Archives for August, 2013 - Page 13

Ford executive says hybrids are ‘flying off the shelves out in California’

California really is the Golden State for the Blue Oval. For proof, look to the words of one J Mays, Ford's vice president of global design, who told Inhabitat that hybrid sales are far better than the company expected out west. 'Our hybrids are flying off the shelves in California,' he said, adding that the US hybrid market as a whole is 'growing slowly but steadily.' Ford's newer plug-in hybrids – the C-Max and the Fusion ...

Ford’s Flat Rock Plant Builds One Millionth Mustang

Yesterday, the Ford Mustang celebrated its 49th birthday and to properly celebrate this momentous occasion, Ford’s Flat Rock, Michigan plant built their one millionth Mustang. The millionth Mustang was a 2014 GT convertible painted in Ruby Red . Even though the Mustang has been in continuous production for 49 years, the place where it called home has changed. When the Mustang first went into production, it was built at Ford’s River Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn ...

How the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor became a reality

The camouflaged Ford F-150 SVT Raptor prototype captured above blazing its way across the desert during a test run left company engineers giggling in amazement, reveals Jamal Hameedi in a new Autoweek video. Ford's global performance vehicle chief engineer, accompanied by senior exterior designer Bruce Williams, sat down with the publication to discuss the concept and development of the automaker's super off-road F-150. Designing a high-performance pickup in 2008, right when the cost of gasoline was ...