Ford

Ford to petition to avoid U.S. recall of 2.5 million vehicles

12:57 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2017

Ford wants to avoid a U.S. recall of about 2.5 million vehicles with Takata airbag inflators that the Japanese auto supplier declared defective last week.... Read More »

Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief

July 21, 2017 09:20 CET

Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowski in the post.... Read More »

Ford overhauls design with 2 key teams

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2017

Ford is shaking up its design staff to shorten product development cycles and better define the group's overarching strategy with the formation of two key staffs: one covering cars and crossovers, and another handling trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles.... Read More »

Ford's F-150 police pickup packs 375 hp

1:53 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2017

Ford, seeking to add to its dominant position in the police vehicle market, has developed the industry's first pursuit-rated pickup, offering 375 hp.... Read More »

Ford delays some GT deliveries

12:25 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2017

Ford has delayed delivery of some GT supercars following supplier constraints and homologation testing issues as part of an extended production ramp-up.... Read More »

Continental to buy 8-10% stake in mapping firm HERE, report says

9:28 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2017

Continental is in talks to acquire an 8-10 percent stake in the digital mapping firm HERE, which is now controlled by Germany's leading carmakers, a German magazine reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mich. Chevy dealership goes up in flames

8:30 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2017

Mich. Chevy dealership goes up in flames; GM invests in software startup; Musk cousin leaving Tesla; '18 Lincoln MKX spied; No new Vipers? No problem for supercar-maker VLF.... Read More »

Lincoln MKX set for 'mesh' face-lift

12:28 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2017

Two years after the second-generation MKX debuted, the premium midsize crossover will undergo a freshening for the 2018 model year that resembles the face of Lincoln's latest cars and light trucks.... Read More »

Lucid Motors mulls sale after takeover talks with Ford, report says

5:34 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Electric carmaker Lucid Motors is raising a new round of financing and is also considering an outright sale after holding early-stage takeover talks with Ford, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.... Read More »

Imported Ford Fusions stuffed with $1 million in pot, authorities say

3:00 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Authorities late last week discovered more than 400 pounds of pot stashed in the spare tire compartments of 15 Ford Fusions in Ohio and Pennsylvania.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Product-lean Chrysler dips below Audi

3:00 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Product-lean Chrysler dips below Audi in U.S. sales; Kona gives Hyundai new face; Weed stashed in shipment of Fusions; High expectations, 'emotional hardship' for Tesla's Musk.... Read More »

A factory in flux

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Twice in about seven years, Ford has significantly changed its product plan for the Michigan Assembly Plant. It's a process that costs billions in construction, new machinery and worker retraining.... Read More »

Chevy pokes a hole in Ford's truck, again

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Last year, Chevrolet showed that a metal toolbox dropped into the bed of the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 could tear the lightweight metal. Ford's new Super Duty also switched to aluminum, and now Chevy is back with the same toolbox, the same test and — you guessed it — the same results.... Read More »

Ford plant's tax cuts leave city broke, bitter

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

In Wayne, Mich., Mayor Susan Rowe is considering selling City Hall to help close a $500,000 budget deficit that she blames partly on Ford.... Read More »

Doing more washing with less water

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2017

New vehicles will have more lights and cameras to keep clean with windshield fluid, but environmental concerns weigh on automakers and their customers.... Read More »

High stakes as automakers wager on new connected transport ecosystem

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2017

The auto industry is betting billions of dollars in a global game of roulette involving connected, autonomous, shared and electric vehicles, with clear winners and losers.... Read More »

U.S. says 2.7 million additional Takata inflators to be recalled

12:28 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2017

NHTSA said new testing is prompting Takata to declare 2.7 million airbag inflators defective in Ford, Nissan and Mazda vehicles built from 2012 to 2015.... Read More »

Ford recalls 6,000 Edge, Fusion and MKZ vehicles in North America

10:10 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2017

Ford said it is recalling about 6,000 Ford Edge, Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ 2.0-liter gasoline vehicles that have improperly welded torque converter studs.... Read More »

Ford to sponsor 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise after Chevy bows out

8:00 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2017

Ford inked a one-year deal to replace Chevrolet as the presenting sponsor of metro Detroit's annual celebration of car culture.... Read More »

Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV

July 11, 2017 06:01 CET

Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. The Russian executive succeeds Mark Ovenden, who Ford has been promoted to head of sales and marketing for the Asia Pacific region.... Read More »

Bigger next-gen Ford Focus gets a new look​

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

Spy photos suggest the new Ford Focus coming next year will have a larger footprint and a new profile.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Focus gets new look, bigger footprint

8:30 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

Ford Focus gets new look, bigger footprint for '19; Tesla starts making Model 3; Infiniti tops in mystery-shopper ranking; VW disclosure delay?; FCA design ace marks 25th year.... Read More »

Hackett puts Ford on a 'shot clock'

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

New Ford CEO Jim Hackett, famous for reviving the University of Michigan football program, is using a basketball metaphor in his new role.... Read More »

Ford promotes key designers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

Ford of Europe's design director has been promoted to a global role as head of design for cars and crossovers. Ford's interior design chief will take over in Europe.... Read More »

U.S. cars a tough sell in S. Korea even as Trump targets trade

6:03 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

Imports from the Detroit 3 must become more chic, affordable or fuel-efficient to reap the rewards of President Trump's attempts to renegotiate a trade deal with South Korea, officials and industry experts in Seoul say.... Read More »

 
How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12 2017

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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