Have an opinion about this story? Click here to submit a Letter to the Editorand we may publish it in print. Ford on Monday idled F production at its plant in Kansas City until May 14, temporarily laying off 3, workers. It will also suspend production at its Dearborn Truck Plant Wednesday night through at least the end of the week, affecting about 4, workers.
Good Car Bad Car The company heavily invests in its F-Series product line, owning more than patents related to pickups. Ford renews its F models every few years and expects to introduce its first diesel engine in as well as enhanced connectivity features.
A hybrid F-Series model will be available for sale in The F is the most profitable and the most successful model for Ford to date, so the company makes every effort to provide the best quality vehicles with the most innovative technologies to assist drivers accordingly.
Why do the F-Series pickups give Ford an edge over its competitors? Pickups are more profitable vehicles than compact cars or SUVs.
By making so much profit from one line of vehicles the company can invest more in its other models and subsidize them in order to increase their market share.
It drives their sales growth in the U. The company sold 2, vehicles in the U. Pickup trucks are becoming a status symbol. In addition, their style, safety, usefulness and comfort have elevated their status. Ford is the leader in the pickup trucks market in the U.
Brand reputation combined with the second most loyal customer base Ford is the oldest of the three American companies, with its founder Henry Ford being famous for pioneering the revolutionary assembly line technique of mass production in the early 20th century.
The company became famous for its mass produced vehicles such as the Model T and the Model A.
However, although Ford has a strong brand reputation globally with a presence in 62 countries, there is room for improvement. Access the full analysisSkip to the sections below that interest you: Sorry this article is long, there's a lot in it.
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