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Ford to invest 350 million in a Chinese transmission plant with serious capacity

Ford, in collaboration with its Chinese partners, is building its first transmission plant in China in support of the company's aggressive growth plan in the world's largest auto market. Ford's passenger vehicle joint venture in China, Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Ltd. (CFMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the transmission plant project today with the Municipal Government of Chongqing.

The 2012 Ford Focus ST hits roads around the world

The new high performance 2012 Ford Focus ST will be the first global performance application of Ford’s new EcoBoost technology and as a sign that the full launch of this new hot hatch is just around the corner; Ford has deployed a fleet of 60 “test mules” to major markets around the world for the final phase of pre-release testing.

V6 engines account for 50% of Ford F150 models in April

The light truck market in the US is way down from where it was less than ten years ago – due in part to the high cost of fuel and the comparatively low fuel economy numbers – but Ford’s advancements in V6 engine technology have helped the popularity of these smaller, more efficient engines as 50% of F150s sold last month packed V6 power.

Ford introduces the new name of the V6 Performance Package – the Mayhem Mustang Package

In late 2010, Ford announced that they were looking for a more exciting name for the Ford Mustang V6 Performance Package, employing the help of their hoards of Facebook fans for ideas and today Ford has announced that new name – the 2012 Ford Mayhem Mustang Package.

Ford Racing now offering a Boss 302 crate engine

Ford Racing began offering the new 5.0L V8 engine as a crate motor last year but the aftermarket performance division of Ford Motor Company has announced that they are now offering the high performance Boss 302 variant of the 5.0L V8 – packing 444 horsepower made with the help of improved engine components compared to the standard Ford 5.0L V8.

Ford alters production at Windsor plant due to tire shortages

Ford has announced production schedule changes at their Windsor engine facility but unlike most other recent production stoppages, this one doesn’t have anything to do with the Japanese earthquake on March 11th and instead – the Canadian engine plant downtime is due to Ford’s inability to get enough tires to build vehicles with the engines built in Windsor.

Ford: Teens see right through parental safe driving claims

Almost all parents perceive themselves as safe drivers, but 82 percent of their teenage kids profess witnessing careless driving by parents. Ford is expanding their award-winning teen driving program in response to the 25 percent of teens with no formal driver education and the concerns of parents who see such education evaporating due to budget cuts.

Choice of car color reflects region, nationality

A study of car color preferences performed by Ford revealed, despite the availability of bright, vibrant colors, U.S. customers on both coasts and buyers in most European countries prefer the core classic colors – white, black, silver and gray. Gray and silver are most popular in New York and Los Angeles. San Franciscans are partial to white and Bostonians prefer black.

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