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Ford delays Escape PHEV to 2021 model year after EU recalls

See you… soon, I guess? Maybe? Ford wasn’t exactly clear.


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Delays are never fun, but sometimes, they are in the best interest of every party. After having to recall some of its plug-in hybrid vehicles in Europe, it appears a hotly anticipated US model will show up to the party a little later than Ford had hoped.

Ford is shifting production of the Escape Plug-In Hybrid until the 2021 model year, according to the automaker. “We are moving full scale production of Escape PHEV to the 2021 model year,” a Ford spokesperson said in an emailed statement to Roadshow. “The first Escape PHEVs will be sold next year.”

That’s not necessarily the interesting part. As of two weeks ago, Ford Authority reported that Escape PHEV models would begin production in January 2021 while, according to the report, still being sold under the 2020 model year. It’s unclear whether or

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2021 Ford Bronco Overland concept digs into off-road accessories

We really like where this concept is heading.


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Happy Wednesday off-road SUV fans, here’s a new 2021 Ford Bronco concept. The Blue Oval today showed off the Bronco Overland concept as a surprise to those attending the Bronco Super Celebration East taking place in Tennessee. While it doesn’t break any new ground, it does highlight the number of possibilities that accessories could provide future Bronco owners. And it looks badass.

At its core, it’s a four-door Bronco with the 2.3-liter, turbo-four engine and the highly anticipated seven-speed manual transmission with a dedicated crawl gear. Icing the boxy SUV is a slew of factory-backed accessories, such as the steel front bumper complete with a winch system. The roof features some pretty standard roof racks, but the Overland concept packs a Yakima two-person tent for the true outdoorsy type. It’s actually really cool, and to provide lots of light, there’s

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Ford to Stop Building the Shelby GT350 After the 2020 Model Year

Photo credit: Robin Warner
Photo credit: Robin Warner

From Autoweek

  • Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 discontined after 2020

  • The Dearborn, MI brand is building a Heritage Edition for the final year

  • It still drives just like other GT350s

Ford officially announced that it is ending production of the Mustang Shelby GT350 after the conclusion of the 2020 model year vehicles. And that’s a shame because it is a fan favorite. 526 horsepower from a 5.2-liter V8 is already cool. The fact that it spins to 8,250 rpm and uses a flat-plane crankshaft made it a true marvel. And it’s much more than straight-line muscle. Ford built a real handler, more adept to a racetrack than any other Mustang trim.

In an attempt to exit gracefully, Ford put together a special styling package called the Heritage Edition. This package uses Wimbledon White paint to coat the body before two racing strips in Guardsman blue run the

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Ford Recalls 700K Newer-Model Vehicles Due To Backup Camera Issue

DEARBORN, MI — Ford Motor Co. has issued one safety compliance recall and two safety recalls in North America for multiple 2020 model year vehicles for intermittent rearview camera issues.

The company said that some of the newer model vehicles have insufficient electrical conductivity within the printed circuit board internal to the camera, causing the camera to intermittently display a blank or distorted image.

Ford said it is not aware of any accident or injury reports related to this issue. The recalls affect 620,246 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 76,566 in Canada and 4,302 in Mexico, according to the company.

Affected 2020 vehicles include:

  • Ford Explorer vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant from Nov. 16, 2019, to May 18, 2020
  • Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant from Oct. 26, 2019, to May 18, 2020, and Kansas City Assembly Plant from Nov. 2, 2019, to May 18,
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Ford recalls model year 2020 Mustangs with automatic transmissions

The brake pedal bracket may fracture

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Ford Motor Company is recalling 38,005 model year 2020 Mustangs with automatic transmissions.

The brake pedal bracket may fracture during sudden stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal bracket assembly free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 16, 2020.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 20S52.

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