Ford And VW Will Join Forces For Future Projects

The two automotive giants are "exploring a strategic alliance" which could lead to future joint ventures
Ford And VW Will Join Forces For Future Projects

Volkswagen AG and the Ford Motor Company - two of the biggest car companies on the planet - are looking at ways of working together. The pair signed a “memorandum of understanding,” and are exploring what’s being dubbed a “strategic alliance.”

In a press release, Ford said that it at VW are “exploring potential projects,” but before you get excited about a Coyote V8-powered Arteon successor, it’s worth pointing out that the only thing specifically referred to is a “range of commercial vehicles.”

That said, the two firms are looking at joint projects in a “number of areas,” so who knows what this could mean for the future. One thing that is for sure is it won’t see one company taking a stake in the other - this is purely about R&D.

Ford And VW Will Join Forces For Future Projects

Ford’s Global Markets boss Jim Farley had the following to say about the move:

“Ford is committed to improving our fitness as a business and leveraging adaptive business models – which include working with partners to improve our effectiveness and efficiency. We look forward to exploring with the Volkswagen team in the days ahead how we might work together to better serve the evolving needs of commercial vehicle customers – and much more.”

Note the fantastically mysterious but quite exciting bit right at the end. Meanwhile head of VW Group Strategy Dr. Thomas Sedran said:

“Markets and customer demand are changing at an incredible speed….To adapt to the challenging environment, it is of utmost importance to gain flexibility through alliances. This is a core element of our Volkswagen Group Strategy 2025. The potential industrial cooperation with Ford is seen as an opportunity to improve competitiveness of both companies globally.”

As to what might result from this huge tie-up, we’d like to open the floor to you for some healthy speculation in the comments. Both serious and non-serious suggestions allowed…



No need for further explenation

06/20/2018 - 06:16 |
4 | 2
Chris D.

Bullitt edition Golf?

06/20/2018 - 06:19 |
8 | 4

Perhaps if we’re on the topic of Steve McQueen, VW could build a homage to the buggy in The Thomas Crown Affair, but powered by a Ford V8?

06/20/2018 - 07:48 |
2 | 0

Audi Shelby R8 GT350 R

06/27/2018 - 17:44 |
0 | 0


06/20/2018 - 06:30 |
294 | 2


06/20/2018 - 07:11 |
4 | 4

Comment of the week incoming

06/20/2018 - 09:43 |
10 | 8

“I swear i didnt hit that guy, he just kinda was in the way”

06/20/2018 - 12:44 |
2 | 2


06/20/2018 - 13:28 |
6 | 2
JenstheGTIfreak (pizza)

I wouldn’t have expected them to collaborate…they’re pretty much rivals making lots of similar cars

06/20/2018 - 06:30 |
4 | 2

They already did in the past though. The Fors Galaxy - VW Sharan - Seat Alhambra was a pretty successful joint venture.

06/20/2018 - 06:32 |
2 | 2

It makes perfect sense really. They both make similar cars in europe but go at it from completely perspectives. I could see more budget VWs coming out of this and higher end fords coming out of this as well.

06/20/2018 - 06:46 |
12 | 2
Uzair Patel

Did I hear the golf R will go faster

06/20/2018 - 07:18 |
8 | 0
Tomislav Celić




06/20/2018 - 07:19 |
80 | 6


06/27/2018 - 17:43 |
0 | 0

Henry Ford + Ferdinand Porsche. Best bromance.

06/20/2018 - 07:49 |
2 | 0

Commercial vehicles, you say?

6.7 Powerstroke VW Transporter van confirmed

06/20/2018 - 07:59 |
56 | 0

I will say only 2 words about that: hell no

If a vw van needs a V8 it’ll be in the crafter

06/20/2018 - 11:56 |
8 | 2



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