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Brands related to this company: Ford, Lincoln

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Detroit show world debuts list - Nissan EV concept

30 November 2018

Manufacturers have begun to drip feed the first details of concepts and production models which will be world debuts at the North American International Auto Show. The latest round-up of what has been confirmed is below, with the list to be constantly updated over the coming weeks.


2018 Los Angeles motor show world debuts list

29 November 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 LA Auto Show are named below.


ANALYSIS - Lincoln future models

14 November 2018

Having first examined the current and likely next generation of Ford cars, followed by SUVs and pick-ups, the Ford Motor Company future vehicle series now turns to Lincoln.


ANALYSIS - Future Ford SUVs and pick-ups

8 November 2018

After taking a look at Ford's worldwide plans for cars into the second half of the 2020s, this second feature investigates what the brand is likely to be doing in crossovers, SUVs and pick-ups, and that includes certain battery-powered vehicles as well as JVs with VW, Mahindra and Zotye.

Latest interviews


INTERVIEW - Ford Europe boss promotes safe cycling

25 May 2018

Steven Armstrong might be a car company chief but he thinks nothing of riding his bike for 300kms or 400kms around Europe or 1,000kms over the Andes in South America.


INTERVIEW - Ford Director Smart Mobility (Europe)

15 March 2018

In September of last year, Sarah-Jayne Williams joined Ford as its first director for 'Smart Mobility' in Europe. Her job is to focus on future mobility solutions for Europe and to define and implement Ford of Europe’s Smart Mobility strategy. Dave Leggett recently caught up with her in London, where a 'Chariot' shuttle service has just launched.


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.

Latest news


Ford reorganises Europe management

7 December 2018

Ford of Europe has announced leadership changes which it says are designed to accelerate the company's "transformation efforts" and create a more agile organisation.


Ford announces senior leadership changes

7 December 2018

Ford has announced the retirements of three long-serving global executives – Kenneth Kent, vice president and treasurer; Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe; and Bill Russo, vice president, Manufacturing, Ford of Asia Pacific – effective at the end of the year.


just-auto Plus only Honda Alabama begins Honda Passport production

7 December 2018

More than 1,500 associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama celebrated the start of mass production of the all-new 2019 Honda Passport SUV. Going on sale early next year, Passport is produced exclusively at HMA and will play an important role in Honda's...


Ford's US$45m Advanced Manufacturing Center

6 December 2018

Inside Ford's new Advanced Manufacturing Center, an engineer stands in front of a 3D printing machine churning out brake parts for the soon to be introduced Shelby Mustang GT500. Across the room, two team members strap on virtual reality headsets to design and simulate production lines, while another is working alongside a collaborative robot, programming a safer way to install a vehicle part.


Ford's Venezuela unit offers buyouts as output off

6 December 2018

Ford is offering buy-outs to staff at its moribund plant in Venezuela to reduce its payroll, two union leaders told a news agency, as the automaker seeks to streamline its money-losing South America operations.


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores four new models five star rating

6 December 2018

Independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has released its latest round of ratings, highlighting strong safety performance across a range of brands and vehicle types. The Ford Focus, Hyundai Santa Fe, Genesis G70 and Jaguar I-Pace have all been awarded 5...


VW in 'advanced negotiations' with Ford

5 December 2018

Volkswagen Group chief executive Herbert Diess has met with President Donald Trump to update him on the status of his company's talks with Ford over an alliance between the two companies.


Ford starts to restore historic Detroit station

5 December 2018

Ford has begun its renovation of the 105-year-old Michigan Central Station in the historic Corktown neighborhood. In revitalizing this Detroit landmark into the centerpiece of a new campus, it "seeks to shape the future of transportation".


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada sales drop 10.7% in November 2018

5 December 2018

Ford Motor Company of Canada, sales were led by a best November on record for the Canadian-built Ford Edge. The Ford Expedition, Ford Transit Van, Ford Transit Connect and Ford E-Series also saw increased sales last month. “We’re pleased by the...


Is Ford planning 25,000 job cuts?

4 December 2018

Ford's US$11bn restructuring could cost 25,000 employees their jobs, exceeding the cutbacks General Motors announced last week, according to Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg reported.


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales drop 6.9% in November 2018

4 December 2018

November US sales at Ford Motor Company totalled 196,303 vehicles, representing a 6.9% decline As a result of a decline in daily rental sales due to order timing, Ford fleet sales were down 7.1%; daily rental was down 32.7%, while commercial sales were up...


Trump talks with China give automakers hope

3 December 2018

The US and China reportedly called a truce in their trade war on Saturday after President Trump agreed to hold off on new tariffs and President Xi Jinping pledged to increase Chinese purchases of American products.


Trump tariffs spur Ford China Lincoln plans

30 November 2018

Ford wants to dodge Chinese tariffs on US-built vehicles imposed as a result of president Donald Trump's trade war by speeding plans to build luxury Lincolns in the world's biggest car market.


just-auto Plus only Ford introduces AI technology in new Edge sports u

30 November 2018

Ford has introduced sophisticated artificial intelligence technology to the new Ford Edge sports utility vehicle that delivers greater confidence for drivers in slippery conditions while helping them save fuel when extra grip is not needed. Ford has for...


Ford reshuffles plant jobs building pickup and SUV

29 November 2018

Ford said it would redistribute workers at several of its plants to meet rising demand for pickup trucks and large SUVs.


Ford says big data could make cities safer

29 November 2018

Ford said it had come up with a means by which big data could potentially help cities identify locations which, if nothing is done, are most likely to be the scene of future traffic incidents.


Ford plans plug-in hybrid van trials in Cologne

29 November 2018

Ford is to commence plug-in hybrid electric commercial vehicle trials in Cologne, Germany, next year.


Ford Canada chief rules out Canada plant closure

27 November 2018

Ford has no plans to carry out an assembly plant shutdown in Canada along the lines of the closure announced yesterday (26 November) by General Motors, the head of the automaker's Canadian operation told local media after the rival's announcement.


just-auto Plus only Ford UK launches updated Ford Edge

26 November 2018

The stylish, sporty and finely crafted new Ford Edge – the company’s most technologically advanced sports utility vehicle (SUV) ever – delivers greater comfort and enhanced performance for customers in Europe. The new Ford Edge large SUV...


just-auto Plus only Ford presents Focus Active crossover

22 November 2018

The all-new Ford Focus Active crossover introduces SUV-inspired versatility to the confidence-inspiring, intuitive, and rewarding all-new Focus driving experience. Available in spacious five-door hatchback and wagon body styles with rugged exterior styling,...


Ford CEO cautious on VW relationship

15 November 2018

Amid ongoing speculation on the possible deepening of Ford's tie-up with Volkswagen Group, Ford CEO Jim Hackett has cautioned that expanding partnerships with VW is a 'delicate dance' given that they are major competitors.


just-auto Plus only Ford Europe sales up 3.4% in October 2018

15 November 2018

Ford achieved its best October total vehicle market share since 2009, rising 0.6 percentage points versus October 2017 to 8.2%. Total vehicle sales rose 3.4% to 108,200 units in its European 20 markets in October. Ford commercial vehicle sales grew more...


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales plunge 45% in October 2018

13 November 2018

Ford Motor Company China sales totalled 58,204 vehicles in October, a 45% decline year over year. “As part of our 2025 Plan, Ford is rolling out its first wave of our exciting new vehicles, designed especially to meet the needs of Chinese customers....


Ford buys electric scooter sharing company

8 November 2018

Ford Smart Mobility has acquired Spin, a San Francisco based electric scooter sharing company that provides customers an alternative for first- and last-mile transport.


Australian car importers eye TPP FTA benefits

7 November 2018

Australia's freshly ratified Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement, scheduled to come into force at the end of this year, will benefit multiple automakers in the now import-only market, according to a local media report.


just-auto Plus only Ford of Europe names new director of EVs

6 November 2018

Ford named Steve Hood to the newly established position of director, Electrified Vehicles, Ford of Europe, with responsibility for developing strategy, new business models and plans for electrified vehicles and services. The creation of this role supports...


Will Bridgend plant build a new SUV for Ineos?

2 November 2018

A UK-based chemicals company - Ineos - is reportedly in talks with Ford to use spare capacity at Ford's Bridgend engine plant to build a new utility vehicle.


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada sales up 1.6% in October 2018

2 November 2018

Ford Motor Company of Canada, sales increased two per cent in October, led by Canada’s leading line-up of trucks, utilities and commercial vehicles. Ford F-Series pickups and Ford commercial vehicles achieved best October sales on record. “We...


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales drop 3.9% in October 2018

2 November 2018

Ford Motor Company’s October US sales totalled 192,616 vehicles, representing a 3.9% decline. Ford’s overall average transaction prices reached record levels of $36,800 in October, up $1,400 from last year. This compares to an industry increase of...


Ford and Baidu announce joint AV testing

31 October 2018

Ford and Baidu have completed test vehicle modification and will embark on a two-year project to jointly test the SAE Level 4-capable autonomous vehicles in Beijing.

Ford Group news

Ford reorganises Europe management

7 December 2018

Ford of Europe has announced leadership changes which it says are designed to accelerate the comp...


Ford announces senior leadership changes

7 December 2018

Ford has announced the retirements of three long-serving global executives – Kenneth Kent,...


just-auto Plus only Honda Alabama begins Honda Passport production

7 December 2018

More than 1,500 associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama celebrated the start of mass product...


Ford's US$45m Advanced Manufacturing Center

6 December 2018

Inside Ford's new Advanced Manufacturing Center, an engineer stands in front of a 3D printing...


Ford's Venezuela unit offers buyouts as output off

6 December 2018

Ford is offering buy-outs to staff at its moribund plant in Venezuela to reduce its payroll, two...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores four new models five star rating

6 December 2018

Independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has released its latest round of ratings, highlighti...



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