Designer of Original Mustang Dies at 87

Gale Halderman’s 1962 sketch won a Ford design contest that led to the original Mustang 
#people #Chrysler #Ford


Ha Hak Soo Talks Design

Hyundai’s head of Interior Design had stints at Honda and Ford in the U.S. before moving to Hyundai’s Global Design Studio in Namyang. And we sat down and talked with him about his experience and the 2020 Sonata.
#Mercury #Ford #Hyundai


Competition v Collaboration in the Auto Industry

Ford v Ferrari brings up questions of competition in the auto industry in this new emerging age of global awareness.
#Ferrari #Mercury #racing


Ford Recall Targets Brake System Flaw

Ford is recalling 600,000 midsize sedans in the U.S. to fix hydraulic systems that could make the brake pedal suddenly feel spongy.
#Mercury #Ford #Lincoln


Ford's Strategic Design Chief Resigns

David Woodhouse, who had been Ford Motor Co.'s director of global strategic design for the last two years, has left the company.
#Land Rover #Mercury #Ford

De Tomaso Concept Coming in July

China’s Ideal TeamVenture, which purchased De Tomaso Automobili in 2015, plans to relaunch the famed Italian brand with a new model that will be unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England on July 4th.
#europe #Ford #Mercury


Ford Ends U.S. Production of Taurus, Again

Ford Motor Co.’s Chicago plant built its last Taurus sedan on Friday, ending U.S. production of the long-running model. 
#Ford #Mercury #Lincoln


Ford to Replace Another 953,000 Takata Airbag Inflators

Ford Motor Co. is preparing to replace another 953,000 Takata Corp. airbag inflators in the U.S. and Canada that could explode when triggered by a crash.
#Ford #Mercury #Takata

Autonomous Vehicles

Tech: Infrared, 3D, LiDAR, and Cameras

New research and big plays from Local Motors, Volvo, Mobileye and ZF
#Ford #Mercury #LocalMotors


Former Nissan U.S. Chief Dies

Tom Mignanelli, who headed Nissan Motor Co.’s U.S. sales unit in the early 1990s, died late last month at the age of 73.
#Mercury #people #Nissan


Avalon Advances

Although sedan sales may be dropping, Toyota is still holding strong in the segment and  is offering an all-new Avalon to bolster its position.
#HP #Ford #Mercury


Ford Recalls Another 364,500 Vehicles with Takata Airbag Inflators

Ford Motor Co. is recalling another batch of vehicles fitted with passenger-side Takata Corp. airbag inflators that could explode when triggered by a crash.
#Ford #Mercury #Takata


Aston Martin, James Bond & A Lot About True Luxury

If someone said to you: “Quick, name me three luxury car brands,” you would probably answer something like, “BMW, Lexus and Cadillac” or “Mercedes, Infiniti and Lincoln.” And if you were to ask Simon Sproule to name three, none of those six would make the list.
#Ford #Nissan #Renault


Tesla Fires Hundreds of Employees It Considers Sub-Par

Tesla Inc. dismissed roughly 400 hourly and salaried employees last week, according to The Mercury News in San Jose, Calif.
#Tesla #Mercury


Mercedes, Ahoy!

This, of course, is a boat: But it is not just any boat, it is the Cigarette Racing Team 50' Marauder AMG, introduced this week at the Miami International Boat Show.
#Mercury #Carbon #MercedesBenz


Ford Expands Takata Recall

Ford Motor Co. has added another 816,000 vehicles to those being recalled worldwide to have their Takata Corp. airbag inflators replaced.
#Mercury #Lincoln #Takata


NHTSA Probes Antilock Brake Flaw in Ford Midsize Sedans

The U.S. has opened a preliminary investigation into antilock brake systems that could malfunction in 2009-2011 model Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan midsize sedans.
#Ford #Mercury


Ford Recalls 420,000 Vehicles for Fuel, Oil Leaks

Possible fuel and oil leaks that could lead to engine fires or failures have prompted three recalls at Ford Motor Co.
#Mercury #Ford


UPDATE: Ford Adds 1.9 Million Takata Inflators to Airbag Recalls

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 1.9 million vehicles in North America to replace Takata Corp. passenger-side front airbag inflators that could explode when triggered by a crash.
#Ford #Mercury #Lincoln

You Are the Champions

#HP #Pontiac #Audi