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Ford China’s new plant to make green cars

Ford China’s new plant to make green cars

Ford Motor announced Friday that its Chinese venture Changan Ford Mazda Automobile is building a new plant in Chongqing, southwest China. The $490 million factory, due to operate in 2012, will mainly produce fuel-efficient green cars of Ford’s new Focus for the China market, media reported. The new passenger car […]

Ford is developing voice-to-text system for drivers

Ford is developing voice-to-text system for drivers

Ford Motor Co. said it’s researching a voice-to-text system for use by motorists, after endorsing a proposed U.S. ban on texting while driving. “A voice-recognition approach is better than bringing in a piece of paper and unfolding a map or looking down at a mobile device,” Jim Buczkowski, Ford’s director […]

Ford to sell new small U.S. minivan in late 2011

Ford to sell new small U.S. minivan in late 2011

Ford Motor Co. will start selling a new small U.S. minivan in late 2011, five years after exiting the market for those vehicles, by adapting a model from Europe. The Grand C-Max, based on the Focus compact car, will seat seven and have minivan-style sliding rear doors, said Derrick Kuzak, […]

Changan Ford to start building third plant this week

Changan Ford to start building third plant this week

Ford Motor Co and its Chinese partner Changan Motor will start building their third plant in Chongqing, China on September 25 to catch up with the sales growing pace in the market. Construction on the new plant, which is designed to produce 100,000 vehicles per year initially with the potential […]

Ford Focus BEV and Connect BEV prototype

Ford Focus BEV and Connect BEV prototype

At the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, Ford of Europe is revealing the first of a fleet of Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) prototypes based on the Ford Focus, and specially developed to participate in the UK Government’s “Ultra-Low Carbon Vehicles” demonstration initiative next year. The research programme aims to test the […]

Ford Transit with all-wheel-drive

Ford Transit with all-wheel-drive

Ford’s all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is now available on the 15-seat Transit minibus. The AWD system automatically provides stepless torque flow to the front wheels when traction loss at the rear is detected. The AWD system costs an additional £3,995. The AWD assists customers who frequently tackle low friction surfaces and […]

The new Ford C-MAX to debut at Frankfurt

The new Ford C-MAX to debut at Frankfurt

Ford of Europe has released the first official images of the all-new Ford C-MAX, which will make its global debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The show opens to the public between September 17 and 27, 2009. The new Ford C-MAX takes its design cues from the stunning iosis […]

Ford has no plan to keep stake in Volvo

Ford has no plan to keep stake in Volvo

Ford Motor Co. doesn’t intend to keep a stake in Volvo Cars and is aiming to sell the Swedish automaker by the end of the year, said John Fleming, the U.S. company’s top executive in Europe. Maintaining a holding in Volvo is “just not something that’s even being considered,” Fleming […]

Ford says it’s ready for Chinese competition

Ford says it’s ready for Chinese competition

Ford Motor Co. is the only major U.S. automaker that avoided bankruptcy this year, declined taxpayer aid and, in the last few weeks, saw two of its models land on the Ten Most Wanted list of new vehicles being snapped up by buyers in the “Cash for Clunkers” program. So, […]

New Fiesta boosts Ford sales in Europe

New Fiesta boosts Ford sales in Europe

Ford Motor Co. reported big sales gains Wednesday in Europe, where the new Ford Fiesta subcompact helped the Dearborn automaker increase its market share for the seventh consecutive month. Ford sold 125,200 cars and trucks in its 19 main European markets in July — a 5 percent increase over the […]

FORD KA RECORDS HALF A MILLION SALES

FORD KA RECORDS HALF A MILLION SALES

More than half a million UK customers have bought Ford Ka models thanks to its iconic design, low running costs and fun-to-drive personality. The original Ford Ka was launched in the UK in 1996. Marketing director, Ford of Britain, Mark Simpson, said: “There were eight competitors in the Ka’s market […]

2010 Ford Mustang Scores 5-Star Safety Ratings

2010 Ford Mustang Scores 5-Star Safety Ratings

The 2010 Ford Mustang coupe has earned the U.S. government’s top 5-star crash-test rating, adding to widespread acclaim for the new car’s unmistakable design and upgraded performance that builds on the formula that’s made it America’s favorite pony car for 45 years. Ford has more U.S. government 5-star-rated vehicles than […]