A new Ford vice president will be taking charge and helping to accelerate the One Ford plan around the globe. John Casesa will be the new group vice president of Global Strategy. He will be reporting to Ford President and CEO Mark Fields. “Ford is a growth company in a dramatically growing global industry. It is more important than ever that we operate with a focus on delivering today’s business and an equal focus on anticipating and meeting the needs of customers five, 10 and 15 years down the road,” said Fields, in a statement. “John knows business and the auto industry inside and out. His deep experience and relationships
One of the scariest feelings when driving a car has to be that blink of a moment when you realize that the car has begun to spin out. Many cars can recognize that they are skidding and are able to utilize anti-skid technology, but Ford is taking it one step further. The automaker announced new tech last week that will enable vehicles to actually realize when they are about to skid, as opposed to when they are already skidding. The vehicle then applies the brakes in such a way that the car continues to go straight. The difference in time between traditional anti-skid technology and the new “Enhanced Transitional Stability,”
The Ford Performance division has been very busy lately. Literally rocking the automotive world with the recent release of the Ford GT350 and Ford supercar, it’s also on the brink of releasing the Ford Focus RS, a performance-enhanced version of the Focus. Now, word ‘round the campfire says that the automaker is looking to give the Ford Fiesta the same sort of performance treatment. “There’s more to come from the current Fiesta,” Ford Performance manager Tyrone Johnson told AutoCar. Does that mean an RS version is forthcoming? After all, the Ford Fiesta ST was the feel-good international hit of 2013. Does he only mean that the ST will be continued?
We at Gurley Motors are proud to serve right here in our local community, whether that is through providing you and your family with a much-needed new vehicle or donating our time and financial resources to various community events and causes. Apparently, Ford dealers across the country and around the world feel the same way. With the results of Ford’s Survey on Dealer Giving reported, we’ve learned dealers gave a total of nearly $100 million to charitable causes and organizations and close to 1 million hours of volunteer work. Of the dealers who completed the survey, 82% donated financially to various non-profit organizations and 95% spent their time serving to