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AutoComplete: Faraday Future fights back against $1.8 million lawsuitFord makes a big brand acquisition, and rumors swirl around the upcoming 2020 Bronco.
Here's what's making news on Road Show. Faraday future finds itself defending in yet another lawsuit. This time, visual effects company the Mill Group has filed a 1.8 million dollar lawsuit against the troubled would be electric auto maker alleging Faraday has only paid $20,000 for 1.82 million dollar presentation that it ordered. Faraday has responded in a very 2017 manner. On Twitter where it's launched legit threats of its own. Welcome to the future. Ford is expanding its efforts beyond building cars and in order to get the word out it's created a new vice president and chief brand officer position. The Blue Oval has brought in Musa Tariq, former head of Apple's retail marketing and communication efforts To take the job. Prior to that, Tariq helmed social media for Nike and Burberry. If there's anyone who can help Ford build a broader, more modern brand, is a 34 year old who takes corporate head shots without a tie. 2020 Ford Bronco sounds like it's ready to fight the Jeep Wrangler. At an investor presentation earlier this month, parts manufacturer Dana reportedly revealed that it will be the drive line supplier for both the 2019 Ranger and the 2020 Bronco. Apparently saying that both vehicles will have solid axles, front and rear. If true, such hardware would give credence to build Ford's comment that the Bronco will be a proper rough and tumble off-roader. Roll on, 2020. Find more on these stories over at theroadshow.com. We'll talk to you tomorrow.