What is happening: Ford could be preparing to scale down on its operations in Europe as it restructures business there.
Closure: This restructuring could lead to thousands of job losses, as well as the shutting of plants and cancellation of low-performing models.
Tough times: The automotive industry is going through some tough times, with a manufacturing shift towards electric vehicles and autonomous technology. Sales of standard vehicles are taking a hit.
Europe: Trade and profits around Europe are weaker, more so with the talk of Brexit over the past year or so. Ford also have concerns over the demise of diesel engines.
Jaguar Land Rover: British car maker Jaguar Land Rover is similarly experiencing difficulties, and is thought to be looking at 5,000 job cuts.