Ford drops 'Friends & Neighbors' sale early, opts for traditional year-end discounts

2:25 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2015

Ford is dropping its “Friends & Neighbors” promotion five weeks earlier than planned, after the offers failed to resonate with consumers as much as more traditional year-end discounts offered by competitors....
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Ford touts 'backup trailer assist' function in new F-150 ads

7:17 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015

Comedian Denis Leary is crowing about something new in Ford F-150 ads: technology that is meant to make backing up a trailer easier....
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Ford latest automaker to stop using Takata airbag inflators

11:37 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Ford will become the fourth automaker to stop using certain Takata airbag inflators. “Ford Motor Company products currently in development will not be equipped with Takata airbag inflators that use ammonium nitrate,” Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker said today in a statement....
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Ford recalls 451,865 Fusions, Mercury Milans for potential fuel tank problem

10:22 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Ford is recalling 451,865 Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2010 and 2011 model years to fix a potential fuel tank problem that could lead to a fire....
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Lincoln's mission: 'Core segments first'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

In 2016, Lincoln will have a new face, its most powerful car ever, a revived Continental and a chance to top 100,000 U.S. sales for the first time since 2008. What it apparently won't have, at least anytime soon, is a rear-wheel-drive sports car....
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Los Angeles' hits & mehs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Like any auto show, Los Angeles was supposed to be chockablock with astonishing, flabbergasting production models, honey-will-you-look-at-that concepts - maybe even a handful of hybrids or green cars with mind-bending technology. Well, maybe the exciting stuff got stuck in L.A. traffic....
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Escape bulks up, MKZ gets fresh face

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Ford Motor Co. is significantly updating its top-selling cross-over and luxury car with new engines, more driver-assist features and redesigned front ends that look more like their larger siblings....
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Ford workers approve UAW contract after late push by union leaders

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

A last-ditch push by UAW leaders to rally support for a proposed contract with Ford Motor Co. mustered just enough votes to overcome widespread opposition and bitterness among workers as the company generates record profits. The union now has new four-year contracts in place with each of the Detroit 3....
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Ford CFO says 'Friends' promo not costly

2:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

Ford's incentive spending declined slightly in the first few weeks of its year-end “Friends & Neighbors” promotion, evidence that it’s not a profit-damaging blowout sale, CFO Bob Shanks said today....
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Ford's Michigan F-150 plant holds key to passage of UAW deal

1:02 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

The UAW's proposed labor contract with Ford will fail unless workers at an F-150 assembly plant in Michigan approve it by a wide margin. About 18,000 Ford workers have now voted against the deal, roughly 1,800 more than had voted in favor, according to tallies by Automotive News and UAW Local 551 in Chicago....
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Hyundai's tech trickles down to Elantra

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Hyundai's sixth-generation Elantra will come crammed with safety and connectivity technology to fend off a newly redesigned Civic and Nissan Sentra. Like the larger Sonata, the new Elantra sheds some of its former curviness in lieu of clean lines, premium touches and Hyundai's signature hexagonal grille....
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UAW 'optimistic' Ford deal will gain approval despite setbacks

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles today urged the union’s members to vote for the tentative contract with Ford Motor Co. and said he’s “optimistic” the agreement will be approved despite key “no” votes in recent days....
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Ford contract rejected at 2 more plants; UAW leaders scramble to win approval

6:16 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

UAW leaders are scrambling to save a proposed contract with Ford after workers at two large assembly plants overwhelmingly voted against it Tuesday. Members of UAW Local 862 in Louisville rejected the tentative agreement by a 2-1 margin....
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Lincoln MKZ adopts rectangular face, new V-6 engine

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

The Lincoln MKZ will be the first car to drop the brand's split-wing grille in favor of the face introduced on the Continental concept. The 2017 MKZ, scheduled to go on sale next summer, also features a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 engine that’s exclusive to Lincoln and rated at 400 hp when paired with all-wheel drive....
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BLOG: Automakers look everywhere for design talent these days

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Many people who work in design at automakers do great work but are never visible to the public....
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Ford's Nigerian plant turns out first vehicle

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Ford's new Nigerian assembly plant has built its first model and will produce an initial 10 vehicles a day for the domestic market, the carmaker said today....
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Ford reboots 2017 Escape with 2 new engines, stop-start, safety upgrades

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Ford is making substantial changes to the Escape crossover, giving the exterior a more rugged, upscale look, and adding safety technology from more expensive vehicles. The 2017 Escape gets a redesigned interior and two new four-cylinder EcoBoost engines, both of which come packaged with stop-start to improve fuel efficiency....
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Ford expects SUVs to become 40% of U.S. market by 2020

6:23 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Baby boomers emptying the nest and their adult offspring starting families are driving demand for sport utility vehicles, which will account for two in five new auto sales in the U.S. by 2020, according to Ford....
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Ford workers in Kansas City reject UAW deal

12:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

UAW workers at one of the Ford plants that produces the F-150 pickup voted to reject the tentative labor deal between the automaker and the union....
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Ford faces trial on mpg estimates as U.S. judge refuses to toss suit

12:34 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Ford will have to face trial over claims that it exaggerated fuel-efficiency estimates for its Fusion and C-Max hybrids after a federal judge denied the company’s request to throw the case out....
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Continental in view

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Production versions of the upcoming Lincoln Continental have been spotted on Detroit-area roads recently as Ford engineers test the car's cooling, braking, air conditioning and other systems....
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Enticing interiors start with the right ingredients

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2015

Amko Leenarts, Ford's director of global interior design, sees himself as a sort of chef. Not only does he lead the team that must choose the proper, high-quality ingredients, but he has to ensure they assemble, prepare and present them in an appealing way to customers all over the world....
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Workers at key Ford plant in Michigan vote to ratify UAW pact

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Workers at a Ford assembly plant in Michigan that lost 700 jobs this year but is now in line to build a new pickup and SUV voted overwhelmingly in favor of the UAW's tentative contract with the automaker. Early voting at several other UAW locals has been mixed, though, as union leaders try to rally support for the deal and avoid a repeat of the difficulties they have had ratifying contracts with GM and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles....
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Ford to test autonomous vehicles at Mcity

5:42 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Ford will begin testing autonomous vehicles at Mcity, a simulated facility at the University of Michigan, to speed up research of advanced sensing technologies....
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Ford's outgoing general counsel to join Bank of America

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

David Leitch, Ford's outgoing general counsel, has been named to the same management post at Bank of America, the giant lender with the highest legal bills after the 2008-09 financial crisis....
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