Celebrating The Ford Mustang 57th Anniversary Differently

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For the Global Mustang Week, we took a look at two opposite ponies to understand how the Mustang legacy has evolved in 2021…

On April 17, 1964 with great fanfare Ford released the Mustang, easily one of the most influential cars ever made. Plenty has changed in the 57 years of the existence of the pony car, a fact anyone can see at just a glance. However, the same spirit of accessible performance combined with crowd-pleasing good looks lives on today.

These vehicles are day and night.

These vehicles are day and night.

Since this is Global Mustang Week, we thought what better way to assess the current state of the automotive legend than to look at a Roush Stage 3 Mustang fastback to show how the tradition of modifying the pony car lives on. Then we’ll contrast that with the controversial Ford Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric

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NIO and Ford Idle Car Production Amid Chip Shortage

Chinese electric vehicle maker  (NIO) – Get Report and U.S. automaker Ford  (F) – Get Report are the latest automotive companies to idle production at some of their plants due to an ongoing shortage in semiconductor chips that has impacted global car and truck production.

NIO announced Friday it would halt production for five working days at its plant in Hefei, China. It also cut its first-quarter delivery forecast to around 19,500 vehicles, compared to the 20,000 to 20,500 vehicles it had previously expected.

That followed in Ford’s footsteps, with the automaker announcing Thursday it will idle production of its popular F-150 pickup truck at a plant in Michigan through Sunday due to the chip shortage. The carmaker had cautioned about the chip shortage affecting production following a bond sale earlier this month.

NIO and Ford are among several automakers that have been forced to

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Ford Vows to Phase Out Gas Cars in Europe by 2030

BERLIN— Ford Motor Co. said it would invest $1 billion in a German factory as part of a plan to phase out gas-powered cars in Europe by 2030, the latest auto maker to embrace a shift to electric vehicles.

Ford said Wednesday that it will convert its plant in Cologne to produce electrics, including the company’s first European-built all-electric passenger car in 2023. By 2030, electric vehicles should account for all its passenger-car sales in Europe, along with two-thirds of its commercial vans and trucks, the company said.

Most of the car industry’s well-known brands have dramatically increased investment into electric vehicles as the broader automotive industry begins in earnest to phase out traditional engines and shift almost entirely to electric vehicles and hybrids over the next decade.

“Our announcement today to transform our Cologne facility… is one of the most significant Ford has made in over a generation.

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Ford launches new digital marketplace for used vehicles

Ford Motor Co. has launched Ford Blue Advantage, a new digital marketplace that will allow its dealers to list and sell certified used vehicles on a single platform — a response to customers looking for a digital shopping experience and an attempt to reclaim market share from upstart digital retailers that have eaten into dealers’ slice of the used-car pie.

The website,, allows shoppers to filter for features they are looking for in a vehicle, as well as by options such as home delivery, at-home test driving and video walk-arounds. And in response to feedback from customers about price transparency, the site’s listings include dealer-guaranteed selling prices.

Ford partnered with Cox Automotive’s Autotrader to power the platform and incorporate the relevant algorithm and search technology used by the popular third-party car listings brand. Ford Blue Advantage also features the Kelley Blue Book Price Advisor to inform customers of

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