Ford: Company History, Current Models, Interesting Facts ...


Ford Motor Company

Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit), the Ford Motor Company is the second largest U.S.-based auto manufacturer in the world and the fifth largest in the world. They produce a wide range of different vehicles ranging from family automobiles to commercial vehicles to luxury cars and much more. Forbes Magazine even described Ford as “the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.”

Company History

Ford has a long and very interesting history as an automobile company. The story stars with Henry Ford, the company’s owner and founder. He created his first car company in 1901 before creating the Ford Motor Company in 1903.

The company started small with only a few cars being produced per day. They quickly grew with the advent of the first moving assembly line for automobile production. The efficiency at which Ford could now create automobiles helped them explode in popularity. During the time period between 1908 and 1930, Ford was particularly well known for their Model T car and then their Model A car (the first car with a safety glass windshield).

Ford continued to grow through the 1930s and beyond. They made several key innovations in automobile technology. These included such features as a deep-dish steering wheel, seatbelts, childproof door locks, and even the seatbelt reminder light.

By the 1980s, Ford was one of the most popular car companies in the entire world. Since then, they have produced a wide range of cars, trucks, and SUVs, many of which have received much acclaim.

Flagship Model

Because Ford is such a large company, they actually have several flagship models at any one time. They produce vehicles across such a wide range of types that it is hard to narrow down their flagship model to one particular car.

However, the Ford Mondeo is considered by many to be the company’s current flagship model car. It is a large-sized family car that has been produced in some form since 1992. They have been produced under several different names including the Ford Contour, the Mercury Mystique, and currently as the Ford Fusion in the United States.

The Lincoln division of the Ford Motor Company focuses on selling high-end luxury cars. Their current flagship model is the Lincoln MKS. The car is a full-size luxury sedan that began production in 2008.

Current Models

Ford currently produces a wide array of automobile models under the Ford name and a variety of other names. Cars that Ford currently produces include the subcompact Ford Fiesta, the compact Ford Focus, the mid-size Ford Fusion, the full-size Ford Taurus, the sport compact Fiesta ST, the sport compact Focus ST, and the sports Ford Mustang.

Ford’s Lincoln division also currently produces a wide range of luxury automobile models. These include the Lincoln Navigator, the Lincoln MKX, the Lincoln MKZ, the Lincoln MKS (flagship), the Lincoln MKT Town Car, and the Lincoln MKC.

Previous Models

Since the company’s inception, Ford has produced dozens upon dozens different models of automobiles. These range from cars to trucks to SUVs to commercial vehicles.

Of course, their original Model T Ford is one of the most well known of their many creations. This car was considered the first affordable automobile. It was quickly followed by a number of other models including the Model A Ford.

More recently, however, Ford has manufactured a number of very successful models of cars. Among these are the Ford Escort, the Ford Pinto, the Ford Tempo, the Ford Contour, the Ford Crown Victoria, the Ford Thunderbird, and the Ford GT.

Ford is also a well-known manufacturer of trucks. They are best known for their Ford Ranger, Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, and Ford F-450. The company has also produced an extensive array of vans and SUVs for everyday drivers.

Interesting Facts

In reality, there isn’t a whole lot that isn’t interesting about the Ford Motor Company. Simply put, their extensive history in the automobile business makes them one of the most fascinating companies of all time.

Their early history is particularly fascinating, especially the parts involving Henry Ford and his struggle to create the first affordable automobile (the Model T).

Ford has also been very successful in motorsports racing. They are involved with stock car racing, Formula One, rally racing, sports car racing, touring racing, and more. They have been successful in each one of these different types of motorsports racing.

Another interesting fact related to Ford is their involvement in creating more fuel-efficient vehicles. They are one of the leaders in this area of automobile development. They have made large leaps in cars that use compressed natural gas, flexible fuel, hydrogen, all electric, and hybrid vehicles. Their Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford Escape Hybrid, and Lincoln MKX Hybrid are all very popular hybrid creations from the Ford Motor Company.

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