Ford To Build Euro Models Stateside, Reports Wall Street Journal

A Saturday Wall Street Journal report claims Ford is working up plans to retool its North American assembly plants to build a number of European models. Ford hasn't confirmed the report, but it is expected to announce the shift during its second-quarter earnings conference on Thursday. While the paper mentions only the … » 7/21/08 10:40am 7/21/08 10:40am

Euro Focus ST Gets a Facelift

Hot on the heels of the outgoing special edition ST500, Ford Europe's readying an updated Focus ST for the continent. It's not quite witness-protection surgery, but the nips and tucks do edge the hoony version of Volvo S40's platform mate closer toward Ford Europe's "kinetic" styling ideal as expressed in the latest » 11/09/07 9:15am 11/09/07 9:15am

Ford Launches Focus Special Edition ST500 in the UK

Playing the grass-is-greener game whenever Ford Europe puts out a new, high-performance variant of the Euro Focus is getting tedious. Perhaps Brits do the same thing when Ford North America sends out yet another Mustang derivative. Ah, screw it; here goes one more. It's the Ford Focus ST500, a spec'd-up Focus to be… » 11/08/07 8:30am 11/08/07 8:30am

Report: Ford Considering C-Max, Kuga Crossover for US Market

There's more chatter in the pipeline about Ford bringing models from its European division to the US. One day after the company announced it would show the upcoming Kuga crossover in Frankfurt this year, Germany's AutomobilWoche says boss Alan Mulally is hot to bring it and Ford Europe's much loved C-Max MPV to the… » 7/20/07 11:00am 7/20/07 11:00am

Falling Dollar Nixes FoMoCo's Import Plan for Euro Crossover

With Ford Europe's designs, products and profits soaring over FoMoCo's code-red balance sheet like a giant foam finger, CEO Alan Mulally was hot to set the division's halo atop the head of Lincoln. In particular, as Automotive News reports, he'd wanted to import a version of Ford Europe's new European crossover — based … » 5/14/07 8:05am 5/14/07 8:05am

God Save the Packages: The Ford Transit SportVan

Ford Europe is going after a yet-untapped market with a new class of vehicle, the sport commercial urban delivery vehicle (SCUD), and it's created a squarish missile to represent. Unfortunately that van's been retired. But no worries, the company's just launched its new Transit SportVan at the Commercial Vehicle Show… » 4/24/07 8:59am 4/24/07 8:59am

More on Ford Europe's US Transplants: S-Max Could Be Coming

According to Automotive News Ford Europe's new influence on the US brand could include an exported S-Max minivan/MPV, the well-considered hauler that snagged the European "Car of the Year 2007." New chief bossman, Alan Mulally declined to offer details on which new models from FoMoCo's profitable on-continent division… » 1/29/07 8:48am 1/29/07 8:48am

It's Just Different Over There: Ford Europe Launches "Individual" Program

If you weren't already aware, Ford Europe is a vastly different animal than its stateside sibling. As a purely European construct, it's largely similar to VW, a fact sometimes lost on us Yanks until we happen to spot the blue oval on some wacky diesel minicar with EU plates (on a web site, of course). In fact, the… » 1/16/07 11:52am 1/16/07 11:52am

Spy Photos: Ford Mondeo Wagon

The new European Ford Mondeo may be the most well-designed mainstream midsize wagon ever produced (at least since the Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser). Damnation by the faintest of praise? Maybe. But Ford's European boys deserve their propers for creating a compelling form from the most banal parameters. There's talk one of… » 12/12/06 9:45am 12/12/06 9:45am

Jalopnik Poll: Which Ford Europe Product Should FoMoCo Bring to the US?

UK-based trade mag Just-Auto yesterday reported FoMoCo is considering bringing models from Ford Europe to the US market, a practice the company has employed in the past to fill holes in its stateside line. Among models it's considering are the Mondeo, Focus, S-Max, and Galaxy minivan, which many Jalopnik readers agree… » 12/07/06 7:55am 12/07/06 7:55am

More Images of the Ford Mondeo Non-Wagon

The boys at the Motor most Authoritative somehow procured more pre-release imagery — shot on location in the Bahamas — of the new Ford Mondeo sedan. They say the photos convey a special 5-door version of the new Mondeo, which was created for the first scene in the upcoming Bond movie "Casino Royale." Ford introduced a… » 10/03/06 8:45pm 10/03/06 8:45pm