The Ford F Series has been the bestselling vehicle in the United States for over three decades but the Ford brand is far more than just trucks. Models like the Fusion, Focus EV, Taurus, Fiesta, Mustang, Escape and Explorer make Ford a top competitor in pretty much every major automotive segment in both the American and global markets.

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The Ford logo on the 2011 Edge

UAW locals responsible for Explorer, F150 reject new Ford contract

Since Ford and negotiators for the UAW came to an agreement on a tentative 4-yar labor contract on October 4th, local branches of the UAW have been tasked with voting to ratify the new deal but Ford’s union workers in Chicago (Explorer/Taurus plant) and Detroit (F150 pickup plant) have given the “thumbs down” to the new contract – two local branches that previous voted to strike.
Tesla Roadster at the BPI 2011 Ride and Drive

The Business of Plugging In 2011: Media drives EVs at Ride and Drive

The Business of Plugging In 2011, a Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan held a Ride and Drive event on October 11 for the media. With representation by Eaton, GE, GM, Ford, Mercedes-Benz-AMP and Tesla, what are the best three combo-words to describe the experience?
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Ford's Health & Wellness tech to be discussed in San Diego

Ford Researchers have developed in-car health and wellness apps and services to monitor people with various medical problems so they can manage their condition and yet still get about town. Ford's senior technical leader, K. Venkatesh Prasad, will discuss these innovations at a "Health and Wellness Connectivity Services on the Go" with Anand Iyer, COO of WellDoc, and H. James Dallas, SVP at Medtronic at the Wireless Health 2011 Conference held Oct. 10-13 in San Diego.
The 2012 Ford Explorer. Photo courtesy of Ford

Ford uses the 2012 Explorer to demonstrate the technology driving their sales

The 2012 Ford Explorer is an ambassador or sorts to the GITEX Technology event held in the Middle East where their telematics and other cutting-edge features are driving a 57 percent sales increase over last year in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
The 2012 Ford F150 Raptor in action

Ford introduces a new jump-free spot for the 2012 SVT Raptor F150

Ford Motor Company and the Special Vehicle Team have introduced a few changes for the 2012 Ford F150 SVT Raptor and unlike the earlier videos that show the Raptor soaring through the air – this new online video segment shows the SVT pickup storming through the mud, dirt and water with few looks at the high performance pickup leaving the ground.
The gauge cluster of the Ford F250 Super Duty

The 2013 Ford Mustang to get Track Apps, special gauge modes

Thanks to some spyshots posted on StangTV, it looks as though the 2013 Ford Mustang will receive the 4.2” information screen previously seen on the Ford F Series (shown on the right), but the mighty Mustang will receive special performance minded gauges and in place of Truck Apps comes Track Apps – including tools to measure the Mustangs performance capabilities.

Ford goes cuckoo for coconuts

Ford and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company are working together to explore the potential of coconut fiber reinforced molded plastic parts to reduce petroleum use while making parts lighter and more natural-looking. Coconut husks, are a waste product from Scotts' soil and grass seed production lines. The team is examining their use as a renewable material for Ford's vehicles.
The headlight of the 2011 Shelby GT500

New 5.8L V8 confirmed for 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Since the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was introduced with 580 horsepower, rumors have been plentiful that the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 would get a new motor to out-muscle the ZL1 with upwards of 600hp and while there are no specifications available, the new Ford-UAW contract has confirmed that the 2013 GT500 will indeed sport a new 5.8L V8 engine.
The Ford Vertrek Concept

The 2013 Ford Escape to offer two EcoBoost options

The next generation of the strong selling Ford Escape small SUV is expected to make its grand debut later this year at the 2011 LA Auto Show but yesterday, Ford Motor Company offered up some information on the upcoming ute – including the fact that it will be the first US model to offer two engine options featuring Ford’s EcoBoost technology.
The 2011 Ford Mustang GT

Next Gen Ford Fusion production could save the Ford Mustang facility

Rumors have been swirling that the Ford Mustang would be leaving its current home in Flat Rock, Michigan when the Mazda6 sedan moved production to Japan but thanks to the new Ford/UAW contract, it looks like the next generation Ford Fusion will be built alongside the Mustang – saving the production facility of the fabled pony car.
The 2011 Ford F250 Super Duty

Ford trucks and SUVs lead the way in September 2011, Lincoln struggles

Ford Motor Company showed the lowest positive growth of any major automaker group doing business in the US market but with an improvement of 9% over September 2010, Ford beat out American Honda and Toyota Motor Co. in September sales growth thanks mostly to the popularity of their pickup trucks and SUVs.
The Ford logo on the 2011 Edge

Ford promises 12,000 new jobs, $16 billion investment in UAW deal

This morning, Ford Motor Company announced that they had come to a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers for a new labor contract, with the automaker committing to add 12,000 new jobs in the United States while also promising to invest $16 million dollars to protect the future of American manufacturing jobs.
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Auto workers want prosperity delivered in new UAW-Ford Motor contract

The UAW will call a news conference today after presidents and chairs of its Ford Council review and then vote on a tentative four-year contract that is expected to be offered by Ford Motor Co. Bargainers are mum on all of the details going into the morning meeting in downtown Detroit because they don't want to jinx anything and nothing is signed yet.
Weekly chart of GM stock up to 9/30/2011

S&P upgrades GM credit rating, places Ford on upgrade watch, and GM responds

In an update, GM responded to the rating agency, Standard & Poor's of General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) credit rating in direct response to the company's new four-year-labor deal with the UAW. Question still remains, though: Will it make much of a difference to the present stock price in light of overwhelming economic conditions affecting the entire auto stock sector?
The 2012 Ford F150 SVT Raptor

The 2012 Ford F150 SVT Raptor gets new Torsen diff, front camera

Ford has offered up their details for the 2012 SVT Raptor F150 and the Special Vehicle Team has added a couple items to make the most capable half ton truck on the market even better – tacking on a new Torsen front differential and a front aiming camera to aid in tackling the toughest terrain.
The logos of the UAW and General Motors

It's official: UAW ratifies new 4-year labor contract with General Motors

Earlier today we brought you the news that the UAW announced that most of the Local union branches who had voted to ratify the new General Motors labor contract have voted in favor of the new deal and now, the move is official as the United Auto Workers have voted to ratify the new GM 4-year labor contract.
The logos of the UAW and General Motors

GM-UAW contract nears union approval, Ford and Chrysler talks continue

The final step of the full approval of the new labor agreement between General Motors and the UAW is voting for ratification by the Local union branches around the country and with 31 of the 50 or so Locals in the US, it looks like the new 4 year GM-UAW contract will be approved sometime today.
The 2011 Lincoln EcoBoost comapny badge

Ford wins reversal of $43 million dollar Lincoln Town Car case

In 2005, an Iowa court ruled that Ford Motor Company was liable for the death of a 73 year old man when the Lincoln Town Car in which he was riding was struck by another car – killing him and severely burning his wife – but through the process of appeal, the Iowa Supreme Court has overruled the original $43 million award issued to the wife of the deceased man.

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