak the design of its vehicles moving forward, playing off interior and exterior themes that have won wide praise in recent years. “Our approach is to build on what we already know and refine our strengths even further,” said Kemal Curic, Lincoln’s global design director. That starts with the exterior…

  • Ford recalls 37,221 Transit vans in 6 provinces because mirrors can rust

    Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 37,000 Ford Transit vehicles from the model years 2015-2020 in specific provinces because their exterior mirrors can corrode and malfunction. The automaker says approximately 37,221 vehicles equipped with short-arm, manual-fold, power-adjust outside rearview mirrors in six provinces can corrode at the mirror pivot, potentially loosening or breaking the…

  • Ford Oakville among company’s plants with July downtime due to chip shortage

    Flat Rock Assembly Plant, which builds the Ford Mustang, will be down the weeks of July 12 and 19. Hermosillo Assembly Plant, which builds the Ford Bronco Sport, will run one of two shifts the weeks of July 12 and 19. Kentucky Truck Plant, which builds the Super Duty, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, will…