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European auto workers await fate - the week

3 March 2017

This was not a good week to be a worker in certain auto or engine making plants owned by GM, PSA or Ford in the UK and Spain. Especially for those of nervous disposition.


Ford's Bridgend engine plant - anatomy of decline

1 March 2017

A confluence of factors, many of them rooted in history, are behind the expected decline in output at Ford’s Bridgend plant which will lead to the loss of 1,100 jobs over the next five years.


Ford Goes Further - the week that was

2 December 2016

A busy week for the just-auto team, with editor Dave Leggett and business editor Simon Warburton both out at events while yours truly minded the shop. We heard, in fact, there were no fewer than eight new model launches for UK media this week, including an Audi event in New Mexico.


What could a Trump presidency mean for autos?

9 November 2016

The Western political establishment has had another rude shock after the summer's Brexit referendum vote in the UK. The US has voted Donald Trump as president-elect, confounding the opinion polls that had pointed to a narrow win for Hillary Clinton. The question on many minds today is an obvious one: What could this mean?

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


Sourcing Russian suppliers key - Ford Sollers

20 March 2017

Ford Sollers says domestic suppliers are key to dealing with the challenges faced by all automakers in the Russian market as the country continues to grapple with ruble and oil price pressures, as well as international economic sanctions.


Automakers sue Takata in US court

16 March 2017

Global carmakers including Nissan Motor, BMW and Ford, this week launched a lawsuit in a US court against Japan's Takata for losses incurred due to its faulty airbags, according to reports in the US.


just-auto Plus only Ford US recalls 2017 Mustang vehicles

16 March 2017

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety compliance recall in North America. Details are as follows: Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 6,000, 2017 Ford Mustang vehicles to inspect the left interior door handle return spring. In...


Ford reportedly invests in Silicon Valley firm

15 March 2017

Ford has invested in Silicon Valley start-up Autonomic, a company founded last summer, according to a US report.


Ford appoints new strategy chief for Asia Pacific

15 March 2017

Ford has named Stephen Dyer vice president of business strategy for the Asia Pacific region.


Magna develops composite subframe prototype

14 March 2017

Magna International, working with Ford, has developed a prototype carbon fiber composite subframe claimed to reduce mass by 34% compared to a stamped steel equivalent.


just-auto Plus only Ford US recalls Edge/Lincoln vehicles

14 March 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V123000 Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company Components: Air Bags Potential number of units affected: 27,531 Summary Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles and 2017 Lincoln...


Ford expands supplier environment programme

13 March 2017

Ford said it would become 'greener' by sharing more sustainability practices with suppliers worldwide.


Ford to build China-specific Lincoln locally

13 March 2017

Ford will produce luxury Lincoln SUVs in China by the end of 2019, according to a media report.


just-auto Plus only Ford elects new director to its board

13 March 2017

Ford Motor Company announces the election of Lynn Vojvodich to the company’s board of directors. Her appointment is effective 1 April 2017. Vojvodich, 49, is a global technology executive who has built, grown and transformed businesses for more than...


Ford refutes hybrid patent infringement claims

9 March 2017

Paice, which develops hybrid vehicle technology, said the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has instituted a formal investigation into patent infringement claims against Ford  which the automaker denies.


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


GENEVA - Ford chief still sees Europe opportunity

8 March 2017

Ford's European chief still expects growth in the region.


GENEVA - Ford surges in Europe as GM quits

7 March 2017

While big rival General Motors' struggles in Europe have been highlighted by the sale of Opel to PSA, Ford is enjoying something of a resurgence in the region.


Ford stresses importance of zero tariffs for UK

7 March 2017

Ford of Europe chief Jim Farley has stressed the importance of continued tariff-free trade for the UK's auto industry sector when the UK leaves the EU in 2019.


Ford China sales rise in February, down YTD

7 March 2017

Ford and its joint ventures in China sold 64,641 vehicles in February, up 2% compared to February 2016.


just-auto Plus only GNCAP announces test results for two Indian cars

7 March 2017

In the first set of #SaferCarsForIndia results for 2017, Global NCAP has released the scores for crash tests conducted on the Chevrolet Enjoy and the Ford Aspire (Next Gen Figo). The Chevrolet Enjoy, which is sold without airbags in its basic version,...


just-auto Plus only Ford debuts next-gen Fiesta ST at the Geneva show

7 March 2017

Ford on 6 March 2017 delivered the global public debut of the next generation Ford Fiesta ST amid the most exciting and comprehensive line-up of Ford Performance models ever, at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Introducing an all-new 200 PS, three-cylinder...


Ford small-scale trials 3D print for larger parts

6 March 2017

Small-scale 3D printing of small components was on show at Ford's UK technical centre at Dunton, Essex when just-auto visited a few years ago so it's no surprise to learn the automaker now is exploring how large one-piece car parts could be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Ford trials 3D printing technology with Stratasys

6 March 2017

Ford Motor Company is exploring how large one-piece auto parts, like car spoilers, could be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles, as the first automaker to pilot the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer. Capable of printing car parts of...


just-auto Plus only Ford North America recalls Edge/Lincoln vehicles

3 March 2017

Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 32,000 2016-17 Ford Edge, 2016-17 Lincoln MKX and 2017 Lincoln Continental vehicles to replace the driver frontal airbag module. Ford was notified by Takata that certain driver frontal airbag...


just-auto Plus only Ford US February 2017 sales down 4%

2 March 2017

Overall Ford Motor Company US sales totalled 208,440 vehicles in February, a 4% decline versus a year ago. Retail sales of 134,576 vehicles decreased 3%, while fleet sales were down 5%, with 73,864 vehicles sold. The fleet decline reflects a strong year-ago...


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada sales up 3.2% in February 2017

2 March 2017

Breaking new records, Ford F-Series achieved its best February ever surpassing last year’s record with 10,251 trucks sold. This is the second consecutive month that Ford F-Series has set best monthly sales. Ford of Canada’s overall sales were up...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP announces safety ratings for six new car

2 March 2017

On 1 March 2017 Euro NCAP releases the results of six new cars. The Audi Q5, Land Rover Discovery and Toyota C-HR all get a top five-star safety rating; Citroën’s C3 gets four stars; and Fiat’s ageing 500 and Ford’s brand new Ka+ notched...


Ford to lose more jobs at UK engine plant - report

1 March 2017

Ford may have to cut the workforce at its Bridgend engine plant in Wales, UK, with as many as 1,160 jobs lost by 2020 according to documents seen by the BBC.


Gestamp acquires Romania factory

1 March 2017

Spanish supplier Gestamp has started business in Romania by acquiring a majority stake in a local company which owns a plant supplying Renault-Nissan's subsidiary Dacia.


just-auto Plus only Ford reveals Fiesta ST ahead of Geneva debut

27 February 2017

Ford Performance on 24 February 2017 revealed the next generation Ford Fiesta ST, powered by an all-new three-cylinder, 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine. Shown for the first time ahead of its global public debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, the next...


Ford nixes human intervention on driverless cars

17 February 2017

Ford, having noted engineers monitoring self-driving cars are dozing off, has decided to remove the steering wheel, brake and accelerator pedals from its driverless cars arriving in 2021, a media report said.


Ford plans pothole plotter

17 February 2017

Ford claims costly car repairs could be prevented with the help of an ingenious, crowd-sourced virtual pothole map, which it is researching, with testing due to start later this year.


Ford to build new wind tunnel complex in Michigan

15 February 2017

Ford is spending on a new aerodynamic testing complex that will house a next-generation rolling road wind tunnel and climatic chamber. The new facility will come complete with testing advancements that better match the technological development of both production vehicles and racing vehicles.

Ford Group news

Sourcing Russian suppliers key - Ford Sollers

20 March 2017

Ford Sollers says domestic suppliers are key to dealing with the challenges faced by all automake...


just-auto Plus only Ford’s chief interior designer, Europe – Q&A

20 March 2017

While at the most recent Geneva motor show, we sat down with Ernst Reim, Ford’s chief inter...


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 i...


Automakers sue Takata in US court

16 March 2017

Global carmakers including Nissan Motor, BMW and Ford, this week launched a lawsuit in a US court...


just-auto Plus only Ford US recalls 2017 Mustang vehicles

16 March 2017

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety compliance recall in North America. Details are as follows...


Ford reportedly invests in Silicon Valley firm

15 March 2017

Ford has invested in Silicon Valley start-up Autonomic, a company founded last summer, according...



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