en-usMichael Martinez Feed Ford claims 30 mpg F-150 diesel wins pickup mileage crown Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:01:00 ESTThe first diesel F-150 will get 30 mpg highway, 22 mpg city and 25 mpg combined, according to EPA estimates, making it the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup when it hits showrooms in May. Few Mustang Cobra Jet 50th anniversary cars coming to CanadaThu, 19 Apr 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord Motor Co. says it will make just 68 of the 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet drag strip cars, which can top 240 km/h. Ford Canada says a "very limited" number will be available north of the border. Ford revives Mustang Cobra Jet for 50th anniversaryWed, 18 Apr 2018 14:25:40 ESTThe automaker said the new Cobra Jet will be the fastest Mustang to ever come from the factory, with a quarter-mile time of about 8.5 seconds and a top speed of more than 150 mph. Ford launches shuttle service for nonemergency medical appointments Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:01:00 ESTPatients can schedule pickup and drop-off times up to 30 days in advance of a nonemergency medical appointment. A driver will pick them up from their home or nursing facility and transport them to the hospital and back. Why Bob Lutz still thinks dealerships are doomed Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:54:21 ESTAutomakers, dealers and suppliers have two -- maybe three -- decades left before life as they know it is over, longtime automotive executive Bob Lutz says. GM hot for EVs, but also hot for internal combustionTue, 10 Apr 2018 12:50:29 ESTDespite its goal of a zero-emission future, a General Motors executive said the company is not abandoning gasoline-powered engines anytime soon. GM hot for EVs, but also hot for internal combustionTue, 10 Apr 2018 12:50:29 ESTDespite its goal of a zero-emission future, a General Motors executive said the company is not abandoning gasoline-powered engines anytime soon. Can auto subscriptions be the next big thing?Mon, 9 Apr 2018 00:01:00 ESTThe way consumers choose their next car might have more in common with Netflix than the traditional retail system that's defined the automotive industry for more than a century. Claire ReichsteinSun, 8 Apr 2018 00:01:00 ESTAge: 40Title: International trade attorney Lincoln dials back fleet businessSun, 8 Apr 2018 00:01:00 ESTLincoln has cut deliveries to daily rental companies such as Hertz and Avis and has dialed back on providing company cars, both internally and to other businesses. Former Ford engineer could win $16.8 million from discrimination case Fri, 6 Apr 2018 13:08:33 ESTA federal court jury last week proposed awarding nearly $17 million to a former Ford engineer after he sued the automaker for discrimination, although Ford is contesting the verdict. Ford recalls 2018 big pickups, SUVs for transmission glitch, rollaway riskFri, 6 Apr 2018 10:45:43 ESTFord issued a recall for about 347,000 2018 model year F-series pickups and Expedition SUVs with 10-speed automatic transmissions for a potentially unseated transmission gear shift cable clip. Ford recalls nearly 52,000 big pickups, SUVs in Canada for transmission glitch, rollaway riskFri, 6 Apr 2018 10:45:43 ESTFord issued a recall for about 347,000 2018 model year F-series pickups and Expedition SUVs #8212; about 52,000 in Canada #8212; with 10-speed automatic transmissions for a potentially unseated transmission gear shift... How Jim Farley saved Ford $6 million in one dayThu, 5 Apr 2018 15:51:06 ESTAmid an aggressive restructuring in Europe, Jim Farley was able to wring some extra cash from an unlikely place: workers' closets. Aviator next in Lincoln utility paradeMon, 2 Apr 2018 00:01:00 ESTThe Aviator nameplate, discontinued in 2005, returns as Lincoln focuses on utility vehicles to attain its goal of 300,000 global sales by the end of the decade. Continental sedan will get suicide doors againMon, 2 Apr 2018 00:01:00 ESTLincoln Motor Co.'s future product portfolio leans heavily on crossovers and SUVs, but dealers at the NADA Show were assured it doesn't plan to abandon its sedan offerings. Audi focus: CPO tweak, new productMon, 2 Apr 2018 00:01:00 ESTAudi's streak of month-over-month sales gains in the U.S. hit 100 as of February, and dealers came away from its NADA Show make meeting confident the brand can continue it while improving dealer profits. Ford to double ad money available to its dealersMon, 2 Apr 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord Motor Co. used its NADA Show make meeting to check off two items on many dealers' wish lists: details about future vehicles and more money to help sell what's in showrooms now. Lincoln Aviator crossover to take flight in 2019Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:01:00 ESTLincoln's three-row Aviator crossover, which sits on a new rear-wheel-drive platform and is available in gasoline or plug-in hybrid form, returns at a key time for the brand. Ford's Farley: Dealerships have to 'evolve in a meaningful way' Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:38:48 ESTJim Farley, Ford's president of global markets, envisions a future with smaller showrooms, less conquesting and a more personal relationship between dealers and customers. Execs lured from Silicon Valley now leaving FordMon, 26 Mar 2018 00:01:00 ESTTwo Ford Motor Co. executives poached from Silicon Valley within the last two years are leaving the automaker, the latest in a series of management shuffles since Jim Hackett took over as CEO 10 months ago. FordPass SmartLink rolls out after delayMon, 26 Mar 2018 00:01:00 ESTAfter a one-year delay, Ford Motor Co. has begun to offer a plug-in device that lets owners of older Fords use their smartphone to start, lock and unlock the vehicle, as well as other functions. Ford tool offers 1-stop online shoppingMon, 26 Mar 2018 00:01:00 ESTReady.Shop.Go will roll out publicly beginning this month and will be available nationwide by year end. Lincoln plans suicide doors on the Continental sedanSun, 25 Mar 2018 00:01:00 ESTLincoln plans to add suicide doors to a future version of the Continental sedan in a move that harks back to the nameplate's iconic past, dealers learned Saturday at the 2018 NADA show in Las Vegas. Ford to double the amount of money available to dealers for advertisingSat, 24 Mar 2018 15:38:36 ESTFord told dealers at its annual make meeting at the 2018 NADA Show that, by June, they'd have roughly $270 million available annually in their advertising co-op, up from about $135 million today. Lincoln plans suicide doors on the Continental sedanSat, 24 Mar 2018 18:00:00 ESTLincoln plans to add suicide doors to a future version of the Continental sedan in a move that harks back to the nameplate's iconic past, dealers learned Saturday at the 2018 NADA show in Las Vegas. Waymo chief says his tech could have avoided fatal Uber crashSat, 24 Mar 2018 19:40:33 ESTJohn Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, Google's self-driving car project, said Saturday the company has "a lot of confidence" its own self-driving vehicle technology could have detected the pedestrian who was struck and killed earlier... Pony cars and linksFri, 23 Mar 2018 15:59:19 ESTFord and Lincoln dealers have the option of purchasing an officially-licensed Mustang golf cart at the Ford booth at NADA this year. Initiatives aim to boost recall completion ratesFri, 23 Mar 2018 21:20:44 ESTNADA is increasing its efforts to complete vehicle recalls through new tools for dealerships and consumers. NADA partners with National Safety Council on 'Check to Protect' recall awareness campaign Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:23:58 ESTIncoming NADA chairman Wes Lutz becomes the first franchised new car dealer to advertise the checktoprotect.org link on his dealership's website. Salute to DealersThu, 22 Mar 2018 22:38:18 ESTFord Motor Co. celebrated six dealers from around the globe for exceptional commitment to community service with its annual Salute to Dealers awards. Fair aims to offer simple, phone-based car purchasesThu, 22 Mar 2018 20:18:21 ESTApp-based service hopes to satisfy customers' needs for simple, cheap car-buying experiences that don't require commitment. Ford device links older vehicles to smartphonesThu, 22 Mar 2018 17:07:30 ESTAfter a one-year delay, Ford Motor Co. has begun to offer a plug-in device that lets owners of older Fords use their smartphone to start, lock and unlock the vehicle, as well as other functions. Ford rolls out 1-stop online shopping toolThu, 22 Mar 2018 16:52:19 ESTReady.Shop.Go will roll out publicly beginning this month and will be available nationwide by year end. Used vehicles drive down new-vehicle salesThu, 22 Mar 2018 15:47:08 ESTJD Power forecasts sales of 13.8 million new vehicles this year, down roughly 200,000 from a year ago. Average vehicle prices are averaging $32,200 so far this year. Ford dealers #39;very anxious' for product infoThu, 22 Mar 2018 14:17:20 ESTFord in recent weeks has been proactive in addressing product-related concerns among some dealer groups, and should continue that offensive with the wider assembly gathered this week in Las Vegas. Ford loses chief brand officer, CEO of Smart Mobility unitWed, 21 Mar 2018 22:17:17 ESTFord Motor Co. is losing the head of its smart mobility subsidiary and its chief brand officer less than two years after each joined the company. LINCOLN: Navigator gives Lincoln dealers optimismWed, 21 Mar 2018 12:45:00 ESTLincoln Motor Co. continues to drive toward its goal of 300,000 global sales by the end of the decade. 2018 could prove challenging as the brand looks to avoid stalling out. FORD: A 'pretty rockin' product outlookWed, 21 Mar 2018 12:45:00 ESTTodd Dyer, chairman of the Ford National Dealer Council, says Ford's newest products have come in a sweet spot in the market. With latest Navigator, Lincoln shifts the mundane out of this worldTue, 20 Mar 2018 11:00:00 ESTThe Lincoln Navigator has been one of Ford's most successful launches in recent memory because of exquisite attention to detail. Ford's aggressive product plan bears Hackett's stampMon, 19 Mar 2018 00:01:00 ESTJim Hackett is plotting a course for Ford Motor built around the ideas that trucks are what Ford does best, and trucks are what consumers want most. EV adoption won't happen overnight, says Ford council chiefMon, 19 Mar 2018 00:01:00 ESTThe chairman of Ford's dealer council thinks the automaker's push toward electrification may be a leap of faith for many customers. Losing MK names should lift Lincoln sales, dealer saysMon, 19 Mar 2018 00:01:00 ESTThe head of the Lincoln National Dealer Council says he was never a fan of the brand's MK product names and thinks the decision to change them will help sales. Lincoln Aviator crossover to debut in New YorkFri, 16 Mar 2018 10:06:54 ESTLincoln said it will debut its crossover with the resurrected Aviator name this month at the New York auto show, and it will be based off the redesigned Ford Explorer large crossover. Lincoln Aviator crossover to debut at New York auto showFri, 16 Mar 2018 10:06:54 ESTLincoln said it will debut its crossover with the resurrected Aviator name this month at the New York auto show, and it will be based off the redesigned Ford Explorer large crossover. Ford set to replace 75% of N.A. lineup in 2 yearsThu, 15 Mar 2018 14:00:00 ESTFord says it aims to supplant Toyota as the top seller of hybrid vehicles in the United States in three years as part of a dramatic reshaping of its lineup to focus heavily on utility vehicles and pickups. Ford launches product blitz, plans to replace 75% of N.A. lineup in two yearsThu, 15 Mar 2018 14:00:00 ESTFord Motor Co. says it will replace more than 75 per cent of its North American lineup and add four nameplates within the next two years. Buick, Infiniti nab top spots in J.D. Power service satisfaction study Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:00:00 ESTThe auto industry improved 12 points from last year and posted its biggest one-year gain since 2012 in the annual survey, which measures customer satisfaction with dealership service departments. Buy Ford stock, says analyst long pessimistic about automakerWed, 14 Mar 2018 12:16:41 ESTFord shares jumped after Morgan Stanley raised its valuation of the automaker for the first time in two years -- a sign Wall Street may be warming to restructuring efforts under CEO Jim Hackett. Ford recalls 1.4 million sedans because steering wheels could fall off Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:45:39 ESTFord is recalling nearly 1.4 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans in North America because loose bolts could allow the steering wheel to come off. Ford Canada recalls 62,000 sedans because steering wheels could fall off Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:45:39 ESTFord is recalling nearly 1.4 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans, including 62,000 in Canada, because loose bolts could allow the steering wheel to come off. Ford Canada to offer 2019 Mustang GT California SpecialMon, 12 Mar 2018 10:34:25 ESTThe special edition Ford Mustang GT California Special goes on sale this summer and includes unique badging and interior design. Recycled aluminum for F-150 may benefit FordMon, 12 Mar 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord recycles enough aluminum to build 37,000 F-150 bodies per month, and that material would not be subject to the president's tariffs or rising U.S. prices. Ford to offer 2019 Mustang GT California SpecialMon, 12 Mar 2018 10:34:25 ESTThe special edition Ford Mustang GT California Special goes on sale this summer and includes unique badging and interior design. Ford adds diesel option, tech to Transit Connect cargo van Tue, 6 Mar 2018 18:00:00 ESTThe technology upgrades and new diesel engine that Ford announced last month for its 2019 Transit Connect wagon are coming to the cargo van variant, too. Sales dip, but so do incentivesMon, 5 Mar 2018 00:01:00 ESTThe automotive industry may be learning from past mistakes. As new-vehicle sales decline to start the year, automakers are largely avoiding the temptation to slash prices when demand fades. Ford to retool Michigan Assembly in May-October for Ranger, BroncoFri, 2 Mar 2018 18:33:16 ESTRoughly 2,000 hourly UAW workers will go on temporary layoff from May 7 until Oct. 22, Ford said in a state-mandated notice. Ford signals expansion of Chariot shuttle service to DetroitFri, 2 Mar 2018 16:00:00 ESTFord appears to be planning an expansion of its Chariot shuttle service into its home state of Michigan. FORD: Deliveries fall on slump in SUVs Thu, 1 Mar 2018 12:12:39 ESTFord U.S. sales fell nearly 7 percent in February as strong sales of its pickups couldn't overcome double-digit drops for the Escape crossover and its overall lineup of utility vehicles. February U.S. sales forecast to fall as incentives dip Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:00:00 ESTU.S. new-vehicle sales are expected to fall this month as the market continues to cool and automakers dial back on incentives. Forecasts call for sales to drop between about 2 and 4 percent year over year from February 2017. Ford to test self-driving vehicle delivery service in Miami Tue, 27 Feb 2018 10:13:32 ESTFord is rolling out self-driving vehicles in Miami to deliver pizza and other goods, though they'll be operated by humans as part of a trial aimed at learning how customers use the services. Why Hackett's future means cleaning up the past Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:55:08 ESTNot quite nine months into his tenure leading the nation's No. 2 automaker into the future, Jim Hackett's biggest impact has been cleaning up Ford's past. Innovative minds help tech realize his dreamSat, 24 Feb 2018 00:01:00 ESTAt Kenny Kent Toyota in Evansville, Austin Frazier, a 23-year-old with spina bifida, may be the dealership's most inspirational employee yet. Founder of Ford-owned Chariot out as CEOFri, 23 Feb 2018 11:07:07 ESTAli Vahabzadeh, who co-founded the Chariot shuttle service, will remain on its board of directors following an early February departure as CEO. Ford picks Kumar Galhotra to replace Raj Nair as North America chief Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:15:00 ESTFord tapped Kumar Galhotra, a company veteran who steered the Lincoln luxury brand back to respectability, to replace Raj Nair, who was ousted after an internal investigation uncovered "inappropriate behavior," as its... Ousted Ford exec loses at least $5 million in bonusesThu, 22 Feb 2018 13:12:29 ESTRaj Nair, ousted as Ford's president of North America, will lose a $5 million stock bonus given to him last year, as well as a number of other bonuses and awards. Ford picks Kumar Galhotra to replace Raj Nair as North America chief Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:15:00 ESTFord tapped Kumar Galhotra, a company veteran who steered the Lincoln luxury brand back to respectability, to replace Raj Nair, who was ousted after an internal investigation uncovered "inappropriate behaviour," as its... Electrification, autonomy won't gain widespread adoption for decades, CAR study saysWed, 21 Feb 2018 13:15:00 ESTAlthough most major automakers are pouring billions into electrification and autonomy, the Center for Automotive Research predicts those investments could slow in the coming years. Raj Nair leaves Ford over 'inappropriate behavior' Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:15:00 ESTRaj Nair, president of Ford in North America, has left the automaker after he was accused of "inappropriate behavior," Ford said. The company did not divulge the nature of Nair's behavior. Raj Nair leaves Ford over 'inappropriate behaviour'Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:15:00 ESTRaj Nair, president of Ford's North American operations, has left the automaker after complaints of "inappropriate behaviour," Ford said. The company did not divulge the nature of Nair's behaviour. Ford to end Focus RS output in AprilThu, 15 Feb 2018 17:32:32 ESTFord said it will end production of the popular Focus RS hot hatch on April 6 after a limited run of 50 "Heritage Edition" cars to be sold in the United Kingdom. John Cena fights to dismiss Ford suit over flipped GTThu, 15 Feb 2018 10:04:39 ESTProfessional wrestler-turned-actor John Cena filed a motion to dismiss Ford's lawsuit against him for flipping his 2017 Liquid Blue GT supercar. Lincoln serves up ads for redesigned Navigator starring Serena WilliamsThu, 15 Feb 2018 06:00:00 ESTLincoln has tapped tennis star Serena Williams to help sell the redesigned Navigator SUV in a social media ad campaign that launches Thursday. Ford rushes to build more SUVsMon, 12 Feb 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord and Lincoln dealers can't get enough of their biggest, most expensive SUVs to keep up with customer demand, so the automaker is investing $25 million to speed up the assembly line in Kentucky. Ford's 2019 Transit Connect Wagon adds tech, new diesel engineThu, 8 Feb 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord aims to position the third-generation Transit Connect Wagon as a less expensive, more capable minivan alternative to help further expand its dominant share in the commercial vehicle market. Ford's 2019 Transit Connect Wagon adds tech, new diesel engineThu, 8 Feb 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord wants to position the refreshed Transit Connect Wagon as a less expensive, more capable minivan alternative to help expand its share in the commercial vehicle market and improve Canadian sales after a drop in 2017. Ford to launch ad campaigns for EcoSport crossover, Expedition SUVThu, 8 Feb 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord hopes to use the 2018 Winter Olympics as the coming-out party for its new EcoSport subcompact crossover and redesigned Expedition large SUV. Wall Street sours on Hackett's FordMon, 5 Feb 2018 00:01:00 ESTIt's been a mind-boggling turn of fortunes for Ford, which had emerged from the industry's downturn with significant momentum and posted record earnings in 2015 and 2016 but could now see its credit rating lowered amid... FORD: Volume falls on lower car demand, fleet order timingThu, 1 Feb 2018 11:31:09 ESTFord's U.S. sales fell 6.3 percent in January because of lower-than-normal fleet orders and continued poor sales of sedans. U.S. sales start year at robust pace, aided by incentivesTue, 30 Jan 2018 15:32:25 ESTNew-vehicle sales this month, fueled by higher incentives, are expected to roughly match the levels of January 2017 in the United States, but the selling rate is projected to decline. FCA union employees sue UAW, company over corruption scandalMon, 29 Jan 2018 17:33:47 ESTThree FCA employees filed a federal lawsuit against the automaker and the UAW seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages stemming from the FCA-UAW criminal collusion scandal. Lost and found: Ford's bowl not the only missing gemMon, 29 Jan 2018 00:01:00 ESTThe 1968 Mustang Bullitt has been found while Henry Ford's 1901 punch bowl is still missing. But Ford is not the only automaker with artifacts to uncover. Market changes pummel FordMon, 29 Jan 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord Motor Co. is unhealthy, its executives say. And that explains why commodity price changes and currency fluctuations are pummeling the company's operating margin. Have you seen this punch bowl?Sun, 28 Jan 2018 00:01:00 ESTBuoyed by the good fortune of suddenly finding Steve McQueen's 1968 Mustang Bullitt, the Ford family would like America to check its attics and basements one more time. Ford acquires two technology companies, reorganizes mobility team Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:50:16 ESTFord said it is acquiring two technology companies and reorganizing its mobility team to develop new services at a faster pace. Ford caps 'challenging year' with 19% decline in Q4 pretax profit Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:15:00 ESTFord said its fourth-quarter adjusted pretax profit fell 19 percent to $1.7 billion due to higher steel and aluminum prices, as well as adverse currency rates. Ford's fourth-quarter operating margin was 3. Ford of Europe's earnings fall, adding to 'challenging year'Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:21:34 ESTFord said European earnings slid 66 percent in the fourth quarter as higher warranty and commodities costs and the effects of Brexit took a toll. Ford caps 'challenging year' with 19% decline in Q4 pretax profit Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:15:00 ESTFord said its fourth-quarter adjusted pretax profits fell 19 per cent to US$1.7 billion due to higher steel and aluminum prices, as well as adverse currency rates. Ford gets more pressure from safety group to recall 1.3 million ExplorersTue, 23 Jan 2018 10:57:39 ESTThe Center for Auto Safety on Tuesday posted a letter to Ford CEO Jim Hackett urging the automaker to recall 1.3 million Explorers for carbon monoxide leaks. Ford outlook sours ahead of EV push; Q4 results come later todayMon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord insists it's on track to deliver consistently strong profits by the end of the decade. But in the meantime, the automaker will feel some financial pain as it posts fourth-quarter results later today. New pickups leave Ford on aluminum islandMon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord looked to be leading the way toward making aluminum the industry standard for automakers trying to cut weight and improve fuel economy #8212; but nobody followed. Hackett urging Ford to think, act in new waysSun, 21 Jan 2018 00:01:00 ESTJim Hackett, the former furniture company CEO who expected to be spending his 60s enjoying retirement, is instead teaching a course on survival to a century-old automaker. Why Jim Hackett is wrong about Volvo, Jaguar and Land RoverFri, 19 Jan 2018 11:46:44 ESTFord CEO Jim Hackett candidly admitted that he wishes the automaker still owned Volvo and JLR. It's important to remember why this didn't work out for Ford. Ford will launch 3 EVs in Europe, 'scale back' on passenger carsWed, 17 Jan 2018 04:42:18 ESTFord will scale back its car offerings in Europe and launch three electric cars in the region, the automaker said on Tuesday in a breakout of its investments in the future. Hackett almost didn't take Ford CEO job, suggested someone else for roleTue, 16 Jan 2018 10:00:00 ESTWhen Jim Hackett was offered the position as CEO of Ford last May, he almost declined. "I needed time with my family and a deep moment to think about it," he said. Ford expects autonomy, mobility to take $300M bite out of 2017 earnings Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:34:39 ESTFord expects its investment on mobility and autonomous vehicles to reduce its 2017 earnings by $300 million, providing a breakout of its investments in the future for the first time. Ford to hatch most powerful street-legal Mustang under Shelby badgeMon, 15 Jan 2018 19:25:00 ESTFord next year will launch its most powerful street-legal Mustang ever: a 700+ hp Shelby GT500. Can Ranger crash GM's midsize pickup party?Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 ESTIf General Motors struck gold by reviving the Colorado and Canyon midsize pickups four years ago, then Ford had better hope that mine isn't tapped out by the time the Ranger reaches dealerships early next year. Edge ST gives Ford a winning comboMon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:00 ESTAmericans love crossovers, and they love to drive fast. So why not combine those passions into the Edge ST, a performance variant of the company's midsize crossover? Ford aims Ranger at pickup buyers who want smaller, simpler packageSun, 14 Jan 2018 00:01:00 ESTAfter an eight-year hiatus, Ford is rejoining the midsize pickup market with the 2019 Ranger, which offers buyers some of the features and benefits they could get in an F-150 but with fewer customization options, a smaller...