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Ford may make its own battery cells as a way to preserve jobs

New CEO Jim Farley reverses what Jim Hackett said just months ago

Ford's new CEO Jim Farley promises urgency, names new CFO in shakeup

'We are going to compete like a challenger'

Ford Motor Co's new chief executive, Jim Farley, on Thursday promised the No. 2 U.S. automaker would move with urgency, in contrast to criticism his predecessor faced. Farley, on his first day as Ford's 11th CEO, also announced an executive shake-up that included naming a new chief financial officer. Ford's promise to accelerate its turnaround is not new at a time when it is executing on an $11 billion restructuring.

New Ford CEO Jim Farley plans to expand into technology fields

Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the company had not considered outside candidates

"These are new growth initiatives that could create a lot of value for the company," Farley told Reuters, after Ford announced that he will succeed Jim Hackett as the automaker's fourth CEO since 2014. In addition to Ford's work on self-driving vehicles, "these are concrete areas that will change Ford," Farley said. In the meantime, Farley, 58, must wrestle with a painful restructuring of Ford's global operations amid the ravages of the coronavirus crisis that has saddled the No. 2 U.S. automa

Company veterans promoted to set a course for the future of Ford

Joe Hinrichs and Jim Farley will lead the automotive and strategic units

Joe Hinrichs and Jim Farley will lead the automotive and strategic units.

Ford forms development group of 10 divisions for 'breakthrough products'

Enterprise Product Line Management wants to boost sales and profits

Ford’s product plans veer off the asphalt, toward electrification

Ford exec offers a bit more clarity on future products

Ford exec offers a bit more clarity on future products

Spy Shots
Spy shots of Ford EcoSport could hint at future US sales

Ford is testing a facelifted EcoSport in Michigan, raising questions about the sub-compact CUV's potential in the growing American sub-compact CUV market.

Autoblog Podcast #405

Dodge Hellcat Drive To SEMA, Jim Farley To Ford Of Europe, Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

Episode #405 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Greg Migliore talk about Steve's drive to SEMA in high-performance Mopars, Jim Farley's move to head Ford of Europe and the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. We start with what's in the Autoblog Garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our Dan Roth

Jim Farley to lead Ford of Europe

"We are excited to see Jim and Stephen take on these new roles as they bring unique skills, experience and fresh perspectives to these critical positions." – Mark Fields

How privacy fears are driving automakers in the age of the connected car [w/poll]

Ford To Hire Global Privacy Policy Attorney

A recent GAO report concluded car companies don't adequately disclose how and why they share location data.

Ford's Galhotra succeeds Farley as head of Lincoln

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 brand on September 1, replacing Jim Farley. The automaker is also hiring a new head of advanced engineering.

Mulally wanted to kill Lincoln as late as last year, Fields vows to turn it around

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.

Ford tells Congress it collects and protects some driver data

Last month Ford's Jim Farley made waves at the CES when it was reported he told show attendees, "We have GPS in your car, so we know what you're doing. By the way, we don't supply that data to anyone." Farley and Ford later partially retracted and clarified that statement.

Ford's Farley apologizes for saying Blue Oval tracks customers with GPS

Ford marketing head honcho Jim Farley made waves at CES this week by telling show attendees, "We know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you're doing it," according to a report by Business Insider. Farley continued by saying, "We have GPS in your car, so we know what you're doing. By the way, we don't supply that data to anyone."

Ford says utility vehicles are key to global growth

While most of us believe that small, fuel efficient cars are the key to global expansion for US automakers, Jim Farley, Ford's vice president of Global Marketing, thinks otherwise. Last week, we attended an exclusive sneak preview of the Ford Edge Concept in advance of the Los Angeles Auto Show, and

Ford mulling EcoSport for US? [w/poll]

"We certainly have that ability. We're studying it very, very closely." Those are the words of Jim Farley, global head of sales, marketing, service at Ford. The investigation Farley is referring to is the possibility of selling the company's new EcoSport crossover in America.

Farley says Lincoln learnings in China could influence brand in US

Automotive News reports Lincoln is looking to Chinese luxury shoppers for customer service ideas. Those notions may eventually make their way back to the US in the form of new dealership training. Jim Farley, the executive vice president of global marketing for Ford, tells Automotive News, "In many ways, Zach Bowman

Ford's Jim Farley hints at Lincoln sales rebound

If you're a fan of Lincoln, get ready for "a really great story" come May 1. That's how Ford marketing boss Jim Farley, in a call with analysts, characterized the coming April sales report for the MKZ. At the moment, there are probably few things that the executive VP could want more than a happy ending for the ballyhooed sedan that has made people cry boo-hoo for the past six months.

Autoblog Podcast #327

New York Auto Show, Jim Farley interview, 2014 Chevrolet Silverado fuel economy, Ford fuel economy app challenge

Ford offering app developers $50k reward for achieving better fuel economy

Ford may be the first to open up both its hardware and software platforms to outsiders.

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