Ford Motor Company
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News from Ford of Europe of a brand-new, Euro VI-compliant diesel engine line drew most eyeballs of all just-auto stories this week....
Ford’s decision in January to pull out of Japan and Indonesia, two major automotive markets in Asia, by the end of the year took the rest of...
We scored a rare treat this week while attending the Detroit show and associated events in what I am told was a "really cold" Michigan this week. I guess I fluked my one visit to Motown's big do several years ago when I enjoyed crystal clear skies and temperatures mild enough to sit outside and enjoy the sun while waving to the residents of Windsor across the river and discovering it is possible for Canada to be south of the US. In places.
The global automotive industry stands on the brink of unprecedented change due to the impact of eight discrete megatrends, according to a new report from just-auto.
Not unsurprisingly, given just-auto's audience, news from the supplier sector generated the most interest from readers this week. Topping the bill was news Corning's Gorilla Glass would be used for the windscreen and rear window/engine cover of the 2016 edition of Ford's delectable GT. The words gorilla and glass should ring a bell with many - it's also used on higher end smartphones and tablets as it often survives even cracking when said gadgets are accidentally dropped and its scratch-resistant properties keep screens looking box-fresh new longer, too.
Engines are expensive items for an automaker to develop and, after sharing some powertrains with former owner Ford, Volvo, under new Chinese owner Geely, developed its own Drive-E engine range. The engines, which are all built with a maximum capacity of two litres and four cylinders, offer lower weight, size and complexity, all resulting in lower emissions, lower fuel consumption and greater driveability.
Ford’s Fields tells just auto he wants to revolutionise the automotive customer experience.
Ford's former Chief Technical Officer Paul Mascarenas has told just-auto that he believes the challenges faced by the auto industry currently put it at a pivotal stage and those firms who fail to embrace the emerging mega-trends will lose out.
Romania’s prime minister Dacian Ciolos has asked Ford to develop and expand its production in Romania.
Ford is recalling 271,00 2013-2014 F-150 vehicles in North America to replace brake master cylinders.
Novelis has commissioned its third aluminium automotive finishing line in Oswego, New York to supply Ford.
The market for medium size pickups here in Brazil may be small but it keeps growing largely thanks to sales in medium-size and small cities, especially those where agribusiness is strong. In 2015 the sector accounted for 4.5% of all vehicle sales, rising to 5.9% in the first quarter of 2016.
New passenger car sales in Romania rose 9.4% year on year in the first four months of 2016 to 28,000 units. But local car production went down 6.4% on lower domestic sales and exports, according to the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA).
Ford says it is the first automaker to develop foams and plastics using captured carbon dioxide for its vehicles.
Ford of Britain said over 60,000 prospective buyers have configured a Canadian-made Edge since January 2016 while right-hand-drive production has just begun.
Ford on Thursday said it had invested in Pivotal, a cloud-based software platform company headquartered in San Francisco, to further enhance its software development capabilities and deliver innovations to customers more quickly.
Ford’s year-to-date sales in China have increased 7% from 2015 with 391,294 vehicles sold. In April, the automaker sold 82,324 vehicles, down 11% year on year.
Ford has developed what it claims is the world’s first fully mobile aeroacoustic wind tunnel, an innovative, patent-pending test system that allows for sources of unwanted wind noise in early production vehicles to be identified faster and solutions developed sooner. Customers receive cars designed with a quiet interior essential to delivering a refined vehicle experience.
Ford is claiming to be the first automaker to offer factory-installed strobe warning lights, with availability just extended from Super Duty models to include F-150 pickup truck fleet customers.
Xerox company, PARC, has unveiled its ‘Co-Extrusion (CoEx) for Cost Reduction of Advanced High-Energy-and-Power Battery Electrode Manufacturing’ project funded by the US DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).
Ford Motor Company on Thursday (28 April) announced a record quarterly pre-tax profit of US$3.8bn for the first quarter of 2016, up $2.1bn; net income up 113% to $2.5bn, up $1.3bn and after-tax earnings per share of $0.68, excluding special items, up $0.39 year on year. Automotive operating-related cash flow of $2.7bn was also a first quarter record.
Google, Ford, Volvo and the ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft are forming a coalition to push for federal action to help speed self-driving cars to market.
Ford has announced its first new 'EcoBlue' advanced diesel engine which, it said, would "offer optimised fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 and NOX emissions for customers, using sophisticated technologies and innovative design". The new engine line supplements the automaker's established EcoBoost petrol engines and will be used in a wide range of future passenger cars and commercial vehicles, with power outputs ranging from 100PS to 240PS.
Ford CEO Mark Fields has said that Ford is not interested in a tie-up with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), following reports that FCA chief CEO Sergio Marchionne sees Ford as one of a number of potential merger candidates.
Ford, which makes part of its latest F-series pickup trucks out of aluminium said it recycles as much as 20m pounds of stamping scrap each month using the closed-loop system at its Dearborn Truck Plant, which builds the top-selling F-150 variants.
In its first year of global availability since the nameplate was launched in North America in 1964, Ford's Mustang has become the world’s best-selling sports coupe, the automaker claimed.
Ford says it achieved its best first quarter total vehicles sales in Europe since 2010 with sales across all of its 50 European markets at 401,200 vehicles – up 8.4% versus industry growth of 5.4%.
Ford Motor has announced plans to transform its Dearborn facilities into a "modern, green and high-tech campus to foster innovation and help drive the company’s transition to an auto and a mobility company".
Ford says it has tested a Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicle with no headlights at night.
Ford said it would boost its competitiveness by spending US$1.6bn on a new small car plant in in San Luis Potosi state, Mexico.
'Make hay while the sun shines' is an old saying that underlines the importance of making the most of clement conditions while you can, for tomorrow, weather conditions may not be so favourable.
Interesting news today that Ford is significantly raising output of the Fiesta in Germany in Q1 (other models, too, but mainly Fiesta). The move prompts a number of thoughts.
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