Tag Archives: genk

Ford Minivan Rebirth as European Galaxy Tests Stateside?

While the minivan market is shrinking, Ford Motor in Dearborn is apparently testing a European Galaxy minivan for possible U.S. consumption as these Jim Dunne spy shots reveal. Ford has been out of the minivan market since the Freestar, previously Windstar, lapsed into well deserved oblivion in 2007 as the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Caravan, as well as the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey mom-mobiles made it a mere footnote in sales results. Continue reading

Posted in auto news, new vehicle | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ford to Shut Genk as part of latest European Turnaround Plan

Ford Motor Company today announced it will close the Genk industrial complex as part of a trimming of its Europe manufacturing facilities under its latest European turnaround plan to return the cash hemorrhaging subsidiary to profitability. Continue reading

Posted in auto news, economy, labor issues, manufacturing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment