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History of Ford

Ford Motor Company, known plainly as Ford, is an American multinational, dedicated to the manufacture of motor vehicles. It is one of the largest automotive manufacturers worldwide, and one of the 500 most powerful corporations around the world.

It is headquartered in the town of Dearborn, Michigan, United States.

Early Ford

It was founded in 1903 - with a capital of 28,000 dollars, by a group of twelve investors included John and Horace Dodge (who later founded their own car company) and above all Henry Ford, giving the name to the company.

In its first years of existence, a few cars were produced per day in Detroit factory. Little by little, grew up to become one of the largest and most robust of the developed world, being one of the companies that managed to survive the great depression of the 1930s.

Ford's first model: the Ford T

Ford's first model is considered the ancestor of all current cars: the legendary Ford T. It was released on 01 October 1908, built at the Piquette plant, although then the production moved to the Highland Park plant; greater capacity. The Ford T presented a large number of innovations. Had the steering wheel on the left, the engine and transmission were closed, the 4-cylinder engine were embedded in a solid block, and the suspension worked through two semi-elliptic springs.

This revolutionary car was easy to drive and to repair, while economic (initially had a price of $ 825 per coming down every year). In addition, Ford was a pioneer in the basic techniques of production line and mass production. Another historical milestone that marked was the development of simple, cheap and cars intended for the average family in the United States.UU, since before the cars were crafted and had a very high cost.

In case outside little, mark advertised massively to the T, and thanks to the dealers, the car was available in every corner of the country. As expected, sales were massive. In 1914, it reached 250,000 units sold. In 1916, with a price of 360 dollars for the basic version, it was (astronomical for those times) 472.000 units sold mark.

The total production of the Ford T, which continued until the end of 1927, was 15.007034 units, a record that stood for the next 45 years. The reduction of costs, thanks to Ford's important innovations in the production chain; It allowed to offer workers a salary quite greater than the average of the time, ensuring that the staff is satisfied and motivated.

Subsequent years

Even in peaceful times, Henry Ford had been against the war, before the second world war his company provided closely to the nazi Germany, and their trucks played a crucial role in the course of the armed conflict.

Initially, the first models sold outside the U.S..UU. they were simply versions of the yankee market vehicles, but later they were developing specific models for Europe. The first of these was the Ford and 8 HP.

Henry Ford, who had resumed control of the company after the death of his son Edsel. He died in 1947 by a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 83. His grandson mayor Henry II took over the management of Ford Motor Company.

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Ford also owns the brands Mercury and Lincoln, as well as having a small share of Mazda (Japanese) and Aston Martin (United Kingdom). The subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover were sold to Indian group Tata Motors in March 2008. Volvo also was a mark of ownership of Ford, but in 2010 it was sold to Geely Automobile.

To date, remains a family business, run by the descendants of the founder.

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Ford Edge

Ford Edge

Ford Edge developed by the automobile giants Ford is a car, which enjoys the popular characteristics of a hunchback or station wagon vehicle. This Ford car is a middle sized car and heavily inspired by the Mazda CX-9, the original Ford car model that had CD3 Ford engine.

Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion is manufactured at the Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly where the Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ were also made. It uses the CD 3 platform. It was code named the CD338 for the first generation of cars which rolled out during 2006-2012.

Ford Galaxy

Ford Galaxy

The Ford Galaxy was first introduced in 1995 and was a Large Multi-Purpose Vehicle. It has extended for over three generations and the Ford S-Max was also inspired from this model.

Technical characteristics of Ford Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Ford Focus 2.0 TDCi 2007 135HP (99 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.5 l/100km
2 Ford LTD II Pillared Hardtop 1979 151HP (111 kW) @ 3800 rpm 8.1 l/100km
3 Ford Freestar 2003 195HP (143 kW) @ 4750 rpm 8.1 l/100km
4 Ford Thunderbird 1977 163HP (120 kW) @ 3600 rpm n/a
5 Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi Wagon 2007 90HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.5 l/100km
6 Ford LTD Sedan 1979 139HP (102 kW) @ 3200 rpm 8.1 l/100km
7 Ford Mondeo Saloon 1.8 TDCi 2007 124HP (91 kW) @ 3700 rpm 5.8 l/100km
8 Ford Sierra 2.0 Ghia 1984 106HP (78 kW) @ 5200 rpm 8.1 l/100km
9 Ford Fusion V6 AWD 2011 243HP (179 kW) @ 6550 rpm n/a
10 Ford Cortina 1600 Ghia 1976 91HP (67 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.1 l/100km
11 Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi 2007 109HP (80 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.5 l/100km
12 Ford Mustang SVO 1985 177HP (130 kW) @ 4400 rpm 8.1 l/100km
13 Ford Thunderbird 1977 170HP (125 kW) @ 3800 rpm n/a
14 Ford Escort XR3i Escort Mark 4 1986 104HP (76 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.1 l/100km
15 Ford Falcon XR6 1999 223HP (164 kW) @ 5000 rpm 7.7 l/100km

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