Ford Motor Company has been making waves in quality as it garnered several industry recognitions proving that its efforts in delivering world-class vehicles and technologies are bearing fruit and in fact, too big to go unnoticed.
Taurus, Ford’s flagship sedan, showed its might across Middle Eastern markets during the first quarter of this year, as it posted an 88 per cent increase in regional sales. The positive growth was also reflected in Kuwait where sales grew by over 10 per cent, thanks to the growing popularity of the full-size sedan among customers in the country.
Arabian Motors Group (AMG), the Ford and Lincoln importer-dealer in Kuwait, recently inaugurated its new Quick Lane® Tire and Auto Center in Shuwaikh, further expanding its after-sales services in the country. The new centre, one of the largest Quick Lane® outlets in the region, is equipped with 20 service bays, offering reliable service to motorists owning different vehicle brands.
Ford and Lincoln sales in the Middle East closed 2012 on a high note, breaking the 75,000 unit barrier – a 10 per cent year over year growth. Sales of both brands in the last quarter of 2012 jumped an outstanding 42 per cent year over year according to Larry Prein, Ford Middle East’s managing director who is confident that the momentum will be equally strong for 2013.
In Ford’s Silicon Valley Lab, Dave Evans creates a custom vehicle gauge and emails the 3D design to Zac Nelson in Dearborn. Nelson uses the MakerBot® Thing-O-Matic™ at his workstation and prints up a physical prototype. The future of research and development is happening right here and now at the desks of these Ford engineers.