Ford http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53589/more en Of Humvees and Heroes: Aluminum, Steel Do Battle http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle <div class="node-body blog-body">A key issue in the aluminum-vs.-steel standoff is strength. Each side is playing the military and, by extension, the patriotism card. The message is that if it’s strong enough to protect soldiers in combat, then it’s strong enough, and safe enough, for you and everybody in your truck. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle#comments Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Advertising Aluminum Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup OE-Supplier Relations Steel Road Ahead Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:31:00 +0000 1233481 at http://wardsauto.com Gen Z Buyers Prefer Ford, Automaker's Study Finds http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gen-z-buyers-prefer-ford-automakers-study-finds <div class="node-body article-body">Ford-commissioned survey indicates Gen Z consumers prefer cars over CUVs, largely due to economic reasons. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gen-z-buyers-prefer-ford-automakers-study-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/gen-z-buyers-prefer-ford-automakers-study-finds#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Ford Sales Results Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:22:00 +0000 1233321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Subcompact cars such as Ford Fiesta coveted by young buyers.&nbsp;</strong></p> Ford's Choice of Lincoln Over JLR Good a Bet as Any http://wardsauto.com/blog/fords-choice-lincoln-over-jlr-good-bet-any <div class="node-body blog-body">Some pundits have argued Ford would have been better off keeping Jaguar Land Rover over Lincoln, but in reality both brands still require massive investments. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/fords-choice-lincoln-over-jlr-good-bet-any" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fords-choice-lincoln-over-jlr-good-bet-any#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Jaguar Land Rover Lincoln Restructuring Sales Results Final Inspection Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:13:00 +0000 1210741 at http://wardsauto.com Malaysian Sales Flat in January Ahead of Tax Cut http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-sales-flat-january-ahead-tax-cut <div class="node-body article-body">The Malaysian Automotive Assn. says consumers are delaying purchases because a 6% goods and services tax replaces a 10% sales-and-service tax on new vehicles on April 1.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-sales-flat-january-ahead-tax-cut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-sales-flat-january-ahead-tax-cut#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Ford Production Sales Results Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:01:00 +0000 1228291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ranger deliveries up 87% in January.</strong></p> Global Hybrid Leader Toyota’s 2014 Sales Slip 1.0% http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/global-hybrid-leader-toyota-s-2014-sales-slip-10 <div class="node-body article-body">Honda, Mitsubishi, Subaru were among the automakers reporting improved hybrid sales in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/global-hybrid-leader-toyota-s-2014-sales-slip-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/global-hybrid-leader-toyota-s-2014-sales-slip-10#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe North America China U.S. Japan France South Korea Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Kia Lexus Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Renault Subaru Toyota Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1226951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Prius c retains sales title despite 11.3% slip in home market.</strong></p> Ford Oz Plans Transition to Sales, Engineering Only http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-oz-plans-transition-sales-engineering-only <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker plans a new national sales company and says serious R&D work will still go on in Australia, where its car manufacturing is slated to end next year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-oz-plans-transition-sales-engineering-only" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-oz-plans-transition-sales-engineering-only#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Australia Ford Labor & Human Resources Product Development Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:16:00 +0000 1227101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Planned new Ford Australia national sales company office.</strong></p> Detroit Three, UAW to Play Out Working-Class Drama http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/detroit-three-uaw-play-out-working-class-drama <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dennis Williams, the UAW’s new president, says he will enter the negotiations looking for wage increases, profit-sharing formula revisions and minimizing the pay gap between long-term and new employees created by the 2-tier wage system. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/detroit-three-uaw-play-out-working-class-drama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/detroit-three-uaw-play-out-working-class-drama#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Volkswagen Employment Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:12:00 +0000 1221141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Union making inroads at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, TN.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Ford Spain Plant Becomes Nexus of European Output http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-spain-plant-becomes-nexus-european-output <div class="node-body article-body">The Almussafes facility is the exclusive assembler of the new Ford Mondeo and Mondeo hybrid, as well as the Kuga, Transit Connect and Tourneo Connect for Europe. Exclusive production of new S-Max and Galaxy models will be added this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-spain-plant-becomes-nexus-european-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-spain-plant-becomes-nexus-european-output#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Spain Ford Capacity Utilization Employment Finance Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:46:00 +0000 1220111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><b style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Ford CEO Fields (left) visits Almussafes plant with Spanish President Rajoy.</b></p> Ford, FCA Join 2015 U.K. Fleet Show Lineup http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-fca-join-2015-uk-fleet-show-lineup <div class="node-body article-body">“We have sought to strike a balance between interactive fleet education, test driving and a contemporary fleet exhibition which features some of the latest developments, products and services in the fleet arena,” organizer Jerry Ramsdale says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-fca-join-2015-uk-fleet-show-lineup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-fca-join-2015-uk-fleet-show-lineup#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Chrysler Fiat Ford Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Advertising Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1219131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Show visitors can take spin on Silverstone Grand Prix track.</strong></p> Ford Leads Way in U.K. Info Tech Apprenticeships http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-leads-way-uk-info-tech-apprenticeships <div class="node-body article-body">The government will subsidize some tuition costs and fees, while Ford and other employers will provide undergraduates with an opportunity to earn and learn through a paid apprentice role with practical training.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-leads-way-uk-info-tech-apprenticeships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-leads-way-uk-info-tech-apprenticeships#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Design Labor & Human Resources Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:33:00 +0000 1216401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New apprenticeship program builds on Ford scholarships.</strong></p>