Some sobering statistics: Every day in the U.S., about seven teenagers die in car crashes, Many times, alcohol is involved.
Good weather and a strong Memorial Day weekend helped car buyers ignore reports of recalls, pushing car and truck sales up more than ten percent in May.
GM is on track to break the American automaker record for the most recalls in a single year, ever.
Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honor the pony car’s 50th anniversary. It is showing the Limited Edition at the New York auto show, which begins this week.
The Ford Motor Co. Fund will award a $1 million grant for scholarships commemorating William Clay Ford’s contributions to the automaker’s design legacy.
Ford plans to unveil at this month’s International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) a solar-powered concept car.
“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.