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NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Ford Mondeo hybrid may benefit from diesel backlash

7:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015

Ford does not expect its Mondeo hybrid to be a big seller in Europe but the environmentally friendly car could benefit from a backlash in some countries against diesels due to health fears over particulate emissions....
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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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Jackson's good news: Buyers await F-150, too

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

Be patient, Ford's shift from one F-150 pickup to another will take some time, says Mike Jackson, CEO of retail group AutoNation. During the group's earnings call last week, Jackson said swapping out the No. 1 selling vehicle in the U.S. is "probably one of the biggest production changeovers ever attempted in industrial history."...
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DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: F-150 a winner? Too soon to tell

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2015

Everybody wants to know if the launch of Ford's 2015 F-150 pickup is a success, and for good reason. In the auto industry, the rollout is high drama, indeed....
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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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How Ford kept the GT a secret

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

For 14 months, Ford Motor Co. managed to conceal a 600-hp secret in an unassuming basement storage room. The secrecy helped Ford make a big splash with its $200,000-plus GT supercar, and it kept competitors guessing....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Ford's new F-150 and Transit face tough scrutiny from pundits, competitors

1:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2015

Ford now has two risky new high-profile vehicles on sale -- the aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup and the new Euro-styled Transit cargo van -- so pundits and competitors naturally are looking for weaknesses. And they found a few this week....
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Ford recalls 221,000 vehicles for door handle, seat belt problems

9:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015

Ford said it is recalling about 221,000 cars and vans for door handle and seat belt problems. Ford said it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the two recalls....
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Auto industry drives comeback in aluminum prices

6:44 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015

At a time when other commodities are slumping, aluminum is making a comeback as automakers under pressure to build more fuel-efficient cars increase their use of the lightweight metal....
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Ford again wins customer-loyalty title

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

Ford Motor Co. 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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Auto writers go ga-ga for the Ford GT

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

Hardly ever (let's back up, never) can we recall a car getting such a warm auto show welcome as the Ford GT, the surprise stunner at the 2015 Detroit extravaganza. Auto writers were left gasping for air....
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How to contain aluminum dust?

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

Curtains or walls? It's a big decision that Ford dealers with body shops face as they gear up to repair the 2015 aluminum-body F-150 pickup, arriving late this year....
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PARTY CRASHER

While supercar world awaited Acura NSX, nobody saw Ford GT coming

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

A showdown between Ford's GT and the Acura NSX supercars quickly became the talk of the Detroit auto show, after Ford's surprise entry managed to upstage the much-anticipated Acura....
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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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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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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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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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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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NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: 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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NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: 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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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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Software supplier Elektrobit to open Silicon Valley office in self-driving cars play

9:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Software specialist Elektrobit said today it is opening an office in Silicon Valley to work with automotive r&d centers that are developing self-driving cars of the future....
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First spots for '15 F-150 tout capability

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

Ford's advertising approach for the F-150 indicates that the car-maker sees more potential to hook buyers with the truck's capabilities than with its fuel economy, which is improved but not as far ahead of competitors as some might have thought aluminum would take it....
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