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Brands related to this company: Ford, Lincoln

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Will Ford sieze an EV opportunity for Lincoln?

17 August 2017

It has been just over a year since what Ford calls The Lincoln Motor Company was the subject of a just-auto in-depth analysis feature. China is still nowhere near being the brand's largest market but sales there are up by a staggering 92 per cent and that's even without a local manufacturing presence. With things good in the US too, it surely won't be long before Lincoln returns to being a make selling in excess of an annual 250,000 vehicles worldwide.


Why the Mustang is so successful even in Europe

27 July 2017

Talk to Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW and you'll hear that sales of sports coupes and convertibles are in decline all over Europe. Ford's experience with the Mustang seems to be the opposite.


Ford fields highest tech Fiesta ever

29 June 2017

Nothing like kicking off with a bold claim - Ford reckons the redesigned Fiesta is "the most technologically advanced small car on sale in Europe".


The week - it's tough at the top, Mr Fields?

26 May 2017

There had been enough rumours in automotive and financial circles over the last few weeks (and months) to suggest Change was coming at Ford - to wit the Monday ousting of CEO Mark Fields (billed in the press release as 'retirement') after less than three years in the top job, with a well-seasoned (but mostly not in autos) executive, Jim Hackett, replacing the long-Ford-serving Fields who had been praised, for example, for his work heading Mazda on the way to the top job in Dearborn and the moves towards 'mobility' once there.

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


Court orders temporary halt to Takata lawsuits

17 August 2017

Automakers reportedly have won a temporary reprieve from lawsuits filed by victims of defective air bags made by bankrupt Takata that led to the largest ever auto safety recall and at least 18 deaths.


Deutsche Post and Ford show off e-van

16 August 2017

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery van – or e-van – today in Cologne, Germany.


Ford Europe sales down 4.8% in July 2017

15 August 2017

Ford Europe sold 99,900 total vehicles in July, down 4.8% year over year, but year to date total sales of 845,300 were up 2.6% for the best first seven months of the year since 2009 in the traditional Euro 20 markets.


Report suggests 1.3m Germans will take diesel deal

10 August 2017

A media report suggested up to 1.3m German car owners would accept rebates of as much as EUR10,000 (US$11,700) per car from Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW in a cash grab reminiscent of the government’s 2009 cash-for-clunkers programme.


Ford appoints 'smart mobility director' for Europe

10 August 2017

Ford has announced that Sarah-Jayne Williams will join the company in September as its first director for Smart Mobility in Europe.


just-auto Plus only Ford presents new 2018 F-150

10 August 2017

Ford’s new F-150 debuts for 2018 even tougher, even smarter, and even more capable than ever – with the most advanced F-150 powertrain lineup ever that delivers best-in-class towing, payload and efficiency for America’s pickup drivers. The...


just-auto Plus only Velodyne appoints new chief financial officer

9 August 2017

Velodyne Lidar the world leader in 3D real-time perception systems for autonomous vehicles, announced Robert (Bob) Brown has joined the company as its chief financial officer. Brown will report to founder and CEO David Hall. “As we scale to production...


just-auto Plus only FordUS recalls vehicles to replace defective bolts

8 August 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V472000 Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company Components: Seat Belts, Seats Potential number of units affected: 94,605 Summary Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014 Ford F-150 and E-350, 2014-2015 Ford Escape, and 2015...


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales down 7% in July 2017

4 August 2017

Ford Motor Company sales in China surpassed 84,000 vehicles in July, down 7% compared to July 2016. Year-to-date sales for Ford Motor Company in China total nearly 622,000 units, a 7% decrease compared to the same time in 2016. Monthly sales for Changan...


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales down 7.5% in July 2017

4 August 2017

Ford Motor Company’s US sales were down 7.5% in July, with sales of 200,212 vehicles, primarily driven by reduced fleet sales Fleet sales of 40,720 vehicles down 26.4%, due to decline in Rental and Commercial sales. Half the decline comes from lower...


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada sales down 7.1% in July 2017

4 August 2017

Ford Motor Company of Canada, July sales were fuelled by strong demand for Ford SUVs, CUVs and trucks. Ford SUV and CUV performance for the month was led by jumps in Ford Explorer and Ford Expedition sales, up 25% and 23% respectively. Ford F-Series continues...


Australian regulator goes after Ford

1 August 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it had begun proceedings against Ford Australia alleging that it engaged in unconscionable and misleading or deceptive conduct, and made false or misleading representations in its response to customer complaints about a dry dual clutch automatic transmission sold Down Under for about five years.


just-auto Plus only Mustang GT to feature Quiet Exhaust/Start mode

1 August 2017

Someone called the cops on Steve von Foerster. The former head of vehicle engineering for Ford Motor Company was not thrilled, but he understood why. On an otherwise peaceful morning in his suburban Detroit neighbourhood, Von Foerster had just backed a...


New Ford CEO has review in mind - report

31 July 2017

As new CEOs often do, Ford's Jim Hackett is throughly scrutinising many aspects of the company, according to a media report.


Ford Brazil re-engines and updates EcoSport

27 July 2017

Time flies. It's 14 years since Ford Brazil was first in the blue oval empire to launch the EcoSport B-SUV [initially restricted mainly to South America - ed] and it's done well here in South America.


just-auto Plus only Ford US issues safety recall

27 July 2017

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall in North America. Details are as follows: Certain 2014 Ford F-150, E-Series, 2014-15 Escape and 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for approximately 117,000 Ford F-150,...


Ford tops analyst expectations with Q2 results

26 July 2017

Ford's second-quarter earnings have beaten analyst expectations, helped by strong truck sales in North America.


just-auto Plus only New Mustang GT features Drag Strip mode

25 July 2017

Ford’s most advanced and powerful Mustang GT is also the fastest ever, achieving 0-to-60-mph in less than four seconds in Drag Strip mode. The new Mustang is also faster than a US$94,000 Porsche 911 Carrera, which Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer,...


just-auto Plus only Ford US recalls Lincoln/Edge/Fusion vehicles

25 July 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V427000 Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company Components: Power Train Potential number of units affected: 5,215 Summary Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Lincoln MKZ and Ford Edge and Fusion vehicles. On vehicles...


Ford names new design director for Europe

24 July 2017

Ford Europe has named Amko Leenarts design director responsible for exterior and interior design.


just-auto Plus only Constellium delivers its 10 millionth part to Ford

14 July 2017

Constellium is proud to announce that it has delivered its 10 millionth part to Ford Motor Company. A provider of aluminium structural components for the Ford F-150 and Super Duty trucks, Constellium will also supply the all-new Ford Expedition starting in...


just-auto Plus only Ford US recalls Ford Edge/Fusion/Lincoln vehicles

12 July 2017

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall in North America. Details are as follows: Certain 2017 Ford Edge, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 6,000 Ford Edge, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ 2.0-litre gas...


Ford China sees record June sales

6 July 2017

Ford said sales in China passed 100,000 vehicles in June, up 15% year on year, and a record for the month.


Adil Shirinov appointed CEO of Ford Sollers

6 July 2017

Adil Shirinov has been appointed CEO and President of Ford's Russian JV, Ford Sollers, effective immediately. He replaces Mark Ovenden, who takes a marketing role with Ford in Asia Pacific.


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces ratings for six large cars

6 July 2017

The Lincoln Continental, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Toyota Avalon come out at the top of a group of six large cars recently evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The three cars qualify for Top Safety Pick+, the Institutes highest...


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada SUV sales surge 40% in June 2017

6 July 2017

Ford Motor Company of Canada remains Canada’s top automotive and SUV brand at the close of the second quarter. Ford SUV sales last month achieved a 40% increase helping Ford remain Canada’s top-selling SUV brand year-to-date. Ford Explorer sales...


Mustang better, Europeans way better, in NCAP

5 July 2017

Euro NCAP's latest safety ratings of six new cars and the Ford Mustang facelift are the usual mix of better and best.


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales down 5.1% in June 2017

4 July 2017

Ford Motor Company’s June US sales totalled 227,979 vehicles – down 5.1% compared to last year June retail results totalled 152,396 vehicles, flat versus last year’s retail results Fleet sales in June of 75,583 vehicles were down...


'Post peak' period forecast for US light vehicles

29 June 2017

New vehicle sales in the US in the first half of 2017 are expected to be 8.4m, down nearly 2.3% compared to the first six months of 2016.  With growing economic headwinds, full year sales in 2017 are predicted to reach 17.1m, down 2.5% from the record 17.5m sold in 2016 and within the 16.8 to 17.3m range set by Kelley Blue Book analysts earlier this year.


just-auto Plus only Ford US issues safety/safety compliance recalls

29 June 2017

Ford Motor Company is issuing one safety recall and two safety compliance recalls in North America. Details are as follows: 2015-17 Ford Transit van/bus vehicles Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 400,000 2015-17 Ford Transit van/bus...

Ford Group news

Will Ford sieze an EV opportunity for Lincoln?

17 August 2017

It has been just over a year since what Ford calls The Lincoln Motor Company was the subject of a...


Court orders temporary halt to Takata lawsuits

17 August 2017

Automakers reportedly have won a temporary reprieve from lawsuits filed by victims of defective a...


Deutsche Post and Ford show off e-van

16 August 2017

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery...


Ford Europe sales down 4.8% in July 2017

15 August 2017

Ford Europe sold 99,900 total vehicles in July, down 4.8% year over year, but year to date total...


Report suggests 1.3m Germans will take diesel deal

10 August 2017

A media report suggested up to 1.3m German car owners would accept rebates of as much as EUR10,00...


Ford appoints 'smart mobility director' for Europe

10 August 2017

Ford has announced that Sarah-Jayne Williams will join the company in September as its first dire...



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