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Frankfurt IAA world debuts list - F40 BMW 1 Series

16 May 2019

The next generation BMW 1 Series five-door hatchback will be revealed at a preview event on 27 May and have its public premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in September.


Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of 360,000 square metres quoted by the organiser. There were 136 scheduled press conferences on 16 and 17 April plus multiple events which took place in the days (and weeks) beforehand as OEMs attempted to have their brands' voices heard in the welter of announcements.


Interior design and technology – Ford Focus

17 April 2019

The fourth-generation Ford Focus emerged last year, marking the brand's 20th anniversary. As in the previous generation, the model is available with sedan, hatchback and estate body styles. A crossover SUV trim level, known as the Active, is also available with the hatchback and estate body styles. While the Active’s ever-so-slightly raised driving position (3cm compared to the standard Focus) and rugged trim adds off-road appeal to the carmaker’s most popular family car, such features are not new to the car industry or Ford. It joins the Active versions of the Ka+ and Fiesta. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we climb aboard an Active to take a closer look.


2019 Chicago auto show - the world debuts

8 February 2019

At this year's Chicago auto show, there were world premieres from Ford, Nissan, Ram, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen. It's worth noting that not one of them was an electric or even electrified vehicle.

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


just-auto Plus only Ford Europe to launch new Ranger Raptor in mid 2019

30 April 2019

The new Ford Ranger Raptor - the toughest and most high-performing version ever of Europe’s best-selling pick-up - is storming into Europe, with first deliveries expected mid-year. Developed by Ford Performance for the true enthusiast off-roader, the...


Dana and Motiv to integrate e-Axle on Ford Super Duty F-550 chassis

29 April 2019

Dana Incorporated and Motiv Power Systems announced a collaboration to integrate Dana's Spicer Electrified eS9000r e-Axle on the Ford F-550 chassis for use in commercial fleet applications.


Ford and Rivian to make battery electric vehicle

24 April 2019

Ford has invested US$500m in Rivian and the two companies will develop a new, battery electric vehicle for the automaker using Rivian's skateboard platform.


Ford and Autonomic sign multi year deal with Amazon Web Services

24 April 2019

Ford and the creators of the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) Autonomic have signed a multi-year, global agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which the companies will expand the availability of cloud connectivity services and connected car application development services for the transportation industry.


just-auto Plus only Ford sells 113,066 Mustang's globally in 2018

18 April 2019

As Ford marks Mustang’s 55th anniversary, enthusiasts everywhere are celebrating the world’s best-selling sports coupe for the fourth consecutive year. From Australia to Peru, Mustang reigns as the best-selling sports coupe in the world for...


Ford turning to trucks for US profit boost

17 April 2019

Ford has said a shift in production at a Michigan plant to trucks from less profitable cars would lead to a $1bn-plus boost to its operating profit.


Dana starts Spicer smart axle production in China

17 April 2019

Dana has started China production of its Spicer AdvanTEK Ultra axle with SmartConnect disconnecting all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.


just-auto Plus only Ford debuts performance SUV and new luxurious pickup truck at Shanghai show

16 April 2019

At the 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Shanghai Auto Show), Ford Motor Company debuted - the all-new Ford Escape ST-Line, the new Ford Edge ST and ST-Line, as well as the all-new luxurious American pickup Ford F-150 Limited - as...


Ford's light commercial share rises in Europe

15 April 2019

Ford sold 359,400 vehicles in the first quarter 2019 in its traditional European 20 markets, achieving 7.6% market share, but that was down 0.4 percentage points, while its commercial vehicle share rose 0.4 percentage points to 14.5%, suggesting its strategy to focus more on profitable LCVs is making sense.


just-auto Plus only Ford China sales sink 35.8% in Q1 2019

15 April 2019

Ford Motor Company announced first-quarter sales in China of 136,279 vehicles, a 35.8% decrease compared to the same period last year. Following the governments’ recent announcement to hold tariffs at their current rate, the company reduced its MSRP...


Changan to build EV plant in Georgia

12 April 2019

Changan Corporation will construct an EV production factory in Georgia (the east European country that is, not the US state). Strategic partners of Changan Corporation include Volvo, Volkswagen and Ford.


New technology puts Ford keyless entry fobs to sleep to deter hackers

11 April 2019

Ford said its Fiesta and Focus - the UK's two top-selling models overall - now have new security technology which disables keyless entry fobs when not in use to block illegal hacking.


Ford 'recalls the recall' with F-150 and Super Duty truck block heater cables

11 April 2019

Nightmare scenario: automaker recalls vehicles and the fix damages something else so another recall is required.


just-auto Plus only Ford Germany presents new Transit Smart Energy Concept

11 April 2019

Ford has revealed the new Transit Smart Energy Concept – a one-of-a-kind 10-seater minibus that is helping the company explore solutions for maximising the energy efficiency and driving range of electrified vehicles. While one survey showed that 40%...


Ford announces new management roles

10 April 2019

Ford has announced management changes which place Jim Farley as head of all the new 'mobility' operations while Joe Hinrichs heads the more traditional automotive business worldwide.


Ford tries predicting ideal EV charger locations

8 April 2019

Ford said it had developed a smart algorithm that could support increased electric vehicle use, especially in cities, by identifying the most beneficial places to install charging stations.


Ford says Puma takes Craiova to capacity

8 April 2019

The new Puma will take Ford's Romania plant, in the southwestern city of Craiova, to full capacity as it supplements the EcoSport already built there, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Ford China names new National Distribution Services Division president

8 April 2019

Ford China announced that Song Yang joins the Ford China leadership team as president, National Distribution Services Division (NDSD), effective immediately. Song Yang, 45, will lead the NDSD team to drive sales, build brand image and enhance the customer...


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales down 1.6% in Q1 2019

5 April 2019

Ford truck and van sales are up 4.1% for the first quarter versus a year ago and Ford-brand SUV sales - up 3.5% - set a Q1 record. Lincoln grew 11.2% - its best SUV start to the year in more than a decade. Highlights F-Series increases leadership...


just-auto Plus only Ford Launches SYNC+, new in-vehicle infotainment system in China

4 April 2019

Ford China announced the launch of SYNC+, a new in-vehicle infotainment system built specifically for Chinese consumers, powered by Baidu’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology. SYNC+ will be rolled out later this year in a range of new locally-built...


just-auto Plus only Ford China 2.0 strategy to roll out 30 new models in China

4 April 2019

Ford Motor Company announced its new “Ford China 2.0” transformation blueprint with a mission to bring together the “Best of Ford” and the “Best of China.” Ford China 2.0 comprises five key plans and four centres of...


New Ford crossover will have 48v 'mild hybrid' powertrain

3 April 2019

Ford's upcoming Puma compact crossover, which revives a name previously used in Europe for a Fiesta-based coupe and will be built in Craiova, Romania, will have 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain technology.


Ford reveals more of China electrification plan

3 April 2019

Following its announcement of more electrified vehicles for Europe on Tuesday in Amsterdam, Ford said over a third of the more than 30 new models it plans to launch in China will be electric vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Ford Canada sales up 2.2% in Q1 2019

3 April 2019

Ford was the top-selling automotive brand in Canada through the end of the first quarter, with overall sales up 2.2%. Canada’s favourite pickup and best-selling vehicle, the Ford F-Series, led the way with sales increasing by nearly 6%. Ford Transit Van...


Ford electrifies more of Europe range

2 April 2019

Ford has announced more electrified vehicles for Europe.


Ford says no-deal Brexit prep costly

2 April 2019

Ford said it was spending tens of millions of euros preparing for a possible British exit from the European Union without a trade deal and had yet to decide on its longer-term plans for Britain, a media report said.


Ford Romania plant hits 1m engines milestone

2 April 2019

Ford has now produced a million three cylinder, one-litre Ecoboost engines at its plant in Craiova, Romania.


Ford Explorer cockpit has digital chill-out mode

1 April 2019

Ford is adding a digital chill-out mode to its redesigned Explorer SUV, a model sold mainly in North America.


Ford to expand engine plant in South Africa

28 March 2019

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is expanding its operations at the Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth as part of a wide-ranging investment in its two South African plants, announced late last year.


Ford confirms Russia JV plant closures

27 March 2019

Ford Sollers has confirmed the closure of three passenger car assembly and engine plants in Russia as part of a restructuring which will refocus the venture on the Transit light commercial vehicle model line.

Ford news

Frankfurt IAA world debuts list - F40 BMW 1 Series

16 May 2019

The next generation BMW 1 Series five-door hatchback will be revealed at a preview event on 27 Ma...


just-auto Plus only Ford Europe to launch new Ranger Raptor in mid 2019

30 April 2019

The new Ford Ranger Raptor - the toughest and most high-performing version ever of Europe’s...


Dana and Motiv to integrate e-Axle on Ford Super Duty F-550 chassis

29 April 2019

Dana Incorporated and Motiv Power Systems announced a collaboration to integrate Dana's Spicer El...


Ford and Rivian to make battery electric vehicle

24 April 2019

Ford has invested US$500m in Rivian and the two companies will develop a new, battery electric ve...


Ford and Autonomic sign multi year deal with Amazon Web Services

24 April 2019

Ford and the creators of the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) Autonomic have signed a multi-ye...


just-auto Plus only Ford sells 113,066 Mustang's globally in 2018

18 April 2019

As Ford marks Mustang’s 55th anniversary, enthusiasts everywhere are celebrating the world&...



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