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Ford tests diesel-powered F-150

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Ford may launch a diesel version of the F-150 pickup as early as next year. Diesel-powered test trucks have been spotted near the company's product development center in Dearborn, Mich.... Read More »

Ford preps new Ka for Europe

Jan. 29, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford is getting closer to launching the European version of the Ka minicar. Ford plans to remain a key player in the region's entry-level sector, the automaker's Europe head, Jim Farley, said.... Read More »

Ford, aiming for pickup fuel economy crown, preps diesel-powered F-150

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2016

Ford appears to be gearing up to launch a diesel-powered version of the F-150, possibly as early as next year, and wrest the fuel efficiency crown from the hot-selling Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Diesel-powered F-150 test trucks have been spotted running around Ford's product development center in Dearborn, Mich.... Read More »

Ford expands recall for Ranger pickups with Takata airbags

10:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2016

Ford is expanding a recall of vehicles with Takata airbags after an inflator exploded in a Ford Ranger last month and the driver was killed.... Read More »

Ford share gains hinge on Fusion and Escape

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Updated versions of Ford's highest-volume car and crossover will be key to the growing market share this year, but both face big challenges that could hinder sales.... Read More »

Ford to boost F-150 fuel economy with stop-start technology

1:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2016

Ford is planning to put automatic stop-start technology on hundreds of thousands of F-150 pickups, including the high-performance Raptor version, to help drivers get better fuel economy.... Read More »

A Rogue mission: Foil the Escape

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

This year, Nissan North America chief Jose Munoz says, the Rogue has a good chance to climb one more rung on the compact crossover ladder by overtaking the Ford Escape.... Read More »

The stampede to put new tech in lower-priced models

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Rapidly evolving technology is upending the traditional pecking order in the luxury car market, which until now has operated on the principle that bigger is better. Mercedes-Benz and a host of others are quietly changing the rules.... Read More »

The whys behind new lease pilots from Ford Credit, Lincoln Financial

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

An automotive market with one buyer per vehicle at one fixed payment is probably not the future. That notion helped inspire Ford Credit Link, Ford Motor Credit's pilot lease-sharing program.... Read More »

Ford's SuperCrew F-150 Raptor sports longer wheelbase

11:04 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Ford today showed the four-door, SuperCrew version of the 2017 F-150 Raptor, with a wheelbase that's 12 inches longer than the SuperCab Raptor.... Read More »

Ford Fusion update is an inside job

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

For the most part, Ford Motor Co. didn't mess with the well-liked, stylish design that vaulted the automaker into serious contention in the cutthroat family sedan segment.... Read More »

New Ford Fusion spied before show introduction

12:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

The 2017 Ford Fusion's new front end was spotted in full view on Thursday, four days before the freshened sedan is expected to be revealed at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

DECEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. auto sales break record in 2015

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

The U.S. auto industry set a sales record in 2015 as solid December gains by the biggest automakers pushed the annual tally above 2000's 17,402,486 mark. Volume, driven by low gas prices, pent-up demand, widespread credit availability, an increase in leasing and job gains, rose 8.9 percent last month and 5.7 percent for the year.... Read More »

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BLOG: Ford gets the PowerShift dual clutch transmission right, but is it too late?

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Like it or not, there is going to be more than one flavor of automatic transmission in some of America’s favorite cars.... Read More »

Ford posts best sales year since 2006; Lincoln tops 100,000

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Ford achieved its best annual U.S. sales since 2006 and sold more Ford F-series pickups in December than in any other month in the past decade. The Lincoln brand surpassed 100,000 units for the first time since 2008.... Read More »

Ford seeks out software to connect drones with F-150s

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Next time a devastating tsunami or earthquake strikes, Ford wants the rapid-response vehicle to be an F-150 pickup with a drone in back.... Read More »

Ford and GM square off in U.K.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2016

Ford and General Motors are both campaigning hard to return to profitability in Europe, and their fight is proving fiercest in their traditional U.K. stronghold.... Read More »

2015 LISTS OF 10

We said hello to ...

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

People, vehicles and other stuff we spent some time on in 2015... Read More »

2015 LISTS OF 10

The biggest auto industry blunders of 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 25, 2015

From Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal to Ford's F-150 crash-test do-over, we look back at the 10 biggest blunders of 2015.... Read More »

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BLOG: Land Rover fans' eyes on Gerry McGovern as the next Defender takes shape

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

Redesigning an iconic vehicle is a job that'll add plenty of gray hairs to a veteran designer's head -- if there is any hair left.... Read More »

Focus turns in driver after hit-and-run

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

A Florida woman suspected of a hit-and-run hit-and-run driver in Florida was arrested this month after police were tipped off to her location - not by an eyewitness but by her the fleeing woman's own Ford Focus.... Read More »

Chevy Cruze hatchback for U.S. takes shape

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

Recent spy photos add to the mounting evidence that Chevrolet is prepping a U.S. launch of a Cruze hatchback to take on the Ford Focus in the modest market for five-door compacts.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for December

Dec. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why Hyundai and Kia are shifting their focus in Europe.... Read More »

Ford finds 0% beats 'Friends'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2015

Ford discovered last month that car shoppers get more excited about no-interest financing than no-haggle pricing, especially during the annual holiday bargain-hunting frenzy. Dealers and analysts say the “Friends & Neighbors” sale on Ford brand vehicles was a victim of bad timing and flawed execution.... Read More »

NOVEMBER U.S. SALES

Strong truck volume drives U.S. sales up 1.2%

8:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Hyundai-Kia set the pace in November as major automakers rode U.S. light-truck demand to sales increases and the overall industry, with a gain of 1.2 percent for the month, moved closer to an annual record. Gains among major players fell within a narrow range of 0.3 percent at Ford Motor Co. to 3.8 percent at Nissan Motor Co. Hyundai-Kia's 7.1 percent gain stood out in percentage terms. Only American Honda and Volkswagen Group declined.... Read More »

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