And America hits on third! With a car manufacturer that has been producing vehicles for more than a decade, Ford Motor Company—simply known as Ford—is one of the oldest car manufacturers in the world. With two brands in it name, Ford for affordable automobiles and commercial vehicles and Lincoln for its luxury line, Ford employs more than 200,000 employees in 90 facilities around the world.
Henry Ford is the Father of Modern Vehicles because he was the one who introduced the affordability of vehicles to the mass. He introduced the mass production of vehicles in the early 1900s using an assembly line. In the peak of the Industrial Revolution, Henry Ford took advantage of large-scale manufacturing sequences that caught on to be known as Fordism less than ten years after it was introduced. Ford produced hundreds or a couple thousands of cars a year from 1903 to 1908. He produced Ford Models A, B, C, F, K, N, R, and S. and in later 1908, he mass produced Ford Model T which produced millions of cars. In 1927, Ford produced the first vehicle with safety glass as a windshield; and in 1932, he was the first to produce the V8 engine powered vehicle for a low price.
Not only was the modern day car mass produced by Ford he made a lot of inventions or upgrades in the vehicle that modern vehicles cannot live without. Ford spearheaded safety measures in car manufacturing introducing rear seatbelts, deep-dish steering wheels and optional padded dashboards. He also developed anti-child locking mechanisms by 1957. Also in 1957, he mass produced a six-seater car with a retractable hardtop cover. By 1965, Ford introduced the seatbelt reminder light.
Ford became a company so big that when it unveiled the Ford Mustang in 1964, a new flare for Ford was created. And by the end of the 20th century, Ford Motor Company acquired Jaguar Cars (1990) and Aston Martin (1994).
As the 21st century opened on Ford, sales fell to near bankruptcy, however, with a continuous market; Ford reestablished itself in the modern market and rose to be one of the largest car manufacturers in the world. A plan was developed to match the market and this led to a strategy using one vehicular body structure for new models known as Crossover SUVs. This gave way to other ventures such as producing hybrid cars.
The most recent Ford logo is a design concept created by Harold Will for Ford’s 100th Anniversary in 2003. This showcases a navy blue hue. The New Ford design is a modernized rendition of the 1927 Ford emblem.
Ford became top producers of a huge line of vehicles from typical automobiles, heavy duty trucks, tractors and buses and motorsport vehicles. Ford also acquired numerous brands from around the world welcoming a whole new global market for the company; it acquired Aston Martin, Volvo, Land Rover, Mazda, Jaguar and more. Although it sold the brands to other business owners, Ford still owns Lincoln and Troller up to now.
Ford Model T
From 1908 to 1927, the iconic Ford Model T sold about more than 15 million units. It is the first in history to sell by the millions in less than 10 years. It was so popular that 9 out of 10 vehicles driven in the streets were Ford Model T’s.
1964 or 1965 Ford Mustang
Known for speed and glamor, the Ford Mustang is the vehicle that created the trend of buying savvy ‘cool’ cars.
This is Ford’s 21st century pick-up that hit the world by storm with its extreme capability to go both off-road and on-road with style.
1939 and 1961 Lincoln Continental
This is the most stylish V12 coupe/ convertible vehicle in the market. It is the vehicle that shaped the trend for muscle cars.
Ford GT series
Ford isn’t just an automobile maker, it is also known for its race cars. It is a magnificent modern vehicle with great style and engineering.
Ford has manufacturing and assembly plants around the world in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Germany, France, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vietnam, Venezuela.
What To Love about Ford?
Prime Quality and Wow-Factor
Since Ford sold off other car brands like Jaguar and Volvo, it has focused its attention on Ford Automobiles and Lincoln thus creating a new and more modern series of vehicles in the 21st century.
What Not To Love About Ford?
Owning a Ford can be quite expensive. You not only have to deal with buying a rather expensive vehicle but a Ford is also costly throughout its lifespan due to expensive gasoline and parts.