Ford of Europe sales rise 12% in March on German, UK demand

April 15, 2014 15:53 CET
Ford said European car sales increased 12 percent in March, the 10th straight monthly gain, as customers snapped up small vehicles and compact SUVs.... Read More »


Ford boosts Fiesta output in Germany on growing demand

April 3, 2014 13:28 CET
Ford says it has increased production of the Fiesta by 200 units a day at its plant in Cologne, Germany, to satisfy growing demand for the subcompact.... Read More »


The digital evolution of Team Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Ever since Ford put Fiesta subcompacts in the hands of 100 social media savvy young people in its 2009 Fiesta Movement campaign, the automaker's marketing has been synonymous with digital experimentation.... Read More »


Chevy Spark only tiny car to get acceptable rating in new IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2014
Most of the tiniest cars on the road fared poorly in the challenging new small-overlap crash test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with only the Chevrolet Spark getting an acceptable rating, the group said today.... Read More »


Car supply hits 17-year monthly high

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
In units, 1.8 million is the highest monthly total of cars since March 1, 1996.... Read More »


Ford Fiesta SE gets 45 mpg EPA highway rating, highest of any gasoline non-hybrid

11:39 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2013
The EPA has certified the 2014 Ford Fiesta, equipped with Ford's 1-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine, at 45 mpg highway, the highest mpg for a non-hybrid gasoline or diesel car.... Read More »


First U.S.-bound vehicle exports highlight Thailand's growth as production site

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s newest factory may be a little rough around the edges. But it is doing something never done before. It just started exporting vehicles from this hot, humid, sometimes chaotic Southeast Asian emerging market to the United States. It may be followed by other rivals, as automakers pump up production capacity here and Thai leaders seek to emulate Japan's export-based growth model of past decades.... Read More »


Ford gets a scolding on 'chicken tax' maneuver

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Even without a free-trade pact, Ford Motor Co. has leaned on European models such as the Ford Fiesta and C-Max to extend its U.S. product line.... Read More »



In digital age, 'content factory' always churns

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Jim Farley's title alone is a mouthful: Ford Motor Co. executive vice president of global marketing, sales, service and Lincoln.... Read More »



Mullinax thrives on a no-haggle heritage

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
When it comes to no-haggle pricing, Larry and Jerry Mullinax have a huge advantage over other one-price dealers.... Read More »


You know that tattoo you regret? Well ...

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
It's no Weinermobile. But as pork-related vehicles go, it's pretty close.... Read More »



Breakfast to go: Ford fries up the Bacon Fiesta

11:34 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2013
Ford created the Bacon Fiesta, its tastiest-sounding product since the Ranchero was discontinued in 1979, to promote its line of custom vinyl graphics. It also serves as a shocking reminder that we have only two shopping days left before International Bacon Day on Saturday.... 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 »


Honda Civic still best among compacts on new IIHS crash test

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2013
The Honda Civic is still the only small car to get the top rating on a new test that simulates a severe front-end crash, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says. Many popular and entry-level small cars struggled in a new round of "small overlap" crash tests, which replicates an accident in which the front corner of a car clips another car, a pole or a tree at 40 mph.... Read More »



Time to raise the white flag on dual clutch trannies

2:25 pm U.S. ET | July 19, 2013
This is a historic week for white flags in Detroit, given the city's bankruptcy filing Thursday, so I'm going to suggest that domestic automakers take the opportunity to wave one of their own.... Read More »


Ford tunes up social media pitch for Fiesta redesign

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Ford is launching a midcycle makeover and is going back to the well with the Fiesta Movement, which it has retooled.... Read More »


Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost wins 2nd straight International Engine of the Year award

June 6, 2013 06:01 CET
Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine has been named the International Engine of the Year for the second year in a row.... Read More »


Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost wins 2nd straight International Engine of the Year award

12:50 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2013
Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine has been named the International Engine of the Year for the second year in a row.... Read More »


Ford to shift Fiesta output to Thailand from Mexico, report says

4:07 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2013
Ford, moving to ease production constraints in North America, plans to shift output of the Fiesta subcompact from Mexico to Thailand in 2016, The Detroit News reported today.... Read More »


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