After 88 years of car production in Australia, Ford has announced it will be closing its plants there by 2016, and Chevy priced the Spark EV electric car at $27,495. We drove the 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL, and we compared the V-6 engines in the new Altima and the Honda Accord. All of this and more can be found in today's car news, right here at...
You might as well stop feeling queazy about efforts at crowdfunding the purchase of the video that allegedly shows Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. After all, you’re going to watch the video, aren’t you? The crowdfunding efforts (and there are at least 2 of them) have been the cause of no end of […]
Ford Field is expected to drop the Little Caesars Bowl beginning in 2014, which means the pizza bowl must find a new location to host its event. It would like to keep things as close to the Michigan area as possible with teams from the MAC participating. Show More Summary
This year, Ford looks to add 200,000 vehicles worth of capacity to its 9 to 5 work shifts, as well as produce an additional 40,000 units by keeping select plants open an extra week during the company’s traditional two-week summer shutdown schedule. The plants that will be producing the extra 200,000 units will be Chicago [...]
A study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital found "substantial evidence" that a regenerative process involving damaged nerve fibers in the spinal cord could hold the key to better functional recovery by most stroke victims. The findings may offer new hope to those who suffer stroke, the leading cause of long-term disability in adults.
Forget about the conflict of interest allegations, and the slurs against minorities and gays. Forget about the appalling lapses in judgment, like passing out fridge magnets at Peter Worthington’s funeral yesterday. Forget about all of that. In researching my Sunday column, I marvelled at how much shit this bloody fool has gotten himself into. There’s [...]
The future is bleak for Ford's Australian operations.
1944 Willys MB Jeep. All images courtesy of Bonhams Auctions. During World War II, Ford and Willys produced nearly 648,000 Jeeps as light utility vehicles. The bulk of these, some 361,339 units, were Willys MB models, like the 1944 Willys MB Jeep set to cross the block at the upcoming Bonhams Greenwich sale. Constructed in [...]
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Ford began manufacturing cars in Australia in 1925 with the Model T. In 2016, Ford will stop manufacturing cars Down Under, including the Falcon and the Territory SUV. Ford Australia CEO Bob Graziano has reportedly confirmed the closure of the company's Broadmeadows assembly plant and the Geelong engine plant, both in the state of Victoria. Show More Summary
While the Ford Falcon is getting the bulk of the attention with respect to Ford’s soon-to-be-shuttered Australian operations, Ford also made another product, based off the Falcon platform, that never made it to our shores. The Ford Territory might be the most desirable CUV ever made. Around these parts, the above statement doesn’t carry much [...]
Hennessey Performance has revealed their VelociRaptor SUV conversion that turns the Ford F-150 Raptor into a full-sized sport-utility vehicle with seating for up to 8 people. “Over the past three....
Ford announced it would cease making vehicles at its unprofitable Australian plants in 2016 and axe 1,200 jobs. ||| Melbourne - Ford announced Thursday it would cease making vehicles at its unprofitable Australian plants in 2016 and axe 1,200 jobs, having produced its first car in the country in 1925. Show More Summary
A sad day for both Ford and Australia. The Blue Oval has officially announced an end to building cars in Australia, which Ford has done since the 1920s. Both the Broadmeadows assembly plant and the Geelong engine plant will close in 2016, resulting in a loss of 1200 jobs. Declining sales of the Ford Falcon, [...]
Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) did the right thing in Australia, at least financially. It will stop building cars there. Its business in the country cannot work financially, the company says. It is a lesson to the American car companies that do business in another market where they operate in the red — Europe. Show More Summary
Closure of two production units, blamed on high costs and low volumes, to result in loss of 1,200 jobs by 2016.
Ford has long been at the forefront of the currency debate, claiming currency manipulation when the yen went to levels that nearly killed the Japanese auto industry, and shouting “currency manipulation” now that the yen is back to normal levels. Now, Ford itself experiences the devastating effects of changing exchange rates: Ford is shutting down [...]
Starting in October 2016, Ford will no longer produce vehicles in Australia, the company says. "Our costs are double that of Europe and nearly four times Ford in Asia," says Ford Australia CEO Bob Graziano. Facing struggling sales and citing high wages, the firm will close its two plants in...