Ford http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53589/more en Ford Deliveries Flat in March Despite Strong Mustang, Van Sales http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-deliveries-flat-march-despite-strong-mustang-van-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Focus C-car and Fiesta B-car deliveries plummeted 11.0% and 21.9%, respectively, while the Fusion posted an 8.3% drop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-deliveries-flat-march-despite-strong-mustang-van-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-deliveries-flat-march-despite-strong-mustang-van-sales#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Ford Sales Results Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:59:00 +0000 1252761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mustang sales up 41.5% in March.&nbsp;</strong></p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominee: Lincoln Black Label MKZ http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-lincoln-black-label-mkz <div class="node-body gallery-body">Lincoln is trying to boost its sagging brand image by launching Black Label versions of new vehicles as they arrive. For $6,000, customers can pick from four main design themes named Indulgence, Oasis, Modern Heritage and Center Stage, all emphasizing premium materials and build quality. The Lincoln Black Label MKZ, priced at $58,165, was judged as part of this year's Ward's 10 Best Interiors competition.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-lincoln-black-label-mkz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-lincoln-black-label-mkz#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Auto Makers Lincoln Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:15:00 +0000 1238631 at http://wardsauto.com Not Your Dad’s Lincoln Continental, But That Name Means Much at Ford http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/not-your-dad-s-lincoln-continental-name-means-much-ford <div class="field-deck"> 2015 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a Q&A, Ford CEO Mark Fields discusses the power of the Continental brand and how the name inspired designers to create a concept car that debuts in New York.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/not-your-dad-s-lincoln-continental-name-means-much-ford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/not-your-dad-s-lincoln-continental-name-means-much-ford#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Lincoln 2015 North American International Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:02:00 +0000 1250361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford bets big on Lincoln Continental Concept.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Green Not Fading as Fisker Fulfills Need for Speed http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/green-not-fading-fisker-fulfills-need-speed <div class="node-body article-body">It’s anybody’s guess whether Henrik Fisker – acclaimed for his designs of the Aston Martin DB9 and V-8 Vantage, BMW Z8 and his own Fisker Karma hybrid-electric vehicle – will put his new effort into a traditional combustion-based product or again pick up the green baton.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/green-not-fading-fisker-fulfills-need-speed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/green-not-fading-fisker-fulfills-need-speed#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America India U.S. Aston Martin Fisker Ford Carbon Fiber Exterior Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1245661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fisker harnesses 725 horses to Rocket pony car.</strong></p> Ford Refreshes Ranger, Everest for Hotly Contested ASEAN Markets http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-refreshes-ranger-everest-hotly-contested-asean-markets <div class="node-body article-body">Ford has relied heavily on its midsize pickup for success in the region, but faces stiffening competition and a consumer shift that is putting more focus on car-like features in the segment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-refreshes-ranger-everest-hotly-contested-asean-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/ford-refreshes-ranger-everest-hotly-contested-asean-markets#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Thailand Ford Vehicles & Technology Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1249741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Ranger features more distinctive front end.</strong></p> Payback Due for Sacrifices, UAW Tells Detroit Three http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/payback-due-sacrifices-uaw-tells-detroit-three <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szcezsny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With sales and profits rising, tensions between the UAW and domestic automakers also are rising as the union pushes to regain some of the power it lost during the industry’s financial crisis that began even before the Great Recession of 2008-2009.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/payback-due-sacrifices-uaw-tells-detroit-three" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/payback-due-sacrifices-uaw-tells-detroit-three#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Employment Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:15:00 +0000 1249721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>UAW President Dennis Williams addresses 2015 bargaining convention.</strong></p> Getty Images Automakers Scrambling to Keep Afloat in Volatile Russian Market http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market <div class="node-body article-body">Russian analysts say most automakers will stay in the market despite the country’s uncertain political and economic picture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia AvtoVAZ Ford General Motors Nissan Toyota Volkswagen Politics Employment Production Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:02:00 +0000 1248261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM shutting St. Petersburg, Russia, assembly plant indefinitely.&nbsp;</strong></p> Malaysia February Sales Stall Ahead of Tax Change http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-february-sales-stall-ahead-tax-change <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers expect sales to edge higher in March as dealers make offers aimed at clearing stock before a 6% goods and services tax takes effect April 1. It replaces a 10% vehicle sales tax.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-february-sales-stall-ahead-tax-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/malaysia-february-sales-stall-ahead-tax-change#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Ford Production Sales Results Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:40:00 +0000 1246991 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Touts Technology, Design, Dynamics of ’15 Edge http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-touts-technology-design-dynamics-15-edge <div class="node-body article-body">The ’15 model comes with a number of technology features, including active-grille shutters, adaptive-cruise control, start-stop and active-park assist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-touts-technology-design-dynamics-15-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-touts-technology-design-dynamics-15-edge#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Automatic Collision Avoidance Gasoline Interior Sales Results Suspension Turbocharger Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:01:00 +0000 1244711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Edge receives new 2.0L twin-scroll EcoBoost inline 4-cyl. engine.</strong></p> Ford Changan Opens New Assembly Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-changan-opens-new-assembly-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The plant plays a key role in Ford’s plan to increase global sales 45%-55% by 2020.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-changan-opens-new-assembly-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-changan-opens-new-assembly-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific China Ford Vehicle Assembly Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:01:00 +0000 1247001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Edge midsize CUV to be first vehicle produced at plant.</strong></p>