How Did Ford's Big Bet on Small Utility Vehicles Pay Off?
November 14, 2013
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Ford was doing well based solely on the success of its large SUVs and full-size pickups. The company's management just knew that the American consumers' appetite for the...
Ford's tilt toward China, Asia begins to pay off
On Oct. 7, 1913, Henry Ford's assembly line moved for the first time. A century later, among the changes in Ford Motor Co.'s production, none is more dramatic than simply where it takes place.
Ford vehicles assembled in China and...
Lincoln to pay dealers for MKZ delays
February 4, 2013
by Bradford Wernle
DETROIT -- Lincoln will offer its dealers cash assistance to help them keep customers who have been frustrated by delays in receiving their MKZ sedans.
The payments will help dealers compensate customers...
By Chris Tutor
Posted Oct 23rd 2012 7:00PM
Avid duck hunter Marc Heitz knows ducks would rather land on a pond already populated by ducks. Heitz is also a Chevy dealer, and when it came time to build a new facility, he figured car shoppers were a lot like ducks.
"When people see other...
Ohio judge says Ford must pay dealers $2B
June 10, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. must pay nearly $2 billion in damages to thousands of dealerships in a 2002 class-action lawsuit that said the automaker violated dealer agreements, an Ohio judge ruled Friday...
Ford US-foreign auto plant pay gap narrowing -exec
By Bernie Woodall
Fri Dec 10, 2010
Ford all-in labor cost $59/hr, Toyota's $56/hr - analyst
GM, Chrysler plant labor cost about the same as Ford
UAW talks ahead of expiry of current pact in Sept 2011
DETROIT, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Ford...
Will General Motors Ever Pay Us Back?
The Motley Fool
By John Rosevear
September 17, 2010
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard by now that General Motors is going public (again) -- or more specifically, that the U.S. government and other GM stakeholders are preparing...
A jury has ordered that Ford pay $131 million for a 2001 rollover accident that claimed the life of Mets prospect Brian Cole.
Ford Motor Company - Ford - New York Mets - Rollover - Punitive damages
Filed under: Ford, Earnings/Financials
Ford was the only one of Detroit's three automakers able to avoid taking a direct government bailout in 2009 to bypass bankruptcy. However, that doesn't mean it hasn't been able to benefit from some government largess.
Back in 2006 before the credit...
Toyota Backs Off FT-86 Price Point, Youth Appeal Goals
TTAC (forgive me)
By Edward Niedermeyer on April 21, 2010
Already a good year into its hype-cycle, Toyota’s much-discussed FT-86 sports coupe is apparently losing some of the focus that made it an instant (theoretical) hit with...
Tata might pay more than $2 billion for Jaguar, Land Rover
Automotive News | January 18, 2008 - 9:00 am EST
MUMBAI (Reuters) -- India's Tata Motors may pay much more than an expected $2 billion for Ford Motor's Jaguar and Land Rover brands because of pension liabilities and the cost of...
Volvo is taking an interesting tack to gauge consumer interest in its new hatch, the C30. According to Automotive News, the automaker is allowing visitors to the C30's site to configure their ride as desired, and then is quoting them a price. However, that price fluxuates depending on when you...