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Plug-in hybrid caught testing hints at look of next Ford Escape

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
Ford's best-selling crossover is nearing its first redesign since 2012.

Ford's 2-wheel concept gets Chinese electric makeover

7:09 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
Engineer Zhu Lingyun believes this two-wheeler, inspired by a Ford concept from 1961, will be on public roads within two years.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for June

June 4, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition examines how ultraluxury automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Ferrari have found a way to build and sell hypercars at a hefty profit. Something that was not always the case.

FORD: Pickups, utilities offset car slump

12:26 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
Ford Motor Co.'s sales rose 0.5 percent last month as strong pickup sales and a record month for its commercial van business were enough to offset declines in luxury vehicles and passenger cars

Flex-N-Gate unit to build bumpers for Ford Ranger

11:46 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
A unit of Illinois supplier Flex-N-Gate has acquired a facility in central Michigan to stamp bumpers for the upcoming Ford Ranger midsize pickup.

ANE's June issue goes live on Monday

June 1, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition examines how ultraluxury automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Ferrari have found a way to build and sell hypercars at a hefty profit. Something that was not always the case.

More signals emerge on Ford's possible purchase of Detroit train station

12:28 pm U.S. ET | May 30, 2018
One of businessman Matty Moroun's companies transferred ownership of the Michigan Central Station to a mystery company as all signs point to Ford purchasing Detroit's long-vacant train station.

Ford set up JLR for success before 2008 sale

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2018
Like nearly all automotive success stories, Jaguar Land Rover's resurgence is rooted in engineering and design, but its previous owner, Ford, also deserves some credit.

Ford will add second model at Romania plant

May 23, 2018 10:47 CET
Ford won't say which second model it will add at its plant in Craiova, Romania, but it's speculated that it could be an electric SUV.

BMW, Toyota, Ford at odds with S. Africa over production boost plan

May 22, 2018 10:13 CET
BMW, Toyota and Ford are at odds with South Africa over its plans for them to more than double output and double their workforces in return for tax breaks.

RACING: POWER & PASSION

Henry Ford II set forth his racing philosophy on the eve of his greatest victory

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018
Fifty years ago, Ford was amid a glorious run of victories at Le Mans with its GT40. Before the first victory, Henry Ford II sat for an interview with Sports Illustrated .

From grass-roots racer to global head of Ford Performance Motorsports

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018
With Ford involved in so many types of motorsports, 50-year-old Mark Rushbrook, the new global director of Ford Performance Motorsports, has to squeeze a lot of racing and plenty of travel into his 40-hour week. Well, check that.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Losing sedans is not a good move

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018
As a Ford shareholder who counts three four-doors in his household fleet, I regard Dearborn's decision to discontinue nonluxury sedans as its dumbest since the Edsel, or at least since last year's firing of Mark Fields.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Small cars? Ford just isn't interested

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018
The commentaries by Michael Martinez and Richard Truett made several good points about why Ford is discontinuing its car lines. They forgot one thing: Ford doesn't want to be bothered.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

We should know how this turns out

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018
I was surprised to read of Ford's plan to mostly phase out cars. Haven't we seen this movie before?

Ford makes coming back to work easier

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2018
Ford last fall launched the Career Re-Entry Program, which offers six-month assignments in product development, information technology and manufacturing jobs. It's available to workers who have been without a job for at least two years because of family developments, military deployments, moves or other life changes.

POWER & PASSION

Ford exec remembers his IndyCar season

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2018
Early in his engineering career at Ford, product development and purchasing boss Hau Thai-Tang was embedded with Newman/Haas Racing for the 1993 IndyCar season. Here's what he learned.

Ex-Ford exec Nair named president of Canadian racing firm

12:04 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2018
Raj Nair, ousted in February by Ford for unspecified "inappropriate behavior," has been hired by Multimatic, which builds the GT supercar Ford developed under his leadership.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: How 87,000-lb. airlift helped rescue F-150 output

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2018
How 87,000-lb. airlift helped rescue F-150 output; M-B to restart Ala. Plant; Analyst: Tesla will need $10B; Mobileye lands AV supply deal; Britain legalizes robo-parking.

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford plans to make up lost F-series output

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2018
Ford plans to make up lost F-series output; Mazda's focus on elegance; BMW teases iNext electric AV; NHTSA nominee grilled on Takata recalls; Tesla crash probe; Toyoda's royal wit.

Ford to restart F-150 output Friday following supplier fire

4:50 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2018
Ford will restart production of the F-150 at a Dearborn, Mich., factory on Friday, and a Kansas City plant by Monday, after more than a week of downtime resulting from a fire at a key parts supplier.

Former Ford plant site's remaining 182 acres sold after litigation settled

12:33 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2018
A Cleveland-based company has purchased the remaining 182 acres of the Ford's Wixom assembly plant site near Detroit after the automaker settled federal litigation over the land.

JAKE LINGEMAN

Will Ford drop a dual-clutch transmission in next Mustang Shelby GT500?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2018
The next Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 should be more driveable with an independent rear suspension and at least five years of extra software development.

MICHAEL MARTINEZ

Ford's Team Edison moves fast on electric crossover

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2018
The group in charge of making a new battery-electric crossover, dubbed Team Edison, was formed last year and has been modeled after the small, close-knit bunch that created the latest Ford GT supercar.

BUILDING AND REBUILDING BRANDS

Lincoln's unlikely comeback journey

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
In mid-2011, a rival CEO snidely suggested someone should "sprinkle holy water" on Lincoln. But instead of planning for a funeral, the brand's executives were quietly crafting a plan that would eventually lead Ford's luxury marque back to relevance.

 
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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

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11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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