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Interior design and technology – Ford Mondeo

23 April 2018

The fourth and latest generation Ford Mondeo (Fusion) can guide drivers hands-free out of parking spaces at the start of their journey and deflate the seat-base bolsters to allow them easy exit at the end. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we slip inside the Mondeo to see what else it offers.


Oh no, it's FOMO!

8 February 2018

I'm probably not alone in thinking that all OEMs are pretty much following the same strategic and tactical path at the moment. Nearly every major OEM has an ACES (autonomous, connected, electric and shared) strategy or, as Daimler's Britta Seeger put it during a presentation at January's Automotive News World Congress, a CASE strategy.


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?

Latest interviews


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.


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.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Ford Europe sells 175,500 vehicles in March 2018

19 April 2018

Ford is the second most popular brand in Europe, based on single nameplate total vehicle market share of 8.5% in March and 8.0% in the first quarter in its traditional 20 European markets, and Ford remains the top single nameplate brand in the UK. Ford...


Ford expanding Transit ride sharing

18 April 2018

Ford is expanding a medical transport service as it attempts to build new ride services based around the Transit commercial van.


just-auto Plus only Ford sells 125,809 Mustangs globally in 2017

18 April 2018

Global demand for the new 2018 Ford Mustang has driven Mustang to its third straight year as the best-selling sports coupe in the world. Global Mustang registrations in 2017 totalled 125,809 cars, according to Ford analysis of the most recent new light...


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales dip 11% in March 2018

16 April 2018

Overall Ford Motor Company China sales totalled 83,666 vehicles in March, a 11% decline year over year. Total Ford Motor Company Sales: March 2018 - 83,666 units; change - (-)11%; YTD 2018 - 207,139 units; change - (-)19% CAF: March 2018 - 46,217...


Ford unveils new Focus

10 April 2018

Ford has shown its new Ford Focus (fourth generation) which it says introduces a new human-centric design philosophy that 'fuses emotional exterior styling with class-leading aerodynamics; and delivers an interior offering more space combined with high quality materials and craftsmanship'.


just-auto Plus only Ford appoints new VP, Autonomous Vehicles

10 April 2018

Sherif Marakby is vice president of Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification, Ford Motor Company, effective 12 June 2017. He reports to Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president and president, Global Markets. Marakby joined Ford Motor Company in 1990 and...


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

9 April 2018

Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls in North America. Details are: Select 2018 Ford F-150, 2018 Ford Expedition, and 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles with 10-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions for unseated gear shift cable clip Ford...


German owned plants may be hit by US-China tariffs

5 April 2018

The escalating tariff tensions between the US and China may hit production of German SUVs made in the US South and shipped to China with exports by Tesla and Ford also vulnerable, a media report said.


GM, Ford, axing car models - reports

4 April 2018

General Motors will stop production of its subcompact Chevrolet Sonic by as early as this year, Reuters cited the Wall Street Journal as reporting.


Ford UK establishes new trade parts operation

4 April 2018

Ford's UK unit is set to launch Parts Plus, a direct sales channel for trade parts.


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales up 3.4% in March 2018

4 April 2018

Ford SUVs hit record sales month - retail up; F-Series posts best results since 2000; All-New Expedition retail up 46%, while Navigator sees triple-digit retail gain. Overall US March sales at Ford Motor Company gained 3.4%, with 244,306 vehicles...


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada sales drop 1.6% in March 2018

4 April 2018

Ford closed out the month and the first quarter as top automotive brand in Canada, fuelled by sales across the lineup, from Ford Focus to Ford Edge to Ford F-Series Super Duty. Consumer demand for the first-ever Ford EcoSport continued to grow in March,...


just-auto Plus only Ford India sells 27,580 units in March 2018

4 April 2018

Ford India’s combined domestic wholesales and exports in March recorded 27,580 vehicles from 24,832 vehicles in the same month last year. The company’s domestic wholesales stood at 9,016 vehicles in March, up from 8,700 vehicles in the same...


Could Ford Cologne switch to EVs after 2023?

3 April 2018

Ford could make electric cars in Germany after 2023, when the life cycle of the recently redesigned Fiesta model is due to end, and would welcome state subsidies to support the shift, a top executive told a paper.


Ford to expand Struandale engine plant

3 April 2018

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is expanding its operations at the Struandale engine plant in Port Elizabeth as part of a wide-ranging investment in its two local plants announced late last year.


Ford/Datang complete Cellular-V2X testing in China

3 April 2018

Ford and Datang have successfully conducted Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything technology (C-V2X) trials in China.


NEW YORK AUTO SHOW - world premieres

29 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 New York International Auto Show are named below.


US made vehicles a niche market in South Korea

28 March 2018

Under revised trade rules agreed earlier this week, US automakers will be able to bring into South Korea 50,000 vehicles per automaker per year that meet US safety standards, not necessarily Korean standards, up from 25,000 vehicles previously.


Ford's China 'vending machine' for test-drives

26 March 2018

Alibaba-owned Tmall has unveiled what it says is China’s first 'auto vending machine', partnering with Ford for what is described as the first phase of a larger push to upgrade the test-drive experience for Chinese consumers


Ford updates European Mustang

26 March 2018

It's what helps athletes with disabilities stay stable as they snowboard and ski -  and it is being used on the new Ford Mustang for improved handling, particularly on tight European roads.


Ford and Mahindra to co-develop models in India

22 March 2018

Ford and Mahindra will jointly develop new SUVs and a small electric vehicle as part of several initiatives announced between the two companies.


Ford partners with Next fashion shops to sell cars

22 March 2018

Ford's UK operation has announced a new retail partnership with the Next chain of women's fashion stores "to increase representation of the auto brand".


Ford tests 'collaborative parking'

22 March 2018

Ford is testing 'collaborative parking' technology in the car parks of Milton Keynes here in England.


just-auto Plus only Ford’s chief brand officer quits

22 March 2018

Ford Motor Company announced that Musa Tariq, vice president and chief brand officer, has elected to leave the company. Since joining the company in January 2017, Tariq helped shape the values underpinning the Ford brand. “Musa is a proven leader...


just-auto Plus only Ford India expands EcoSport model lineup

22 March 2018

Ford India has expanded the model lineup of its compact utility vehicle Ford EcoSport with the introduction of a new top-of-the line Titanium+ petrol variant. Priced at INR 1,047,000 (US$16,089) (ex-showroom across India), the new Titanium+ variant will be...


just-auto Plus only Ford appoints new chief human resources officer

20 March 2018

Ford Motor Company announced Kiersten Robinson is elected Ford group vice president and appointed chief human resources officer. In this role, she will lead its global people initiatives as the company continues to transform its culture to ensure long-term...


Ford lays out new US product plan and restructure

16 March 2018

Ford has announced a major strategy plan out to 2020 for the US market, claiming it will have the freshest lineup among all full line automakers with average showroom age dropping from 5.7 to 3.3 years as it replaces three-quarters of its range. It is also promising full connectivity ahead of over-the-air updates and the 'Transportation Mobility Cloud'.


Ford launches Co-Pilot360 driver assist technology

16 March 2018

Ford claims Co-Pilot360, the new name under which it will bundle such technology in the US from this autumn, is "most advanced suite of standard driver assist technologies among full-line brands" and "aims to help people around the world more safely and confidently face congested roads".


BorgWarner Eco-Launch solution selected by Ford

14 March 2018

BorgWarner has said it is providing Ford with its Eco-Launch stop/start solenoid valve and hydraulic accumulator. It is available on the Ford 8-speed, front-wheel drive (FWD), mid-torque transmission used for a variety of vehicles in North America.


Ford schedules temporary layoffs in Wayne

7 March 2018

Ford has said it will temporarily layoff about 2,000 hourly employees at its Michigan assembly and stamping plants in Wayne. The factories are to undergo retooling to build the Ranger pickup and Bronco SUV.

Ford Group news

Interior design and technology – Ford Mondeo

23 April 2018

The fourth and latest generation Ford Mondeo (Fusion) can guide drivers hands-free out of parking...


just-auto Plus only Ford Europe sells 175,500 vehicles in March 2018

19 April 2018

Ford is the second most popular brand in Europe, based on single nameplate total vehicle market s...


Ford expanding Transit ride sharing

18 April 2018

Ford is expanding a medical transport service as it attempts to build new ride services based aro...


just-auto Plus only Ford sells 125,809 Mustangs globally in 2017

18 April 2018

Global demand for the new 2018 Ford Mustang has driven Mustang to its third straight year as the...


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales dip 11% in March 2018

16 April 2018

Overall Ford Motor Company China sales totalled 83,666 vehicles in March, a 11% decline year over...


Ford unveils new Focus

10 April 2018

Ford has shown its new Ford Focus (fourth generation) which it says introduces a new human-centri...



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