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  1. New 1.5L 3-cylinder EcoBoost with cylinder deactivation is the big news. Wonder what else this engine will show up in.
  2. Ford posted to Facebook that they have an all-new vehicle announcement coming up tomorrow. Picture looks like a truck, Expedition maybe? Streamed live at 9:55am.
  3. Why is Louisville getting $700 million to build the next-gen escape? They spent only $600 million on the renovation that converted a BOF plant to a Unibody plant to build the current Escape.
  4. Lincoln will get a version of the Explorer built in Chicago. Probably revive the Aviator name.
  5. You can see a picture of the refreshed Mondeo/Fusion front end on slide 12 of these financial sildes. https://media.ford.com/content/dam/fordmedia/North%20America/US/2015/10/27/3Q2015financials_slides.pdf
  6. BRIDGEND, Wales – Ford has approved an investment of £181 million at its Bridgend Engine Plant in South Wales to produce a family of all-new, technologically-advanced, fuel-efficient petrol engines. The investment includes Welsh Government support of £14.67 million, with production planned to start in late 2018. The Ford announcement was welcomed by Welsh Economy Minister Edwina Hart: “Ford is a Welsh Anchor Company and the Bridgend Engine Plant plays a key role in the economy of South Wales. In a climate of stiff global competitiveness, we have been actively seeking to win a share of this investment for Wales and so we are delighted with today’s announcement. “Ford’s decision to manufacture its new innovative engine here in Wales is a tribute to the reputation of the local management team and the quality and loyalty of the Welsh workforce and will safeguard more than 750 skilled Welsh jobs for many years.” Teams from the Ford Dunton Technical Centre in Essex, as well as Ford’s Technical Centre in Merkenich Germany, and the Ford Research and Innovation Centre in Aachen, Germany, have worked together on the design and development of the all-new engine family. Earlier this year, Ford built its 5 millionth vehicle worldwide equipped with a fuel-efficient EcoBoost petrol engine, and in Europe more than one-in-four of all Ford vehicles sold are fitted with an EcoBoost engine. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine – winner of the International Engine of the Year for an unprecedented three years in succession – is the most popular EcoBoost version in Europe, with one-in-five vehicles sold in the region being equipped with the engine. http://www.at.ford.com/news/cn/Pages/Ford%20Approves%20New%20Family%20of%20Low-Emission%20Petrol%20Engines%20for%20Its%20Bridgend%20Engine%20Plant%20in%20South%20Wales.aspx Maybe an all-new small 4-cylinder ecoboost engine family to replace the Sigma?
  7. Whoever designed this should be fired. It's Fugly.
  8. DEARBORN — Media are reporting that VW outfitted its diesel-powered cars with software that would employ measures to reduce emissions when tested. Reports also indicate that this type of “defeat device” was engaged during the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emission testing of VW diesel-powered vehicles. Official investigations into the matter are ongoing. Below is a brief Ford Q&A as well as a number of VW-related articles from outside media on this issue. Ford Q&A: Does Ford have any vulnerability similar to VW’s emissions issues? No. Our vehicles and engines meet all applicable emissions standards, and they are designed to preform consistently both in the lab and on the road. Does Ford have “defeat devices” in any vehicles? No. Is Ford worried about its own vehicle emissions transparency? No. We have designed emissions control systems that perform consistently both in the lab and on the road. In which vehicles does Ford offer diesel powertrains in the U.S.? Ford diesel offerings in the U.S. are limited to heavy-duty vehicles: The Transit 3.2-liter Power Stroke and F-Series Super Duty F250-450 pickup trucks and F-350-750 chassis cab products equipped with the 6.7-liter Power Stroke. http://www.at.ford.com/news/cn/Pages/VWDefeatDevice.aspx
  9. INFORMATION 2016 Ford GT Program Update SUMMARY The purpose of this communication is to provide dealers with new information on the Ford GT program and establish timing expectations for the ordering process. Ford GT Program Update Raj Nair, Ford’s Global Director of Product Development will be making the following announcement to a gathering of Ford GT owners on Thursday, August 27, 2015: Ford will introduce a unique ordering process for the all-new Ford GT supercar, with the program commencing in early 2016. Ford GTs will be assigned based on a customer application process, offering a personalized experience for every Ford GTbuyer. Anyone can apply; priority will be given to loyal Ford customers including current Ford GT owners. Applicants selected through the process will be assigned a car by Ford and complete their purchase through a Ford GT certified dealership of their choice. Additional Information for Dealers The Ford GT customer application process will begin in early 2016. Details on the application process will be provided closer to the application process start date. Ford dealers will be able to opt-in and certify to sell the Ford GT. Details on the sales certification requirements will be communicated later this year. A separate process will be established for Ford Dealership owners who wish to register and own a new Ford GT. Limited production, high cost materials/parts and unique technologies will require unique factory-sponsored processes and resources to support customers and dealers. A separate service opt-in and certification process will be communicated in Q2/Q3 2016. We recommend that dealers refrain from taking customer deposits. As we continue to develop and refine the unique customer selection, allocation, and distribution processes for this extremely low-volume supercar, we will keep dealers fully informed. Key Ford GT Product/Program Information (previously announced) The Ford GT is an exciting demonstration of Ford’s capabilities and our culture of innovation & passion. Ford Performance will begin racing the new Ford GT in 2016 in both the Tudor/IMSA and WEC road car racing series including a return to LeMans 50 years after the GT40 program’s historic 1-2-3 finish in 1966. Production of the Ford GT road car will begin in late 2016 at dedicated facility in Markham, Ontario; global volume will be 250 vehicles per year. The all-new Ford GT will be priced to compete with exotic sports cars including Lamborghini, Ferrari and McLaren. Key vehicle specs: Lightweight construction - 100% carbon fiber body panels and passenger cell Aerodynamic design and active features including speed-activated deployable rear wing 3.5L V6 Ecoboost engine producing over 600hp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_7MUK-eZVU
  10. Remember when i found the new Edge that ford accidentally put in a conference slide for investors before it was shown to the public? Have a look on page 9 of this new slide. Looks like a new front end for the Fusion. http://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/en/investors/investor-events/Conferences/2015/jp-morgan-conference-presentation-slides-20150812.pdf
  11. So the Reuters sources were wrong. There won't be 2 new diesel engines. Just increased output of the existing 2. Keep dreaming Diesel fans.
  12. Chihuahua currently builds 2.0 and 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engines. They didn't start building the 6.7 and 4.4 diesels until 2010. I don't think they are going to need 4000 new workers for diesel engines. The 1.5 ecoboost is a high volume engine. Maybe they will be new diesel engines in addition to it, but diesel engines alone don't sale enough to warrant this big of an expansion.
  13. According to this article they are going to build Ford's 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost gasoline engine in North America for the first time. They don't mention any new Diesel engines. I guess we will find out when they announce on Friday. http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2015/04/14/ford-investment-mexico-engine-transmission-plant/25771619/
  14. I would like to point out that the mythical CD6 platform was originated by TTAC who said their sources was the same that scuttled rumors of a revived GT. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...rwd-crossover/
  15. INDIANAPOLIS -- Carl Edwards' 11-year run with Roush-Fenway Racing will end after this NASCAR season. The confirmation by Roush officials Sunday that Edwards will not be back in the No. 99 Ford had been long rumored but not substantiated because Edwards refuses to publicly discuss contract negotiations. He's believed to be headed to Joe Gibbs Racing in a new fourth car, but his contract with Roush does not permit him to announce his plans until September. Read More It's a good thing Ford got Penske, Roush is falling apart. Biffle, Stenhouse Jr, Bayne are mediocre drivers at best.