Ford to suspend F-150, compact crossover output as retail demand dipsMon, 17, Oct 2016
In a fresh sign of pressure on U.S. automakers, Ford will shut down production of its best-selling F-150 pickup truck for a week at a Kansas City assembly plant. The company, citing a drop in retail demand, is also suspending output of two crossovers, the Ford Escape and the Lincoln MKC, at its Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky for two of the next three weeks.
Ford to recall 114,000 vehicles worldwide to fix fuel-pump issue, power windowsWed, 24, Aug 2016
Ford said it was recalling about 91,000 vehicles in North America to replace faulty fuel-pump parts that could potentially cause a car to stall without warning. Ford also said it was recalling 23,150 Ford Escape SUVs from the 2017 model year to update power-window software.
Small crossovers, tight raceMon, 15, Aug 2016
Each month there are a handful of model vs. model races we watch closely when U.S. sales numbers are reported - Camry vs. Accord; Corolla vs. Civic; 3 series vs. C class; F- eries vs. Silverado. The usual. But the segment providing the most entertainment these days is the compact crossover class.
Ford Escape stars in new series on Verizon video platformMon, 27, Jun 2016
The 2017 Ford Escape will help people avoid “capture” in a new series airing on Verizon’s recently-launched video platform. "The Runner," an original series from executive producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, will appear on Verizon's Go90 mobile video service, the company said Monday.
'Intuitive' Sync 3 makes Ford dealers' lives easierMon, 28, Mar 2016
The rollout of Ford Motor Co.'s new Sync 3 connectivity system has significantly reduced the amount of time and effort that dealers must spend teaching consumers how to use it, the head of the Ford National Dealer Council said.
Ford share gains hinge on Fusion and EscapeMon, 25, Jan 2016
Ford to boost F-150 fuel economy with stop-start technologyThu, 21, Jan 2016
A Rogue mission: Foil the EscapeMon, 18, Jan 2016
Ford finds 0% beats 'Friends'Sun, 06, Dec 2015
Ford discovered last month that car shoppers get more excited about no-interest financing than no-haggle pricing, especially during the annual holiday bargain-hunting frenzy. Dealers and analysts say the “Friends & Neighbors” sale on Ford brand vehicles was a victim of bad timing and flawed execution.
Escape bulks up, MKZ gets fresh faceMon, 23, Nov 2015
Ford reboots 2017 Escape with 2 new engines, stop-start, safety upgradesTue, 17, Nov 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.
Ford opts to market utility vehicles togetherMon, 21, Sep 2015
Ford plans to market four vehicles - the Escape, Edge, Explorer and Expedition - under the theme “Be Unstoppable.” It's the first time Ford has tried a multivehicle strategy for its utilities since its “No Boundaries” campaign in the early 2000s.