The Rouge, a sprawling industrial complex, is the heart and soul of Ford manufacturing. Today it’s home to the brand-new F-150 pickup, arguably the company’s most important product but the heritage of this facility stretches back decades. Continue Reading...
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Third-quarter financial numbers are in and Ford’s figures have shrunk. Continue Reading...
Clean, safe water is a precious resource that’s easy to take for granted until you don’t have access to it. In recent years Ford has worked to dramatically reduce the amount of H2O consumed during vehicle development and production at its global facilities Continue Reading...
Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company is set to retire. The influential executive will step down from his post in just two months. Continue Reading...
General Motors and Ford are putting renewed focus on quality. Each company had its share of issues in recent years but they’re taking a similar – and probably controversial – approach to improving. Continue Reading...
The last remaining grandson of Henry Ford, William Clay Ford Sr., passed away in his home on March 9, and the brand is honoring his memory with a new scholarship. Continue Reading...
During a press conference in Dearborn yesterday, Jeff Greenberg, senior technical leader at Ford Research and Innovation, said “Ford has been a leader in delivering safer solutions for in-car communications and simplifying the user interface, and now we’re researching ways to use the car’s own intelligence to further help drivers.” Continue Reading...
The purpose of Traffic Jam Assist, along with a further development of active parking assist, which will enable vehicles to park perpendicularly without touching the wheel, is to reduce the everyday stress of motoring, especially for those who endure heavy commutes Continue Reading...
Ford has been pushing its EcoBoost turbocharging and direct injection gas engines hard in recent years, aiming to significantly improve its fleet wide fuel economy to meet CAFE targets while maintaining performance. Continue Reading...
The potential to reuse some of the country’s paper currency once it has been taken out of circulation is a great example of research we’re doing,” remarked Ford’s global director of Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental matters John Viera. Continue Reading...
Also, in order to enable fleet operators to better keep track of their costs and monitor emissions output, Ford is also introducing a new tool dubbed The Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Cost Calculator. Continue Reading...
Ford says that the issue concerns insufficient welds on the support brackets, on the right and side, second row seat only, the other seats in these vehicles are not affected by the recall. Continue Reading...
For the Escape and the Fusion, which currently represent the volume segments, Ford will offer both 1.6 and 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engines, with a 2.0-liter unit also set aside for the compact Focus. Continue Reading...
In addition, Deloitte’s vice chairman Craig Giffi, says that Gen Y members are also more likely to be drawn to Hybrids than conventional internal combustion propelled cars and trucks, though he believes this is less of a “green” factor and more of an economic one, saving fuel and saving money, versus saving the planet. Continue Reading...
However, German automakers Daimler AG and Volkswagen, which currently offer some of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on sale in the US, won’t back the CAFE proposal because there’s no incentive for diesel fueled vehicles. Continue Reading...
Yet most impressive, is the panaromic glass roof, a feature we can also expect to see more of on future Lincoln products, according to Wolff. Continue Reading...
In fact among the 200 executives surveyed anonymously, two-thirds predict that sales of both Hybrid and pure EVs will only account for around 6 percent of total vehicle sales in Europe and the US by 2025 Continue Reading...
Looking a lot like a Fiesta on stilts, the latest EcoSport will be produced locally in India at the Chennai integrated manufacturing complex for both domestic consumption and also export, with production in other countries, likely Brazil slated to commence down the road. Continue Reading...
Light trucks have also been doing well, with the breadwinning F-150, along with the outgoing Escape and Explorer looking to post strong gains (current estimates predict around a 30 percent increase by the time all’s said and done), according to a official statement released by the company. Continue Reading...
If that proves to be the case, then it will be interesting to see what specifications it will sport. One thing’s for certain, it’ll weigh slightly more than the coupe Continue Reading...
As a result, in order to deal with both issues, Ford has developed a new sleigh with cutting edge technology , including a 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine (which will help Santa save some 191,843 tonnes of CO2 and £110 million/$176 million on fuel costs. Continue Reading...
Overall Ranger sales peaked in 1999 at some 348,358 units, yet since then demand for Ford’s compact pickup and small trucks in general has been shrinking, rapidly. Continue Reading...
In fact, Ford predicts that its fourth quarter projections now show an increase in some 14,000 units, which means total production will hit around 674,000 cars and light trucks for Q4 2011. Continue Reading...
Think of it as a bit like the vibration you get from your game console controller when your car goes off road while playing Forza Motorsport. 4. A quaint little coffee icon also displays on the dash signaling that it’s probably time for you to pull over and nap or get a fresh cup of... Continue Reading...