From NYT - Drive TimesWhat executives at Ford Motor Company would probably like most this holiday season is a slow news week.
Given the magnitude of the rebuilding program now underway at the company, a steady stream of news originating from the Dearborn-based automaker is to be expected. But a recent flurry of reports have been less than cheerful. The news items include the closing of a high-profile design studio; a pullback in the availability of the SVT high-performance models favored by enthusiasts; and disagreements with the federal government over whether an engine-stalling problem in its Focus compact constitutes a safety problem.
Yet in the face of all this, Ford's chairman, William Clay Ford Jr., remains confident about a turnaround in the automaker's fortunes.
:evil: Ford Tough :evil: