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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?


Ford charts path for long-term growth - Analysis

21 September 2016

At its recent ‘Investor Day’, Ford’s senior management set out its strategic priorities. The plan is to build on core strengths and grow in emerging opportunities. Dave Leggett describes some highlights and offers an assessment.


Ford’s Investor Day – preview

14 September 2016

Ford is hosting will host an ‘Investor Day’ conference – an annual event - for representatives of the investment community in Dearborn today (Wednesday, September 14). The conference is from 10am to 2pm EDT, including a question and answer session. We look ahead to it.

Latest interviews


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.


Q&A: GETRAG FORD talk manual gearbox developments

18 September 2015

At the 2015 IAA, Calum MacRae spoke with Christof Schulte, Senior Product Development Manager manual transmissions, GETRAG FORD Transmissions GmbH, Germany. MX65 – in three variants 5MTT152, 5MTT215 and 6MTT215 - is the replacement for Ford's venerable iB5 transmission (alternatively known as 5MTT170) and will be produced in four global locations.

Latest news


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 invests in artificial intelligence firm

13 February 2017

Ford is investing $1 billion during the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company, to develop a virtual driver system for the automaker’s autonomous vehicle coming in 2021 – and for potential license to other companies.


2017 Chicago motor show - world debuts

10 February 2017

FCA US, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor America, Nissan North America and Subaru of America all had vehicle world premieres at the 2017 Chicago auto show.


just-auto Plus only Ford China sells 88,432 vehicles in January 2017

9 February 2017

Ford and its joint ventures in China sold more than 88,000 vehicles in January with the Edge SUV and Mustang recording all-time record months. Total sales for Ford, including JVs Changan Ford Automobile and Jiangling Motor Corporation, were down 32% versus...


just-auto Plus only Federal-Mogul offers head gaskets for Ford engines

7 February 2017

Fel-Pro PermaTorque MLS multi-layered steel performance head gaskets – featuring the same race-winning technologies used in professional oval track and drag racing competition – are now available for Ford Modular V8 (4.6L and 5.4L) engines. Fel-Pro...


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada sales up 3.5% in January 2017

2 February 2017

With a strong start to the new year, Ford Motor Company of Canada, total vehicle sales increased by 4% driven by record January sales of Ford F-Series, Canada’s top-selling pickup for 51 consecutive years. Ford Transit Van sales also achieved a new...


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales down 1% in January 2017

2 February 2017

Ford Motor Company’s US retail sales of 120,400 vehicles are up 6% in January, while total sales declined 1%.  Fleet sales of 52,212 vehicles, including daily rental, commercial and government segments, declined 13%. The fleet decline reflects a...


Ford management criticises Trump's travel ban

31 January 2017

Ford chairman Bill Ford and CEO Mark Fields have criticised US President Donald Trump's travel ban applying to a group of Middle Eastern countries. Donald Trump's executive order issued on Friday bans travellers from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the US for the next 90 days.


just-auto Plus only New Ford F-250 earns NHTSA five star rating

30 January 2017

The 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x2’s smart engineering has earned the all-new truck the government’s highest possible crash rating of five stars – adding safety to its strengths as the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty...


Ford Brazil honours debt and indemnifies state

27 January 2017

A lengthy attempt by Ford Brazil to build a new plant has been resolved, in part at least.


Fields on Ford Europe's record results

27 January 2017

Aggressive actions to reduce cost alongside a more profitable sales mix of products is driving a much-improved performance in Ford's European business according to CEO Mark Fields.


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

27 January 2017

Ford Motor Company is issuing one safety recall and one safety compliance recall in North America. Details are as follows: Ford issues safety recall for certain 2016 Ford Focus and C-MAX vehicles to inspect and repair left-hand body apron joints located on...


Ford 2016 net profit falls $2.8bn

26 January 2017

Ford has booked a substantial US$2.8bn plunge in full year 2016 net profit down to $4.6bn on sales down to $151.8bn from $2.2bn. Automotive segment operating margin was off 0.1% to 6.7%.


Gestamp launches first Indian hot stamping plant

26 January 2017

Gestamp, the Spanish multinational company designing, developing and making metal components for the automotive industry, has launched a new plant specialised in hot stamping in Pune (India).


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP announces safety ratings for three cars

26 January 2017

Euro NCAP releases safety ratings for three cars: the Volvo S90 saloon and the V90 estate both achieve the maximum of five stars, while Ford’s Mustang scores two. Launched last year, the S90 and V90 are the latest additions to the Volvo Cars line-up...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores Ford Mustang two star safety rating

26 January 2017

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), released a much anticipated safety rating for the high-selling and iconic sports car, the Ford Mustang. The Mustang scored a 2-star ANCAP safety...


Ford backs Trump on TPP withdrawal

25 January 2017

Ford CEO Mark Fields has strongly supported US President Donald Trump's swift action this week to sign an executive order to take the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.


Trump tells Big 3 CEOs: more US plants and jobs

24 January 2017

As expected, president Donald Trump encouraged chief executives of General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler at a Tuesday (24 January) breakfast meeting to increase production in the US and boost employment there, media reports said.


Apple marketing/communication director joins Ford

24 January 2017

Former Apple retail global marketing and communication director Musa Tariq is joining Ford as chief brand officer.


Ford launches non-Ford replacement parts brand

24 January 2017

After offering Motorcraft 'genuine Ford' replacement parts worldwide for decades, the automaker's customer service division is now launching Omnicraft, a a new brand of replacement parts for all makes of non-franchise vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Ford to test its new driver assist tech in China

23 January 2017

Ever asked yourself whether to speed up or slow down when approaching a street crossing? What about that nagging feeling that traffic you can’t see might be approaching as you make a left turn? Imagine a day when stress associated with these...


just-auto Plus only Ford builds Driving Dynamics Lab at Dearborn site

23 January 2017

By the end of 2017, Ford and its engineers will be benefitting more from the value of the trackside property at the Dearborn Proving Grounds. A new 210,000-square-foot, three-story Driving Dynamics Laboratory is expected to greatly increase efficiency in...


just-auto Plus only Ford begins plug-in hybrid van trials in London

23 January 2017

Ford Motor Company is launching a multimillion-pound project designed to help improve air quality in London as the automaker accelerates its electrification plans with 13 new global electrified vehicles scheduled for introduction in the next five years. The...


just-auto Plus only Shelby American unveils 2017 Super Snake

20 January 2017

Five decades after the first “Super Snake” rumbled out of the factory, Shelby American unveiled the all-new 50th Anniversary model on 19 January 2017 in the Ford Performance exhibit at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. To commemorate the...


just-auto Plus only Ford Europe sales rise 5% in 2016

19 January 2017

Ford Motor Company sales in Europe increased 5% in 2016 to nearly 1.4m vehicles in its 20 traditional European markets. Ford sales in its 50 European markets rose 4% in 2016 to 1.5m vehicles. Ford market share in its 50 European markets remains at 7.7%...


just-auto Plus only Ford presents new advanced Mustang

18 January 2017

On 17 January 2017, Ford partnered with its ambassador of Service, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, to introduce the new Mustang – the world’s best-selling sports coupe and the company’s most advanced Mustang ever. A host of...


just-auto Plus only Ford South Africa recalls Kuga models

17 January 2017

Ford South Africa is issuing a safety recall for Kuga models equipped with the 1.6-litre engine to address an engine overheating condition that could cause a fire. A total of 4,556 vehicles are affected by this safety recall in South Africa, and were built...


just-auto Plus only Ford expands Takata airbag recall in the US

13 January 2017

As part of the planned expansion of vehicles included in the Takata inflator recalls described in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Takata Coordinated Remedy Order, Ford is expanding its safety recall on vehicles with certain passenger...

Ford Group news

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 t...


Ford plans pothole plotter

17 February 2017

Ford claims costly car repairs could be prevented with the help of an ingenious, crowd-sourced vi...


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 r...


Ford invests in artificial intelligence firm

13 February 2017

Ford is investing $1 billion during the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence co...


2017 Chicago motor show - world debuts

10 February 2017

FCA US, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor America, Nissan North America and Subaru of America all...


just-auto Plus only Ford China sells 88,432 vehicles in January 2017

9 February 2017

Ford and its joint ventures in China sold more than 88,000 vehicles in January with the Edge SUV...



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