2017 Ford Cars
Perhaps best known for icons like the F-Series truck line and Mustang sports car, Ford has more recently made a major push to down-size its vehicles with cars like the Focus and Fiesta. Smaller engines are also part of the mix with new EcoBoost technology using both direct-injection and turbocharging. The Blue Oval is also trending away from SUVs and towards crossovers, like the Explorer, Esape, Edge and Flex. Hybridsand electric vehicles are also catching on at Ford with the C-Max, Focus EV and Fusion hybrids all gaining popularity.
Founded by Henry Ford in 1903, the Ford Motor Company is credited for introducing the assembly line as a way of mass-producing vehicles, including the Model T. Despite selling off the brands years ago, Ford continues to own a small stake in Mazda and Aston Martin.