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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.


2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts

15 January 2019

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto Show are listed below.


ANALYSIS - Future Ford SUVs and pick-ups

8 November 2018

After taking a look at Ford's worldwide plans for cars into the second half of the 2020s, this second feature investigates what the brand is likely to be doing in crossovers, SUVs and pick-ups, and that includes certain battery-powered vehicles as well as JVs with VW, Mahindra and Zotye.


Future plans show Ford isn't exiting cars

7 November 2018

Ford has been telling anyone who will listen that it believes its US market future lies with SUVs, pick-ups, EVs and autonomous vehicles. Outside North America though, there is a big future for a wide variety of Ford cars.

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


Punch makes new Ford Aquitaine offer - French Ministry

20 February 2019

France's Finance Minister says Punch Powerglide has made a new offer for Ford's troubled site at Blanquefort near Bordeaux.


Ford names new global government relations head

19 February 2019

Ford Motor Company is announcing the appointment of Mitch Bainwol as chief government relations officer, effective 1 March. He also is elected a company officer.


Ford spending $1bn on Chicago plants, adding 500 jobs

7 February 2019

Ford is spending US$1bn and adding more jobs to plants in the Chicago area to expand production of the redesigned Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator sport utility vehicles, CNBC reported.


just-auto Plus only Ford tests light signals for autonomous cars

7 February 2019

Hand gestures, head nods and thumbs-up signals all help to ensure drivers, pedestrians and cyclists know what each other is doing. But how will self driving vehicles, with no human driver, communicate with those around them? Ford has been testing one...


Ford jobs 'axe' takes out a Flat Rock shift, as promised

5 February 2019

Ford has officially notified the state of Michigan it planned to do a "mass layoff" of 1,000 hourly factory workers by 1 April, though the carmaker emphasised most workers are moving to other factories rather than losing jobs, a local paper reported.


Ford first to use Gravity Sketch’s 3D virtual reality car designing tool

1 February 2019

Ford says it is the first automaker to work with Gravity Sketch – a 3D virtual reality tool which enables designers to create more human-centric vehicle design.


Ford Blanquefort future in limbo

30 January 2019

Ford says it "acknowledges" the French competition authority's refusal to approve its plans for its transmission plant at Blanquefort near Bordeaux.


just-auto Plus only Mazda acquires Ford’s stake in Changan Ford Mazda Engine Company

30 January 2019

Mazda Motor Corporation has purchased in full Ford Motor Company’s stake in Changan Ford Mazda Engine Company (located in Nanjing, China), a joint venture between the two companies and Chongqing Changan Automobile Company. In line with the change to a...


Ford Mondeo Hybrid Wagon revealed at Brussels show

18 January 2019

At the Brussels Motor Show, Ford of Europe has revealed an enhanced Ford Mondeo range – including a new Mondeo Hybrid wagon (estate).


just-auto Plus only Ford reshaping company to lead the future of transportation and mobility

18 January 2019

Ford Motor Company highlighted its commitment to reinvent the future of mobility by transforming the company through operational fitness and allocating capital to high-growth and high-margin product segments and smart vehicles and services. Presenting at...


Ford shocks with electric F-150 statement

17 January 2019

Jim Farley, Ford Motor's head of world markets, has told attendees at an industry conference in Detroit that the company will bring a fully electric version of the world's best selling vehicle to market.


Ford and Carbon expand JV for 3D printing of polymer parts

17 January 2019

Carbon, a Silicon Valley-based digital manufacturing company, has showed the first digitally manufactured polymer parts in production for Ford Motor Company.


just-auto Plus only Ford Europe sells 1.35m vehicles in 2018

16 January 2019

Ford sold more than 1.35m vehicles in 2018 in its traditional European 20 markets, reaching 7.6% market share Ford is Europe’s Number-1 commercial vehicle brand for the fourth consecutive year, based on full year 2018 sales in its European 20...


Ford and Volkswagen announce commercial vehicle alliance

15 January 2019

As widely expected, Volkswagen and Ford have announced the first formal agreements of broad alliance that will see Ford develop medium pickup trucks for worldwide sale by both automakers, collaboration on vans for Europe and likely partnerships for mobility and electrification.


just-auto Plus only Ford sells 1.075m F-Series trucks globally in 2018

14 January 2019

It would take more than eight hours in a commercial jet flying more than 500 miles per hour to travel the full length, parked bumper-to-bumper, of all the Ford F-Series trucks sold globally in 2018 as the company marks 42 years as America’s best-selling...


Ford China sales tank in "challenging" 2018

11 January 2019

Ford sales in China fell 36.9% year on year to 752,243 in 2018, reflecting the overall market plunge.


Ford starts talks over European restructure and job cuts

10 January 2019

Ford said today (10 January) it was starting consultations with unions and other parties to begin a restructure of the brand and make its European business "sustainably profitable".


Ford announces 953,000 vehicle Takata inflator recall

7 January 2019

Takata airbag inflators are back in the news with Ford announcing a fourth round of recalls of vehicles fitted with the troubled and now dismembered supplier's products.


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales plunge 8.8% in December 2018

4 January 2019

Full year Ford sales totalled 2,497,318 vehicles,with Ford marking its ninth straight year as America’s favourite brand. A continued stronger mix of trucks and SUVs expanded transaction pricing for another new record of US$38,400, a $1,600 increase...


just-auto Plus only Ford and Michigan State University expand their collaborative research alliance

21 December 2018

Ford Motor Company and Michigan State University have renewed and expanded their collaborative research alliance to enable further cooperation in a number of different fields – allowing the university to showcase its expertise and create new features for...


just-auto Plus only Hankook to supply OE tyres for 2019 Ford Ranger

19 December 2018

Hankook Tyre continues its collaboration with Ford Motor Company by supplying the new 2019 Ford Ranger with two original fitments for the iconic midsize pickup. The Ranger will come standard with Hankook Tyre’s Dynapro HT [pattern RH12], with the...


Furious France slams Ford Bordeaux closure as "cowardice"

14 December 2018

France's Finance Minister has launched an astonishingly blistering attack on Ford's decision to abandon a potential sale of its Bordeaux transmission plant, slamming the US manufacturer's move as "cowardice" and a "lie."


Ford China sales crash 55% in November

14 December 2018

Ford's sales in China plunged 55% year on year in November to 52,434 units. YTD sales were off 35% at 695,028.


Ford is latest OEM to hit China market problems

14 December 2018

Ford's recent sharp decline to sales in China echoes that of other OEMs who say the market is experiencing difficulties as consumer confidence is dented by a number of factors, including a slowing economy and heightened trade tensions between the US and China which have raised tariffs on imports of goods - including cars - from the US. 


just-auto Plus only Hankook to supply OE tyres for Ford Focus Active

14 December 2018

Hankook Tyre has announced that it will start providing original equipment tyres to the all-new Ford Focus Active. The tyre that will be fitted is Hankook Ventus Prime 3, an ultra-high performance tyre with the perfect balance between performance, comfort and...


just-auto Plus only Ford Europe sales drop 5.4% in November 2018

13 December 2018

Ford outperformed the industry in November, with Ford sales of 102,500 vehicles in its traditional European 20 markets reflecting a dip of 5.4%, better than industry reduction of 6.4% Ford commercial vehicle sales hit a 25-year high, achieving its best...


just-auto Plus only Ford China announces leadership changes, emphasises commitment to home country

11 December 2018

Ford China announced that Henry Li, vice president, Marketing and Sales, Ford Greater China, and president, Ford National Distribution Services Division, has elected to leave the company for health and family reasons, effective 31 December...


just-auto Plus only Ford appoints new vice president, Global Product Development Operations and Vehicle Programs

11 December 2018

Ford Motor Company announced that Trevor Worthington has been appointed vice president, Global Product Development Operations and Vehicle Programs. In this new role, he will lead Ford’s global vehicle programs and be responsible for coordinating the...


Ford announces senior leadership changes

7 December 2018

Ford has announced the retirements of three long-serving global executives – Kenneth Kent, vice president and treasurer; Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe; and Bill Russo, vice president, Manufacturing, Ford of Asia Pacific – effective at the end of the year.


Ford's US$45m Advanced Manufacturing Center speeds technology to plants

6 December 2018

Inside Ford's new Advanced Manufacturing Center, an engineer stands in front of a 3D printing machine churning out brake parts for the soon to be introduced Shelby Mustang GT500. Across the room, two team members strap on virtual reality headsets to design and simulate production lines, while another is working alongside a collaborative robot, programming a safer way to install a vehicle part.

Ford news

Punch makes new Ford Aquitaine offer - French Ministry

20 February 2019

France's Finance Minister says Punch Powerglide has made a new offer for Ford's troubled site at...


Ford names new global government relations head

19 February 2019

Ford Motor Company is announcing the appointment of Mitch Bainwol as chief government relations o...


2019 Chicago auto show - the world debuts

8 February 2019

At this year's Chicago auto show auto show there were world premieres from Ford, Nissan, Ram, Sub...


Ford spending $1bn on Chicago plants, adding 500 jobs

7 February 2019

Ford is spending US$1bn on Chicago assembly and stamping plants and adding 500 new jobs as it pre...


just-auto Plus only Ford tests light signals for autonomous cars

7 February 2019

Hand gestures, head nods and thumbs-up signals all help to ensure drivers, pedestrians and cyclis...


Ford jobs 'axe' takes out a Flat Rock shift, as promised

5 February 2019

Ford has officially notified the state of Michigan it planned to do a "mass layoff" of 1,000 hour...



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