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Can gamers be a game-changer for Ford?

Chris Wright | 11 Aug 2015

Can gamers be a game-changer for Ford? Last week the carmaker announced its Smart Mobility Game Challenge, developed with Cologne Game Lab. It wants to encourage developers to turn the challenge of integrating different transport modes within a city into fun and engaging online games.

THE WEEK: Flint down but not out by any means

Graeme Roberts | 7 Aug 2015

Whenever I hear the word Flint I always think of a certain Michael Moore, native of that Michigan city, and his movie Roger & Me about the closure of a vast swathe of factories that once made up General Motors' Buick City.

Might vehicle sharing not be just a choice?

Chris Wright | 7 Aug 2015

Speaking at an industry event in Traverse City, Michigan, this week, senior Ford executive Jim Holland told media that as more megacities emerge around the world, vehicle sharing might not be just a choice. It could be a virtual requirement.

ANALYSIS: Making sense of China's sales volatility

Glenn Brooks | 28 Jul 2015

Just as in Europe, India or the USA, looking at China as one market doesn't give you the full picture. Differences across geographical areas are one reason why some models are suddenly hugely popular, while others are fading rapidly.

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Lear’s VP Global Seat Engineering

Matthew Beecham | 2 Jun 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one component manufacturers, Matthew Beecham talked to David Kazyak, Vice President, Global Seat Engineering, Lear Corporation about the use of alternative and advanced materials in seats, breathable fabric surfaces, carbon fibre seat frames as well as seating for the autonomous car.

Q&A with Dow Automotive

Matthew Beecham | 23 Feb 2015

Dow Automotive Systems is a provider of polyurethanes, elastomers, films, fluids, adhesives, emissions solutions and acoustic-management materials to the global transportation industry. Matthew Beecham spoke to Eugenio Toccalino, Director of Strategic Marketing, Dow Automotive about structural foams and adhesives and the ways in which the supplier is helping OEMs make cars lighter.

Latest News

Ford may revive Bronco and Ranger for US - reports

Graeme Roberts | 26 Aug 2015

Ford is considering reintroducing two once-popular SUV and compact pickup truck nameplates to the US, according to media reports.

Ford India to launch three new models by 2017

Graeme Roberts | 25 Aug 2015

Ford plans to launch three new models - Mustang, Endeavour and Figo - by 2017.

Rane TRW opens airbag manufacturing plant

Simon Warburton | 25 Aug 2015

Rane TRW Steering Systems Occupant Safety Division - a 50:50 joint venture between Rane group and ZF TRW - has opened an airbag manufacturing plant located near its seatbelt factory in Singaperumal Koil, Chennai.

Ford recalls 26,400 vehicles over seat belt issue

Dave Leggett | 20 Aug 2015

Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 26,400 units of 2011-2013 and 2015 model year F-650 and F-750 vehicles in North America for a safety compliance issue with FMVSS 210 regarding seat belt anchorage.

Jiangling-Ford starts manufacturing Everest SUV

Dave Leggett | 20 Aug 2015

The Jiangling Motors Ford joint venture started manufacturing Everest at its Nanchang plant in Jiangxi on 19 August.

LG Chem to supply EV batteries to Changan Auto

Tony Pugliese | 17 Aug 2015

South Korea's LG Chem has signed agreement to supply batteries for Changan Automobile's its next generation plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles.

NHTSA probes Ford vehicles for headlight issue

Dave Leggett | 17 Aug 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary investigation into Mercury Grand Marquis and Ford Crown Victoria cars for lighting issues.

Ford's new knee airbag design 'frees up space'

Dave Leggett | 13 Aug 2015

Ford says that a new knee airbag design fitted on the Mustang creates more room for front seat passengers. The company claims that the new airbag, integrated within the glove box lid instead of the instrument panel, is an industry first.

Novelis develops new high-strength parts alloys

Simon Warburton | 13 Aug 2015

Novelis says it has developed its Advanz 7000-series of high-strength alloys designed for safety-critical components of vehicle structures

Ford Ohio truck assembly secures 1,000 jobs

Simon Warburton | 12 Aug 2015

Ford says production of its F650/F-750 trucks at the Ohio Assembly Plant, previously built in Mexico, has secured more than 1,000 hourly UAW jobs and a US$168m plant investment in the US.

Ford to assemble Ranger pick-ups in Nigeria

Dave Leggett | 11 Aug 2015

Ford is to assemble its Ranger pick-up model with a local partner in Nigeria starting from the fourth quarter of this year.

Vietnam sales rise 58% in July, 65% YTD

Tony Pugliese | 7 Aug 2015

New vehicle sales in Vietnam continued to surge ahead in July, with deliveries jumping by 58% to 17,688 units from 11,183 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association.

Ford taps gamers for future mobility solutions

Dave Leggett | 6 Aug 2015

Ford is inviting the gaming community during Gamescom to create online games that "could inspire real-life solutions to global mobility issues".

SUVs continue on a roll down under

Graeme Roberts | 6 Aug 2015

Australians continued their love affair with the versatile SUV last month with 13.4% more sold than in July 2014.

Johnson Controls expands Toledo battery capacity

Simon Warburton | 6 Aug 2015

Johnson Controls is to increase existing Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery capacity in its Toledo, Ohio plant, bringing the overall invested amount to US$130m since the start of production for the technology in the US in 2012.

Commercial vehicle sales rise ends in NZ

Graeme Roberts | 5 Aug 2015

Rising sales of new commercial vehicles are leveling off and New Zealand's Motor Industry Association has lowered its expectation of breaching the 130,000-unit mark this calendar year.

Buyers best the analysts in US July sales

Bill Cawthon | 4 Aug 2015

Americans flocked to dealer lots in July, snapping up more than 1.5m cars and trucks, an increase of 5.3% from July 2014, well above analyst forecasts.

China market slowdown fears mount

Dave Leggett | 3 Aug 2015

Mazda is the latest OEM to voice concern over the implications for the auto industry of China's economic slowdown.

Negative pricing pressure in China - Ford

Dave Leggett | 29 Jul 2015

Ford CEO Mark Fields has told analysts that current trading conditions in China are creating negative pricing in the automotive sector, although long-term prospects for the world's biggest market remain very bright.

North America boosts Ford Q2 profits

Graeme Roberts | 28 Jul 2015

Ford Motor Company on Tuesday (28 July) said it was "on track for a breakthrough year" after posting its best automotive quarterly profit since 2000 in the second quarter of 2015.

Ford rolls off five millionth Focus from Saarlouis

Dave Leggett | 22 Jul 2015

Ford's Saarlouis Plant in Germany is celebrating a major milestone - the five millionth Ford Focus produced there has just rolled off the line.

Ford introduces luxurious F-150 Limited truck

Graeme Roberts | 21 Jul 2015

Ford has introduced the F-150 Limited truck in the US, billing it as its "most advanced and luxurious truck ever".

Latest blogs

Mixed developments in global vehicle markets

Dave Leggett | 4 Aug 2015

'Make hay while the sun shines' is an old saying that underlines the importance of making the most of clement conditions while you can, for tomorrow, weather conditions may not be so favourable.

Europe: thoughts on currency movements

Dave Leggett | 16 Jan 2015

Interesting news today that Ford is significantly raising output of the Fiesta in Germany in Q1 (other models, too, but mainly Fiesta). The move prompts a number of thoughts.

Company research

Ford Motor Company - Strategy and SWOT Report

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Ford Motor Company - Strategy and SWOT Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company’s structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and service offer...

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

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Ford Motor Company (F) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Ford Motor Company (F) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analys

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is a manufacturer and distributor of automobiles. It undertakes the manufacturing and distribution of automobiles and vehicles parts across six continents....

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