Manufacturing Economy

Ford Adding Four More SU In Show Of Their Popularity

DETROIT -- Ford Motor plans to add four new crossover SUVs to the lineup over the next few years, showing the degree to which the boxy people haulers are dominating the auto market.

Of the four, one of the SUVs will be for the Lincoln brand, said Ford CEO Mark Fields during a presentation at the North American International Auto Show going on here. With more consumers moving to luxury cars, Lincoln has been getting more attention in the last couple of years.

GM Fort Wayne Assembly Builds 7 Millionth Truck

ROANOKE, Ind. – General Motors’ Fort Wayne Assembly Plant built its 7 millionth pickup truck today with the customer purchasing the blue double-cab 2016 Chevrolet Silverado helping with the build.

Lee Adams, owner of Tri-State Compressed Air in Goshen, Ind., ordered the truck for his sales force from Tom Naquin Chevrolet in Elkhart, Ind. According to Naquin, Adams’ company has purchased more than 50 Chevrolet trucks and vans since 1982.

Ford Is Doing Its Own Line Of Campers And Trailers

Ford has partnered with camper outfit Livin Lite to be the only automaker with OEM mobile home conversions on their trucks. You’ll also be able to get Ford-branded trailers by the time these hit lots in 2016.

Specifically Ford and Livin Lite are offering slide-in campers for their 6’ and 8’ beds, camper trailers and toy haulers (camper trailers with built-in ATV garage) in 22’ and 24’ lengths. Even longer fifth-wheel trailers and smaller pop-up campers are also in the pipeline.

Ford Introduces Licensed Line of Trailers, Toy Haulers and Campers to Help Customers Explore America

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Dec. 3, 2015 – Ford Truck customers looking to explore America’s open roads, national parks and attractions can now take the comforts of home with them with an all-new lineup of Ford licensed and approved toy haulers, travel trailers and slide-in campers.

Ford Uses Allen Park Climatic Wind Tunnel To Prepare Vehicles For Winter

With Old Man Winter on his way, Ford vehicles are ready to meet the harsh demands of extreme cold and heavy snow. That, in large part, is thanks to the company’s climatic wind tunnel, which tests the winter-readiness and reliability of Ford vehicles in blizzard-like conditions. Ford moved snow testing to the Allen Park, Michigan facility in 2006.

Fiat-Chrysler Is Introducing a Cool New Tech Feature

Many vehicle owners understand the frustration of having to look up maintenance information in the owner’s manual that comes with the vehicle from the factory. Over the years, as we develop our relationships with our cars, factory-supplied gear such as the jack and the owner’s manual gets shifted around. The glove compartment can get stuffed with registrations, insurance documents and other paperwork, as well as all kinds of other stuff, and the manual can get jammed into the back of the compartment — or taken out and lost.