Ford is spending $500 million to add 300 engineers and create a research and engineering centre in Canada's capitol to enhance connected vehicle technology.
Ford of Canada will make an announcement at its Essex Engine Plant in Windsor, Ont., on Thursday morning.
Ford is seeking to limit the growth in long-term auto loans and leases in Canada, where consumers are twice as apt as U.S. buyers to stretch out payments to as long as eight years to pay for a car.
Ford is recalling 230,000 vehicles equipped with 1.6-litre GTDI engines because a lack of coolant circulation can cause the engines to overheat, cracking the cylinder head. About 22,000 are in Canada.
Ford of Canada President Mark Buzzell said Canada is trying to position itself as a technology leader and the company is working with the federal government on technology and manufacturing projects alike.
Automotive parts suppliers in Ontario view new Ford Motor Co. spending in the state of Michigan as a sign of stability and a vote of confidence in the region's auto sector.
Dianne Craig, Ford's new director of U.S. sales since Jan. 1, is hoping to bring some of the success she enjoyed as head of Ford's Canada division south of the border.
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Strategic moves are necessary in technology, science, education, government policy, manufacturing, customer engagement and trade, executives said at the first Automotive News Canada Congress.
Luxury automakers are expanding their reach in Canada by grabbing an increasingly bigger piece of the compact and subcompact segment, according to auto researchers at J.D. Power.
The Canadian government has given $10 million to a joint venture between Daimler AG and Ford Motor Co. that's developing new fuel cell modules to be used in the auto sector.
Ford said it's recalling nearly 6,000 2017 Mustang pony cars in North America, including almost 300 in Canada, with faulty left door handle springs.