Ford

Ford picks Kumar Galhotra to replace Raj Nair as North America chief

9:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2018

Ford tapped Kumar Galhotra, a company veteran who steered the Lincoln luxury brand back to respectability, to replace Raj Nair, who was ousted after an internal investigation uncovered "inappropriate behavior," as its president of North America.... Read More »

Ousted Ford exec loses at least $5 million in bonuses

1:12 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2018

Raj Nair, ousted as Ford's president of North America, will lose a $5 million stock bonus given to him last year, as well as a number of other bonuses and awards.... Read More »

Raj Nair leaves Ford over 'inappropriate behavior'

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2018

Raj Nair, president of Ford in North America, has left the automaker after he was accused of "inappropriate behavior," Ford said. The company did not divulge the nature of Nair's behavior.... Read More »

Ford aims to set up German bank this year to offset Brexit risk

Feb. 21, 2018 09:47 CET

Ford hopes to set up a bank in Germany in the second half after applying for a license in the country as part of its strategy to mitigate any risk from the UK leaving the EU.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Meet Dave Filipe, Ford's new powertrain boss, and he's not the same as the old powertrain boss

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2018

Dave Filipe, Ford's new vice president of powertrain engineering, faces a big challenge as the EcoBoost era winds down and the electrification era begins.... Read More »

Ford dealers gain access to AI tool for used-car sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

The analytics tool from Vast helps dealers identify what makes a vehicle unique.... Read More »

Automakers train dealership techs in fast-service processes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

Successful express service depends on technicians working within a well-choreographed routine. Automakers offer brand-specific training for dealership quick service techs to ensure they know and follow the rules.... Read More »

Ford to end Focus RS output in April

5:32 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2018

Ford said it will end production of the popular Focus RS hot hatch on April 6 after a limited run of 50 "Heritage Edition" cars to be sold in the United Kingdom.... Read More »

John Cena fights to dismiss Ford suit over flipped GT

10:04 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2018

Professional wrestler-turned-actor John Cena filed a motion to dismiss Ford's lawsuit against him for flipping his 2017 Liquid Blue GT supercar.... Read More »

Lincoln serves up ads for redesigned Navigator starring Serena Williams

6:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2018

Lincoln has tapped tennis star Serena Williams to help sell the redesigned Navigator SUV in a social media ad campaign that launches Thursday.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Serena Williams serving up Navigator ads

8:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2018

Lincoln taps tennis star Serena Williams for Navigator ads; Report: Women driving luxury SUV market; Toyota recalling '18 Camry over fire risk; Lone Star Ram; Coolest Mustang ever?... Read More »

2018 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Ford tweaks the Edge to Titanium Elite

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

As more of its Edge sales move to high-end trim packages, Ford unveils an Elite version in Chicago.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Less stress on Nissan dealers?

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

Less stress? Nissan CEO aims to reduce incentive, inventory pressure; Don't drive some '06 Rangers, Ford cautions; Car-to-truck shift at Benz, BMW; Porsche-Audi EV platform.... Read More »

Ford, Mazda expand 'do not drive' warning to additional pickups

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

Ford is expanding a warning to another 33,000 owners of older Rangers in North America not to drive them until they get repairs because of a potentially defective Takata airbag inflator; Mazda is issuing a similar expansion for about 1,800 2006 B-series pickups.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford raising Expedition, Navigator output

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

Ford revving up Expedition, Navigator output; Takata clears legal hurdle; Peek at CAFE menu; Porsche mulls Mission E ramp-up; Life with a Toyota robot: A little too robotic?... Read More »

Ford rushes to build more SUVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

Ford and Lincoln dealers can't get enough of their biggest, most expensive SUVs to keep up with customer demand, so the automaker is investing $25 million to speed up the assembly line in Kentucky.... Read More »

2018 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Ford's 2019 Transit Connect Wagon adds tech, new diesel engine

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2018

Ford aims to position the third-generation Transit Connect Wagon as a less expensive, more capable minivan alternative to help further expand its dominant share in the commercial vehicle market.... Read More »

Ford seeks German banking license due to Brexit

8:50 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2018

Ford has applied for a banking license in Germany to ensure its car financing business can continue on the continent once Britain leaves the European Union.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford launches ads for EcoSport, Expedition

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2018

Ford launches EcoSport, Expedition ads; In Chicago: Transit Connect's new front end, Tacoma TRD's new snorkel; Nissan, Subaru, Volvo profits; Tesla loss; Suppliers' chance to grow.... Read More »

Ford to launch ad campaigns for EcoSport crossover, Expedition SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2018

Ford hopes to use the 2018 Winter Olympics as the coming-out party for its new EcoSport subcompact crossover and redesigned Expedition large SUV.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

GM, Ford miss out on tax benefit Trump hands to foreign automakers

12:41 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2018

Tax cuts signed by an America First president are turning out to be a major boon to some of the world's biggest automakers -- except those based in the United States.... Read More »

City-slickers and F-150 Junior: What people are saying about '19 Ford Ranger

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2018

One of the bigger debuts at the 2018 Detroit auto show was the 2019 Ford Ranger. The newest Ranger is larger in size this time around and will compete against the likes of the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma once it reaches dealerships next year. Ford officials are positioning the pickup as a lifestyle vehicle that appeals to younger, active buyers who may not want the herculean hauling capabilities — and higher price tag — of a full-size F-150.... Read More »

Chicago show features freshened Ford, snow-friendly Nissan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

A freshened version of Ford's Transit Connect small van, a wild one-off roadster/snowmobile and the U.S. debut of Volkswagen's new flagship sedan will headline the Chicago Auto Show.... Read More »

Wall Street sours on Hackett's Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

It's been a mind-boggling turn of fortunes for Ford, which had emerged from the industry's downturn with significant momentum and posted record earnings in 2015 and 2016 but could now see its credit rating lowered amid apathy from investors.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Aluminum trend is only growing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

“Newest pickups leaving Ford on aluminum island” misses the fact that aluminum continues to expand market share across vehicle segments.... Read More »

 
Renault shows it's ready for autonomous future

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21 2018

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Anyone connected to the automotive business will tell you that in the not-so-distant future cars wil ...
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Why rival designers are talking up the Jaguar I-Pace

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19 2018

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It's intriguing when, without prompting, designers talk up a rival vehicle. And that's happening wit ...
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Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Ita ...
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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Denso chairman Katoh retires; Arima remains CEO
Nobuaki Katoh, who led Denso through a recession and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, is stepping do ...
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Ousted Ford North America boss Nair loses at least $5 million in bonuses
Raj Nair, ousted as Ford's president of North America, will lose a $5 million stock bonus given to h ...
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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. ...
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Rolls-Royce gets new engineering chief from BMW
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows somethin ...
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimmin ...
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruite ...
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region foll ...
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Valeo appoints new China president
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit. ...
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Skoda veteran is Audi's new China sales boss
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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