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    Official: First 500 European Ford Mustangs reserved in 30 seconds [w/video]
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    We're pretty sure that any initial concerns Ford had about selling the redesigned Mustang in Europe have been lessened considerably, after the first 500 Euro-spec 2015 Mustangs were been reserved in just 30 seconds. Moreover, 9,300 people attempted to snag one of the coveted orders for the ...

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    Official: Martin Smith retires, Joel Piaskowski in as Ford Europe design chief
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    The mind behind the look of much of the modern Ford global range is retiring. Martin Smith, Head of Ford Design in Europe, will give up his position on July 1 and will leave the company altogether at the end of the year. He will be replaced by current Strategic Concepts Group leader Joel ...

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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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    Video: Who needs Ken Block? Ford of Europe presents Snowkhana One
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    We haven't seen a Ken Block Gymkhana since the infamous Ford Fiesta assaulted the streets of San Francisco over the summer, but Ford of Europe wanted to make sure we weren't going through withdrawals. For our viewing pleasure, Ford's team from across the pond created the stop-motion Snowkhana One ...

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    Report: Ford of Europe denied small coupe, Mustang viability questioned
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    Too often, we find ourselves pining for Europe-only versions of cars that will never be sold in the United States, but if a report from Inside Line is to be believed, this is a case in which The Continent's enthusiasts will have to watch from afar gets. Ford of Europe is seeking a new coupe that ...

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    Official: Ford exiting WRC after 2012 season as Euro economy struggles
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    It appears that the World Rally Championship has lost another key player. After word that Mini is leaving WRC comes news that Ford is pulling out as well. While Mini's departure was rooted in its tenuous relationship with Prodrive, Ford's exit from the sport is tied to the poor economic climate ...

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    Official: Ford expands European design center
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    It's a big week for buildings: after the announcement of Lamborghini's prototype center, not only is Ford not pulling out of Europe, it has spent €11.6 million ($14.3M U.S.) to expand its design center in Germany. The 3,000 square-meter architectural addition to the location charged with ...

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    Ford of Europe's VP of manufacturing leaves after just 5 months
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    Mike Flewitt, Ford's vice president, manufacturing, Ford of Europe, has decided to "pursue other career interests" according to the company's press release. Jeff Wood, director of manufacturing for Ford's North America operations, will replace Flewitt beginning June 1. Automotive News reports ...

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    Official: Ford of Europe unveils production Tourneo Custom van
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    Ford of Europe has officially unveiled the production version of the Tourneo Custom Concept that made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month. The Tourneo won't be coming to the United States, but according to Ford, it's part of the automaker's plan to refresh its entire commercial ...

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    Report: Ford becomes top-selling brand in Europe
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    2010 Ford Fiesta (Euro Spec) – Click above for high-res image gallery Ford has been making some real progress here in North America, with sales up 37 percent in the first quarter. That's good news to be sure, and new reports indicate that Blue Oval may be experiencing as much success across ...

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    Pics Aplenty: Ford launches updated Galaxy, S-Max at Brussels Auto Show
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    2010 Ford S-Max (above) and Galaxy (below right) – Click either for high-res image galleries
    We can debate the relevance of the modern minivan in the North American market until the proverbial cows come home, but the fact remains that in Europe, the MPV still plays a vital role. Few know ...

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    REPORT: Ford's Euro sales crest 10% for the first time in 8 years
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    2010 Ford Fiesta (Euro-Spec) – Click above for high-res gallery
    New products, improved quality and a surge in public perception have helped Ford buttress its sales numbers here in the U.S., but the Dearborn-based automaker also has a good story to tell across the Pond. According to The ...

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    Ford Fiesta winning hearts and minds - and wallets - in Europe
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    2009 Ford Fiesta - Click above for a high-res gallery
    The Ford Fiesta has already won us over -– twice – and we can't even buy the car yet. But European buyers are nabbing so many Fiestas that the Blue Oval is now enjoying a 10% market share in Europe based on the strength of the ...

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    Spy Shots: Ford Focus C-Max caught testing
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    Ford is looking to bring over more C-segment crossovers from Europe to the US, and word has it that the people-hauling C-Max is toward the top of the list. The current C-Max would probably be sufficient for US duty in terms of size and performance, but with America's different legislative ...

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    Ford Focus RS starting abroad at £24,995
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Ford Focus RS
    The 2009 Focus Rallye Sport has a price: £24,995 when it goes on sale in the UK in March. That will put you about £4,000 over a Focus ST3, but for that extra money you get a car that could be much closer to Ford's WRC competitor ...

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    First Drive: Ford Kuga (Euro-spec)
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Euro-spec Ford Kuga The grass, they say, is always greener on the other side of the fence. Though that often appears to be the case, most of the time it isn't. Dearborn's new "One Ford" initiative promises that we'll soon be able to stop gazing longingly ...

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    Geneva '08 Preview: European Ford Focus Coupé-Cabriolet
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    click above to view high-res gallery of the Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet Having already taken the wraps off the more conventional four-door sedan, three- and five-door hatchbacks and wagon body-styles in Frankfurt, Ford of Europe is preparing to unveil its new hard-top convertible version of the new ...

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    Ford to launch Econetic range of ultra-low CO2 cars in Europe
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    At next month's Frankfurt Motor Show, Ford of Europe will show off a new line of powertrains that produce ultra-low levels of CO2. The engines will be common-rail diesels and will first appear in early 2008 under the hood of the Ford Focus ECOnetic. In the Focus, it should produce a class-leading ...

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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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    Range Rover receives Ford's designer du jour
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    Ford has reportedly announced that its current chief designer at Ford of Europe, Phil Simmons, is being moved over to Land Rover. Rather than having a man with such experience oversee the design of the entire Land Rover brand, Simmons will become the studio director for just the Ranger Rover line ...

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