Ford Lays Groundwork For CEO Succession

Ford Lays Groundwork For CEO Succession
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Ford CEO Alan Mulally isn’t on his way out, though succession plans are being considered according to a top Ford executive. Mark Fields, Ford‘s president of the Americas, emphasized the importance of developing a succession plan, despite there being no plans for Mulally’s retirement. Fields, who is one of the candidates to move into the… Continue Reading...

Ford Has Four Possible CEO Contenders To Succeed Alan Mulally

Ford Has Four Possible CEO Contenders To Succeed Alan Mulally
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The replacement for Ford‘s current CEO Alan Mulally will likely come from within, and four contenders have come out on top despite no realistic timeline for someone to replace Mulally. Those four contenders include Mark Fields, the president of the Americas and current frontrunner (age 50), current CFO Lewis Booth (age 63), Jim Farley, group… Continue Reading...

Ford to Resurrect BOSS 302 Mustang as Next Special Edition Model

Ford to Resurrect BOSS 302 Mustang as Next Special Edition Model
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Ford appears set to bring back the BOSS 302 as the next special edition Mustang. According to Mustang Heaven, Mark Field’s, president of the Americas for FoMoCo, told dealers at a recent meeting that, “We did the Bullitt, we did a Mach 1, we did the C/S. I can’t tell you what the next special… Continue Reading...

Report: Ford to Cease Platform Sharing With Mazda, Leaving Japanese Automaker in the Lurch

Report: Ford to Cease Platform Sharing With Mazda, Leaving Japanese Automaker in the Lurch
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The simultaneous introduction of the Ford Fiesta and Mazda2 at the LA Auto Show last week marks the end of a long history of platform sharing between Ford and Mazda. After two decades of collaboration, Ford has decided to develop vehicles separately from now on, according to Ford president Mark Fields. In the past year… Continue Reading...

Report: Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Named “Truck of Texas” by Texas Auto Writers Association

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Report: Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Named “Truck of Texas” by Texas Auto Writers Association
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Each year the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) gives out accolades to vehicles in different classes, but none carry the quite the prestigious honor as the “Truck of Texas” title. For 2010 TAWA has awarded the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor as the “Truck of Texas,” making this the seventh year in a row that a… Continue Reading...

Ford Transforming Michigan Trunk Plant into Compact Car/Electric Vehicle Plant

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Ford Transforming Michigan Trunk Plant into Compact Car/Electric Vehicle Plant
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Ford will spend $550 million to transform it’s Michigan truck plant into a facility that bill be used to built the new Ford Focus, including an electric version of that vehicle. By transforming the Michigan Trunk Plant into a compact car facility as many as 3,200 jobs will be saved as demand for large SUVs… Continue Reading...

Ford Unleashes 2010 Taurus SHO

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Ford Unleashes 2010 Taurus SHO
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The rumors were right. Ford used the opportunity provided by the Chicago Auto Show to unleash its 2010 Taurus SHO, with 365 hp, all-wheel drive and a paddle-shifted six-speed transmission. The SHO gets its power from Ford’s new Ecoboost twin-turbo, direct-injection 3.5-liter V6 engine, that delivers V8 power with V6 fuel economy. Total output is… Continue Reading...