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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Results season again

We are now in the midst of what I like to call slash-your-wrists or lose-the-will-to-live season and it can apply equally to whether you are...

Kia K900 knocks on big brands' door

Prior to moving to the UK, I had almost zero exposure to the Kia brand which, 20 years ago, was mostly recycled Mazdas. And something called...

Global light vehicle market developments

The first half of the year has seen global light vehicle sales accelerate as expanding vehicle markets have more tan compensated for those t...

PLDB: Future Models - what's new this month

July has been a busy month for news updates on many future EV, hybrid, PHEV and fuel cell vehicle programmes, with some especially interesti...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud 28 Jul 2014

Matthew Beecham

The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.


INTERVIEW: Ford CEO Alan Mulally 28 May 2014

Dave Leggett

Alan Mulally's tenure as Ford's CEO has seen the company evolve in line with his vision of 'One Ford'. He also successfully guided Ford through recession and has generally been lauded by investors. He passes the reins over to Mark Fields in July. Dave Leggett caught up with him on the London leg of his Ford circuit farewell tour of Europe.

Latest News

July sales seen up 11.6%, 16.6m SAAR 25 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales in the US in July are expected to increase 11.6% year on year to 1.46m units, resulting in an estimated 16.6m seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Kelley Blue Book (KBB).


Troller T4 fully updated by Ford 25 Jul 2014

Fernando Calmon

It is always questioned why Brazil does not having a national car, utility or light commercial brand. Indeed, as the word’s fourth largest market, conditions are favourable. Attempts have been made, sure, but even had they flourished it would be quite unlikely for them to survive nowadays.


Ford opens fourth Indian parts distribution centre 25 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

Ford India has opened a parts distribution centre in Kolkata, reported The Times of India.


Ford’s 15 vendors move to Sanand, invest US$83m 25 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

More than 15 vendors of Ford have moved to Sanand in Gujarat, investing around INR5bn (US$83m) and occupying over 130 acres of land in the Ford Vendor Park within Sanand GIDC estate, reports The Financial Express.


Ford Europe finally makes a pre-tax buck 24 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

Ford has boosted second quarter pre-tax operating profit US$44m to $2.6bn and net income $78m to $1.3bn as wholesale volume and company revenue slipped 1%. And it's finally back in pre-tax profit in Europe for the first quarter in three years.

Latest blogs

Sir Nick Scheele's career highlight - in his own words 21 Jul 2014

Dave Leggett

Tributes are flowing in for Nick Scheele who has passed away, aged 70.


The secret to Alan Mulally's success at Ford 23 May 2014

Dave Leggett

I was at the SMMT headquarters in London yesterday for a small media round table with outgoing Ford CEO Alan Mulally.

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Ford Motor Company - Strategy and SWOT Report

Ford Motor Company - Strategy and SWOT Report

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Ford Motor Company - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

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Project Synopsis: MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity unde...

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Ford Car Dealers (UK) - Industry Report

Ford Car Dealers (UK) - Industry Report

Plimsoll Publishing’s FORD CAR DEALERS (UK) Analysis provides a detailed overview of the FORD CAR DEALERS (UK) market and delivers a comprehensive individual analysis on the top 70 companies, includin...

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