“There is a propensity here for a smaller truck,” said Edmunds.com senior analyst Jessica Caldwell. “People want a truck, but the larger ones are hard to drive around, and fit into parking spaces in an urban environment.”
“There’s been no change to what we announced in November,” said Ford Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields.
“We know that a growing electrified vehicle infrastructure is the key to making plug-in vehicles a viable option for more consumers.”
Ford is showing a new S-Max at the Frankfurt show, which will hold its press preview days on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, before opening to the public on Thursday. Ford also has a new Mondeo with a Europe only Vignale trim. That’s a special upscale designation for people who want something more high end.
Ford has sold 181,000 Fusions so far this year, and dealers have said they have demand for more. The additional production in Flat Rock will allow them to build 30 percent more Fusions than before.
The S-MAX has been a popular 7-passenger small crossover vehicle. The concept version will feature Ford’s new face, as well as a sleeker look for a vehicle that’s always been considered a style leader.
Everything the article says is true, other than the name of the fictional vehicles, and made up quotes from Ford Product Development VP Raj Nair.
For the first time in five years, an American brand vehicle has topped Cars.com’s annual “Most American” list.
Ford posted a $1.6 billion first quarter profit. That’s a 15 percent increase from last year.
A 15-year-old pedestrian struck in a hit-and-run in Pasadena last Friday died from his injuries Monday afternoon. Now his father is pleading for the public’s help in identifying the getaway vehicle.
GM and Ford are together producing a new generation of transmissions that will go into millions of future vehicles.
Workers at Ford will receive profit sharing checks averaging $8,300 each.