Ford Motor Company

Driving In The Cloud: Ford, UM Show Off New Apps For Your Car
Driving In The Cloud: Ford, UM Show Off New Apps For Your Car

Some people believe that electric vehicles will reshape the auto industry. Others think fuel cells are the game-changer. The funny thing is: they're both completely wrong. The biggest shake-up in the auto industry won't come from under the hood. It'll come from the dashboard, and it'll leverage the...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Ford, Chrysler Buddy Up With Toby Keith, Bill Goldberg, Zac Brown For America's Troops

Spring has finally sprung, and two of the Detroit Three are rolling out promotional programs that take advantage of the warmer weather. As an added bonus, both promos also have big benefits for members of the armed forces, including car giveaways, charity donations, and free music downloads. Ford's...Read More»

From the Ford Fiesta Movement campaign
Ford Finds Another Silver Lining In The Recession: Better Marketing

Most economists agree that America has finally turned a corner and is on-track for better times. So now would seem an opportune moment to look back and ponder what we've learned from the lean, recessionary months. Among the many things that Ford took away from the ordeal -- including better sales...Read More»

Mike Rowe in Ford's 'Swap Your Ride' campaign
Ford Launches 'Swap Your Ride' Campaign, Offering $1,000 Bonus And 0% Financing

A couple of years ago, Ford invited shoppers to "swap their rides" for new Ford cars and trucks. The pitch was part of an advertising campaign from Ford Motor Company, centered on a $1,000 bonus for buyers who traded in vehicles from other manufacturers. Apparently the campaign was a success...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2-door Coupe 1SS Angular Front Exterior View
Report: General Motors Will Own 17% Of The U.S. Market; Ford, Toyota Right Behind

The past couple of months, Toyota's recall fiasco has scuffed the automaker's image, but over the last year and a half, General Motors may have fared far worse. Between its bankruptcy, restructuring, dealer cuts, and brand wind-downs, GM has been hit with a barrage of criticism from the government...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Hmmm: Volvo's New Owner Promises To 'Liberate This Tiger'

Ford's sale of Volvo to Chinese automaker Geely has been a case of good news/bad news for Volvo enthusiasts. Unfortunately, recent comments from Geely's founder, Li Shufu, aren't soothing the nerves of those worried that Geely might misguidedly "improve" the brand into an early grave. Case in...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Today In Brand Sales: Volvo Deal Hits A Snag, HUMMER Probably Dead

Friday usually brings out TCC's optimistic streak, but two news items from Detroit and China have put a cloud over this otherwise sunny day. First, Geely says that its negotiations to buy Volvo from Ford have hit a roadblock, and second, GM has apparently failed to make any progress selling HUMMER...Read More»

Screencap from Ford SYNC demo with Pandora
Video: The Pandora App For Ford SYNC In Action

Lots of folks use Pandora. In fact, the service currently has 48 million users accessing its 700,000 music tracks -- and nearly half of them do so on their mobile phones. But while Pandora has always been a breeze to use when you're sitting at a computer or in a wi-fi zone, listening on the go has...Read More»

MyFord Touch
Ford Upgrades SYNC To Keep Virtual Bad Guys Out Of Your Car

The internet is a pretty magnificent thing. It allows us to stay in touch with family and friends. It helps small companies to do business around the globe. And of course, it brought you here. But as the web grows, consuming every square inch of our daily lives, it brings numerous threats --...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 4-door Sedan Hybrid FWD Grille
Ford Is February Sales Champion, GM and Toyota Left In Dust

Well, here's one recipe for success in the U.S. auto business: Introduce a rapid-fire sequence of new and thoroughly revised vehicles with best-in-class fuel efficiency, then quickly roll out a widely-acclaimed voice-activated infotainment system across all your lines. Oh, yeah, and ... don't take...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT
Nearly 11,000 Drivers Pony Up For The 2011 Ford Mustang

It's hard to find a crack in Ford Motor Company's armor these days. For months, the company has been on an astounding roll: the quality of Ford vehicles is sky high, the company posted an impressive profit for 2009, and the public is excited about new models like the 2011 Ford Fiesta. Unfortunately...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
2011 Ford Fiesta Comes With Free SYNC When You Reserve Online Or By Text

The 2011 Ford Fiesta has always been aimed at the Millennial generation -- specifically, those drivers in their 20s and 30s who avidly use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and other social media sites. To make the zippy, affordable Fiesta even more attractive to that demographic, Ford is now...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Ford Encourages Dealers To Go Green, Offers To Tell Them How (For A Fee)

Like a lot of corporations, Ford Motor Company understands the value of going green, and the automaker is now encouraging its dealers to get onboard with energy conservation, too. The push comes via Ford's ‘Go Green’ Dealership Sustainability Program, which was unveiled over the weekend at the...Read More»

Mike Rowe in Ford's 'Spread the Word' campaign
Timing Is Everything: Mike Rowe Spreads The Word About Ford Quality

Earlier this week, TCC editor Marty Padgett saw a commercial touting the quality of Ford vehicles and how they're built better than Toyotas or Hondas. Given that Ford recently launched an incentive program to woo Toyota owners worried about the company's current recall fiasco, we thought this was...Read More»

John Cusack in 'Say Anything' from 1989
Is Ford Trying To Tell Us Something?

The philosopher George Santayana once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". Frankly, we're feeling a little déja vû. Twenty-one years ago, America was edging toward an economic downturn -- one that eventually spelled ruin for George H. W. Bush. Also: the Cold War...Read More»

Ford Sync with SIRIUS Travel
Ford Offers Six-Month Trial Of SIRIUS XM On Pre-Owned Vehicles

To boost business in these tough times, Ford Motor Company is now offering used-car customers a little lagniappe: a trial subscription to SIRIUS XM radio's "SIRIUS Everything" package. The service's 130+ channels of music, talk, and news ordinarily cost $12.95 per month, but they'll now be...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Ford, GM Capitalize on Toyota's Troubles By Offering Incentives

As children, we're taught not to kick a man when he's down; corporations, however, use a very different playbook. Accordingly, Ford and General Motors have launched incentive campaigns to capitalize on Toyota's ongoing recall misfortunes. GM is offering qualified buyers the chance to trade in their...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
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»

Ford's Plastics Research Team
Video: Ford Developing Biodegradable Plastics

"Sustainability" has become a watchword among automakers these days, but while most of the industry's high-profile environmentally friendly practices have to do with powertrains, considerable effort is also being spent on greening other parts of the car. For example, Ford's Plastics Research Team...Read More»

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