Archives for September 25th, 2013

Ford Mondeo with 1.5-liter EcoBoost debuts in China

Does the car above, posing fancifully in white, look familiar? Well, it should. Although it wears Mondeo badges in the form you see above for the Chinese market – as it does in Europe – the car is basically the same thing sold in the US as the Ford Fusion. Of course, it's what's under that shapely skin that counts. Ford has chosen the Shanghai Motor Show as the venue at which to unveil its 1.5-liter ...

Ford To Add More Than 2,000 Jobs At Its Kansas City Assembly Plant

Ford announced today that it will adding over 2,000 jobs at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to help keep up with the high demand for the F-150 pickup and to build the upcoming Transit commercial van. At the moment, Ford employs 2,450 hourly workers at the plant. The job creation process will happen in two stages. Stage one will have Ford starting a third shift for F-150 production and adding 900 workers in the third quarter. ...

Daimler consulting with Ford about 3-cylinder engines

Soon enough, Ford will offer its 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine under the hood of the Fiesta here in the United States, building on the success of the small powerplant overseas. In fact, this success has caused other automakers to take notice, and according to Automotive News Europe, Daimler is now talking to Ford about this engine for use in its own products. In other markets, Ford offers the 1.0-liter mill under the hood of the Focus ...