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Chengdu motor show debuts list - Ford Territory

8 August 2018

The public premiere of the Ford Territory, a special SUV for China, will take place at the Chengdu motor show. Below is a list of vehicle world premieres, with many more to be added during the coming weeks.


Paris motor show debuts list - Skoda Karoq Scout

31 July 2018

Skoda has announced that the world premiere of the Karoq Scout will take place at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.


Hands-On Tech - Ford Kuga

10 July 2018

Next in our Hands-On-Tech reporting series, we take a look at Ford’s SYNC 3 system. Taking you through the top-spec connectivity features offered by manufacturers in detail, this HOT report series looks to benchmark the connectivity functionality of each manufacturer based on various test criteria. Onto the third iteration of the SYNC system, Ford is going from strength to strength.


Commercialising innovation - as easy as APC

6 July 2018

To continue to encourage and ‘derisk’ invention and innovation in the UK’s automotive industry the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) was established in 2013 as a result by intervention by the UK government and the industry (the UK’s Automotive Council). The APC has been funded with GBP1bn with half of the fund stemming from the government and half from industry. Its brief is simple, but complex: support the UK industry’s move to low carbon solutions and create an ecosystem that supports R&D, thus ending the dreaded ‘valley of death’.

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 unit partners with Alibaba cloud

14 August 2018

Autonomic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, has signed a MoU with Alibaba Cloud to 'bring to China the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC)'. The TMC is described as an open, cloud-based platform developed by Autonomic for connected cars.


Ford sales in China down 32% in July

13 August 2018

Ford brand sales in China from its joint ventures and imports to the world's biggest car market were 32% down on last year's pace during the month of July. Much of the decline was in car sales from its Changan joint venture.


Ford launch 'new performance vehicle' at Gamescom

10 August 2018

A sign of the times - as real and virtual worlds collide at Gamescom, Ford will reveal a new performance vehicle for both drivers and gamers.


just-auto Plus only Ford US builds its10 millionth Mustang

9 August 2018

Ford is celebrating the production of its 10 millionth Mustang - America’s best-selling sports car of the last 50 years and the world’s best-selling sports car three years straight. The 10 millionth Ford Mustang is a high-tech, 460hp 2019...


Ford and Jiangling develop new SUV for China

8 August 2018

Ford is working with Chinese partner Jiangling (JMC) to bring a new Ford-branded midsize SUV to the Chinese market in 2019.


Ford introduces upper body exoskeletal technology

8 August 2018

Ford employees in 15 plants worldwide who perform repetitive overhead tasks now have assistance from a new upper body exoskeletal technology called EksoVest.


just-auto Plus only Ford introduces Wrong Way Alert tech for new Focus

7 August 2018

Few mistakes have consequences as terrifying as turning on to a motorway in the wrong direction. To help prevent every driver’s worst nightmare, Ford has introduced Wrong Way Alert technology for the all-new Focus. Wrong-way crashes are likely to...


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada sales down 0.9% in July 2018

6 August 2018

Ford F-150 sales were the best ever recorded for the month of July, helping lead Ford Motor Company of Canada. to a year-over-year sales increase. Sales of the ever-popular Ford Explorer, the first-ever EcoSport, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid and Ford...


Ford Valencia workers use body tracking technology

3 August 2018

Technology typically used by top sport stars to raise their game, or ensure their signature skills are accurately replicated in leading video games, is now being used on an auto assembly line.


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales down 3.1% in July 2018

3 August 2018

Ford Motor Company’s July US sales totalled 194,026 vehicles – a decline of 3.1%. July fleet sales were up 25.7% based on order timing relative to July 2017 when fleet sales were down 24.6%. Ford’s overall average transaction pricing grew...


just-auto Plus only Ford India sells 25,028 vehicles in July 2018

3 August 2018

Ford India’s combined domestic wholesales and exports in July registered 25,028 vehicles, compared to 26,075 vehicles in July 2017. The domestic operations in July stood at 7,816 vehicles as against 8,418 units in the same month last year. Exports...


Ford promises unique towing tech for US Ranger

1 August 2018

Ford says its 2019 Ford Ranger - its return to the mid-size US truck segment - will offer innovative towing technology not available elsewhere when sales start later this year.


Does Ford want new AV operation like a startup?

30 July 2018

Ford's decision to makes its autonomous-driving business a semi-autonomous operation in downtown Detroit, separate from corporate HQ in Dearborn, is because the automaker hopes Ford Autonomous Vehicles may function more like a tech startup than an automaker, and be especially rewarding to shareholders and employees, extremetech.com said. Ford could establish a tracking stock and/or spin off the company, it added.


Supplier fire and China woes dent Ford Q2 results

26 July 2018

Ford has reported second quarter profit down on last year as it felt the effects of disruption at a key supplier to its F-150 pickup range in North America. It also said that it faced 'ongoing challenges' in China's market and cut its 2018 profit forecast.


Ford creates Ford Autonomous Vehicles organisation

25 July 2018

Ford has announced a reorganisation that has created a consolidated unit: Ford Autonomous Vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Ford Autonomous Vehicles names new president/CEO

25 July 2018

Sherif Marakby is president and CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles effective 14 July 2018. He reports into a board of directors chaired by Marcy Klevorn, executive vice president and president, Mobility, Ford Motor Company. Marakby joined Ford Motor Company in...


just-auto Plus only Ford India sells one million vehicles since launch

20 July 2018

Ford India joined the elite group of automakers in the country and welcomed its One-Millionth customer in India. In a special ceremony, characteristic of the company’s Feels Like Family promise, Ford India’s president and managing director,...


just-auto Plus only Ford North America issues two safety recalls

19 July 2018

Ford is issuing two safety recalls in North America. Details are: Select 2013-16 model year Ford Fusion and 2013-14 Ford Escape vehicles to replace shifter cable bushings Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 550,000 2013-16 model year Ford...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores new Ford Focus five-star rating

19 July 2018

The all-new Ford Focus has been awarded the maximum 5-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP - one of the first vehicles to be awarded the highest rating under new, more stringent Euro NCAP testing protocols. Focus delivers...


Ford pays out $299m to settle US Takata lawsuit

17 July 2018

Ford has agreed to pay USD299.1m to settle US consumers’ economic loss claims related to Takata airbag recalls over faulty inflators.


just-auto Plus only Ford Europe sells 126,600 vehicles in June 2018

17 July 2018

Ford sold a record 126,600 vehicles in its Euro 20 markets in June 2018. Ford Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) sales grew more than 21% in June year over year in Ford’s European 20 markets, and SUVs now account for more than one in five Ford vehicles sold...


5GAA and OEMs exhibit 'interoperable' C-V2X

12 July 2018

The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), along with BMW Group, Ford and Groupe PSA - in association with Qualcomm Technologies and Savari - have announced Europe’s first live demonstration of C-V2X direct communication technology operating across vehicles from multiple auto manufacturers. A live demonstration also featured a live showcase of C-V2X direct communication technology operating between passenger cars, motorcycles, and roadside infrastructure.


Ford begins Ranger Raptor production in Thailand

9 July 2018

Ford Motor began production of the Ranger Raptor in Thailand at the beginning of July, with local deliveries set to start in August.


just-auto Plus only Ford Europe presents new Transit Connect vans

9 July 2018

The new Ford Transit Connect van now delivers even more attractive running costs for commercial vehicle users, with advanced new diesel engine, petrol engine and transmission options that optimise fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions by up to 12%. The new...


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales plunge 38% in June 2018

9 July 2018

Overall Ford Motor Company China sales totalled 62,057 vehicles in June, a 38% decline year over year. In the first half of 2018, Ford Motor Company China sold 400,443 vehicles in China, a 25% decline year over year. Monthly sales of Lincoln reached nearly...


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada sales down 4.8% in June 2018

6 July 2018

Ford Motor Company of Canada posted its best ever month for SUV sales in June, a testament to the strength of the Ford SUV lineup, which achieved top-selling status in 2017. Sales were driven by the best month since launch for the first-ever Ford EcoSport and...


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales up 1.2% in June 2018

4 July 2018

Ford Motor Company’s June US sales totalled 230,635 vehicles - a 1.2% increase; first-half 2018 sales are down 1.8%, with 1,277,691 vehicles sold. “As leaders in truck and SUV sales, the Ford brand had an incredible first half with almost 1m...


New chief takes charge at Ford South Africa

3 July 2018

Neale Hill, 50, took over as Ford's managing director of South Africa and sub Saharan Africa this week.


just-auto Plus only Ford announces its group vice president

2 July 2018

Ford Motor Company announced that Ziad Ojakli, group vice president, government and community relations, has elected to leave the company effective 15 July. Since joining the company in 2004, Ojakli has overseen Ford’s global government affairs and...


Redesigned Ford Focus line emphasises wagons

28 June 2018

With the boom in C-SUVs comes a pan-European decline in the segment's traditional four and five door models. Ford is looking to hold on to its market share by adding an Active crossover model to its redesigned Focus range from next year.

Ford Group news

Ford unit partners with Alibaba cloud

14 August 2018

Autonomic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, has signed a MoU with Alibaba Cl...


Ford sales in China down 32% in July

13 August 2018

Ford brand sales in China from its joint ventures and imports to the world's biggest car mark...


Ford launch 'new performance vehicle' at Gamescom

10 August 2018

A sign of the times - as real and virtual worlds collide at Gamescom, Ford will reveal a new perf...


just-auto Plus only Ford US builds its10 millionth Mustang

9 August 2018

Ford is celebrating the production of its 10 millionth Mustang - America’s best-selling spo...


Ford and Jiangling develop new SUV for China

8 August 2018

Ford is working with Chinese partner Jiangling (JMC) to bring a new Ford-branded midsize SUV to t...


Ford introduces upper body exoskeletal technology

8 August 2018

Ford employees in 15 plants worldwide who perform repetitive overhead tasks now have assistance f...



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