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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Land Rover fans' eyes on Gerry McGovern as the next Defender takes shape

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

Redesigning an iconic vehicle is a job that'll add plenty of gray hairs to a veteran designer's head -- if there is any hair left.... Read More »

Focus turns in driver after hit-and-run

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

A Florida woman suspected of a hit-and-run hit-and-run driver in Florida was arrested this month after police were tipped off to her location - not by an eyewitness but by her the fleeing woman's own Ford Focus.... Read More »

Chevy Cruze hatchback for U.S. takes shape

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

Recent spy photos add to the mounting evidence that Chevrolet is prepping a U.S. launch of a Cruze hatchback to take on the Ford Focus in the modest market for five-door compacts.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for December

Dec. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why Hyundai and Kia are shifting their focus in Europe.... Read More »

Ford finds 0% beats 'Friends'

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

Ford discovered last month that car shoppers get more excited about no-interest financing than no-haggle pricing, especially during the annual holiday bargain-hunting frenzy. Dealers and analysts say the “Friends & Neighbors” sale on Ford brand vehicles was a victim of bad timing and flawed execution.... Read More »

NOVEMBER U.S. SALES

Strong truck volume drives U.S. sales up 1.2%

8:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Hyundai-Kia set the pace in November as major automakers rode U.S. light-truck demand to sales increases and the overall industry, with a gain of 1.2 percent for the month, moved closer to an annual record. Gains among major players fell within a narrow range of 0.3 percent at Ford Motor Co. to 3.8 percent at Nissan Motor Co. Hyundai-Kia's 7.1 percent gain stood out in percentage terms. Only American Honda and Volkswagen Group declined.... Read More »

Ford plans $1.3 billion upgrade of Kentucky truck plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Ford will invest $1.3 billion in its Kentucky Truck Plant to support the redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickup. Ford said the plans, including a new body shop, will create 2,000 jobs, most of them new hires.... Read More »

TRUCK TUSSLE

Acrimony lingers as Ford, Toyota go solo in race for hybrid pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Long after a Toyota-Ford hybrid pickup partnership unraveled, the rivals are racing to roll out their own products. It's a battle between two champions - one in hybrids, the other in pickups - for what will be a niche but growing segment.... Read More »

Ford touts 'backup trailer assist' function in new F-150 ads

7:17 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015

Comedian Denis Leary is crowing about something new in Ford F-150 ads: technology that is meant to make backing up a trailer easier.... Read More »

Ford recalls 451,865 Fusions, Mercury Milans for potential fuel tank problem

10:22 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Ford is recalling 451,865 Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2010 and 2011 model years to fix a potential fuel tank problem that could lead to a fire.... Read More »

Escape bulks up, MKZ gets fresh face

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Ford Motor Co. is significantly updating its top-selling cross-over and luxury car with new engines, more driver-assist features and redesigned front ends that look more like their larger siblings.... Read More »

Hyundai's tech trickles down to Elantra

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Hyundai's sixth-generation Elantra will come crammed with safety and connectivity technology to fend off a newly redesigned Civic and Nissan Sentra. Like the larger Sonata, the new Elantra sheds some of its former curviness in lieu of clean lines, premium touches and Hyundai's signature hexagonal grille.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Automakers look everywhere for design talent these days

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Many people who work in design at automakers do great work but are never visible to the public.... Read More »

Ford's Nigerian plant turns out first vehicle

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Ford's new Nigerian assembly plant has built its first model and will produce an initial 10 vehicles a day for the domestic market, the carmaker said today.... Read More »

Ford reboots 2017 Escape with 2 new engines, stop-start, safety upgrades

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Ford is making substantial changes to the Escape crossover, giving the exterior a more rugged, upscale look, and adding safety technology from more expensive vehicles. The 2017 Escape gets a redesigned interior and two new four-cylinder EcoBoost engines, both of which come packaged with stop-start to improve fuel efficiency.... Read More »

Workers at key Ford plant in Michigan vote to ratify UAW pact

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Workers at a Ford assembly plant in Michigan that lost 700 jobs this year but is now in line to build a new pickup and SUV voted overwhelmingly in favor of the UAW's tentative contract with the automaker. Early voting at several other UAW locals has been mixed, though, as union leaders try to rally support for the deal and avoid a repeat of the difficulties they have had ratifying contracts with GM and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.... Read More »

Ford to test autonomous vehicles at Mcity

5:42 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Ford will begin testing autonomous vehicles at Mcity, a simulated facility at the University of Michigan, to speed up research of advanced sensing technologies.... Read More »

Ford-UAW deal shifts most car output to outside U.S.

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

UAW leaders approved a tentative labor contract with Ford that could lead to most car production leaving the U.S. by the end of the decade. Production of four U.S.-built cars, the C-Max, Focus, Fusion and Taurus, would last only through current product lifecycles, according to a union summary of the deal released Monday.... Read More »

Chevrolet begins deliveries of 2016 Camaro

9:34 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2015

After getting trounced all year in sales by the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang, Chevrolet began delivering the next-generation Camaro on Saturday.... Read More »

JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: Will we set a sales record? (Do we want to?)

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

I’m calling it early. After a terrific October, I think 2015 light-vehicle volume will top the previous peak in 2000 of 17,395,142 sales.... Read More »

Ford's LaNeve: 'Friends' promo won't hike cost of spiffs

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Ford's “Friends & Neighbors” sale, which runs today through Jan. 4, does not discount vehicles more than the average consumer already was paying for them, the automaker's U.S. sales chief said.... Read More »

Pickup-based Ram SUV is a 'no-brainer' for FCA chief

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Fiat Chrysler is studying whether to produce a new full-sized SUV based on the Ram pickup. The vehicle is possible because the Ram 1500 is moving to a larger, more modern plant.... Read More »

Redesigned Chevy Camaro revs up U.S. sports car race

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2015

The race for the title of top-selling U.S. sports car is about to kick into overdrive. The generational timing of the iconic muscle cars is aligning like the stars as the first copies of the sixth-generation Camaro roll into dealerships next month, just 13 months after the first new Mustang in a decade.... Read More »

Ford juggles seat shortage, overtime to boost F-150 supplies

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Ford is having “supplier issues” with seats for the redesigned F-150 pickup, in addition to a longstanding shortage of high-strength steel frames that hasn't been fully resolved, a UAW official at the F-150 plant in Missouri said today. The issues could cause some overtime to be canceled in November.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler studies making Suburban/Expedition fighter under Ram

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is studying whether to build a large Ram SUV to compete with the Chevrolet Suburban and Ford Expedition.... Read More »

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