Ford

Ford brand looks better with a long view

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Yes, Ford division lost a sizable chunk of U.S. market share in 2014, slipping by a full percentage point to 14.4 percent. But if you broaden the perspective a bit and consider the entire decade -- now at the halfway point -- the brand comes off substantially better....
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Ford tests 'beacons' to beam info to shoppers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Ford Motor Co. is testing a new way that shoppers browsing on a dealership lot can learn about the vehicles they're looking at. Ford is demonstrating the technology, which it developed in conjunction with Cisco Systems, on an F-150 at the Detroit auto show....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford vows not to rush Sync 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
In announcing Sync 3 last month, Ford Motor Co. said only that it would come to market starting in the 2016 model year, without saying exactly when or in what vehicle. That's a change from five years ago, when it unveiled MyFord Touch. Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president for the Americas, said the company won't make that mistake again....
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DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Dealers like smoother Ford product launches

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
After several botched launches that frustrated dealers and customers, Ford Motor Co. orchestrated much smoother rollouts in 2014, said Brian Godfrey, chairman of the Ford National Dealer Council....
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DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Sales upswing in 2014 cheers Lincoln dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Lincoln sales are back on the upswing, growing in 2014 for only the fifth time in the past 16 years. The higher volumes are a relief to dealers such as Dan Marks....
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Ford Super Duty pickups face U.S. probe after stalls, stranded drivers

6:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2015
Federal safety regulators are investigating whether Ford went far enough with a recall of Super Duty pickups over complaints that they can stall and leave drivers stranded....
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THE DESIGN PERSPECTIVE

Designer dissects 3 auto show cars

11:47 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015
Automotive News walked the floor of the 2015 Detroit auto show with Paul Snyder, a former Honda and Ford designer who is now chair of transportation design at the College for Creative Studies. Watch him break down three of the most intriguing vehicles from the show....
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Ford will raise German production as demand rebounds

Jan. 16, 2015 12:34 CET
Ford will increase production of its Fiesta and three other models in Germany to meet growing demand in some of the region's key markets....
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When the Motor City becomes Startup City

3:50 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015
Metro Detroit, the automotive capital of the world, ironically isn't a hotbed for mobility upstarts, but several efforts are under way in the auto industry to help develop more transportation startups and improve the industry's risk tolerance....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford will limit aluminum mostly to trucks, Hinrichs says

9:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015
Ford isn't planning to use much aluminum beyond trucks because the benefits for other vehicles aren't as compelling. The company sees better, more cost-effective ways to improve the fuel economy of its cars....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Google in talks with OEMs, suppliers to build self-driving cars

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015
Internet giant Google has started talks with most of the world's top automakers and assembled a team of global suppliers to speed its push to bring self-driving cars to market, Chris Urmson, the head of the project, said today at the Automotive News World Congress....
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Ford says internal quality ratings rise following tech fixes

8:52 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Ford says its internal North American quality ratings improved last year for the first time since 2010, after working through issues with its touchscreen systems and bumpy new-model launches....
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Ram 1500's highway mpg rises to 29

1:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Ram has added a bit more daylight between the hot-selling Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and Ford's redesigned lightweight F-150 in the highway fuel economy race....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford keeps IHS customer-loyalty title; Maserati takes conquest honors

8:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Ford retained the crown in the 2014 model year for most-loyal customers, while Maserati won top honors for conquests, according to the IHS Automotive Loyalty Awards....
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NICK BUNKLEY

Drones fly at Ford and stir up drama

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
There's drone drama at the Detroit auto show....
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Lincoln MKX grabs page from MKC

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
The redesigned Lincoln MKX takes much of the same formula that led to a successful first year for the MKC crossover and applies it to a larger package, at a time when utility vehicles are booming....
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Ford, Acura revive supercar wars topping $150,000 and 500 hp

7:58 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
A supercar showdown has broken out at the Detroit auto show. Ford's glistening blue GT sports car and Honda's racy red Acura NSX hot rod generated buzz at the opening media day of the expo, with partisans picking sides as if the cars were football playoff contenders....
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VW Golf and Ford F-150 win North American Car and Truck of the Year awards

7:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
The Volkswagen Golf and Ford F-150 pickup were named 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year today by a panel of automotive journalists....
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VINCE BOND JR.

Ford GT to get featured in Forza Motorsport 6 game

7:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
It's no surprise that the Ford GT supercar will grace the cover of the newly announced Forza Motorsport 6, the flagship racing title of the Xbox One game console....
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NICK BUNKLEY

Ford's GT: 'Nobody knew this was coming'

11:46 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
While most big auto show unveilings are leaked or telegraphed ahead of time, Ford Motor Co. kept its GT supercar mostly a surprise until this morning's introduction in Detroit....
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Ford resurrects GT midengine supercar

10:47 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Ford is resurrecting the GT midengine supercar as a 600-plus hp demonstration of the performance side of its EcoBoost engine technology....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

CES in 2015: A space odyssey

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
They held an electronics extravaganza in the desert last week -- and a car show broke out. A record 10 auto companies flashed their flash drives, turned smartwatches that directly turned steering wheels, and took their hands off the wheel of their autonomous cars at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show....
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LaNeve may light a fire under Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Ford Motor Co.'s installation of former General Motors executive Mark LaNeve as its new U.S. sales and marketing chief shows that the automaker plans to get more aggressive. Last year’s slip stemmed from more than just pickups; cars and utility vehicles lost share, too....
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2 diesel Range Rovers coming to U.S. this fall

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015
Land Rover will offer a diesel engine in two Range Rover models this year and across its entire lineup in several years. The two vehicles are debuting at the Detroit auto show. They go on sale this fall....
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Ultra-luxury brands, 3-D car, get star treatment in Detroit

3:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015
More than 500 guests from all corners of the nation showed up at The Gallery on Saturday night, an exclusive, invite-only event that formally kicks off the Detroit auto show....
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