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Ford to offer 1,964 limited-edition Mustangs to celebrate pony car's 50th anniversary

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honour the pony car's 50th anniversary. The company will only build 1,964 special cars, honouring the year the Mustang first went on sale. The 50 Year Limited Edition will come in one of the two colours of Ford's logo: white or blue. Buyers can choose a manual or automatic transmission. There are special chrome highlights around the grille, windows and tail lights. The Limited Edition will also be the only 2015 Mustang with a faux gas cap badge on the rear, where the original cap sat.

Ford to offer 1,964 limited-edition Mustangs to celebrate pony car's 50th anniversary

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honour the pony car's 50th anniversary. The company will only build 1,964 special cars, honouring the year the Mustang first went on sale. The 50 Year Limited Edition will come in one of the two colours of Ford's logo: white or blue. Buyers can choose a manual or automatic transmission. There are special chrome highlights around the grille, windows and tail lights. The Limited Edition will also be the only 2015 Mustang with a faux gas cap badge on the rear, where the original cap sat.

Ford recalls nearly 435,000 vehicles to fix rusting frame parts or faulty seats

DETROIT - Ford is recalling nearly 435,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix rusting frame parts or faulty seats. The biggest of the two recalls covers nearly 386,000 Ford Escapes from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Ford says the subframes can rust, allowing a control arm to separate and hamper steering control. Ford is aware of one crash but no injuries linked to the problem. The SUVs were originally sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear snow and ice from roads. Six Canadian provinces also are included.

Ford recalls nearly 435,000 vehicles to fix rusting frame parts or faulty seats

DETROIT - Ford is recalling nearly 435,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix rusting frame parts or faulty seats. The biggest of the two recalls covers nearly 386,000 Ford Escapes from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Ford says the subframes can rust, allowing a control arm to separate and hamper steering control. Ford is aware of one crash but no injuries linked to the problem. The SUVs were originally sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear snow and ice from roads. Six Canadian provinces also are included.

Ford's Russian joint venture to cut third of jobs as sales fall

Ford's Russian joint venture said Wednesday it plans to cut a third of its staff at its factory outside the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg due to falling sales. "We confirm that we will reduce our workforce in the Saint Petersburg plant by about 700 positions," a spokeswoman for Ford-Sollers told AFP. The plant in Vsevolozhsk on the outskirts of Russia's second largest city employs around 2,000 people assembling cars and commercial vehicles. "We hope to achieve this through voluntary means," the spokeswoman added.

Government ends investigation into 1.6 million Ford vehicles after Ford agrees to a repair

DETROIT - The federal government is closing an investigation into 1.6 million Ford vehicles that can lose engine power after Ford agreed to a remedy. The year-long investigation involves Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs and Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2009 through 2013 model years. Vehicles with 2.5-litre and 3.0-litre engines can suddenly lose power because of material buildup in the electronic throttle body motor. The engines don't stall, but vehicle speeds can drop as low as 5 miles per hour.

Ford's US sales down 6 pct in February as bad weather keeps buyers home

DETROIT - Ford's U.S. sales dropped 6 per cent in February as winter weather kept many buyers at home. Ford's car sales dropped 14 per cent and utility sales were down 4 per cent. Pickup truck sales remained a bright spot. Ford's F-Series sales were up nearly 3 per cent to 55,882. It was the best February for the F-Series in eight years. Ford's luxury Lincoln brand also saw improvement. Sales of the MKZ sedan, which went on sale last spring, more than tripled to 3,044.

Ford updating Focus compact; adds smaller, more efficient engine to boost sluggish US sales

DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford is giving its Focus compact car a small face-lift and a more fuel-efficient engine as it tries to boost sluggish sales in the U.S. The Focus, which Ford bills as the top-selling vehicle name in the world, will get some cosmetic updates inside and out for 2015. Ford will also equip it with the 1-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged engine that's now available in Europe.

Rob Ford says he lied about his drug use because he was embarrassed

TORONTO - After months of insisting he had been truthful in the midst of a drug scandal, Toronto's controversial mayor has admitted he lied to the public because he was embarrassed. Rob Ford made the admission on his own terms, in a YouTube show called "Ford Nation" which was posted online Monday. "Did I experiment with drugs? Yes I have. Why did I lie? I think everybody in the world has lied, because I was embarrassed," Ford said, while looking directly into the camera.

US safety agency closes investigation of Ford Super Duty pickups without issuing recall

DETROIT - U.S. regulators have closed an investigation into steering failures on some Ford Super Duty trucks, saying they didn't find a safety defect. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened the probe in May after getting complaints of steering gear box failures in F250 and F350 trucks. The investigation covered about 340,000 trucks from the 2008 model year. The agency said Tuesday that lab tests of failed parts found no evidence of fatigue. Also, an analysis of complaint rates showed no pattern of manufacturing quality problems.
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