Ford is increasing North American production capacity by 200,000 units and even cutting back summer furloughs of workers to meet rapidly rising demand, showing the remarkable recovery of auto market since 2008.
Ford is using its proprietary 3-D CAVE virtual reality system to bring new prototypes to life, allowing engineers to tweak interior structures and features wearing 3-D glasses, thus speeding the evolution of the Focus and other vehicles the brand builds.
According to a conversation between an enthusiast forum member and a Ford employee familiar with the 2015 Ford Mustang project, the new EcoBoost engine option should offer somewhere in the area of 300 horsepower while the 5.0L V8 could see its output climb to the range of 475hp.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a preliminary investigation into some 340,000 Ford Super Duty pickups over a concern that the steering box could fail, leaving the driver with no means to control the direction of the vehicle.
Brazil has become the fourth largest auto market in the world and 10,000 Chevys, Fiats, Fords, Nissans and VWs roll off the assembly lines daily, configured to meet the economic realities of the emerging middle class.
Ford has just introduced the innovative, all-new EcoSport with a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine, hoping to spark sales in the second largest Asian automotive market and the sixth largest sales region in the world.