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Large SUVs Gaining Global Popularity: Would Falling Gas Prices Make YOU Buy One?

During the economic recession, large SUVs became something on an eyesore to Americans. Their sudden lack of popularity hurt companies like General Motors (GM), and made Americans who drove SUVs feel somewhat like pariahs. But the large SUVs that U.S. citizens have shied away from for so long may be making a comeback. This resurgence in popularity may be due …

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2015 Ford F-150: It May Be Aluminum, But It’s Still A Truck

The new 2015 Ford F-150s are set to start roll off dealers’ lots in December, and reviews are starting to come out. The consensus of the critics seems to come down to: yes, it’s still a truck. “Do not approach Ford’s all-new F-150 truck expecting a revolution,” wrote David Undercoffler of the Los Angeles Times, “For all the hype about …

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Google Adds Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally To Board

Google announced on Tuesday that it has appointed former Ford Motor Company President and CEO Alan Mulally to its Board of Directors. Mulally’s retirement from Ford was announced only a couple months ago, and took effect on July 1st. As a Board member at Google, he’ll serve on the company’s Audit Committee. CEO Larry Page said, “Alan brings a wealth …

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Ford Recall Announced For Airbag And Latch Issues

A series of Ford recalls now applies to nearly 700,000 of their vehicles as issues with airbags and latches have come to light. Two separate Ford recalls also were announced this past week when it was learned some Escapes harbored a sub-frame problem that could endanger steering control. Also, a second seat back error concerned both the Ford Escape as …

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Small SUVs Are Leading Spring Auto Sales

This year’s spring auto sales season is off to a good start, with new a Autodata Corp. report showing that nearly 1.4 million motor vehicles were sold in the U.S. during April. This represents an 8% increase in sales from the same period last year. According to an Associated Press report, car manufacturers are hoping that these increased sales will …

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Ford Cars: New CEO Mark Fields Faces Sales Challenges

Since the announcement that CEO of Ford, Alan Mulally, will step down, there has been much speculation as to what the changes new CEO Mark Fields will make and the challenges he will face. The announcement was made ceremoniously at Ford World Headquarters Thursday. Paul W. Smith of the Detroit News described the scene. “The architect, Bill Ford, sat in …

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Ford CEO Alan Mulally Retiring July 1

Ford this week announced that CEO Alan Mulally will be retiring. Mulally will step aside starting July 1. “It has been an honor to serve and contribute to creating a viable, profitably growing company for the good of everyone associated with the Ford Motor Company,” said Mulally. “By working together with all of our stakeholders around the world, we now …

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2015 Mustang to Top the Empire State Building

The 2015 Ford Mustang will hit dealerships sometime this fall, but before it goes on sale the car will be making an impressive journey to the top of New York’s most famous skyscraper. Ford this week announced that it will be placing a 2015 Mustang on the observation deck of the Empire State Building. The stunt is one that commemorates …

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Ford Mustang Convertible Improved in 50th Year

April 17 marks the 50 year anniversary of the first sale of a Ford Mustang. Over those fifty years, Ford has sold over 9 million models of the iconic sports car, many of those being convertibles. While the convertible Mustang has been a staple in the United States for half a century, many complaints have been made about its construction …

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2015 Ford Mustang Fitted with Whipple Supercharger

The sixth-generation 2015 Ford Mustang is set for sale in November, and Whipple Superchargers has already engineered a 700-horsepower engine upgrade for the iconic muscle car. The swift development of the new supercharger has likely been facilitated due to the 2015 Mustang GT sharing the same 5.0-liter V8 as the 2014 model. Ford has said its latest Mustang GT will …

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Wrongly Convicted Man Freed After 25 Years

Tuesday was a good day for Glenn Ford, 64. After being wrongly convicted of a crime, and spending nearly 30 years on death row, a judge finally vacated the conviction, allowing Ford to walk free from prison. Ford was found guilty, in 1984, for the alleged murder of 56-year-old Isadore Rozeman, a jeweler that Ford worked for occasionally. Ford has …

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Ford 3D Printed A Chocolate Mustang For Valentine’s Day

Ford is known for embracing new technologies before other automakers do. It’s already been working with 3D printers for a while to produce prototypes for testing. Now the company is having a little fun on Valentine’s Day by experimenting with 3D printed chocolate. Ford recently teamed up with 3D Systems and its Sugar Lab to produce a 3D printed Mustang …

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