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Ford says utility vehicles are key to global growth

Filed under: SUV, China, Europe, Crossover, Ford

While most of us believe that small, fuel efficient cars are the key to global expansion for US automakers, Jim Farley, Ford’s vice president of Global Marketing, thinks otherwise. Last week, we attende…

Ford Ka Concept shown in Brazil, could enter production by 2014

Filed under: Budget, Europe, Hatchback, Ford, South America

The Ford Ka (pronounce it like a Bostonian saying “car”) is the Blue Oval’s sub-Fiesta offering in a number of markets that aren’t North America. It’s been a staple in Europe since it launche…

Hertz goes Dutch with Ford Focus ST-H

Filed under: Performance, Europe, Hatchback, Ford

Want to take a performance car for a ride? Hertz can make that happen. Spin by your local rental location (depending, of course, on availability) and you can take out a Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang, …

Check out Ford’s fully automated self-parking car [w/video]

Filed under: Europe, Safety, Technology, Videos, Ford

As automakers continue to find uses for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicle technology, Ford of Europe has announced that it is developing a self-parking system for future use. More advanced tha…

How and why Ford is rolling out Vignale in Europe

Filed under: Sedan, Europe, Ford, Luxury

We know that Ford is positioning the new, upscale Vignale brand in Europe to fill a niche market of customers who want a bit more luxury, a lot more service and the same reliability and dependability that a non…

Europe’s most-wanted classic car is… the Ford Mustang?

Filed under: Classics, Convertible, Coupe, Europe, Ford

Over the span of its 49 years and five generations, the Ford Mustang has held a special place in the hearts of automotive enthusiasts in the US, but, as it turns out, this car is also very popula…

Jaguar design boss admits X-Type was a mistake

Filed under: Sedan, Europe, Ford, Jaguar, Design/Style, Luxury

History has a way of repeating itself, especially in the auto industry. When Jaguar was owned by Ford, the British brand attempted to field a competitor for the BMW 3 Series, called the X-…

Ford Mondeo classes up with premium Vignale trim

Filed under: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, Sedan, Europe, Ford, Luxury

Back in the day, Vignale was a carrozzeria of the highest order, alongside the likes of Pininfarina, Bertone and Zagato. But like Giugiaro-ItalDesign and Ghia, it has since been subsum…

Ford S-Max Concept proves minivans aren’t always minivans [w/video]

Filed under: Concept Cars, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, Minivan/Van, Europe, Videos, Hatchback, Ford

Ford’s latest don’t-call-it-a-minivan is called the S-Max Concept, and it’s a looker. As you can see, the conceptual overgrown hatch makes good use of Fo…

Ford doubling 1.0L EcoBoost engine production

Filed under: Europe, Plants/Manufacturing, Ford

Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine hasn’t been around that long, but it sounds like the engine is getting to be fairly popular in the automaker’s global car lineup. The Detroit News is repor…

Ford to reveal Vignale sub-brand with special Mondeo in Frankfurt [UPDATE]

Filed under: Sedan, Europe, Ford, UK, Design/Style, Luxury

Ford says that 10-15 percent of its customers in Europe want their cars to be set apart from regular Fords – even those wearing the top Titanium X trim – and the Blue Oval will answer them wit…

Watch Tanner Foust hustle the Fiesta ST ’round the ‘Ring

Filed under: Performance, Europe, Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Hatchback, Ford, Celebrities

The last time we saw Tanner Foust at the Nürburgring he was sloshing an SVT Raptor from kerb to kerb. Sticking with Ford but swapping keys, this time th…

Daimler consulting with Ford about 3-cylinder engines

Filed under: Europe, Ford, Smart, Renault

Soon enough, Ford will offer its 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine under the hood of the Fiesta here in the United States, building on the success of the small powerplant overseas. In fact, this success…

Ford Fiesta ST orders off to strong start

Filed under: Car Buying, Performance, Europe, Hatchback, Ford

We at Autoblog love the new little Ford Fiesta ST, and apparently, folks in Europe are pretty impressed with it, as well. According to Ford, the automaker’s European arm has already logged …