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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.


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".

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


Other transport modes 'partners not enemies' - VDA

19 September 2017

Germany's automotive industry association (VDA) president is urging carmakers to view other transport modes as operating in tandem and not in competition.


Mahindra and Ford to explore India alliance

19 September 2017

Mahindra Group and Ford are to develop an alliance to leverage the benefits of Ford’s global reach and Mahindra’s scale in India.


Ford joins American Centre for Mobility as founder

18 September 2017

Ford has contributed US$5m to the American Centre for Mobility (ACM) to support connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technology development.


just-auto Plus only Ford Europe sales down 2.4% in August 2017

18 September 2017

Ford sold 73,100 vehicles in August in its traditional Euro 20 markets, down 2.4% compared with August 2016. Year to date sales of 918,100 was 2.2% up on the same period last year Production ramp up and changeover to new Fiesta led to reduced sales volume...


Australia's 2019 Focus to come from Europe?

15 September 2017

Ford Australia will import the redesigned 2019 Focus small car, but not from China, as will be the case in North America, a local media report said.


just-auto Plus only VW led L3Pilot research project launched in German

15 September 2017

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is analysing the opportunities for using technologies to facilitate mobility in the future with the aim of achieving a breakthrough in the area of automated driving. The...


Ford researches light signals for autonomous cars

14 September 2017

Ford and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are testing a lighting method designed by the automaker for self driving vehicles to signal their intent to pedestrians, human drivers and bicyclists in an effort to create a standard visual language everyone can easily process and understand.


2017 Frankfurt motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important production models making their motor show debuts were the Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Roc, Porsche Cayenne, Opel Grandland X, Škoda Karoq and SEAT Arona.


FRANKFURT - Ford moves into bike sharing

13 September 2017

Ford's strategic move to a mobility company now sees its German unit and Deutsche Bahn Connect, a subsidiary of rail operator Deutsche Bahn AG, extending their collaboration in mobility services from car sharing to bike sharing.


FRANKFURT: Ford shows updated Mustang for Europe

11 September 2017

Ford's updated Mustang is making its European public debut at the Frankfurt show this week with a new engine, transmission and enhanced safety technology.


Apollo Tyres expands supplies to European OEMs

8 September 2017

Apollo Tyres says it is now expanding supplies to the European Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the passenger car tyre segment. The company’s premiere brand, Vredestein, has been selected as a fitment on the Volkswagen Polo, SEAT Ibiza and Ford EcoSport, and the supplies have already begun to these automakers.


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales down 1% in August 2017

7 September 2017

Ford Motor Company sales in China total nearly 98,000 vehicles in August, down 1% year over year. Year-to-date sales for Ford Motor Company in China total nearly 720,000 units, a 6% decrease compared to the same period in 2016. Monthly sales for Changan...


Ford shows off Transit PHEV van

6 September 2017

Ford's new plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Transit Custom van, intended to help improve local air quality by running solely on electric power for the majority of city journeys, has been shown at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle 2017 event in Millbrook, England.


Ford announces revamped EcoSport for Europe

5 September 2017

Ford has announced a substantially restyled and re-engineered EcoSport - with new diesel engine and optional four wheel drive - now built for Europe in Craiova, Romania, instead of India, where it effectively replaces the B-Max MPV which the automaker has now dropped from its range.


just-auto Plus only Ford North America issues safety compliance recall

1 September 2017

Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls and two safety compliance recalls in North America. Details are as follows: 2017 Ford F-150 and Mustang vehicles Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 935 2017 Ford F-150 and Mustang vehicles for...


Ford China names new chairman and CEO

24 August 2017

Ford has unveiled Jason Luo as new chairman and CEO of its China operations and head of Powertrain Engineering.


Ford invests US$52m in extra Turkey capacity

23 August 2017

Ford is to plough US$52m into increased production capacity for Transit, Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom models in Turkey to satisfy growing customer demand in Europe.


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.


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,...


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,...

Ford news

Other transport modes 'partners not enemies' - VDA

19 September 2017

Germany's automotive industry association (VDA) president is urging carmakers to view other trans...


Mahindra and Ford to explore India alliance

19 September 2017

Mahindra Group and Ford are to develop an alliance to leverage the benefits of Ford's global reac...


Ford joins American Centre for Mobility as founder

18 September 2017

Ford has contributed US$5m to the American Centre for Mobility (ACM) to support connected and aut...


just-auto Plus only Ford Europe sales down 2.4% in August 2017

18 September 2017

Ford sold 73,100 vehicles in August in its traditional Euro 20 markets, down 2.4% compared with A...


Australia's 2019 Focus to come from Europe?

15 September 2017

Ford Australia will import the redesigned 2019 Focus small car, but not from China, as will be th...


just-auto Plus only VW led L3Pilot research project launched in German

15 September 2017

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is anal...



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