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 recently and hit on a number of points that will shape Ford's future.
General Motors saw worldwide sales dip 7.7 percent year-over-year in the second quarter, down to 2.4 million units. U.S. sales are dragging down GM's global results, falling 15.4 percent compared to the same quarter last year. With U.S. sales making up roughly half of GM's global sales, the U.S. drop of 200,000 units in Q2 accounts for nearly all of the worldwide decline in sales.