Ford Officially Selling Jaguar, Land Rover To Tata For $2.3 Billion,…

While many decided yesterday to report "officially" that Ford was shaking Jaguar and Land Rover free to the Indian subcontinent for $2.6 billion we knew it was prudent to wait and report it as merely rumor because that number just didn't sound right. That's because here at Jalopnik, we "get" the US auto industry and… » 3/26/08 8:31am 3/26/08 8:31am

Could The Jaguar E-Type Be Making A Return?

Despite the ongoing shenanigans between Ford and TATA over the sale of Jaguar and Land Rover, there are whispers emerging about the possible revival of the venerable Jaguar E-Type. Australia's Courier Mail is reporting Jag honchos are considering the revival of what many consider the most beautiful production car to… » 3/13/08 3:30pm 3/13/08 3:30pm

2007 a Good Year For Ford, Company Only Loses $2.7 Billion

For most people, losing $2.7 billion over the course of a year would be considered slightly less than stellar. For Ford, on the other hand, that's actually a pretty good year. We're not being sarcastic. In 2006, the company lost $12.6 billion. To fully understand what really happened you have to embrace the mixture of… » 1/25/08 11:45am 1/25/08 11:45am

Tata Could Win Bid For Jaguar and Land Rover Today... Or Much Much Later

Though there are reports that Tata will announce winning the bid for Jaguar and Land Rover today, we tend to believe those that say the company is merely going to get "preferred-bidder status," meaning that Tata will get the bid unless negotiations falter. Also, it's kind of a big story so unless Ford is trying to… » 12/21/07 10:00am 12/21/07 10:00am

Ford to Keep Volvo, Excuse to Travel to Sweden

Contrary to popular belief, Ford has decided to nix efforts to sell Volvo. According to Mulally "Volvo's a great brand and we want to focus on continuing to position it as a premium brand." Land Rover and Jaguar are still awaiting the same fate as Aston Martin, but Ford just can't quit Volvo. Though Mulally claims… » 11/09/07 12:15pm 11/09/07 12:15pm

Ford Makes Money, Wants To Sell Jaguar, Land Rover

For the first time in a long time (two years) FoMoCo has achieved quarterly earnings. In fact, over the past three months Ford has netted $750 million. Last year, same period? They lost $317 million. And only $206 million of this profitable quarterly comes from selling Aston Martin. Speaking of selling, good night Jag… » 7/26/07 10:45am 7/26/07 10:45am

Report: Ford Considering Sale of Volvo

The Times UK reports Ford Motor Company is indeed pondering the sale of Volvo, further chipping away at the legacy of former boss Jacques "Jac the Knife" Nasser. (The Associated Press assigns a detail-free, "no comment" quote to a Ford spokesman.) Analysts value the Swedes at about $8 billion — 20 percent more than… » 7/15/07 2:38pm 7/15/07 2:38pm

BREAKING: The World is Not Even Kinda Sorta Enough: Porsche…

You cannot stop Martin Winterkorn, you can only hope to contain him. As of yesterday, that is. As of today, he is (possibly) in full blitz mode. The boys at are reporting that Porsche, as the largest shareholder in the Volkswagen Group, is about to spin Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti off… » 12/04/06 2:28pm 12/04/06 2:28pm