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Going Green: Ford Plants $550M into 2011 Focus Factory

Going Green: Ford Plants $550M into 2011 Focus Factory

Call it clever strategy or just a sign of the times, but Ford's doing a 180-degree turn and spending more than half a billion dollars to retool its Michigan Truck plant to produce the next-generation 2011 Ford Focus and the 2012 Focus EV. Ford is already ahead of the PR curve--and your car-shopper... read more

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2009 Ford Focus

NKOTB: 2009 Ford Focus SEL

The 2009 Ford Focus is adding a top-line edition, and stability control is on the options list, at long last. We've told you before about the cosmetic updates to the 2009... read more August 6, 2008 by  6

Ford Sync - in Navigator

Microsoft SYNC-ing Up with Auto Industry

Microsoft hopes to SYNC up with the auto industry. The software giant's high-tech infotainment system has been one of the few big success stories for Ford Motor Co. this past... read more July 29, 2008 by  1

Stocks Down

Record Losses at Ford; Big Changes Coming?

Posting the worst quarterly loss in its history, Ford Motor Co. says it is "aggressively accelerating" plans to shift from a truck-based to high-mileage, car and... read more July 24, 2008 by  6

Smart fortwo

Are Small Cars Safe? Surprisingly So!

There was a lot of attention given a recent federal test of the new Smart fortwo. The little coupe received what was, on the whole, the highest possible kudos following a... read more May 21, 2008 by  9

2009 Ford Focus

2009 Ford Focus: Cleaned Up a Little

By now you've read our Bottom Line on the 2008 Ford Focus. It's a solid choice if you’re looking for a roomy car that handles well with a base price that starts around... read more May 16, 2008 by  7


2011 Ford Focus a Euro-American Adventure, Again

Ford is laying out plans for the next version of its Focus compacts. And this time around, Ford says it's going to try once more to make the 2011 Ford Focus a global product... read more April 15, 2008 by  28


You Know You Want It: Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet

Those of us who have to head home after the Geneva Motor Show have reason to feel a little cheated, especially after first visiting the Ford Motor Co. stand. It’s... read more March 5, 2008 by  12


Ford Builds a Car-Part Orchestra

The dark art of promoting cars on European TV is stepping up another notch in terms of creativity. Gone are the days when you could just show a new model speeding through a... read more January 28, 2008 by  0

2009 Ford Flex

Farley Wants More Fords Soon

Ford is looking for ways to speed up the introduction of its next generation of vehicles, says the company’s new vice president of marketing and communications. Jim Farley... read more January 7, 2008 by  0


Obama Steps into Fuel Economy Debate

Presidential candidate Barack Obama is making his way down the road of fully evolved campaign positions. Today in Detroit, he revealed he's no friend of American automakers -... read more May 7, 2007 by  45

2008 Ford Five Hundred

Ford Bows with Focus, Interceptor, MKR

While acknowledging the serious problems facing his company, Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford insisted that with the right people and the right products, the troubled... read more January 7, 2007 by  0

2006 Ford Focus 4-door Sedan ZX4 S Open Doors

2006 British Motor Show

Press day at this year's British Motor Show was hotter than hell inLondon's Excel exhibition centre. Ford was playing it cool with a 6.5-ton ice sculpture of the new Focus... read more July 22, 2006 by  0


Forget Cost Cuts, Where's the Product, Ford

Most of the the attention about Ford's "Way Forward" plan has focused on the anticipated plant closings, job cuts and overall cost-cutting. But Ford executives also have been... read more January 22, 2006 by  0

2005 Ford Focus 5dr HB ZX5 SES Rear Exterior View

2005 Geneva Motor Show, Part I

2005 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/28/2005) Geneva’s motor show now follows the Detroit example of a rigid schedule of press conferences that sees journalists... read more March 1, 2005 by  0


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