Bill Ford's connections with Flex-N-Gate owner help land Detroit plantWed, 25, May 2016
Two auto industry executives with ties to NFL football franchises -- Bill Ford of the Detroit Lions and Shahid Khan of the Jacksonville Jaguars -- played key roles in bringing a top-tier auto parts plant to Detroit.
Ford to launch pilot program to employ adults with autismThu, 26, May 2016
Ford is launching a pilot program on June 1 to hire adults with autism. Ford will create five positions in product development suited to the skills and capabilities of workers with autism for the program, called FordInclusiveWorks, the automaker said in a statement Wednesday.
Ford bumps driving range of 2017 Fusion Energi to 610 milesThu, 26, May 2016
Ford has bumped the range of the 2017 Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid, to a diesel-like 610 miles on one tank of fuel. That's up 60 miles from the 2016 model.
More research emerges showing consumers uninformed, wary of new vehicle technologyThu, 26, May 2016
Automakers investing billions in plug-in cars and self-driving vehicle systems are getting caution signals from new research that suggests many mainstream consumers don't know what benefits they would get.
Ford recalls nearly 271,000 previous-generation F-150s after brake failuresWed, 25, May 2016
Ford is recalling nearly 271,000 previous-generation F-150s after a three-month investigation by federal safety regulators into dozens of complaints about front brake failures and nine crashes.
Flex-N-Gate to supply Ford from new Detroit plantTue, 24, May 2016
Auto supplier Flex-N-Gate plans to invest $95 million and buy 30 acres of city land to build a new plant that will create up to 750 jobs in Detroit, after approval today of a $3.5 million performance-based state grant.
Challenger trails Mustang, Camaro in crash tests, IIHS saysTue, 24, May 2016
The Dodge Challenger may be the fastest and most powerful American muscle car, but in crash tests, the sports coupe, which is in its ninth year, isn't keeping pace with its rivals, the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.
Ford seeks partnerships as it looks beyond car-makingMon, 23, May 2016
Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the automaker would look for more partnerships with other companies as it moves to expand beyond manufacturing and selling cars and trucks.
Audi, BMW, Mercedes lead in user-friendly connectivity, study showsMon, 23, May 2016
Audi, BMW and Mercedes lead other automakers in offering easy-to-use connected features, according to a study conducted in European markets, but more needs to be done to make customers aware that of the technology so they don't choose Apple and Google for their Internet-enabled navigation and in-car entertainment.
TALK FROM THE TOP with Joe Hinrichs: Restructuring paved way for Ford's renaissanceMon, 23, May 2016
For all of the work Ford has done turning around Europe and growing in China, North America has generated 93 percent of the company's profits since 2011. It generated record earnings of $3.1 billion in the first quarter. Overseeing that profit machine is Joe Hinrichs.
GM projected to gain market share with 88% redesign of its product line by 2020Wed, 11, May 2016
General Motors is projected to gain U.S. market share over the next four years as it launches a dozen new crossovers and trucks, according to an annual report on future product plans prepared by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
'Honked off' Ford purchasing chief sees score go upMon, 16, May 2016
John Henke, whose Detroit area consulting firm Planning Perspectives, Inc., conducts an annual survey of supplier attitudes toward carmakers, says the results largely reflect the influence of chief purchasing executives. So Ford purchasing chief Hau Thai-Tang was “royally honked off at me” when the 2015 results came out and Ford's score dipped.