Ford http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53589/more en UAW Persuades Detroit Three to Share New Wealth http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-persuades-detroit-three-share-new-wealth <div class="node-body article-body">A striking feature of this year’s talks was the union’s ability to win higher wages at a time when raises of any kind have been difficult to come by for most Americans, including those in relatively safe jobs, labor expert Harley Shaiken says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-persuades-detroit-three-share-new-wealth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-persuades-detroit-three-share-new-wealth#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Chrysler Ford General Motors Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:06:00 +0000 1408681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rejection by Belvidere, IL, UAW local helped scuttle initial FCA contract.</strong></p> Power Boost Punches Up ’17 Lincoln MKZ Refresh http://wardsauto.com/industry/power-boost-punches-17-lincoln-mkz-refresh <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lincoln refreshes its MKZ midsize luxury sedan for 2017 with a bold new face and a 400-hp twin-turbo V-6 under the hood. The MKZ goes on sale in early summer 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/power-boost-punches-17-lincoln-mkz-refresh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/power-boost-punches-17-lincoln-mkz-refresh#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Lincoln 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Exterior Gasoline Wed, 18 Nov 2015 18:03:00 +0000 1404921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;17 Lincoln MKZ features new grille, 400-hp engine.</strong></p> '17 Ford Escape Debuts at Los Angeles Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/technology/17-ford-escape-debuts-los-angeles-auto-show <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s redesigned ’17 Escape CUV makes its world debut at the Los Angeles auto show, featuring two new turbo engines, updated interior and Ford-first SYNC Connect cloud-based vehicle information and control system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/17-ford-escape-debuts-los-angeles-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/17-ford-escape-debuts-los-angeles-auto-show#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Ford 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Product Development Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:07:00 +0000 1402661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Wider front-end design gives &rsquo;17 Ford Escape a more rugged stance.</strong></p> Dodge Joins Top Ads List, But Mazda Still No.1 http://wardsauto.com/industry/dodge-joins-top-ads-list-mazda-still-no1 <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers spent an estimated $103 million on TV ads for the week, as Nissan led the way with 13.5% of the total.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/dodge-joins-top-ads-list-mazda-still-no1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/dodge-joins-top-ads-list-mazda-still-no1#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Acura Dodge Lincoln Mazda Advertising Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1398651 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Cuts Russian Output as Sales Retreat Continues http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-cuts-russian-output-sales-retreat-continues <div class="node-body article-body">Annual production capacity at Vsevolozhsk is 160,000 units, but Ford built just 30,000 cars there in 2014, laying off 700 employees as a consequence. Output for full-year 2015 is estimated at only 15,000 units. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-cuts-russian-output-sales-retreat-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-cuts-russian-output-sales-retreat-continues#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Russia Data & Insights Miscellaneous Ford Capacity Utilization Employment Inventories Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:06:00 +0000 1390771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford says Focus eased Russian angst by topping C-segment in 2014.</strong></p> The Real Secret Behind Ford’s GT350 Mustang Engine http://wardsauto.com/technology/real-secret-behind-ford-s-gt350-mustang-engine <div class="node-body article-body">Forget flat-plane cranks – it’s a new spray-in cylinder liner that makes the ’16 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang engine really rock. Plasma Transferred Wire Arc saves weight and space, allowing displacement to grow to 5.2L.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/real-secret-behind-ford-s-gt350-mustang-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/real-secret-behind-ford-s-gt350-mustang-engine#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Analysis Industry North America - Regional Canada Manufacturing Technology U.S. Belgium Germany Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous Ford Engine Manufacturing Technology Product Development Production Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:26:00 +0000 1386171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Gas-plasma welding torch applies iron liner to GT350 block.</strong></p> Lincoln Looks to MKX, Continental for Growth http://wardsauto.com/industry/lincoln-looks-mkx-continental-growth <div class="node-body article-body">The new MKX CUV is arriving in showrooms as dealers sell down the old model. Next year, Ford’s luxury brand will bring back the Continental nameplate based on a sedan concept that was well-received at auto shows in New York and Shanghai.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/lincoln-looks-mkx-continental-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/lincoln-looks-mkx-continental-growth#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers North America Analysis Industry North America - Regional China U.S. Interiors Technology Dealer Data & Insights Miscellaneous Lincoln Exterior Future Products Interior Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Vehicle Interiors Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:41:00 +0000 1390921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lincoln President Kumar Galhotra says China will have 65 Lincoln showrooms by end of 2016.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Ford, GM Enjoy Brisk Sales, Set Industry for Big Finish http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-gm-enjoy-brisk-sales-set-industry-big-finish <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s daily deliveries rose 9.0% last month to 206,874 units from 182,979 in the same period last year, according to WardsAuto data. GM sold 262,993 cars, trucks and CUVs, an 11.8% uptick.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-gm-enjoy-brisk-sales-set-industry-big-finish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/ford-gm-enjoy-brisk-sales-set-industry-big-finish#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America Analysis Industry U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Ford GMC Lincoln Management & Strategy Sales Results Tue, 03 Nov 2015 18:20:00 +0000 1390451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford F-150 sales gaining steam.</strong></p> Self-Regulation Foundation of Indian Auto Safety http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/self-regulation-foundation-indian-auto-safety <div class="node-body article-body">Market response is the major force for ensuring vehicle fitness in India, as the country has no specific law or procedures for recalls or liability for compensation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/self-regulation-foundation-indian-auto-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/self-regulation-foundation-indian-auto-safety#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Engines India Safety Technology Technology Miscellaneous Ford General Motors Honda Volkswagen Emissions Laws/Law Enforcement Regulatory Agencies Safety Vehicles & Technology Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:20:00 +0000 1384851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Older Honda CR-Vs included in India&rsquo;s biggest-ever recall.</strong></p> Mazda’s ‛Garage’ Ad Holds Its Ground http://wardsauto.com/industry/mazda-s-garage-ad-holds-its-ground <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mazda occupies two of the top five positions on this week’s Most Engaging Auto Ads list that also includes spots from Lincoln, Honda and Kia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/mazda-s-garage-ad-holds-its-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/mazda-s-garage-ad-holds-its-ground#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Honda Kia Lincoln Mazda Advertising Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1384421 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Lincoln&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Winning Hand&rdquo; ad draws 7.5% share of voice.<o:p></o:p></b></p>