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"...Some of the world's biggest luxury car brands lowered their...
Rejuvenating the 'Old Man's Car'
http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images/MK-CH135_WAGENE_D_20131017180314.jpgDesign Chief Gorden Wagener Aims to Woo Younger Drivers to a Brand Known for Its Conservative Image - WSJ
By Vanessa Fuhrmans
Oct. 17, 2013
Daimler AG's flagship Mercedes-Benz often...
Ford Plans New Pickup With Aluminum Body to Boost Mileage - WSJ via 4-traders.com
July 26, 2012, 3:36 p.m. ET
BY MIKE RAMSEY
ALLEN PARK, Mich.—In this suburb just west of Detroit, Ford Motor Co. is working on one of the biggest gambles in its 108-year history: a pickup truck with a largely...
WSJ: Ford Board Approves Ending Mercury
Ford Motor Co. will shut its Mercury brand after its board of directors voted to phase out the 71-year old nameplate, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The company has scheduled a news conference for later Wednesday where it will outline...
WSJ Opinion:UAW & GM Killed Saturn
General Motors and the United Auto Workers union have waged war against each other—sometimes hot, sometimes cold—for most of the past 80 years. One of the few things on which they collaborated, sadly, was undermining Saturn, which began as the boldest effort...
Ford Posts $2.3B 2Q Profit;Exceeds Analyst Estimates
By Jeff Bennett
Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
DETROIT (Dow Jones)--Ford Motor Co. (F) returned to profitability in its second-quarter and slowed its cash burn amid speculation that it may issue more equity to reduce its debt.
The auto maker...
The Wall Street Journal
Ford Friction Led to Leclair's Exit
Finance Chief's Departure Said to Reveal Tensions in Auto Maker's Management
By MATTHEW DOLAN
The unexpected retirement of Ford Motor Co.'s chief financial officer last week came after increasing friction between him and other senior...
Japan Auto Sales Sink 14.9%
September 2, 2008; Page B2
Japan's auto sales in August posted their steepest year-to-year drop in nearly a decade, but the comparison was skewed by inflated results in the year-earlier month.
August domestic sales of new cars, trucks and buses fell 14.9% from a year...
Wall Street Journal
Ford Plans New Luxury Crossover
By MATTHEW DOLAN
August 14, 2008 5:56 p.m.
Ford Motor Co. is expected to announce Friday that it will build a new, seven passenger luxury crossover, according to two people familiar with the company's plans.
The three-row Lincoln MKT...
By Jeff Green
July 7 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Corp. said Hummer is the only one of its eight U.S. brands being formally reviewed for a possible sale or shutdown as the automaker's domestic market share falls to an 83-year low.
The Wall Street Journal reported today that the biggest U.S...
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...
WSJ:Ford's Latest Better Idea
Jim Farley, Group Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Ford Motor Company.
Its New Ad Campaign
Aligns With Dealers;
Slogan: 'Drive One'
By MIKE SPECTOR
March 18, 2008; Page B1
Over the years, Ford Motor Co. made quality "Job One" and asked if you've...
Auto makers from Detroit to Tokyo posted lower July U.S. sales Wednesday as the U.S. housing market downturn and high gas prices depressed demand. Ford Motor Co. slid behind Japan's Toyota Motor Corp. as it struggles to retain the No. 2 sales ranking in its home market.
General Motors Corp., the...
Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner Hybrid
Auto Maker's Small Crossovers
Get Squared Off With Redesign
By MATT VELLA and DAVID PATTON
July 19, 2007 6:59 p.m.
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Detroit Confronts Surplus of Showrooms
Legacy of Dominance
Led to 'Overdealering';
Less Is More for Toyota
By NEAL E. BOUDETTE
June 18, 2007; Page A10
ON THE LOTS
The Problem: After losing market share over the years, U.S. auto makers have more dealers than they need.
The Effect: The...
GM Offers 0% Loans To Boost Truck Sales
By JOHN D. STOLL
May 9, 2007; Page D3
General Motors Corp. rolled out a new round of sales incentives for its redesigned lineup of full-size pickups, with the Detroit auto maker saying it needs to keep up with deals being offered by competitors.
Ford to Unveil Flex Crossover, Aims to Redefine Minivan
By John D. Stoll
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. next month will take the wraps off its new Ford Flex, a crossover vehicle intended to give the company a boost in an evolving segment that was once dominated by minivans and has typically...