Phoebe Wall Howard, The Columbus Dispatch

Phoebe Wall Howard

The Columbus Dispatch

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Phoebe:

Ford reveals 2021 Bronco: Why this new model is different

The Ford Bronco, an iconic American off-roader, has re-emerged after a 24-year absence with its public debut Monday evening in a series of 3- → Read More

Ford just revealed 2021 Bronco: Why this new model is different

Consumers will see the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport in showrooms later this year and the Bronco in 2021. Ford last made the Bronco in 1996. → Read More

2021 Ford Bronco designer follows in footsteps of the Jackie Robinson of car design

Sketches of the original 1966 Bronco were the work of McKinley Thompson Jr., Ford's first Black designer. The next generation is telling his story. → Read More

Jeep takes aim at Ford hours before big 2021 Bronco reveal

By releasing a sneak peek at its Jeep Rubicon concept, the automaker shows it is planning to fight Ford to keep its off-road vehicle buyers. → Read More

Ford declares war with all-new Bronco as Jeep Wrangler demand spikes

The new model has been in the works for years, with Ford executives promising Wall Street analysts it will be a big deal. The Dearborn, Mich., automaker has made it clear that the company plans to go after the market dominated by the Jeep Wrangler. → Read More

Some Ford employees urge automaker to stop building police vehicles, made at Chicago factory

An estimated 100 employees of Ford Motor Co. have asked the automaker to reconsider building and selling police vehicles after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Ford makes the Police Interceptor SUV, a highly modified Ford Explorer, in Chicago. → Read More

GM quietly helped company set up ventilator assembly line after a cold call

One man's cold call from Nevada to GM inspired the ultimate transformation of an assembly line. It's now pumping out a ventilator every 45 minutes. → Read More

Easy-to-miss Mackinaw City brewery's beloved food saved it during coronavirus

The operators realize they're lucky to have a rep for good food. Curbside pickup kept everything from shutting down. Now business is seeing an uptick. → Read More

Ford confirms it is ending production of Lincoln Continental forever

Ford Motor Co. confirmed on Thursday that it plans to end production of the luxury Lincoln Continental sedan in the U.S. at the end of 2020. A 2021 model year vehicle will be offered to the China market before the sedan says goodbye forever. → Read More

Even popular Ford F-Series hit hard amid plummeting industry sales

Ford sales hit hard while Explorer and Ranger make gains. → Read More

Ford Motor Co. partners with Disney on Ford Bronco reveal

Ford partners with Disney, Oscar-winning filmmaker/climber to reveal all-new Bronco on July 13 → Read More

UAW members see summer break delayed, but will start building all-new Ford F-150 soon

The time has come to build the 2021 Ford F-150. And that means UAW members will take their summer break in September and October. → Read More

Ford Motor pulls social media advertising as part of Facebook boycott

The Dearborn-based automaker is now joining a growing list of global companies boycotting Facebook and other social media sites for the next 30 days. → Read More

Fear of job loss, uncertainty stalls car buyers — so Ford came up with an idea

Car shoppers are holding off on big ticket purchases amid concerns related to coronavirus and its impact on the economy. → Read More

Ford just revealed 2021 F-150: Why this new model is different

Consumers will see the popular Ford pickup in showrooms later this year. It is the first complete redesign of the F-150 since the 2015 model year. → Read More

Ford declares war with all-new Bronco as Jeep Wrangler demand spikes

The new Bronco has been in the works for years. Ford has made it clear the company plans to go after the market dominated by the Jeep Wrangler. → Read More

Ford’s silence on Facebook could be big gamble ahead of Bronco debut

After investing billions of dollars in the all-new Ford Bronco, the automaker confirmed plans to keep its commitment to not buy social media advertising. → Read More

Actor Denis Leary, real-life customer, to host big Ford F-150 reveal

Ford plans to continue its domination of pickup sales with the latest addition to its F-Series lineup as redesigned F-150 debuts this week. → Read More

Ford F-150 pickup trucks second only to iPhone in sales. Here's why that's important

Boston Consulting Group's new economic analysis shows what the Dearborn automaker's pickups mean to U.S. economy as Ford launches a new F-150. → Read More

Autoworkers refuse to fight over scraps during wage talks in Canada, union leader warns

Union leader promises hard fight for plants and wages on behalf of Canadian autoworkers with Ford, GM and FCA. → Read More