Ford rolls out 1-year return policy for car buyers amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Just a little extra piece of mind for new Ford owners.

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Buying a new car likely isn’t a priority as economic uncertainty begins to bake in amid the coronavirus era, but Ford’s latest program hopes to lay some of those fears to rest.

Titled the Ford Promise, the US automaker said on Monday it will allow new car buyers and lessees who finance through Ford Credit to return a vehicle with no strings attached in the event they lose their job. No, buyers won’t be guaranteed a full refund, but they will have a burden of debt taken

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COVID-19 and plant closures: The auto industry’s response, potential return dates


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As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world, automakers are taking extreme measures in the form of plant closures to halt the spread of COVID-19, the disease the coronavirus causes. The situation remains fluid, but automakers in Europe and the US are starting to inch closer to returning to work.

Here are all the automakers and companies that have elected to halt production in the US and Europe so far, accompanied by a targeted return-to-work date. Information on Detroit’s Big

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Lexus LS 600h may return with hybrid V8 punch, report says

The last LS 600h was extremely plush. Let’s hope the new one is even cushier.


The Lexus LS might not have the same cultural gravitas as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or the BMW 7 Series, but the LS remains one seriously competent and comfortable full-size sedan. While its biggest, fanciest trim shuffled off into the sunset when the latest generation was released, a new report claims the 600h trim might be due for a comeback after all.

The Lexus LS is due for both upsizing and downsizing: According to Japanese car rag Mag-X, as spotted by Autoblog, a

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Ford Focus RS won’t return as emissions standards end hot hatch

Another one bites the dust.


The Ford Focus RS won’t receive a follow-up with the latest-generation Focus after all. Rumors suggested a high-performance hybrid powertrain would spearhead the car’s next iteration, but the automaker won’t chase such a solution.

Autocar first reported Monday that a new Focus RS is off the table, as the automaker told the publication an electrified powertrain had proven too costly to meet stringent emissions standards in Europe. Ford of Europe told Roadshow, “As a result of pan-European emissions standards, increased CO2 taxation and the high cost of developing an RS with some form of

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