Ford Future Product

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 »

 

Feel free to salute the redesigned Ford F-150

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
When Ford mentions military-grade aluminum, it is referring to the heat-treated alloys in the 5000 and 6000 series, which are used in vehicles and aircraft of the U.S. armed forces.... Read More »

 

New-look Navigator a bonus for Lincoln

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Lincoln's oldest remaining nameplate, the Navigator, is getting a new look. And its arrival will be a kind of bonus for Lincoln dealers, who are hungry for more product.... Read More »

 

Ford brings underhood beef to big-truck battle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
With the 2015 Ford F-series Super Duty pickups, it's what's under the hood that counts.... Read More »

 

Spotlight now on Mustang, F series

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
Ford has more high-profile launches up its sleeve as the One Ford global product plan filters across the lineup.... Read More »

 

Ford speeds changes under Mulally's plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
At Ford Motor Co., the whirlwind of change is accelerating under CEO Alan Mulally's One Ford global product plan.... Read More »

 

MKC is next step in Lincoln reinvention

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
Lincoln is taking a walk-before-you-run approach by focusing on segments in which it sees the most opportunity.... Read More »

 

FUTURE PRODUCTS -- FORD

Lincoln aims its new look at younger luxury customers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2012
Ford's luxury brand is at a crossroads. Sales have dwindled along with an aging owner base. Lincoln has decided its salvation rests with a new breed of younger luxury customers and has designed future vehicles with those customers in mind.... Read More »

 

FUTURE PRODUCTS -- FORD

Ford brand looks to move upscale

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2012
The 2013 model year is crucial for the brand. Two of Ford's three biggest sellers, the Escape crossover and Fusion mid-sized sedan, have been redesigned dramatically. Along with the F-series pickup, these vehicles are the heart of the Ford lineup.... Read More »

 

FUTURE PRODUCTS -- FORD

Ford product plan pushes technology, fuel economy, safety

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2012
Under CEO Alan Mulally's leadership, Ford Motor Co. has a simple product philosophy: Deliver vehicles that have leading-edge technology, get good fuel economy and are safe and fun to drive. Although Ford's market share has slipped slightly with the post-quake resurgence of Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co., the true measure of the success of Mulally's strategy is only now coming into full view.... Read More »

 

FUTURE PRODUCTS -- FORD AND LINCOLN

Ford aims to be technology, fuel-economy leader

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2011
Ford Motor Co. is determined to be a leader in technology and fuel economy with its future Ford and Lincoln lineups. As part of that effort it will add MyFord Touch technology to 80 percent of the Ford model lineup by the 2014 model year, in some cases as standard equipment. It also will launch two hybrid vehicles and develop more direct-injection turbocharged EcoBoost engines. Here are Ford's plans for the 2012-14 model years, according to sources inside Ford and in the industry.... Read More »

 

FUTURE PRODUCTS -- FORD AND LINCOLN

The expert

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2011
Ford Motor Co.'s plans for its future products include a straightforward target: Be the fuel-economy leader in each segment. It also wants its Ford brand to move upscale to attract former Mercury buyers. Jamie LaReau in Detroit is responsible for digging deeper into the details of Ford's plans. LaReau, who joined Automotive News in November 2004, has been covering Ford since 2009.... Read More »

 

FUTURE PRODUCTS -- FORD AND LINCOLN

Ford's products get lighter, faster and move upscale

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2011
Ford Motor Co.'s future-product focus is on improved fuel economy by making its vehicles smaller and engines lighter without sacrificing performance, safety or luxury. It also wants to push the Ford brand more upscale to capture customers orphaned by the shutdown of the Mercury brand, and to attract new buyers with more product offerings.... Read More »

 

FUTURE PRODUCTS -- FORD AND LINCOLN

Lincoln promises seven new or improved vehicles by 2014

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2011
Lincoln will have seven new or improved products by 2014, Ford Motor Co. has promised Lincoln dealers. Ford's global product chief, Derrick Kuzak, has said Ford will show some new or refreshed Lincoln products this year. As Lincolns are redesigned, they will be differentiated from Ford models not only by their technology but by sheet metal, their wheelbase and the length of the front and rear overhangs. Some models will get unique powertrains paired with eight-speed transmissions.... Read More »

 

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