F-150

Ford tests diesel-powered F-150

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Ford may launch a diesel version of the F-150 pickup as early as next year. Diesel-powered test trucks have been spotted near the company's product development center in Dearborn, Mich....
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Ford, aiming for pickup fuel economy crown, preps diesel-powered F-150

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2016

Ford appears to be gearing up to launch a diesel-powered version of the F-150, possibly as early as next year, and wrest the fuel efficiency crown from the hot-selling Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Diesel-powered F-150 test trucks have been spotted running around Ford's product development center in Dearborn, Mich....
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Ford to boost F-150 fuel economy with stop-start technology

1:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2016

Ford is planning to put automatic stop-start technology on hundreds of thousands of F-150 pickups, including the high-performance Raptor version, to help drivers get better fuel economy....
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Ford's SuperCrew F-150 Raptor sports longer wheelbase

11:04 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Ford today showed the four-door, SuperCrew version of the 2017 F-150 Raptor, with a wheelbase that's 12 inches longer than the SuperCab Raptor....
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Ford seeks out software to connect drones with F-150s

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Next time a devastating tsunami or earthquake strikes, Ford wants the rapid-response vehicle to be an F-150 pickup with a drone in back....
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2015 LISTS OF 10

The biggest auto industry blunders of 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 25, 2015

From Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal to Ford's F-150 crash-test do-over, we look back at the 10 biggest blunders of 2015....
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TRUCK TUSSLE

Acrimony lingers as Ford, Toyota go solo in race for hybrid pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Long after a Toyota-Ford hybrid pickup partnership unraveled, the rivals are racing to roll out their own products. It's a battle between two champions - one in hybrids, the other in pickups - for what will be a niche but growing segment....
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Ford touts 'backup trailer assist' function in new F-150 ads

7:17 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015

Comedian Denis Leary is crowing about something new in Ford F-150 ads: technology that is meant to make backing up a trailer easier....
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Ford's LaNeve: 'Friends' promo won't hike cost of spiffs

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Ford's “Friends & Neighbors” sale, which runs today through Jan. 4, does not discount vehicles more than the average consumer already was paying for them, the automaker's U.S. sales chief said....
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Ford juggles seat shortage, overtime to boost F-150 supplies

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Ford is having “supplier issues” with seats for the redesigned F-150 pickup, in addition to a longstanding shortage of high-strength steel frames that hasn't been fully resolved, a UAW official at the F-150 plant in Missouri said today. The issues could cause some overtime to be canceled in November....
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Ford adds overtime at Michigan F-150 plant as Missouri strike deadline nears

11:44 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Ford canceled a planned overtime shift this weekend at its F-150 plant in Missouri, where workers threaten to strike as soon as Sunday, and is diverting frames for the pickups to its other F-150 plant in Michigan to minimize the consequences of a work stoppage. Ford has also added mandatory overtime shifts at the Michigan factory....
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Ford scores biggest gain since 2010

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Ford Motor Co. achieved its largest year-over-year U.S. sales increase in almost five years, posting a 23 percent gain for September. Sales of Ford F-series pickups rose 16 percent, and deliveries of three Ford crossovers -- the Escape, Edge and Explorer -- jumped more than 30 percent each. Mustang sales tripled in September and are now up 61 percent on the year....
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Ford recalls new F-150s for cruise control glitch, older Windstars for rear axle problem

11:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

Ford Motor is recalling about 37,000 of the current-generation F-150s because the adaptive cruise control can be fooled by other trucks on the road and 342,000 Windstar minivans for possible cracking in the rear axle....
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Ford F-series Super Duty: Steel frame, aluminum body for '17

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Ford's aluminum-bodied F-series Super Duty pickup will be up to 350 pounds lighter than the current generation but offer increased towing and hauling capabilities....
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Ford F-series Super Duty adopts aluminum body, slims down for 2017

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

The first-ever aluminum-bodied Ford F-series Super Duty pickup will be up to 350 pounds lighter than the current generation but offer increased towing and hauling capabilities. The 2017 Super Duty is scheduled to go on sale late next year. Ford said it has a high-strength steel frame that's 24 times stiffer, longer cabs and 16 segment-exclusive features, including LED cargo-box lighting and a remote tailgate release....
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Ford, Alcoa plan to replace more steel with aluminum in F-150

4:13 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

Ford said it would begin using a new type of aluminum from supplier Alcoa to make some parts for the F-150 pickup later this year, in a step toward eventually replacing more steel components with aluminum....
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More F-150s, more Ford sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

Ford finally seems to have its F-series trucks running in high gear. In August the automaker sold 71,332 pickups, up 4.7 percent from a year ago. It was easily the strongest month this year....
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Ford's U.S. retail volume best since '06

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

Ford Motor Co. had its best retail-sales month since March 2006 in August, selling 183,467 vehicles in the U.S. Ford posted its highest F-series number of the year and gains of at least 20 percent for five crossover and SUV nameplates....
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Ford hires second supplier to help with F-150 frame production

2:43 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2015

Ford is bringing a second supplier of steel frames for the F-150 on board to ease a supply shortage that has slowed production for months, a person with knowledge of the matter told Automotive News. The new supplier is said to be Tower International, which already builds body structures for the F series and several other Ford models....
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Ford rises 5% on crossovers, higher F-150 spiffs

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

The Ford F-series pickup achieved its first year-over-year sales increase since January as Ford Motor Co. posted an overall U.S. sales gain of 5 percent last month, to 222,014 vehicles, figures released today show....
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Ford, Ram adopt low-tech solution for tough IIHS test

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

After releasing a split decision on the crash worthiness of the Ford F-150, the IIHS is continuing to crash test multiple versions of other automaker's pickups. Ram, meanwhile, is taking a page from Ford's playbook....
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Ford says earnings will be even better in 2nd half

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Ford earned in the first half of this year nearly as much as it did in all of 2014. And it says the second half will be even stronger....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: It's too early to settle aluminum vs. steel repair-cost debate

11:59 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2015

It seems like everyone wants to know if the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 is more expensive to repair than the steel-bodied pickup it replaced. We don't know -- and we won't know for a long time....
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New test shows disparities in Ford F-150 crash protection

6:00 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2015

After a follow-up test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Ford "shortchanges" some buyers of its redesigned 2015 F-150 pickups by equipping certain models with protective steel bars while leaving them off others. In response, Ford said it will add "countermeasures" to improve crash-test performance....
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Pickups are picking up premium price tags

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015

Last week, Ford introduced a Limited version of the F-150 that will start at about $60,000 and will likely top $70,000 when loaded with options. So what do you get when you max out other half-ton pickups sold in the U.S. with the most expensive set of options? We found prices identified more with upper-end German performance sedans than vehicles that can haul a load of hay....
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