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AT&T brings 5G capability to Ford Lightning manufacturing facility

AT&T brings 5G capability to Ford Lightning manufacturing facility

AT&T has announced that it has teamed up with Ford to improve wireless connectivity speed inside the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, part of the Dearborn Rouge site. The facility will be the hub for EV production for Ford moving into the future. AT&T has outfitted the facility with secure next-generation 5G cellular connectivity.

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Leaks hint that some 2022 Ford Bronco leases have terrible residuals

Leaks hint that some 2022 Ford Bronco leases have terrible residuals

Anyone who has ever leased a vehicle knows that often lease payments are significantly lower than payments when you purchase a vehicle outright. However, a lot goes into figuring how much a lease will cost per month, and one of the key metrics is something called the residual. Residual has to do with how much value is left in the vehicle at the end of the lease, depending on mileage and presumed deterioration of the vehicle.

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This Ford Bronco ride-on has no dealer markup

This Ford Bronco ride-on has no dealer markup

Ford is having a very hard time keeping up with the demand for its new Bronco models. With short supply and high demand, you can bet dealerships are taking advantage of any available models on their showroom by adding a significant dealer markup to the price. While you may not be able to get your own Bronco, your kids can have theirs.

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This SEMA Ford Bronco on tank tracks has us obsessed

This SEMA Ford Bronco on tank tracks has us obsessed

Ford's Bronco may already have proved it can go more places than the average truck, but with SEMA coming up it's time for the SUV to get even more aggressive with some eye-catching customizations. The automaker designed the new Bronco to be flexible on that front anyway, with a hefty catalog of dealer accessories to sift through, though for this year's big tuning show it's going all-out.

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Ford Maverick hybrid surprises with even better economy for $20k pickup

Ford Maverick hybrid surprises with even better economy for $20k pickup

The 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid is set to be even more frugal than the automaker first promised, with the pickup on track to best the already-impressive 40 mpg rating initially announced. While the US EPA is yet to finally certify the Maverick hybrid, Ford said today that its EPA-estimated rating will be 42 mpg in the city.

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Ford patent shows off slick retractable exhaust tip

Ford patent shows off slick retractable exhaust tip

When it comes to off-roading, some challenges can be presented that you might not expect. Often, even if your bumpers clear a ditch or ravine you're driving through, the exhaust tip will scrape. The exhaust tip is typically one of the lowest hanging components near the vehicle's bumper, and they end up dented.

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Testing shows Ford has the fastest police vehicle in the country

Testing shows Ford has the fastest police vehicle in the country

Each year, the Michigan State Police tests new police vehicles to determine which manufacturer offers the best cars and SUVs for the job. Testing is conducted at Grattan Raceway in southwestern Michigan, and for 2021, troopers tested four motorcycles and 11 different vehicles. All entries in the testing regime were subjected to acceleration, top speed, distance to top speed, braking, and lap contests to allow direct performance comparisons.

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Leaked order guide hints at changes for the 2022 Mach-E

Leaked order guide hints at changes for the 2022 Mach-E

It's not rare for us to find details about unannounced vehicles or changes in existing vehicles from leaked order guides that arrive at dealerships. Recently an order guide for the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E was linked by a dealership, and it shows that the electric vehicle will get some updates buyers will appreciate. The most important update is increased battery capacities for some models.

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Mustang GT sits atop the American-made auto index

Mustang GT sits atop the American-made auto index

Researchers at the Kogod School of Business have released the 2021 version of the American Auto Index. The American Auto Index looks at which vehicles sold in the US have the most domestic content in their construction. Sitting at the top of last year's list was the Ford Ranger.

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Ford Expedition Timberline Off-Grid Concept is your home away from home

Ford Expedition Timberline Off-Grid Concept is your home away from home

Ford is debuting an off-the-grid concept vehicle based on its newest 2022 Expedition Timberline, the most rugged and off-road capable Expedition SUV. Ford is showcasing its latest creation at the Overland Expo East at Oak Ridge Estates in Arrington, Virginia, and at the incoming Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas from November 2 to 5, 2021.

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Ford and GM settle legal spat over BlueCruise

Ford and GM settle legal spat over BlueCruise

Back in August, Ford filed a lawsuit against GM over trademarks granted to General Motors for the word Cruise. The fuss began when Ford announced that it would call its driver-assistance software BlueCruise. GM already had a driver assistance system on the market called SuperCruise and felt that it had legal rights to the exclusive use of the term Cruise.

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Ford forced to suspend Bronco Sport production for two days

Ford forced to suspend Bronco Sport production for two days

Ford is being forced to temporarily suspend production at the Hermosillo production plant in Mexico on October 11 and 12th. The production suspension was confirmed by union workers at the plant and is being blamed on a shortage of material. However, Ford hasn't specifically said what material shortage is causing the production problem. Presumably, the shortage is chips required for controlling vehicle systems, but that is unconfirmed.

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