Archives for September 21st, 2013

Ford Reportedly Moving Next-Gen Fiesta Production from Mexico To Thailand

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Since CEO Alan Mulally took the helm in 2006, Ford Motor Company morphed from a multinational enterprise characterized by regional fiefdoms, to a truly global operation building cars on common platforms worldwide. Although names and some specifications may vary from market-to-market, this global commonality has allowed the company to shift its production mix from continent to continent, moving quickly to optimize output to the demand of specific markets. According to a report from The Detroit ...

Ford Gives Australia More New Products; Will Stop Local Production in 2016

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Ford Motor Company will be accelerating the introduction of new products for Australian customers, transforming its business operations to improve sales, service, and create a more efficient and profitable business structure. The plan opens up the possibility of importing more U.S. built models, such as the Mustang, Explorer, and others. The downside, at least for Australian enthusiasts, is that local manufacturing of the ...

2014 Ford Cobra Jet announced with new colors, parachute mount

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Ford's drag-strip-ready Mustang Cobra Jet is back for 2014, and it's sporting a few changes to make it even better – both in competition and while sitting still. Rolling off the assembly line ready for duty in the NHRA Stock or Super Stock classes, production of the 2014 Cobra Jet is limited to just 50 units. Racing upgrades for 2014 include the addition of a new three-speed transmission and a parachute mount, and while these will ...

Exotics Roundup: 2013 New York International Auto Show

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Rolls-Royce Wraith Although it made its official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the Rolls-Royce Wraith is still making waves. As the most powerful Rolls-Royce yet, the new Wraith delivers 624 brake horsepower, going from 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds. Debuting along with the vehicle is the company’s Satellite Aided Transmission, which uses the GPS mapping data to preselect the correct ...