en-usMichael Martinez Feed Ford pushing 150 aftermarket add-ons for revived RangerTue, 13 Nov 2018 06:00:00 ESTFord is partnering with Yakima and working through dealers to offer Canadians 150 parts and accessories for its new midsize pickup, including bed racks, tow hooks and paddleboard carriers. Ford pushing 150 aftermarket add-ons for revived RangerTue, 13 Nov 2018 06:00:00 ESTFord is partnering with Yakima and working through its dealers to offer 150 parts and accessories for its new midsize pickup, including bed racks, tow hooks and paddleboard carriers. Ford's 2020 baby Bronco off-roader emerges in photos from dealer meetingTue, 13 Nov 2018 12:38:04 ESTPhotos leaked from Ford's annual dealer meeting last month in Las Vegas provide the first public look at the so-called baby Bronco, an upcoming off-road compact crossover. Ford buying scooter company SpinThu, 8 Nov 2018 00:01:00 ESTThe automaker said the scooters will roll out in 100 cities over the next 18 months, including a Thursday launch in Detroit. It did not disclose a purchase price. 2019 Lincoln Aviator to bow at L.A. auto show Tue, 6 Nov 2018 12:33:31 ESTLincoln plans to introduce the production version of the Aviator crossover in L.A., roughly eight months after it showed off a "production preview" in New York. Teardowns without the messSat, 3 Nov 2018 00:01:00 ESTCaresoft engineers use high-tech 3D scans to virtually strip apart cars #8212; down to individual battery cells, wires and screws #8212; and sells that data to curious automakers and suppliers for up to half a million... FORD: 2nd-straight pickup setback sets the tone Thu, 1 Nov 2018 13:20:29 ESTFord's U.S. light-vehicle sales fell 3.9 percent in October as a continued drop in car demand and a second-straight decline for F-series pickups outweighed gains for crossovers and SUVs. Ford expands paid time off for new mothers, fathers Thu, 1 Nov 2018 09:45:00 ESTEffective Thursday, the automaker will allow new fathers eight weeks of paid time off, up from two weeks. It will allow new mothers between 14-16 weeks of paid time off, up from 8-10 weeks. Ford unleashes special-edition lightweight Carbon Series GT supercarTue, 30 Oct 2018 13:16:22 ESTThe Carbon Series GTs will be 40 pounds lighter than the standard supercar thanks to carbon fiber wheels, a titanium exhaust, titanium lug nuts and a polycarbonate rear hatch with additional venting. Ford unleashes special-edition lightweight Carbon Series GT supercarTue, 30 Oct 2018 13:16:22 ESTThe Carbon Series GTs will be 18 kilograms lighter than the standard supercar thanks to carbon fibre wheels, a titanium exhaust, titanium lug nuts and a polycarbonate rear hatch with additional venting. Lincoln's head of product development to retire this weekMon, 29 Oct 2018 19:10:29 ESTScott Tobin, a key architect of Lincoln's turnaround as its director of product development, has abruptly elected to retire from the company effective later this week. China troubles dampen Ford's outlookMon, 29 Oct 2018 00:01:00 ESTThe world's largest vehicle market is causing some of Ford's biggest headaches. Ford gives more hints on VW partnershipMon, 29 Oct 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord CEO Jim Hackett said the automaker would share more details about potential partnerships "in the near future" as it settles into a yearslong $11 billion global restructuring Ford posts 37% earnings decline on China challenges, retreats on profit margin goalWed, 24 Oct 2018 16:15:00 ESTPoor results in China and other overseas markets contributed to a 37 percent drop in third-quarter net income for Ford, and the automaker backed off its goal of raising its global profit margin to 8 percent by 2020. Ford posts 37% earnings decline on China challenges, retreats on profit margin goalWed, 24 Oct 2018 16:15:00 ESTPoor results in China and other overseas markets contributed to a 37 per cent drop in third-quarter net income for Ford, and the automaker backed off its goal of raising its global profit margin to eight per cent by 2020. Amid unease, dealers get clearest look yet at Ford's restructuring planMon, 22 Oct 2018 00:01:00 ESTDealers got the clearest look to date at CEO Jim Hackett's restructuring plan. Executives vowed to freshen showrooms through shorter product development cycles. Ford Ranger won't cannibalize F-150 sales, Hinrichs says Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:24:40 ESTAs F-150 prices continue to climb, the automaker's head of global operations says "there's room now" for a less expensive midsize pickup in Ford's lineup. #39;Ford Proud' campaign shows company's swaggerMon, 22 Oct 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord Motor Co. is transforming its business for the future, but it wants consumers to know that it's still very good at building the cars and trucks on sale today. Ford summons its swagger, shifts marketing focus to keeping loyalists Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:00:00 ESTFord is shifting its focus from winning new customers to persuading current owners to stick with its namesake brand. 'Built Ford Proud': New ad campaign elicits emotion, takes shot at TeslaFri, 19 Oct 2018 06:00:00 ESTFord will launch a new ad campaign featuring actor Bryan Cranston this weekend after giving dealers a first look at its annual national meeting in Las Vegas . Ford to build additional 350 GT supercars, extends output by 2 yearsThu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:01 ESTThe company previously planned to build 1,000 GTs through the 2020 model year. It now says it will build 1,350 vehicles through 2022. Ford to build additional 350 GT supercars, extend production by 2 yearsThu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:01 ESTFord had previously announced plans for 1,000 GTs through the 2020 model year. It now says 1,350 cars will be made through 2022. The cars are built by Multimatic Inc. in Markham, Ont. Elena Ford named chief customer experience officerMon, 15 Oct 2018 12:00:47 ESTElena Ford, great-great-granddaughter of Henry Ford, will become Ford Motor's chief customer experience officer as of Nov. 1, the automaker said. Elena Ford named chief customer experience officerMon, 15 Oct 2018 12:00:47 ESTElena Ford, great-great-granddaughter of Henry Ford, will become Ford Motor's chief customer experience officer as of Nov. 1, the automaker said. The tension rises at FordMon, 15 Oct 2018 00:01:00 ESTFord has had a tough time getting others to understand and gain confidence in the early stages of CEO Jim Hackett's companywide restructuring, and salaried workers are now wondering about their future with the company as... Ford recalls 194 Canadian-built GT supercars over hydraulic fluid leakWed, 10 Oct 2018 10:54:36 ESTFord issued a recall for 194 of its hand-built, 2017-18 GT supercars #8212; 18 of them in Canada #8212; over a hydraulic fluid leak. The cars are built by Canadian supplier Multimatic Inc. Ford recalls nearly 200 GT supercars over hydraulic fluid leak Wed, 10 Oct 2018 10:54:36 ESTFord issued a recall for 194 of its hand-built, 2017-18 GT supercars over a hydraulic fluid leak. Ford's 2019 Edge ST is capable, but don't compare it to a Maserati or Porsche Tue, 9 Oct 2018 11:45:00 ESTWhen is comes to engineering and performance, Ford is convinced its first crossover to wear the ST badge stacks up favorably to luxury entries from Mercedes, Maserati and Porsche. Ford switches creative ad agency work to BBDO from WPP Mon, 8 Oct 2018 13:54:44 ESTFord, following a five-month review of its advertising efforts, said BBDO will replace longtime partner WPP as its lead creative ad agency. WPP will retain a role in what Ford calls a new multi-agency advertising model. Ford poised to begin cuts to salaried work forceFri, 5 Oct 2018 15:57:10 ESTFord is preparing to cut an undetermined number of its 70,000 salaried workers globally as it begins to implement CEO Jim Hackett's US$11 billion companywide restructuring. Ford Canada had little to say Friday. Ford poised to begin cuts to salaried work forceFri, 5 Oct 2018 15:57:10 ESTFord is preparing to cut an undetermined number of its 70,000 salaried workers globally as it begins to implement CEO Jim Hackett's $11 billion companywide restructuring. Ford Ranger expected to top GM, Toyota rivals in towing, haulingFri, 5 Oct 2018 11:49:45 ESTThe 2019 Ford Ranger, on sale early next year, will be able to haul 1,860 pounds, tow 7,500 pounds with an available towing package and generate 270 hp and 310-pound-feet of torque. Ford Ranger will be able to tow up to 3,401 kg, haul up to 843 kgFri, 5 Oct 2018 11:49:45 ESTThe 2019 Ford Ranger, on sale early next year, will be able to haul up to 843 kilograms (1,860 pounds), tow up to 3,401 kilograms (7,500 pounds) and generate 270 hp and 310-pound-feet of torque. Ford to idle Transit van output for 2 weeksThu, 4 Oct 2018 16:20:03 ESTFord is suspending output of the Transit van at a Kansas City assembly plant for two weeks later this month due to a slump in commercial orders for the top-selling large van. Ford's 2019 Transit Connect Wagon gets 29 mpg on highwayWed, 3 Oct 2018 08:00:00 ESTThe Transit Connect Wagon's gasoline engine gets 29 mpg on the highway, but Ford is aiming to crack the 30 mpg barrier with its new 1.5-liter diesel engine. What's behind Hackett's new strategy at Ford?Mon, 1 Oct 2018 00:01:00 ESTThere is mounting impatience with $9 shares and the vague vision that CEO Jim Hackett has articulated in his first 16 months, but he rejects concerns that Ford isn't moving fast enough. Would you like fries with that EcoSport?Mon, 1 Oct 2018 00:01:00 ESTAfter an $8 million makeover, the main attraction at Marcotte Ford in Holyoke, Mass., is LugNutz Cafe. 2020 Ford F-150 hybrid to be built at Dearborn Truck PlantThu, 27 Sep 2018 13:42:21 ESTThe pickup will feature a gasoline-electric motor and serve as a mobile generator. Ford's Hinrichs: 'Very important' for Canada to be in reworked NAFTA Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:55:17 ESTFord's head of global operations said he's optimistic all three countries can reach an agreement, despite news late last week that talks between Canada and the United States had stalled. Ford's Hinrichs: 'Very important' for Canada to be in reworked NAFTA Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:55:17 ESTFord's head of global operations said he's optimistic all three countries can reach an agreement, despite news late last week that talks between the U.S. and Canada had stalled. Lincoln rethinks subscription experimentMon, 24 Sep 2018 00:01:00 ESTWhile Lincoln has no plans to discontinue its subscription pilot, officials say they'll have to alter the service #8212; including getting dealerships more involved #8212; if it's ever to grow beyond the test phase. The 2019 Nautilus: Lincoln's Cadillac Super Cruise fighter?Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:35:26 ESTLincoln's new lane-centering technology, when combined with adaptive cruise control, is a similar, more affordable version of Cadillac's Super Cruise -- and should be marketed as such. New Ford F-150 ad takes subtle digs at redesigned Ram, Chevy pickupsFri, 21 Sep 2018 09:00:00 ESTFord's latest F-150 commercial reinforces the automaker's leadership without calling out its redesigned rivals by name. The 2019 Nautilus: Lincoln's Cadillac Super Cruise fighter?Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:35:26 ESTLincoln's new lane-centring technology, when combined with adaptive cruise control, is a similar, more affordable version of Cadillac's Super Cruise -- and should be marketed as such. Longtime Ford finance whiz Schloss to retireThu, 20 Sep 2018 11:25:30 ESTNeil Schloss, the treasurer who helped Ford steer through the Great Recession without going into bankruptcy, will retire at the end of the year after 36 years with the company. Lincoln MKT to linger on as livery stapleWed, 19 Sep 2018 14:10:38 ESTThe MKT, known almost exclusively for commercial fleet sales, will remain in Lincoln's lineup after its replacement, the Aviator, debuts next year. 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.