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Rivals tried, but none matched the Mustang's sales in the '60s

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
The Mustang's runaway success after its April 1964 debut left most of Ford Motor Co.'s rivals scrambling to develop their own pony cars. Three years later, the Mustang had plenty of competition but no other sporty compact came close to matching the Mustang's sales in the 1960s.... Read More »

 

50 nifty things you may not know about the Mustang

9:07 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
A look back at a few factoids about the 50-year-old Mustang... Read More »

 

The pony car was all about personalization -- 'do your own thing'

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
Try to think about the Ford Mustang from a rational perspective, and its phenomenal early success just doesn't compute. The Mustang was a two-door, sporty car, the very definition of a niche product with limited appeal. It also was developed on a shoestring budget. But it roared out of the gates.... Read More »

 

Sperlich: Mustang 'was all about youth'

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
Among the Ford Mustang's fathers, Hal Sperlich is one of the most fascinating. Sperlich gets credit for being the product-planning genius behind the Ford Mustang and Chrysler's original minivan, the vehicles that made Lee Iacocca famous.... Read More »

 

Ford unveils upscale S-Max concept with Vignale badge

April 9, 2014 13:19 CET
Ford has unveiled a concept previewing an upscale Vignale variant of its S-Max large minivan, the second vehicle to receive the trim line after the Mondeo sedan.... Read More »

 

Ford to show freshened Focus at New York show

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
Ford will show the freshened Focus sedan and the Focus Electric during the New York auto show press days next week.... Read More »

 

Ford recalls nearly 435,000 vehicles for rusting frame parts, faulty seats

6:00 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Ford is recalling 385,762 model-year 2001-2004 Escape SUVs due to rust that could cause the separation of the lower control arm from the subframe of the vehicle. In an unrelated recall, NHTSA announced that Ford is recalling 48,960 model-year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Ford Escape and C-Max vehicles to replace seatback frames that are not up to NHTSA standards.... Read More »

 

The upside of poking fun

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Since Ford's video hit the Web in late March, Pashon Murray, founder of composting company Detroit Dirt, said she has been inundated with phone calls and e-mails from media, talent agents casting commercials and businesses with consulting offers.... Read More »

 

Smart recycling cuts F-150 cost

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2014
Innovative recycling that sorts aluminum by type and returns it to suppliers will save Ford $124 per pickup, compared with using conventional recycling methods, when production of the 2015 aluminum-bodied F-150 starts this fall, says a stock analyst.... Read More »

 

Ford boosts Fiesta output in Germany on growing demand

April 3, 2014 13:28 CET
Ford says it has increased production of the Fiesta by 200 units a day at its plant in Cologne, Germany, to satisfy growing demand for the subcompact.... Read More »

 

Ford advances 3% after 'strong' finish

2:18 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
Ford Motor sales ticked up 3 percent in March, spurred by a strong second half of the month, particularly from the company's two biggest sellers: the F-series pickup and Fusion mid-sized sedan.... Read More »

 

Ram pickup outsells Silverado for first time since 1999

4:01 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
It’s no April Fool’s joke, though General Motors may wish it were. The Ram pickup outsold the Chevrolet Silverado in March, the first monthly win by the Ram over Chevrolet’s full-sized pickup in nearly 15 years.... Read More »

 

Ford will redo Empire State stunt for Mustang

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
As the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the Mustang in New York nears, Ford has rediscovered its old marketing playbook and is using it to herald the occasion.... Read More »

 

Ford: Fusion sales hit U.S. record on fatter deals

2:04 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Ford's Fusion sedan generated record U.S. sales in March as the automaker raised the model's incentives 32 percent to meet growing competition in the contested family-car market.... Read More »

 

Mustang gets new AppLink

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Ford Motor Co. says the redesigned 2015 Mustang that goes on sale this fall will be the first vehicle available with the next generation of Ford's AppLink smartphone connectivity system.... Read More »

 

Ford spending $500 million to build new V-6 truck engine in Ohio

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
Ford is investing $500 million to build a new compact, lightweight turbocharged V-6 engine for the redesigned F-150 pickup at a plant in Lima, Ohio. The smaller V-6 engine should help the venerable F-150 close the fuel economy gap with Chrysler Group's Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which has a 3.0-liter diesel engine and an industry best EPA rating of 28 mpg highway.... Read More »

 

DAVID PHILLIPS

For '15 Mustang, deją vu high above Manhattan

1:06 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2014
As the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the Mustang in New York nears, Ford has rediscovered its old marketing playbook. The company said today it will place the redesigned 2015 Mustang on the 86th floor observation deck of the famed Empire State building -- no small feat -- replicating a stunt it did with the original pony car back in 1965.... Read More »

 

Developers, automakers grapple with the app gap

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2014
Get the right apps and you get the right shoppers, in the sweet spot of the market: tech-addicted millennials who will be buying cars for decades to come. But the barriers for app developers are formidable.... Read More »

 

Ford to move medium-duty truck line from Mexico to Ohio

7:34 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2014
Ford, which plans to cease making the Econoline van later this year, will revive the Ohio factory where the vehicle is made by investing $168 million to move truck production there from Mexico early in 2015.... Read More »

 

NHTSA ends inquiry into 1.6M Fords including Escape, Fusion

11:33 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
After reviewing nearly 12,000 complaints about drops in engine power in late-model Ford vehicles -- including the popular Ford Escape and Ford Fusion -- federal auto safety regulators say they will not try to force a recall.... Read More »

 

FORD'S OTHER TRUCK GAMBLE

Transit family will replace long-popular E-series vans

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
The Transit van family represents a change for Ford almost as significant as the shift from steel to aluminum in the F-150.... Read More »

 

A BIG TAB FOR TOOLS

Large Ford stores say cost of aluminum body shop will surpass $70,000

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Michigan Ford dealer Ed Jolliffe has been calculating the cost of getting his body shop ready for the 2015 aluminum F-150 pickup, and finds the numbers sobering.... Read More »

 

The little brother: A reimagined not-quite-minivan

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Whatever you call the Transit Connect Wagon, it sure looks like a minivan.... Read More »

 

DAVE GUILFORD

Ford Mustang rolls into Geneva with glow

8:47 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Geneva is the latest beachhead in Ford's push to win European consumers over with the original pony car.... Read More »

 

Focus gets smaller engine

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Ford will offer an optional smaller engine for its updated Focus that will go on sale in the second half of this year.... Read More »

 

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