Ford Brand

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Packing heat in the showroom

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Packing heat in the showroom: Texas dealers weigh options; Bigland's big challenges at Alfa Romeo, Maserati; Mustang out-muscles Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger in crash tests.... Read More »

Challenger trails Mustang, Camaro in crash tests, IIHS says

11:05 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

The Dodge Challenger may be the fastest and most powerful American muscle car, but in crash tests, the sports coupe, which is in its ninth year, isn't keeping pace with its rivals, the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.... Read More »

Fired up for Ford's big Le Mans anniversary

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Ford top brass will turn out en masse at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans next month to commemorate the anniversary of the company's historic 1966 race.... Read More »

Ford's latest GT a fast sell-out

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

About 6,000 people who want to buy a $400,000-plus Ford GT will get a rejection letter instead. Ford said it received 6,506 completed applications for the first 500 GTs.... Read More »

F-150 to get upgrades under the hood

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

Having switched to an aluminum body for the 2015 model year, the Ford F-150 will get its first major powertrain improvement starting this fall with two 2017 models.... Read More »

Monster month for truck sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2016

Roomy and fuel-efficient crossovers, pickups, vans and SUVs ran car sales off U.S. roads in April. Trucks accounted for 59.3 percent of light vehicles sold in April - the highest level ever for the month. Last April, trucks represented 55.2 percent of the market.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM, Lyft to test self-driving

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2016

GM, Lyft to test self-driving taxis; TrueCar posts Q1 loss; Ford's clean-diesel move; '17 Honda Ridgeline output begins; New angle on car color; Museum's Mustang mashup.... Read More »

Ford preps new engine, transmission for '17 F-150 Raptor, 3.5-liter EcoBoost models

3:45 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

More pieces of the Ford F-150 puzzle are coming together. The redesigned 2015 F-150 received aluminum body panels instead of steel. For 2017, two models will get a new powertrain.... Read More »

Ford advances as F-series volume tops 70,000 for 2nd straight month

2:00 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Ford sold more than 70,000 F-series pickups in back-to-back months for the first time in a decade, helping the automaker increase its total U.S. sales by 3.6 percent in April.... Read More »

Ford's China route: Latecomer, contender, EV embracer

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

In the next phase of its Chinese evolution, Ford plans to introduce electrified cars, as well as to bring in its first pickup and GT super sports car.... Read More »

Ford issues five recalls for 285,000 N.A. vehicles

10:34 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Ford today issued five recalls covering a total of about 285,000 vehicles in North America for problems that include transmissions downshifting into first gear at high speeds, poor welding and tires damaged by a factory conveyor belt. The recalls are connected to four crashes and one injury, Ford said.... Read More »

Ford to invest $1.4 billion to build 10-speed transmissions for 2017 F-150

11:42 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

Ford today said it plans to spend $1.4 billion creating 500 jobs and upgrading a Detroit-area plant to build 10-speed transmissions for the 2017 F-150 pickup.... Read More »

Ford to sell F-150 Raptor pickup in China

7:34 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2016

Ford said it will begin selling its first pickup in China in 2017. The F-150 Raptor off-road pickup will make its debut at next week's Beijing auto show.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Japan quakes rattle GM production

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2016

Japan quakes idle 4 GM plants in N.A.; Barra's pay: $28.6 million; Calif. weighs limits for Uber, Lyft leases; VW loses $4.6B; Restyled CR-V?; Selling F-150 in China; Land Rover's queen cam.... Read More »

Ford F-150 ready for pursuit with special service package

10:58 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

Ford Motor Co. is expanding its law enforcement and special service vehicle program to include a modified F-150 pickup. The 2016 F-150 Special Service Vehicle features a 240-amp alternator and two engine options: a 5.0-liter V-8 or 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: $5K payouts for VW owners - report

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

VW plans $5,000 payouts to diesel owners, report says; Using spiffs to move green cars; Ford pays premium to buy a Tesla; Buick Envision's upscale start; State emissions tests flawed?... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: 54.5 mpg goal - A reality check

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

54.5 mpg goal - A reality check; Volkswagen's 'month of decisions'; An F-150 pickup for police; Hyundai inks sponsorship deal with Miami Dolphins.... Read More »

No 200-mile electric car in Ford's immediate future

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

Ford is sticking with 100 miles of driving range for the Focus Electric to rein in weight and costs, says the company's electrified programs chief.... Read More »

Ford sees boost in Europe from five-door Ka

April 14, 2016 14:49 CET

Ford of Europe expects a switch to five doors for its new Ka will win buyers seeking a bigger, more functional model than its current Fiat 500-based minicar.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Sergio's boss renews push for merger

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

Sergio's boss renews push for merger with 'big guys'; BMW 7-series recall; Infiniti teases crossover; Mustang hot in Germany; Ford's faith in Russia; High-tech cars targets for terrorists?... Read More »

Ford begins taking applications to buy 'mid-$400,000s' GT supercar

11:30 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2016

The 2017 Ford GT will have a starting price "in the mid-$400,000s" plus destination and delivery charges, Ford said as it began taking applications today for the first 300 to 500 cars.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Big cuts in Volkswagen bonuses

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

VW to slash bonuses for managers, dealer prepares scandal documentary; Tesla ditches grille with updated Model S; Ford opens GT ordering; Seeking allies for recall-repair push; Mild-hybrid tech.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. Output is expected to peak at more than 40,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Birth of a dealership giant

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Retail giant born as Holman Automotive buys Kuni; Ford to revamp Mich. campus; Consumer Reports to lower scores after pickups struggle on crash test; Mercedes on way to #1?; Alfa crossover spied.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford F-150 crash-test triumph

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Ford F-150 aces crash test, but Ram, Chevy, Toyota pickups lag; GM shifts plant funds from Mich. to Kan.; Porsche Macans cleared; Lutz on new design chief; Geek Squad picks Prius c.... Read More »

 
Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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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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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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