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    Official: Ford announces retirements of Kuzak and Booth, adds Huntsman to board
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    Ford Motor Co. today made several big-name executive and boardroom announcements, including the appointment of a former Republican presidential candidate, but none changed the almost certain succession of CEO and President Alan Mulally. Mulally said Thursday with a snicker, "I looked over ...

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    Report: Next Ford F-Series to go on diet, make extensive use of aluminum
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    Ford may turn to aluminum body panels on the company's F-Series pickup trucks in an effort to reduce weight. According to Ward's Auto, the next-generation F-Series is set to debut in 2014 and will likely feature aluminum fenders and door skins. The news comes courtesy of two unnamed sources close ...

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    Report: Ford's Kuzak hints that GT successor may be in the cards
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    Ford GT – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Now here's a juicy rumor we can get excited about: According to the crew over at Automobile, Ford may be considering another shot at the legendary Ford GT. The news comes courtesy of Derrick Kuzak, Ford's head of global product development. ...

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    U.S.-spec Ford Ranger to officially end production in 2011, Ford explains why
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    If you live in the States, say goodbye to the Ford Ranger. The oft-neglected baby pickup from the Blue Oval is set to end production at its Twin Cities Assembly Plant in Minnesota next year, thereby kicking Dearborn out of the segment for the first time in nearly 30 years. The rest of the world ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Ford Fiesta aims to be the new subcompact king [w/video]
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    2011 Ford Fiesta - Click above for high-res image gallery
    With over 750,000 Fiestas floating around Europe and a highly-successful social media campaign (if one can quantify such a thing) under its belt, the 2011 Ford Fiesta is nothing if not overexposed. And we've driven it. Thrice. So is there ...

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    New Ford models cut automaker's lineup age by 2.4 years?
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    2010 Ford Taurus – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Ford is launching ten new or redesigned vehicles this year, bringing its line-up age down to a scant 2.4 years, according to a Merrill Lynch report. Product Chief Derrick Kuzak told the Free Press that the goal is to keep the ...

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    Next Ford Falcon will be less 'Australian'
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    The Ford Falcon is all Australian. It has always been driven by the rear wheels, and it has always been designed, engineered, and built Down Under. The automotive world is rapidly changing, though, and Ford is one of many OEMs that are driving towards global vehicle architectures and a less ...

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    Ford to adopt three-year vehicle cycles, plus more Blue Oval updates
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    Big product changes are apparently afoot at Ford, with a series of comprehensive goals that will get more people in showrooms while simultaneously trimming costs within the automaker. FoMoCo's group veep of global product development, Derrick Kuzak, spoke at the Automotive News World Congress ...

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    Ford announces corporate realignment
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    Not long after we told you about the likely promotion of Derrick Kuzak to the role of global Car Czar, President and CEO of Ford Alan Mulally officially announced his corporate realignment plan. At the top of the pyramid is, of course, Mulally himself. Reporting to him are the leaders of Ford's ...

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    Ford may finally start to share
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    The European Focus, Focus C-Max, Focus Coupe-Cabriolet, Volvo S40, V50, C30, C70, Mazda3, Mazda5, and CX-7 have a lot in common, despite first appearances. These vehicles all use elements of the C1 platform. And they all point to what the future of Ford might be. By using this shared architecture ...

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