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Ford Beats Estimates, Posts A $2.7 Billion Profit For 2009
Ford Beats Estimates, Posts A $2.7 Billion Profit For 2009

Not so very long ago, CEO Alan Mulally said that Ford wouldn't be "solidly profitable" until 2011, but investors will be happy to learn that the company just posted a profit from the fourth quarter of 2009 and a net gain for all of last year. Last January, Ford put down a $5.9 billion loss for Q4...Read More»

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Imports Take 09 Sales Title From Domestics After Long Uphill Battle

An interesting thing happened during 2009, Asian carmakers outsold the domestic automakers in the United States for the first time. The gap wasn't huge, about 3.5 percent, but it was significant because it represents a reversal of fortunes for the countries surviving domestic manufacturers, General...Read More»

Audi U.S. website front page, January 2010
Auto Brand Websites: Audi, BMW, Benz Great; Tesla, Lotus, Lambo Lousy

It shouldn't be news to any reader of this site that every automaker now has extensive product information on its website. But the relative usefulness of different carmakers' sites varies enormously, and now the Luxury Lab (L2) has evaluated every single one. Their Digital IQ Index ranking breaks...Read More»

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Ford Ramping Up Powertrain Revamp For 2010

Just ahead of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, Ford has announced nine new engines and six new transmissions due to hit the market in 2010. Part of a five-year push to introduce 60 new powertrains, the new engines include a 2.0-liter direct-injection engine that will find its way into the 2012 Ford...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
2011 Ford Fiesta Aims For Annoyance Avoidance With Three-Blink Tech

The 2011 Ford Fiesta has garnered loads of attention in recent months. It's been popular with drivers and journalists, and it's been the subject of a highly successful marketing campaign. Now there's yet another reason to look forward to the Fiesta's U.S. release: it will be the first American Ford...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta Off To A Strong Start With 1,000+ Reservations

In just one week, Ford has taken over 1,000 reservations for the much-hyped 2010 Ford Fiesta -- a car that won't roll into showrooms until next summer. The rush may be due to the company's highly effective "Fiesta Movement" campaign, or it might have something to do with the free SYNC system and...Read More»

2011 Mazda Mazda2
Mashup Derby: Ford Fiesta VS. Mazda 2

Right about now there should be some pretty peeved engineers over at Mazda getting a bit mad over the fact that their ex-taskmasters Ford Motor Company are now taking credit for a lot of their work. First off, Motor Trend names the Ford Fusion (based on an old Mazda 6 platform) as their annual "Car...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Breakup Alert: Mazda, Ford End Shared Vehicle Development

After decades of shares product development, Mazda and Ford Motor Co. look poised to go separate ways. According to comments made by Mark Fields, Ford's president of the Americas, last week to Bloomberg, Ford is planning to go it alone with future vehicles. It's not altogether surprising. In late...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Honda Tops Chrysler, Aston Rapide And Ford Fiesta Priced: Today At High Gear Media

There's a lot of market news today, from both the industry and consumer sides. On the new-car front, we have cars that nearly bookend the whole world of automobiles, with the Ford Fiesta priced to start from $13,995 in the U.S., and the Aston Martin Rapide at the other end of the specturm at...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
2011 Ford Fiesta Priced From $13,995

The funky 2011 Ford Fiesta will deliver more than just great looks and class leading fuel economy when it goes on sale in North America next year. The new Fiesta, available in four- and five-door body styles, will also offer excellent value as the car will carry a base price of just $13,995...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Ford Needs Hipsters For Its Next 'Fiesta Movement'

Just yesterday, we gave Ford high marks for its recent marketing efforts -- specifically, the "Fiesta Movement" campaign and subsequent "Retail Movement" initiative, which aims to educate dealers about social media and grassroots marketing in advance of the Fiesta's U.S. launch next summer. Not...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta interior
Ford Wows With 2011 Fiesta Interior; Can’t Compare Mazda2 Yet

Whether it was an odd coincidence or a calculated move, the 2011 Ford Fiesta and 2011 Mazda2 were both introduced at the LA Auto Show, on the same day. What makes it significant is that they’re closely related. While we’ve heard varying figures, it’s fair to say that they share more than just...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Preview: 2011 Ford Fiesta

What is it? Ford's first subcompact in a decade, designed in Europe, built in Mexico The basics: 1.6-liter four with five-speed manual or six-speed direct-shift automatic On sale: Summer 2010, with a website to let consumers sign up online now Price: $16,000 (est.) With small cars expanding their...Read More»

Toyota 4Runner 'You In' ad
Today In Social Media: The Toyota 4Runner 'You In?' Campaign

Social media is the bold, new frontier of marketing: terra incognita, Wild West, Deep Space. Sites and services like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Flickr allow advertisers to reach huge numbers of people at minimum cost and maximum speed; all companies have to do is post videos or photos of a...Read More»

Euro-spec 2011 Ford Fiesta in New York City
Preview: 2011 Ford Fiesta

Ford has finally confirmed that its European-styled Fiesta hatchback is set to make its U.S. debut at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show in December. Since Ford started promoting the car through its Fiesta Movement back in March, more than 50,000 people have expressed interest--97% of whom currently do...Read More»

Mark Fields
Five Questions: Ford EVP Mark Fields

Ford is in by far the best shape of the Detroit Three right now. Their sales are up compared to GM and Toyota, and their 2009 Ford Focus and 2009 Ford Escape were two of the top-selling cars bought using Cash-for-Clunkers credits. TheCarConnection.com was lucky enough to attend a Ford social event...Read More»

Ford Fiesta ECOnetic
Driven: 2009 Ford Fiesta ECOnetic Diesel

“We get squat.” That was the pronouncement of a journalist and car-nut friend of mine named James who I bumped into on the streets of a northern Italian town this past spring. His pronouncement came when he spied a gen-VI 4Motion Golf TDI. “We” Americans don’t get the new Golf (ne Rabbit)...Read More»

Alan Mulally
Ford Boss Alan Mullaly Sees Light At End Of Tunnel

Unlike General Motors and Chrysler LLC, Ford Motor Company (F) has maintained a more normal outward appearance as the organization has navigated through this current economic storm. For example, Ford introduced the 2010 Ford Mustang at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show.  GM and Ford did not even hold...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Viva
2011 Chevrolet Viva: Aveo Successor Takes On Fiesta

The replacement for the Chevrolet Aveo could be the new compact car GM CEO Fritz Henderson acknowledged in future plans as GM filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this morning. That new car may be called the Viva, according to a report from Motor Trend. GM's Henderson said in this morning's press...Read More»

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