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    Mulally makes it official: Next Focus and Fusion based on global platforms

    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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    Mazda6 teaser hits the web, set to debut in Frankfurt

    Click the image above for a high-res pic.Mazda has just released a teaser image of the new Mazda6 that will be officially unveiled next month in Frankfurt. The Mondeo-based sedan gets some freshly styled sheet metal that forms a familial resemblance to the recently released Mazda2, with more sunken ...

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    Ford Mondeo named Car of the Year by Auto Express

    click above to see more high-res pics of the new Ford MondeoWe believe it's that time of year again when every automotive media outlet and its sister (publication) begin giving out its Car of the Year (COTY) award. Auto Express in the U.K. is kicking things off by awards its respective COTY statue ...

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    Ford not interested in selling Volvo

    It's just plain difficult to follow Ford Motor Company lately, as there seems to be more rumors about the embattled American icon than any other automaker. On any given day, all, some, or none of the Premiere Automotive Group could be for sale, and everyone from Renault to Hyundai, even the ...

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    Next Focus getting Iosis-treatment? Maybe in Europe.

    If Martin Smith – the designer of the new Mondeo and S-Max – has his way, the next Ford Focus in Europe will be drawing heavily from the styling of its upmarket siblings. While we're stuck with the new Focus coupe that was unveiled earlier this year, European consumers will be getting a ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Euro Focus hatches coupe

    These rendered images of the next-generation Ford Focus for the European market are, to put it bluntly, painful to look at. That's not because the artist penned a dog, but rather because he or she gives us a glimpse of Ford's next-gen Focus in the form of a three-door coupe, not unlike the coupe ...

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    Ford steals a page from mobile phones for Mondeo's HMI

    Click image to enlargeIn-car user interface systems run the gamut in terms of usability. BMW's iDrive (which we've found to be alternately wonderful and maddening) and Audi's slicker, easier-to-use MMI are two of the most well-known. Devising an interface that makes it easy to control multiple ...

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    Ford Mondeo deemed allergy free

    For anybody that suffers with environmental allergies, spring and summer can be brutal. Dust mites and pollen can wreak havoc on sinus cavities, ears, and eyes whether inside or outside your car. Many automakers have taken precautions to help minimize the pain of allergy sufferers, and Ford seems ...

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    First Ford Mondeo rolls off the line

    The first Mondeo has made its way down the production line at Ford's production line in Genk, Belgium. The Genk plant has undergone a big upgrade and is one of the most flexible in Ford's production arsenal. The plant was already building S-Max and Galaxy vehicles, and now with the Mondeo added to ...

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    Ford announces UK pricing for new Mondeo

    The newest Ford Mondeo has the looks to compete in any market. For citizens of the UK, pricing looks pretty affordable too, ranging from £14,995 to £24,195. Even with the dramatic makover, the price of the Mondeo actually drops by £300 versus the previous model. Ford's European ...

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    New Ford Mondeo revealed, will debut in Geneva

    Click for photo gallery showing all 3 bodystyles var digg_url = ''; The photos have been leaking all weekend, well ahead of the Valentine's Day embargo date; such is the love being shown for Ford of ...

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    Ford may bring Mondeo, S-Max to U.S.

    As previously reported, Ford intends to begin sharing both platforms and vehicles, originally developed for Europe, with the U.S. We've already been informed that the Transit Connect, a small commercial vehicle, is headed our way, but during an interview with Automotive News, FoMoCo CEO Alan ...

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    And what, exactly, is the point of Mercury?

    After last week's flurry of news from Detroit, we're realizing that little was heard from Mercury. Parent Ford certainly had some introductions and unveilings, but nothing from across the corporate hall. It makes us wonder whether the Mercury brand is going to completely wither and die, or if ...

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    Friday Photochop Fun: Mercury saved by Mondeo

    click on image to enlargeThis nicely done Photochop of a Mercury-badged Ford Mondeo was sent in to us by Autoblog reader Galvin, which is funny because it's the second Photochop of a Mercury-badged Ford Mondeo we've received from readers this week. The quality of Galvin's pixel painting got us ...

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    Ford Euro models finally on their way to US?

    A Ford spokesperson has told auto industry trade paper Just-Auto that the U.S. automaker is "eyeing Ford Europe products" but that no decisions have been made to import any of those models to the U.S. market. Motor Authority, which has a subscription to the trade news site, states the article ...

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    Ford disses Toyota's lack of Bond involvement

    Each new James Bond film, in addition to being an event in and of itself, is a massive advertisement for every single branded item seen on the silver screen. Whether it's 007's Smirnoff vodka, Walther pistol, or Aston Martin automobile, each item's appearance on screen is indeed a Very Big Deal for ...

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    Spy Shots: Ford Mondeo exits the building

    The next generation Mondeo has been spied in alluring black tarps and completely in the buff, now we get a shot of Ford's Euro-only sedan at one of the automaker's production centers in Genk, Belgium.We're unsure as to when these shots were taken and without that knowledge we're not certain if it's ...

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    What if... Ford had made all the Right Moves

    If Ford had made all the Right Moves from around the turn of the century to the present, it wouldn't need a Bold Move to pull it back from the brink. This post will imagine a Ford lineup of today that could have been had the Blue Oval been bold back then. Such a lineup, we believe, would have made ...

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    Ford Mondeo pics officially released

    click on image to enlargeAfter pictures of a vehicle have been surreptitiously leaked onto the web ahead of their scheduled release, there's always this awkward moment when the automaker finally releases the pics officially. It's like opening up a birthday present you found stuffed in the closet a ...

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    Ford Mondeo sedan: First official shots

    click on image to enlargeWe all went ga-ga last week over surreptitiously snapped shots of the new Ford Mondeo sedan that were taken while the car was filming scenes for the upcoming James Bond film, Casino Royale, in which it has a cameo. Well here are the first official shots of Mondeo sedan, ...


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