Archives for September 16th, 2013

2013 Ford Mustang V6

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Secretary Trim, Evolved There was a time not so long ago when opting for a base Ford Mustang meant getting little more than some sheetmetal, an anemic four-cylinder engine and what may very well have been the world's most disappointing automatic transmission. During the Fox Body years, Ford seemed hell-bent on living up to Carroll Shelby's derogatory description of the coupe as little more than a runabout for demure office assistants, and the result was a ...

Ford, Chrysler Reducing Summer Shutdowns To Meet Demand

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To keep up with increasing demand for new cars, Ford and Chrysler will cut their traditional two-week summer shutdowns at some factories. In addition, Ford will run several plants at full speed to build an extra 200,000 vehicles this summer. Ford says that reducing the normal two-week summer shutdown at six assembly plants will add the equivalent of 40,000 extra new cars. Affected assembly plants comprise those in Chicago, Illinois; Cuautitlan, Mexico; Hermosillo, Mexico; Louisville, Kentucky; ...

Reborn Ford Escort could make its way to Europe

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The Ford Escort concept just unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show was created with the Chinese market in mind, but it's got people talking all over the world. Not purely fancy, the point of the Escort concept was to give Chinese buyers a preview of what they could expect to see in a Ford showroom in the near future. If Ford wasn't seriously considering the new Escort for other countries, a report in Auto Express ...