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    Exclusive: J Mays on the 2015 Ford Mustang
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    J Mays, head of design at Ford, may be retiring from the company after 16 years, but not before showing the world his swan song: the 2015 Mustang. Ford officially revealed its new coupe and convertible to the public at events around the world on Thursday, including a live unveiling on ABC's Good ...

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    Opinion: J Mays' legacy
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    Mays is by far not the first designer to use heritage design cues in his work. The announcement that J Mays will be leaving his chief creative officer role at Ford Motor Company on January 1 ends a 13-year run in one of the industry's top design roles. While best known for having a hand in ...

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    Official: J Mays retiring from Ford design, succeeded by Moray Callum
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    Ford's highly influential head of design, J Mays, has announced that he'll be retiring from his position after 33 years in the industry, 16 of which were at the Dearborn, MI-based company. Upon departure, he'll be succeeded as group vice president of design by Moray Callum. If that last name ...

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    Report: Lincoln 'not true luxury' yet, says Ford design chief
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    Lincoln is "not true luxury," according to Ford's design boss, J Mays. His statements come from a story in The Detroit News that saw candid language on the issues facing Ford's troubled premium brand. Notably, there's a need for a strong character, with Mays saying, "Every brand needs to have a ...

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    Official: Lincoln opens dedicated design studio
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    Lincoln showed off its new design center Thursday, the first dedicated studio for the luxury brand since the 1970s. Company officials say the new studio will let designers focus just on the Lincoln brand – which is in the early stages of a badly needed rebirth – instead of splitting ...

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    Report: Ford's J Mays feels vindicated by Fusion reception
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    It's hard to think back now, but the same man overseeing the design of the 2013 Ford Fusion also presided over a rather lackluster period in Ford design, highlighted by vehicles like the Five Hundred and Freestyle. With the redesigned Fusion receiving high praise, J Mays tells Automotive News that ...

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    Report: J Mays: Split-wing grille won't look the same on every Lincoln
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    Ford design chief J Mays tells Automotive News that the controversial grille design that debuted on the 2013 Lincoln MKZ at the New York Auto Show won't necessarily be pasted onto the front of every Lincoln model. Mays means something quite specific, though: the perimeter of the grille and ...

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    Video: J Mays talks about Ford's new EcoSport concept
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    We're not all that hopeful that the next generation Ford EcoSport will make its way to North America, but global markets ranging from Brazil to India should soon get their hands on a production version of this comely B-segment crossover. It's too bad that the Fiesta-sized EcoSport isn't likely ...

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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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    J Mays: "Very cool Mustang" coming in 2014 [w/video]
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    Designer J Mays on Ford's future styling direction – click above to watch the video
    The crew at Mustangs Daily has let the internets in on the first morsels of information about the 2014 Ford Mustang. As you may know, America's pony car will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in just three ...

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    Life much easier for Ford designers in a post-PAG world
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    2010 Ford Start concept – click above for high-res image gallery
    While Volvo's fate isn't perfectly clear yet, it appears that everyone might have been best served by Ford severing ties with the foreign branches of its Premier Automotive Group: Aston Martin, Volvo, Land Rover and Jaguar. ...

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    Detroit 2009: Little Bigtime - Concept C takes Lincoln in a brand-new direction
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Lincoln Concept C
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    Mays: Ford's single global design language will debut in six years
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    It's been no secret that part of Ford's turnaround plan (or we calling it Bold Moves anymore?) is to reunite its North American and European operations with more platform sharing and a common design language. With product life cycles being as long as they are in this industry, none of that will ...

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    J Mays set to overhaul Ford's global design
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    Rather than have disparate design wings flung across the globe, all speaking in a different tongue, Ford's tasking J Mays with teaching everyone the design equivalent of Esperanto. The new, unified, global design language will replace the "Kinetic Design" that Ford of Europe employs, as well as ...

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    Why Ford's Flex dropped the sliding doors
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    One of the criteria that doesn't make Ford's new Flex a minivan is its lack of sliding rear doors. Instead, the production version of the Flex gets traditional swing doors, unlike its concept inspiration, the Fairlane, which allowed rear passengers to enter via a set of suicide doors.The move to ...

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    Ford announces corporate realignment
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    Not long after we told you about the likely promotion of Derrick Kuzak to the role of global Car Czar, President and CEO of Ford Alan Mulally officially announced his corporate realignment plan. At the top of the pyramid is, of course, Mulally himself. Reporting to him are the leaders of Ford's ...

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    Ford designer says Fairlane will look almost identical to concept
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    In an interview with Ward's Auto, Ford's chief creative officer (CCO?) and VP of design, J Mays explains that the similarities between the concept and the production versions of the Fairlane are profound. So much so, that some employees at FoMoCo can't tell the difference between the two.The ...

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    Ford and AutoWeek drive "Cars" in Detroit to fight diabetes
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    Ford Motor Company and news source AutoWeek are sponsoring an advanced screening of the upcoming Disney and Pixar movie, Cars. The charity event, which will be held in Detroit, Michigan on June 4, will consist of two private viewings before the movie's public release on June 9. Tickets are $150 ...

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    Coachbuilder tour de force: the Antas GT
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    On display this week at the Top Marques auto show in Monaco is this extravagant one-off by Italian coachbuilders Walter Faralli (right, above) & Luca Mazzanti (left). Although pictures of the car are all over the net this week, it actually debuted in September 2005 at the Gran Premio ...

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    Detroit's involvement in CARS
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    As anyone who reads Autoblog is aware by now, we’re pretty jazzed about Pixar’s upcoming June 9th release of CARS, which is shaping up to be a celebration of the auto on celluloid. A pair of recent Detroit News articles reveals just how large a part the domestic duo of Ford and GM has ...

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