US Automotive News

Ford CEO Mark Fields made $22.1M last year – The Detroit News

Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Mark Fields earned $22,102,498 in total compensation in 2016, more than $3 million higher than he earned in 2015.(Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) Dearborn — Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Mark Fields earned $22,102,498 in total compensation in 2016, more than $3 million higher than he earned in 2015. The nearly 19 percent jump can be explained by an increased base salary,…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Sauber rules out mid-season Honda switch – ESPN

4:30 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn has ruled out the possibility of her team switching to Honda power this season in the event McLaren drops the Japanese manufacturer during 2017. After a horrid pre-season with Honda’s underpowered and uncompetitive power unit, McLaren approached Mercedes about the possibility of rekindling their former engine partnership. Some have suggested that change could happen during…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Many failures in 8-year-old Gizzell Ford’s death, few fixes yet – Chicago Tribune

The discovery of 8-year-old Gizzell Ford’s tortured body in a trash-strewn Chicago apartment set off a firestorm of shock, disgust and demands for change. Months after a judge ruled against the child’s mother and placed Gizzell in her grandmother’s home with her bedridden father, the straight-A student suffered horrific abuse while tied to a bedpost for days at a time, was denied food and water, and punished for trying to…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Toyota’s latest hybrid is a boat – Autoblog (blog)

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Toyota reveals updated LMP1 challenger – FOXSports.com

The TS050 Hybrid’s 2.4-liter V6 turbo gasoline engine is all new, with an increased compression ratio due to further development of the cylinder block, head and combustion chamber. Its two energy recovery systems, meanwhile, have been reduced in size and weight, with strides made to the lithium-ion batteries, while remaining in the 8MJ hybrid subclass. FIA-mandated safety-related aerodynamic changes for all LMP1 cars has seen the TS050 Hybrid…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Sauber rules out mid-season Honda switch – ESPN.com – ESPN

4:30 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn has ruled out the possibility of her team switching to Honda power this season in the event McLaren drops the Japanese manufacturer during 2017. After a horrid pre-season with Honda’s underpowered and uncompetitive power unit, McLaren approached Mercedes about the possibility of rekindling their former engine partnership. Some have suggested that change could happen during…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Ford recall includes Escapes made in Louisville – Courier-Journal – The Courier-Journal

Ford Escapes made in Louisville are part of recalls of 441,000 vehicles by Ford Motor Co.(Photo: Courtesy of Ford Motor Co.) Ford said Wednesday that it would repair defects in more than 441,000 vehicles in North America through separate recalls, including certain versions of the popular Escape sport-utility vehicle and Fusion sedan. The repairs include a new recall to prevent engine fires and expansion of an ongoing campaign to fix…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Many failures in Gizzell Ford death, few fixes yet – Chicago Tribune

The discovery of 8-year-old Gizzell Ford’s tortured body in a trash-strewn Chicago apartment set off a firestorm of shock, disgust and demands for change. Months after a judge ruled against the child’s mother and placed Gizzell in her grandmother’s home with her bedridden father, the straight-A student suffered horrific abuse while tied to a bedpost for days at a time, was denied food and water, and punished for trying to…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Ford hires 400 for Canadian connected car research – ABC News

Ford Motor Co. will hire approximately 400 employees from software company BlackBerry Ltd. as part of sizable new investments in Canada that include a connected-vehicle research center in Ottawa, company officials said Thursday. Ford said the Ottawa research center is part of a $500 million Canadian (US$376 million) investment. It comes amid a race by automakers to secure engineering talent to ensure they don’t get left behind as vehicles become…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Ford supplier eyes $49M growth south of Louisville – Courier-Journal – The Courier-Journal

Buy Photo Ford Motor Co.’s Kentucky Truck Plant is one place where stamped parts are assembled on F-Series trucks and SUV’s.(Photo: Aaron Borton/ Special to The Courier-Journal)Buy Photo Ford Motor supplier Tower Automotive has unveiled plans to invest a combined $49.3 million and add 60 jobs at existing facilities in Shepherdsville and Bardstown after being awarded new business. The larger infusion of $29.4 million will go to Tower’s Bardstown facilities, while its…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Dodge Demon’s A/C helps its supercharged Hemi make more power – Fox News

Staying cool is one important key to performance. Simply, more air means more power, and cool, dense air is better than hot air. While forced induction might help make copious amounts of horsepower, turbos and superchargers produce heat. Intercoolers help, but the new Dodge Demon and its supercharged Hemi need a bit of an extra boost. In Drag Mode, the Demon’s engine commandeers the car’s air conditioning system to help…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Ford recall includes Escapes made in Louisville – The Courier-Journal

Ford Escapes made in Louisville are part of recalls of 441,000 vehicles by Ford Motor Co.(Photo: Courtesy of Ford Motor Co.) Ford said Wednesday that it would repair defects in more than 441,000 vehicles in North America through separate recalls, including certain versions of the popular Escape sport-utility vehicle and Fusion sedan. The repairs include a new recall to prevent engine fires and expansion of an ongoing campaign to fix…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Ford is hiring 400 BlackBerry engineers to work on connected cars – MarketWatch

Ford Motor Co. is hiring 400 engineers from BlackBerry Ltd’s BBRY, -0.86%  mobility-solutions unit to work on development of internet-connected vehicles, according to people briefed on the matter. The move will be announced Thursday morning at an…

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017

Ford is increasing its investment in Michigan – Marketplace.org

“We have to make decisions for decades,” says Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s executive vice president of the Americas. “So we don’t get the luxury of making decisions that are four years in nature.” – Carl Court/Getty Images Ford Motor Company announced a $1.2 billion investment in U.S. facilities this morning. President Trump touted the news by tweeting  “Car companies coming back to the U.S. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!” Ford said 130 jobs would be “created…

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Greenlight Capital’s Einhorn: Two GM stock classes would better serve investors – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

About Ford And Its Dividend In 2017 – Seeking Alpha

Shareholders of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) just can’t seem to get a break. Shares have dropped and haven’t found much traction over the last year or so. On March 1, shares were at $12.70, and as I write this today on March 28th, shares are at $11.58. Shares haven’t been this low since 2012. Courtesy of Google Finance That’s a pretty rough chart to look at. Yet, the income-minded investor…

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

‘Significant’ investments expected in 3 Ford plants – The Detroit News

Buy Photo Ford Motor Co. is expected to announce on Tuesday investments at its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Flat Rock Assembly Plant and its Romeo Engine Plant.(Photo: David Guralnick / The Detroit News)Buy Photo Ford Motor Co. will announce investments in three of its Michigan manufacturing plants Tuesday morning, according to three sources familiar with the automaker’s plans. The Dearborn-based automaker will announce investments at its Michigan Assembly Plant…

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Roadshow Asks: How’d you get to be king of Mazda’s secret garage? – CNET

Just one of the hidden treasures in Randy Miller’s garage. Emme Hall/Roadshow Welcome to our new interview feature, Roadshow Asks, where we find out how people in the automotive industry snagged their dream careers. We’ll interview everyone from designers to race car drivers to get an idea of what their job entails, their education background and the role technology will play in their future. Randy Miller is our first victim….

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ford to announce investment in 3 Mich. plants – Detroit News – The Detroit News

Buy Photo Ford Motor Co. is expected to announce on Tuesday investments at its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Flat Rock Assembly Plant and its Romeo Engine Plant.(Photo: David Guralnick / The Detroit News)Buy Photo Ford Motor Co. will announce investments in three of its Michigan manufacturing plants Tuesday morning, according to three sources familiar with the automaker’s plans. The Dearborn-based automaker will announce investments at its Michigan Assembly Plant…

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Roadshow Asks: How’d you get to be king of Mazda’s secret garage? – CNET

Just one of the hidden treasures in Randy Miller’s garage. Emme Hall/Roadshow Welcome to our new interview feature, Roadshow Asks, where we find out how people in the automotive industry snagged their dream careers. We’ll interview everyone from designers to race car drivers to get an idea of what their job entails, their education background and the role technology will play in their future. Randy Miller is our first victim….

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017