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Leading the way into 2018 with Motability

19th January 2018

Ford and Foray Motor Group are kick-starting 2018 for users of the Motability scheme by making more than 300 models available to choose from.   And virtually 10 per cent of them will be offered with an initial payment varying from zero to just under £200 for scheme users on DLA or PIP higher rate mobility payments.   As well as the …


Black is the new white – but blue is tops with Fiesta buyers

19th January 2018

Black is the new white for car colours, according to the latest statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.   While white was the favourite colour among UK car buyers during 2016, black moved up to replace it with grey, a popular colour on the sporting Ford Focus ST, coming second and white slipping to third.   Blue …


Ford rallies to the cause

19th January 2018

Ford has committed to providing extended technical and financial support to M-Sport, the Cumbria-based winner of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles in 2017 with the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC.   The promise of Ford support has been key in retaining Sébastien Ogier, 2017’s …


Dagenham diesel gives American truck its Power Stroke

19th January 2018

Ford’s Dagenham plant in Essex is the company’s largest producer of diesel engines in the world.   So it’s a natural choice to make the first-ever diesel to be fitted to the American iconic, the Ford F-150 truck. The Power Stroke engine produces 250 horsepower and 440 lb/ft of torque in US-specification – more than any …


Honey… I shrunk the parcel shelf

18th January 2018

Clever engineers at Ford have been busy bees – using honeycomb technology to shrink the mass of the parcel shelf for the new Ford EcoSport.   The lightweight secret boot shelf made of paper sandwiched between two thin layers of fibreglass is strong enough to hold three times its own weight – the 3 kg shelf can easily support three …


Fords lead a blast from the past

18th January 2018

A year of celebrations is starting to mark the 60th anniversary of the British Touring Car Championship, the series that uses Thruxton, the fastest circuit in Britain, which is right here on our home turf.   The organisers of the Autosport International Show in London have selected 10 iconic cars from the series, with Ford the only marque …


Mile munching automatically made easier

18th January 2018

A lot has changed in the motoring world over the last 50 years - most of today’s drivers are old enough to have travelled in 60s, 70s, or 80s cars as kids or driven them as their first bargain-basement motor so know the hardships involved.   They could be quite difficult to use, if only because the lack of technology – or even a …


Fiesta leads UK sales charts for ninth successive year

18th January 2018

The Ford Fiesta has proved itself Britain’s most popular car again, despite the mid-year model change that led to a slowing of supply for a time, heading the sales charts for the ninth consecutive year.   New Fiesta has led a late-year charge in the sales charts, amassing 94,533 cars delivered by December 31. Ford Focus also remained in …