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ANALYSIS - Ford Focus ST diesel

27 February 2020

Market leader Ford says it will be boosting the appeal of the Focus this year within a 48V mild hybrid petrol powertrain. No doubt the C02 number will be good but will there be as much combined vim and sensibility as can be found in the ST 2.0-litre diesel, surely the best Focus yet?


Coronavirus gets worse - the week

7 February 2020

The coronavirus, for which we can apparently thank a 'live' food market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, clearly was on your minds this week, unsurprising as we have a large readership toiling daily in the automotive supply chain and component industry. Takeaway: it ain't good and it's going to get worse before it gets better as, despite a massive effort by health authorities - and drug companies - worldwide, it continues to spread.


2020 Chicago auto show - the world debuts

6 February 2020

With the NAIAS shifting from January to June, Chicago became the first major US auto show of 2020. Below is a list of world debuts, although some vehicles were revealed at events ahead of the show or else have been seen before but with a different model name to what is used for the US market.


Chinese auto industry impacted hard by coronavirus

3 February 2020

China's automotive industry is expected to take a massive hit from the rapid spread of the corona virus in the last two weeks, at least in the first quarter of the year but very possibly for longer.

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


UK domestic engine production rises as exports fall

27 February 2020

UK engine manufacturing declined 1.7% in January to 238,193 units built.


just-auto Plus only All-new Ford Kuga goes almost 30% further on a litre of fuel for best-in-class efficiency

26 February 2020

Ford today announced that the all-new Kuga SUV will deliver best-in-class fuel efficiency, with the range average improved by up to 28 per cent like-for-like. The all-new Kuga is Ford’s most electrified vehicle ever, and the first to offer mild-,...


Automakers plan gradual resumption of China output

10 February 2020

Some carmakers were likely to have restarted output at China factories after shutting temporarily due to the coronavirus, media reports on Monday ( February) said.


just-auto Plus only Ford celebrates strongest ever January CV sales with 4.9% increase

6 February 2020

Ford of Britain has reported its best-ever January commercial vehicles sales with 8,700 units registered, a year-on-year increase of 4.9%. Ford remains the market leader for both commercial and passenger vehicles in the UK, occupying the top slots in both...


Ford posts Q4 loss of $1.7bn

5 February 2020

Ford has posted disappointing fourth quarter results that included a loss that virtually wiped out its profit for 2019.


Ford to call Hermosillo-made SUV 'Bronco Sport'

4 February 2020

According to Ford Motor Company documentation seen by just-auto.com, the so-called 'Baby Bronco', a Compact SUV, will be manufactured in Mexico and called 'Bronco Sport'.


Ford second to Dacia in Romania in 2019

21 January 2020

Ford's market share in Romania was 8.58%, including passenger cars and commercial vehicles and the number of registrations was 16,168 units, the company said in a statement cited by local media.


Romanian car output up in 2019

20 January 2020

Romanian car production increased by 3% year on year in 2019 to 490,412 units, according to data from the Romanian Association of Automobile Producers (ACAROM).


Ford to spend EUR42m on hybrids and batteries at Valencia

17 January 2020

Ford has announced a EUR42m investment in its Valencia manufacturing plant, Spain, to support its electrification strategy with a battery assembly facility plus new S-Max Hybrid and Galaxy Hybrid models.


Ford 'Europe 20' sales dip in 2019

17 January 2020

Ford sold about 1.33m vehicles in 2019 in what it calls is "traditional European 20 markets", achieving 7.4% market share.


just-auto Plus only HERE can make driving safer for Ford customers

17 January 2020

The new Ford Puma can enable a safer driving experience thanks to new Local Hazard Information powered by HERE Hazard Warnings. The service delivers drivers important targeted information about potential road hazards, accidents and potentially hazardous...


Ford expanding Vietnam assembly plant

14 January 2020

Ford is spending US$82m to expand its plant in northern Vietnam to boost production capacity.


Ford 2019 China sales slump 26%

14 January 2020

Sales by Ford and its joint ventures in China fell 26.1% year on year to 567,854 vehicles in 2019.


Garmin, Ford collaborate on next-gen SYNC

10 January 2020

Garmin has announced a new strategic relationship with Ford Motor Company that integrates Garmin’s navigation technology into the recently announced Ford next-generation SYNC communications and entertainment system.


Garmin EV-specific navigation for Ford Mustang Mach-E Sync

9 January 2020

Garmin International said its navigation technology would be used in the recently announced Ford next generation Sync communications and entertainment system for the electric Mustang Mach-E.


Agility Robotics sells first Digits to Ford

7 January 2020

Agility Robotics has launched Digit, a robot with arms and legs to work with humans and in human spaces, for commercial sale and Ford was the first customer, receiving the first two off the line.


Rivian closes $1.3bn funding round

2 January 2020

EV start-up Rivian closed an investment round of USD1.3bn at the end of 2019 and said the financing was led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.


Ford spending $1.45bn on two Michigan plants

18 December 2019

Ford said it was spending US$1.45bn on two southeast Michigan factories and adding 3,000 new jobs to build trucks and SUVs and expand into electric and autonomous vehicles.


Ford fined R35m for South Africa Kuga fires

3 December 2019

Ford Motor Company of South Africa (FMCSA) has been fined an administrative fine of R35m (GBP 1.8m) for incidents in which the Kuga 1.6 model caught fire, according to a local report.


Ford recalls 2019 Ranger trucks for wiring check

25 November 2019

After multiple problems with the redesigned Explorer SUV and some other models launched relatively recently, Ford now is recalling some 2019 Ranger pickup trucks to check for an electrical glitch.


just-auto Plus only Vibracoustic awarded with Q1 certification by the Ford Motor Company

20 November 2019

The Vibracoustic plant in Trebechovice, Czech Republic, has recently been awarded with the Ford Motor Company’s Q1 Certification, the highest recognition for quality and customer satisfaction for suppliers of this vehicle manufacturer. Vibracoustic is...


Ford to introduce all-electric Mustang Mach-E

18 November 2019

For the first time in 55 years, Ford is expanding the Mustang family with Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric SUV. The move is seen as a bold one for Ford, lending the muscle-car brand name to an electric SUV (a competitor to Tesla's Model Y).


Ford Otosan and AVL complete platooning test drives

13 November 2019

Ford Trucks’ F-MAX tractors with Ford Otosan and AVL platooning technology, have completed initial test drives.


just-auto Plus only Ford SYNC 4 brings new levels of connectivity, voice recognition and fewer cords to make life on the go easy

31 October 2019

Ford today previewed the next-generation of its SYNC communications and entertainment system, which is faster, easier and simpler than ever to use. Featuring cloud-based connectivity and conversational voice recognition, SYNC 4 delivers comprehensive search...


just-auto Plus only Ford makeovers: Quick, seamless over-the-air software updates help keep vehicle tech current

31 October 2019

Have you ever been envious when a new technology arrives just after you buy a new vehicle, or wish that vehicle could be repaired in your driveway? Ford has an answer to delight Ford vehicle owner’s and reduce repair trips. In 2020, Ford will begin...


just-auto Plus only Ford Motor Company issues three safety recalls in North America

30 October 2019

Ford Motor Company is issuing three safety recalls in North America. Safety recall for select 2015-17 Ford Transit vehicles for driveshaft flexible coupling issue Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for select 2015-17 Ford Transit vehicles. In...


just-auto Plus only Ford introduces North America’s largest electric vehicle charging network

18 October 2019

Ford is giving future all-electric vehicle customers the confidence to enjoy a hassle-free electric lifestyle. By providing easy access to more electric vehicle public charging stations in North America than any other automaker, Ford will make it easier for...


just-auto Plus only Electrify America announces agreement with Ford to provide EV owners with access to ultra-fast charging network

18 October 2019

Electrify America today announced an agreement with Ford Motor Company to provide ultra-fast public charging for their future electric vehicles on the Electrify America network. As part of the agreement, the automaker will provide future customers of its...


just-auto Plus only Greenlots enables widespread EV charging access for Ford all-electric drivers

18 October 2019

Greenlots, a member of the Shell Group and leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions, announced today that it has led the buildout of the FordPass Charging Network, currently the largest public charging network of any automotive...


just-auto Plus only Ford customers are covered with industry-leading electric vehicle charging access – at home and on the road – via FordPass

18 October 2019

Ford is putting to bed one of the biggest concerns for electric vehicle owners – that they won’t be able to charge quickly and conveniently – with a comprehensive Ford Charging Solutions ecosystem that will deliver seamless, integrated access...

Ford news

ANALYSIS - Ford Focus ST diesel

27 February 2020

Market leader Ford says it will be boosting the appeal of the Focus this year within a 48V mild h...


UK domestic engine production rises as exports fall

27 February 2020

UK engine manufacturing declined 1.7% in January to 238,193 units built. The Society of Motor...


just-auto Plus only All-new Ford Kuga goes almost 30% further on a litre of fuel for best-in-class efficiency

26 February 2020

Ford today announced that the all-new Kuga SUV will deliver best-in-class fuel efficiency, with t...


Automakers plan gradual resumption of China output

10 February 2020

Some carmakers were likely to have restarted output at China factories after shutting temporarily...


Coronavirus gets worse - the week

7 February 2020

The coronavirus, for which we can apparently thank a 'live' food market in the Chinese city of Wu...


2020 Chicago auto show - the world debuts

6 February 2020

With the NAIAS shifting from January to June, Chicago is the first major US auto show of 2020. Be...



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