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Behind Ford's big performance push

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

Increased speed and performance is the new mantra at Ford Motor Co. as the company scrambles to differentiate itself from rivals. That's the thinking behind Ford Performance, a division formed at the end of last year combining Ford's Special Vehicle Team in North America, Team RS in Europe and global Ford Racing....
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At last, a Focus RS for the U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015

U.S. fans of the Ford Focus RS from overseas soon will be able to get their hands on one....
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Ford, at long last, plans Focus RS for U.S.

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015

U.S. fans of the Ford Focus RS -- a pocket rocket long sold overseas -- soon will be able to get their hands on one. The all-wheel-drive hatchback, the first RS model to be sold in North America, will arrive next year, possibly as a 2017 model....
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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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Ford will add Fiesta output in Russia as Focus slides

Dec. 4, 2014 06:01 CET

Ford will build the Fiesta subcompact in Russia next year as it scrambles to replace sales lost by collapsing demand for its Focus compact. The Fiesta will be produced alongside the EcoSport small SUV at Ford's third joint venture plant in Russia....
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No jolt out of normal-looking Focus Electric

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014

After two years of paltry Focus Electric sales, the question is: Do customers want their battery-electric vehicles to look just like normal cars?...
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Ford cuts Focus Electric price by $6,000

3:23 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2014

Ford slashed the price of the Focus Electric by $6,000 to $29,995, including shipping. The price reduction will remain in effect for all 2014 models and will continue when 2015 models are introduced....
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Ford tells U.S. dealers to stop selling some C-Max, Focus models

11:05 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2014

Ford told its dealers in the United States to stop test-driving and selling C-Max and Focus models produced during a week this month because of potential problems with the steering gear assembly, a notice sent to dealers on Wednesday shows....
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Nissan packs new Pulsar with tech

May 22, 2014 06:01 CET

Nissan says its new Pulsar hatchback will be one of the most high-tech, frugal and spacious vehicles in Europe's compact segment, currently dominated by VW's Golf. Nissan pulled out of the segment in 2006 due to poor sales....
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Golf dominance, premium push intensify battle in compact segment

April 22, 2014 06:01 CET

Most volume automakers face double trouble in the crucial compact segment. They need to find a way to win sales from the dominant Volkswagen Golf while also defending against premium brands aggressively pushing into the segment....
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2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Ford Escort to make a return at Beijing show

April 17, 2014 13:26 CET

Ford will unveil a production version of the Escort sedan at the Beijing auto show. The car will be aimed exclusively at the Chinese market....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Hyundai, Toyota to debut mid-sized sedan rivals

April 15, 2014 06:01 CET

Hyundai and Toyota have key product debuts at the New York auto show. BMW will unveil the X4 crossover while Mercedes debuts the S63 AMG coupe, a high-performance version of the S-class coupe....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Mid-sized sedans and crossovers to square off in the Big Apple

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014

Hyundai will roll out its 2015 Sonata while Toyota offers an aggressive midcycle freshening of the Camry at the New York auto show this week. And Subaru will pit its redesigned 2015 Outback crossover against the next Nissan Murano....
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Ford to show freshened Focus at New York show

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2014

Ford will show the freshened Focus sedan and the Focus Electric during the New York auto show press days next week....
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