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August 24, 2010

2011 Ford Explorer Attracts Record Car Shoppers With Facebook Unveiling

Jumpstart Automotive Group says Ford Motor Company's recent Facebook unveiling of its 2011 Ford Explorer scored big with in-market car shoppers, spurring a 104 percent increase in the number of visitors to the automotive media and marketing organization's Ford Explorer pages.

August 3, 2010

Zhejiang Geely Acquires Volvo Car Corporation

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd. (Geely Holding Group) announced Monday that it completed the acquisition of Volvo Car Corporation (Volvo Cars) from Ford Motor Company.

July 27, 2010

Ford and Captive Finance Unit Report 2Q Profits

Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Credit both reported second-quarter profits last week, improving on the results from the year-ago period.

July 13, 2010

Detroit Brand Dealers Most Improved in 2010 Satisfaction Study

Mercedes-Benz dealerships ranked highest in the 2010 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index (PSI) U.S. Auto Industry Study, which used “mystery shoppers” to measure and compare how consumers are treated when shopping.

July 6, 2010

Hyundai Highlights June Sales Report

Month-to-month retail sales did slow down, but the picture is much brighter on a year-over-year basis, with all domestic and foreign automakers reporting YOY sales increases for the first six months of 2010.

June 22, 2010

Lincoln Offers Free Scheduled Maintenance

Two weeks after revealing plans to expand the Lincoln brand and enhance the customer experience, the company announced last Friday that it would provide free scheduled maintenance for customers who purchase or lease new 2010 or 2011 Lincoln vehicles this summer.

June 1, 2010

Fighting for a Worthy Cause

Cal Worthington Ford may relocate from its longtime home in Long Beach, Calif., if the city can’t beat an offer from the legendary dealer’s manufacturer.

May 4, 2010

Automakers Post Strong April Sales

Retail auto sales continued their strong performance in April, as all domestic and foreign automakers reported increases in their sales volumes.

April 27, 2010

UPDATED: Legendary Ford Dealer Seeks Loan to Avoid Relocation

The city of Long Beach, Calif., is fighting to keep Cal Worthington Ford, one of the city’s 10 biggest tax revenue generators, after Ford Motor Co. offered an incentive package to relocate the 36-year-old dealership.

April 27, 2010

Ford Credit, Ford Motor Report Strong 1Q Earnings

Ford Motor Company and its finance arm, Ford Motor Credit Company, reported first-quarter profits today, but company executives remained cautious about the auto industry’s overall recovery.