Ford Brand

VIDEO: First Shift: GMC to take on Jeep?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

GMC to take on Jeep?; Takata manipulated test results in reports to Honda, audit finds; States plan to sue VW; Audi to boost EV spending - report; Ford Super Duty towing boast.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FBI, SEC probe FCA sales reporting

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

FBI, SEC probe FCA sales reporting; U.S. likely to miss 54.5 mpg goal; Delays at Saleen rile Mustang dealers; Ford executive shuffle; Germany mulls black boxes for auto-piloted cars.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Steep hike in CAFE fines

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

NHTSA plans steep hike in CAFE fines; Update coming to Tesla's Autopilot?; GM pickup truck incentives more than double; Redesigned Enclave, next-gen Regal in Buick pipeline.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: 'Pokemon Go' pushback

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

'Pokemon Go' pushback: Game craze prompts safety warnings; Detroit 3 share swaps; Jeep on global climb; Takata settles Fla. case; $255M Denso payout; Stamps depict vintage pickups.... Read More »

Ford hikes horsepower, torque on 2017 F-150's 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine

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

When the 2017 Ford F-150 arrives at dealership lots this fall, the new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine under the hood will have more power. The second-generation engine will have 50 more pounds-feet of torque and an additional 10 hp, raising the numbers to 470 pounds-feet of torque and 375 hp.... Read More »

STILL THE ONE: JEEP AT 75

The industry's most copied brand

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

Jeep can claim many milestones. But here's one you may not have thought of: It's the most copied brand of American vehicles.... Read More »

How Bob Lutz took aim at the Cherokee

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

Jeep, now celebrating its 75th anniversary, has spawned many a competitor, though few have been as successful as the Ford Explorer. And it was future Chrysler guy Bob Lutz who put Ford hot on the trail of the then-new XJ Cherokee in the 1980s.... Read More »

F-150 sales undented by Chevy attack ad

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

The Chevy Silverado gained market share after running ads attacking the Ford F-150 pickup as too flimsy. But so did the F-150.... Read More »

Romania seeks to attract further automakers, minister says

July 11, 2016 12:17 CET

Romania's government is in talks with two leading automakers about the possibility of opening a production plant, the country's economy minister said.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Chevrolet's pickup ad is brilliant

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

The Chevy ad attacking the Ford F-150 is brilliant, and whoever figured it out should get a bonus.... Read More »

NHTSA launches probe into 2011-15 Ford Explorer for possible exhaust leak

9:22 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2016

U.S. auto safety officials opened an investigation into possible exposure to carbon monoxide in recent models of the Ford Explorer.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

This sales assistant never calls in sick

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

When Stivers Ford-Lincoln gets an Internet lead, artificial intelligence software generates an email that fills the gap between the auto responder's message and contact from a salesperson.... Read More »

FORD: F-series overcomes GM ad blitz

1:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Sales of the Ford F series surged 29 percent last month in the face of a bitter Chevrolet ad campaign attacking the F-150's aluminum body as too fragile. The rest of Ford Motor Co.'s lineup posted a 0.8 percent decline from June 2015, with car volume dropping 12 percent.... Read More »

What do Mustang and Camaro have in common?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Despite partisan loyalties on each side, starting next year the Chevrolet Camaro will share a transmission with the Ford Mustang.... Read More »

Ford Escape stars in new series on Verizon video platform

12:13 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

The 2017 Ford Escape will help people avoid “capture” in a new series airing on Verizon’s recently-launched video platform. "The Runner," an original series from executive producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, will appear on Verizon's Go90 mobile video service, the company said Monday.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

Le Mans a great win for Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

This month at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford won its class with a new-generation GT. And just as it did in 1966, Ford did it by beating Ferrari.... Read More »

2016 AUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAME HONOREES

Roy Lunn turns to the next 'people's car'

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

Roy Lunn is one of the original disrupters. The British engineer being inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame oversaw the development of the legendary Ford GT40, the sleek, low-slung sports car that dislodged Ferrari by winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans four consecutive times from 1966 to 1969.... Read More »

Picking up some stamps

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

On July 15, the U.S. Postal Service will issue another set of stamps in its "America on the Move" series paying tribute to classic American vehicles.... Read More »

Pickups with a French accent

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

This month, Faurecia added to its growing list of pickup seat jobs when it launched a factory in Simpsonville, Ky., to make seats for the Ford Super Duty pickup.... Read More »

Ford overhauls small car strategy in Europe

June 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford is repositioning itself in Europe's small car market by abandoning the minicar segment and focusing on subcompact customers with a larger Ka and a more upscale Fiesta.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: For Europe's small cars, it's war

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2016

Ford's other small-car battlefront; Why Smart's not planning SUV; Cruze hatchback price: $22,190; Canadian supplier chats with Google, Apple; Hyundai safety tech, in song.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: What's really behind Chevy's attacks: GM thinks the Ford F-150 is vulnerable

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

The rocks General Motors is dumping on Ford's aluminum-bodied F-150 were a long time coming. For the first time in decades, the F-150 looks vulnerable to GM. The aluminum-bodied F-150 has not been quite the raging success Ford would like everyone to believe.... Read More »

Mustang muscles Ford to top of Twitter race

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

Using its #MustangMonday hashtag, Ford drove the most engagement of any automotive Twitter account aimed at U.S. audiences in May.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: All quiet on Ford's mobility front

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

All quiet on Ford's mobility front; JCI stop-start investment; Fleet-only Impala ends; Investors drawn to Takata?; VW changes media agencies; Honda's answer to Chevy's F-150 stunt.... Read More »

STING LIKE A BEE

Chevy opens an aluminum can on Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

A Chevy ad campaign built on the floor of Ford's gashed-up pickup bed makes the one-upmanship typically seen in truck marketing look like a schoolyard shoving match. Why did Chevy hit so hard?... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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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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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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