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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.


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.

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


JLR, Ford, Tata trial connected cars in Coventry

17 November 2017

The UK's largest trial of connected and autonomous vehicle technology has moved onto public roads, with the UK Autodrive project starting city trials on the streets of central Coventry.


just-auto Plus only Ford elects new director to its board

17 November 2017

Ford Motor Company is announcing the election of John Veihmeyer to the company’s board of directors. His appointment is effective 1 December. Veihmeyer, 62, has decades of experience advising the world’s leading companies on financial reporting,...


Lincoln puts Continental HUDs in production

15 November 2017

Ford premium brand Lincoln is putting Continental's head-up display with digital micromirror device (DMD) technology into production for the first time.


Ford gears up hybrids for Middle East

14 November 2017

Ford has announced it will accelerate its electrified vehicle plan in the Middle East by launching four new hybrid vehicles over the next four years, building on its 'global promise to provide customers with affordable and capable electrified vehicles'. 


China to cut tariffs; Ford targets US$3bn imports

13 November 2017

China plans to gradually reduce import tariffs on built-up vehicles from the current 25%, according to local reports citing a statement released to the press by the country’s Foreign Ministry.


Ford pilots 'exoskeleton' tech to reduce injuries

9 November 2017

Ford assembly line workers are testing new upper body exoskeletal technology that helps lessen the chance of fatigue or injury while performing overhead tasks.


New Ford JV to make EVs for China

8 November 2017

Ford and Zotye have signed a definitive joint venture agreement to establish Zotye Ford Automobile, a new 50/50 joint venture to offer a range of "stylish and affordable" electric vehicles in China under a new local brand.


Europe automakers join for high power EV charging

3 November 2017

BMW, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group have announced a joint venture called IONITY which will develop and install a high power charging (HPC) network for electric vehicles across Europe.


Automakers spend on Thai 'before and after sales'

3 November 2017

Ford this week opened a new THB100m (US$3m) automotive parts distribution centre in the Bangna-Trad industrial complex on the outskirts of Thailand's capital city Bangkok.


just-auto Plus only Shelby unveils next-gen Shelby 1000 at SEMA show

3 November 2017

Shelby American CEO Joe Conway has announced that the team at Shelby American, has once again rocked the automotive world with the return of its legendary Shelby 1000. Based on the 2015 and newer Ford Mustang GT, the 1,000 horsepower track car was unveiled at...


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales up 6.2% in October 2017

2 November 2017

Ford Motor Company’s US sales increased 6.2% last month, with 200,436 vehicles sold Retail performance was up 3.5% versus a year ago, on sales of 148,105 vehicles Fleet sales, as expected, increased 14.6% due to order timing, with 52,331 vehicles...


Dana presents aluminium driveshaft for Mustang

2 November 2017

Dana Incorporated has announced the introduction of a Spicer one-piece aluminium driveshaft for the sixth-generation (S550) Ford Mustang at the Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.


just-auto Plus only Honeywell introduces new all-aluminium intercooler

1 November 2017

Honeywell Garrett has built a reputation as one of the leading manufacturers of turbochargers and turbo system components. As an industry leader, Honeywell Garrett knows that heat is the enemy of performance, particularly in small displacement turbocharged...


just-auto Plus only Ford/Roush develop supercharger kit for Mustang

1 November 2017

A storied history in powertrain development between Ford Performance and Roush Performance continues with a new state-of-the-art supercharger that peaks at 700 horsepower for the new V8-powered 2018 Mustang GT. The supercharger kit is specially designed to...


Fiesta seating gets a kick from Robutt

30 October 2017

Ford of Europe said it had developed a robot to move like a human bottom and perfectly simulate how drivers and passengers get in and out of their car seats.


just-auto Plus only Ford completes Kentucky plant renovation

30 October 2017

Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant recently completed a US$900m transformation in preparation for the launch of the all-new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator.  Work began immediately with the start of summer shutdown and took five weeks to...


just-auto Plus only Argo AI acquires Princeton Lightwave

30 October 2017

The company developing the artificial intelligence that will drive Ford’s autonomous vehicles has acquired a New Jersey-based Lidar supplier. Argo AI CEO Bryan Salesky announced via a Medium blog post Friday that his company is acquiring Princeton...


Ford beats expectations with Q3 profit of $1.6bn

26 October 2017

Ford has beaten analyst expectations with third quarter net income of $1.6bn, which was 63% ahead of the same quarter last year. Investors were particularly buoyed by automotive operating margin up by 1.7 percentage points to 5%


Ford reshuffles top management deck

24 October 2017

Ford has announced senior management changes that it says will support a redesigned organisational structure and 'focus on fitness'. The personnel changes follow CEO Jim Hackett's cost-cutting strategy announced earlier this month.


Ford opens London smart mobility office

19 October 2017

Ford president and CEO Jim Hackett has opened the company's Smart Mobility Innovation Office in London which will target the near term development of smart mobility technologies while focusing on the specific requirements of European cities.


just-auto Plus only Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres selected for Mustang

18 October 2017

Summer might now be in the rearview mirror, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the next one. Ford and Michelin engineers took learnings from the Ford GT supercar and Shelby GT350 Mustang to develop a custom Michelin Pilot Sport 4S...


Ford China September sales flat

13 October 2017

Ford Motor Company sales in China were flat at about 113,000 vehicles in September.


Ford starts European production of EcoSport SUV

12 October 2017

Production of the revised and facelifted Ford EcoSport SUV has begun at Ford's Craiova, Romania, plant.


Ford Mustang engineer comes up with dial-in 'ush

5 October 2017

For Ford employee Steve von Foerster, it started with a neighbour's call to the police to request he keep car noise down.


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada sales up 2.4% in September 2017

5 October 2017

Ford Motor Company of Canada achieved its best September on record driven by sales of the Ford F-Series which saw its best month on record. “Hardworking people depend on their trucks to help them get the job done,” said Mark Buzzell, president...


Ford CEO Hackett sets out 'fitness push' strategy

4 October 2017

In a speech aimed squarely at investors, Ford CEO Jim Hackett has set out a strategy for the company that delivers cost cuts as well as a tilt to new business opportunities and emerging technologies.


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales up 8.7% in September 2017

4 October 2017

Ford Motor Company’s US sales increased 8.7% in September. Retail sales totalled 169,544 vehicles, up 4.4% compared to a year ago. Fleet sales totalled 52,704 vehicles, representing, as expected, a 25.1% increase versus 2016 due to order timing this...


just-auto Plus only Ford names new executive director

3 October 2017

Ford names Lynn Antipas Tyson as executive director, Investor Relations. Tyson brings with her three decades of extensive finance and strategic communications experience, including 23 years in investor relations, serving in senior level positions at PepsiCo,...


JLR engine sourcing blow for Bridgend

28 September 2017

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will stop sourcing petrol engines from Ford’s Bridgend plant in Wales earlier than expected. The move means that JLR engine supply from Bridgend will now end in September 2020 - three months earlier than planned - and raises uncertainty over an estimated 1,100 jobs.


Ford and Lyft combine for self-driving by 2021

27 September 2017

Ford says it will work with rideshare firm Lyft to offer Ford self-drive vehicles via the rideshare firm's on-demand mobility network by 2021.

Ford Group news

JLR, Ford, Tata trial connected cars in Coventry

17 November 2017

The UK's largest trial of connected and autonomous vehicle technology has moved onto public roads...


just-auto Plus only Ford elects new director to its board

17 November 2017

Ford Motor Company is announcing the election of John Veihmeyer to the company’s board of d...


Lincoln puts Continental HUDs in production

15 November 2017

Ford's premium brand, Lincoln is putting Continental's head-up display with digital micro...


Ford gears up hybrids for Middle East

14 November 2017

Ford has announced it will accelerate its electrified vehicle plan in the Middle East by launchin...


China to cut tariffs; Ford targets US$3bn imports

13 November 2017

China plans to gradually reduce import tariffs on built-up vehicles from the current 25%, accordi...


Ford pilots 'exoskeleton' tech to reduce injuries

9 November 2017

Ford assembly line workers are testing new upper body exoskeletal technology that helps lessen th...



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