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Ford and Lincoln future models into the 2020s

18 July 2016

In the final part of just-auto's in-depth look at Ford Motor Company's future models and architectures, the spotlight is on the firm's high margin vehicles; namely large SUVs and pick-ups, along with what's in the pipeline for Lincoln.


Mazda changes pickup truck alliance - the week

15 July 2016

Biggest story of this week, as far as you lot were concerned, the announcement Mazda is to end a long-standing alliance with Ford on 'medium' pickup trucks and hitch up with Isuzu instead.


Ford's future models and platforms

30 June 2016

In contrast to the Volkswagen Group, TMC, GM, HMG, Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ-MMC, Honda Motor, FCA and other major OEMs, Ford Motor Company will soon be building almost all of its vehicles on a handful of architectures. This first of two analysis pieces looks at the Dearborn-based firm's plans for the A-E car, SUV, crossover, minivan and pick-up segments. A close look at future big pick-ups and SUVs, plus plans for Lincoln, will follow.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - Diesel developments

29 April 2016

News from Ford of Europe of a brand-new, Euro VI-compliant diesel engine line drew most eyeballs of all just-auto stories this week.

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.


Interview with Ford of Britain's MD

18 September 2015

At the 2015 IAA, we caught up with Ford of Britain’s newly-appointed chairman and managing director Andy Barratt. Prior to taking up his new role he had served as Ford of Britain’s director of sales since 2011.

Latest news


Ford pours cold water on UK post-Brexit closures

29 July 2016

Ford is dismissing reports it could mull shutting UK plants following the decision by Britain to exit the European Union (EU).


Ford Q2 net profit slips $190m to $2bn

28 July 2016

Ford Motor Company booked net income down US$190m to $2bn and an adjusted pre-tax profit off $293m on sales up $2.2bn to $39.5bn in the second quarter of 2016.


Some 1,500 still jobless after Ford Genk axe-union

28 July 2016

Belgian unions claim 1,500 people still remain unemployed 18 months after Ford closed its plant in Genk with the loss of 5,500 jobs.


Ford rolls out MY2017 smartphone integration

25 July 2016

Ford has said it will offer the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on its new SYNC 3 connectivity platform across all models sold in the US market in 2017.


Indonesia dealers claim compensation as Ford exits

25 July 2016

Ford dealers in Indonesia are demanding compensation following the carmaker's announcement earlier this year to exit the market by the end of 2016, according to local reports.


Ford explores "Tequila bioplastics"

19 July 2016

Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Jose Cuervo to explore the use of the tequila producer’s Agave plant by-product to develop more sustainable bioplastics to employ in Ford vehicles.


Ford announces management changes in Europe

18 July 2016

Ford Motor has announced a number of changes to its senior leadership team in Europe. Barb Samardzich, vice president and chief operating officer, Ford of Europe, has elected to retire Oct. 1 after more than 26 years with the company.


Turbocharging I3s a growing trend in Brazil

15 July 2016

Turbo charging a one-litre, three-cylinder engine is a growing trend here in Brazil.


Ford Cologne trials co-bots to fit Fiesta shocks

14 July 2016

New collaborative robots – or co-bots – are being used to help Ford workers in Germany fit shock absorbers to Fiesta cars, a task that requires pinpoint accuracy, strength and dexterity. Employees work hand-in-hand with the robots to ensure a perfect fit.


Ford China H1 sales rise

7 July 2016

Ford continued its strong performance in China with vehicle sales in the first half for Ford, Lincoln and its joint ventures reaching 577,097 vehicles, a 6% increase compared to the same time last year.


Ford US sells over 1m F-150 EcoBoost pickups

29 June 2016

Ford said it had now sold over 1m F-150 pickups with segment-exclusive EcoBoost engines in the US.


Export demand boosts Brazil automakers recruitment

24 June 2016

Following BMW, which will begin X1 SUV exports from its Brazilian assembly plant to the US next month, three other automakers have decided to hire temporary workers to help fill new orders from overseas due to increased competitiveness following devaluation of the Brazilian real versus the US dollar.


Kuga expands posh Ford Vignale line in Europe

22 June 2016

As it slowly expands its new Vignale line to fill a premium slot once held by the Ghia nameplate, Ford has shown the production version of the Kuga SUV on sale in Europe later this year. Vignale versions of the Mondeo [Fusion] four-door sedan and wagon are already in showrooms while dealers are taking orders for the S-Max people carrier and five-door Mondeo hatchback. The Edge Vignale SUV arrives late in 2016.


Ford US shortens summer shutdown at SUV plants

17 June 2016

Ford in North America says its SUVs are off to their best sales start in company history in the first five months of the year, prompting the company to build nearly 22,000 extra SUVs this summer.


Ford hails shared developer programme for apps

15 June 2016

Ford says that its SmartDeviceLink’s new developer programme will make it easier to build in-car apps for a growing list of global automakers that have adopted or are exploring adoption of the Ford-created smartphone app interface standard.


Ford moves top managers around

15 June 2016

Ford has announced announcing major changes in its China, India, global strategy and finance management team as part of plans to "elevate" Chinese operations and its new strategy to be both an auto and mobility company.


Ford Australia says 'no' to Ka+

15 June 2016

Former Ford chief Alan Mulally established the OneFord strategy to rationalise product lines around the globe as much as possible but that doesn't mean every market has to take all the model lines offered. Example: Ford Australia has said 'no' to the new, Brazilian-designed, Indian-built Ka+ recently launched here in Europe.


Ford offers vinyl flooring in luxury trucks

14 June 2016

Time was, a vehicle floor covered in carpet was a step up from the base model's rubber or vinyl. But in a reversal, some Ford luxury truck drivers have asked for, and got, a vinyl option in lieu of plush pile. "For customers who feel equally at home in cowboy boots or a sport coat," the automaker said.


Ford reveals the KA+ for Europe

8 June 2016

Ford has revealed a KA+ model for Europe positioned below the Fiesta in the marketplace. The rationale behind the model is to meet demand for low-cost vehicles in an increasingly fragmented European B-segment.


Ford of Europe launches sports ‘ST-line’

6 June 2016

Ford has announced a new ST-Line sports model range for Europe. It says the new line is designed for customers who aspire to the sporty image of Ford’s ST models, but do not require the full ST sports performance.


May a tough month for US light vehicle sales

3 June 2016

As we warned last month, year-on-year comparisons of US light vehicle sales are likely to be disappointing even though the industry is still on track for another 17m unit year.


ACEA revises up 2016 growth forecast to 5%

2 June 2016

Europe's Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), has revised its forecast for 2016 car registrations up from its initial January forecast of 2% growth. 


Ford says new Fusion hybrid has 610 miles of range

27 May 2016

A major plank of Ford’s electrification strategy in the US is its hybrid range and it claims the latest Fusion hybrid model has a range of 610 miles on a full tank of petrol plus a full battery charge.


Grupo Antolin opens India interiors plant

27 May 2016

Grupo Antolin has opened a new manufacturing plant in Sanand (India) to reinforce its industrial presence.


Romanian PM asks Ford for more

25 May 2016

Romania’s prime minister Dacian Ciolos has asked Ford to develop and expand its production in Romania.


Ford recalls 271,000 F-150s for brake job

25 May 2016

Ford is recalling 271,00 2013-2014 F-150 vehicles in North America to replace brake master cylinders.


Novelis adds third Oswego aluminium line for Ford

25 May 2016

Novelis has commissioned its third aluminium automotive finishing line in Oswego, New York to supply Ford.


Revamped rivals to face new Toyota Hilux in Brazil

24 May 2016

The market for medium size pickups here in Brazil may be small but it keeps growing largely thanks to sales in medium-size and small cities, especially those where agribusiness is strong. In 2015 the sector accounted for 4.5% of all vehicle sales, rising to 5.9% in the first quarter of 2016.


Romanian car sales rise as local output slows

20 May 2016

New passenger car sales in Romania rose 9.4% year on year in the first four months of 2016 to 28,000 units. But local car production went down 6.4% on lower domestic sales and exports, according to the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA).


Ford claims captured CO2 first

18 May 2016

Ford says it is the first automaker to develop foams and plastics using captured carbon dioxide for its vehicles.

Ford news

Ford pours cold water on UK post-Brexit closures

29 July 2016

Ford is dismissing reports it could mull shutting UK plants following the decision by Britain to...


Ford Q2 net profit slips $190m to $2bn

28 July 2016

Ford Motor Company booked net income down US$190m to $2bn and an adjusted pre-tax profit off $293...


Some 1,500 still jobless after Ford Genk axe-union

28 July 2016

Belgian unions claim 1,500 people still remain unemployed 18 months after Ford closed its plant i...


Ford rolls out MY2017 smartphone integration

25 July 2016

Ford has said it will offer the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on its new SYNC 3 connectivity pla...


Indonesia dealers claim compensation as Ford exits

25 July 2016

Ford dealers in Indonesia are demanding compensation following the carmaker's announcement ea...


Ford explores "Tequila bioplastics"

19 July 2016

Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Jose Cuervo to explore the use of the tequila producer's Ag...



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