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Interior design and technology – Ford Fiesta

27 October 2017

Since its introduction in 1976, Ford has rolled out seven generations of Fiesta, each one slightly more spacious, safer and efficient. The latest incarnation expands the range to include a crossover-inspired Active and luxurious Vignale. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside this ever-popular supermini.


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 - Ford's future global 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 Ford Mustang is so successful the world over

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.

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 that fail to embrace mobility challenges will lose out – Mascarenas

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 Rolf Deges, Vehicle Line Director, CD-cars at Ford Europe

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


Ford updates European Transit Custom van

22 November 2017

Ford of Europe has updated its popular Transit Custom van line, launched in 2012, with changes including a new interior inspired by the latest Fiesta and reflecting recently announced changes to the EcoSport SUV.


Ford US launches first plug-in hybrid police vehicle

21 November 2017

Ford has revealed a plug-in hybrid vehicle for police forces capable of driving up to 21 miles without a drop of gasoline. It is not a pursuit-rated vehicle (a separate Ford hybrid project).


just-auto Plus only Ford US recalls 2018 F-150 vehicles to reprogramme powertrain control module

21 November 2017

Summary Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 F-150 vehicles equipped with a 3.3L engine, a 6-speed transmission and a column mounted shift lever. Quickly moving the shift lever from Park to Drive may cause a loss of gear indication on the...


JLR, Ford and Tata begin connected car trials in Coventry

17 November 2017

The UK's largest trial of connected and autonomous vehicle technology has moved onto public roads, with the UK Autodrive project starting city trials on the streets of central Coventry.


just-auto Plus only Ford elects new director to its board

17 November 2017

Ford Motor Company is announcing the election of John Veihmeyer to the company’s board of directors. His appointment is effective 1 December. Veihmeyer, 62, has decades of experience advising the world’s leading companies on financial reporting,...


Ford gears up hybrids for Middle East

14 November 2017

Ford has announced it will accelerate its electrified vehicle plan in the Middle East by launching four new hybrid vehicles over the next four years, building on its 'global promise to provide customers with affordable and capable electrified vehicles'. 


Europe automakers join for high power EV charging

3 November 2017

BMW, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group have announced a joint venture called IONITY which will develop and install a high power charging (HPC) network for electric vehicles across Europe.


Automakers spend big on Thai pre-delivery, aftermarket

3 November 2017

Ford this week opened a new THB100m (US$3m) automotive parts distribution centre in the Bangna-Trad industrial complex on the outskirts of Thailand's capital city Bangkok.


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales up 6.2% in October 2017

2 November 2017

Ford Motor Company’s US sales increased 6.2% last month, with 200,436 vehicles sold Retail performance was up 3.5% versus a year ago, on sales of 148,105 vehicles Fleet sales, as expected, increased 14.6% due to order timing, with 52,331 vehicles...


Dana introduces one-piece aluminium driveshaft for Ford Mustang

2 November 2017

Dana Incorporated has announced the introduction of a Spicer one-piece aluminium driveshaft for the sixth-generation (S550) Ford Mustang at the Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.


just-auto Plus only Honeywell Garrett introduces new all-aluminium intercooler for Mustang

1 November 2017

Honeywell Garrett has built a reputation as one of the leading manufacturers of turbochargers and turbo system components. As an industry leader, Honeywell Garrett knows that heat is the enemy of performance, particularly in small displacement turbocharged...


just-auto Plus only Ford/Roush develop new supercharger kit for Mustang GT/2018 F-150

1 November 2017

A storied history in powertrain development between Ford Performance and Roush Performance continues with a new state-of-the-art supercharger that peaks at 700 horsepower for the new V8-powered 2018 Mustang GT. The supercharger kit is specially designed to...


Fiesta seating gets a kick from Robutt

30 October 2017

Ford of Europe said it had developed a robot to move like a human bottom and perfectly simulate how drivers and passengers get in and out of their car seats.


just-auto Plus only Ford completes Kentucky plant renovation for Expedition/Navigator launch

30 October 2017

Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant recently completed a US$900m transformation in preparation for the launch of the all-new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator.  Work began immediately with the start of summer shutdown and took five weeks to...


just-auto Plus only Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres selected for 2018 Mustang GT

18 October 2017

Summer might now be in the rearview mirror, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the next one. Ford and Michelin engineers took learnings from the Ford GT supercar and Shelby GT350 Mustang to develop a custom Michelin Pilot Sport 4S...


Ford China September sales flat

13 October 2017

Ford Motor Company sales in China were flat at about 113,000 vehicles in September.


Ford Mustang engineer comes up with dial-in 'ush

5 October 2017

For Ford employee Steve von Foerster, it started with a neighbour's call to the police to request he keep car noise down.


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada sales up 2.4% in September 2017

5 October 2017

Ford Motor Company of Canada achieved its best September on record driven by sales of the Ford F-Series which saw its best month on record. “Hardworking people depend on their trucks to help them get the job done,” said Mark Buzzell, president...


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales up 8.7% in September 2017

4 October 2017

Ford Motor Company’s US sales increased 8.7% in September. Retail sales totalled 169,544 vehicles, up 4.4% compared to a year ago. Fleet sales totalled 52,704 vehicles, representing, as expected, a 25.1% increase versus 2016 due to order timing this...


just-auto Plus only Ford names new executive director, Investor Relations

3 October 2017

Ford names Lynn Antipas Tyson as executive director, Investor Relations. Tyson brings with her three decades of extensive finance and strategic communications experience, including 23 years in investor relations, serving in senior level positions at PepsiCo,...


Ford and partner launch London smart benches

27 September 2017

Ford is continuing its strategic move towards becoming a mobilty company by teaming up with smart cities startup Strawberry Energy to introduce smart benches providing London pedestrians free solar powered mobile charging and wi-fi access.


Mexico earthquake prompts plant status reviews

21 September 2017

Carmakers with plants in Mexico are assessing them for earthquake related disruptions this week, but the initial impact on operations caused by the earthquake that struck the Mexico City area appears to be limited, with plants experiencing only minor or no damage.


Ford expands testing of Microsoft HoloLens globally

21 September 2017

Ford designers have been swapping some clay-sculpting steels and rakes for mixed reality headsets and visualisation software that can change vehicle design elements – side mirrors, grilles, vehicle interiors and more – in mere seconds.


Other transport modes 'partners not enemies' - VDA president

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...


Ford Australia 2019 Focus 'likely' to come from Europe - report

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.


VW led L3Pilot research project launched in Germany

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 research project L3Pilot launched its four-year development activities in Wolfsburg.


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.

Ford news

Ford updates European Transit Custom van

22 November 2017

Ford of Europe has updated its popular Transit Custom van line, launched in 2012, with changes in...


Ford US launches first plug-in hybrid police vehicle

21 November 2017

Ford has revealed a plug-in hybrid vehicle for police forces capable of driving up to 21 miles wi...


just-auto Plus only Ford US recalls 2018 F-150 vehicles to reprogramme powertrain control module

21 November 2017

Summary Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 F-150 vehicles equipped with a 3.3L...


JLR, Ford and Tata begin connected car trials in Coventry

17 November 2017

The UK's largest trial of connected and autonomous vehicle technology has moved onto public roads...


just-auto Plus only Ford elects new director to its board

17 November 2017

Ford Motor Company is announcing the election of John Veihmeyer to the company’s board of d...


Ford gears up hybrids for Middle East

14 November 2017

Ford has announced it will accelerate its electrified vehicle plan in the Middle East by launchin...



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