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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Carmakers to resume China output after Coronavirus forced closures

February 10, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Below are details on carmakers’ plans (in alphabetical order) as compiled by Reuters: BMW’s China venture with Brilliance said on February 5 the Chinese firm planned to restart production on February 17. Daimler said on February 3 it plans to […]


Logistics, Process

U.S. sales fall in 2019 but still top 17 million

January 6, 2020

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — U.S. auto sales declined more than 1 percent in 2019 but topped 17 million for an unprecedented fifth consecutive year. Ford Motor Co., the final automaker to report its results, said its fourth-quarter sales slipped 1.3 percent to […]


Design & Planning, Process

Ford to invest $1.45 billion in two Detroit plants, add 3,000 jobs

December 17, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N) said on Tuesday it plans to invest more than $1.45 billion at two of its manufacturing facilities in Detroit to make electric, autonomous and sports utility vehicles, and add 3,000 jobs. The No.2 U.S. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford Unveils Electric Mustang SUV, Considers Chinese Production

November 18, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Ford Motor Co. is reinventing one of its marquee models — the Mustang muscle car — as a battery-powered crossover to become a player in the electric-vehicle market that is expected to take off in the coming decade. In a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford to use Mustang name for electric SUV

November 14, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N) will use the Mustang name, previously reserved for a muscle car, for an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) that customers in the United States, Canada and Europe can start ordering on Nov. 17, the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford may consider making branded pickups in China if cities open more

November 7, 2019

Via: Automotive News

SHANGHAI — Ford Motor Co. will consider building Ford-branded pickup trucks in China if restrictions on driving pickups in cities are relaxed. It also could roll out customized models at that time, a senior company official said. Ford was among […]


Logistics, Process

Ford botches Explorer launch, putting Hackett back on the hot seat

October 21, 2019

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co.’s Jim Hackett and Wall Street analysts started this year frustrated with one another. Sure, the automaker had been underperforming, but the CEO appealed for time to show he was fixing things. He assured them the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

VW, Ford in talks to develop second electric car in Europe: Handelsblatt

September 16, 2019

Via: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Ford could build more than one model of electric car based on Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) electric vehicle platform, Ford’s Europe Chief Stuart Rowley told German daily Handelsblatt. To make only one model made no sense financially, and a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford investing $50 million in Chicago to build hybrids

July 22, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Ford Motor Co. is investing $50 million and converting 450 temporary union workers to full-time at its Chicago Assembly Plant as it converts a nearby modification center to handle final assembly of the electrified versions of its Explorer and Aviator […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford, Volkswagen join forces on electric, autonomous cars

July 12, 2019

Via: Reuters

Ford and VW have already started cooperating in the area of commercial vehicles as part of the auto industry’s broader effort to redraw production and sales footprints to cope with more stringent regulation and fragmented markets. VW will invest $2.6 […]