Ford http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53589/more en Spotted at Dearborn Maker Faire 2014 http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/spotted-dearborn-maker-faire-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI, hosted its fifth annual Maker Faire Detroit this past weekend in highlighting the importance of grassroots innovation and problem-solving. Some 400 creators participated in this year’s event, including 100 for the first time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/spotted-dearborn-maker-faire-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/spotted-dearborn-maker-faire-2014#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Ford Design Diesel Electric Vehicles Electronics Future Products Gasoline Product Development Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:51:00 +0000 1069471 at http://wardsauto.com Ford: Pickup Buyers Ready to Embrace Aluminum F-150 http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-pickup-buyers-ready-embrace-aluminum-f-150 <div class="node-body article-body">A UBS study reinforces Ford’s belief a majority of consumers not only would consider an aluminum-intensive pickup, but are willing to pay more for such a model.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-pickup-buyers-ready-embrace-aluminum-f-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ford-pickup-buyers-ready-embrace-aluminum-f-150#comments Premium Limited Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology U.S. Ford Aluminum Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:33:00 +0000 1069301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>The new &rsquo;15 Ford F-150 XL will at sticker at $26,615, an increase of $395 compared with the current model year.</strong></p> India Car Sales Show Fitful Upturn; Light Trucks Lag http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag <div class="node-body article-body">Car sales’ return to positive territory comes as customer interest shifts from entry-level and midsize small hatchbacks to premium hatchbacks and entry-level sedans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Tata Sales Results Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1065141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Xylo launched in 2011 newer member of Mahindra&rsquo;s aging lineup.</strong></p> Ford Super Duty May Get Higher Trim Level http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-super-duty-may-get-higher-trim-level <div class="node-body article-body">Ford marketing manager Doug Scott says some Super Duty customers may want a trim level above the current top-of-the-line Platinum series. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-super-duty-may-get-higher-trim-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-super-duty-may-get-higher-trim-level#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Capacity Utilization Diesel Gasoline Sales Results Turbocharger Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1068041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Super Duty gets upgraded engine options for &rsquo;15 model year. </strong></p> Fiesta Claims Title to U.K.’s All-Time Best Seller http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiesta-claims-title-uk-s-all-time-best-seller <div class="node-body article-body">Ford Britain Chairman and Managing Director Mark Ovenden credits the Fiesta’s success to its style, value, driving dynamics and significant technologies including the 1.0L EcoBoost engine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiesta-claims-title-uk-s-all-time-best-seller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiesta-claims-title-uk-s-all-time-best-seller#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Gasoline Sales Results 1.0L EcoBoost Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1067191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiesta outsells Ford stablemates Focus, Escort.</strong></p> EPA Says Industry Ahead of CAFE Curve http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve <div class="node-body article-body">“What we are finding is manufacturers are not only bringing technology in faster than we thought they would, they are also bringing different technology to fruition than what we anticipated,” says the EPA’s Michael Olechiw.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Germany Acura BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Jeep Mercedes Volkswagen Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Diesel Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Turbocharger 10-speed transmission CAFE Environmental Protection Agency Light-Duty Vehicle Center Michael Olechiw midterm assessment TDI University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Volkswagen Jetta TDI Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1067381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Michael Olechiw, director of EPA&rsquo;s Light-Duty Vehicle Center in Ann Arbor, MI, spoke this week at CAFE conference.</strong></p> Ford Posts $2.6 Billion Pre-Tax Profit; Europe Shows Signs of Life http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-posts-26-billion-pre-tax-profit-europe-shows-signs-life <div class="node-body article-body">Ford posts a $14 million pretax profit in Europe where the auto industry has seen sales stagnate, but expresses concerns over the Russian market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-posts-26-billion-pre-tax-profit-europe-shows-signs-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-posts-26-billion-pre-tax-profit-europe-shows-signs-life#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing U.S. Ford Finance Sales Results Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:55:00 +0000 1067041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Ford CEO Mark Fields says he doesn&rsquo;t plan a change in strategy following the departure of Alan Mulally. </strong></p> Global Automakers May Abandon Russian Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production <div class="node-body article-body">One analysis suggests limited capacity, possible loss of government support, devaluation of the ruble and other factors may prompt global automakers to halt assembly operations in Russia and instead focus on imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/global-automakers-may-abandon-russian-production#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia BMW Ford PSA Renault Capacity Utilization Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1066121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport, shown outside Kremlin, attests to Ford stake in Russia.</strong></p> Ford Says’15 Mustang Worth Its Weight in Go Power http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-says-15-mustang-worth-its-weight-go-power <div class="node-body article-body">A twin-scroll turbocharger teamed with twin independent variable camshaft timing and direct fuel injection helps the compact powerplant in the 2.3L engine turn out an unofficial 310 hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-says-15-mustang-worth-its-weight-go-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-says-15-mustang-worth-its-weight-go-power#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Sales & Marketing Aluminum Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1064081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New 4-cyl. grabs attention but 5.0L V-8 still packs biggest punch.</strong></p> Malaysian Auto Sales Growth Forecast http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-sales-growth-forecast <div class="node-body article-body">The Malaysian Automotive Assn. says the economy is expected to maintain growth in line with a government forecast of an increase between 5% and 5.5% for the year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-sales-growth-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-sales-growth-forecast#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia BMW Ford Mercedes Mini Sales Results Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:40:00 +0000 1065941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW 3-Series growing sales in Malaysia.&nbsp;</strong></p>