Ford Recreating Empire State Building Promotion

The 2015 Ford Mustang was a big hit at the 2014 Cleveland Auto Show.

The 2015 Ford Mustang was a big hit at the 2014 Cleveland Auto Show.


In 1964, Ford celebrated the debut of the Ford Mustang by placing one atop the Empire State Building. As they celebrate the grand debut of the 50th Anniversary model, Ford is recreating the promotion.

The Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday it will place the 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible atop the Empire State Building in the New York Skyline. The all-new convertible model will sit atop the New York City skyline for 54 hours starting on April 16.

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Ford Announces New Jobs in Cleveland


Ford announced it will create 450 new jobs in Cleveland building the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The engine is already found in the 2013 Ford Escape.

The Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday it is expanding production and adding new jobs to the EcoBoost Engine Production Plant in Cleveland.

Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas, spoke at the Cleveland, Ohio plant Thursday. Ford will invest nearly $200 million and add 450 jobs at the Cleveland Engine Plant. The workers will build the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, which is in 95 percent of the Ford lineup.

“This is our One Ford plan at its best – giving customers the power of choice to decide which fuel-efficient engine is best tailored to their needs,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “Cleveland Engine Plant was the first to produce EcoBoost engines and will continue to be a cornerstone of Ford’s strategy to deliver affordable fuel economy for millions.”

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Nissan Leaf to be the least expensive Electric Vehicle

2013 Nissan Leaf

The 2013 Nissan Leaf will have a dramatic price drop in 2013, according to Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn.

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced a massive price drop for the base model 2013 Nissan Leaf, making it the least expensive Electric Vehicle on the market.

The new starting price for the 2013 Nissan Leaf S starts at $28,800, a drop from the $35,000-plus price tag for the 2012 debut of this all electric model.

Ghosn, speaking at a forum during the North American International Auto Show, credited moving production from Japan to Tennessee as one of the major reasons for the price drop. The Leaf’s lithium-ion battery and electric motors are manufactured in the United States.

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The Cleveland Auto Show is almost here

It’s almost time for the Cleveland Auto Show! This year’s show takes place between Feb. 25 and March 4 at the IX Center, and there are many fun events planned for the show.

Your one-stop place for all latest news is Go there today and get a feel for what to expect from this year’s show.

Your friends from the Waikem Blog will be at the show all-day Friday, Feb. 24, so make sure to follow along all day, and keep the conversation going on Twitter under #ixautoshow, and follow live updates on Facebook. Enjoy the show!

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The top manufacturers have tons of special events planned, and don’t forget you can meet your favorite NASCAR drivers and Cleveland Browns athletes at this year’s event.

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Top manufacturers make news in Detroit

Hyundai, Ford, Honda and Nissan all made news Tuesday at the Detroit Auto Show, debuting or confirming updates to some of the most popular vehicles on the road today.

The Mustang enthusiasts will absolutely love this news: 50th anniversary Shelby Mustangs!

Ford rolled one out Tuesday afternoon, and announced it will come in three packages, GT500 Super Snake, GT350 and GTS. The vehicle will feature gold stripes on white or black paint, custom design in the interior, special wheels and a unique VIN.

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Hyundai, Ford and Nissan shine at Detroit Auto Show

Hyundai, Ford and Nissan got off to fast starts at the Detroit Auto Show Monday, making the biggest news of the early portions of the show.

The Hyundai Elantra was maybe the biggest winner of the day, as it was named the 2012 North American Car of the Year.

The Elantra was chosen by a panel of 50 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada.

Ford also had a big day, which included the debut of the 2013 Ford Fusion. The four-door sedan will come in gas, hybrid and plug-in options, and the EcoBoost, 1.6 liter engine is expected to receive 26 mpg in the city and 37 mpg in the highway.

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