Ford touts driving technology for scary L.A. traffic conditions

7:49 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Ford took its mobility technology road show to L.A. on Monday, touting semi-autonomous driving features in a city known for its scary driving conditions....
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Fiat, Ford offer incentives to win sales from VW in Italy

Oct. 5, 2015 15:14 CET

Fiat Chrysler and Ford are offering incentives in Italy to encourage owners of Volkswagen Group models that may be affected by the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal to buy new models from their brands -- but some dealers are skeptical about the campaign....
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'Imported' could have been Ford's

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Chrysler's tag line “Imported from Detroit” became immortal when Eminem prowled the streets of Detroit in a Chrysler 200, in a 2011 Super Bowl commercial. But in 1964, the same line was in consideration to market the Ford Mustang....
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Maserati's global marketing chief Chehab resigns

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

Saad Chehab -- Maserati's global chief marketing officer and the creative force behind several of Fiat Chrysler's celebrated Super Bowl ads -- has resigned. Chehab, 48, resigned Sunday afternoon for personal reasons, according to a source familiar with the move....
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UAW faces tough road to salvage failed Fiat Chrysler deal

7:36 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Mounting discontent among the UAW's rank and file will complicate efforts of the union's top leaders as they bid to recover from the defeat of a proposed labor agreement with Fiat Chrysler....
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Ford adds overtime at Michigan F-150 plant as Missouri strike deadline nears

11:44 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Ford canceled a planned overtime shift this weekend at its F-150 plant in Missouri, where workers threaten to strike as soon as Sunday, and is diverting frames for the pickups to its other F-150 plant in Michigan to minimize the consequences of a work stoppage. Ford has also added mandatory overtime shifts at the Michigan factory....
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Ford ad campaign aims to lift car lineup in U.S. market hot for trucks

12:52 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Ford launched an ad campaign -- "By Design" -- for several cars to spotlight design and new technology in a U.S. market hot for trucks....
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BLOG: Old Auto scandals create opening for New Auto

3:23 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Facing a rising tide of disruptors, Old Auto desperately needs to stop being its own worst enemy....
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NHTSA upgrades probe of Ford police interceptor for brake failure

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

NHTSA upgraded an investigation of 20,275 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor vehicles over sudden brake failures....
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U.S. sales rise 16% on double-digit gains at Detroit 3, Nissan, Toyota, Honda

8:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales, propelled by Labor Day promotions, fatter deals throughout the month, low gasoline prices and higher light-truck demand, rose 16 percent in September on double-digit gains at the Detroit 3, Toyota Motor, Nissan Group and Honda Motor. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate surged to 18.17 million....
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Ford scores biggest gain since 2010

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Ford Motor Co. achieved its largest year-over-year U.S. sales increase in almost five years, posting a 23 percent gain for September. Sales of Ford F-series pickups rose 16 percent, and deliveries of three Ford crossovers -- the Escape, Edge and Explorer -- jumped more than 30 percent each. Mustang sales tripled in September and are now up 61 percent on the year....
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Ford to feature Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in service ad campaign

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Chevrolet may be “like a rock,” but Ford now has “The Rock” on its side. Ford today said it has hired Dwayne Johnson, the actor and former wrestler known as “The Rock,” to promote its dealerships’ service departments in a new advertising campaign....
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FCA strike threat grows as UAW contract falters

3:54 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

The specter of a UAW strike looms at Fiat Chrysler after the company's 40,000 hourly workers rejected a four-year labor deal covering wages and benefits. UAW local leaders at FCA plants are scheduled to meet Thursday in Detroit to determine next steps....
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Ford recalls new F-150s for cruise control glitch, older Windstars for rear axle problem

11:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

Ford Motor is recalling about 37,000 of the current-generation F-150s because the adaptive cruise control can be fooled by other trucks on the road and 342,000 Windstar minivans for possible cracking in the rear axle....
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Ford faces UAW strike threat at F-150 factory

7:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

About 7,000 UAW members at a Missouri plant that builds the highly profitable Ford F-150 could go on strike as soon as Sunday because Ford has refused to negotiate terms of a local contract “in good faith,” union leaders say....
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BLOG: VW's travails aside, diesel fans remain loyal

11:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

There is a lot of chatter about VW's emissions scam being the death knell for the diesel engine in the U.S. Why it won't happen....
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The UAW-FCA deal: A bridge too short

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

At the UAW national bargaining convention in March, rank-and-file delegates sent clear marching orders to UAW President Dennis Williams: Use the Detroit 3 negotiations to fix a two-tier wage system damaging to shop-floor solidarity....
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Ford F-series Super Duty: Steel frame, aluminum body for '17

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Ford's aluminum-bodied F-series Super Duty pickup will be up to 350 pounds lighter than the current generation but offer increased towing and hauling capabilities....
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How Doyle Letson went from boats to cars ...

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Doyle Letson's career took many twists and turns before he became chief interior designer for the Ford Mustang. He designed office furniture, heavy equipment and lots of powerboats, all the while moonlighting as a serious rock 'n' roll musician. Letson, 58, now Ford's director of global interiors, talked about his varied career with Staff Reporter Bradford Wernle....
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European vans rendering classic American models obsolete

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2015

A trio of Euro vans is rendering the classic, bulbous American van obsolete. Only GM continues to market a traditional, body-on-frame, truck-based, full-size van, the Chevy Express and the GMC Savana....
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Fiat Chrysler deal meets opposition in early UAW voting

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2015

The proposed four-year labor agreement between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the UAW encountered strong opposition from rank-and-file union members in early ratification voting....
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Ford F-series Super Duty adopts aluminum body, slims down for 2017

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

The first-ever aluminum-bodied Ford F-series Super Duty pickup will be up to 350 pounds lighter than the current generation but offer increased towing and hauling capabilities. The 2017 Super Duty is scheduled to go on sale late next year. Ford said it has a high-strength steel frame that's 24 times stiffer, longer cabs and 16 segment-exclusive features, including LED cargo-box lighting and a remote tailgate release....
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Ford Focus' horsepower and price double for the 2016 RS

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Starting at $36,605 including shipping, the Focus RS hatchback will bring Ford's top-selling global nameplate to a new level of profitability as well as performance when it arrives in North America next spring....
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Auto-brake pact offers boon to big suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

When 10 automakers agreed this month to voluntarily make automatic emergency braking systems standard, they were promising off-the-shelf technology priced for the mass market that includes an assortment of cameras, radar, lidar and computer chips that make up collision avoidance systems. The suppliers that will profit are a well-defined group of big suppliers with production-ready components....
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12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Dealers featured this week include Dan Lacy, president of R.C. Lacy Ford-Lincoln in Catskill, N.Y.; The Viviano family of Sterling Heights Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram in Sterling Heights, Mich.; Jerry Brassfield, owner of Capitol Toyota in San Jose, Calif.; and Farley Perkins, vice president of Southern Volkswagen - Greenbrier in Chesapeake, Va....
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