12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Dealers featured this week include Dan Lacy, president of R.C. Lacy Ford-Lincoln in Catskill, N.Y.; The Viviano family of Sterling Heights Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram in Sterling Heights, Mich.; Jerry Brassfield, owner of Capitol Toyota in San Jose, Calif.; and Farley Perkins, vice president of Southern Volkswagen - Greenbrier in Chesapeake, Va.... Read More »

Ford opts to market utility vehicles together

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Ford plans to market four vehicles - the Escape, Edge, Explorer and Expedition - under the theme “Be Unstoppable.” It's the first time Ford has tried a multivehicle strategy for its utilities since its “No Boundaries” campaign in the early 2000s.... Read More »

Ford's Farley: Mustang starts strong in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2015

Ford's Europe boss Jim Farley says the new Mustang is back-ordered until spring in Europe. It's an early, positive sign in the company's drive to make the Mustang more popular overseas.... Read More »

UK's pro-EU carmakers say plants not at risk from Brexit

Sept. 17, 2015 13:02 CET

The UK's foreign-owned carmakers say they would not shut their plants if the country leaves the EU, though future investment could be at risk.... Read More »


BLOG: The tricky world, with haves and have-nots, of CVTs

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015

The 2016 Honda HR-V and the 2016 Nissan Maxima demonstrate all you need to know about the potential and pitfalls of the continuously variable transmission.... Read More »

Ford introduces adaptive steering on select ’16 models

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015

Ford is rolling out an innovative new variable-ratio steering system on certain models of the Edge crossover and three other vehicles starting this fall.... Read More »

Ford power-steering investigation ended by NHTSA

9:53 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015

A U.S. investigation into about 848,600 Ford vehicles for loss of power steering has ended, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.... Read More »

Ford, Alcoa plan to replace more steel with aluminum in F-150

4:13 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

Ford said it would begin using a new type of aluminum from supplier Alcoa to make some parts for the F-150 pickup later this year, in a step toward eventually replacing more steel components with aluminum.... Read More »


A Ford-FCA merger could work

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

For me, it looks like Sergio Marchionne's talk of merging Fiat Chrysler Automobiles with General Motors is a way for the Agnelli family to take a controlling stake in a member of big corporate America.... Read More »

Products pack some power in UAW talks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2015

The UAW realizes that the best job security comes from building a popular vehicle productively. With several Detroit 3 factories in the U.S. hungry for new and replacement vehicles to build, such commitments are sure to be a part of this year's labor negotiations and contracts as well.... Read More »

Ford workers strike at Brazil factory to protest job cuts

7:51 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2015

Workers at a Ford plant in Brazil began an open-ended strike on Thursday to protest job cuts, adding to labor tensions that have rattled the country's auto industry in the midst of its worst crisis in nearly two decades.... Read More »

Ford hires Carla Bruni to sell cars in France

Sept. 11, 2015 12:17 CET

Ford France has hired the country's one-time First Lady Carla Bruni to help counter the home-field advantage of Renault and PSA.... Read More »

Bill Hayden, Jaguar's first CEO during Ford's ownership, dies at 86

Sept. 11, 2015 10:47 CET

Bill Hayden, the former Ford of Europe manufacturing executive who is credited with modernizing Jaguar, died on Aug. 11. He was 86.... Read More »


Ford expects Edge to boost its European SUV market share

Sept. 11, 2015 06:01 CET

Ford expects its Edge to help boost its SUV market share in the region. The Edge adds a diesel engine for European customers.... Read More »

Lincoln's new ads spotlight MKX as McConaughey goes silent

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2015

Matthew McConaughey is back in another round of commercials for Lincoln, but this time, he lets the product do all the talking. McConaughey, the actor whose rambling soliloquies in last year's Lincoln ads were parodied endlessly, doesn't say a single word in three new spots for the redesigned MKX crossover.... Read More »

GM, Ford open factories in China just in time for slowing growth

6:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2015

Auto sales in China are slowing and may fall for the first time in more than a decade, undercutting one of the few growth markets for carmakers such as General Motors and Ford Motor Co., according to a report released today by Alix Partners.... Read More »


BLOG: UAW talks will turn on Tier 2 resolution

3:50 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2015

The main issue at the UAW-Detroit 3 bargaining table is wages. Specifically, whether the UAW can deliver a path out of Tier 2 to full wages for all workers and whether veteran or Tier 1 workers can expect their first wage increase in 10 years. Repeat, 10 years.... Read More »

Ford Mustang sales rise globally, show gains with U.S. women

12:33 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2015

According to sales results for the first half of 2015, the new Ford Mustang is the best-selling sports car in the world -- and the best-selling sports car among women in the United States.... Read More »

Ford UAW workers authorize strike

10:21 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2015

UAW-represented workers at Ford overwhelmingly authorized union leadership to strike the automaker should they not reach a new contract agreement, according to a statement today.... Read More »

UAW to select Detroit 3 target for contract negotiations by next week

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

The UAW plans to pick a target for contract negotiations by Sept. 14, the day its current four-year accord with the major automakers ends.... Read More »

More F-150s, more Ford sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

Ford finally seems to have its F-series trucks running in high gear. In August the automaker sold 71,332 pickups, up 4.7 percent from a year ago. It was easily the strongest month this year.... Read More »

GM, Ford, Nissan see China sales drop in August

10:12 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

GM posted its biggest drop in China sales in five months for August as global automakers struggle with a deepening economic slowdown and slumping equities in the world's largest auto market. Ford and Nissan also reported lower sales, highlighting the divide between winners and losers in China.... Read More »

Stock market, China don't slow Aug. sales pace

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

American consumers bought new cars and trucks at a brisk pace in August, and they're likely to continue doing so in September, despite falling stock prices and worries about the Chinese economy. August's robust selling rate reflects strong economic fundamentals across the American landscape and still-palpable pent-up demand to replace aging vehicles.... Read More »

Think co-op, not VEBA, for health care pool

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2015

This summer, UAW President Dennis Williams floated the idea that the union wanted to work with the Detroit 3 to create a health-care pool for workers. Best guess as to what that means: a purchasing consortium to drive down the fees that hospitals, doctors and insurers charge.... Read More »

Ford GT stars in 'Forza Motorsport 6' video game ad

4:21 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2015

The Ford GT zooms through the pixelated history of racing video games in a new commercial for the upcoming “Forza Motorsport 6” on the Xbox One.... Read More »

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