Ford

Ford Motor Company was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It sells cars and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and has a small residual stake in Japan’s Mazda. It is one of the big three US carmakers and the Focus and Mondeo models are among its most successful brands.

Ford seeks China edge with Tencent link for WeChat service on the road

Ford was in talks with Tencent over the business aspects of putting the WeChat app in its cars. Photo: Xinhua

Ford Motor wants Tencent Holdings to tailor its popular chatting app for the firm's cars in China, as carmakers in the world's largest market vie for drivers that care about advanced features as much as engine size.

Tuesday, 21 April, 2015, 11:12am

New assembly plants to boost Ford's China sales

Ford planned to boost its total China capacity to 1.5 million vehicles by the end of 2015.

Ford Motor said it expects to boost sales on the mainland once new assembly facilities come online and new vehicles hit showrooms in the coming months, after posting its first dip in China monthly sales this year.

11 Oct 2014 - 4:15am

Ford hands keys to new CEO as 'driverless' future looms

Alan Mulally (left), Bill Ford (centre) and Mark Fields at the handover.
Photo: Bloomberg

Mark Fields will take the keys to a Ford Motor that is lean, profitable and a far cry from the near-bankrupt carmaker taken over in 2006 by his predecessor, Alan Mulally.

3 May 2014 - 7:54am

Australia loses last carmaker as Toyota plans exit by 2018

Toyota will close its Altona plant in Melbourne in 2017. Photo: EPA

Toyota Motor will stop making cars in Australia in less than four years, it said yesterday, banging the final nail in the coffin of the country's vehicle industry, despite appeals to stay by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

8 May 2015 - 4:37pm

China sales key to Ford's Asia target of 1 million cars this year

Ford hopes to boost its Asian sales by introducing new models, like the Fiesta. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Ford is catching up to its competitors in key Asian markets and expects to sell more than one million vehicles there for the first time this year, a senior executive said Wednesday.

Key to that growth is China, where Ford’s sales were up 51 per cent in the first nine months of the year to 647,849 vehicles, said David Schoch, Ford’s group vice-president for the Asia-Pacific region.

8 May 2015 - 4:37pm

Microsoft urged to put Mulally, Lawrie on chief executive shortlist

Alan Mulally, the man widely credited with saving Ford Motor from bankruptcy during the global financial crisis, is seen as a potential saviour for Microsoft. Photo: EPA

At least three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft want a turnaround expert to succeed Steve Ballmer as chief executive and have urged the technology giant’s board to consider Ford Motor chief executive Alan Mulally and Computer Sciences Corp chief executive Mike Lawrie for the job, several sources familiar with the matter said.

10 Sep 2013 - 2:11pm

Ford board open to earlier exit for chief exec Mulally: sources

Ford Motor chief executive Alan Mulally may step down earlier than expected, according to sources close to the board. Photo: Reuters

Ford Motor chief executive Alan Mulally, credited with driving a culture change that helped save the No. 2 US automaker, may step down sooner than planned, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

6 Sep 2013 - 1:30pm

US auto sales accelerate to best pace since 2007

Total US auto sales have jumped to an adjusted, annual rate of 16.1 million, according to Autodata. Photo: AP

US auto sales accelerated to the best pace since October 2007 as major automakers posted double digit gains on Wednesday and forecast more growth in the months to come.

Total industry sales rose 17 per cent when compared with August last year while the sales pace jumped to an adjusted, annual rate of 16.1 million, according to Autodata.

5 Sep 2013 - 12:01pm

Ford’s Vignale to join European upmarket car chase

Ford unveiled the Vignale concept car almost a decade ago at the Paris Car Show. Photo: EPA

Ford has drawn on the latest European design trends with its new luxury concept car, tempting the driver with a quilted cream-coloured Nappa leather interior to complement its chrome and mocha-hued bodywork.

8 May 2015 - 4:38pm

Detroit carmakers wrestle with Silicon Valley VC model

The unexpected success of high-tech vehicles from Tesla has big Detroit carmakers scurrying to catch up. Photo: AP

Detroit automakers General Motors and Ford, trying to shake off decades of insularity, are looking to California’s Silicon Valley and beyond for innovative ideas and technology that could disrupt and even transform the car business.

22 Aug 2013 - 2:19pm

Ford says July China auto sales up 71pc

Ford has reported surging sales in China. Photo: Reuters

Ford Motor and its local partners in China sold a total of 72,834 vehicles on a wholesale basis in July, an increase of 71 per cent from a year earlier, the company said on Tuesday.

That compared to a 44 per cent increase in June.

8 May 2015 - 4:37pm

Ford to build current and new F-150 pickups at same time

Ford will start production of its new truck around July 2014. Photo: Reuters

Ford will produce both its current F-150 pickup and a new model for about six months to avoid disrupting sales of the top-selling US vehicle and safeguard against potential kinks tied to the truck’s extensive overhaul, people familiar with the plans said.

24 Jul 2013 - 9:39am

Ford to develop hybrid trucks solo after Toyota tie-up ends

Toyota has dominated the global hybrid market since it introduced the Prius sedan in 1997, but Ford is making inroads in the US market. Photo: EPA

Ford and Toyota ended their partnership to develop hybrid pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles after studying the feasibility of such a project for nearly two years, Ford said.

Ford, maker of the top-selling F-150 pickup truck, will develop its own rear-wheel drive hybrid system for trucks and SUVs, which will be available by the end of the decade.

24 Jul 2013 - 9:04am

China revs up as engine of revival for US car giants Ford, GM

The General Motors world headquarters complex in downtown Detroit. Photo: AFP

American carmakers had their heyday in Detroit, but the city's slide into bankruptcy only serves to reinforce that the hoped-for renaissance for the US car industry will be led from China.

20 Jul 2013 - 5:15am

Ford sues Japanese parts maker on claims of price-fixing

Ford says it spent more than US$10 billion on wire harnesses between roughly January 2000 and around February 2010. Photo: AP

Ford Motor has sued Japanese auto-parts supplier Fujikura Ltd, claiming a conspiracy to fix the prices of electrical systems used in vehicles, the latest civil lawsuit filed in the wake of a related criminal investigation by the US Justice Department.

8 May 2015 - 4:37pm

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