Archives for June 29th, 2013

Ford investing big in Michigan manufacturing, adding up to 2,350 new jobs

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Ford has announced it will invest $773 million in its facilities across Southeast Michigan. The funds will go toward new equipment and bolstering manufacturing capacity at six plants. The plan is part of a larger move to invest a total of $6.2 billion in the US by 2015. All told, the latest round of upgrades should help create 2,350 new hourly jobs while allowing Ford to keep a further 3,240 hourly jobs in place. The ...

Configure It: 2014 Ford Transit Commercial Van “Combinator” Launches

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With the new 2014 Ford Transit Combinator now live on Ford’s consumer site, business owners can get a better picture of how variations of the cargo, passenger wagon, chassis cab, or cutaway cab can fit their needs. In addition to the four body styles, the full-size 2014 Transit is offered in five wheelbases and four roof heights depending on body style. In the U.S., the 2014 Transit will do battle with the upcoming Ram ProMaster, ...

2012 Year In Review: The Ten Most Popular Automotive Spy Shots

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Spy shots are always popular, but do certain cars attract more attention than others? You bet. We’ve reviewed the traffic numbers over the past year, and compiled the ten spy photograph posts Automobile readers perused the most. #10: Spied: 2014 Chevrolet Impala Eco Gains A Volt-Like Grille Chevy unveiled the attractive new 2014 Impala at the 2012 New York Auto Show, and made just the slightest mention of a forthcoming Impala Eco model, which will utilize ...

2014 Ford Fiesta ST Pocket Rocket Starts at $22,195

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Interested in Ford’s new Fiesta ST pocket rocket? Then you’ll need to scrape up at least $22,195 – that’s how much dough you’ll have to spend to get your hands on a bare bones version of the new 197-hp 2014 Ford Fiesta ST when it hits U.S. streets later this year. The configurator for the new Fiesta ST and the rest of the updated 2014 Fiesta lineup has gone live, and with it we’re finally able ...

Ford Posts Billions in Earnings; Here Are Five Cars That Got It There

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Escape The Ford Escape, the entry model SUV with a base price of $22,470, came in second in terms of units sold in 2012, with 261,008 units. The Escape is very eco-friendly with both the EcoBoost engine that gets 33 highway mpg, head restraint foam made from soybeans, and carpet derived from post-industrial and post-consumer fibers from recycled plastic bottles. This is truly ...

Ford Atlas Concept carries the weight of the F-150 on its shoulders [w/video]

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Ford has taken a shot at the freshly unveiled Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra with the Atlas Concept. Unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, the brutish pickup gives us a glimpse at what the next-generation F-150 may bring to the table. With active wheel shutters and a 'smart' chin spoiler capable of altering the vehicle's aerodynamics on the fly, Ford says the concept offers substantially better fuel efficiency than the company's current pickup offerings. ...

Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles in November 2012

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The Ford F-Series was yet again the best-selling vehicle in the United States by a large margin in November with the Chevrolet Silverado a distant second. Outside of the top two slots, there was a lot of jockeying among the remaining eight, ultimately resulting in the Honda Civic earning third place last month – ahead of midsize entries including the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Ford’s F-Series (including the F-150 and Super Duty models) retained the ...