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Ford’s first Black designer helped pen the original Bronco

Young designer also contributed to concepts for a cab-forward truck, the Mustang and the legendary GT40 BY MARK MAYNARD The endearing and enduring success of the Ford Bronco has roots in its earliest design by the first African American designer hired at Ford Motor Co. In 1956, McKinley Thompson Jr. had just graduated from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., with a degree in transportation design. Among Thompson’s more noteworthy projects was the Bronco...

Punk’n Rocker

Mopar-upfitted 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon a showcase of $12,400 in accessories The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of a new vehicle is as vague as a stoplight in Boston — a suggestion, at best. For new vehicles, the MSRP is merely a starting point. There will be several trim-level choices with a spartan base model to stake a claim for price-point advertising. It’s a car few buyers actually want, except as a delivery beater. Moving up...

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon: tougher and softer, in all the right ways

The Jeep Wrangler has long been forgiven for everything that made it a charming pain in the rough. But now, the redesigned 2018 Wrangler is just a charmer, off road or on main street. And it is somewhat of a standard-bearer of advanced technologies with its first use of a 48-volt mild-hybrid electrical system. The 2018 redesign steered this symbol of “Don’t tread on me” from the endangered specie’s list, threatened by ever-increasing clean-air standards...