The challenge for the Challenger: new Camaro and Mustang

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With yesterday’s introduction of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, the Dodge Challenger remains the only pony car without a major overhaul. This means the Challenger, which hasn’t been fundamentally modified since its introduction as a 2008 model, is up against cars that are state-the-art when it comes to a...
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Ford unveils 2015 Focus

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Ford is giving an advance look at the 2015 Focus, which will make its official debut at the New York International Auto Show, which opens April 17 at the Jacob Javits Center. According to data compiled by R.L. Polk/IHS Automotive, the Focus is the best-selling car model in...
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Houston Auto Show notes

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The 2014 Houston Auto Show is open now through Sunday, offering visitors a chance to see not only what’s on dealer lots now but some of what will be coming to showrooms throughout the year. Whether you make the Houston Show or not, 2014 is a good year...
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European losses are sinking U.S. profits for Ford, GM

Ford Motor Company reported second-quarter earnings that were down nearly 57 percent and warned full-year results would be lower than 2011. Ford’s North American operations delivered positive news: operating profit rose 5.3 percent to a near-record $2.01 billion with operating margin rose from 9.8 percent to 10.2 percent....
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Moody’s returns Ford to investment grade

Moody’s raised its credit rating and outlook on Ford Motor Co. today, returning the automaker to investment grade. Moody’s cited the company’s strength in North America, strong liquidity, and sound financial discipline. The move lifts the rating on Ford’s senior unsecured debt to Baa3 from Ba2. It also...
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