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  • Ford confirms return of Ranger pickup and Bronco SUV

    01/09/2017 6:57:55 AM PST · by mandaladon · 130 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 Jan 2017 | Gary Gastelu
    DETROIT – The Bronco is back! And so is the Ranger. Ford announced on Monday at the Detroit Auto Show that it will launch a new Ranger small pickup in 2019, followed by a Bronco SUV based on it in 2020. The news comes several months after the plans were unofficially revealed through comments made by UAW workers who will be building the trucks at Ford’s Michigan assembly plant -- home to the original Bronco from 1966-1986. That's not all: Ford F-150 Diesel coming in 2018 The factory was at the center of controversy recently when President-elect Donald Trump criticized...
  • SCUTTLED FORD PLANT HAS MEXICO FEARING MORE UNDER TRUMP

    01/04/2017 12:31:22 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    AP ^ | 01/04/17 | PETER ORSI
    Ford Motor Company's cancellation of plans to build a $1.6 billion auto manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi has sounded alarms throughout Mexico. Even as the country is being rocked by rowdy nationwide protests against a Jan. 1 gasoline price hike, the Ford news led the front pages of Mexico's most influential newspapers on Wednesday, and they tied the development directly to President-elect Donald Trump. "Trump leaves Mexico without 3,600 jobs," read the headline on El Universal. "Ford's braking jolts the peso," said Reforma, referring to the Mexican currency's nearly 1 percent slump following the news. "The jobs created in...
  • Scuttled Ford plant has Mexico fearing more under Trump

    01/04/2017 1:21:47 PM PST · by springwater13 · 104 replies
    "Mexico loses thousands of jobs with no word on a clear strategy for confronting the next U.S. government which has presented itself as protectionist and, especially, anti-Mexican," the paper wrote. "Trump will try to recover as many U.S. companies that have set up in Mexico as possible. He will try to make them return at whatever cost, through threats or using public resources." "Ford's decision is indicative of what awaits the economies of both countries," the daily La Jornada said. "For ours a severe decrease in investment from our neighboring country, and for the U.S. a notable increase in their...
  • Ford to scrap Mexico plant, invest in Michigan; CEO cites Trump policies

    01/03/2017 9:55:24 AM PST · by StormPrepper · 29 replies
    Foxnews ^ | January 03, 2017 | Foxnews
    Ford says it is creating new jobs in the US Before he's even taken office, President-elect Donald Trump has proven to be quite the job creator. Ford Motor Company announced Tuesday it will cancel a $1.6 billion plant planned for Mexico and will instead invest $700 million in a Michigan assembly plant, directly tying the decision to “pro-growth policies” championed by President-elect Donald Trump.
  • Ford cancels Mexico plant. Will create 700 U.S. jobs in 'vote of confidence' in Trump

    01/03/2017 8:47:52 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 19 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 01/03/2017 | Heather Long and Poppy Harlow
    Ford is canceling plans to build a new plant in Mexico. It will invest $700 million in Michigan instead, creating 700 new U.S. jobs. Ford (F) CEO Mark Fields said the investment is a "vote of confidence" in the pro-business environment president-elect Donald Trump is creating. However, he stressed Ford did not do any sort of special deal with Trump. "We didn't cut a deal with Trump. We did it for our business," Fields told CNN's Poppy Harlow in an exclusive interview Tuesday. He said Ford did speak with Trump and vice-president elect Mike Pence this morning. Powered by SmartAsset.com...
  • Ford Cancelling Mexico Plant, Invest $700 million in MI expansion instead

    01/03/2017 8:05:42 AM PST · by rb22982 · 218 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/3/2017 | CNBC
    Ford canceling plans for $1.6 billion plant in Mexico, investing $700 million in Michigan expansion instead
  • NY Times goes on safari to Texas, struggles to understand natives’ love for their “trucks”

    01/02/2017 12:50:18 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 172 replies
    http://legalinsurrection.com/ ^ | 01/02/2017 | William A. Jacobson
    “People in Texas will buy trucks even if they’re not going to haul anything heavier than raindrops.” The NY Times went on safari to Texas, and it has an article about a peculiar love of the natives for trucks, Rodeo Offers a 90-M.P.H. Glimpse of Texans’ Truck Mania: Tim Spell has noticed a peculiar condition that affects Texans’ mental, physical and automotive well-being. “I call it ‘truck-itis,’” said Mr. Spell, the former automotive editor for The Houston Chronicle. “People in Texas will buy trucks even if they’re not going to haul anything heavier than raindrops. I was interviewing one guy....
  • Ford will ask Trump to cut fuel-economy rules, CEO says; 'no demand' for hybrid, electric cars

    12/05/2016 8:48:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 125 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | Dec 5, 2016 | Stephen Edelstein
    Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled that existing emissions limits for passenger cars for 2022 through 2025 should remain in place. It's a decision that is already opposed by lobbyists representing the auto industry, and possibly by the incoming Trump Administration. Sure enough, one automaker says it has already begun talks with President-elect Donald Trump that include a request for lower emissions targets.
  • Ford to become first US automaker to import cars from India

    11/25/2016 2:49:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    India TV News ^ | November 25, 2016
    Despite the fact that Ford Motors is under fire from President-elect Donald Trump for importing cars from Mexico, the company will soon become the first US automaker to import vehicles from India. According to a report in CNN Money, the company has said that EcoSport compact crossover, introduced for the US market at the Los Angeles auto show, will be shipped to US from India starting 2018. The report says that the EcoSport, Ford’s smallest SUV, has been built at its assembly plant in Chennai for more than 100 markets around the world since 2013. About 15 per cent of...
  • Ford says Lincoln MKC production will stay in Kentucky, not move to Mexico. (Debunk the lie)

    11/18/2016 10:39:44 AM PST · by dynoman · 45 replies
    Antomotive News ^ | 11/18/16 12:16 am ET | Automotive News
    “DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. had considered moving production of the Lincoln MKC to Mexico, but instead the compact premium crossover will remain at the Louisville Assembly Plant, the automaker confirmed Thursday night. Ford spokeswoman Christin Baker said the Cuautitlan plant was the “likely” new plant for the MKC when the automaker’s deal with the UAW expires in 2019. But now the automaker plans to build the next generation of the MKC in Louisville, Kelli Felker, Ford’s global manufacturing and labor communications manager told Automotive News late Thursday.”
  • Ford’s Change on Kentucky Plant Is an Olive Branch to Donald Trump Administration

    Bill Ford’s phone call is the latest move by a business leader to thaw tension after Trump’s comments on trade One of the U.S. auto industry’s best-known figures has extended an olive branch to President-elect Donald Trump by informing him the car maker won’t move a small amount of production to Mexico, the latest effort by a business leader to thaw tension stemming from the incoming administration’s position on key issues, including global trade. Bill Ford, the great-grandson of Henry Ford and chairman of Ford Motor Co., called Mr. Trump on Thursday to tell him the company was reversing course...
  • Trump Tweets Ford Is Keeping Lincoln Plant In Kentucky (Ford Confirms)

    11/17/2016 9:57:29 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 28 replies
    wxyz.com ^ | 18 Nov 2016
    “Today, we confirmed with the President-elect that our small Lincoln utility vehicle made at the Louisville Assembly Plant will stay in Kentucky,” Ford said in an emailed statement. “We are encouraged that President-elect Trump and the new Congress will pursue policies that will improve U.S. competitiveness and make it possible to keep production of this vehicle here in the United States. We will have more details to share on our future plans at the appropriate time.”
  • Ford Calls Donald Trump – Says Plant Will Not Move to Mexico, Will Remain in Kentucky

    11/17/2016 6:58:24 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 147 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 17, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Bill Ford, the Chairman of Ford Moters, called Donald Trump tonight and said he will be keeing the Lincoln plant in Kentucky- Not Mexico. Trump tweeted the news tonight
  • Lincoln Kentucky Ford plant not moving to Mexico!

    11/17/2016 6:16:34 PM PST · by GilGil · 49 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/17/2016 | Donald Trump
    Full twitter text from Donald Trump today: Just got a call from my friend Bill Ford, Chairman of Ford, who advised me that he will be keeping the Lincoln plant in Kentucky - no Mexico
  • Trump May Have Won, But Ford Is Still Moving Its Small-Car Production to Mexico

    11/16/2016 5:46:17 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 145 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 16, 2016 | Charley Lanyon
    Ford’s chief executive officer Mark Fields must not respond well to threats; he admitted to Reuters on Tuesday that Ford was still planning on moving the production of its small cars from Michigan to — you guessed it — Mexico... Fields claimed that the move would not have any effect at all on American jobs because the move south will “make room for two very important products we’ll be putting back into Michigan plants.” Ford has yet to announce what, exactly, those “important products” are, but Fields is convinced that the move will lead to “no job impact whatsoever.” “It’s...
  • Ford To Idle Four Factories Due To Slowing Car Demand, Rising Inventories

    10/18/2016 8:56:53 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 72 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 17, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    [The] US car industry history...suddenly appears to be bombarded with a barrage of bad news: starting with Ford's disastrous August sales when the company admitted "sales have reached a plateau"...one would almost think that a respite from the bad news was in order. One would be wrong. As a result of slowing demand and declining US auto sales coupled with growing inventory, Ford Motor is halting one of two plants that builds its top-selling F-150 pickup as it idles four factories this month amid slowing U.S. auto sales. Ford is shutting its Louisville, Kentucky, factory building the Escape and Lincoln...
  • Ford idles Mustang plant amid slow sales

    10/11/2016 10:09:56 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 107 replies
    mlive.com ^ | October 11, 2016 | David Muller
    Ford Motor Co. is idling its Flat Rock Assembly Plant, where the Dearborn automaker builds the Ford Mustang and the revived Lincoln Continental. The site will be idled for one week, Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker said in an email. "We continue to match production with demand," Felker said in response to a query about whether the idling was due to slower Mustang sales. "Mustang remains the top seller in its segment in total and retail sales..." Sales of all Ford-brand cars fell by double-digits in the U.S. in September, as Americans continue to gravitate toward crossovers and SUVs, but the...
  • Ford chairman met with Trump over 'infuriating' Mexico comments

    10/05/2016 12:36:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2016 | David Shepardson
    Ford Motor Co (F.N) Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. said on Wednesday he has met with Donald Trump to talk about the Republican presidential candidate's extensive criticism of the automaker's investments in Mexico. Ford told the Economic Club of Washington that he thought Trump's criticism of the No. 2 automaker's foreign investments were "infuriating and "frustrating" because of the company's extensive investments and employment in the United States. Trump has threatened if elected to impose hefty tariffs on Ford imports from Mexico. Ford told reporters after the event that the session with Trump was a "great meeting" that took place...
  • Blame for Ford's Mexico move falls on Obama administration

    09/19/2016 11:43:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/19/16 | Marita Noon
    CAFE is just one of the many policies that make doing business difficult in America Ford Motor Company made headlines on Wednesday, September 9, when, during an investor conference, CEO Mark Fields told attendees that it will invest $1.6 billion building a manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and will move all of its small car production there during the next two to three years. The announcement was hardly news as Ford has been talking about the shift for more than a year. But in the throes of an election that has both candidates decrying companies that send jobs...
  • Ford to move all small-car production to Mexico from U.S.: CEO

    09/14/2016 2:12:03 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 90 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/14/16 | Bernie Woodall and David Shepardson
    Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields said on Wednesday that all of the company's small-car production will be leaving U.S. plants and heading to lower-cost Mexico. "We will have migrated all of our small-car production to Mexico and out of the United States," over the next two to three years, Fields told Wall Street analysts at an investor conference hosted by the automaker. Earlier this year, Ford said it would invest $1.6 billion in Mexico for small-car production to start in 2018. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has criticized Ford for moving U.S. jobs to Mexico. Fields has...
  • Ford Says It's Moving All of Its U.S. Small Car Production to Mexico

    09/14/2016 3:29:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/14/16 | AP
    DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. says it's moving all of its U.S. small car production to Mexico. Ford CEO Mark Fields confirmed the long-expected move Wednesday during an event for investors and Wall Street analysts. Ford currently makes its Fiesta subcompact in Mexico, but its Focus and C-Max small cars are made in suburban Detroit. Making them in Mexico would boost company profits because of low wages there.
  • Ford pledges to have a fleet of fully autonomous cabs on the road 'by 2021'....

    08/16/2016 3:51:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 16 August 2016 | Mark Brigg
    Ford intends to have a fully driverless vehicle — no steering wheel, no pedals — on the road within five years. The cars will initially be used for commercial ride-hailing or ride-sharing services; sales to consumers will come later. Ford CEO Mark Fields announced the new goal Tuesday at the company's Silicon Valley campus in Palo Alto, California, sparking rumours it could sell the cars to Uber - which is already testing its self driving systems using the firm's vehicles in Pittsburgh. ... Nair says Ford will continue developing driver-assist systems, like automatic emergency braking or lane departure warning. But...
  • Donald Trump Ford foreign policy worked

    04/27/2016 12:58:49 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 3 replies
    The Donald Trump effect: Ford will invest $1.6 billion in two U.S. factories. Ford Motor Co will invest $1.6 billion in two U.S. factories to start making a new automatic transmission and expand output of certain commercial trucks, the company said on Tuesday. Ford said the moves would support a total of 650 jobs but would not say how many new ones would be created. The announcement comes three weeks after Ford said it would spend $1.6 billion to build a new vehicle assembly plant in Mexico, drawing fire from Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump. Ford has countered that...
  • Ford to build factory in Mexico, moving small-car production from U.S.

    04/05/2016 5:07:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 70 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Apr 5, 2016
    Ford Motor Co. plans to build a $1.6-billion auto assembly plant in Mexico, creating about 2,800 jobs there and shifting small-car production away from the United States
  • Ford to build plant in Mexico, ramp up output from the country: WSJ

    03/24/2016 2:44:24 PM PDT · by jjotto · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | Javier E. David
    Auto giant Ford is planning a new assembly plant south of the U.S. border, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, and will sharply increase factory output from Mexico just months after signing a labor deal. Citing people familiar with the matter, The Journal reported that Ford will add half a million units of annual capacity from Mexico starting in 2018, which is double the amount it built in 2015. The new assembly complex will be based in San Luis Potosi, and Ford will expand an existing facility near Mexico City, the publication added. The move may heighten the debate over...
  • Remember How Trump Threatened Ford? Well Look at the HUGE Announcement They Just Made

    03/24/2016 1:09:34 PM PDT · by Mensius · 250 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 03/24/2006 | NA
    When the Ford Motor Co. decided to move jobs south to Mexico so that it could pay its workers less, billionaire businessman Donald Trump was furious. He made trade inequalities and Ford’s betrayal of American workers a central issue of his campaign. And, without his even being in the Oval Office, it worked. In an interview with CNBC, Ford CEO Mark Fields said that the automaker would be “here to stay.” He also said he had outlined his company’s plans in a letter to Trump.
  • WSJ: Ford To Double Mexican Plant Production

    02/10/2016 6:17:31 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 68 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | February 7
    Published reports are saying that Ford plans to build a new auto plant in Mexico, with plans to more than double production there Ford plans to build a new assembly complex in San Luis Potosi and expand an existing facility near Mexico City, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Journal says the Dearborn, Michigan, carmaker will add 500,000 units of annual capacity there, beginning in 2018. That would be more than double last year's production in that country. The newspaper cites unnamed people briefed on the plan. Costs for the project likely will exceed $1 billion, people familiar with...
  • SHOCK: Ford Makes Massive Announcement - Trump Was Right About Everything

    02/10/2016 5:42:19 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 133 replies
    One of the cornerstones of Donald Trump's campaign has been the fact that millions of jobs have been lost to overseas industries because it is often too expensive to do business in America anymore. Many liberals have criticized Trump for these statements, but the Wall Street Journal recently reported that Ford's latest production move showed that Trump was exactly right. Ford planned to build a new assembly plant in Mexico in order to produce 500,000 more vehicles in Mexico than it currently does. Last year Ford's Mexican output was 433,000 vehicles, which translates to about 14 percent of its total...
  • Ford Motor, is going to cancel plan to go to Mexico and stay in U.S.....Trump accomplishment?

    10/25/2015 8:29:35 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 115 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1:36 PM - 25 Oct 2015 | Donald Trump
    Word is that Ford Motor, because of my constant badgering at packed events, is going to cancel their deal to go to Mexico and stay in U.S.
  • Ford to move compact car production overseas (Mexico likely)

    07/10/2015 12:50:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    SKY News ^ | 07/10/2015
    Ford plans to move production of two of its smallest cars from its assembly plant in Michigan to a plant overseas by 2018 to maintain competitiveness. Ford did not say where it would relocate production of the Focus and C-Max, amid media reports that Mexico was likely. The Focus is already produced at several locations around the world. 'We currently are reviewing several possible options,' said spokeswoman Kristina Adamski. 'We are committed to continuing to improve competitiveness and to invest where it makes the best sense for our business.' The announcement came as Ford and the other two large US...
  • Ford Sees Growing Demand For Natural Gas Vehicles Like F-150

    05/04/2015 4:17:20 AM PDT · by thackney · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/04/2015
    Ford Motor Co. says the 2016 F-150 pickup will be available with a 5.0-liter V8 engine that can run on compressed natural gas or propane, part of a growing lineup of CNG vehicles from the Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker. Ford’s commercial vehicle customers, in particular, have been asking for more trucks and vans that can run on compressed natural gas because it lowers their fleet operating costs and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. CNG sells for an average of $2.11 per gallon of gasoline equivalent, as of April 30, 2015, and is as low as $1 in some parts of the country,...
  • Ford Contractor Says He Was Fired for Speaking Against Company’s Support of Homosexuality

    02/08/2015 12:31:45 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 37 replies
    Christiannews.net ^ | 2/8/15 | Heather Clark
    DEARBORN, Mich. – A former contractor for Ford Motor Company has filed a religious discrimination complaint, alleging that he was fired for speaking against the company’s support of homosexuality. Thomas Banks has worked as a design and release engineer for Ford since 2011—that is until last August when he was fired on an accusation that he had violated the company’s “anti-harassment” policy for responding to an email employee newsletter from the company. The newsletter contained an article regarding the 20th anniversary of Ford’s Gay, Lesbian Or Bisexual Employees advocacy group (GLOBE). Banks replied with a comment to express disagreement.
  • Contractor: Ford Motor fired me because I oppose gay ‘marriage’

    02/04/2015 12:20:36 PM PST · by wagglebee · 34 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/4/15 | Dustin Siggins
    DETROIT, MI, February 4, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A former contractor with Ford Motor Company has sued, saying the auto giant and contracting firm RGBSI violated his civil rights when he was fired for his religious opposition to same-sex "marriage."In a complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and provided to LifeSiteNews, Thomas Banks said that he was fired after commenting on Ford's policy related to same-sex relationships. According to Banks, Ford invited employees to comment on the policy, which Banks -- who was an employee of RGBSI at the time -- did.Within two weeks, Banks had met with a...
  • Robocall to 100 Ford workers: 'You're fired'

    11/04/2014 1:32:53 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    nwi timed ^ | 11-3-2014
    Nearly 100 workers at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant got a robocall on Halloween telling them their services were no longer needed and they were terminated. It wasn't a trick or a morbid prank. Dozens of workers missed the call or didn't believe it, so they showed up to work Saturday anyway, according to an autoworker who wished to remain anonymous. They found their ID badges had been disabled and were told by security they had been fired. "As part of our normal business process, we've temporarily adjusted our workforce numbers at Chicago Assembly Plant," Ford Motor Co. said in a...
  • He Might Throw His Hat Into the Race — But Would He Run as a Democrat or a Republican?

    09/15/2014 6:07:07 AM PDT · by taildragger · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep. 14, 2014 | Zach Noble
    Cue the 2016 speculations: The former president and CEO of Ford Motors isn’t ruling out a presidential run. Speaking at a radio industry conference in Indianapolis Thursday, former Ford head Alan Mulally kept his options open when he was asked whether he’d consider running for president, ABC News reported.
  • Ford opens 88 new dealerships in China in a single day

    06/23/2014 6:00:53 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 10 replies
    TTAC ^ | 6/23/2014 | Brandon Turkus
    Ford opened 88 dealerships in China last year." "Ford opened 88 dealerships in China during the first half of 2014." "Ford opened 88 dealerships in China last month." None of those statements – even the last one – would seem unbelievable. Saying "Ford opened up 88 dealerships in China last Thursday," though, is a bit more dramatic. Yes, on June 19 alone, Ford opened the doors on nearly 100 showrooms in the People's Republic, boosting the Blue Oval's total presence in the country to 750 dealerships. Of course, while an overabundance of dealers in the US proved troublesome for American...
  • 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang spotted

    03/24/2014 1:50:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2015
    But who gets to blow out the candles? What’s believed to be a lightly-camouflaged 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang has been spotted out on a test drive just a few weeks before its expected debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The GT-spec ‘Stang features several retro styling cues to mark the occasion, including a unique grille with a horizontal chrome bar and corral around the Mustang logo, what appear to be rear quarter window louvers hidden under a black panel, and forked-spoke wheels reminiscent of the ones seen on
  • Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford dies at 88

    03/09/2014 9:43:15 AM PDT · by Michigan Bowhunter · 35 replies
    foxnews/ap ^ | March 09, 2014 | Staff
  • U.S. Automakers and the NSA – Peas in a Pod

    01/16/2014 5:44:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Progressive Insurance wants its insurance agents to take a 30-day ride-along with its customers. While the agents themselves are not physically in the vehicles, the Progressive “Snapshot” device -- which functions much like a car’s Event Data Recorder, or “EDR” (also known as a “black box”) -- constantly monitors and records every move a driver makes; including how often drivers slam on the brakes, how many miles they drive, and how much time they spend driving at high-risk hours (Midnight to 4:00 AM). Progressive claims collecting such data will save money for “safe-drivers,” but in actuality it is simply a...
  • Ford Exec: ‘We Know Everyone Who Breaks The Law’ Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

    01/09/2014 10:06:54 AM PST · by billorites · 131 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jim Edwards
    Ford's Global VP/Marketing and Sales, Jim Farley, said something both sinister and obvious during a panel discussion about data privacy today at CES, the big electronics trade show in Las Vegas. Because of the GPS units installed in Ford vehicles, Ford knows when its drivers are speeding, and where they are while they're doing it. Farley was trying to describe how much data Ford has on its customers, and illustrate the fact that the company uses very little of it in order to avoid raising privacy concerns: "We know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you're doing it....
  • Leaked: This is (Almost Definitely) the 2015 Mustang!

    10/29/2013 9:32:36 AM PDT · by central_va · 89 replies
    car and driver ^ | 8/27/13 | jens meiners
    In a nation obsessed with the right now, few things have held up over the past 50 years as well as the Ford ­Mustang. The first pony car debuted at the 1964 New York World’s Fair and instantly became a tent pole of Americana. Before the model officially turns 50 on April 17, 2014, Ford will celebrate its lasting ­contribution to the postwar-boom culture with a brand-new, much anticipated Mustang. But the times, they are a changin’ (yep, a song also released in 1964). Ford’s American icon continues to gain offshore admirers. The Blue Oval plans to sell the next...
  • Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration - April 17, 2014

    09/17/2013 4:13:50 AM PDT · by citizen · 55 replies
    Mustang Celebration website ^ | April 17, 2014 | Ford Motor Company
    The Mustang 50th Birthday Celebrations will be held in two of the most prestigious racetracks in our great country; the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Both of these great racetracks have extensive ties to the Mustang Nation and are in locations that will allow a magnitude of Mustang enthusiasts from all over the world to be able to come and enjoy the Mustang 50th festivities. Plus, they both have all of the amenities necessary for an event of the Mustang 50th’s stature. Remember, no matter how you look at it, this is the Mustang 50th and...
  • Lincoln Is Doing Worse Than Mercury Before Ford Killed Them

    08/19/2013 1:53:15 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 53 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 08/19/2013 | Raphael Orlove
    Ford justified killing Mercury because Mercury wasn't providing a sufficient chunk of market share in the US. Ford recently announced how much market share Lincoln has and it makes Mercury look good. Justin Berkowitz at Car and Driver made the association, citing Ford's 2010 statement explaining why they were ending the Mercury Brand. Mercury originally was created as a premium offering to Ford and was an important source of incremental sales. Of Ford Motor Company’s 16 percent market share in the U.S., Mercury accounts for 0.8 percentage points, a level that has been flat or declining for the past several...
  • Ford to launch F-150 that can run on natural gas

    07/31/2013 5:25:13 AM PDT · by thackney · 105 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 31, 2013 | Zain Shauk
    Ford Motor Co. will offer a natural gas option for its 2014 F-150 pickup truck models, turning drivers of America’s most popular vehicle into potential consumers of the low-cost fuel. The option, scheduled to be announced Wednesday, will add a major prospect for consumers hoping to use natural gas to fuel cars and light-duty trucks, since only one such vehicle — the Honda Civic Natural Gas — is available now for direct sales from an automaker to U.S. customers. “There is the potential that we may look back on this launch as when natural gas really became a mass-market fuel...
  • Toyota, Ford end hybrid partnership (Japan)

    07/25/2013 1:48:33 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 10 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 07/24/2013 | Kyodo
    CHICAGO – Toyota Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. have ended a partnership to jointly develop gas-electric hybrid systems for trucks and sport utility vehicles, the automakers said Tuesday. The two companies had planned on cooperation to curb massive development costs. But they are believed to have failed to reach an agreement on basic designing of a hybrid system as well as other details, such as production sites and the scope of technological disclosure. Ford, the second-largest U.S. carmaker, has developed a hybrid system for cars that can be converted for use in pickups and SUVs, reducing the need for...
  • Ford Mustang hit by Moore, OK EF5 tornado lives to do another burnout.

    06/08/2013 1:19:55 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 17 replies
    Autoblog ^ | June 7, 2013 | Jeffry N. Ross
    Oklahoma recently saw the destructive power of an EF5 tornado, but in the aftermath of the devastation, we've also been witness to the incredible resilience of the human spirit. Moore, OK resident Jack Haden survived the storm but found that his 2003 Ford Mustang wasn't quite as lucky. As you can see in the image above, the tornado's 200+ mph winds did quite a number on the car, but while most people would have likely called their insurance company and scrapped the car, Haden had other plans. After finding the car and seeing that its V6 still fired up, Haden...
  • Detroit roars back after years of quality issues

    05/20/2013 5:09:14 PM PDT · by TwelveOfTwenty · 66 replies
    NBC ^ | May 20, 2013 | Paul A. Eisenstein The Detroit Bureau
    Is Motor City getting its mojo back? After years of losing loyal customers frustrated by quality and reliability problems, domestic automakers are showing a new-found focus on customer service that is winning back skeptics – boosting sales, market share and profits.
  • Ford recalls Fusion and Escape due to spontaneous engine combustion

    12/01/2012 10:55:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    SlashGear ^ | Dec 1st 2012 | Brittany Hillen
    The Ford Motor Company has been forced to recall over 70,000 Ford Escapes and nearly 16,000 2013 Ford Fusions due to an issue with overheating that may cause the cars’ engines to catch on fire. The recall is only for select models that were sold in Canada and the United States. This comes after several other recalls Ford has had in the recent past. The recall is for Fusion SEL and SE models with the 1.6 liter engine, and the Escape SEL and SE models. Other Fusions and Escapes aren’t included. This is due to drivers reporting that their engines...
  • Ford Motor Company Hybrid Sales Up 115 Percent as April Sets Best-Ever Sales Record

    05/02/2006 8:07:22 AM PDT · by eraser2005 · 60 replies · 1,286+ views
    PRNewswire ^ | 5/2/2006 | Ford Motor Company
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  • ford explorer 97

    09/27/2010 8:03:05 AM PDT · by dragonssub86 · 50 replies
    my stupid ford still wont engage her clutch new slave new Master and new clutch. we have bled all the lines necessary and she still wont shift.