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Brands related to this company: Ford, Lincoln

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ANALYSIS - Ford's future global SUVs and pick-ups

30 August 2017

Following on from a look at what Ford Motor Company is believed to be planning for Lincoln, the second chapter of a three-part series turned to future Ford cars and minivans. The final instalment below concerns the blue oval brand's next generation of SUVs and pick-up trucks. Each feature includes details of autonomous, hybrid, PHEV, EV and/or hydrogen fuel cell models.


ANALYSIS - Future Ford cars and minivans

22 August 2017

Following on from a look at what Ford Motor Company is believed to be planning for Lincoln, the second chapter of a three-part series now turns to future Ford cars and minivans. The final instalment will be all about the blue oval brand's next generation of SUVs and pick-up trucks. Each feature includes details of autonomous, hybrid, PHEV, EV and/or hydrogen fuel cell models.


Will Ford sieze an EV opportunity for Lincoln?

17 August 2017

It has been just over a year since what Ford calls The Lincoln Motor Company was the subject of a just-auto in-depth analysis feature. China is still nowhere near being the brand's largest market but sales there are up by a staggering 92 per cent and that's even without a local manufacturing presence. With things good in the US too, it surely won't be long before Lincoln returns to being a make selling in excess of an annual 250,000 vehicles worldwide.


Why the Mustang is so successful even in Europe

27 July 2017

Talk to Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW and you'll hear that sales of sports coupes and convertibles are in decline all over Europe. Ford's experience with the Mustang seems to be the opposite.

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 plans temporary shutdowns at five plants

20 September 2017

Ford is planning temporary shutdowns at five plants this year as it looks to reduce inventories and adjust output plans according to market demand.


Other transport modes 'partners not enemies' - VDA

19 September 2017

Germany's automotive industry association (VDA) president is urging carmakers to view other transport modes as operating in tandem and not in competition.


Mahindra and Ford to explore India alliance

19 September 2017

Mahindra Group and Ford are to develop an alliance to leverage the benefits of Ford’s global reach and Mahindra’s scale in India.


Ford joins American Centre for Mobility as founder

18 September 2017

Ford has contributed US$5m to the American Centre for Mobility (ACM) to support connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technology development.


just-auto Plus only Ford Europe sales down 2.4% in August 2017

18 September 2017

Ford sold 73,100 vehicles in August in its traditional Euro 20 markets, down 2.4% compared with August 2016. Year to date sales of 918,100 was 2.2% up on the same period last year Production ramp up and changeover to new Fiesta led to reduced sales volume...


Ford Sollers adds shift at Tatarstan plant

15 September 2017

Due to growing demand in the Russian market, Ford Sollers - Ford's JV operation in Russia - says it has launched a massive hiring campaign in Tatarstan to introduce a second shift at the company’s plant at Elabuga and fill vacancies at other sites.


Australia's 2019 Focus to come from Europe?

15 September 2017

Ford Australia will import the redesigned 2019 Focus small car, but not from China, as will be the case in North America, a local media report said.


Ford to be sued in US over PowerShift transmission

15 September 2017

A US law firm says it will, by the end of this monthm file suit on behalf of Fiesta and Focus owners against Ford over dry clutch PowerShift automatic transmissions.


just-auto Plus only VW led L3Pilot research project launched in German

15 September 2017

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is analysing the opportunities for using technologies to facilitate mobility in the future with the aim of achieving a breakthrough in the area of automated driving. The...


Ford researches light signals for autonomous cars

14 September 2017

Ford and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are testing a lighting method designed by the automaker for self driving vehicles to signal their intent to pedestrians, human drivers and bicyclists in an effort to create a standard visual language everyone can easily process and understand.


2017 Frankfurt motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important production models making their motor show debuts were the Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Roc, Porsche Cayenne, Opel Grandland X, Škoda Karoq and SEAT Arona.


FRANKFURT - Ford moves into bike sharing

13 September 2017

Ford's strategic move to a mobility company now sees its German unit and Deutsche Bahn Connect, a subsidiary of rail operator Deutsche Bahn AG, extending their collaboration in mobility services from car sharing to bike sharing.


FRANKFURT: Ford shows updated Mustang for Europe

11 September 2017

Ford's updated Mustang is making its European public debut at the Frankfurt show this week with a new engine, transmission and enhanced safety technology.


Apollo Tyres expands supplies to European OEMs

8 September 2017

Apollo Tyres says it is now expanding supplies to the European Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the passenger car tyre segment. The company’s premiere brand, Vredestein, has been selected as a fitment on the Volkswagen Polo, SEAT Ibiza and Ford EcoSport, and the supplies have already begun to these automakers.


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales down 1% in August 2017

7 September 2017

Ford Motor Company sales in China total nearly 98,000 vehicles in August, down 1% year over year. Year-to-date sales for Ford Motor Company in China total nearly 720,000 units, a 6% decrease compared to the same period in 2016. Monthly sales for Changan...


Ford shows off Transit PHEV van

6 September 2017

Ford's new plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Transit Custom van, intended to help improve local air quality by running solely on electric power for the majority of city journeys, has been shown at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle 2017 event in Millbrook, England.


Ford announces revamped EcoSport for Europe

5 September 2017

Ford has announced a substantially restyled and re-engineered EcoSport - with new diesel engine and optional four wheel drive - now built for Europe in Craiova, Romania, instead of India, where it effectively replaces the B-Max MPV which the automaker has now dropped from its range.


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

1 September 2017

Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls and two safety compliance recalls in North America. Details are as follows: 2017 Ford F-150 and Mustang vehicles Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 935 2017 Ford F-150 and Mustang vehicles for...


Domino's and Ford team for driverless pizzas

29 August 2017

Domino's Pizza delivery and Ford are launching a collaboration to understand the role that self-driving vehicles can play in pizza delivery.


just-auto Plus only Lincoln opens new Experience Centre near Dallas

25 August 2017

The spacious new Lincoln Experience Centre now open near Dallas – Lincoln’s second such facility – is the latest example of the brand’s ever-increasing outreach to provide personalised client services and effortless ownership. The...


Ford China names new chairman and CEO

24 August 2017

Ford has unveiled Jason Luo as new chairman and CEO of its China operations and head of Powertrain Engineering.


Ford invests US$52m in extra Turkey capacity

23 August 2017

Ford is to plough US$52m into increased production capacity for Transit, Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom models in Turkey to satisfy growing customer demand in Europe.


Ford UK introduces scrappage incentive

22 August 2017

In what it says is an initiative to drive air quality improvement across Britain, Ford UK is introducing a scrappage scheme for pre-2010 registered vehicles that applies to all makes and can get customers up to GBP7,000 off new Fords.


Ford signs MOU for new line of EVs in China

22 August 2017

Ford has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co., Ltd., a major manufacturer of all-electric vehicles in China.


Ford opposes Lynk & Co trademark application

22 August 2017

Ford Motor Company has complained to the US Patent and Trademark Office about Chinese automaker Geely Holdings’ application to register the Lynk & Co brand in the USA, according to reports in China citing US sources.


Court orders temporary halt to Takata lawsuits

17 August 2017

Automakers reportedly have won a temporary reprieve from lawsuits filed by victims of defective air bags made by bankrupt Takata that led to the largest ever auto safety recall and at least 18 deaths.


Deutsche Post and Ford show off e-van

16 August 2017

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery van – or e-van – today in Cologne, Germany.


Ford Europe sales down 4.8% in July 2017

15 August 2017

Ford Europe sold 99,900 total vehicles in July, down 4.8% year over year, but year to date total sales of 845,300 were up 2.6% for the best first seven months of the year since 2009 in the traditional Euro 20 markets.


Report suggests 1.3m Germans will take diesel deal

10 August 2017

A media report suggested up to 1.3m German car owners would accept rebates of as much as EUR10,000 (US$11,700) per car from Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW in a cash grab reminiscent of the government’s 2009 cash-for-clunkers programme.


Ford appoints 'smart mobility director' for Europe

10 August 2017

Ford has announced that Sarah-Jayne Williams will join the company in September as its first director for Smart Mobility in Europe.

Ford Group news

Ford plans temporary shutdowns at five plants

20 September 2017

Ford is planning temporary shutdowns at five plants this year as it looks to reduce inventories a...


Other transport modes 'partners not enemies' - VDA

19 September 2017

Germany's automotive industry association (VDA) president is urging carmakers to view other trans...


Mahindra and Ford to explore India alliance

19 September 2017

Mahindra Group and Ford are to develop an alliance to leverage the benefits of Ford's global reac...


Ford joins American Centre for Mobility as founder

18 September 2017

Ford has contributed US$5m to the American Centre for Mobility (ACM) to support connected and aut...


just-auto Plus only Ford Europe sales down 2.4% in August 2017

18 September 2017

Ford sold 73,100 vehicles in August in its traditional Euro 20 markets, down 2.4% compared with A...


Ford Sollers adds shift at Tatarstan plant

15 September 2017

Due to growing demand in the Russian market, Ford Sollers - Ford's JV operation in Russia - says...



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