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The Ranger, rolling off the line at Michigan Assembly.

The new Ford Ranger pickup is being built at one of the carmaker’s most famous factories

Ford has begun rolling pre-production Ranger pickup trucks off the line at its Michigan Assembly plant. Ford has invested $850 million in the factory, which dates to the late 1950s. The new Ford Ranger will be a modern, high-tech midsize pickup.

Trump’s trade war is starting to whack car companies like Ford, Honda, and BMW

President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and Chinese goods are starting to impact the bottom line of major automakers like BMW, Ford and Honda. BMW exports form South Carolina have taken a dip following the China tariffs, while Ford and Honda are losing millions from the steel tariff.
A Ford sedan on the verge of a sinkhole in China in 2014.

Ford’s sales in China collapsed 43% in September amid Trump’s trade war and an economic slowdown

Ford's sales in China dropped by 43% in September compared with the same month in 2017. The drop was attributed to a combination of Ford's restructuring, a slowing Chinese economy, and the growing US-China trade war.
Jim Hackett, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company, speaks at the Ford press preview at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 14, 2018.

Ford to cut salaried jobs as the auto giant undergoes an $11 billion restructuring effort

In a move influenced by a larger company-wide restructuring effort, Ford plans to cut jobs from the company's global salaried workforce. According to The Detroit News, Ford employs 86,000 workers in the US and 202,000 people globally.

Tesla just turned in an epic quarter for deliveries — but don’t get too excited just yet

Tesla reported a strong Q3 for deliveries, with 83,500 vehicles sold. Analysts aren't yet overly concerned about Tesla overproducing for the US market, an inversion of the worry they usually have for established automakers.

We drove a $63,000 Ford Raptor and a $58,000 Chevy Silverado Z71 to see which pickup truck we liked better — and the winner was clear

Ford and Chevy are known for making high-performance pickup trucks. But one stands out.
Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally, Chrysler CEO Robert Nardelli and GM CEO G. Richard Wagoner, Jr. testify during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill November 18, 2008 in Washington, DC.

GM, Ford, and Chrysler almost died a decade ago during the financial crisis — here’s how the auto giants have changed since

The US auto industry almost died a decade ago amidst the worst financial crises since the Great Depression, Each of the "Big Three" automakers — Ford, GM, and Chrysler — took their individual path to recovery.
The Mustang-inspired fully-electric performance utility from Ford

Ford reveals the first teaser image of its all-electric SUV set to rival Tesla

On September 6, Ford released its first teaser image of the codenamed "Mach 1" vehicle, the company's first all-electric car that is inspired by the classic Ford Mustang. Ford has stated it plans to invest $11 billion in electrification and release 40 new elecric model cars by 2022.

Ford’s decision to eliminate passenger cars and concentrate on pickups and SUVs is paying off

Ford posted US sales gains in August even as the overall market has flattened. Pickup trucks and SUVs drove the gains. Ford made a strategic decision to all but eliminate passenger cars from its portfolio in coming years.
A 2018 Cadillac ATS V sedan.

10 cars that are being discontinued in 2018 and beyond

A number of cars are being discontinued in 2018 and into 2019. Ford made a game-changing decision in April when the company announced it would dissolve its entire line of passenger cars that includes Focus, Fusion, Fiesta, and Taurus.