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Anna Ford Anna Ford is a Chancellor of Manchester University.
Ford Fairmont The Ford Fairmont was an all-new, rear-drive Mercury Zephyr.
Ford was born in The Runaways at the age of 16, and after the group folded in 1...
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 Ford Motor Company - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Ford Motor Company has denied allegations that they profited by the use of forced labor to produce tank s for the Nazis during the war, saying that Ford had lost control of the German division by that point in the war and was not responsible for its activities.
Ford came to India in 1998 with its Ford Escort model, which was later replaced by locally produced Ford Ikon in 2001.
Ford was also one of the first top industry executives to make regular use of an electric vehicle, a Ford Ranger EV, while the company contracted with the U. Postal Service for delivery of a large number of electric postal vans based on the Ranger EV platform.
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 Ford Motor Company
Ford implemented the ideas of Eli Whitney, who developed the first assembly line using interchangeable parts, which made it possible to put the cars together at a much lower cost and with greater reliability and repeatability.
The Ford Motor Company has denied allegations that they profited by the use of forced labor to produce tanks for the Nazis during the war, saying that Ford had lost control of the German division by that point in the war and was not responsible for its activities.
Ford in South Africa traditionally sourced its models from the UK and Australia, with local versions of the Ford Cortina including the XR6, with a 3.0 V6 engine, and a Cortina 'bakkie' or pick-up, which was exported to the UK.
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 Ford's future partly based on foreign platforms | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Ford Fusion, Lincoln Zephyr, Mercury: Three sedans – a Ford, Mercury and Lincoln – derived from the Mazda6 front-wheel-drive platform are scheduled to debut for the 2006 model year.
Ford is updating the front-end styling to reflect the three-bar grille being adopted as the face of Ford.
The unnamed Ford and the next-generation Aviator are expected to be launched in August 2006 at Ford's assembly plant in Oakville, Ontario.
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 List of Mazda platforms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first character is a letter representing the platform family, while the second is a sequential letter for the revision of the platform.
For example, the Mazda N platform used by the Mazda Miata started at NA and was updated in 1998 to NB.
The platforms were given two characters, and the model a third, based on their name.
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 ford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Initially, Ford models sold outside the US were essentially versions of those sold on the home market, but later on there were vast differences between those sold in the US and those sold in Europe.
The Ford Sierra replaced the Taunus and Cortina in 1982, drawing criticism for its radical aerodynamic styling, which was soon given nicknames such as "Jellymould" and "The Salesman's Spaceship".
Ford personally) stunned the industry and pleased environmentalists with an announcement of a planned 25 percent improvement in the average mileage of its light truck fleet - including its popular Sport Utility Vehicles - to be completed by the 2005 calendar year.
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List of Ford platforms The following automobile platforms are used by Ford Motor Company and its subsidiaries.
List of GM platforms General Motors has embraced the sharing of automobile platforms globally.
List of Volkswagen platforms Volkswagen has a number of shares automobile platforms: compact cars Volkswagen B platform...
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 Dearborn plant will build new Ford F150 truck
Ford's Norfolk, Va., assembly plant will begin building the new truck in June 2003, Roman Krygier, Ford group vice president for manufacturing and quality, said Friday.
Ford's Kansas City, Mo., plant will be the second to build the F150, with the new Dearborn truck plant following in mid-2004.
Ford's flexible assembly system will save the company $1.5 billion to $2 billion over the next 10 years as the automaker installs it at plants across North America, Krygier said.
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 Ford Motor Company Encyclopedia Article, History, Biography @ Local Color Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Ford Taunus and Ford Cortina became identical, produced in left hand drive and right hand drive respectively.
Ford Falcon is considered by some inappropriate as an economical family car, being considerably larger than the Mondeo sold in Europe.
India in 1998 with its Ford Escort model, which was later replaced by locally produced Ford Ikon in 2001.
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 Boston.com / Cars / Car makers find flexibility, savings in 'platforms,' Legos
Volvo is not alone in developing "platforms" that will cut research and development costs through the flexibility they offer as bases for vehicles that will be sold worldwide, or are aimed at specific geographic regions.
"Platforms" can be as simple as the basic frame for an automobile but often include suspension systems, "crush zones" for protection in crashes, electronic safety systems, such as ABS and traction control, transmissions, and even steering systems.
The Ford bought in Asia may be the Ford that sits beneath a North American car which, in turn, may really be a Volvo at its roots.
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 Ford CDW27 platform - Surch
The CDW27 Platform was Ford 's midsize car automobile platform from the late 1990s.
It was used in the Ford Contour, Mercury Mystique, and Mercury Cougar.
A descendant of this platform is used in the European Ford Mondeo and Jaguar X-Type.
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 ford051   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Transmissions for Ford's mega-popular F-Series pickup trucks are made at Ford's Sharonville plant - part of a vehicle platform that Ford Chairman Alex Trotman said is important to the automaker's long-term success.
Simply put, several models can be derived from one platform and Ford is focusing its energies on a smaller number of platforms to streamline product planning, reduce costs and increase quality.
Pointing out that Ford is still much larger than a combined Daimler-Chrysler, he said the merger makes sense considering the rapid changes in international business and the auto industry.
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 Back to the Futura: Ford Adding 2,000 Jobs in $1B Mexican Project, Site Selection Online Insider
In addition to common platforms, Ford's flexible system will include common engine and transmission architectures, as well as numerically controlled machine tools that can be rapidly retooled and reprogrammed to perform new tasks with minimal production disruption.
Ford is basing the Futura's architecture on a modified design of the critically acclaimed Mazda6.
By comparison, Ford's Michigan and Ohio expansions are part of the rollout of a new rear-drive six-speed automatic transmission.
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 Ford Compacts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Falcon is Ford's orginal compact car, its design under the skin along with that of the midsized Fairlane would be used for years to come in many different Ford and Mercury automobiles.
The Fairmont was the first of Ford's FOX platform cars, this platform carries on today in a much modified form under the skin of the Mustang.
The Fox platform was used for many Ford cars, starting in '79 for the Mustang and later including the LTD, Thunderbird, Cougar, Capri, and Granada.
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 Automotive News
Ford Motor Co. strategists are preparing a product plan and design for Mercury starting in about 2005.
The sport-utility is differentiated nicely from its sibling, the Ford Explorer, he said, but the company accomplished the changes at a reasonable cost.
Dealer Scott Gjovik said Mercurys don't have to be on separate platforms "as long as (the brand) stays near-luxury." With the Cougar and Villager dying and Mercury's future still being sorted out, "it will be challenging for the next few years," he said.
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 Ford Parts: Reliable Ford Truck Parts, Ford SUV Parts, Ford Car Parts and Ford Van Parts for Excelle
Ford has become an ultimate vehicle manufacturer over the many years of its existence in the market; due mainly to the dedication and perseverance it exemplifies in the world-class cars it produces.
With all the years of existence in the market, Ford has managed to improve and is still improving the engineering innovations of every model that rolled out of their assembly area.
Basically, all Ford vehicles are composed of essential parts that enable a vehicle to function as it is expected.
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 Volvo XC Forums - Ford using Volvo platforms for two new models
Ford seems to have discovered that you can't just take a popular Volvo platform and add crap to it, and it will sell.
Speaking on behalf of Jaguar, Jim Padilla, Ford's chief operating officer and chairman of its automotive operations said “the actions we're taking...while difficult, are absolutely necessary to set Jaguar back on the right path and ensure a strong and sustainable business for the future." In automanufacturingspeak, that’s not good news.
Instead, Ford elected to send the money, and the contracts, to Yamaha, when they could have sent it to one of their own divisions.
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 CanadianDriver: Ford changes product development structure
Ford said the changes will result in increased new-product introductions - more than 65 new Ford, Lincoln and Mercury products in the next five years - as well as significant cost savings, quality improvements and quicker overall product development time.
Ford says this will help it achieve a 10 percent annual product development productivity improvement and a 25 percent reduction in the number of platforms in North America by 2010.
Ford's new Dearborn Truck Plant at the Rouge Center in Dearborn, Michigan, will be the most flexible plant - with the capability of producing nine models off three platforms.
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 CAP Online Feature: How to rebrand Ford's Mercury division - branding, marketing strategy, global strategy from JY&A ...
Ford had access to the Mazda range, and the 1986 Tracer was an early example of taking the Mazda 323 and the body designed for the 1985 Asia–Pacific Ford Laser, building them in Mexico.
Ford of Europe could sell it across the Atlantic: a 15-month, $300 million investment that could be recouped, even as a niche product, because it faces very little competition apart from the 2005 Golf GTI.
Ford's the one doing retro (the daft Living Legends programme), so by right Mercury should try to signal to us, since it won't have as ageing a US line-up as the blue oval by 2005 if we had our way, that it's thrusting toward the future, calming dealers.
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 FORD PLATFORMS: | | |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Currently inputs for both General Motors and Ford platforms are available.
Mercury's heyday was in the 1950's, when its formula of stretching and lowering existing Ford platforms was very successful.
Ford vs. Chevy", that goes into the details of multitasking on the Palm and Pocket PC platforms...
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 BlueOvalNews Independent Voice of the Ford Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Ford if there was more to this discussion than we read, but its hard not to question those demographics when applied to the highly competitive global market that these tarted up Fords have to do battle in.
Ford alluded to the more upscale waterfall grille and fancy taillights of new Mercs., but let's get real here: there isn't a single Mercury in the showroom right now that doesn't scream "cheap makeover." Hoods, trunks, dashboards, fenders, steering wheels, interior panels and trim are all lifted from a Ford product.
Ford mentioned can spot this cost cutting from a mile away, or from the Toyota dealership across the street.
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 FordForums - Mazda banking on use of Ford platforms to help ensure profits
Operating profit is income before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and is considered by many to be the best measure of a company's profitability on its core, continuing operations.
Exporting parts procurement is another major part of Fields' decision to slash an additional 20 percent in costs, on top of the 15 percent target already set to be attained by the end of 2004.
FORD TOUGH: The pressure's on for Bill Ford Jr.
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 Geek.com Geek News - Ford vs. Chevy: Multitasking on the Palm and Pocket PC platforms
Jeff Kirvin has written up an excellent article, "Ford vs. Chevy", that goes into the details of multitasking on the Palm and Pocket PC platforms.
After reading the article I have to admit that I am pretty excited about seeing Palm OS 6 devices with this multi-threading ability, and hope that developers are quick to respond with applications that provide this functionality.
After OS 6 devices are out I think the Palm and Pocket PC platform lines will be blurred even more, and it may come down to what hardware package you prefer.
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 Daily News by Radok News
Toyota and other Asian auto makers are luring customers away from General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co., helping drive the top Japanese car brand towards its goal of selling a record 8.03 million vehicles worldwide.
The building is made with reinforced concrete and gigantic metal platforms.
Ford Motor Co.'s oldest manufacturing plant, an 86-year-old factory built under the guidance of founder Henry Ford and later the birthplace of the iconic Mustang, made its final car Monday.
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 Automotive News: Going global: Ford borrows platforms from Europe, Japan: Part 1 of 2; Doing more with less, Ford ...
Ford Motor Co.'s North American product planners can thank their colleagues worldwide for the many new vehicles coming in the next several years.
The Mazda6-derived CD3 mid-sized platform will carry up to 10 new Ford, Mercury and Lincoln vehicles.
Volvo's modified P2 platform, called D3 by Ford in North America, will support at least four new Ford and Mercury vehicles, plus...
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 List of Ford platforms
Panther - full-size RWD (ex: Ford Crown Victoria)
CD2 - small SUV AWD (ex: Ford Escape)
EA169 —full-size RWD / AWD (ex: Ford Falcon)
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 List Of Ford Platforms Encyclopedia Article, History, Biography @ Local Color Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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 Definition of F9F Panther
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