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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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

Focus gets smaller engine

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Ford will offer an optional smaller engine for its updated Focus that will go on sale in the second half of this year.... Read More »

 

2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Ford says new technology makes revised Focus one of its most advanced cars

Feb. 24, 2014 11:20 CET
Ford unveiled a face-lift for its Focus hatchback, adding fresh styling, new technology and a more premium feel to the company's No. 2 seller in Europe.... Read More »

 

2014 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

Ford readies smaller Focus engine in fuel-efficiency drive

6:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2014
Ford will offer an optional smaller engine on the updated 2015 Focus compact to woo U.S. drivers looking for improved fuel efficiency.... Read More »

 

NHTSA closes 2 probes into Ford vehicles

11:58 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
NHTSA said today that it ended its probe into 2005-11 Ford Crown Victorias, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Cars for rust and corrosion that led to a loss of steering control. NHTSA also said it closed its investigation into Ford Focus electric vehicles for powertrain software defects.... Read More »

 

Ford plans to idle plant that makes Focus, C-Max for two weeks

10:35 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2013
Ford scheduled two weeks of down time at its factory that assembles the Focus compact and C-Max hybrid cars to trim inventory after the first drop in U.S. auto sales in 27 months.... Read More »

 

Ford sends checks to soothe C-Max owners

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2013
Ford began mailing checks to customers this month to compensate them for the company's lowering of the estimated fuel economy for the C-Max Hybrid.... Read More »

 

NICK BUNKLEY

A pesky problem of plug-in priority

11:14 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2013
A priest, a Chevy Volt and a Tesla Model S walk into a bar. Which one gets to use the electric charging station?... Read More »

 

ALG reduces residuals on EVs, plug-in hybrids

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2013
ALG, citing high incentives, recent price cuts and a potential glut of models, has cut residual values for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and conventional hybrids in its latest residual value guide -- chief among them the all battery powered Nissan Leaf.... Read More »

 

Ford Focus electric car probed in U.S for stalling

9:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2013
Federal safety regulators are investigating incidents of stalling in Ford Focus electric cars after receiving 12 consumer complaints.... Read More »

 

How Twitter promos can add sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Twitter is showcasing the campaign on its Success Stories page -- making Zender Ford the first auto dealership to be among Twitter's case studies on businesses that use the social media platform in innovative ways.... Read More »

 

Corolla gets a makeover, bold attitude

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
It's the age-old conundrum when it comes to redesigning big-volume, midmarket cars: how to modernize and connect with younger shoppers without alienating traditional customers and conservative fleet buyers.... Read More »

 

SPIED: The face of the next Mustang

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
New spy photos offer a look at what might be the face of the redesigned Ford Mustang scheduled to arrive next spring.... Read More »

 

Ford's Russian joint venture plans production, job cuts as market dips

11:34 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2013
Ford's Russian carmaking partnership with OAO Sollers is cutting production and jobs in response to a decline in the country's vehicle market.... Read More »

 

SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Ford weighs compact for China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2013
With an eye to growth in China's booming compact car market, Ford has revived an old nameplate for a new concept car. The Ford Escort Concept is an extended-wheelbase version of the Focus.... Read More »

 

Ford targets Chinese buyers with Focus-based concept

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2013
Ford Motor Co. was to have unveiled a Focus-based concept car last week at the Shanghai auto show that targets local tastes with a stretched wheelbase and larger rear doors.... Read More »

 

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