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Ford Sold 2 Models Knowing They Shifted to Neutral on Road

Focus, Fiesta accelerated into intersections, documents show

(Newser) - Ford launched and kept selling its Focus and Fiesta models, insisting they were safe even when their transmissions would slip into neutral on their own on the highway, an investigation has found—or make the car accelerate on its own into traffic. As long as everything else worked, drivers should... More »

Ford: Trump Is Wrong About Impact of Tariffs

'This car can now be BUILT IN THE USA,' he said

(Newser) - Ford says it isn't going to shift production of the Focus Active from China to the US, despite President Trump's thoughts on the matter. Trump boasted in a tweet Sunday that new tariffs on Chinese imports had forced the automaker to abandon plans to sell the Chinese-made Focus... 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 »

World's Best-Selling Car Is ...

Ford Focus, again

(Newser) - Ford Focus has defended its title as the best-selling car in the world, reports USA Today . The Toyota Corolla finished second, though Toyota is pushing for a recount by RL Polk, arguing that Corolla derivatives such as the Scion xB should be included and thus give its car the No.... More »

Ford Dumping Car CD Players

New Focus models will offer digital options instead

(Newser) - Consumers have already started ditching CDs for digital music , and now the auto industry may be catching up. Ford is planning to scrap CD players in its new models, the Daily Mail reports. In the newest Focus model, a USB plug will allow drivers to use their digital music players.... More »

6 US Cars Worth Buying

(Newser) - Now that American automakers have turned it around, you’re planning to buy an American car, right? No? Well, you should be, writes Jim Montavalli of Money Watch, and he’s got six cars worth snapping up.
  • Ford Fusion: A fun-to-drive mid-size sedan that’s getting gushing reviews—Consumer Reports
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Cars Replacing Clunkers Are Mostly Japanese

(Newser) - The "cash for clunkers" program might be a boon for car dealers, but for American automakers the news isn't so good—four of the five top-selling cars in the program are Japanese. While the Ford Focus is the No. 1 seller, Toyota and Honda occupy the next four spots.... More »

Cars Get Gadgety Makeovers

Vegas electronics show will preview next wave of tech upgrades

(Newser) - Cars could be the next must-have gadget, the Wall Street Journal reports, with Ford making Microsoft's Sync system standard issue on many models just a sign of things to come. Bringing the comforts of the digital age to the road will be a major theme of this year’s Consumer... More »

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