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  1. Ford Brand News - Global
    Ford Fusion Hybrid, Energi Get Price Cuts for 2016 Carsdirect 2015 Fusion Energi With competition heating up later this year, Ford is preparing for war with lower pricing on its bestselling hybrid and plug-in models. More competitive footing Order guides from Ford reveal sizable price cuts...
  2. Ford Brand News - Global
    Smart recycling cuts F-150 cost Autonews Ford's 2015 F-150 will use four blends of aluminum alloy that will be separated and returned to suppliers for recycling, CLSA Americas says. DETROIT -- Innovative recycling that sorts aluminum by type and returns it to suppliers will save Ford Motor...
  3. Competition News
    GM cuts plug-in Volt's price by $5,000 | The Detroit News General Motors Co. is slashing the price of its plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt by $5,000, making it the latest automaker to lower prices of electric vehicles in the face of lagging consumer demand. The Detroit-based automaker said it...
  4. Competition News
    Toyota cuts Camry price as rivals gain on best-selling car | The Detroit News America’s top-selling car is in danger of losing its title. Toyota’s Camry has been No. 1 for more than a decade, but the company is stretching to keep it there with price cuts, rebates and lease deals. Camry sales...
  5. Lincoln Discussion
    Lincoln is cutting their free maintenance program in half, from 4 years/50,000 miles to 2 years/24,000 miles. Automotive News reports that dealers were informed of the change last month. In a May 6 memo sent to dealers, Lincoln said the revised program “complements short-term 24-month leases.”...
  6. Asian Competition
    Hyundai fights to keep market share by hiking output, cutting fleet sales - FreePress Alisa Priddle 11:54 AM, July 13, 2012 Hyundai is trying to retain 5% retail market share in the U.S. with only 2.5% of total inventory on dealer lots. It’s a challenge, said Hyundai chief John Krafcik, who is...
  7. Ford Corporate News
    Ford to boost production by slashing summer down time - Leftlane By Drew Johnson Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 @ 6:08 pm ...“We are working most of our North America plants at maximum capacity and we are adding production shifts in three of our assembly plants this month alone,” said Jim Tetreault...
  8. Ford Corporate News
    Automotive News Kerkorian cuts Ford stake; could sell all shares OCTOBER 21, 2008 - 9:00 AM ET DETROIT (Reuters) -- Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian sold part of his 6.5 percent stake in Ford Motor Co. and could sell the rest of his stake in the automaker, Kerkorian's investment vehicle...
  9. Ford Corporate News
    I saw last weeks production figures and saw MKS at zero. Does anyone know why that would be?
  10. General Motors Discussion
    GM Weighs More Layoffs, Sale of Brands By John D. Stoll Word Count: 1,371 | Companies Featured in This Article: General Motors, Toyota Motor, Ford Motor, Honda Motor DETROIT -- Bruised by a deep sales slump and a half-century-low in its stock price, General Motors Corp. is preparing to...
  11. Ford Corporate News
    KickingTires Blog - Ford Plans Massive Layoffs In response to a tough economy and a decline in demand for SUVs and pickups, Ford is going to "cut salary costs by 15%" by Aug. 1, sources said. ”Cutting salary costs” is industry-speak for white-collar workers losing their jobs, though Ford won't...
  12. Ford Corporate News
    DETROIT NEWS Ford posts profit; more cuts coming Automaker earns $100M in 1st quarter but plans further U.S. production, job cutbacks. Bryce G. Hoffman / The Detroit News Ford Motor Co.'s surprise $100 million first-quarter profit pushed Blue Oval shares nearly 12 percent higher Thursday...
  13. Ford Corporate News
    WallStreetJournal: Ford Eyes More Cuts As Recovery Advances By MIKE SPECTOR April 23, 2008; Page A1 Ford Motor Co... ..is showing signs of a surprise turnaround. ...the quality ratings of Ford vehicles spiked (a trend that started before Mr. Mulally arrived) ...The firm isn't done...
  14. Ford Motor Company Discussion
    FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUTS COMPLEX OPTIONS PACKAGES FOR 2009 In an effort to streamline their production lines and offer you the exact vehicle that you want, Ford has decided to drastically slash the number of complex custom options packages for all of their 2009 models. For full details and a...
  15. General Motors Discussion
    Jamie LaReau Automotive News | January 13, 2008 - 5:43 pm EST DETROIT -- General Motors will announce the details of phase two of its attrition plans soon. The plan would eliminate more hourly jobs this year, said CEO Rick Wagoner. GM is working with the UAW on the second part of an...
  16. General Motors Discussion
    GM cuts shift at Detroit plant Ryan Beene Automotive News | October 16, 2007 - 4:48 pm EST DETROIT -- General Motors will idle production at its Detroit Hamtramck assembly plant for two weeks beginning Dec. 14, then drop a shift and permanently lay off 767 hourly workers. The plant...
  17. Ford Corporate News
    The tentative agreement between the United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. may be the game-changing deal that paves the way for GM's revival in its key home market, but executives at Ford Motor Co. already worry that it may not cut costs deep enough for them. Ford is in worse financial...
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