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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


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...


2017 New York motor show - global debuts list

13 April 2017

There was no stand-out star at this year's New York International Auto Show, though for sheer novelty value, FCA's 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon could be rightly thought of as the biggest attraction.


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales down 19% in Q1 2017

13 April 2017

Ford Motor Company, China sold more than 250,000 vehicles in the first three months of 2017, down 19% compared to the same time in 2016. Year-to-date sales for Ford and its joint ventures totalled 243,530 vehicles, down 21% compared to the same time last...


Automakers benefit from UK low carbon funding

11 April 2017

BMW Motorsport, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and Westfield Sportscars are automakers awarded a total of GBP62m by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop innovative low carbon technology in the UK.


Ford sees more SUV growth

11 April 2017

Ford said it sees the SUV segment growing further – accounting for more than 45% of the non-premium US retail auto industry in the next five to seven years.


Ford announces China electrification strategy

10 April 2017

Ford has unveiled new vehicles in China and detailed plans to sell electrified vehicles there. It also detailed the launch of FordPass in China and a CNY1.3bn(US$188m) spend to accelerate innovation and R&D in Nanjing, China, including a new test track and powertrain lab.


Ford plans fully electric small SUV for China

10 April 2017

Ford has put some detail on its plans to add electrified vehicles for China.


Ford's Fields optimistic about US-China relations

10 April 2017

Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields is feeling optimistic about the outlook for US-China relations, he told CNBC at the weekend, after the conclusion of a summit between US president Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping.


Ford launches US police responder hybrid sedan

10 April 2017

Ford has launched a claimed industry first pursuit rated hybrid police car as part of a US$4.5bn spend to make electric vehicles.


Ford to launch Ranger in China

7 April 2017

Ford plans to introduce its best-selling 'Built Ford Tough' truck brand in China to pursue growth opportunities in the country’s emerging pickup market.


Ford Romania adds hires ahead of EcoSport SOP

6 April 2017

Ford Romania has confirmed that it has started the process of recruiting 976 people to support production of the new EcoSport small sports utility vehicle which is due to start later this year (October according to just-auto/QUBE/PLDB).


just-auto Plus only Ford introduces 2017 F-150 Raptor in Middle East

6 April 2017

Eagerly anticipated and still unmatched by any auto manufacturer, Ford – America’s truck leader – introduces the all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor to the Middle East, adding agility, versatility and roominess to the toughest, smartest, most capable...


just-auto Plus only Ford expanding EV line-up and investments in China

6 April 2017

Ford Motor Company on 6 April 2017 detailed an ambitious China electrification strategy, confirming two new electrified vehicles for China and a broad range of EVs by 2025. The Mondeo Energi, to be launched in early 2018, will be the first plug-in hybrid to...


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales down 7% in March 2017

4 April 2017

Ford Motor Company US reported March 2017 sales of 236,250 vehicles – a 7% decline versus a year ago Retail sales declined 2% last month, with 157,740 vehicles sold Fleet sales of 78,510 vehicles were down 17%, reflecting a strong year-ago...


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada sales up 0.2% in March 2017

4 April 2017

Sales increases across Ford’s SUV lineup helped to deliver a strong close to the first quarter for Ford Motor Company of Canada. Ford Escape achieved its best March on record with a 12% sales increase. Ford Explorer and Ford Expedition also experienced...


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

3 April 2017

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 52,000 2017 Ford F-250 gasoline-powered 6.2-litre vehicles for unintended vehicle movement while in park. Customers are advised to use the parking brake at all times when shifting their...


Ford nabs 400 engineers from Blackberry - report

31 March 2017

Ford reportedly has transferred 400 workers from Ontario-based BlackBerry to help develop wireless technology.


Ford expanding Canadian R&D

30 March 2017

Ford, with financial help from provincial and federal governments, is expanding Canadian research and development presence with an additional C$500m spend.


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

30 March 2017

Ford Motor Company is issuing three safety recalls and one safety compliance recall in North America. Details are as follows: Ford issues safety recall for certain 2013-15 Ford Escape, Ford Fiesta ST, Ford Fusion and Ford Transit Connect 1.6-litre GTDI...


Ford to announce new Canada engine production

30 March 2017

Ford was expected to announce on Thursday (30 March) it would produce a new engine in Ontario, Canada, according to a media report.


Ford spending $1.2bn at Michigan factories

29 March 2017

Ford said it was spending US$1.2bn on Michigan factories to build new trucks and SUVs and expand as a mobility company.


just-auto Plus only New Ford GT features five drive modes

28 March 2017

The all-new Ford GT features five Drive Modes that enable drivers to optimise the 647 horsepower carbon fibre supercar’s performance characteristics to match conditions on road or racetrack. The Drive Modes include: Normal, for everyday driving Wet,...


just-auto Plus only Lincoln launches new head-up display with DLP tech

28 March 2017

The Lincoln Motor Company will debut an all-new Head-Up Display system next month in its flagship vehicle, the Lincoln Continental. The system is exclusive to Lincoln, with the brightest and biggest display size in its class. The company also is the first...

Ford Group news

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, an...


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, starti...


just-auto Plus only Ford US recalls 2017 Edge vehicles

25 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V205000 Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company Components: Structure Potent...


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 mo...


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 mode...


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...



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