Ford Brand

Ford conducts additional tests on 2017 F-150 and Raptor 10-speed transmissions

5:22 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2016

Ford's 2017 F-150 and Raptor trucks with a new 10-speed transmission began arriving on some dealer lots last month, but the automaker said it is holding some models for additional testing as part of its normal launch ramp-up.... Read More »

Ford moves Fiesta upscale; plans for U.S. are unclear

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

Ford Motor Co. offered no details about U.S. plans for its eighth-generation Fiesta at the subcompact's global unveiling in Germany last week, but the European version gets a more upscale interior and diverse range of trim levels.... Read More »

Ford recalls 650,000 Fusions, Lincoln MKZs in N.A. to fix seat belts

10:39 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2016

Ford Motor Co. today recalled approximately 650,000 vehicles in North America with faulty seat belt anchor pretensioners associated with at least two accidents and two injuries.... Read More »

Ford will expand Active crossover trim across lineup

Nov. 30, 2016 10:50 CET

Ford will roll out SUV-styled variants of its cars under the label Active to attract customers looking for high-riding vehicles. The new Fiesta will be the first Ford to have an Active variant with a raised ride height, roof bars and additional cladding. Other Active variants will be launched over the next few years.... Read More »

All-American pickups aimed at China's wealthy

7:27 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2016

Ford Motor Co. and General Motors are aiming the pickup, a staple in the United States, at upmarket buyers in China, where most associate trucks with farmers and construction workers.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota boss takes charge of EV push

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2016

Toyota boss takes charge of EV push; Chao nomination praised, Ross expected to get Commerce nod; Ford reveals Fiesta; VW hearing delayed; Snyder: The price of sales ambition.... Read More »

Ford packs new Fiesta with advanced tech; adds Vignale, crossover variants

Nov. 30, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford is adding upscale and crossover versions of its new Fiesta, along with advanced safety technologies, to boost the car's competitiveness in the tough subcompact segment.... Read More »

Ford's new Fiesta goes upmarket, adds safety tech

Nov. 29, 2016 17:58 CET

Ford released the first official picture of its new Fiesta ahead of the car's unveiling. Ford is taking the Fiesta upscale and adding advanced safety equipment to improve the car's profitability and competitiveness in Europe's tough subcompact segment.... Read More »

Ford Fiesta subcompact undergoes evolutionary makeover

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

Ford created four distinct variants of its next-generation Fiesta subcompact to cater to a wide range of customers. The Fiesta features more interior space and a refined interior that executives hope will improve its profitability in a competitive segment.... Read More »

O say does that Guinness world record yet stand?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

In September, Chevrolet earned set a spot in the Guinness World Records by using a diesel-powered Silverado HD pickup to tow a nearly 40-foot-by-80-foot American flag for four laps around the Texas Motor Speedway. You didn't think Ford was going to just sit back and take that, did you?... Read More »

Ford steps up effort to hire people with autism

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Ford Motor Co. is expanding a program to employ adults with autism, bringing on an additional 12 to 24 hires next year.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Ford forges Bronco Down Under

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2016

We may be a few years away from the new Ford Bronco, but mules for the next-generation truck are already undergoing testing in Australia, Motoring reports.... Read More »

JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: Will Ford's 2018 Mustang get upgrades to battle Camaro 1LE?

11:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2016

The refreshed 2018 Ford Mustang is nearly upon us -- we might even see it at the Detroit auto show in January, and we now have some new information from our friends over at Mustang6G.com including some interesting tidbits on powertrains, transmissions and options.... Read More »

EcoSport to be Ford's first import from India

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

The EcoSport crossover will be the first vehicle Ford Motor Co. imports from India, the latest sign of that country's importance to the Blue Oval.... Read More »

Not too late for Ford's EcoSport

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

By the time the North American version of the EcoSport hits showrooms in early 2018, most of Ford's competition will be halfway through their product lifecycles. But analysts and executives expect that continued strong demand - along with Ford's success with larger SUVs - will allow the EcoSport to generate healthy sales numbers.... Read More »

You say 'Eco', I say 'Echo'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Ford Motor Co.'s newest crossover and its popular gas-sipping engines have share similar spellings, but have different pronunciations. The EcoSport crossover is pronounced “Echo-Sport,” although the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine that it comes standard is pronounced “Eco-boost,” with a long “e.”... Read More »

Cars. Congestion. Must be our L.A. picks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2016

This year's Los Angeles Auto Show offered good news for off-roaders, speed lovers and owners of the Fiat 500L. Our David Undercoffler explains.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota gets 'one-two punch' from C-HR

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2016

Toyota gets 'one-two punch' from C-HR; VW job cuts; Ford keeps a CUV in Ky.; Honda’s assist from Gretzky; A saucy Lexus; Genesis sports a G80 variant... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mazda to deliver diesel CX-5 in '17

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2016

Mazda to deliver diesel CX-5 in '17; Mini's bigger Countryman; Subscribe to Hyundai's Ioniq EV; M-B's hot E-class variant; A 'dynamic' Discovery.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW Group of America's greater independence

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2016

VW Group of America's greater independence; Hyundai's 'green' charge; Honda Civic's power play; Nissan's Sentra Nismo; No Mercedes pickup for U.S. in '17.... Read More »

Next-gen Ford Expedition spy photos reveal more details

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

The next generation of Ford's Expedition SUV is expected to be offered in two wheelbases, based on new spy photographs of the vehicle undergoing testing on public roads around Ford Motor Co.'s product development campus in Dearborn, Mich.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: FCA, Cummins vow to fight lawsuit

8:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

FCA, Cummins vow to fight emissions suit; Ford targets millennials, empty-nesters with EcoSport; Jag EV concept; West Coast playground for Porsche fans; Magna smart seat technology.... Read More »

Ford polishes EcoSport for U.S.

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Ford is retooling one of its best-selling light trucks overseas to overcome a late entry in one of the U.S. auto industry's hottest segments -- subcompact crossovers. The North American version of the EcoSport that Ford introduced Monday, decked out with unique exterior trim, connectivity and a new engine, suspension and interior, aims to cash in on America's appetite for smaller crossovers.... Read More »

EcoSport subcompact crossover coming to U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

The EcoSport subcompact crossover Ford will unveil this week gives the brand a contender in one of the industry's fastest growing segments.... Read More »

Next-gen Explorer looks bigger

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Spy photos of the next-generation Ford Explorer -- due out as early as the summer of 2018 -- appear to show a vehicle that is larger than the current version.... Read More »

 
Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8 2016

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Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. ...
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Why Brexit could be bad news for self-driving cars


12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2016

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Brexit should be a wake up call to proponents of autonomous driving, said a researcher from a London-based think tank. ...
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Why Porsche, Toyota love endurance racing even as Audi quits

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2016

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Audi said will no longer race in certain endurance events to focus on the all-electric Formula E rac ...
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Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Russia sales rise nearly 1%; first increase in 2 years
New-car sales in Russia rose nearly 1 percent in November, the first monthly rise in the market sinc ...
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UK market may fall 8% next year on Brexit, Germany's VDA says
German automakers are taking a bleak view of next year's UK auto market, forecasting that demand wil ...
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UK sales rise 3% as fleet demand offsets fewer private purchases
UK new-car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent in November, putting the market on course for reco ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Subcompact sales set to peak in Europe this year before SUVs cause decline
Demand for subcompacts in Europe will peak this year, analysts say, as competition from similar-size ...
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VW Group's small SUV push expected to help double segment's volume by 2022
Volkswagen Group's late arrival to Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is expected to make one of t ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising Henrik Green to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistan ...
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VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive
VW Group's new mobility services brand, Moia, has hired Robert Henrich from Daimler as its chief ope ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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