Henry Ford began the journey of Ford motors in the year 1903. Since the incorporation of the organization, Ford motors has grown to become one of the largest players in the automotive sector. In the past 100 plus years, Ford has been effective pushing limits in automotive technology and in introducing automobiles which have gained the loyalty of millions of customers.
The”Model A” had a 2-cylinder motor and could reach a max speed of 30 mph
The popularity factor isn’t something that’s new to Ford. In fact, in 1903, the first Model T was introduced that gained immense popularity. The demand was so high that the company had to find innovative with its mass production methods. In 1911, Ford went across the oceans and established a branch in Manchester, England. To fulfill the increased demand and need for quick production, Ford Motors altered history in the automotive industry by introducing the first moving assembly line in the Highland Park Assembly Plant in the year 1913. The first assembly line has 140 assemblers who worked along a 150-foot line to build the parts. From the 1920s, the company has over 20 overseas assembly plants across the world and has been the largest automobile producer in the usa.
In 2008, when the three large automakers – Ford, General Motors and Chrysler were facing significant financial issues, The United States government have to the rescue by providing financial aid through TARP (Troubled Assets Relief Program). Ford was the only organization which managed to survive the tricky time and didn’t file for bankruptcy. Since that time the firm has been steadily progressing and leaving its mark on the industry.
Since the turn of this decade, Ford has been investing in manufacturing fuel-efficient models. It’s been successful in making cars that have high performance while at the same time being eco-friendly. Today, Ford is one of the leading sellers for hybrid and electronic cars in the us.
As of 2018, Ford has announced that it will be phasing out its passenger cars and concentrate on creating electric cars, hybrids, pickups, and SUVs. It’s also working towards bringing innovative technology to make customers’ driving experiences comfortable and luxurious. Ford will be bringing back the popular Ranger and Bronco starting in 2019, together with a Diesel version of the F-150 truck.
The only car that Jim Morrison, legendary Doors singer, ever possessed was a Shelby GT 500.