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World's Most Famous Ford Bronco Can Be Yours

Owner of SUV in OJ chase reportedly willing to sell, but he wants close to $1M

(Newser) - The decision by the Nevada Parole Board to release OJ Simpson might also be good news for his former sports agent, reports TMZ . That's because the hearing has renewed interest in the other Simpson criminal case, and Mike Gilbert just happens to own the Ford Bronco that led police... More »

5 Most Stolen Cars in America

It's the Honda Accord—though thieves prefer older models overall, not newer ones

(Newser) - Hide that Honda Accord under lock and key, because it was the most stolen car in America last year, reports 24/7 Wall St. , which details the National Insurance Crime Bureau's annual "Hot Wheels Report" of the country's most swiped vehicles. There were 50,427 Accords stolen in... More »

Ford's New CEO: Guy Who Helped Turn Around Michigan Football

Mark Fields is out, Jim Hackett is in

(Newser) - Mark Fields' tenure as Ford Motor CEO is coming to an end after just three years, during which the company's shares plunged 40%. The New York Times details various bumps in his road: recent safety recalls, the discarded plan to build a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico, Q1... More »

Ford to Slash Up to 20K Jobs: Report

Company aims to become 'as lean and efficient as possible'

(Newser) - Ford is expected to lay off a large chunk of its workforce as part of a plan to cut costs by $3 billion, various media outlets are reporting. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that the cuts, which could be revealed as early as this week, will affect 10% of... More »

Tesla Is Now the Most Valuable US Automaker

Investors aren't put off by lack of profits

(Newser) - Tesla sent a jolt through the auto industry Monday by becoming the most valuable American automaker, overtaking General Motors, which sold more than 100 times as many cars last year. GM also made a profit of around $9 billion in 2016, while Tesla—which has had only two profitable quarters... More »

Elon Musk Snarks on Twitter Over Tesla Record

Company just surpassed Ford, now right behind GM with $47.8B valuation

(Newser) - The casual observer checking out Elon Musk's Twitter feed Monday may not have sensed the shade he was throwing with his one short tweet proclaiming, "Stormy weather in Shortville…," but the Tesla CEO was actually crowing a bit at some news about his company's stock, as... More »

Ford Recalls 53K Trucks Over Rolling Issue

F-250s can roll away even when parked

(Newser) - Ford is recalling 53,000 2017 F-250 trucks because they can roll away even when they are parked due to a manufacturing error, reports the AP . Ford says drivers should use the parking brake to make sure that parked cars don't move. Dealers will also replace the defective part... More »

Ford Makes Major Investment in Self-Driving Cars

It spends $1B on start-up by Google, Uber alumni

(Newser) - Ford has made another big bet on the future of self-driving cars, investing $1 billion in previously unknown startup Argo AI. "The next decade will be defined by the automation of the automobile," Ford CEO Mark Fields said in a statement, per Ars Technica , predicting that self-driving technology... More »

Behold, the Return of the Ford Bronco

The Ranger and Jeep Wagoneer are also coming back in wave of nostalgia

(Newser) - If OJ Simpson ever gets out of prison, he could again find himself tooling slowly down a highway in a white Ford Bronco—a brand new one, reports CNN . Ford announced Monday that it's bringing back the Ranger and Bronco (last made in 1996). "Bronco will be a... More »

Mexican Ford Workers on Canceled Plant: Trump Did This

Dreams dashed for San Luis Potosi; Ford says decision wasn't politically motivated

(Newser) - Word spread quickly between co-workers that Ford Motor Co. had canceled its new $1.6 billion car plant at its 700-acre site in north-central Mexico. "When I saw it... [I thought], 'Well, no, it can't be,'" a security guard who spent the past five months... More »

Ford Mexico Plant Cancellation Not Quite What It Seems

Small-car production is still heading south

(Newser) - Ford may have found a successful strategy for dealing with Donald Trump: letting him take credit for stuff it was going to do anyway. The company's announcement Tuesday that it's canceling a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico was seen as a big victory for the president-elect, but... More »

Ford Kills $1.6B Mexico Plant, Cites, but Doesn't Credit, Trump

Will invest $700M in Michigan instead

(Newser) - A slap from GM , a caress from Ford for President-elect Donald Trump: The automaker on Tuesday announced that it will no longer construct what was to be a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico and will instead create 700 new jobs in Michigan by way of a $700 million investment... More »

Ford Moving Production to Mexico Despite Trump Threats

But it says the move won't cost any US jobs

(Newser) - Ford is going ahead with plans to move small-car production from the US to Mexico despite President-elect Trump's recent threats to impose tariffs on companies that move work abroad, the AP reports. CEO Mark Fields said Ford's plan to move production of the Ford Focus from Michigan to... More »

Trump Says He Kept Ford Plant in Kentucky

Company hadn't planned to move whole plant to Mexico

(Newser) - President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday night to announce that Ford Motor Co. won't be moving Lincoln production from Kentucky to Mexico. Trump tweeted that Bill Ford, the company's executive chairman, telephoned him with the news that a Lincoln plant would stay in Louisville. In another tweet... More »

The 5 Best, Worst Car Brands in US

Can Ford thank Matthew McConaughey?

(Newser) - It's not clear whether Matthew McConaughey's commercials have anything to do with swaying customer opinion, but a nationwide survey of nearly 4,000 people regarding 24 major car brands has found that Americans love their Ford Lincolns the most, 24/7 Wall St. reports. An American Customer Satisfaction Index... More »

Ford Is Moving All Small-Car Production Out of the US

Trump slams Mexico move

(Newser) - Ford Motor Co. says it's moving all of its US small-car production to Mexico. Ford CEO Mark Fields confirmed the long-expected move Wednesday during an event for investors and Wall Street analysts, the AP reports. Ford already makes its Fiesta subcompact in Mexico, but its Focus and C-MAX small... More »

Coming in 2021: a Ford Without Pedals

Fully autonomous vehicle will be used for ride-sharing

(Newser) - A car without pedals or even a steering wheel? The curious and the brave need wait only five years, apparently. Ford announced Tuesday that it will release a fully autonomous vehicle in 2021 that needs no input from the driver. In fact, it needs no driver at all. The car... More »

'She Screamed': Sunbather Run Over by Police Truck

Lindsey Gordon is in stable condition after multiple surgeries

(Newser) - It was just another day at the beach for Louisiana sunbather Lindsey Gordon—until a police officer failed to see the 24-year-old and ran over her in his marked pickup truck on Thursday afternoon, reports AL.com . Grand Isle Police Assistant Chief Norris Esponge is on administrative leave pending a... More »

New Ford Police Car Stops Armor-Piercing Bullets

It's the first to do so in the US, Ford says

(Newser) - Ford will soon offer what it says is the first police car in the US with protection against bullets that can pierce armor. The doors on its new Police Interceptors are the first to meet federal government standards from "armor-piercing .30-caliber rifle rounds," Business Insider reports. Ford says... More »

Ford Resurrects Its Iconic Lincoln Continental

Concept car debuting at this week's New York auto show; on sale next year

(Newser) - Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. John F. Kennedy was riding in one on that fateful day in Dallas. Then the name vanished amid an invasion of foreign luxury cars. Now, thirteen years after the last Lincoln Continental rolled off the assembly line, Ford Motor Co. is resurrecting... More »

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