Archives for August 6th, 2013

Ford announces 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition

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Ford has pulled the wraps off its anticipated 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition model, a new variant of the popular street-legal off-road specialist. In a nutshell, the 'special' is all cosmetic – there are no mechanical upgrades to the truck and its 6.2-liter V8 (411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque), Torsen limited-slip differential, beadlock-capable wheels and internal triple-bypass FOX Racing Shox dampers all remain untouched. The SVT Raptor Special Edition, which adds cosmetic enhancements ...

Ford’s 1.0L EcoBoost Three-Cylinder Engine Wins

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Appearing In The 2014 Ford Fiesta In The U.S. For the second year in a row, Ford's 1.0L EcoBoost Three-Cylinder Engine took home the International Engine of the Year award. The engine also took home the Best Engine Under 1.0-litre award as well. 87 automotive journalists from 35 countries made up the panel and judged engines on drivability, performance, economy, refinement, and application of advanced engine technology. The 1.0L EcoBoost three-cylinder was praised by the judges for ...

UAW Sees Second Consecutive Year of Membership Gains

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The past five years have not been kind to the United Auto Workers. With a membership about one-fifth of what it was at its peak in the 1970s, the organization’s members were forced to make sacrifices in wages and benefits as part of the massive restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler in 2009. But the past two years have been rare bright spots for the UAW. After membership increasing 1.1 percent in 2011, the union’s ...

Ford Adding 2000 Jobs To Build F-150, Transit

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Ford will add 2000 new jobs at its Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri to meet demand for the F-150 truck and build the upcoming Transit commercial van. The factory, which already builds the F-150, currently employs 2450 hourly workers. The job creation will happen in two stages. In the third quarter, Ford will add a third production shift and 900 jobs at Kansas City Assembly to meet strong demand for the F-150. The model’s sales ...