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The week - it's tough at the top, Mr Fields?

26 May 2017

There had been enough rumours in automotive and financial circles over the last few weeks (and months) to suggest Change was coming at Ford - to wit the Monday ousting of CEO Mark Fields (billed in the press release as 'retirement') after less than three years in the top job, with a well-seasoned (but mostly not in autos) executive, Jim Hackett, replacing the long-Ford-serving Fields who had been praised, for example, for his work heading Mazda on the way to the top job in Dearborn and the moves towards 'mobility' once there.


Ford opts for presentational change

23 May 2017

The more I look at it, the harder I am finding it to understand the rationale for change at the top of Ford Motor Company. I am concluding, at this point, that it is perhaps more rooted in presentation than substance.


Detroit has investors on its mind - COMMENT

18 May 2017

The automotive business, like others, is subject to economic cycles. It is now ten years since the global economic slowdown - the 'credit crunch' of 2007 - that eventually brought us a much more serious banking crisis in late 2008 and the a pretty severe global recession in 2009.


New engines and other changes for 2018MY Jaguars

18 May 2017

When the Jaguar PRs said some of their cars at a regional driving day for UK media were factory-fresh, they were not kidding - several, with the new, in-house made Ingenium petrol engines, had come off the Castle Bromwich assembly line only a day before the event.

Latest interviews


Ford of Europe on connectivity developments

16 March 2017

Ford is doing much in the Connected Vehicle Technologies space. Its award-winning SYNC 3 system incorporates much of the functionality desired by consumers today. At the Geneva Motor Show, we caught up with Jan Schroll, Ford of Europe’s Supervisor for Connectivity Application, on challenges of integrating connectivity and the road ahead.


Detroit interview - Ford CEO Mark Fields

14 January 2016

Ford’s Fields tells just auto he wants to revolutionise the automotive customer experience.


Car firms 'must embrace mobility changes'

11 November 2015

Ford's former Chief Technical Officer Paul Mascarenas has told just-auto that he believes the challenges faced by the auto industry currently put it at a pivotal stage and those firms who fail to embrace the emerging mega-trends will lose out.


Q&A with Ford Europe's CD-car vehicle line directo

21 September 2015

At the 2015 IAA, Calum MacRae spoke with Rolf Deges, Vehicle Line Director, CD-cars and covered Ford’s product development process, AWD developments and the challenges that connectivity brings.

Latest news


Steven Armstrong to lead Ford Europe

25 May 2017

Ford has unveiled Steven Armstrong as head of its Europe operations following the appointment of Jim Hackett as president and CEO.


just-auto Plus only Ford North America issues safety compliance recall

25 May 2017

Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety compliance recalls in North America. Details are as follows: Ford issues safety compliance recall for certain 2017 Ford F-150, Explorer and Super Duty vehicles for inadequate welds in driver seat back frames Ford...


Ford launches new all-makes aftermarket brand

24 May 2017

Ford dealers in Europe can now service or supply parts for all makes of other vehicles following the automaker's launch of a new Omnicraft brand of replacement parts.


New Ford CEO will be Jim Hackett [biog]

22 May 2017

Jim Hackett is to be named Ford CEO today, replacing Mark Fields.


Ford replaces CEO Fields with Jim Hackett

22 May 2017

Ford has named Jim Hackett as its new president and CEO, replacing Mark Fields.


Ford shakes up senior management structure

22 May 2017

As well as announcing that Jim Hackett takes over from Mark Fields as the company's new CEO, Ford has also announced a number of other senior management changes today.


Ford to spend $350m at Livonia transmission plant

19 May 2017

Ford has announced a US$350m spend at its Livonia Transmission Plant, adding a new transmission as part of a plan to fortify its core automotive business.


Ford Cologne plant starts RHD Fiesta production

18 May 2017

Following on from the start of production of the redesigned Fiesta, Ford of Europe has now begun right-hand drive output in Cologne, Germany.


just-auto Plus only Solvay's Ryton PPS compatible with Ford's ULV 25

18 May 2017

Solvay, a leading global supplier of speciality polymers, announced this week at the International CTI Symposium in Novi, Michigan., that recent research confirms several grades of its Ryton polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) polymer demonstrate strong compatibility...


Ford Europe starts production of new Fiesta

17 May 2017

Ford says it has begun production of the new generation (8th) Fiesta model at its plant in Cologne, Germany.


Ford 'to cut salaried staff in NA and Asia-Pac'

17 May 2017

Ford will reportedly offer voluntary retirement packages to cut around 10% of salaried workers in the North American and Asia Pacific regions.


Ford to cut global workforce by 10% - report

16 May 2017

Ford is reportedly planning a new cost cutting drive that would reduce its global workforce by around 10%.


GM and Ford report China sales for April

8 May 2017

General Motors and Ford Motor reported sharply contrasting sales performances in China last month, according to data released individually by the US automakers.


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales rise 11% in April 2017

8 May 2017

Ford announced April 2017 Sales. Ford Motor Company sold nearly 94,000 vehicles in April in China, up 11% compared to April 2016.  Total Ford Motor Company Sales: April 2017 - 93,967 units; vs. April 2016 - 11%; YTD 2017 - 349,228 units; vs. April...


Ford axes truck making jobs moved from Mexico

5 May 2017

Ford reportedly has temporarily laid off 130 workers at its plant in Avon Lake, Ohio, jobs which, US media said, it had hoped to preserve by moving production there from Mexico in 2015.


just-auto Plus only Ford F-150 Raptor features new transfer case

5 May 2017

When the all-new F-150 Raptor hit showrooms last fall, few could foresee the extent of the innovations beyond its high-output engine and new skin. Along with all the power and agility gains comes the most advanced drive mode system in its class – a...


just-auto Plus only Ford enhances F-650/750 trucks performance

4 May 2017

Ford, America’s truck leader, is updating its biggest trucks to improve performance and serviceability. Ford F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks are the fastest growing volume Class 6-7 brand. Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks were completely redesigned for...


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada delivers 30,401 vehicles in April 2017

4 May 2017

Propelled by record truck sales and steady momentum from utilities, Ford Motor Company of Canada, delivered its best April since 1989 with 30,401 vehicles sold. Canadian-built Ford Edge had its best April on record with a 22% sales increase. Additional sales...


just-auto Plus only Ford breaks ground for Wagner Place

4 May 2017

Ford’s Dearborn campus transformation expands to West Dearborn with the groundbreaking of Wagner Place, a unique urban development featuring office and retail space. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Dearborn Mayor John O’Reilly, Jr....


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales down 7.2% in April 2017

3 May 2017

Ford Motor Company’s overall US April 2017 sales declined 7.2% compared to a year ago, with 214,695 vehicles sold US Sales: Total vehicle - 214,695 units; Retail - 140,762 units; Fleet - 73,933 units;Truck - 91,520 units; SUV - 73,318 units; Car -...


Costs and currency hit Ford's Q1 profits

27 April 2017

Ford has announced Q1 2017 pretax profit down US$1.6bn year on year to $2.2bn on revenue up $1.4bn to $39.1bn.


Fiesta knocks Golf off Europe's top seller perch

27 April 2017

European new car sales boomed in March 2017 with new registrations for the month totalling 1.93m units, a 10.8% rise year on year and a record for the month.


Ford Mustang exports boost global sales lead

25 April 2017

Ford claims its Mustang has been the best-selling sports car in the US over the last 50 years, and now, thanks to exports, is the most popular sports car in the world.


Ford plans autumn PHEV van trial in London

25 April 2017

The first fleets participating in the Ford Transit plug-in hybrid van (PHEV) London trial, starting this autumn, have been confirmed.


just-auto Plus only Ford US recalls 2017 Edge vehicles

25 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V205000 Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company Components: Structure Potential number of units affected: 84 Summary Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Edge vehicles equipped with the optional Panoramic Vista Roof....


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


Lincoln adds models for China market growth

20 April 2017

Ford's premium Lincoln brand is targeting more volume growth in China on the back of new model introductions for the market.


Ford testing bamboo as material for interiors

20 April 2017

Ford says it is testing bamboo - a strong natural material - for use in a composite material with applications in vehicle interiors.


just-auto Plus only Ford US recalls 2017 F-450/F-550 vehicles

18 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V212000 Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company Components: Power Train Potential number of units affected: 509 Summary Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Ford F-450 and F-550 Superduty vehicles. Operating the vehicle...


just-auto Plus only Ford US recalls 2017 F-250 vehicles

18 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V225000 Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company Components: Power Train Potential number of units affected: 48,443 Summary Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty trucks equipped with 6.2L engines...

Ford Group news

The week - it's tough at the top, Mr Fields?

26 May 2017

There had been enough rumours in automotive and financial circles over the last few weeks (and mo...


Steven Armstrong to lead Ford Europe

25 May 2017

Ford has unveiled Steven Armstrong as head of its Europe operations following the appointment of...


just-auto Plus only Ford North America issues safety compliance recall

25 May 2017

Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety compliance recalls in North America. Details are as foll...


Ford launches new all-makes aftermarket brand

24 May 2017

Ford dealers in Europe can now service or supply parts for all makes of other vehicles following...


Ford opts for presentational change

23 May 2017

The more I look at it, the harder I am finding it to understand the rationale for change at the t...


New Ford CEO will be Jim Hackett [biog]

22 May 2017

Jim Hackett is to be named Ford CEO today, replacing Mark Fields. Fields' departure is linked...



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