September auto sales are up from a year ago. September of 2009 had dismal sales figures. Just like home sales slumping after the expiration of the tax credit, the end of Cash for Clunkers saw car sales drop off slightly. However, modest gains have been realized since that time. However, September sales were only a Read on! →


Ford Motor Co. and its suppliers have made a $220 million commitment to expand its Van Dyke Transmission plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. The expansion will add hybrid transmission production capability to support assembly of the Ford C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and more, reports Read on! →


After 2011, no new Ford Rangers will be made in the U.S. The light pickup made by Ford has remained basically unchanged for years. There was a reason for that, as the Ranger was usually the best selling light pickup on the market. Ford has decided to let the Ranger go, and the truck will Read on! →


Certain things such as oil and water, Klingons and Tribbles, Michael Bay and movies, and so on, are never supposed to mix. Another is General Motors and Ford, but the two companies have paired up to joint-develop nine- and 10-speed transmissions. Huge rivals teaming up for nine and 10-speed transmissions Some things aren’t meant to Read on! →


The Detroit Free Press reports that Ford is dissatisfied with its access to the South Korean market, thanks to the 2007 U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement negotiated by then-President George W. Bush and South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak. Ford argues that Congress – which never approved the agreement in the first place – isn’t doing enough Read on! →


The U.S. auto industry is in for a real shot in the arm by 2015, reports the Center for Automotive Research. According to recent research, the Detroit Big Three are poised to hire as many as 30,000 additional workers over the next four years. Rebounding car and truck sales and new labor contracts made this Read on! →


It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Ford Escape. Reports indicate that Ford Motor Co. is recalling an additional 11,500 new Ford Escape SUVs in North America. Last weekend, the automaker recalled 8,300 2013 Escapes due to carpet problems that can affect the application of the brake pedal. Now the Ford Escape recall Read on! →


In a move made possible by the North American Free Trade Agreement, Ford announced it will invest $1.3 billion into a production plan in Mexico. Planned expansion of the plant will create jobs that will enable the automaker to keep up with demand for the 2013 Ford Fusion and 2013 Lincoln MKZ midsize sedans, reports Read on! →


Last week, U.S. News and World Reports released its 2012 Best Cars for the Money Award picks. Ford was the frontrunner, carrying five of the top bang-for-your-buck cars in 10 different categories. The best bargains were also selected for SUVs, minivans and trucks. Determining the best value The winners were selected for 23 automotive categories. Read on! →


It may seem like an extraneous idea, but both Subaru and Ford are connecting their vehicles to the Internet. The 2011 Subaru Outback will have a built-in Wi-Fi option. Ford test-drove an “automatic tweeting” vehicle codenamed AJ. The guess of vehicle makers is that consumer’s connected lifestyle will extend to their driving habits. Subaru offers Read on! →