By John Neff
Posted Oct 17th 2012 1:30PM
Throughout these tough economic times, automakers have looked all over for new marketing ideas to get their products noticed. Ford is no stranger to experiments in marketing, and its chief marketing man, Jim Farley, confirms that the video game industry...
BY KARL HENKEL
JULY 23, 2012
Ford Motor Co. leads the automotive sector in brand buzz, but Toyota Motor Corp. gained the most ground during the past year, according to a mid-year branding analysis by YouGov's BrandIndex.
Ford led all automakers with a perception score of 34.1...
Ford sales in its traditional 19 western European markets declined 10 per cent in the first half of 2012 reflecting weaker demand for autos across Europe: Overall industry sales at lowest level since 1994
Ford sales in June decreased by 16.1 per cent as the company opted not to...
NPR's Planet Money claims the fate of the U.S. auto industry rests on the success of... Lincoln?
By John Neff
Posted Jun 11th 2012 1:30PM
To claim the fate of the U.S. auto industry rests on the success or failure of Lincoln is about as bold a statement as one can make, but that's how far...
By Drew Johnson
May 16th, 2012
Ford will lead the industry in vehicle updates between the 2013 and 2016 model years, a new report finds. That fresh lineup is also expected to help Ford grab a bigger share of the U.S. market.
According to a new Bank of America Merrill Lynch report, Ford...
Ford Gains Market Share in Europe as Industry Weakens in January
Ford’s January vehicle market share in its 19 traditional European markets increased to 8.4 per cent, 0.2 percentage points higher than in January 2011
Industry sales in the 19 traditional European markets was down...
Ford Sales in Europe Fall Slightly in July as Industry Demand Remains Weak; New Focus and C-MAX Sales Remain Strong
In a weaker industry in its traditional 19 European markets, Ford sold 93,700 vehicles in July, down 4.4 per cent from a year ago
It its total 51 European markets...
Ford Says U.S. Industry Sales Running at 12 Million Rate for a Third Month
By Keith Naughton -
Dec 20, 2010 10:50 AM ET
Ford Motor Co. said U.S. auto sales in December are running at a 12 million unit annual rate and the automaker expects sales to rise to almost 13 million next...
Iacocca upbeat about Chrysler, Ford, future of the industry
David Shepardson / Detroit News Washington Bureau
December 03. 2010 1:07AM
Los Angeles --Lee Iacocca is as blunt as ever.
"The (Obama auto task force) called me for my advice, but they didn't follow it too...
Where's the U.S. embassy? Korean crisis holds auto industry hostage
HANS GREIMEL - Asia editor
November 24, 2010 - 11:28 pm ET
SEOUL -- It was an unnerving farewell from my host at GM Daewoo during a reporting assignment to South Korea this week.
“You know how to get to the...
U.S. pickup sales are getting a boost from rising farm incomes, giving automakers extra momentum as the auto industry recovers from the worst sales in almost three decades.
In the first nine months of the year, pickup sales rose 14 percent to 1.2 million, according to Autodata Corp., a...
Drive along Michigan Avenue in Dearborn and you can’t miss the telltale signs of decline:
One empty storefront after another sits alongside an undercapitalized new venture here and a wheezing business there. The vibrant restaurant scene of the early decade is gone, a victim of cutbacks at Ford...
MADISON, Wis. -- Dairy farmers large and small from all over the country urged federal regulators Friday to investigate their industry and help determine why the prices that they're paid for milk aren't keeping pace with what consumers are charged at the store.
FORD LEADS INDUSTRY IN PERCEIVED QUALITY GAINS AS PERCEPTION CATCHES UP TO REALITY
DEARBORN, Mich., May 14, 2010 – Ford Motor Company achieved the largest gain of any automaker in Automotive Lease Guide’s latest Perceived Quality Score, bringing customer perceptions more in line with Ford’s...
DEARBORN -- Ford Motor Company vehicles, bolstered by improved quality, fuel economy and popular redesigned models, recorded the largest increase in residual values from the 2009 to the 2010 model year among full-line manufacturers.
The projected resale value of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury...
DEARBORN -- Ford Motor Company is bringing to market the world’s first automotive inflatable seat belts, combining attributes of traditional seat belts and air bags to provide an added level of crash safety protection for rear seat occupants.
The advanced restraint system is designed to help...
First, humans seem to have VERY short memories and a rather weak sense of "self reliance".
To get a sense of magnitude of fuel economy impact, let's look at US oil imports for 2008.
In 2008, the US purchased (paid OPEC) roughly USD $700 BILLION for imported oil, REMOVING approximately USD $700...