Ford Motors assembly plants in Pretoria, South Africa, and Nanjing, China, will be down this week. Ford spokesman says the factories had been scheduled to shut down for a week later this year, but the downtime was pulled ahead.
Dancers surround the Mercedes-Benz A Class concept car after it was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show on April 20.
2012 Beetle makes its debut in New York. Traditionalists miss its huggable curves but others are excited about an updated interior and more powerful, fuel efficient engine.
Electric cars aren't selling well. But Ford and GM get boost from fuel-efficient models that aren't electric cars.
Ford filed a criminal lawsuit against the Brazilian management of Nissan Motor Co after Nissan aired a TV ad in Brazil that poked fun of the Ford Focus.
Ford Motor Company earnings were 30 cents per share vs. an expected 48 cents. Executives pointed to $1 billion in cost increases for launching new vehicles.
A newly redesigned Audi A6 is introduced at the North American International Auto Show on Jan. 10, in Detroit, Mich.
GM cars sold better in December than November – up 8.5 percent – but all of the Big Three had a rough year. 2010 was the second-worst year for domestic car sales since 1982.
The Facebook campaign for the 2011 Ford Explorer illustrates how corporations increasingly rely on social media to reach consumers.