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Ford Chairman: Car design is “all-encompassing”

Ford Chairman: Car design is “all-encompassing”

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford took the stage during the company's Further with Ford conference to talk about the future of automobiles and the where the company is going as far as features and design. The chairman says that design is a huge focus for the company, and it doesn't just involve "pretty sheet metal." In fact, Ford says that automobile design is "all-encompassing."

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Ford bringing back buttons after touchscreen distraction fears

Ford bringing back buttons after touchscreen distraction fears

Ford plans to restore buttons and knobs to its high-tech dashboards, after drivers complained that touchscreen-centric infotainment systems made common tasks like adjusting volume demand too much attention. The car company still maintains that its SYNC and MyFord Touch systems, which see increasingly large LCD displays take center-stage in the dashboard, are popular among drivers, with 79-percent of new 2013 cars sold featuring the systems. However, as of the 2014 F-150, the finger-friendly - but potentially distracting - panels will be rejoined by more traditional controls.

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US government investigating Ford F-150 engine problems

US government investigating Ford F-150 engine problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it'll be opening up an investigation on Ford's F-150 pickup truck. They say that there have been 95 reports of F-150 trucks losing engine power after accelerating, especially when driving in humid or wet conditions. The truck's motto, "built Ford tough," might be put on hold while the NHTSA investigates the problem.

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Ford plans to surpass its hybrid sales record this month

Ford plans to surpass its hybrid sales record this month

Ford has decided that this year, it will surpass its hybrid sales record. It's highest annual amount of hybrids sold dates back to 2010, the year it sold 35,496 of its Fusion and C-Max hybrids. Currently, the car manufacturer has sold 29,561 hybrids this year alone, meaning that it only needs to sell about 6,000 more hybrids to beat its original record, a feat that it believes can be accomplished within this month.

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Ford launches 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine

Ford launches 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine

Ford continues to add new fuel-efficient EcoBoost engines to power a variety of vehicles in its global vehicle lineup. Ford recently announced a new 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that will join its lineup of fuel-efficient turbocharged engines. Ford says the new engine will help to meet the strong global demand for four-cylinder EcoBoost powertrains.

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Ford builds the one millionth Mustang

Ford builds the one millionth Mustang

Of all the automobiles that Ford builds, one of the most iconic is the Mustang. This week the Ford Mustang celebrated its 49th birthday and on Wednesday the one millionth Mustang rolled off the assembly line. If you're curious, that millionth Mustang appears to be a convertible ruby red GT with the Track Pack designed for high-performance driving.

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