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Bullitt versus Ford Mustang Mach-E

19 November 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Bullitt versus Ford Mustang Mach-E Glenn Brooks Ford data show Mustang deliveries in the model's number one market dipping by 10 per cent over the first three quarters of the year. That's quite an a... read more


Why Ford shouldn't kill the Fusion and Mondeo

6 August 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Why Ford shouldn't kill the Fusion and Mondeo Glenn Brooks Is there a future for the Mondeo? At the moment, Ford of Europe isn't saying either way as speculation suggests there are plans to replace ... read more


ANALYSIS - CD539 Ford Edge EcoBlue diesel

1 July 2019 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS - CD539 Ford Edge EcoBlue diesel Glenn Brooks Ford has sold some 70,000 Edges in the US so far this year. Not bad for a model that's been in production since 2015 and which competes in a pa... read more


Future plans show Ford isn't exiting cars

7 November 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Future plans show Ford isn't exiting cars Glenn Brooks Ford has been telling anyone who will listen that it believes its US market future lies with SUVs, pick-ups, EVs and autonomous vehicles. Outsi... read more


Traverse, the great divide - a tough CASE to crack

6 August 2018 | Calum MacRae

Traverse, the great divide - a tough CASE to crack Calum MacRae Quiet reflection for Marchionne There's considerable consternation in the auto industry presently, but that concern is divided ... read more


ANALYSIS - Can B479 Fiesta keep Ford as UK number 1?

1 December 2017 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS - Can B479 Fiesta keep Ford as UK number 1? Glenn Brooks You have to hand it to Ford of Europe's engineers: the Fiesta might use a less than fresh Mazda-based platform, but the new car again... read more


ANALYSIS - Ford's future global cars and minivans

22 August 2017 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS - Ford's future global cars and minivans Glenn Brooks 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 ... read more


Why the Ford Mustang is so successful the world over

27 July 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Why the Ford Mustang is so successful the world over Glenn Brooks Talk to Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW and you'll hear that sales of sports coupes and convertibles are in decline all over Eur... read more


Car makers start to think about future business models

16 May 2017 | Chris Wright

Car makers start to think about future business models Chris Wright The writing has been on the wall for a few years now. The sudden realisation that learning to drive or owning a car was no longer t... read more


Ford's future models and platforms

30 June 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Ford's future models and platforms Glenn Brooks In contrast to the Volkswagen Group, TMC, GM, HMG, Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ-MMC, Honda Motor, FCA and other major OEMs, Ford Motor Company will soon be b... read more


COMMENT: Ford F-Series production soars

3 September 2015 | Glenn Brooks

COMMENT: Ford F-Series production soars Glenn Brooks Low gasoline prices and a relatively strong US economy are no doubt the main drivers of a huge boost in production of Ford's F-Series pick-up ... read more


COMMENT: Might vehicle sharing not be just a choice?

7 August 2015 | Chris Wright

COMMENT: Might vehicle sharing not be just a choice? Chris Wright Speaking at an industry event in Traverse City, Michigan, this week, senior Ford executive Jim Holland told media that as more megaci... read more


ANALYSIS: US segments shift as Honda CR-V outsells all cars

9 January 2015 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS: US segments shift as Honda CR-V outsells all cars Glenn Brooks With 32,369 units sold, American Honda's CR-V was the market's best selling SUV in December. Another upset: the Toyota Camry w... read more


US: Kia Motors America - a "bit player" with ambition

22 July 2014 | Graeme Roberts

US: Kia Motors America - a "bit player" with ambition Graeme Roberts Kia Motors America may be marking 20 years in the US this year but, despite 535,179 sales in 2013 (down 4% on 2012), the recent hi... read more


DETROIT SHOW: An air of optimism tempered with reality

14 January 2014 | Simon Warburton

DETROIT SHOW: An air of optimism tempered with reality Simon Warburton This year's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit kicked off yesterday (13 January) against a blizzard of op... read more


US: New York show round-up

3 April 2013 | headlineauto

US: New York show round-up headlineauto So, what are we to make of the New York show? Is it a purely parochial affair, staged to provide a fillip to the Greater New York dealers who organise it, or a... read more


ANALYSIS: Fiscal cliff risks are on auto industry radar

21 November 2012 | Dave Leggett

ANALYSIS: Fiscal cliff risks are on auto industry radar Dave Leggett The dangers for the US economy posed by the so-called 'fiscal cliff' of tax rises and spending cuts if agreement is not reached on... read more


ANALYSIS: May US sales down but in line with recent trends

6 June 2012 | Bill Cawthon

ANALYSIS: May US sales down but in line with recent trends Bill Cawthon May was a shocker: after months of exceeding forecasts, US light vehicle sales came up short. Sales were below even pessimistic... read more


ANALYSIS: What does turmoil in the markets mean for the auto industry?

9 August 2011 | Dave Leggett

ANALYSIS: What does turmoil in the markets mean for the auto industry? Dave Leggett It's a question that is moving to centre stage this month. What do the latest developments on the global economy an... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Detroit wins as Japan quakes - for now

3 June 2011 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Detroit wins as Japan quakes - for now Graeme Roberts All eyes were on the US sales reports this week as we wondered what effect that 'quake in Japan would have on the world's larg... read more


COMMENT: Refreshing candour from Bill Ford

31 May 2011 | Dave Leggett

COMMENT: Refreshing candour from Bill Ford Dave Leggett President Obama isn't the only high profile American to have travelled over to this side of the Atlantic for a bit of a PR tour lately. Bill Fo... read more


April 2011 management briefing: World markets review (US)

28 April 2011 | Dave Leggett

April 2011 management briefing: World markets review (US) Dave Leggett In this month's management briefing Dave Leggett takes a look at developments in major vehicle markets across the world. Here,... read more


ANALYSIS: Retail momentum underpins US vehicle market growth

12 April 2011 | Dave Leggett

ANALYSIS: Retail momentum underpins US vehicle market growth Dave Leggett Growth of the US light vehicle market is being underpinned by strong momentum in retail sales alongside a strengthening econ... read more


GOLDING’S TAKE: The Americans slip up on oil….again

31 March 2011 | Rob Golding

GOLDING’S TAKE: The Americans slip up on oil….again Rob Golding Obama is new to it admittedly. And he put on a decent show. He stood at his lectern solemnly and lengthily and said that Libya was just... read more


US SALES PREVIEW: Hopes high for November retail sales

1 December 2010 | Dave Leggett

US SALES PREVIEW: Hopes high for November retail sales Dave Leggett Analysts are reporting that retail sales in the US are looking relatively strong for November, with some easing of concerns over th... read more


COMMENT: Lincoln needs a Ford LaNeve

3 June 2010 | Bill Cawthon

COMMENT: Lincoln needs a Ford LaNeve Bill Cawthon Last week, a rumour surfaced: Ford was working on a plan kill off Mercury, the automotive legacy of Edsel Ford, Henry’s only child. Mercury wou... read more


EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: Connected thinking from the Blue Oval

2 February 2010 | Mark Bursa

EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: Connected thinking from the Blue Oval Mark Bursa A well thought-out Eastern Europe strategy has enabled Ford to bring some ‘white space’ thinking to the US market, says w... read more


OPINION: Racing for the next generation

12 October 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

OPINION: Racing for the next generation just-auto.com editorial team “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday!” This axiom has driven most automakers to get involved in some form of motor racing over the year... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: After the clunkers party, the sales hangover?

28 August 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

THE WEEK THAT WAS: After the clunkers party, the sales hangover? just-auto.com editorial team After spending US$3bn of other people's money - that of the taxpayers of America - on the CARS, or 'cash ... read more


ANALYSIS: New GM needs a new name

17 June 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

ANALYSIS: New GM needs a new name just-auto.com editorial team The slimmed-down ‘New GM’ will have a clean balance sheet and a sensible brand portfolio. But there’s an elephant in the room – and it’... read more


ANALYSIS: Can Obama’s ‘quick rinse’ wash away GM and Chrysler’s toxic debts?

2 April 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

ANALYSIS: Can Obama’s ‘quick rinse’ wash away GM and Chrysler’s toxic debts? just-auto.com editorial team The key word of Barack Obama’s election campaign was ‘change’. And that’s what GM and Chrysl... read more


FEATURE: Traverse City - perspectives

20 August 2008 | just-auto.com editorial team

FEATURE: Traverse City - perspectives just-auto.com editorial team “Davos for auto execs,” it’s not. The Management Briefing Seminars, held in August by the Centre for Automotive Research, still sh... read more