en-usMichael Martinez Feed Ford F series on record sales pace, despite hurdlesMon, 16 Jul 2018 00:01:00 ESTThanks to a blistering first-half pace, Ford Motor Co. might sell more big pickups in the U.S. this year than it ever has, shattering a 14-year-old record set at the height of the housing boom. Fusion nameplate will outlive sedanMon, 16 Jul 2018 00:01:00 ESTDespite plans to kill the Fusion midsize sedan in the U.S. next year, the automaker will keep the Fusion name alive. Just not as a sedan. Matt GreggMon, 16 Jul 2018 00:01:00 ESTIncreased net profit 82% in the 2017 fiscal year FORD: SUVs, pickups fuel retail increaseTue, 3 Jul 2018 11:41:26 ESTThe automaker overcame a 2.3 percent decline in fleet business and a 14 percent drop in the car segment thanks to strong performances for its SUV and pickup business. Utility sales rose 8. Left-hand-drive Ford Ranger Raptor spottedMon, 2 Jul 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord launched a right-hand-drive Ranger Raptor earlier this year in overseas markets. Now a left-hand-drive version has been spotted. Ford lobbyist leaving for GM investorMon, 2 Jul 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord is losing its longtime top Washington lobbyist to an investment firm that's investing heavily in Ford's crosstown rival General Motors. For Ford, Fusion was right car at wrong timeSun, 1 Jul 2018 00:01:00 ESTIn 2012, it finally looked like Ford had an answer to the Japanese automakers' dominance of the segment. Now it's headed for the scrap heap. Ford helping dealers recruit shop techsSat, 30 Jun 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord, in collaboration with its dealers, is launching a series of coordinated grass-roots recruiting efforts to add about 5,000 technicians across its network within two years. Longtime Ford lobbyist Ojakli leaving for Softbank job next monthFri, 29 Jun 2018 10:30:39 ESTFord is losing Ziad Ojakli, its longtime top Washington lobbyist, to Softbank, an investment firm that's investing heavily in Ford's crosstown rival General Motors. Why Ford's fighting back against Elon Musk's cheap shotThu, 28 Jun 2018 15:04:11 ESTIn a suddenly escalating war of words with Tesla, Ford PR has chosen to Go Further. Elon Musk took a jab at his Michigan rival in an interview this week when he said Ford "looks like a morgue." Decision on new Detroit auto show date coming next monthThu, 28 Jun 2018 16:24:22 ESTThe yearly show has been rumored for months to be moving either to October or June. The new date will take effect for the 2020 show. The 2019 show will remain in January. Ford hits carbon emissions target 8 years earlyWed, 27 Jun 2018 10:00:00 ESTThe company in 2010 pledged over the next 15 years to cut by 30 percent per vehicle the amount of carbon dioxide emissions from its carmaking processes. It achieved its goal in half the time. 2019 Lincoln Nautilus gets higher price with new name, updatesWed, 27 Jun 2018 00:01:00 ESTThe midsize crossover will start at $52,450, up 7.3 per cent from the $48,900 for the current MKX, which the Nautilus will replace. All-wheel drive remains standard on the vehicle in Canada. 2019 Lincoln Nautilus gets higher price with new name, updatesTue, 26 Jun 2018 13:46:44 ESTThe midsize crossover will start at $41,335, up slightly from the $40,030 for the current MKX. Body shop works the overnight shiftMon, 25 Jun 2018 00:01:00 ESTDuring an extensive overhaul project of its body shop, a Michigan dealership stays open on the night shift to keep repairs on schedule. Hackett sought to 'push the edges' of automaker's office designTue, 19 Jun 2018 23:00:00 ESTFord CEO Jim Hackett stopped a planned 10-year Dearborn campus renovation to give it a 'much healthier' design. Why buying an old train station will be Bill Ford's greatest actTue, 19 Jun 2018 08:13:06 ESTFord Motor's purchase of the long-abandoned Michigan Central Station will be Bill Ford's most impactful achievement, no matter how many acts he has left. Lincoln's next-gen MKC to be called CorsairMon, 18 Jun 2018 00:01:00 ESTDealers were shown the Lincoln Corsair, along with the next-generation Ford Escape, Explorer, Mach 1 battery-electric crossover, a small off-road SUV and a Lincoln Continental with suicide doors late last month at a meeting... Hackett vows closer ties with Ford dealersMon, 18 Jun 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord CEO Jim Hackett has promised to be more visible and accessible to dealers after spending much of his first year consumed with getting the automaker in better shape. Ford plots future in a relic of Detroit's pastSun, 17 Jun 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord plans a one-of-a-kind research and engineering campus in Detroit, including 2,500 employees working in a grandiose former train depot to develop the vehicles of the future. Ford's 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 faster, more responsive Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:58:29 ESTThe 2019 model, on sale in the first quarter of next year, gets new tires, changes to the suspension and a new aerodynamics package that includes an updated rear spoiler with an optional Gurney flap. Ford, after buying Detroit train station, to outline plans for 'new era' next weekSun, 10 Jun 2018 21:08:39 ESTFord has purchased the long-blighted Michigan Central Station, a towering train depot in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood that will be the centerpiece of a sprawling urban campus the automaker will use to woo talent. Ford to mine, monitor vehicle data to enhance commercial fleet performance Thu, 7 Jun 2018 13:17:49 ESTThe new products use Ford's transportation mobility cloud to track a vehicle's GPS location, mileage, fuel-use data, operating conditions, driver behavior and more. Likelihood of another 17 million year growsMon, 4 Jun 2018 00:01:00 ESTLight-vehicle sales are still expected to decline for a second consecutive year in 2018, but implacable demand for high-profit SUVs and the extra cash that last year's income-tax changes put in some customers' pockets are... Plug-in hybrid caught testing hints at look of next Ford EscapeMon, 4 Jun 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord's best-selling crossover is nearing its first redesign since 2012. FORD: Pickups, utilities offset car slumpFri, 1 Jun 2018 12:26:12 ESTFord Motor Co.'s sales rose 0.5 percent last month as strong pickup sales and a record month for its commercial van business were enough to offset declines in luxury vehicles and passenger cars May U.S. sales expected to rise behind extra selling day, holiday dealsWed, 30 May 2018 07:45:00 ESTForecasts from Cox Automotive, Edmunds and LMC Automotive/J.D. Power call for U.S. light-vehicle sales to rise about 3 percent to around 1.56 million vehicles in May. Ford makes coming back to work easierSun, 20 May 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord last fall launched the Career Re-Entry Program, which offers six-month assignments in product development, information technology and manufacturing jobs. Ford exec remembers his IndyCar seasonSat, 19 May 2018 00:01:00 ESTEarly in his engineering career at Ford, product development and purchasing boss Hau Thai-Tang was embedded with Newman/Haas Racing for the 1993 IndyCar season. Here's what he learned. Ex-Ford exec Nair named president of Canada's MultimaticFri, 18 May 2018 12:04:00 ESTRaj Nair, ousted in February by Ford for unspecified "inappropriate behaviour," has been hired by Multimatic, which builds the GT supercar Ford developed under his leadership. Ex-Ford exec Nair named president of Canadian racing firmFri, 18 May 2018 12:04:00 ESTRaj Nair, ousted in February by Ford for unspecified "inappropriate behavior," has been hired by Multimatic, which builds the GT supercar Ford developed under his leadership. Ford to restart F-150 output Friday following supplier fireWed, 16 May 2018 16:50:57 ESTFord will restart production of the F-150 at a Dearborn, Mich., factory on Friday, and a Kansas City plant by Monday, after more than a week of downtime resulting from a fire at a key parts supplier. Ford's Team Edison moves fast on electric crossover Tue, 15 May 2018 11:45:00 ESTThe group in charge of making a new battery-electric crossover, dubbed Team Edison, was formed last year and has been modeled after the small, close-knit bunch that created the latest Ford GT supercar. Lincoln's unlikely comeback journeyMon, 14 May 2018 00:01:00 ESTIn mid-2011, a rival CEO snidely suggested someone should "sprinkle holy water" on Lincoln. Supplier fire ripples across the industryMon, 14 May 2018 00:01:00 ESTA magnesium plant fire is the kind of black swan event that's unavoidable in an era when auto parts often are delivered just hours before they're needed on the assembly line, but prior disasters have taught automakers... Ford CEO: We're 'reinventing' the car, not trying to kill itThu, 10 May 2018 12:05:04 ESTCEO Jim Hackett says the company doesn't intend to lose customers with decision to ax sedans in favor of SUVs and pickups; Bill Ford says he remains frustrated by lagging stock price Ford CEO: We're 'reinventing' the car, not trying to kill itThu, 10 May 2018 12:05:04 ESTCEO Jim Hackett says the company doesn't intend to lose customers with decision to kill sedans in favour of SUVs and pickups; Bill Ford says he remains frustrated by lagging stock price A final goodbye to the Ford Focus, C-MaxTue, 8 May 2018 12:30:00 ESTFord marked a milestone Friday when the final Focus sedan and C-Max Hybrid rolled off the line at Michigan Assembly Plant -- one the automaker would apparently rather not acknowledge. Ford halts F-150 production in Kansas City after supplier fireMon, 7 May 2018 11:20:44 ESTA supplier fire last week is pinching production of the F-150 pickup, but the impact is expected to be minimal for both Ford and its dealers. Supplier Meridian trying to move some production to Ontario after Michigan fireMon, 7 May 2018 14:18:22 ESTSupplier Meridian Lightweight Technologies is working on moving some of its U.S. production to an Ontario facility after fire ripped through a plant in Eaton Rapids, Mich., on May 2. Veteran exec Craig to head FordDirectMon, 7 May 2018 00:01:00 ESTVeteran Ford Motor Co. executive Dianne Craig is taking the reins at the company's FordDirect joint venture with dealers. Ford: Tech culture can rise from ruinsMon, 7 May 2018 00:01:00 ESTAn abandoned train station that has come to symbolize Detroit's decline could become a beacon for the automaker's efforts to prosper in the future. Ford temporarily halts production at Flat Rock plant following worker injuryFri, 4 May 2018 14:03:16 ESTProduction was temporarily halted overnight at Ford's Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan after a worker's leg got pinned in machinery. Former Ford Canada CEO Dianne Craig to head FordDirectWed, 2 May 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord appointed marketing executive Andrew Frick to replace Dianne Craig as director of U.S. Ford shifts U.S. sales leaders following departuresTue, 1 May 2018 12:17:08 ESTFord appointed marketing executive Andrew Frick to replace Dianne Craig as director of sales in the United States while naming Craig to fill a void created by the sudden departure of two top executives at the FordDirect... FORD: Trucks can't overcome weaker car, utility volumeTue, 1 May 2018 14:21:49 ESTU.S. sales of the Ford F-series were a bright spot in April, up 3.5 percent for the nameplate's 12th consecutive month of year-over-year gains. Ford's overall U.S. sales fell 4. PRO: Why Ford is killing most of its cars -- and why that's the right moveThu, 26 Apr 2018 10:26:13 ESTWhere will new Ford customers turn for an entry-level offering when the automaker's North American dealerships no longer carry a single sedan? We're about to find out. Ford simplifies vehicle distribution network in China, names new leaders Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:18:06 ESTFord said it's reorganizing its operations in China by simplifying its distribution network and appointing new leaders to replace the CEO who abruptly left in January. No thanks, Ford says to 9-speed offered by GM Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord has elected not to use GM's nine-speed transmission out of the box, opting instead for two new eight-speed transmissions on vehicles such as the Ford Edge, Ford Transit Connect and Lincoln Nautilus. Ford Diesel F-150 cracks 30 mpg markMon, 23 Apr 2018 00:01:00 ESTThe first diesel version of the Ford F-150 will be rated at 30 mpg in highway driving, making it the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup on the market when it hits showrooms next month. 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.