• August 17, 2017 - James Ash

    It’s been around 20 years since Ford last officially sold a large SUV, that was the Explorer, and while it was spacious and comfortable, it carried with it some typical American traits, the biggest being poor fuel economy. During that absence the demands set by 4×4 owners have grown, not… Read More

  • July 7, 2017 - James Ash

    After eight years as Britain’s favourite car, the Ford Fiesta is passing its sales crown to an all-new model arriving this month. The first new Fiesta to be unloaded was a five-door Titanium with premium B&O PLAY audio, 1.0-litre EcoBoost 100PS engine and eight-inch touchscreen connectivity. It was transported to… Read More

  • May 25, 2017 - James Ash

    A 1988 Ford Transit van – known as a Spy Van – has been auctioned to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Director of commercial sales at Manheim James Davis chose to sell the van in aid of the charity and instantly caught the public’s imagination with a Facebook campaign. Less… Read More

  • April 27, 2017 - James Ash

    Breaking the speed limit can be costly – with escalating fines, driving bans, and a significant role in some road accidents. New legislation introduced this week will dramatically change the way speeding fines are calculated, with offending drivers facing penalties of up to 175 per cent of their weekly wage…. Read More

  • April 12, 2017 - James Ash

    Guaranteed to strike fear into any parent, the phrase “I feel sick!” will be dreaded across the U.K. this week as 16 million people are expected to hit the road for the great Easter getaway. Stop-start traffic and winding roads will worsen a condition that afflicts two-thirds of us at some point,… Read More

  • February 27, 2017 - James Ash

    Ford has decided to scrap plans to manufacture semi-autonomous vehicles after engineers were regularly falling asleep during test drives. Raj Nair, the company’s product development chief, told Bloomberg that they struggled with “situational awareness” during trial runs, even when colleagues sat next to them chatting. “These are trained engineers who… Read More

  • January 26, 2017 - Darren Cassey

    Ford’s mighty Mustang may not be as mighty as originally thought. The muscle car scored only two Euro NCAP stars when pitted against the safety assessor’s 2017 test regime. This was a shocking difference to Volvo’s S90 and V90, which scored a full five stars each. The trio were the… Read More

  • January 6, 2017 - James Ash

    A Formula Ford single-seater, as raced by Nigel Mansell as he set out on the path to F1 and IndyCar stardom, will form the centrepiece of a special display at Historic Motorsport International. A revered Crosslé 32F in the colours which took Mansell to 27 race wins and a 1977… Read More

  • January 5, 2017 - James Ash

    Cupid had his work cut out as five lucky couples enjoyed blind dates in a Mustang – after more than 1.5 million users interacted with the car on the Tinder app. The couples were matched up after swiping right on a profile that said: “It’s the date you’ve been waiting… Read More

  • December 21, 2016 - James Ash

    Once a year toy cars destined for Christmas stockings replace full sized cars on the assembly line at one of Ford’s European manufacturing plants. They are among the gifts that are collected and wrapped by employees before being sent to hospitals, orphanages and other good causes across Europe. “Watching the… Read More

  • December 20, 2016 - James Ash

    Drink driving is dangerous – but driving the morning after can cause similar risks. With many people drinking more than usual over the festive period, it is a peak time for drivers to take a risk that could be fatal – both for themselves and other road users. In Europe,… Read More

  • December 2, 2016 - Laura Thomson

    Ford has unveiled the seventh generation Fiesta, which is due to go on sale next year. Dubbed the ‘world’s most technologically advanced small car’, the Fiesta will feature a host of equipment, only usually seen on larger models. This includes Pedestrian Detection, which helps to prevent collisions at night and… Read More

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