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Ford Makes Driving Safer With Bolder Fonts
Ford Makes Driving Safer With Bolder Fonts

When it comes to maker safer vehicles, most of us ponder the big things. We like to see driving aids, such as Electronic Stability Control and ant-lock brakes. We count the number of airbags a car has, and put an emphasis on things like crash testing to improve accident survivability. Ford’s...Read More»

Ford Capacitive Touch Center Stack
Ford Is Improving Tech, Boosting Safety, And...Bolding Fonts?

Overnight, Ford sent out a barrage of press releases about the company's latest accomplishments. And jammed amongst the stories of tech developments and safety improvements was some news that made our resident typographer a little queasy: Fords are getting bolder. That's not metaphor: the automaker...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang V-6. Photo: Anne Proffitt.
2012 Ford Mustang Sales Hampered By V-6 Availability

Ford could sell more 2012 Mustangs, if only they could produce more 3.7-liter V-6 engines. The Mustang is yielding sales ground to the new Camaro on a monthly basis, thanks in part to strong demand for the V-6 version of Ford’s F-150 pickup. The Ford F-150 and the Ford Mustang share the same...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice
The Class Of 2009: A Lost Generation Of Cars

We’d like to believe the economy is getting better, even if it isn’t doing so at the pace we’d like to see. For automakers, 2008 was a bad year, but 2009 will go down as the year that auto sales fell off the cliff. It still isn't what analysts consider recovered: sales are...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
Ford: Lincoln Dealers Need To Step Up Their Game

Ford has high hopes for re-establishing the Lincoln brand as one of the country's pre-eminent luxury nameplates. Over the next three years, Ford will introduce seven new or significantly redesigned vehicles, including a 2013 MKZ Hybrid expected to achieve 47 mpg in city fuel economy. Ford also...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Misses Quality Targets, Feels Pressure: Report

In 2010, Ford was the mainstream brand with the fewest quality defects, according to J.D. Power and Associates. Since then, their new Explorer was ranked 17th out of 19 competitors by Consumer Reports, which found the Explorers touch-screen controls “complicated and distracting” (but we...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford Announces Eight-Speed, eCVT Transmissions

Ford has announced that they’re joining the ranks of automakers producing an eight-speed transmission, and they’ve also announced production of an electronic continuously variable transmission (eCVT) for hybrid vehicles. Both transmissions are Ford-designed and Ford-built, unlike some...Read More»

Bill Ford 2006
Bill Ford: A Quarter Of All Vehicles Electrified By 2020

Will one-fourth of all new vehicles be either hybrids, plug-ins, or electric vehicles in less than a decade? That's what one of the world's top auto-industry execs thinks—at least for his company. In a piece in Fortune Magazine, Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] Chairman Bill Ford made that...Read More»

Millward Brown's 2011 BrandZ study
Toyota Bumps BMW To Become Most Valuable Auto Brand In The World

Just last week, we reported BMW had finally kicked Toyota's Lexus brand from the top spot in the U.S. luxury market. Today, the trade winds have shifted, and we find Toyota booting BMW out of its #1 rank on a different list -- the list of the world's most valuable brands. The news comes via...Read More»

Ford's Safe Driving Survey
Where Do Kids Learn To Text & Drive? Ford Survey Blames Mom & Dad

Ever wonder where kids pick up their unsafe driving habits? If you're a parent, Ford says that you may be the one to blame. Ford recently surveyed 908 people in the U.S.: 301 of those were tweens (age 9 - 12), 302 were teens (age 13 - 19), and 305 were parents of kids in those age ranges. The...Read More»

Kia 'Hamsters' commercial
Kia's Hamsters Scurry Off With Nielsen's Top Ad Award At The 2011 New York Auto Show

It's official: Americans love rodents. That rule may not apply so much to rats or nutria, but cuter critters like squirrels and chipmunks are tops with U.S. consumers. And at the pinnacle of the rodent pyramid, we find hamsters -- specifically, the road-trippin' hamsters featured in commercials for...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Polk: Ford Gained Market Share Across Much Of Model Line

Between 2008 and 2010, the U.S. auto industry—and the auto market as a whole—went through a sea change. In addition to bankruptcies from GM and Chrysler, discontinued brands, and retired model lines, the economy forced many brands to make hasty changes to their model lines. And somehow...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Wants To Send You On The Adventure Of A Lifetime In A 2011 Explorer

Ready for some adventure? Ford certainly hopes so. Building on the social media success of its Fiesta Movement, Ford has launched the "Go. Do. Adventures" contest to promote the 2011 Ford Explorer. Just tell Ford about your dream adventure vacation, and if you're lucky, Scott Monty & Co. will...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
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»

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