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Ford’s 2021 F-150 offers six engine options, including a new gas-electric hybrid drivetrain that delivers 570 pound-feet of torque.

More, stronger, better: how Ford describes the 2021 F-150

Ford offers V8 to hybrid drivetrain options, boosts pickup performance

The news coming from major machinery brands in recent months has centred around more power and better connectivity. Taking a look at what Ford has to say about its 2021 F150, the news is almost exactly the same — more power (from several engine options), higher tow ratings (up to 14,000 pounds or 6,350 kilograms) […] Read more

Ford subjected the new PowerBoost hybrid F-150 to all the usual durability tests — and added an extra one to make sure engineers had created a reliable design.

Ford F-150 hybrid field test

The automaker exposes the PowerBoost powerplant to extreme conditions

Ford’s new 3.5-litre PowerBoost F-150 made its debut this model year, marking the first time a gas-electric hybrid powertrain has ever been available in the F-150. The PowerBoost drivetrain delivers an impressive 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque, which is the highest torque rating ever for an F-150. But like all components that appear […] Read more


Canada/U.S. border signage in downtown Detroit. (RiverNorthPhotography/Getty Images)

CUSMA pact takes effect under cloud of disputes, COVID-19

Deal appears to assure continuity of trade for agriculture

Washington/Mexico City/Ottawa | Reuters — A modernized U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact took effect on Wednesday, ensuring continuity for manufacturers and agriculture, but the threat of disputes is exposing cracks in what was meant to be a stronger North American fortress of competitiveness. As the deal kicks in, the Trump administration is threatening Canada with new aluminum […] Read more

Canada/U.S. border signage in downtown Detroit. (RiverNorthPhotography/Getty Images)

U.S. Senate passes CUSMA trade deal

Washington | Reuters — The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a revamp of the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement that includes tougher rules on labour and automotive content but leaves US$1.2 trillion in annual U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade flows largely unchanged. The legislation for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (CUSMA) passed on an 89-10 bipartisan vote, sending the […] Read more