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Chrysler, Ford, GM to Finally Adopt New Towing Standard

Toyota is finally going to get its wish – the Detroit 3 are going to “play fair” when it comes to towing standards. After the new standardized SAE J2807 tow capacity rating was established back in 2009, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, and Nissan are finally prepared to implement the new tow rating …

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2015 Ford Mustang Gets 3D Printed in Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, one way or another you can expect to be bombarded with news and social media posts revolving around the holiday. This is one such example. Ford has 3D printed its very first chocolate Mustang.<p>The blue oval brand teamed up with 3D Systems, specifically …

Ford And Chrysler Lead The Way As US March Auto Sales Figures Come In

Analysts estimate a seasonally-adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of sales of 15.4 million units, which compares to 14.1 million a year ago.<p>"Expect a good month with a forecasted March SAAR of 15.3 million," said Citi's Itay Michaeli. "We expect full-size pickup truck sales to rise 15-20%, outpacing the …

Ford and Chrysler have best US sales month since 2007 in March

Ford and Chrysler enjoyed their best US sales month in nearly six years in March, as buyers armed with tax refund cheques were lured by flashy new vehicles and low interest rates.<p>Ford's sales were up 6% and Chrysler's 5% compared with last March, in further proof of the sustained recovery of the …

Ferrari sales suffer as Italians shun luxury cars

Italy's love affair with fast cars has become the latest victim of the eurozone crunch after figures revealed that domestic sales of Ferraris and Maseratis had more than halved.<p>Sales of Ferraris, which can cost up to £250,000 for some models, slipped by 56% in 2012 when the company sold 248 cars in …

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Ford trying new twist on Black Friday sales event

New incentives for car buyers on Black Friday<p>Ford (ticker: F) is trying a new twist with its Black Friday sales event this year.<p>Instead of the traditional discount, buyers of some new Fords will get up to $1,000 on a prepaid MasterCard awards card.<p>It's clear what Ford is thinking: Buyers who are in …

Test Drive: 2010 Ford Mustang V6

Photo Gallery<p>When it comes to the Ford Mustang, the V6 model remains Ford's best seller. Why? Well, many find the car to be a better economic value …

Ford says December China auto sales up 35 percent on year

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) and its local partners in China sold a total of 94,838 vehicles on a wholesale basis in December, an increase of 35 percent from a year earlier, the company said on Monday.<p>Ford Motor Co. unveils its 2015 Ford Mustang in Shanghai December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Aly …

Ford Sales Show 7 Percent Drop in January, Lincoln Up 43 Percent

Ford Motor Company finished January 2014 with a 7 percent sales decrease compared to the same month in 2013. Ford kicked off 2014 with a 154,644 vehicles sold overall, showing a 5 percent decrease in retail sales which totaled 113,721 vehicles. Officials from Ford report that winter weather is …

Auto sales jump in August, and so do prices

U.S. new car sales appear to have reached a six-year high as buyers raced back to showrooms in hot August – but the news wasn’t all good from a consumer standpoint. While car sales are adding momentum to an economy still looking for traction, buyers may have wound up paying record prices for new …

Buy this 2006 Ford GT Heritage and this matching Gulf Racing jacket

A blue-and-orange match made in heaven.<p>With its mid-engine powerplant and era-bending styling, the Ford GT was a fitting reincarnation of Ford's Ferrari-fighting race car from the 1960s, but it didn't get any better than the Heritage model done up in the iconic Gulf Oil racing livery. Next month, a …

2015 Ford Mustang, Tape, and the Automotive Design Process

The automotive design process may have changed over the years, moving from mechanical tools to digital, but there’s one thing that hasn’t changed: tape. Ford has just released a new video showing off its vehicle design process for the 2015 Mustang and highlighting just how important low-tech tape …

Ford says January China auto sales up 53 percent year-on-year

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) and its Chinese joint ventures sold 94,466 vehicles in China in January, an increase of 53 pct from a year earlier, the U.S. automaker said on Wednesday.<p>A Ford logo is seen on the grill of a 2015 F-150 truck outside the New York Stock Exchange in the …

Interview: Ford Atlas Designers Gordon Platto and Aileen Barraza

We've admired the 2013 Ford Atlas Concept truck since its debut at Detroit's 2013 North American International Auto Show earlier this year. The Atlas makes a big statement about design, capability, fuel efficiency and technology that's certain to influence the next generation or two of Ford …

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The 2013 Ford Mustang

The 2013 Mustang might not look too drastically different from its predecessors, but many 2013 Ford Mustang parts have been changed and upgraded for this model year. On the outside of the car, slight styling changes have been made to mimic the previous year's GT500, while other 2013 Mustang parts …

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Interesting November Stock Options for Ford

Consistently, one of the more popular stocks people enter into their stock options watchlist at Stock Options Channel is Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F). So this week we highlight one interesting put contract, and one interesting call contract, from the November expiration for F.<p>The put contract our …

Ford Stock Still Driving Up The Charts For Good Reason

The automotive industry has been resurgent in 2013, as sales have trended higher. In fact, the latest monthly report showed that total vehicle sales stayed at an annual pace above 15 million for the sixth month in a row, suggesting a robust level of demand.<p>Foreign markets are also coming back …

Ford to build upcoming global Edge near Toronto

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will build its redesigned Edge midsize crossover at its Oakville Assembly plant near Toronto, the second-largest U.S. automaker announced on Thursday.<p>A woman has a drink as she walks past a logo of carmaker Ford at the entrance to a media event for the launch of a …

Doug Ford says he won't run provincially

After a meeting with Progressive Conservative officials and a telephone call with Tim Hudak, Toronto Councillor Doug Ford has ended nine months of speculation, announcing that he has given up, at least for now, his ambition to seek a seat in the Ontario legislature.<p>In the end, Mr. Ford told …

Why is Salt Walther's name on the garage-find Ford GT40?

Walther never found peace, but people keep finding his old cars.<p>The bizarre discovery of a rare Ford GT40 inside a junk-filled California garage intrigued both enthusiasts and yard sale rummagers alike. As photos of the car emerged, many were left with one burning question: Who is Salt Walther, and …

Mike Rowe Announces Major News About His Seven-Year Relationship With Ford

Mike Rowe revealed on Glenn Beck’s radio program Wednesday that his longtime partnership with the Ford Motor Company is coming to an end.<p>“After seven years, we’re going in different directions, and I’m wishing them every possible success that any car company could ever have,” Rowe said. “A great …

A Tranquil Transformer Built From An ’88 Ford Fiesta

More than meets the eye<p>Hetain Patel’s sculpture is an ode to two old loves: his first ride—a 1988 Ford Fiesta—and the childhood toys known as Transformers. Patel enlisted his father, Pravin, who converts cars into hearses and limos, to help him slice the automobile into pieces and reassemble them …

1970 Ford Ranchero GT

This 1970 Ford Ranchero GT runs a rebuilt 351 Cleveland with Offy intake, quench heads, Holley carb and RV cam. New Light Pewter Metallic paint looks …

Ken Block's New Rallycross/WRC/Gymkhana Livery Is Sick

As if the wildly overpowered, built-out, fist-punch-to-the-face Ford Fiestas Ken Block uses for everything from Gymkhana videos to WRC to Global Rallycross couldn’t get any awesomer, say hello to their new duds. Block’s Hoonigan Racing Division has revealed a new livery that will do triple duty on …

Interesting January 2016 Stock Options for Ford Motor

Consistently, one of the more popular stocks people enter into their stock options watchlist at Stock Options Channel is Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F). So this week we highlight one interesting put contract, and one interesting call contract, from the January 2016 expiration for F.<p>The put contract our …

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Ford Crashes As Signs Point To Alan Mulally Leaving For Microsoft

Ford Motor stock fell over 7% in early trading on Wednesday after the company projected lower than expected earnings for a tougher climate in 2014 and investors worried that CEO Alan Mulally would be departing Ford for the top job at Microsoft, replacing Steve Ballmer.<p>As Forbes Detroit bureau chief …