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New F-150's fuel economy will improve, but can it best Ram 1500?

2:50 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2014
Ford's new aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 pickup coming this fall might not be able to beat Chrysler Group's Ram 1500 and claim best-in-class fuel economy.... Read More »

 

Lighter Ford F-150 to feature less standard hp, torque

12:34 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2014
Ford's new aluminum-bodied F-150 will come with less standard horsepower and torque than today's pickups. In the lighter truck, drivers won't miss it, Ford executives said today.... Read More »

 

Why refresh Expedition? For Texans, Saudis

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
The Ford Expedition, the last full-sized, truck-based, body-on-frame SUV in Ford's lineup, is getting a new look, a new engine and a load of new technology for the 2015 model year.... Read More »

 

Ford, Ram escalate towing war

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Ford launched a salvo in the escalating heavy-duty pickup towing rivalry last week. And Ram promptly fired right back.... Read More »

 

Hyundai's Sprinter fighter?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
This lightly disguised Hyundai being tested in the California desert shows the Korean automaker preparing a move into the newly crowded commercial van segment against the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster.... Read More »

 

Automakers await the details of EPA plan for mpg road tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2014
Automakers see merit in an EPA proposal that would require them to road test vehicles to verify mileage claims, but they are unclear on how the tests would be handled.... Read More »

 

'15 Ford Mustang V-8 to pump out 435 hp

1:47 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2014
The 5.0-liter V-8 engine in the 2015 Ford Mustang will crank out 435 hp, up from 420 hp, and provide torque of 400 pounds-feet, up from 390 on the current model, the company said today.... Read More »

 

Auto repair conference to focus on next F-150

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Starting at the end of this month, the 2015 aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 pickup will take center stage at the nation's biggest annual collision repair industry gathering in Detroit.... Read More »

 

Ford announces 6 recalls covering 100,610 vehicles in North America

10:57 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2014
Ford said it is recalling 100,610 vehicles in North America in six separate actions. About 92,000 of the vehicles have a potential problem with front axles that run to right wheels and may have not been properly installed during assembly. That may cause the axle to move outward over time and eventually become disengaged.... Read More »

 

Ford says Mondeo sales will be boosted by platform sharing with Lincoln

July 5, 2014 06:15 CET
Ford says its new Mondeo will compete better in Europe's mid-sized segment because it has a platform that was also designed to underpin Lincoln models.... Read More »

 

Ford to replace 2.0-liter EcoBoost after just 4 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder -- offered in more than a dozen Ford and Lincoln vehicles globally -- begins easing out of production early next year with the launch of the redesigned 2015 Ford Edge.... Read More »

 

Ford packs '15 Edge with technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Ford is touting the 2015 Edge crossover as a showcase for its latest technologies. It will be the first Ford-branded vehicle offered with such features as adaptive steering, a 180-degree front camera, an enhanced parking assist system and a glove box airbag.... Read More »

 

ProMaster City to take on Transit Connect

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
The 2015 Ram ProMaster City will give Chrysler Group dealers a small urban delivery vehicle to sell when it arrives in dealerships early next year. Based on the Fiat Doblo but designed for North America, the van will compete with Ford's Transit Connect.... Read More »

 

MULALLY'S SCORECARD

Ford's outgoing CEO mainly brought his A-game, but technology and luxury were struggles

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2014
After an eight-year run in which he spearheaded the salvation of Ford, Alan Mulally hands the CEO job to Mark Fields on Tuesday, July 1. But, like all great leaders, Mulally did not succeed in everything he tackled.... Read More »

 

Ram ProMaster City to take aim at Ford Transit Connect

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2014
When it arrives in dealerships early next year, the 2015 Ram ProMaster City will give Chrysler Group dealers a small commercial van to compete with the Ford Transit Connect. The front-wheel-drive van will be powered by the same 2.4-liter inline-four engine and nine-speed transmission used in versions of the Chrysler 200 sedan and Jeep Cherokee.... Read More »

 

Ford aims Edge SUV at German premium brands

June 25, 2014 09:49 CET
Ford believes it can win premium brand customers in Europe with the Edge large SUV. The Edge will be Ford's first large SUV in Europe since the automaker phased out the Explorer in 2001.... Read More »

 

Ford takes wraps off '15 Power Wheels F-150

7:30 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2014
The 2015 Power Wheels F-150 -- designed for children 3 years and older and a key product of Ford's merchandising and licensing efforts -- is a child-sized version of the aluminum-bodied truck due to be launched late this year.... Read More »

 

Ford's revamped 2015 Edge to roll out worldwide

6:00 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
The Ford Edge, first introduced in 2006 as an early entrant in the now-booming mid-sized crossover segment, is getting a major makeover and global push for 2015. The new vehicle, shown to journalists Tuesday, is longer, roomier, more powerful and more aerodynamic than its predecessor.... Read More »

 

Ford expands F-150 recall to inspect, repair electronic power assisted steering

3:43 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
Ford expanded a recall of 2014 F-150 pickups to 5,675 trucks to inspect and repair a possible glitch with the electronic power assisted steering gear.... Read More »

 

Aluminum Ford F-150 remains on track, Hinrichs says

11:08 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
In response to Morgan Stanley’s concerns about potential delays, Ford Americas chief Joe Hinrichs said the new aluminum-bodied F-150 truck remains on track for its introduction later this year.... Read More »

 

UNDERGROUND UPFITTERS

Suppliers outfit Transit vans in massive Kansas City cave complex

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Six upfitters are finishing Kansas City-built Ford Transit vans for commercial customers in a most unusual setting: a mammoth cavern system carved from limestone deposited 560 million years ago.... Read More »

 

Ford mpg strategy is at a crossroads

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Ford Motor Co. plans to retain fuel economy as a pillar of its marketing, but its rollback of mpg numbers on six models this month will force the company to abandon many of the competitive and superlative claims it has made over the past 18 months.... Read More »

 

Super Dutys will be aluminum, spy and trusty magnet say

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Last week, a spy photographer working for KGP Photography said he has proof that the 2015 Ford Super Duty trucks will be aluminum -- thanks to a simple magnet.... Read More »

 

NHTSA examining data on exhaust leak in 2011-2014 Ford Explorer

12:46 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into complaints that exhaust may be building up inside the cabins of Ford's 2011-2014 Explorer SUVs.... Read More »

 

NHTSA closes Explorer investigation after Ford's recall

2:39 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Federal safety regulators closed a 2-year-old probe into power steering glitches in late-model Ford Explorers, signaling that they are satisfied with the automaker’s recent decision to recall the SUV. Ford said May 29 it would recall 195,527 Explorers from the 2011-13 model years as part of a sweeping campaign that included nearly 1.39 million vehicles.... Read More »

 

 
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