#FORD

Sales

Cheap Chinese EVs Coming to Texas

Geely affiliate to launch U.S. sales this year
#Pontiac #MINI #Nikola

Regulations

What’s Next. A Year of Change in Automotive.

2020 is a year like no other. Unpredictable change in the automotive industry and a new direction for AutoBeat Magazine.
#chassis #Ford #body

Marketing

Sheryl Connelly Looks Toward the Future

While no one knows what the future will bring, as Sheryl Connelly explains, it is better to anticipate what might happen than to be blindsided if you don’t.
#Ford #people

Batteries

Yes, Hybrids Still Matter

Hybrids—mild, full and plug-in—are likely to continue to be important as the automotive industry makes the transition to full electrification. An examination in three parts.
#Ford #BMW #GeneralMotors

Economics

Lordstown Motors Plans IPO

Reverse merger strategy for year-end offering
#Nikola #GeneralMotors #facilities

Interiors & Electronics

Bronco Designer Talks Product Development

Here’s how the 2021 Bronco was designed to both look like and perform like a Bronco—the iconic 4x4, yet brought up to the moment—explained by Paul Wraith, the vehicle’s chief designer
#Ford #autolineafterhours

GM Drops Facebook, Again

Joins Ford, Honda, VW in protest over hateful content
#HarleyDavidson #Chevrolet #Ford

Economics

A Tough Week for Carmakers

Lousy financial results but considerable optimism that the worst is over.
#Ford #Volkswagen #Chevrolet

The Age of Ultium?

GM’s plans for an electric future don’t include a name change…yet
#Oldsmobile #Buick #Chevrolet

Automation/Robotics

Robo-Dogs Scan Ford Plant

Mechanical pooches faster, cheaper at mapping the shop floor
#tech #Ford

Hybrid

Tesla Picks Texas for New Plant Site, Files Lawsuit Against Rivian

There’s never a dull moment for the EV giant  
#legal #Amazon #Rowe

Batteries

Suppliers’ Legal Battle Rattle EV Plans at Ford, GM, VW

Outcome could threaten timing of EV programs at all three carmakers
#Ford #asia #GeneralMotors

Sales

What Segment Does Reid Bigland Think Is Hot?

Former FCA exec knows his way around cars and trucks, and has identified a segment that can help the bottom lines of OEMs in a way some other vehicles don’t
#Ford #AlfaRomeo #people

Batteries

Pushing the Limit of Electric Power: 1,400-hp Mach-E

Drifting and dragging with seven motors
#Brembo #HP #Ford

Marketing

Mystery Ford Model Due Next Year

“Whitespace” small truck could revive Maverick name
#Ford #Dodge #Chevrolet

Ford Taps Mobileye for Future ADAS Sensors

Expanded partnership will include in-vehicle branding
#Ford #Mobileye #Intel

Marketing

Subaru, Lexus Head J.D. Power Loyalty Ratings

But repurchase rates don’t always match long-term vehicle performance
#Chevrolet #Ford #Buick

Sales

Toyota Advances Sedans for 2021

While it may seem otherwise, people still buy sedans. And Toyota is going to continue to build them. Lots of them
#HP #Toyota #Ford

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4Motion

The most striking thing about the Atlas Cross Sport is how big it is.
#Nissan #Jeep #reviews

Interiors & Electronics

Ford Reveals Bronco Family: First Up Is Bronco Sport

The first member of the “Built Wild” family is now open for reservations. The smaller sibling.
#Ford #Jeep