While the group that would become Ford’s Special Vehicle Team began putting together the pieces in 1991, Ford officially announced the existence of the SVT group 20 years ago today.
Ford unveiled the production version of the B-Max ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, opening in March, where the company will fully showcase the van along with specifications.
Ford is stepping up its Global Driving Skills for Life Program, which so far has trained 500,000 new drivers to safely operate their vehicles.
The 20-mile electric range plug-in model will be built on the global C-car platform used by the Ford Focus and other planned products.
The new design is part of NASCAR and manufacturer's moves to make the race cars more distinguishable from one another in an effort to engender more brand competition and loyalty amongst fans.
Update Jan. 27, 2012 6:30 p.m. Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) stock closed today at 12.21 down from Thurs. close of 12.79.
The EcoBoost engine family is capable of delivering up to 20% better fuel economy than conventional engines and will be available in more high-volume name plates in Ford's line up this year.
The tropical plant used is called kenaf, a relative of bamboo, cotton and okra.
The car sold was the racetrack durability car used to develop the 2013 Shelby GT500 production Mustang.
The new Ford Focus is offered in two basic forms – a sedan and a 5-door hatchback – with S, SE, SEL and Titanium trimlines for the sedan while the hatchback offers only the SE, SEL and Titanium pac
While Ford’s new slogan of Go Further will be used in various markets around the world over the next year, the key markets which will sport this new slogan will be the United States and Europe.
The Ford Fusion has long been the choice of Ford factory backed racers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series while the Ford Mustang has carried the flag in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Ford plans to offer these 20,000 salaried workers a raise that will average 2.7%, with the actual amount being based on the individual performance of each worker in 2011.