FoMoCo transformation under One Ford bearing fruits

Article by Anita Panait, on August 24, 2013

Ford Motor Co. has been prospering since chief executive Alan Mulally outlined his One Ford global product plan. From a carmaker that only concentrates on pickup trucks, sports utility vehicles and gas-guzzling cars, Ford has transformed into an auto company that offers strong products on different fronts, including fuel-efficient and environment friendly units.

Mullaly was able to achieve this feat by doing what was really needed to be done – bring some of its popular European offerings North America. Mullaly, however, did more than that, as he was able to egg Ford to launch those vehicles in China and parts of Asia. The carmaker is also planning to bring a number of its North American models like the Mustang and Edge to the global market.

For instance, Ford is planning to export its Lincoln vehicles to China in 2014. Ford is also set to introduce new engines and transmissions to North America to enhance its offerings’ performance and fuel economy.

Up first is a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine that will sit in the hood of the Fiesta late this year. The engine is already being offered in Europe. Ford will also introduce a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine as well as two small-displacement V-6 engines dubbed Nano – all featuring a compact yet efficient blocks. Ford has also joined General Motors in a quest to develop nine- and 10-speed automatic gearboxes.

The 10-speed transmission, which is designed for rear-wheel drive, could arrive in 2015 while the nine-speed -- made front-wheel drive -- is due in 2016. Ford and Toyota announced in July that they would terminate a partnership to develop gasoline-electric systems for pickups and sports utility vehicles. Ford plans to develop its own powertrain, which means a delay in the arrival of a new hybrid pickup. Ford is also hiring hundreds of engineers in a bid to increase its capabilities in vehicle electrification capabilities.

Topics: ford

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

Sorry to say this to the Sport Quattro Concept fanatics. If you guys have been hoping for the production of this iconic concept to begin, prepare for your dreams to...
by - March 27, 2017
South Korean car company SsangYong recently revealed sketches of their upcoming SUV. We’re not always impressed by Korean car designs, but this one looks quite promising. Yup, it is the...
by - March 26, 2017
Twenty-eight years after the company was first launched by Toyota, which was initially targeted to the United States market only, Lexus has already made its way to over 70 countries....
by - March 26, 2017
Last year was probably Porsche’s best year ever in terms of sales. Their factory in Stuttgart delivered 237,778 cars in total, which represents a six percent increase compared to the...
by - March 26, 2017
Lamborghini has disclosed that it is looking into the possibility of releasing electric vehicles. With the Volkswagen Group revealing that it will be releasing electric vehicles within several years, there...
by - March 25, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries