Autoblog reports: Mulally pledges "One Ford" global design theme in 7 years. There is great potential for fucking up here. But we agree that it's a risk worth taking because, face it, Ford is in big trouble.
Some of the Fords being sold over in Europe (we're thinking S-MAX, Focus and Mondeo) are really quite sweet and would do well if they were sold here so we're hoping that European influence makes it over the ocean.
Ford, please please please don't fuck this up (aka, sending American style to Europe more than bringing Europe design here).
scene (Ford boardroom)
Former Ford CEO Bill Ford: I brought the Krimpets. And some Coors tallboys.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally: So you read the press release then, eh?
Ford: I did!
Mulally: And so you're thinking cakes and beers?
Ford: That's the plan, right?
Mulally: First off all, it would be crumpets. Second, it would be tea. Third, where are your pants?
Ford: Sold 'em.
That's a snap of the Ford S-MAX. It's a people mover!