Ford Motor Co., once a top purveyor of huge sport-utility vehicles, now gets most of its global sales growth from small SUVs such as the Escape and EcoSport, which outsold its F-Series pickups by 2-to-1 in 2013.
U.S. employers probably added more than twice as many workers to payrolls in January than the prior month while the jobless rate held at a five-year low of 6.7 percent, data in the coming week may show.
The buzz entering the Detroit auto show that began today was that Ford Motor Co. would deliver one of the event’s most important introductions, an F-150 destined to be the first high-production vehicle with an aluminum body.
Ford Motor Co., speeding the rollout of the redesigned Lincoln MKZ sedan to revive its luxury line, said the model’s April U.S. sales set a monthly record that drove a gain of at least 10 percent for the brand.
Ford Motor Co. plans to triple North American production of electric vehicles and hybrids to more than 100,000 models by 2013 as it works to make a quarter of its vehicles run at least partly on electricity.
Ford Motor Co., trying to satisfy customer demands for more in-car gadgets, said technology companies must work in more open and flexible ways for Internet “connected-car” features to be as seamless as smartphone apps.
Ford Motor Co.’s global marketing chief says the automaker is focused on high “real world” fuel efficiency in its vehicles after a California woman won a case against Honda Motor Co. for failing to meet mileage claims.