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Brands related to this company: Ford, Lincoln

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Paris motor show premieres list - Audi A1

20 June 2018

Audi has announced details of the second generation A1 Sportback ahead of its public premiere at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.


Ford eyes transmission plant closure - the week

15 June 2018

It was not, to put it mildly, the best week for autoworkers, at least this side of the pond. A sharpened American axe appeared over the automatic transmissions factory in Bordeaux, France, (see, they make more than fine wine there). Should the automaker not secure a buyer for its Ford Aquitaine Industries (FAI) site at Blanquefort in south west France, the factory will close, although no forced redundancies would be implemented before September 2019. Not good news.


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


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.

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


Volkswagen AG, Ford, mull strategic alliance

20 June 2018

Volkswagen and Ford last night (19 June) announced they had signed a memorandum of understanding and were exploring "a strategic alliance designed to strengthen each company's competitiveness and better serve customers globally".


Bordeaux Council "deplores" FAI sale decision

19 June 2018

Bordeaux's Metropolis Council says it deplores "with the greatest force" Ford Aquitaine Industries' (FAI) decision to put its automatic transmission plant at Blanqefort up for sale threatening 900 jobs should no buyer be found.


just-auto Plus only Ford Europe sold 118,700 vehicles in May 2018

18 June 2018

Ford sold 118,700 total vehicles in its Euro 20 markets last month, marking the brand’s strongest May for European total vehicle sales since 2009 Ford Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) sales grew more than 28% in May year over year, and SUVs now account...


just-auto Plus only Ford US unveils new diesel and hybrid taxis

15 June 2018

Ford, America’s commercial vehicle leader, introduces two new taxis: the new 2019 Transit Connect Taxi and Ford’s most fuel-efficient, purpose-built taxi ever – the 2019 Fusion Hybrid Taxi. “Taxi operators want vehicles that are...


Ford and Daimler ending Canadian fuel cell JV

14 June 2018

Ford has said it was winding down a joint venture formed with Daimler to develop automotive fuel cell technology.


just-auto Plus only Ford and Verizon extend software solutions

14 June 2018

Verizon Connect announced the extension of its long standing strategic partnership with Ford Commercial Solutions to continue to deliver software solutions and embedded connectivity to Ford commercial customers. Verizon Connect, through its acquisition of...


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

14 June 2018

Ford is issuing two safety recalls and expanding one recall in North America. Approximately 7,500 2018 Ford F-150, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles equipped with a 3.5-litre GTDI V6 engine are being recalled to check for high-pressure fuel pumps...


'Stupified' Ford union asks for Paris meeting

13 June 2018

A 'stupefied' Ford union has asked the French Finance Minister for an urgent meeting to discuss the automaker's decision to put its automatic transmissions site in Blanquefort near Bordeaux up for sale.


just-auto Plus only Ford US launches new Police Interceptor hybrid SUV

13 June 2018

Ford, America's best-selling police brand, introduced the all-new Police Interceptor Utility, the industry's first pursuit-rated hybrid SUV. The all-new Ford Police Interceptor Utility hybrid responds to calls from law enforcement agencies for...


Politicians team to condemn Ford Bordeaux decision

12 June 2018

Four regional political bodies have issued a joint statement strongly condemning Ford's decision to put its automatic transmissions plant near Bordeaux up for sale.


AAM supplying power transfer units to Ford

12 June 2018

American Axle and Manufacturing will supply power transfer units (PTU) for Ford crossover vehicles with all-wheel drive (AWD) starting with the 2019 Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus.


Bordeaux Mayor slams "brutality" of Ford decision

11 June 2018

Bordeaux Mayor, Alain Juppé has expressed his "consternation" at Ford's decision to put its automatic transmissions plant at the Blanquefort site up for sale.


France "strongly regrets" Ford Aquitaine sale move

11 June 2018

French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire says he "strongly regrets" the decision by Ford to seek a new owner for its automatic transmissions factory near Bordeaux with 900 jobs at risk.


Ford trials 'self driving' delivery vehicle

11 June 2018

Ford said it was working with Postmates, an on-demand delivery platform, to trial a self-driving delivery service vehicle ahead of the launch of a purpose-built self-driving vehicle due in three years.


just-auto Plus only US NCAP scores Lincoln Navigator five star rating

11 June 2018

The all-new 2018 Lincoln Navigator earns five stars, the highest possible government crash rating, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program. Navigator is the only SUV in its class to earn an Overall Vehicle...


just-auto Plus only US NCAP scores Ford Expedition five star rating

11 June 2018

The all-new 2018 Ford Expedition has earned the government’s highest possible crash test rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, making this full-size SUV a leader in safety. Expedition’s improved...


Ford and Changan name managers for new China JV

7 June 2018

Ford and Changan Automobile jointly announced top management for the newly established National Distribution Services Division (NDSD) as part of the Changan Ford (CAF) joint venture. The new division starts operations on 1 July.


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales up 0.7% in May 2018

5 June 2018

Ford Motor Company’s US sales for May totalled 242,824 vehicles – a 0.7% increase  The generational shift from passenger cars to SUVs continues with industry retail passenger cars sales estimated to be down 10%, while SUV sales are up 13%...


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada sales drop 3.3% in May 2018

5 June 2018

For Ford Motor Company of Canada, another month brings another set of sales records for Ford F-Series, Canada’s top-selling trucks for 52 years and counting. Overall sales of F-Series were the best on record for the month of May, while Ford F-Series...


Ford Sollers starts production of new EcoSport

31 May 2018

Ford Sollers – Ford’s joint venture business in Russia – has started production of the new Ford EcoSport small SUV in Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan.


just-auto Plus only Ford moves EV & AV development teams to Corktown

25 May 2018

Marking its return to the Motor City, Ford is moving its electric vehicle and autonomous vehicle business teams into a refurbished former factory located in Detroit’s historic Corktown neighbourhood. Much more than just a relocation, the move is a...


Ricardo & Ford Otosan form a new joint venture

24 May 2018

Ricardo is assisting Ford Otosan as heavy-duty transmission family development partner for future commercial vehicle platforms.


Ford confirms 2nd vehicle for Romania plant

22 May 2018

Ford has confirmed it is investing up to EUR200m and adding an additional 1,500 jobs to manufacture a second vehicle at its Craiova Assembly Plant, in Romania.


just-auto Plus only Ford opens new Environmental Test Centre

22 May 2018

Ford’s new state-of-the-art Environmental Test Centre puts all the world’s weather under one roof, enabling engineers to test forthcoming vehicles – from a small Ford KA+ to a two-tonne Ford Transit in the most demanding conditions and make...


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

21 May 2018

Ford is issuing two safety recalls in North America. Details are: Select 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles with hydraulic brake systems for inadequate parking brake cable tension Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for 151 units of 2018 Ford F-650...


English castings help Ford get F-150 back on line

17 May 2018

Ford is set to resume production of its profitable F-150 pickup at the Dearborn Truck Plant on Friday using parts sourced from tooling shipped as far away as England.


Ford adds Waze connectivity to SYNC3

17 May 2018

Waze users around the world can now use the app's real-time traffic and navigation service via the touch screen in Ford vehicles via SYNC AppLink and control it by voice command.


Ford 'Euro 20' sales up 12.6% in April

16 May 2018

Ford sold 113,300 total vehicles in its Euro 20 markets in April, up 12.6% compared with April 2017.


Ford chairman defends strategy at AGM

11 May 2018

Ford chairman Bill Ford has defended the company's strategic direction to cut cost and rationalise model lines despite a stubborn share price.


Ford China sales decline as new models roll out

11 May 2018

Ford Motor Company China sales fell 26% year on year to 69,503 vehicles in April.

Ford Group news

Volkswagen AG, Ford, mull strategic alliance

20 June 2018

Volkswagen and Ford last night (19 June) announced they had signed a memorandum of understanding...


Paris motor show premieres list - Audi A1

20 June 2018

Audi has announced details of the second generation A1 Sportback ahead of its public premiere at...


Bordeaux Council "deplores" FAI sale decision

19 June 2018

Bordeaux's Metropolis Council says it deplores "with the greatest force" Ford Aquitaine Industrie...


just-auto Plus only Ford Europe sold 118,700 vehicles in May 2018

18 June 2018

Ford sold 118,700 total vehicles in its Euro 20 markets last month, marking the brand’s str...


Ford eyes transmission plant closure - the week

15 June 2018

It was not, to put it mildly, the best week for autoworkers, at least this side of the pond. A sh...


just-auto Plus only Ford US unveils new diesel and hybrid taxis

15 June 2018

Ford, America’s commercial vehicle leader, introduces two new taxis: the new 2019 Transit C...



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