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Ford begins output of commercial trucks in Ohio

7:07 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2015

Ford today started building its medium-duty F-650 and F-750 commercial trucks at a Cleveland-area plant....
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Ford remains 'bullish on China' long term

12:03 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2015

Ford's head of global purchasing today said the company remains "bullish on China" despite a drop in auto sales recently. "Longer term, we're still very bullish on China," said Hau Thai-Tang, head of global purchasing for Ford....
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Donald Trump bashes Ford in Mich. speech

6:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came to the home state of the auto industry and attacked Ford for building factories in Mexico. And the Michigan faithful in attendance sided with the outspoken mogul....
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Detroit 3 will flex performance, marketing muscles at Woodward Dream Cruise

2:13 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

Dodge, Ford and Chevy are embracing speedsters this week as automakers seize on the Woodward Dream Cruise -- Detroit's annual automotive enthusiast extravaganza -- to create marketing buzz....
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Thai stamping supplier to expand in Michigan

11:51 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

Thai Summit America will break ground later this month on a 44,000-square-foot expansion in Michigan. The North American subsidiary of Thailand-based Thai Summit Group announced earlier this year it would spend $52.5 million to expand its metal stamping operations....
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China auto sales slump to 17-month low despite price cuts

6:58 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

Chinese consumers bought the fewest passenger vehicles in 17 months in July, extending a slump in the world's largest auto market as deeper discounts failed to revive demand....
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Chevy's retooled '16 Camaro set for public debut at Detroit's Dream Cruise

11:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Camaro gets its public debut Saturday at the Woodward Dream Cruise. Chevrolet has been gradually peeling the covers back on the revamped sporty car since the spring, introducing the coupe to Camaro club members in Detroit in May and then showing the convertible to auto writers a month later....
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Jaguar Land Rover plans new plant in Slovakia

Aug. 11, 2015 10:39 CET

Jaguar Land Rover has signed a letter of intent to build a new car plant in Nitra, western Slovakia. JLR will carry out a feasibility study for the factory, which is expected to open in 2018 and reach an annual output of up to 300,000 vehicles by 2025....
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Lear keeps investment plan unchanged in China

11:35 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

Of the challenges facing global automakers in China, the recent downturn of the country's stock market is relative small potatoes, a top U.S. auto supplier executive says. That is because the big sell-off hurts just a tiny sliver of the country's car-buying customer base, said Jay Kunkel, Asia Pacific president of seat and electronics at Lear....
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Ford to build Rangers in Nigeria as it eyes West Africa

10:17 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

Ford said it plans to assemble its Ford Ranger pickup truck in Nigeria by the fourth quarter, as it expands in Africa and the Middle East....
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Ford hires exec who helped build up Buick in China

6:27 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

A former GM sales and marketing executive, Joseph Liu, has joined Ford's China unit -- a move ex-colleagues of the auto industry veteran describe as a big gain for Ford....
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China car sales dip to 17-month low in July

Aug. 11, 2015 11:09 CET

New-car registrations in China fell 2.5 percent in July, the lowest monthly sales level since February 2014 despite deep price cuts. China's near 2 percent devaluation of the yuan today put additional pressure on profits at foreign carmakers....
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Former Ford purchasing exec Jean Mayer dies at 61

3:01 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Jean Mayer, who rose through the ranks at Ford Motor Co. to become a global purchasing executive, died Aug. 5. She was 61....
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Ford hires second supplier to help with F-150 frame production

2:43 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2015

Ford is bringing a second supplier of steel frames for the F-150 on board to ease a supply shortage that has slowed production for months, a person with knowledge of the matter told Automotive News. The new supplier is said to be Tower International, which already builds body structures for the F series and several other Ford models....
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RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: When Johanna Quandt turned an ambitious Henry Ford II down

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015

Johanna Quandt looked like a character out of "The Sound of Music" as she greeted Henry Ford II at her home in Germany in the summer of 1987....
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Michigan governor markets state's automotive high-tech future

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has kicked off a new marketing campaign, entitled “We Run on Brainpower.” The goal is to remind engineers that Michigan is the place to go for jobs in automotive high tech innovation....
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Chinese demand may worsen as BMW and Toyota issue warnings

Aug. 5, 2015 11:10 CET

China has gone from growth engine to source of concern for carmakers, with BMW and Toyota becoming the latest companies to warn about the world's biggest auto market slowing down....
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ARLENA SAWYERS

BLOG: Mel Farr still wows Detroit

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

Mel Farr, who died Monday, was an automotive pioneer on two fronts: as a minority dealer and as a champion of subprime buyers, using leading-edge technology to enable sales to consumers who otherwise would have been turned away....
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Canada auto sales edge up in July; Ford and GM down

4:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

Canadian auto sales rose 0.4 percent in July from a year earlier but some major automakers, including Ford and GM, saw sales decline....
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JULY U.S. SALES

Sales rise 5.3% on hardy crossover, truck volume

8:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

U.S. light-vehicles sales -- fueled by healthy truck demand and gains at most major automakers -- rose 5.3 percent in July, helping the industry begin the second half of 2015 on a strong note. Ford Motor Co., Nissan Motor Co., Honda Motor Co., GM, Fiat Chrysler and Hyundai-Kia all had gains between 5 percent and 8 percent while Subaru scored its sixth double-digit advance of the year....
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Ford rises 5% on crossovers, higher F-150 spiffs

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

The Ford F-series pickup achieved its first year-over-year sales increase since January as Ford Motor Co. posted an overall U.S. sales gain of 5 percent last month, to 222,014 vehicles, figures released today show....
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RICHARD TRUETT

Why others aren't adopting Ford's aluminum strategy

11:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

It's starting to look like the switch to all-aluminum bodies for high-volume vehicles may not happen at all. Here's why: Ford's strategy for the change in metals doesn't apply to other automakers....
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Ford, Ram adopt low-tech solution for tough IIHS test

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

After releasing a split decision on the crash worthiness of the Ford F-150, the IIHS is continuing to crash test multiple versions of other automaker's pickups. Ram, meanwhile, is taking a page from Ford's playbook....
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Ford says earnings will be even better in 2nd half

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Ford earned in the first half of this year nearly as much as it did in all of 2014. And it says the second half will be even stronger....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: It's too early to settle aluminum vs. steel repair-cost debate

11:59 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2015

It seems like everyone wants to know if the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 is more expensive to repair than the steel-bodied pickup it replaced. We don't know -- and we won't know for a long time....
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