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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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What you missed on 10.22.14

Oct 22 2014 6:39pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, LA Auto Show, Scion, Subaru 2015 Subaru Outback review The Subaru Outback strikes an interesting balance between the needs of the everyday crossover shopper and the wants of car enthusiasts. It's more of a tall wagon than a proper CUV, and even with its 2.5-liter boxer-four and continuously variable transmission, it's pretty nice to drive. Brandon Turkus explains in his review, here. Scion's LA Auto Show concept previewed Finally - something ne ...
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There Are Still At Least 24 Volvos Submerged In A Canadian Harbor

Oct 22 2014 5:35pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Some say 24, others 26, while the Bedford Institute of Oceanography mentions 32. But whichever is correct, here's how a bunch of Volvos ended up on the bottom of Bedford Basin in Halifax , Ca ...
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Former Fisker CEO has some advice for Tesla Motors

Oct 22 2014 5:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Tesla Motors Former Fisker Automotive CEO and ex-Chevrolet Volt vehicle-line director Tony Posawatz has some words of caution for Tesla Motors. The long-time automaker executive questions the California automaker's long-term viability - and gives some praise - in a talk with Benzinga, which you can listen to below. While the all-wheel-drive D that Tesla unveiled earlier t ...
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Ford Turned A 2015 Mustang Black Gooooooold For SEMA

Oct 22 2014 3:44pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

SEMA is nigh, and Ford wanted to do something special for the 2015 Mustang: they recreated quite possibly the most coked-out special edition vehicle known to man. I'm talki ...
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Ford readying dozen+ Mustang models for SEMA

Oct 22 2014 3:05pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, SEMA Show, Coupe, Performance, Ford Ford is unsurprisingly bringing a herd of its new 2015 Mustang models to next month's SEMA show in Las Vegas. Over a dozen of them are arriving from top aftermarket outfits like Galpin Auto Sports, Steeda, Roush and others. The Blue Oval isn't just shining a spotlight on the V8 model, though. The new EcoBoost 2.3-liter version with 310 horsepower and 320 poun ...
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US-spec Ford Focus RS will reportedly be imported from Europe

Oct 22 2014 2:40pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

A new report indicates the upcoming US-spec Ford Focus RS will be imported from Europe. ...
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Minimize That: 2014 Mini Cooper/Cooper S Smacked for Overstating Fuel Economy

Oct 22 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

  The new-for-2014 Mini Cooper grew in size versus its predecessors, but some of its fuel-economy ratings are now getting the chop. An audit by the Environmental Protection Agency turned up overstated city or highway mileage estimates by as many as 4 mpg. 2014 Cooper Hardtop manual: Drops from 30/42 to 29/40 2014 Cooper Hardtop automatic: Drops from 29/40 to 28/39 2014 Cooper S Hardtop manual: Drops from 25/38 t ...
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Here's The 2015 Jeep Renegade Testing Its 19 Inch Water Fording Depth

Oct 22 2014 1:47pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk is meant to make it through 19" of water "all day long." (Just watch out for that warranty!) How's it look splashing in this new commercial– gracef ...
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Mustang Party at the LV Corral: Ford Previews First Two Modified 2015 Mustangs for SEMA

Oct 22 2014 1:19pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Were you even surprised? Yes, Ford Motor Company is bringing a veritable “stampede”—its words, not ours—of modified 2015 Mustangs to this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. Given that last year, Ford stuffed something like 7000 cars into its Las Vegas Convention Center display area, the idea that it’s bringing “over a dozen” tuned-up Mustangs seems almost tame. The sheer number of cars might seem manageable, but these Stangs will be anything but broken-in show ponies. So far, F ...
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NHTSA releases updated Takata airbag recalled cars list, but it still has errors

Oct 22 2014 12:53pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Subaru, Toyota Unfortunately, the government's list still contains errors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an updated list of vehicle models that it's urging owners to repair under the mushrooming Takata airbag inflator recall. The latest version adds vehicles from ...
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