Ford is shifting production of F-650 to F-750 trucks from Mexico to its Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio, according to the Detroit News.
Ford spokespeople did not comment on the Detroit News’ story, but the paper says the company is planning next Friday to announce more details of the shift to America. The paper says the switch is likely to take place late 2014 or early 2015.
The Avon Lake Plant currently makes E-Series Vans, but these vans will soon be replaced by the new Ford Transit. In 2011, Ford announced a plan to invest $128 million in Northeast Ohio to support production of F53 and F59 commercial stripped chassis. In Jan. 2014, UAW Workers and the Ford Motor Co. agreed to protect 1,4000 jobs at the plan.
The Waikem Body Shop is ready to take on the challenge of the all-new aluminum 2015 Ford F-150.
The Waikem Auto Family has invested more than $600,000 in our body shop to make it one of the few local dealerships ready to handle the new Ford trucks. Aluminum is different to handle than steel. Along with facing the challenges of the new truck, our new Body Shop will meet EPA compliance updates, and an all-new paint booth designed for water-based paints.
There are few vehicle more highly anticipated than the 2015 Ford F-150. Now, Ford says “You Test It.” Ford is looking for truck buyers to take an all-new F-150 through their daily commute before it hits the showroom.
Ford is launching the “You Test” campaign, in which actual Ford F-150 drivers and fans could win the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of the all-new 2015 F-150 before nearly anyone else in the world. By visiting BuiltToughTest.com, customers can tell Ford how they would test the toughness of the new F-150 pickup – maybe through a grueling off-road challenge, or even through the daily routine of a demanding job site.
The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander has the lowest cost of ownership in its class according to KBB.
The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander won Kelley Blue Book’s 5-year cost to own award among all mid-sized crossovers. What that means is this all-new SUV won’t break the bank while it’s in your garage.
The Outlander beat out competition include the Toyota FJ Cruiser and Jeep Wrangler. Brand new in 2014, the Outlander’s 5-year cost to own is projected at $38,359. Kelley Blue Book crunches all the numbers to predict the lowest cost of ownership. Costs include depreciation, fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair rates and state fees.
With Super Bowl Sunday just a few days away, the manufacturers are leaking their big game commercials already Since the commercials are sometimes more exciting than the game, the top dealers are gearing up with blockbuster ads.
The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage comes in a number of great colors, including Sapphire Blue, Kiwi Green, Infrared, Cloud White, and Thunder Gray
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released a list of the top 12 ‘Greenest’ vehicles of 2014. Showing up on this list for the greenest new cars is the Mitsubishi Mirage, with a Green Score of 54.
The 2014 Ford Focus is known for great fuel economy and top of the line technology.
The 2014 Ford Focus hits our Massillon showroom as one of the most popular vehicles on the road. When you have high fuel economy, great technology, and a trophy case full of awards, it is so easy to see why all your friends are driving Fords.
The Focus remains relatively unchanged from last year’s model, but when you test drive for yourself, you’ll understand this car didn’t need changed. The styling of the 2014 Ford Focus revolutionized the industry when it debuted. The trapezoid style grille became the face of Ford, along with those thin headlights and kinetic styling.
And when you talk about any new Ford, you start with great technology and high MPG. With EPA Estimated Highway mileage reaching up to 37 MPG, the Focus will help you avoid the pump. Then with the Focus, technology is a major high point.
The 2015 Ford F-150 made its grand debut at the Detroit Auto Show.
The much-hyped 2015 Ford F-150 showed its face for the first time Monday at the Detroit Auto Show. The 2015 Ford F-150 is 700-pounds lighter than previous models thanks to an innovative aluminum structure and the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine.
Aluminum alloy is already used in the construction of military vehicles including the HMMWV and Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Aluminum helped reduced the size of the F-150 by 700 pounds from the curb weight. Ford says the aluminum leads to better fuel efficiency, heavy loads, and driving dynamics. 70% of weight loss is directly tied to aluminum. The other 30 percent comes from increased use of high-strength steel in its ladder-box frame.
“Our objective was to find materials that allowed us to design the truck to be as tough – or tougher – than the current model, yet could help it be hundreds of pounds lighter for better capability and fuel economy,” said Pete Friedman, Ford’s manager of manufacturing research.
The 2015 Ford Mustang is among MSN’s Autos and Car and Driver’s vehicles worth waiting for in the new year. The 2015 Ford Mustang is among the most highly-anticipated vehicles of the new year, and it’s gorgeous, all-new European styling already has car enthusiasts drooling.
The 2015 Ford Mustang debuted on Dec. 5 to great fanfare. Ford promises the Mustang to have an evolved design, new EcoBoost engine and an emphasis on ride and comfort.
The 2013 Ford F-Series is Ohio’s best selling vehicle.
The Ford Motor Co. predicts it will again be the best-selling vehicle brand in the United States in 2013. Outselling Toyota by more than 396,000 units, this will be the fourth consecutive year Ford brings home the title.
“The great news is that we are not overly reliant on any one segment – we’re seeing double-digit sales growth in cars, trucks and utilities,” said John Felice, vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. “The Ford brand has had more retail share growth than any other brand in the country, with our most significant gains coming from import-dominated coastal markets. With 16 launches next year, we’re looking to keep our sales momentum going.”