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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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    Report: Q1 revenue, sales up at Ford on strong F-Series, Fusion sales
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    By most accounts, Ford had a pretty good first quarter. Sales were up 37 percent versus the first three months of 2009, and The Blue Oval's market share rose an impressive 2.7 percentage points during the period. According to a report in USA Today, Ford President Mark Fields says that the extra ...

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    Video: Watch the live reveal of the 2012 Ford Police Interceptor
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    2012 Ford Police Interceptor reveal – Click above to watch the video
    Earlier today, Ford unveiled its next generation Police Interceptor (they'd rather you not call it a Taurus) at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway before a group of police agency fleet buyers. The event was webcast live, but ...

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    Report: Mark Fields tells dealers new compact Mercury is coming in 2011
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    Lincoln Concept C - Click for high-res image gallery
    At the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Orlando, FL on Sunday, Ford's President of the Americas Mark Fields announced the first new product for Mercury in several years. The fate of Ford's middle brand has been in doubt for ...

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    Detroit 2010: Ford sweeps North American Car and Truck of the Year awards for 2010
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    Mark Fields, Ford's President of the Americas, accepts the hardware from Tony Swan of Car and Driver
    For just the third time in the 17-year history of the North American Car and Truck of the Year, one manufacturer has taken home both pieces of etched glass. Ford's 2010 Fusion Hybrid and Transit ...

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    Who will succeed Mullaly at Ford? It's never too early to start handicapping
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    When Alan Mulally arrived at Ford Motor Company three years ago, the Blue Oval was in bad shape. New product wasn't exactly pouring in and the company's cash hoard was steadily shrinking. And word on the street is that the corporate culture at Ford was in as much trouble as the product lineup, ...

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    REPORT: Ford's Mark Fields implies company makes no money on hybrids
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    2009 Ford Escape Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last week, our friends from Consumer Reports got the chance to sit down with Mark Fields, Ford's vice president of North American operations, and some interesting information was gleaned. For instance, CR says Fields "implied the ...

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