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Ford to Idle Plant Making Focus and C-Max for Two Weeks
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Ford to Idle Plant Making Focus and C-Max for Two Weeks

Oct 23 2013, 11:47am CDT | by

Decline in sales means plants get idled

Ford has announced that it will be scheduling two weeks of downtime for the factory where two of its compact cars were manufactured. The factory is located in Wayne, Michigan and is used to build...

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Ford to Idle Plant Making Focus and C-Max for Two Weeks

Oct 23 2013, 11:47am CDT | by

Decline in sales means plants get idled

Ford has announced that it will be scheduling two weeks of downtime for the factory where two of its compact cars were manufactured. The factory is located in Wayne, Michigan and is used to build the Ford Focus and C-Max hybrid cars. Ford plans to idle the factory to trim available inventory after the automotive industry recorded the first decline in sales in 27 months.

Sales of cars and light trucks in the US declined by 4.2% in September. Ford says that the days supplied both of those vehicles increased with the decline in automobile purchases. Despite idling the factory building these two compact cars, Ford is boosting output of some models.

Ford has increased the output for its popular F-series pickup and Fusion midsize car. Ford is currently on track to have its best sales year 2007.

 
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How to dress to look your best at the supercar show

Sep 2 2014 5:47pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

To help you look the part at this weekend’s Luxury & Supercar event,  we’ve asked the show’s Crystal Kwon  to provide some guidance. For the women When it comes to garden chic, a sophisticated silhouette with feminine flair is always in style. Choose fall’s coolest hue and don a structured, sleeveless cotton dress in midnight blue from Max Mara. Pair this timeless silhouette with chic accessories, and a great pair of wedges that won’t sink into the grass for a state ...
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Happy 25th, MX-5 Miata! Three Generations of Mazda’s Sports Car Compared—Plus Our Original Reviews!

Sep 2 2014 5:43pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

With Mazda’s pokey little MX-5 Miata sports car celebrating its 25th birthday this year and the new, fourth-generation car’s arrival just around the corner (tomorrow!), we called a staff meeting to determine how best to celebrate. Cross-country trip? Already done (thanks, Road & Track). Take one racing? Also not exactly a new concept for the easy-to-race Miata, plus—shockingly—no one in the office has a race-prepped Mazda. Ulti ...
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Get revved up for luxury on the lawn

Sep 2 2014 5:37pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Vancouver’s most engaging automotive social event takes place this Saturday and Sunday on the great lawn of VanDusen  Botanical Garden. Those attending the fifth annual Luxury and Supercar Weekend will have the opportunity for an up-close look at state-of-the-art supercars and also a trip down memory lane as part of the 115 classics that will make up the 12 classes judged in the Canadian Concours D ’Elegance. Some of the must-see cars i ...
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Ford F-450 claims best-in-class towing, company abandons practice of removing items to boost payload number

Sep 2 2014 5:31pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Truck, Ford, Ram The ongoing heavy-duty truck battle between Ford and Ram is showing no signs of slowing down. The Blue Oval is trying to remove at least one point of contention between the two brands by testing its 2015 F-450 Super Duty using the Society of Automotive Engineers J2807 towing standard, which Ram also uses. In the new evaluation, the F-450 is rated at a max towing capacity of ...
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Ford and Ram Locked In Numbers Dispute

Sep 2 2014 5:09pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

The truck wars are heating up again, and this time, Ram and Ford are engaged in a hotly contested debate over best-in-class claims, with Ram alleging that Ford is pitting a Class 4 truck against their Class 3 truck.The truck wars are heating up again, and this time, Ram and Ford are engaged in a hotly contested debate over best-in-class claims, with Ram alleging that Ford is pitting a Class 4 truck against their ...
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Ford and Ram Locked In Numbers Dispute

Sep 2 2014 5:09pm CDT | Source: Truckin'

The truck wars are heating up again, and this time, Ram and Ford are engaged in a hotly contested debate over best-in-class claims, with Ram alleging that Ford is pitting a Class 4 truck against their Class 3 truck.The truck wars are heating up again, and this time, Ram and Ford are engaged in a hotly contested debate over best-in-class claims, with Ram alleging that Ford is pitting a Class 4 truck against their Class 3 truck. Meanwhile, Ford mainta ...
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Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2014 | Diary of a New Record Holder

Sep 2 2014 4:18pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

In the warm-up area, the camera can be closer than out on the track and it’s time to check out the bike and the speed tuck. Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2014 – The Road West, on the Salt, and the Road Home Ultimate MotorCycling Staff Writer Gary Ilminen has a love for speed on the salt. This passion prompted him to enter his 1974 Honda CB350F in the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2014. This was the fourth year ...
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Luxury on the Lawn

Sep 2 2014 3:44pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

VANCOUVER — A celebration of the automobile takes place in one of Vancouver’s most beautiful settings starting tomorrow at the Luxury & Supercar Weekend. The show will honour the introduction of some of North America’s most popular muscle cars, including the golden anniversary for the cars that started it all – the GTO, the Chevelle and the all-conquering Mustang. The year 1964 also saw the introduction of Ford V8 ...
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August's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Cars

Sep 2 2014 12:55pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

Summer came to a close, and car shoppers continued to snap up utility vehicles of every stripe in August. Fifteen of the top 19 fastest-selling cars last month were SUVs, wagons or minivans compared to 15 out of 22 in July. Related Deferred Payments: Read the Fine Print The 2015 BMW X5 (which is virtually unchanged from the revamped 2014 pictured above) unseated the smaller 2015 Porsche Macan from the to ...
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2015 Ford F-450 Joins J2807 Party

Sep 2 2014 11:09am CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Ratings change slightly, but Ford stays on topNo more holding out; Ford has now officially announced that the company will start using the same SAE J2807 engineering standard as the majority of the industry in rating the 2015 F-450’s towing capacity. With its certified tow rating remaining at 31,200 pounds, the 2015 Ford F-450 now boasts the highest tow rating of any pickup in the U.S., a full 2,200-pounds greate ...
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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