Apr 04, 5:37 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Arthur Villasanta 04/04/19 AT 1:41 AM Ford Motor Company saw sales of its motor vehicles in China plunge 40 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. It now wants to recover that lost ground, and then some, by launching more than 30 new mdels over the next three years.The goal also plans to see Ford emerge as a leading vendor of electric vehicles (EVs) in China, and a worthy competitor to Tesla Inc., which rules this growing market segment. About a third of the new models Ford plans to launch will be EVs. China is Ford's second biggest motor vehicle market after the United States."China is leading the world with smart vehicles, and is a key part of Ford's global vision for the future," said Ford CEO Jim Hackett. "Ford is deeply committed to China, and with our new China leadership team and vision, we're investing in the future.”Analysts, however, noted that … [Read more...] about Ford To Launch 30 New Models In China Following Drop In Sales
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PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 November 2012 Bethan Evans Weston model Charlotte has just joined the ITV show Take Me Out. Steven Peskett A WESTON model says ‘good things’ have come from her ‘nerve-wracking’ appearance on ITV dating show Take Me Out and she now wants to get married and have children. Weston model Charlotte Edwards has joined Take Me Out. Picture: Marta F AndresCharlotte Edwards of Uphill has been in the modelling business since she was 14 and decided to apply for the show after the relationship with her fiancé of five months ended.The 30-year-old, who models for Triumph underwear and has appeared on the shopping channel QVC, said: “I was engaged up until last year and we were together for three years.“Since we broke up I did not find anyone I fancied and I just thought why not?”The former Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College … [Read more...] about Model wants marriage after TV date search
The redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer, America’s best-selling SUV in history, made its public debut recently at a huge company celebration in Detroit. Consumers will see the popular vehicle in showrooms later this year. It is the Explorer’s first complete redesign since the 2011 model year. Ford engineers described it as lighter, leaner and stronger, but, most importantly, designed with the consumer at the center. “We reinvented the Explorer from the ground up,” said Bill Gubing, global chief engineer of the Ford Explorer program. “Over the last eight years, our team has been together, living this customer, breathing this customer — studying, learning, understanding this customer.” He added, “We went to observe them in the wild” to get candid, unscripted feedback. Engineers and designers observed every major and minor detail, adding storage space to the interior, “a landing pad for the foot” just inside the rear doors … [Read more...] about Ford revealed the 2020 Explorer. Here’s what’s different about the new model.
LONDON (Reuters) - Representatives from Britain's biggest union Unite and Nissan are meeting on Monday after the Japanese carmaker scrapped plans to build its next-generation X-Trail model at its Sunderland plant in northern England. Falling demand for diesel cars in Europe has forced Nissan to invest in other technologies as the segment is hit by levies and crackdowns. But the company also said the "continued uncertainty around the UK's future relationship with the EU is not helping companies like ours to plan for the future," prompting renewed fears among some in Britain that Brexit was hitting the economy. "I think that is a serious signal to all of us in parliament that now is the time to resolve that uncertainty so it doesn't impinge on any decisions in the future," business minister Greg Clark told the BBC TV. Britain secured the Nissan investment just four months after the June 2016 vote to leave the EU with promises to maintain the competitiveness of the plant. Since then … [Read more...] about Union meets Nissan after it axes plans to build new model in Britain
Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 7:47 PM EST Jan 9, 2019 The redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer, America's best-selling SUV in history, made its public debut Wednesday evening at a huge company celebration in Detroit. Consumers will see the popular vehicle in showrooms later this year. It is the Explorer's first complete redesign since the 2011 model year. Ford engineers described it as lighter, leaner and stronger — but, most importantly, designed with the consumer at the center. “We reinvented the Explorer from the ground up,” said Bill Gubing, global chief engineer of the Ford Explorer program. “Over the last eight years, our team has been together, living this customer, breathing this customer — studying, learning, understanding this customer.” He added, “We went to observe them in the wild” to get candid, unscripted feedback. More: 2020 Ford Explorer uses luxury-vehicle engineering to offer … [Read more...] about 2020 Ford Explorer reveal: What’s different about new model