|BUICK TURNS 110: MOST SIGNIFICANT BUICK OF EACH DECADE|
|DETROIT – Remaining in business for 11 decades requires constant innovation, so choosing one model to represent a decade of significance can be a catalyst for debate. Among the hundreds of models designed and engineered for Buick, the 11 below stand out as the most significant for their respective decades since May 17, 1903. Let the debate begin.
◾1903-1912: The first Buick ever is quite significant, so Buick's first decade honor goes to the 1904 Model B. The first one of the line was so...[Read more...]|
|FORD'S SUPPLIER DIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: 35 YEARS OF EMPOWERING MINORITY, WOMEN AND VETERAN BUSINESS OWNERS|
| ||◾ Ford's award-winning Supplier Diversity Development (SDD) program celebrates its 35th anniversary; since 1978 Ford has spent more than $67 billion with diverse suppliers
◾ In 2012 Ford spent $5.7 billion with tier-one minority-owned suppliers, $1.2 billion with tier-one women-owned suppliers, and $2.1 billion with tier-one suppliers who use tier-two minority- and women-owned businesses
◾ A diverse supplier base brings a fresh perspective that can lead to cutting-edge innovations and help ac...[Read more...]|
|GMC PICKUPS 101: BUSTING MYTHS OF TRUCK AERODYNAMICS|
|• 2014 Sierra gains fuel economy, quietness from time in wind tunnel|
DETROIT – The all-new 2014 Sierra full-size pickup truck spent more development time in a wind tunnel than any GMC pickup before it, resulting in design changes that benefit both fuel efficiency and interior quietness.
To achieve improved airflow, aerodynamic engineers like Diane Bloch examined every millimeter of the truck to find areas of improvement, debunking some popular myths along the way.
To study...[Read more...]
|Edsel Ford's Speedster Stars at 'The Amelia'|
|Edsel Ford's 'continental car', a custom boattail speedster, will take its rightful place in the Sports Car Class of the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. In the shape of Edsel's seminal speedster is the genesis of Ford's legendary design department.
Edsel Ford was hardly 'a chip off the old block'. The acorn fell well away from the mighty oak that was Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. Edsel was not just the President of Ford, he was a car guy to his core. His ta...[Read more...]|
|CHRYSLER GROUP LLC AND FIAT S.P.A. ANNOUNCE MOST ACCESSORIZED VEHICLES AND TOP-SELLING ACCESSORIES|
|Mopar Offers More Than 25,000 Accessories Worldwide
•Ram 1500, Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Challenger are most accessorized vehicles in North America
•Side steps, Jeep Wrangler tops and floor mats are best-selling accessories in North America
•Fiat 500, Fiat 500L and Jeep Grand Cherokee among most accessorized vehicles in other global regions
•Top-selling accessories announced for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America
February 11, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich....[Read more...]|