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Ford confirms large-scale job cuts for North America, Asia

Amid pressure from shareholders over its underperforming stock price, Ford has confirmed it will shed 10 percent of its salaried workforce in North America and Asia. The automaker said it plans to accomplish the cuts through voluntary buyouts and early retirement packages. In all, the 10 percent...

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The 2017 Ford Raptor merges AWD and 4WD

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor's off-road prowess isn't contested often and with good reason. Chevrolet thinks it has found a sweet spot with the 2017 Colorado ZR2—offering a shorter, lighter rock-crawling experience—but the Raptor remains king of the high-power off-road scene. Just ask Ken...

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Ford patents odd design for steering wheel-mounted gearshift

Sometimes, it's better to let proven concepts remain. Case in point: a car's gear selector. New patent findings from the United States Patent and Trademark Office show Ford wants to reinvent the wheel (pun totally intended) with a peculiar steering wheel-mounted gearshift unit. A patent drawing...

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Ford GT first drive review: ready for supercar liftoff

The nose draws to a point. It's an arrow. The tail tapers like the business end of rifle ammo. It squares up, impossibly mean in its stance. The 2017 Ford GT sets the newest benchmark for things that look fast while standing still. Lots of street cars ape track machines. Ford developed its striking...

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Future Fords may be equipped with biometric sensors

Wearable technology—think Fitbit, Apple Watch, and the like—has become a staple for many of us. The technology allows users to keep tabs on their overall health and encourage more active lifestyles. However, Ford thinks the same kind of technology used in wearables can be implemented in...

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Ford Focus RS challenges Mustang Shelby GT350 at the dragstrip

Place your bets, ladies and gents. What will it be? The turbocharged, 4-cylinder, all-wheel-drive, Ford Focus RS pushing 350 horsepower, or the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 with 526 hp from a good ol' fashioned V-8? That is the question ahead of watching the video above. After viewing the results are...

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Meet the F-150 Raptor’s big brother, the F-250 MegaRaptor

The new Ford Raptor is a wicked machine right from the factory. It has switched to a smaller displacement twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, but it makes more power than the V-8 versions before and it seems to be an all-around better truck. For some, perhaps, it's a bit on the small side. That sounds...

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