Ford Motor Company

Polk: Ford Is Number One In 2010 Owner Loyalty, Kia Most Improved
Polk: Ford Is Number One In 2010 Owner Loyalty, Kia Most Improved

Ford has won yet another accolade: This past year, its buyers are more loyal than those of any other automaker. Overall, 61.8 percent of Ford owners in the market for a new vehicle traded their vehicle for another vehicle from Ford Motor Company. The Ford brand itself was nearly as high, at 60.1...Read More»

Detroit
The Road Ahead: Auto Insiders Predict Big Gains For Detroit's Big Three

Yesterday, we spent a little time looking back at 2010, so it's only fair that we now turn 180 degrees and look at what the future holds for America's automakers. Thankfully, the folks at KPMG LLP are one step ahead of us: they've already distributed their annual questionnaire about tomorrow's auto...Read More»

2012 Ford Mustang equipped with SYNC AppLink
2012 Ford Mustang Owners Next In Line For SYNC AppLink

A couple of weeks ago, we told you that 2011 Ford Fiesta owners would be the first folks to get their hands on Ford's snazzy new SYNC AppLink. That seemed like a smart move, given the Fiesta's target market of young, wired urbanites. Now, Ford has announced that AppLink will next appear on...the...Read More»

Ford SYNC
Ford SYNC Hits The 3 Million Mark

Ford SYNC hit an important milestone this week: the popular telematics and infotainment system has now been installed in 3,000,000 Ford vehicles. Though impressive, that figure shouldn't be too surprising. Consumers and critics alike have been impressed with SYNC since its debut in 2007. Over time...Read More»

Teen driver
41% Say 'Buying American' Is Most Important When Shopping For A Car (But What's 'American'?)

Each of us has a slightly different set of criteria when we go shopping for a new ride. Some are obsessed with horsepower, some want airbags, and some marketing folks believe that cupholders are still the key to many buyers' hearts. But for 41% of Americans, the most important criteria is simply...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, And Toyota Named Nielsen Finalists For Green Marketing

Like any trend, the "green" movement has fallen in and out of favor, but for the past few years, it's been especially popular -- maybe as popular as it was when it first gained mainstream momentum during the hippie movement of the 1960s. And perhaps because of that popularity, Nielsen has decided...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
Free Maintenance Added To All 2011 Lincoln Models

If you buy a new Lincoln, you'll probably feel a little less nickled-and-dimed at the dealership: Lincoln has added a Complimentary Maintenance Program to its entire lineup of vehicles for the 2011 model year. The program was first offered last summer on some 2010-model-year vehicles, Lincoln says...Read More»

Ford Fiesta in The Sims 3
The 2011 Ford Fiesta Slides Into Sims 3

If you're a Ford fan and a Sims fanatic, we hope you're sitting down, because the 2011 Ford Fiesta has just rolled onto the virtual streets of The Sims 3. Even better: you can download it for free. The Sims Fiesta is available in both sedan and hatchback variants, and players can choose their own...Read More»

Screencap from Toyota 'Ideas for Good' video
Video: Win A Toyota And Improve The World With Your Own 'Ideas For Good'

Earlier this year, Ford Motor Company launched a new website that encouraged everyday folks to submit their ideas for improving Ford vehicles. In May, Volkswagen unveiled a simliar site, with the intention of gathering ideas for VW's new infotainment system. Now, Toyota has hopped on the...Read More»

2003 Ford Excursion XLT
Feds: Millions Of Fords Recalled For Fire Risk Haven't Been Fixed

Millions of Ford Motor Co. [NYSE:F] vehicles covered by a recall for faulty cruise-control switches haven't yet been fixed, warns the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The federal agency this week issued a repeat caution concerning millions of vehicles—some of them up to...Read More»

Ford Motor Company's Jim Farley
Ford Motor Company Named 'Marketer Of The Year'

For 40 years, Advertising Age magazine has pored over marketing campaigns from corporations and politicians across America, with the goal of selecting its "Marketer of the Year". The winners have frequently come from the auto industry -- after all, automakers, dealers, and auto insurance agencies...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 XL
2011 Ford F-150: New V-6 Gets Top Highway Rating Of 23 MPG

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE:F] has revealed fuel economy figures for most of its 2011 F-150 lineup, all pending final EPA approval. And while the numbers aren't yet out for the much-anticipated EcoBoost V-6 version, Ford is claiming a best-in-class 23 mpg highway for both its 3.7-liter V-6 and 5.0-liter...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
Lincoln Is Movin' On Up, And Ford Looks For Dealer Commitment

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE:F] is planning to consolidate its Lincoln dealerships, and asking those that stay with the brand to upgrade. Earlier this week, at a gathering of Lincoln dealers at the company's headquarters, details for the plan were announced. Although they remain secret, the automaker...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus ST
Alan Mulally: Lincoln Is Going Global

Ford Motor Company and its CEO Alan Mulally have had plenty of news to share with the folks at the 2010 Paris Auto Show. The biggest attention-getter so far may have been the unveiling of the stunning 2012 Ford Focus ST, but Mulally himself is causing a stir with his talk of broadening Lincoln's...Read More»

Screencap from the 2011 Ford F-150 test-drive sign-up site
Want To Drive The 2011 Ford F-150 With EcoBoost Before It Arrives In Showrooms?

Say what you will about Ford, but one thing's for sure: the company knows its customers, and it knows them well. So when Ford announced that it was putting a turbocharged V-6 front and center in its F-150 lineup, the automaker understood that many loyal customers would be skeptical. To put those...Read More»

Screencap from GM's holiday OnStar promotion
Rumor: GM Will Offer Some OnStar Services For Free To Take On Ford Sync

OnStar is the 800-pound gorilla of telematics systems: it came out early, and it came out swinging. OnStar is now available on 40+ vehicles across GM's wide-ranging lineup, meaning that customers in every income bracket have access to OnStar services (and its $199 - $299 annual subscription fee)...Read More»

Spc. Derrick Parizek
Do-It-Yourself Auto Workshop For Detroit Reworks An Old Idea

The depressed economy has spurred all sorts of innovative, DIY solutions—like renewed interest in community garages and tool libraries—for keeping vehicles repaired as frugally as possible and still on the road, as well as some innovative ways of helping laid-off, skilled workers hold out until...Read More»

2011 Volvo V60 wagon
Ford's Sale Of Volvo To Geely Is Expected To Close Next Week

We haven't heard much lately about Ford's sale of Volvo to Chinese automaker Geely. We've been hoping things were on-track, but given all the trouble GM had offloading HUMMER to Sichuan Tengzhong -- namely financing, approval from the Chinese government, and Ford's concerns about intellectual...Read More»

Audi A8 MMI Navigation with Google functionality
Video: Send Your Google Maps To 20 Different Car Brands

Google has been on a roll lately: between the growing popularity of Android, the soon-to-launch mobile app builder, and the recent addition of multiple email signatures in Gmail (a feature that's been standard on clients like Outlook for ages), the company has been aiming to please. Yesterday, more...Read More»

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