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Tag : Ford

Ford’s Bridgend engine plant to close in 2020

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Ford has begun a consultation on the closure of its Bridgend engine plant in Wales, which could close by September 2020, risking the loss of 1,700 … Read More »

Road Test: Ford Focus Active

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A little extra height turns Ford’s popular hatch and estate into a soft-roading crossover, finds Craig Thomas.

Ford partners with Rivian to develop new electric vehicle

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Ford is to invest $500m (£387m / €448m) in US electric vehicle start-up Rivian in a deal that will also see the two firms work together … Read More »

Road Test: Ford Edge

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Ford’s US-originated large SUV gets a new diesel powerplant to help make it more relevant, says Craig Thomas.

Addison Lee shifts from Ford to Volkswagen for latest fleet deal

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Addison Lee Group is investing £41m in a 1,200 Volkswagen Sharan fleet, marking a shift from the existing Ford Galaxy specified two years ago.

Ford to launch first hybrid Mondeo Estate

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Ford will launch a petrol hybrid version of the Mondeo estate, as part of an ‘enhanced range’ due next year.

Road Test: Ford Ecosport ST-Line 1.0 EcoBoost (140PS)

10 months ago / 0 comments

Ford hopes to add a bit of Fiesta appeal to its sportiest compact SUV, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Ford Mustang GT Convertible

10 months ago / 0 comments

In a country full of German drop-tops, can a five-litre Mustang make sense? Alex Grant finds out.

Ford targets grocery fleets with new Transit variant

11 months ago / 0 comments

Ford has introduced a Transit skeletal chassis cab, said to open up opportunities for a multitude of body conversions – including grocery delivery vans.

First Drive: Ford Fiesta ST

11 months ago / 0 comments

Is Ford’s latest Fiesta ST king of the current hot hatch crop? Jonathan Musk finds out…

First Drive: Ford Fiesta Active

12 months ago / 0 comments

‘Active’ trim adds SUV looks to the Fiesta line-up, finds Jonathan Musk…

Volkswagen and Ford talks could lead to joint vans

12 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen and Ford are exploring a strategic alliance that could see the carmakers jointly develop a range of commercial vehicles.

Ford puts focus on SMEs

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Ford is to run its first-ever Business Week event (2-10 June) which will see business specialists at the carmaker’s dealership network target drivers at SME firms.

Prices revealed for Fiesta ST and Active

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Ford has extended the Fiesta range to include the sporty ST and SUV-inspired Active versions, available to order from £18,995 and £17,995 respectively.

First Drive: Ford EcoSport

1 year ago / 0 comments

EcoSport gets a new look and improved quality, but the class has moved on, says Martyn Collins.

Ford hints at Kuga PHEV as diesel sales drop

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ford is widening its hybrid drivetrain line-up to include the Escape SUV, sold as the Kuga in Europe, amid declining demand for diesel engines in the … Read More »

Spotlight: Ford Focus

1 year ago / 0 comments

The fourth-generation Focus is a technological showpiece, out to re-assert itself in a segment that’s still a core part of the UK fleet sector. Alex Grant … Read More »

Redesigned Ford Edge gets two-wheel drive

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Ford has given the Edge SUV an overhaul for Europe, with refreshed styling and a new line-up of diesel engines including the first with front-wheel drive.

Ford ride-share solution for commuters debuts in London

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London commuters can now use a Ford ride-sharing service to plug gaps in public transport under a trial approved by TfL.

Ford drives mobility plans with latest start-up acquisitions

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Ford is bolstering its plans for mobility solutions for fleet, private drivers and cities globally with the acquisition of two further start-ups.

Ford to double EV investment

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Ford is more than doubling its investment in electric vehicles, reviving the Mach nameplate made famous by early Mustangs on a high-performance electric SUV due in … Read More »

Ford’s SYNC 3 equipped vehicles get Waze navigation

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Ford and Waze have teamed up to offer the traffic and navigation app to all Ford vehicles equipped with SYNC 3.

Ford extends scrappage scheme into 2018

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Ford’s scrappage scheme for pre-Euro 5 cars and vans is to run into the first quarter of 2018.

Driverless cars will be on UK roads by 2021, chancellor confirms

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Chancellor Philip Hammond has said the government is looking to have “fully driverless cars without a safety attendant in the car” on the roads in the … Read More »

Third of London taxi and private hire journeys could be in autonomous vehicles by 2025

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Up to 30% of taxi and private hire journeys in the capital could be served by autonomous vehicle (AV) ride-sharing in London by 2025.

Virtual reality app shows consequences of distracted driving

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Young drivers can now experience first-hand how mobile phone use and other distractions could cause road fatalities and land them in court.

Ford and Lyft to work on self-driving cars

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Ford has become the latest carmaker to sign a deal with ride hailing firm Lyft to develop self-driving vehicles.

Ford smart benches to offer free mobile charging and Wi-Fi access

2 years ago / 0 comments

Pedestrians in London will be able to charge their phone and use Wi-Fi for free and even monitor air pollution with the help of new Ford … Read More »

Revised Mondeo cuts costs, bolsters user-chooser appeal

2 years ago / 1 comments

Ford has restructured the Mondeo range, reducing the number of trim levels, cutting on-the-road pricing and adding equipment to bolster its user-chooser appeal.

Carmakers launch scrappage schemes in time for plate change

2 years ago / 0 comments

Car groups including Renault-Nissan, VW and Kia have become the latest manufacturers to launch scrappage schemes intended to tempt buyers to new, less-polluting vehicles.