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Why the Ford Mustang so successful even in Europe

27 July 2017

Talk to Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW and you'll hear that sales of sports coupes and convertibles are in decline all over Europe. Ford's experience with the Mustang seems to be the opposite.


Ford fields highest tech Fiesta ever

29 June 2017

Nothing like kicking off with a bold claim - Ford reckons the redesigned Fiesta is "the most technologically advanced small car on sale in Europe".


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.

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


Ford Brazil re-engines and updates EcoSport

27 July 2017

Time flies. It's 14 years since Ford Brazil was first in the blue oval empire to launch the EcoSport B-SUV [initially restricted mainly to South America - ed] and it's done well here in South America.


just-auto Plus only Ford US issues safety recall

27 July 2017

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall in North America. Details are as follows: Certain 2014 Ford F-150, E-Series, 2014-15 Escape and 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for approximately 117,000 Ford F-150,...


Ford tops analyst expectations with Q2 results

26 July 2017

Ford's second-quarter earnings have beaten analyst expectations, helped by strong truck sales in North America.


just-auto Plus only New Mustang GT features Drag Strip mode

25 July 2017

Ford’s most advanced and powerful Mustang GT is also the fastest ever, achieving 0-to-60-mph in less than four seconds in Drag Strip mode. The new Mustang is also faster than a US$94,000 Porsche 911 Carrera, which Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer,...


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

25 July 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V427000 Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company Components: Power Train Potential number of units affected: 5,215 Summary Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Lincoln MKZ and Ford Edge and Fusion vehicles. On vehicles...


Ford names new design director for Europe

24 July 2017

Ford Europe has named Amko Leenarts design director responsible for exterior and interior design.


just-auto Plus only Constellium delivers its 10 millionth part to Ford

14 July 2017

Constellium is proud to announce that it has delivered its 10 millionth part to Ford Motor Company. A provider of aluminium structural components for the Ford F-150 and Super Duty trucks, Constellium will also supply the all-new Ford Expedition starting in...


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

12 July 2017

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall in North America. Details are as follows: Certain 2017 Ford Edge, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 6,000 Ford Edge, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ 2.0-litre gas...


Ford China sees record June sales

6 July 2017

Ford said sales in China passed 100,000 vehicles in June, up 15% year on year, and a record for the month.


Adil Shirinov appointed CEO of Ford Sollers

6 July 2017

Adil Shirinov has been appointed CEO and President of Ford's Russian JV, Ford Sollers, effective immediately. He replaces Mark Ovenden, who takes a marketing role with Ford in Asia Pacific.


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces ratings for six large cars

6 July 2017

The Lincoln Continental, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Toyota Avalon come out at the top of a group of six large cars recently evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The three cars qualify for Top Safety Pick+, the Institutes highest...


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada SUV sales surge 40% in June 2017

6 July 2017

Ford Motor Company of Canada remains Canada’s top automotive and SUV brand at the close of the second quarter. Ford SUV sales last month achieved a 40% increase helping Ford remain Canada’s top-selling SUV brand year-to-date. Ford Explorer sales...


Mustang better, Europeans way better, in NCAP

5 July 2017

Euro NCAP's latest safety ratings of six new cars and the Ford Mustang facelift are the usual mix of better and best.


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales down 5.1% in June 2017

4 July 2017

Ford Motor Company’s June US sales totalled 227,979 vehicles – down 5.1% compared to last year June retail results totalled 152,396 vehicles, flat versus last year’s retail results Fleet sales in June of 75,583 vehicles were down...


'Post peak' period forecast for US light vehicles

29 June 2017

New vehicle sales in the US in the first half of 2017 are expected to be 8.4m, down nearly 2.3% compared to the first six months of 2016.  With growing economic headwinds, full year sales in 2017 are predicted to reach 17.1m, down 2.5% from the record 17.5m sold in 2016 and within the 16.8 to 17.3m range set by Kelley Blue Book analysts earlier this year.


just-auto Plus only Ford US issues safety/safety compliance recalls

29 June 2017

Ford Motor Company is issuing one safety recall and two safety compliance recalls in North America. Details are as follows: 2015-17 Ford Transit van/bus vehicles Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 400,000 2015-17 Ford Transit van/bus...


just-auto Plus only Ford testing its autonomous vehicles at Mcity

29 June 2017

While Ford continues to test its autonomous vehicle technology on public roads and its own proving grounds, the University of Michigan’s Mcity provides a haven for the driverless technology of tomorrow. The 32-acre autonomous and connected vehicle...


Ford Brazil first to launch 1.5 litre I3

26 June 2017

Ford Brazil is launching a new, 1.5 litre, three cylinder, flex fuel engine in the updated EcoSport. Internally known as Dragon, the engine initially will come from Ford India, where it is in production but not used in any locally produced model but the Brazilian powertrain plant in Taubaté, 146km/91 miles east of São Paulo City will eventually produce it as a replacement for the current four-cylinder, 1.6-litre Sigma motor.


Ford recalls Indian made cars in South Africa

23 June 2017

Ford is recalling nearly 16,000 Indian made Ikon and Figo models in South Africa due to a potential fire risk, a media report said on Friday.


Magna announces Lincoln Continental supply deals

22 June 2017

Magna said it had received a special Lincoln Luxury World Excellence Award from Ford for its supply deals for the new Continental.


New Ford tech to warn of emergency vehicles

22 June 2017

Ford has developed technology that sends a signal from an ambulance, fire engine or police car directly to nearby drivers, so that they will know exactly where the siren is coming from, and how far away it is.


Ford US to import Focus from China instead

20 June 2017

Ford said its next-generation Focus for the US would be sourced primarily from a joint venture in China, instead of Mexico, saving an additional US$500m on top of the $500 million savings announced earlier this year by cancelling plans for a new factory in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and moving production to the Hermosillo, Mexico, plant.


BorgWarner supplies EGR for Ford diesel

15 June 2017

BorgWarner said it was supplying exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) including a cooler, valve and pneumatic bypass valve for the Ford Power Stroke 6.7-litre V8 diesel engine.


Deutsche Post and Ford to manufacture E-Van

14 June 2017

Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH and Ford-Werke GmbH are entering a partnership for the manufacturing of Transit-based battery-electric delivery vehicles.


Ford to open Smart Mobility Office in London

13 June 2017

Ford has announced it will open a dedicated Ford Smart Mobility Innovation Office in London focusing on future mobility solutions for Europe.


Automakers slow on standardising AEB

9 June 2017

Automakers are moving slowly on widespread fitment of crash prevention technology that regulators say could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries every year, a media report said.


Ford sees tight capacity at Louisville on NA SUVs

8 June 2017

Ford says its Escape and Lincoln MKC sales are off to their best start in company history during the first five months of the year, prompting the company to shorten the traditional two-week summer shutdown at Louisville Assembly Plant to build more than 8,500 additional vehicles there.


just-auto Plus only Ford invests in upgrade of Silverton facility

7 June 2017

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa has invested more than ZAR125m (US$9.8m) to upgrade the 3,000-metre vehicle conveyor system at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria in order to increase its production capacity for the locally-built Ford Ranger and...


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada sales surge 17% in May 2017

7 June 2017

Strong sales in trucks, SUVs, CUVs and cars have helped Ford Motor Company of Canada achieve its best May since 1989 with 34,486 vehicles sold last month and a total sales increase of 17%.  “Landmark sales in May showcase the strength of Ford...


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales down 3% in May 2017

7 June 2017

Ford Motor Company sold nearly 88,000 vehicles in May in China, down 3% compared to May 2016. Total Ford Motor Company Sales: May 2017 - 87,733 units; vs. May 2016 - (-)3%; YTD 2017 - 436,961 units; vs. 2016 - (-)11% CAF: May 2017 - 59,276 units; vs....

Ford Group news

Why the Ford Mustang so successful even in Europe

27 July 2017

Talk to Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW and you'll hear that sales of sports coupes and conv...


Ford Brazil re-engines and updates EcoSport

27 July 2017

Time flies. It's 14 years since Ford Brazil was first in the blue oval empire to launch the EcoSp...


just-auto Plus only Ford US issues safety recall

27 July 2017

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


Ford tops analyst expectations with Q2 results

26 July 2017

Ford's second-quarter earnings have beaten analyst expectations, helped by strong truck sales in...


just-auto Plus only New Mustang GT features Drag Strip mode

25 July 2017

Ford’s most advanced and powerful Mustang GT is also the fastest ever, achieving 0-to-60-mp...


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

25 July 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V427000 Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company Components: Power Train Pote...



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