Ford’s China JV ends some contracts with job agencies as sales declines

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Ford Motor’s joint venture with China Changan Automobile Group has taken decision not to renew its contract with some agencies providing it with workers, as automakers are having hard time to cope with declining sales in China. The New York Times reported previously that the Ford-Changan joint venture has “quietly begun” removing thousands of its […]

Volkswagen praises Ford’s autonomous technology

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Volkswagen on Wednesday praised its cooperation with Ford Motor and took efforts to highlight its competitor’s autonomous vehicles technology, as both automakers look for deepening their partnership to include self-driving vehicles. Volkswagen and Ford have agreed to develop a range of commercial vehicles and explored contributing on electric cars. Volkswagen has however so far resisted […]

Ford’s Brazil departure highlights automakers’ woes with excess capacity

Ford logo in their auto plant

Ford Motor oldest factory in Brazil, set for closure later this year, was a giant among auto plants. It sprawled 12 million square feet (111.5 hectares), bigger than many of the company’s U.S. facilities. But in terms of spare capacity, the most important sign of factory profitability, the historic Sao Bernardo do Campo plant, which […]

1.48 million F-150 pickups recalled in North America due to transmissions

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Ford Motor stated on Wednesday it was recalling 1.48 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America because of a potential transmission downshift issue that could boost the chances of a crash. The automaker stated select 2011-2013 model year trucks with six-speed automatic transmission could see an unintended downshift into first gear without caution, which could […]

Ford fourth-quarter results weighed down by losses outside North America

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Ford Motor on Wednesday posted a smaller operating fourth-quarter profit as losses in each global region except North America weighed on results. The second largest U.S. automaker, which has declared an alliance with Volkswagen AG, is restructuring operations worldwide. It is making cuts in Europe, looking to restructure its South American operations and turn around […]