2022 MotorTrend Person of the Year is Ford CEO Jim Farly


Jim Farley took over as Ford CEO on October 1, 2020, succeeding former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett. The big difference: Farley is a recognized "car guy," the highest praise you can receive in the automotive industry. And he relies on solid car people within his leadership team to turn his vision into sheetmetal and software. Now, Ford's product pipeline has never looked better; it includes a lot of game-changers. People cringed at the notion of an electric SUV badged "Mustang," but Farley's subbrand strategy is working, and the Mustang Mach-E is already outselling the conventional muscle car.

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Sep 26, 2021
Castle Rock, CO
I didn't like the Mustang label being used on a EV SUV. I still am not a fan of that move, it may have worked, but I don't think an SUV EV or Otherwise is a Mustang. But, he certainly has made an impact in a positive way and the Lightning is going to be a game changer!