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    Report: How and why Ford is rolling out Vignale in Europe
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    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-Vignale Ford offers. But so far, we've been in the dark regarding how the Blue Oval ...

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    Video: Ford of Europe celebrates Mondeo's 20th anniversary
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    Ford's European operations are celebrating a milestone of sorts as the Mondeo, the Blue Oval's bread-and-butter D-segment sedan in the old country, celebrates its 20th anniversary. The mid-sizer, which was sold in the US for a short time as the Contour, has been a far more popular vehicle in ...

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    Report: Jaguar design boss admits X-Type was a mistake
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    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-Type. Based on the bones of a Ford Mondeo, it aped the styling of Jaguar's flagship model, the XJ, while ...

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    Frankfurt: Ford Mondeo classes up with premium Vignale trim
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    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 subsumed into a larger auto group. Ford ended up with it under its umbrella when it took over De Tomaso, and has since ...

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    Shanghai: Ford Mondeo with 1.5-liter EcoBoost debuts in China
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    Does the car above, posing fancifully in white, look familiar? Well, it should. Although it wears Mondeo badges in the form you see above for the Chinese market – as it does in Europe – the car is basically the same thing sold in the US as the Ford Fusion. Of course, it's what's under ...

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    Report: 2014 Ford Fusion to get 1.5L EcoBoost three-cylinder?
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    Just one year after launching the all-new 2013 Fusion, Ford is reportedly set to alter the sedan's powertrain lineup with the addition of a new 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. A member of Blue Oval Forums apparently got their hands on the ordering guide for the 2014 model ...

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    Report: Ford delaying next Mondeo
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    Anyone waiting for the new Ford Mondeo will have to wait a little longer, according to Automotive News Europe. According to union sources, Ford has delayed production of the next generation model for up to three months at its Genk, Belgium, factory. Production was scheduled to begin ...

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    Report: 2013 Ford Taurus design points the way for next Falcon, Mondeo
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    If you've been wondering exactly what Ford has in mind for the next-generation Falcon, look no further than the recently revealed 2013 Taurus for a few clues. Ford design guru J Mays has officially made it clear that the look of the sedan will be transposed onto several of the automaker's other ...

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    2011 Ford Mondeo gets spiffed up
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    2011 Ford Mondeo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When a car comes with a 48-page press release, well, you know its maker has some special things in mind for it. The 2011 Ford Mondeo, in five-door and wagon styles, is just such a car, with The Blue Oval calling it "the most stylish ...

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    Rendered Speculation: 2013 Ford Mondeo/Fusion looks more Kinetic
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    The cover of the latest issue of Auto Express in the UK features one of the first renderings of the next-generation Ford Mondeo, which as we all know will be basically the same as Ford's future replacement for the Fusion in the States. If this drawing proves accurate, it looks like the new midsize ...

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    Report: Focus chief engineer leaves Ford for... yacht builder?
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    2012 Ford Focus – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Jens Ludmann, the German engineer in Ford's European arm who led the development of the S-Max, Mondeo and 2012 Focus, is departing the automaker after a successful 10-year run. Where to? He's leaving the Blue Oval to join the deep ...

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    Ford reveals refreshed 2011 Mondeo with 237-hp 2.0L Ecoboost
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    2011 Ford Mondeo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford of Europe has dropped the first official photos of the refreshed 2011 Mondeo, along with some details on the mechanical updates. The only substantive visual change is a reshaped front fascia with a larger trapezoidal lower ...

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    Spy Shots: 2011 Ford Mondeo coming with 2.0L Ecoboost
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    The Ford Mondeo is due for a mid-cycle refresh for the 2011 model year and all signs point to a debut at the Paris Motor Show this September. But ahead of its big reveal, spy photographers have caught the new Mondeo out in the open, and while the basic shape hasn't changed, there's something far ...

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    Spy Shots: Ford Mondeo refresh coming into Focus (*ahem*)
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    Ford Mondeo facelift spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Earlier this year, we reported that Ford will be giving its European-market Mondeo a slight facelift in order to keep things fresh until the all-new global Fusion/Mondeo replacement arrives around 2014. The ...

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    Ford to launch facelifted Mondeo until global Mondeo/Fusion replacement arrives
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    Ford is reportedly preparing to launch a subtle facelift for its European-market Mondeo sedan, but according to reports, this will be the last Mondeo revision before the new model – Ford's third new global product – hits the streets in 2014.
    The interim Mondeo, pictured in the leaked ...

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    Current Ford Mondeo will underpin the next Fusion
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Ford Mondeo.
    Since taking the reigns at FoMoCo, Alan Mulally has made it clear that one of the keys to Ford's resurgence is to leverage its assets abroad. Specifically, he wants to utilize the automaker's platform development in Europe to maximize ...

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    Ford to retool U.S. plant for European vehicles
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    We wrote about it earlier, just as a rumor, but it looks like an announcement is imminent: the Wall Street Journal says that Ford is going to make European cars on this side of the pond. However, it isn't merely North American plants that will be changed over, but American plants. The Journal ...

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    Further proof that future Fords will have Euro flair
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    There has been plenty of support for Ford to bring its rest-of-the-world products to the North American market, and with the truck market doing a Roscoe P. Coltrane E-brake turn away from profitability, the Blue Oval's global efforts are becoming increasingly important for its survival. The plan ...

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    Ford Europe launches new top shelf Mondeo - the Titanium X Sport
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Ford Mondeo Titanium X SportThe Ford Mondeo has been a well received car in Europe, and Ford says that there's so much demand for high-end models that it's decided to introduce a new top-of-the-line version called the Titanium X Sport. Dubbed "the most ...

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    Mulally makes it official: Next Focus and Fusion based on global platforms
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    Despite not being official, we've known for some time that Ford CEO Alan Mulally wants to increase the number of platforms shared by its U.S. and European divisions. It's something Ford fanboys have been demanding for some time, and yesterday Mulally officially confirmed that the next-gen Focus and ...

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