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Ford launches updated Romanian EcoSport in UK

17 January 2018

You don’t have to rewind too many years to a time when the only SUVs on the roads were either in the US or limited to the off-road specialist makers. Now everyone has one, from the cheapest volume maker to the high-end sports car – even Ferrari has one in the pipeline. By 2020 one in three cars will be an SUV.


Can B479 Fiesta keep Ford as UK number 1?

1 December 2017

You have to hand it to Ford of Europe's engineers: the Fiesta might use a less than fresh Mazda-based platform, but the new car again sits at the top of its class for driving dynamics. Will that be enough to keep it as the UK's number one model in 2018?


Interior design and technology – Ford Fiesta

27 October 2017

Since its introduction in 1976, Ford has rolled out seven generations of Fiesta, each one slightly more spacious, safer and efficient. The latest incarnation expands the range to include a crossover-inspired Active and luxurious Vignale. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside this ever-popular supermini.


UPDATED - Ford's Bridgend plant threatened

28 September 2017

A confluence of factors, many of them rooted in history, are behind the expected decline in output at Ford’s Bridgend plant which will lead to the loss of 1,100 jobs over the next five years.

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 updates "operational fitness" plans

17 January 2018

Ford has detailed plans to "improve operational fitness, refocus capital allocation" and speed the introduction of smart vehicles and services.


2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW - world debuts list

16 January 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 NAIAS are named below on just-auto's list.


just-auto Plus only Ford Mustang Bullitt gets Recaro performance seats

16 January 2018

“Steve McQueen is a legend. And Bullitt is a legend as well as the famous dark green Ford Mustang he drifted through San Francisco,” said Martin Klein, head of Recaro Automotive Seating. “Recaro is a perfect fit and we are honoured to deliver...


Ford revives Ranger nameplate for US

15 January 2018

Ford is reviving the Ranger truck nameplate with variants of a model line on sale in the rest of the world since 2011. The Asian Ranger is, in fact, a direct descendent of the late 1970s Courier sold in North America, a rebadged Mazda B-Series originally supplied on an OEM basis by the Japanese automaker.


just-auto Plus only Lincoln global sales surge 13% in 2017

15 January 2018

With record China sales, The Lincoln Motor Company expanded its global growth in 2017 with 188,383 vehicles sold - a 13% gain and its best performance since 2000. In the US, Lincoln SUV sales continued to increase, while sales in China were up 66%...


just-auto Plus only NHTSA’s statement on 2006 Ford Ranger recall

12 January 2018

Ford issued a critical warning that certain recalled model year 2006 Ford Rangers with defective Takata air bags are an immediate risk to safety. Affected owners are urged not to drive these vehicles and to contact Ford immediately to schedule a free repair....


Ford 'sued by truck owners in US' over diesel

11 January 2018

Ford is alleged to have rigged its heavy-duty trucks to beat emissions tests, according to a a lawsuit from a legal firm representing US drivers.


just-auto Plus only Ford integrates SYNC AppLink with Waze navigation

11 January 2018

Using Waze inside your Ford vehicle is about to get easier than it’s ever been. Thanks to new integration with Ford SYNC AppLink, Waze users will soon be able to project real-time traffic and navigation information onto Ford’s SYNC 3 touch screen...


UK gov does automotive 'sector deal'

10 January 2018

The UK government has announced the first automotive 'sector deal' as part of its recently announced industrial strategy across four key industrial sectors, including automotive.


Ford Sollers adds 600 new jobs at Tatarstan plant

10 January 2018

Ford Sollers says its Elabuga Assembly operations in Tatarstan has created around 600 new jobs including both staff as well as agency posts and is moving from its current five-day working week to a six-day working pattern with immediate effect.


Qualcomm/Ford join over C-V2X technology testing

10 January 2018

Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and Ford Motor Company, are accelerating the development of connected cars with the extension of their long-standing relationship into the development of advanced connectivity systems for Ford vehicles and upcoming Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology testing.


just-auto Plus only Ford US presents new F-150 Power Stroke diesel

8 January 2018

Full-size diesel truck fans have reason to celebrate this year as Ford - America’s truck sales leader - delivers the first-ever F-150 Power Stroke diesel with a targeted EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway rating, a best-in-class 11,400 pounds of towing...


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales up 0.9% in December 2017

4 January 2018

Full-year Ford sales totalled 2,586,715 vehicles; at retail, trucks were up 4.3%, SUVs gained 4.3% and cars were down 15.2% Ford brand sales totalled 2,475,556 vehicles for full-year 2017, marking the eighth consecutive year for Ford as America’s...


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada sales up 1.3% in CY2017

4 January 2018

For the ninth consecutive year, Ford is the best-selling automotive brand in the country. Maintaining its industry leadership, the Ford F-Series remains Canada’s favourite pickup for the 52nd consecutive year, as well as the best-selling vehicle in...


just-auto Plus only Toyo's Open Country tyres selected for new Ford

22 December 2017

Toyo Tyre and Rubber announced that its “Open Country H/T D” tyres have been chosen by Ford Motor Company for mounting on its newest Ford Expedition. The model is being produced in the US and delivery of the tyres began in the summer.(Tyre size:...


just-auto Plus only Lincoln Navigator/Continental offer advanced HUD

22 December 2017

Marking the winter solstice, the shortest and darkest day of the year, Lincoln’s all-new head-up display provides superior visibility for drivers of its all-new Lincoln Navigator and Lincoln Continental. The advanced technology underpinning the...


just-auto Plus only Renesas to present evolutionary upgrades at CES

21 December 2017

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced automotive semiconductor solutions, announced the next generation of its advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), automated driving, and connected cockpit demonstration vehicles. From sensor...


Ford moving Fusion/Mondeo to China - reports

14 December 2017

Ford has told suppliers it plans to shift production of midsize Fusion and Mondeo sedans out of Mexico and Spain in 2020 and move it to China, three sources told Reuters.


Ford China sales dip in November

11 December 2017

Ford sales in China in total fell 8% year on year in November to nearly 118,000 vehicles.


Ford modifies scrappage scheme to save classics

11 December 2017

Ford has modified its 'scrappage scheme' as it extends it into the first quarter of 2018. After an outcry over the fate of a Standard car traded in earlier (it was saved after classic car fans' pleas all the way to the top at Ford UK), the automaker said, from 2018, vehicles which are classified as 'historic vehicles' by the DVLA would not automatically be scrapped.


just-auto Plus only IIHS scores Lincoln Continental top safety pick+

8 December 2017

Good ratings in all five crashworthiness tests as well as a good rating for LED headlights help the all-new 2018 Lincoln Continental qualify for a coveted Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Continental’s front...


Ford and Alibaba look to work together in China

7 December 2017

As expected, Ford Motor Company and Alibaba Group on Thursday agreed to explore a strategic collaboration to jointly identify new opportunities to redefine consumer retail experiences and explore solutions for sustainable mobility.


Ford reportedly plans Alibaba-assisted online sale

6 December 2017

Ford reportedly is set to announce a deal with Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba to trial car sales online.


Ford boosts China growth plans

5 December 2017

Ford has outlined the next phase of its China expansion strategy, focused on SUVs, electric and connected vehicles, a streamlined business structure and closer connections to Chinese customers.


Ford withdraws from Thai Eco-Car II programme

5 December 2017

Citing weak demand, Ford announced it was withdrawing from Phase II of the Thai government’s Eco-Car programme, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada sales down 2.8% in November 2017

5 December 2017

Canada’s favourite truck, the Ford F-Series, delivered its best November on record with sales up 11%. The Canadian-built Ford Edge also delivered its best November on record. “The SUV segment continues to grow as more and more consumers favour...


just-auto Plus only Ford accelerates China growth

5 December 2017

Building on a decade of significant investments and growth, Ford outlined the next phase of its China expansion strategy, focused on SUVs, electric and connected vehicles, a streamlined business structure and closer connections to Chinese...


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales up 6.7% in November 2017

4 December 2017

Ford Motor Company’s US sales totalled 210,771 vehicles for November, a 6.7% gain over 2016 Retail performance was up 1.3% compared to a year ago, with sales of 156,064 vehicles F-Series saw its best November results since 2001 with 72,769 pickups...


2017 LA AUTO SHOW - world debuts

30 November 2017

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at the 2017 LA auto show.


Shell and car makers plan ultra fast EV charging

27 November 2017

Royal Dutch Shell will install ultra fast chargers on roads in Europe in partnership with car makers, a media report said.

Ford Group news

Ford launches updated Romanian EcoSport in UK

17 January 2018

You don't have to rewind too many years to a time when the only SUVs on the roads were either...


Ford updates "operational fitness" plans

17 January 2018

Ford has detailed plans to "improve operational fitness, refocus capital allocation" and speed th...


2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW - world debuts list

16 January 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 NAIAS are named below on just-auto's list....


just-auto Plus only Ford Mustang Bullitt gets Recaro performance seats

16 January 2018

“Steve McQueen is a legend. And Bullitt is a legend as well as the famous dark green Ford M...


Ford revives Ranger nameplate for US

15 January 2018

Ford is reviving the Ranger truck nameplate in the US with variants of a model line on sale in th...


just-auto Plus only Lincoln global sales surge 13% in 2017

15 January 2018

With record China sales, The Lincoln Motor Company expanded its global growth in 2017 with 188,38...



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