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Z/28 could be a fixture in Camaro lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
If the limited-production Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 continues selling at its current pace, it could earn a permanent place in Chevrolet's lineup, says Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer....
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Smartphone app helps set insurance discounts

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Allstate Insurance Co. this year unveiled the Drivewise mobile app that gauges driving behavior through smartphones to set insurance discounts for motorists in three states....
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RICHARD TRUETT

Look who's leading the small-car mileage race

3:42 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2014
Here's an interesting little irony from Ford's embarrassing restatement of its fuel ratings for six vehicles: The new, low-price Mitsubishi Mirage just pulled ahead of the Ford Fiesta SFE and is now the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered small car in America....
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MPG revisions undercut Ford marketing

5:01 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2014
Ford faces new challenges to its ambitious effort to become the industry's fuel economy leader after revising mpg numbers downward on six models....
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Ford will keep Fiesta production in Germany after cost-saving deal

June 10, 2014 06:01 CET
Ford will keep production of the Fiesta in Germany after agreeing with workers to cut assembly costs. Reports had said Ford could move Fiesta production to its Romanian factory where the B-Max is built....
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Ford Fiesta production to stay in Germany after cost-cutting labor deal

9:39 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2014
Ford will make the next generation of the Fiesta small car in Cologne, Germany, targeting $400 million in savings on production costs from 2017 through 2021 because of greater worker flexibility....
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Ford steering system needs fewer turns

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
A steering system that makes it easier for drivers to maneuver in parking lots will be offered next spring on a Ford vehicle, likely the next-generation Edge crossover....
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New F-150: Out and about and attracting attention

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Preproduction versions of Ford's redesigned F-150 pickup are being tested in and around Detroit....
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2015 Mustang packs on the pounds, tuner says

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Ford has pledged to reduce the weight of its vehicles with each redesign, but a Mustang modifier in Florida says the redesigned 2015 pony car won't make that target....
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Oh, Alice! 'Brady' maid made saucy pitch for Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Actress Ann B. Davis, who died last week at 88, had the starring role in one of the most memorable car commercials of all time -- a 1962 Ford Fairlane spot called "That Fairlane Feeling."...
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Lightening up the Fusion

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Ford's Lightweight Concept shown last week cuts the weight of a 2013 Fusion mid-sized sedan nearly 25 percent, or about 900 pounds, by making maximum use of lightweight materials, the automaker says....
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WHEN THE MUSIC FADES

Ford, Kia tested as audiences shrink for 'Idol' and 'The Voice'

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2014
Ford and Kia have been intertwined with The Voice and American Idol through elaborate sponsorship deals that include vehicles given as prizes to the top performers....
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Ford Transit ready to take reins from retiring E series

1:54 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2014
Ford will begin selling the new full-sized Transit commercial van later this month. The first available model will be the medium-roof-height, long-wheelbase version, which Ford projects as the biggest seller....
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SEGMENT SPOTLIGHT

Large cars, after brief comeback, lose traction

4:24 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
The large car's comeback appears over. After a solid rise in 2013, U.S. sales of nonluxury big sedans dropped 5 percent through May, while car sales were flat and total light-vehicle sales jumped 5 percent....
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Before 'The Brady Bunch,' Ann B. Davis starred for Ford

3:23 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Before actress Ann B Davis was Alice, the live-in maid on the 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” she lent her wisecracking humor to a saucy commercial for the mid-sized Ford Fairlane, detailing “that Fairlane feeling.”...
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How to contain aluminum dust?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
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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New F-150 spied on road near Detroit

10:06 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2014
This 2015 Ford F-150 was seen driving undisguised in suburban Detroit on Sunday. The aluminum-bodied truck begins production later this summer. The lightweight body saves as much as 700 pounds over the outgoing steel-bodied truck....
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Ford to recall nearly 1.4 million vehicles in N.A.

1:43 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2014
Ford said today it is recalling nearly 1.39 million SUVs and sedans in North America, most for the possible loss of power steering. The largest of today's four recalls included about 915,000 older model Ford Escapes and Mercury Mariners....
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Ford names Mustang styling chief new Europe design boss

May 28, 2014 17:07 CET
Ford has named Joel Piaskowski, who helped create the automaker's new Mustang, to head its design team in Europe. He will succeed Martin Smith on July 1. Smith, who has led Ford's European design for 10 years, will retire at the end of the year....
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3 IS THE NEW 4

Can 3-cylinder engines overcome their wimpy reputation?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Engineers have solved the technical problems that dogged the three-cylinder engine in the 1980s and early '90s. But even with turbochargers, it may take a while for the triple to outrun its historical baggage....
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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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2015 Ford Mustang pricing to start at $24,425

2:23 pm U.S. ET | May 20, 2014
Pricing for the 2015 Ford Mustang with a V-6 engine will start at $24,425, including shipping, or $1,090 more than the outgoing base model, the company said today....
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Q&A

Ford's Hinrichs wants better quality, smooth launches

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Ford is launching 16 new vehicles in North America this year, which Ford says is the busiest and most ambitious launch schedule in its history....
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Ford's new F-150 prompts renovation of assembly plant tour

1:00 pm U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Ford, one of the few automakers to routinely open an assembly line to the general public, is renovating its Rouge factory tour and renovating the Dearborn Truck Plant's body shop at the end of the summer in anticipation of the 2015 Ford F-150....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Mustang memory: Terrible handling

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
As much as I appreciate the overwhelming coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang ("A nifty 50 for the Mustang," April 14), I'd like to add some sober notes....
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