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    Official: Ford's Galhotra succeeds Farley as head of Lincoln
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    Ford Motor Company is announcing a major personnel shakeup that could have a dramatic effect on the future of the Lincoln division. Kumar Galhotra (pictured above), currently vice president of engineering at Ford for all of its vehicles worldwide, is taking over as the president of the luxury ...

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    Report: Fields 'required' to use private aircraft, could make $5.25M as Ford CEO this year
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    Mark Fields' travels on the friendly skies will soon be a relatively personal affair, as the new CEO at Ford will be required to resume air travel via the company's private planes. Fields caught plenty of flak in 2007 for flying on the company's dime to visit his family in Florida. He's since ...

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    Report: Mulally wanted to kill Lincoln as late as last year, Fields vows to turn it around
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    Lincoln fans might want to give incoming Ford CEO Mark Fields a pat on the back for having a hand in saving the brand from the chopping block last year. He's among the people spearheading the rejuvenation of the division away from its stodgy image to appeal to younger customers. According to two ...

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    Report: Mulally will stay close to Ford after he steps down, plans to advise Fields [w/video]
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    Ford CEO Alan Mulally has less than a week left in his role of leading the Blue Oval before he hands off duties to Mark Fields on July 1. It doesn't look like Mulally is going to be shuffling off into his retirement anytime soon, though. The 68-year-old is being rather secretive about his next ...

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    Official: Mark Fields named next Ford CEO, Mulally to retire on July 1 [w/video]
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    We've heard rumblings of a changing of the guard at Ford, and this live stream from The Blue Oval itself confirms the rumors: Alan Mulally will be succeeded by the automaker's current Chief Operating Officer, Mark Fields. Mulally, who is 68 years old, has served at the head of Ford for eight ...

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    Report: Ford to announce Mulally retirement, Fields CEO as early as May 1
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    Ford CEO Alan Mulally may be about to announce his long-rumored retirement from the Blue Oval, according to a pair of insiders who spoke to Bloomberg. An official statement on the succession could arrive as soon as May 1. Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields is rumored to step up as the new CEO. ...

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    Report: Focus ST diesel variant coming, just don't look for it here
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    A few years back, Volkswagen made some waves when it announced the Golf GTD - a diesel-powered car that, aside from its ultra-efficient, ultra-torquey engine, was identical to the gas-powered GTI. That meant cosseting sport seats, larger wheels, sportier suspension, larger brakes and a body kit ...

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    Report: Ford board pushing Mulally for decision amidst fears story is drowning out other news
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    Automakers and their executives rarely like to divulge information regarding future goings on, but the board of directors at Ford sound like they're getting a little antsy about chief executive officer Alan Mulally and his plans for 2014. According to Reuters, as news of Mulally's possible ...

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    Report: Amid Mulally rumors, Bill Ford praises company's deep bench
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    Bill Ford went on the offensive to combat the rumors that CEO Alan Mulally would leave Dearborn for Steve Ballmer's vacated position leading Microsoft, adding that even if the 68-year-old, former Boeing exec were to depart, the Ford executive team is in a good place. "I'm happy [Mulally] is ...

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    Report: Ford board OK with Mulally stepping down earlier
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    Ford's board is open to CEO Alan Mulally stepping down before his planned departure in 2014, inside sources are telling Reuters. Ford's plan of succession, aside from who would be his actual successor, has been something approaching common knowledge – the 68-year-old former Boeing exec had ...

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    Official: Ford shakes up executives, Mulally to stay through 2014
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    Ford shored up its executive team this morning, announcing not only a series of promotions, but confirming that popular CEO Alan Mulally will remain at Ford through at least 2014. The announcements arrive amid speculation about Ford's succession plan and who would ultimately replace Mulally, 67, ...

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    Report: Ford to name Fields COO, giving him inside track to succeed Mulally [w/video]
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    According to Bloomberg, Ford is preparing to announce Mark Fields as its new Chief Operating Officer, putting him second in command to CEO Alan Mulally. Fields, 51, currently serves as Ford's President of the Americas, and this promotion would clearly put him in line to eventually take over as ...

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    Opinion: You've lost that lovin' feelin'?
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    Why Teen Drivers Are Dwindling And What It Means He serves as the chief judge at the world's most prestigious classic car show, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. He's a widely respected automotive journalist and author, and he has a garage full of hot rods and other cool cars. But when it ...

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    Official: Ford announces retirements of Kuzak and Booth, adds Huntsman to board
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    Ford Motor Co. today made several big-name executive and boardroom announcements, including the appointment of a former Republican presidential candidate, but none changed the almost certain succession of CEO and President Alan Mulally. Mulally said Thursday with a snicker, "I looked over ...

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    Report: Ford denies starting search for Mulally successor
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    There's little question that bringing Alan Mulally on board at Ford was the smartest move the company made in decades, nor is there much debate that credit for the company's salvation is largely due to his office. But could his number be up? Having joined Ford in 2006 as an outsider from ...

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    Report: List of Mulally successors narrowed down to four
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    How do you replace the man credited by Time Magazine with managing "the biggest business turnaround of the Great Recession?" That's a very good question, and one that the Ford board of directors is grappling with as company CEO Alan Mulally edges closer to retirement age. At 66, Mulally isn't ...

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    Opinion: Stack of potential suitors line up at Ford for Life After Mulally
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    Who Could Possibly Replace Ford's Golden CEO?

    Insiders say the jockeying for Mulally's position has already begun.
    There was a time when some folks in Detroit were convinced Lee Iacocca's last name was really an acronym for: I Am Chairman of Chrysler Corp. Always. Indeed, it took a shove from ...

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    Report: Ford talks Sync tweaks, adding airbag seatbelts to more models
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    Ford says that it's in the process of responding to customers who feel that the company's Sync and MyFord Touch systems are cumbersome or difficult to use. According to the Detroit Free Press, the company's internal quality evaluations have discovered a few issues. While speaking to reporters, ...

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    Ford discloses exec salaries, Mulally package worth over $26M
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    Ford had a very good financial year in 2010, with the company's second consecutive year-over-year market share increase and a net profit of $6.6 billion. Those sparkling stats made Ford's stock jump, with 68 percent in total gains for the year. And when stock prices soar, so do the executives' ...

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    2011 Ford Explorer unveiled, tries crossing over on road to redemption
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    2011 Ford Explorer Deep Dive – Click above for high-res image gallery
    UPDATE: When you're done reading part one, check out part two of our introduction of the 2011 Ford Explorer that focuses on new technology, powertrains and fuel efficiency. In creating the 2011 Explorer, Ford engineers ...

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