Navistar, the company that used to be International Harvester’s truck division and is now the manufacturer of both long-haul trucks and heavy duty diesel engines, has sued Ford Motor Company.
For several hundred millions of dollars.
The breach of contract lawsuit was filed in a state court in Chicago.
Ford and Navistar have been at each other’s legal throats for several months over the Powerstroke engines in the Super Duty line of Ford pick-up trucks, (...) > Full story
The Super Duty is one of the most profitable vehicle in Ford’s lineup. Buyers are snapping up fully optioned F-350s, such as the Lariat and King Ranch, in greater numbers than expected. The F-450 pickup also looks like a winner.
In April Lariat sales are up 30 percent and King Ranch sales are up 53 percent compared with the same period a year ago.
Best sales were made by the F-450. Ford spokesman Wes Sherwood says that through April, the F-450 was the hottest selling of the new Super Duty (...) > Full story
To illustrate the 2007 Ford F-150’s continued leadership in safety, strength and capability, Ford picks apart its half-ton competition in two new ads starring Mike Rowe, creator and star of Discovery Channel’s hit show, “Dirty Jobs.” In this second round of Ford F-150 ads since January 2007, Rowe is joined by two hard-working Ford truck engineers as they highlight the F-150’s superior features.
“The Ford F-150 is built consistently with better parts that give it more (...) > Full story
Owners of Ford F-150 pickups work as hard as their trucks do. That’s why SVE Commercial Products is introducing the MidBox Professional Mobile Storage System for F-150 Regular and Supercab models. The new MidBox is Ford Motor Company’s approved option for flexible, secure storage that maintains factory styling while adding 26.3 cubic feet of storage space.
Inconspicuously located behind the cab and to the front of the pickup bed, MidBox is accessible from both sides of the vehicle. For (...) > Full story
Ford Motor recalled about 155,000 pickups and sport-utility vehicles on Monday to repair a cruise control switch system that already had led to millions of recalls. The latest recall involved 2003 versions of the F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty truck, the Ford Excursion SUV and the Lincoln Blackwood pickup.
In the past two years Ford recalled 5.8 million vehicles because of engine fires linked to the cruise control systems in trucks, SUVs and vans. That recall, one of the (...) > Full story
Fresh off a major Super Sunday appearance, the newly launched 2008 Ford F-Series Super Duty hits high gear with top billing at NASCAR’s Daytona 500 race, including a record road trip, massive displays and new versions of the truck’s Super Bowl ad. Ford’s boldest, most capable and toughest truck ever will be promoted heavily throughout the NASCAR season as part of a massive marketing launch that trumpets the pickup’s “Built Ford Tough” pedigree as it set new standards (...) > Full story
Fresh off a major Super Bowl appearance, the Ford F-Series – America’s favorite pickup – is gaining even more attention this weekend with the film premiere of DreamWorks Pictures’ “Norbit,” starring Eddie Murphy.
The Ford F-250 Super Duty appears as a central figure in the new film by supporting the nerdy Norbit and his three burly brother-in-laws as they use Ford’s tough truck at the family business.
The movie is yet another example of the Ford F-Series’ wide (...) > Full story
The all-new 2008 Ford F-Series Super Duty, the industry’s leading heavy-duty work truck and a mainstay of businesses throughout America, was unveiled today on the eve of the 2006 State Fair of Texas.
Ford began selling the most capable F-Series truck ever – the new 2008 Ford F-Series Super Duty – and will begin advertising it heavily on Sunday’s Super Bowl XLI broadcast and at NASCAR’s Super Bowl, the Daytona 500 on Feb. 18. This major push is expected to build on the 50,000 2008 F-Series Super Duty orders Ford received before the first trucks were shipped.
The new Super Duty features an available all-new, more powerful 6.4-liter Power Stroke (r) dual-turbo diesel engine; an (...) > Full story
The new 2008 F-Series Super Duty gets built before your eyes in an innovative advertisement that will launch during the Super Bowl “Built Ford Tough Pre Kick” show February 4 on CBS. The new Super Duty features an available all-new, more powerful 6.4L Power Stroke dual-turbo diesel engine; an industry first F-450 pickup with unmatched capability; and numerous class exclusive innovative features like the Tailgate Step and PowerScope Mirrors.
“We are launching the most capable Ford F-Series (...) > Full story