en-usMichael Martinez Feed Ford worker found dead in Michigan axle plantThu, 13 Sep 2018 08:22:30 ESTA Ford employee was found dead inside a bathroom overnight at the company's Sterling Axle Plant near Detroit. The cause of death remains unknown, police said. Primer vistazo: eléctrico que se hará en México inspirado en el Mustang 2020Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord ofreció una primera mirada a su próximo crossover eléctrico-batería inspirado en Mustang a través de un boceto de la parte trasera del vehículo. El vehículo tendrá un alcance de más de 300 millas. U.S. auto sales face tough slog to the finish lineSun, 9 Sep 2018 00:01:00 ESTThe next four months are shaping up as a test of executives' ability to suppress their instinct to open up the incentive spigot. First look: Ford's 2020 Mustang-inspired EV crossoverThu, 6 Sep 2018 09:50:08 ESTFord offered a first look at its upcoming Mustang-inspired battery-electric crossover through a sketch of the vehicle's backside. The vehicle will have a range of more than 300 miles. First look: Ford's 2020 Mustang-inspired EV crossoverThu, 6 Sep 2018 09:50:08 ESTFord offered a first look at its upcoming Mustang-inspired, battery-electric crossover through a sketch of the vehicle's backside. The vehicle will have a range of more than 480 kilometres or 300 miles. Ford stops national ads for sedans, including Fusion still in productionWed, 5 Sep 2018 12:01:50 ESTFord has ended nationwide advertising for the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion and Taurus and also is dialing back spending in certain markets -- even though the Fusion will stay in showrooms for now. NISSAN: SUVs, pickups offset weak car demandTue, 4 Sep 2018 14:49:00 ESTNissan North America's sales rose 3.7 percent in August to 112,376 as gains in utilities and pickups helped offset declines across the company's car lineup. FORD: Fleet gains, strong pickup and SUV sales help overcome car slumpTue, 4 Sep 2018 11:29:32 ESTFord's August sales rose 4.1 percent thanks to strong gains in fleet and favorable comparisons to August 2017, when Hurricane Harvey crippled sales in Texas, the industry's largest pickup market. Can Camaro get back in the race?Sun, 2 Sep 2018 00:01:00 ESTChevy is targeting the lower end of the pony car pricing spectrum, where Ford and Dodge have been thriving. Mustang Alley honors pony-car passionSat, 1 Sep 2018 00:01:00 ESTMustang Alley,the pony-car parade which celebrated its 20th year last month, gives Mustang owners a dedicated space to swap stories and show off their rides. Ford scraps plan to import Focus Active amid U.S.-China trade war Fri, 31 Aug 2018 11:30:00 ESTThe automaker planned to import the compact wagon starting in the second half of next year but said the low-volume program wouldn't have justified rising costs due to 25 percent duties. Ford downgraded by Moody's to one level above junk statusThu, 30 Aug 2018 00:01:00 ESTRoughly six years after Ford returned to investment-grade and reclaimed its mortgaged Blue Oval, the automaker is once again in danger of plunging into junk bond status. Sales expected to gain over storm-ravaged month last yearWed, 29 Aug 2018 14:00:43 ESTU.S. light-vehicle sales in August are expected to rise from year-ago levels, when Hurricane Harvey crippled new-car transactions in some of the country's largest vehicle markets, according to three forecasts. Ford downgraded by Moody's to one level above junk statusWed, 29 Aug 2018 16:07:35 ESTRoughly six years after Ford returned to investment-grade and reclaimed its mortgaged Blue Oval, the automaker is once again in danger of plunging into junk bond status. Ford forms new group to develop more profitable, competitive vehiclesTue, 28 Aug 2018 16:00:46 ESTFord is tapping 47-year-old Jim Baumbick to steer a new Enterprise Product Line Management group, which will study customers and help develop more appealing products as the company overhauls its lineup. Why Chevy continues to invest in sedansTue, 28 Aug 2018 13:09:24 ESTChevrolet is adding a Malibu RS trim for the 2019 model year even as rivals cut back in the car segment. Ford aims to spread Mustang's DNAMon, 27 Aug 2018 00:01:00 ESTAs Ford's other cars go away, the Mustang is taking on a bigger role in the lineup, gaining a hybrid version and inspiring an upcoming electric crossover. Ford aims to spread Mustang's DNAMon, 27 Aug 2018 00:01:00 ESTAs Ford's other cars go away, the Mustang is taking on a bigger role in the lineup, gaining a hybrid version and inspiring an upcoming electric crossover. Lincoln sails ahead with Nautilus, AviatorMon, 27 Aug 2018 00:01:00 ESTIf Lincoln Motor Co. is to hit its goal of 300,000 global sales by the end of the decade, it's going to need fresh product #8212; and it has plenty of that coming in the next few years. Ford overhauls crossovers, adds hybridsMon, 27 Aug 2018 00:01:00 ESTWhile 2018 was the year to showcase two extremes #8212; the launch of the subcompact EcoSport and redesign of the hulking Expedition #8212; 2019 and 2020 will focus on the heart of Ford's SUV and crossover lineup Ford plans product blitzMon, 27 Aug 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord Motor Co. plans a product blitz that it says will create the freshest showroom in the industry by the end of this decade. Ditching sedans could cost FordMon, 27 Aug 2018 00:01:00 ESTMany Ford sedan owners surveyed by Cox Automotive said they'll likely go to a rival brand for their next purchase. Audi's future vision Thu, 23 Aug 2018 22:00:00 ESTAudi's latest concept -- its vision of the future and one that is not autonomous -- is based off the standard architecture of a midengine sports car, but is powered by a solid-state battery and three electric motors that can... Despite car cuts, Ford brand's portfolio to grow by 3 nameplates by 2023Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:01:00 ESTHau Thai-Tang, Ford's product development chief, said the Ford brand will have 23 nameplates five years from now, up from 20 today. Despite car cuts, Ford brand's portfolio to grow by 3 nameplates by 2023Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:07:23 ESTHau Thai-Tang, Ford's product development chief, said the Ford brand will have 23 nameplates five years from now, up from 20 today. 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet coming to Canada at cost of US$130,000Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:02:19 ESTFord is reviving the drag racing Cobra Jet for the vehicle's 50th anniversary. A Ford Canada spokeswoman would only say a limited number will be available in Canada, at a cost of US$130,000. 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet to cost $130,000Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:02:19 ESTFord is reviving the drag racing Cobra Jet for the vehicle's 50th anniversary. Ford prices 2019 Ranger from $25,395Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:00:00 ESTFord is pricing the revived Ford Ranger about the same as the segment-leading Toyota Tacoma as it prepares to re-enter the midsize pickup market for the first time in about eight years. One Ford plan evolving to 5 platformsMon, 13 Aug 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord's head of product development and purchasing says the One Ford plan will now evolve to five modular vehicle platforms, in a move expected to cut costs and boost efficiencies. Rejuvenated Lincoln seeks a place of its ownSun, 12 Aug 2018 00:01:00 ESTLincoln is asking dealers in the 30 top U.S. luxury markets to build stand-alone showrooms, reversing an effort to consolidate with Ford stores now that the brand has become more viable. Ford 'evolving' Mulally's One Ford plan with move to 5 modular platformsWed, 8 Aug 2018 16:37:10 ESTMoving down to five module vehicle platforms will help Ford save costs and boost the efficiency of its supply base, said product development and purchasing boss Hau Thai-Tang Ford plans China-only crossover as sales, profits slide Wed, 8 Aug 2018 02:00:00 ESTFord hopes a new midsize crossover in China will help it stem mounting losses in the world's largest vehicle market. Ford offers dealers $1,000 bonuses to fix recalled RangersTue, 7 Aug 2018 15:51:15 ESTFord is offering its U.S. dealers $1,000 to locate every remaining 2006 model year Ranger on a "do not drive" list issued earlier this year. Former Mustang program manager accused of inappropriate behavior exits FordMon, 6 Aug 2018 11:57:52 ESTPrakash Patel, Ford's global director of program management and former lead product planner on the 50th anniversary Mustang, has left the company. Emissions rollbacks won't affect Honda's plansWed, 1 Aug 2018 13:20:18 ESTHonda will go ahead with plans for more environmentally friendly vehicles despite the Trump administration's plan to roll back emissions targets. Autos inch ever closer to cellphonesWed, 1 Aug 2018 17:19:00 ESTIt's often said that cars are turning into smartphones on wheels. Continental is taking that comparison a step further. Detroit autonomous shuttle venture May Mobility eyes more citiesWed, 1 Aug 2018 17:49:44 ESTMay Mobility, an autonomous shuttle service that launched in Detroit in June, expects to remove the safety attendants from its vehicles route by route as early as next year. Mobility market cap? $9 trillion, startup saysWed, 1 Aug 2018 17:41:51 ESTA Silicon Valley startup that provides the software platform for ride-sharing services said mobility service businesses will have a market cap of $9 trillion. U.S. auto tariffs could lead to plant consolidation in Canada, expert warnsTue, 31 Jul 2018 16:40:00 ESTCanada could face product consolidation and plant closures if the United States follows through on a 25 per cent tariff on imported vehicles, according to Joe McCabe, CEO of AutoForecast Solutions. 10 brands tariffs will harm mostTue, 31 Jul 2018 16:40:00 ESTTen brands that each import more than 50,000 vehicles a year would be most affected by the Trump Administration's proposed tariffs on vehicles coming into the U.S. Nissan: We're the 'wallflower leader' of EVsTue, 31 Jul 2018 17:44:57 ESTThe company that launched the ground-breaking Leaf EV admits the public pays more attention to flashier companies like Tesla or General Motors. Toyota: Fuel cells 'best clean energy'Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:24:40 ESTToyota plans to electrify every vehicle in its lineup by 2025 with some type of hybrid option, but believes battery electric vehicles alone are not the answer. Self-driving cars need the public's buy-inTue, 31 Jul 2018 12:15:05 ESTWhat good are autonomous driving rules if John Q. Public is too scared to get inside a robocar in the first place? Big tariff costs would drag down sales, Robinet saysTue, 31 Jul 2018 15:25:40 ESTProposed tariffs on imported vehicles could increase vehicle prices by up to $6,000, says IHS's Michael Robinet. Ford readying a compact pickup by 2022, report saysTue, 31 Jul 2018 09:36:15 ESTFord will introduce a compact pickup in the U.S. by 2022, according to Automobile, which says the small pickup will be a unibody vehicle based off the next-generation Focus platform. Toyota moves to new level on second-generation fuel cell semi-truckMon, 30 Jul 2018 17:35:37 ESTToyota unveiled a second-generation of its proposed hydrogen fuel cell semi-truck, which it hopes can bring zero-emission to commercial vehicles. 'We must have a flexible vision' at ToyotaMon, 30 Jul 2018 19:31:51 ESTToyota wants its plants to be able to quickly switch from building cars to trucks -- something its facilities in Mexico can do. Grupo Antolin envisions different interiors -- and new factory methodsMon, 30 Jul 2018 13:59:48 ESTAutonomous technology will mean changes for the materials, design and functionality of the interior components built by suppliers such as Grupo Antolin. Ford's smart factory approach yields savingsMon, 30 Jul 2018 17:57:12 ESTFord Motor Co. has discovered that high-tech cloud computing, data analytics and other smart processes in its assembly plants can lead to efficiencies that deliver higher profits. Financial outlook sours for Detroit 3Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:01:00 ESTNot since the Great Recession have the Detroit 3 automakers given so bleak a financial outlook as they did last week, though unlike a decade ago, all three remain solidly profitable. Ford adds formerly Raptor-exclusive engine to 2019 F-150 Limited Fri, 27 Jul 2018 11:55:26 ESTFord's Limited version of the F-150 pickup is adding a Raptor roar in the automaker's latest thrust in Detroit's hypercompetitive truck sector. Ford adds formerly Raptor-exclusive engine to 2019 F-150 Limited Fri, 27 Jul 2018 11:55:26 ESTThe most expensive version of the F-150 pickup is adding a Raptor roar in Ford's latest thrust in Detroit's hypercompetitive truck sector. Ford lowers 2018 profit forecast as Q2 net falls 48%Wed, 25 Jul 2018 16:15:00 ESTFord lowered its full-year earnings forecast due to challenges overseas and said CEO Jim Hackett's global restructuring efforts could result in charges totaling $11 billion over the next three to five years. Ford lowers 2018 profit forecast as Q2 net falls 48%Wed, 25 Jul 2018 16:15:00 ESTFord lowered its full-year earnings forecast due to challenges overseas and said CEO Jim Hackett's global restructuring efforts could result in charges totaling $11 billion over the next three to five years. Ford commits $4 billion to autonomous vehicles, forms new subsidiaryTue, 24 Jul 2018 12:37:02 ESTFord said its investments in autonomous-vehicle development are expected to total $4 billion through 2023 and that it has formed a subsidiary devoted to those efforts called Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC. Ford commits US$4 billion to autonomous vehicles, forms new subsidiaryTue, 24 Jul 2018 12:37:02 ESTFord said its investments in autonomous-vehicle development are expected to total US$4 billion through 2023 and that it has formed a subsidiary devoted to those efforts called Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC. Ford GT output lags; Multimatic vows to fill all ordersTue, 24 Jul 2018 10:50:17 ESTCanadian supplier Multimatic produced just 138 Ford GT supercars for the 2017 model year, well short of a goal of 250. Ford cited inexperience and minor supplier problems. Ford GT output lags; Multimatic vows to fill all ordersTue, 24 Jul 2018 10:50:17 ESTCanadian supplier Multimatic produced just 138 Ford GT supercars for the 2017 model year, well short of a goal of 250. Ford cited inexperience and minor supplier problems. Ford design director Christopher Svensson dies Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:44:43 ESTChristopher Svensson, a recently retired Ford design director who oversaw the development of the GT supercar, died Saturday following a battle with cancer, the automaker confirmed. He was 53. Detroit auto show moves to June to boost appealMon, 23 Jul 2018 00:01:00 ESTThe Detroit auto show is undergoing a drastic reorganization in 2020, when it will move from the dead of winter to early June to better appeal to car shoppers #8212; and the growing list of automakers that have dropped out... Detroit auto show moves to June to boost appealMon, 23 Jul 2018 00:01:00 ESTThe Detroit auto show is undergoing a drastic reorganization in 2020, when it will move from the dead of winter to early June to better appeal to car shoppers #8212; and the growing list of automakers that have dropped out... Partners for pizzaMon, 23 Jul 2018 00:01:00 ESTWhen it comes to mobility partnerships, Ford Motor Co. and Domino's Pizza seemed as unlikely a combo as anchovies and pineapple on pizza. So why did they do it? Ford bumps up the price for upcoming Edge STThu, 19 Jul 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord's upcoming 2019 Edge ST -- the automaker's first crossover to carry a performance badge -- will cost about $2,300 more than the outgoing Edge Sport trim it replaces. Ford bumps up the price for upcoming Edge STWed, 18 Jul 2018 12:12:30 ESTFord's upcoming 2019 Edge ST -- the automaker's first crossover to carry a performance badge -- will cost about $1,500 more than the outgoing Edge Sport trim it replaces. Ford recalls 550,000 Fusions, Escapes for potential rollaway riskWed, 18 Jul 2018 09:46:28 ESTFord is recalling nearly 550,000 2013-16 Fusion sedans and 2013-14 Escape crossovers for a potential rollaway risk because of faulty shifter cable bushings. Ford recalls 550,000 Fusions, Escapes in North America for potential rollaway riskWed, 18 Jul 2018 09:46:28 ESTFord is recalling nearly 550,000 2013-16 Fusion sedans and 2013-14 Escape crossovers for a potential rollaway risk because of faulty shifter cable bushings. About 37,000 of those vehicles are in Canada. 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. 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. 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.