EV Startup Rivian Gets $1.3 Billion in New Funding

Electric car startups are still attracting major funding from hopeful investors. The latest example: $1.3 billion landed by Michigan-based Rivian Automotive.

Ford Recall Targets Brake System Flaw

Ford is recalling 600,000 midsize sedans in the U.S. to fix hydraulic systems that could make the brake pedal suddenly feel spongy.

Caddy ICE Age Coming to an End?

The bulk of Cadillac’s lineup—and perhaps all of it—will consist of electric vehicles by 2030, the company says.

Ford Puts McDonald’s Coffee to Use in Car Parts

Ford Motor Co. plans to begin using composite materials derived from coffee remnants supplied by fast food giant McDonald’s Corp. in future vehicle parts to reduce weight and enhance sustainability.

Lincoln to Use EV Chassis by Rivian?

Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln brand reportedly plans to introduce its first battery-powered SUV in 2022, using a platform developed by EV startup Rivian Automotive LLC.

Domestics, Hyundai/Kia Dominate N. American Vehicle Finalists

U.S. nameplates account for five of the nine finalists vying for the 2020 North American Car, Truck and Utility vehicles of the year awards.

Lincoln Corsair Gets AWD Plug-In Treatment

Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln unit is adding a plug-in hybrid variant of the all-new Corsair compact crossover vehicle that debuted earlier this year.

New ’Vette, Ram HD, Kia Telluride Win Motor Trend Awards

Motor Trend has named the Chevrolet Corvette, Ram Heavy Duty pickup and Kia Telluride SUV/crossover vehicle as its Car, Truck and SUV of the year, respectively.

Hybrid Variants of Big Ford SUVs in the Works?

Ford Motor Co. plans to add hybrid-electric variants of the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator full-size SUVs in coming years.

How Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Wants to Improve Your Autonomous Driving Experience

Tech developments just aren’t about sensors and processors but what people will actually do in an autonomous vehicle.

Ford Recalls Nearly 388,000 Trucks, SUVs

Ford Motor Co. is launching three recalls to fix faulty battery connections and headlamp issues on 387,900 pickup trucks and luxury SUVs in North America.

Ford Readies Updated Sync Infotainment Tech

Next year Ford Motor Co. will launch the fourth generation of its Sync infotainment system that includes over-the-software update capability and other enhancements.

Ford Drops 2 SUVs, Cuts Staff in Canada

Ford Motor Co. will eliminate 450 workers at its Canadian assembly plant in Oakville, Ont., where the Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT models are going out of production.

The 2020 Corvette, Elon’s Brilliance & Other Things Bob Lutz Talks About

Observations from an industry icon who not only knows the industry, but is responsible for a good part of it

About the 2020 Lincoln Aviator

Where poetry meets engineering. Really.

Mustang Stylist to Head Lincoln Design

Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln unit has appointed Kemal Curic as design director.

Semi-Finalists Chosen for N. American Vehicle Awards

Fifty North American journalists have chosen semi-finalists for the North American car, truck and utility vehicles of the year.

Quality Problems Stall Ford Explorer Launch

Ford Motor Co. is fixing several problems that have delayed the launch of the 2020 Explorer SUV and its Lincoln Aviator twin.

Ford Sells Subscription Vehicle Business

Ford Motor Co. is selling its Canvas subscription vehicle platform to Fair, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based startup that also specializes in subscription services.

AutoPacific: What the IVAs Say

  You might be surprised what OEMs aren’t paying attention to

GM Names Global Chief Marketing Officer

General Motors Co. has promoted Deborah Wahl, previously head of marketing for the Cadillac brand, to be GM’s first global chief marketing officer since 2012.

Ford Recalls Target Seat, Steering Hazards

Ford Motor Co. is calling back 649,000 vehicles in North America to check for faulty seatback mechanisms and power steering problems.

Ford, Lincoln Plan EV Crossovers for 2023

Ford Motor Co. reportedly is developing two all-electric crossover models that will debut in the U.S. for the 2023 model year.

What’s In a Name?

Well, one might assume there is a little meaning in there.