CLASSIC CLASSIC: 1956 Chevrolet: Bel Air Sport Sedan Without Pillars | Business

CLASSIC CLASSIC: 1956 Chevrolet: Bel Air Sport Sedan Without Pillars |  Business

In 1956, Chevrolet’s first offering of a four-door pillarless hardtop was the Bel Air Sport Sedan. This particular sedan in a California dealer showroom is painted Indian Ivory over Dusk Plum. The unique body styling, apart from the 265-cubic-inch V-8 engine under the hood, was enough to pique Forest Mohr’s interest in the new car. … Read more

VW, Ford, Daimler worry chip shortage could last for some time

VW, Ford, Daimler worry chip shortage could last for some time

A General Motors assemblyman works on assembling the V6 engine, which is used in various GM cars, trucks and crossovers, at the GM Romulus Powertrain plant in Romulus, Michigan. Rebecca Cook | Reuters Automakers including Ford, Volkswagen and Daimler are still struggling to cope with the impact of a global chip shortage, with executives from … Read more

Ford’s electric F-150 Lightning is an improved version of America’s best-selling truck

Ford’s electric F-150 Lightning is an improved version of America’s best-selling truck

It’s fast and powerful, and drives better than any F-150 I’ve used before. All of that, and it does things you never imagined a truck would do, like provide a workspace that also doubles as a beverage cooler under the hood. (The front storage compartment is waterproof and has a drain plug.) This compartment can … Read more

Hit and miss Ford during its investors day

Hit and miss Ford during its investors day

CEO of Ford Motor Co. Jim Farley walks to speak at a press conference at the Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan, September 17, 2020. Rebecca Cook | Reuters Ford Motor shares jumped 8.5% on Wednesday during CEO Jim Farley’s first investor day as shareholders cheered the automaker’s new “Ford+” plan that aims to increase profits … Read more

How electric pickups stack up in price, range

How electric pickups stack up in price, range

SAN ANTONIO — Ford Motor’s new F-150 Lightning is an electric pickup truck. That might seem obvious because it looks like a truck and has an electric motor and battery instead of an engine, but it needs to be said. Why? Because a successful battery-powered pickup is an important step in the EV transition, for … Read more

Ford’s new Maverick hybrid pickup starts at $19,995 and gets 40 mpg

Ford’s new Maverick hybrid pickup starts at ,995 and gets 40 mpg

DETROIT – Ford Motor’s new Maverick truck will be America’s first pickup with a standard gas-electric hybrid engine when it goes on sale this fall starting at around $20,000. The company unveiled the compact pickup on Tuesday as the smallest vehicle in its highly profitable truck lineup, trailing behind the full-size F-150 and mid-size Ranger … Read more

Next-generation Chevrolet could have airless tires

Next-generation Chevrolet could have airless tires

CNN — Michelin has teamed up with General Motors to develop airless tires that will be sold on the next-generation Chevrolet Bolt electric car, which is expected to go on sale within the next few years, a Michelin executive said. This could mark the decline of more than 130 years of tire tradition, but also … Read more

Detroit rivalry persists even as GM, Ford and Stellantis take on Tesla

Detroit rivalry persists even as GM, Ford and Stellantis take on Tesla

Ford CEO Jim Farley speaks at the unveiling of the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck at the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center on April 26, 2022 in Dearborn, Michigan. The F-150 Lightning is positioned as the first full-size electric pickup truck to go on sale in the mainstream US market. Bill Pugliano | … Read more

EV start-up Lucid’s market value surpasses Ford by more than $89 billion as stock skyrockets

EV start-up Lucid’s market value surpasses Ford by more than  billion as stock skyrockets

People test the Dream Edition P and Dream Edition R electric vehicles at the Lucid Motors factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, September 28, 2021. Caitlin O’Hara | Reuters Lucid Group’s market value surpassed Ford Motor on Tuesday to $89.9 billion following a 24% rise in the EV start-up’s share price after executives told investors that … Read more

See the upgraded Ford plant in South Africa – which can build a Ranger every 2 minutes

See the upgraded Ford plant in South Africa – which can build a Ranger every 2 minutes

Ford South Africa has created about 1,200 additional jobs by adding a third shift as part of its $1.05 billion (R15 billion) investment in its Silverton Assembly Plant. The automotive group said that its local workforce had increased from its current 4,200 employees to around 5,000, along with an additional 440 jobs in service providers … Read more