Ford edge nearer driverless car with new autonomous tech 0

Ford plans to gradually introduce more driver assist technology to its models over the coming years ahead of the release of its first completely autonomous vehicle in 2021. Speaking at the company’s Driving Skills For Life exhibition at the Excel centre in London, Lisa Brankin, marketing director of Ford of Britain, said a bit-by-bit adoption(…)

Ford’s hot hatch sales jump by 21% 0

September was a bumper month for Ford hatchbacks, with sales jumping by 21 percent as buyers seemingly couldn’t get enough of the fast Fords. This bucked an overall declining trend in hatchback sales, as customers ultimately opted for crossovers and SUVs. Ford’s hot hatches continued to perform strongly. Ford’s sales analyst, Erich Merkle said: “Non-luxury,(…)

97 year old petrolhead celebrates birthday with 155mph red Ford Mustang 0

Three years off his century, Lennart Ribring has celebrated his birthday in style by splashing out on a 155mph Ford Mustang. Born in 1919, when the Mustang had been in production for 11 years, Lennart passed his driving test aged 18 in 1937. He was one of the first people in Sweden to own one(…)

Ford pushing ahead with Mexico move despite Trump threats 0

Despite the threat of substantial tariffs being imposed by President-elect Donald Trump, Ford is still planning to press on with its planned relocation of production to Mexico. The company’s chief executive Mark Fields announced they were “going forward” with their plan to shift production of smaller cars from the current facility in Michigan. Fields reiterated(…)

The £200,000 classic Ford rally car 0

These days, world rally cars are so fast it takes your breath away at meetings when you see them put through their paces. At the Wales Rally GB held recently, there were a few flashbacks to how things used to be. In a nostalgic parade of the rally cars of yesteryear, rear wheeled drive Ford(…)

Ford set to invest £160 million in new tech centre in India 0

The Ford Motor Company is set to invest over £150 million over a five year period, in a state of the art technical and business centre in the Indian city of Chennai. The aim will be to innovate and develop new products, design mobility solutions and provide business solutions. Ford, based in Dearborn, Michigan in(…)

Ford Galaxy tops sales charts for second month in a row 0

For the second consecutive month, the Ford Galaxy has topped the UK’s sales charts as the fastest selling car. The people carrier was the fastest vehicle off Britain’s forecourts in September, and October has seen the feat repeated. The Galaxy model is four years old, with a diesel engine and automatic gearbox, and took 11(…)

1962 Ford Consul Capri up for sale 0

Ford enthusiasts the world over will be getting in a lather when they hear that a vintage Ford Consul Capri is up for sale courtesy of Vintage and Prestige Automobiles. Going for £25,000 – the 1962 classic is in pretty much mint condition and is sure to attract a fair few interested suitors. The Consul(…)

Ford unveils spare wheel ‘hover board’ 0

Ford has brought ‘Back to the Future’ a little closer to reality by introducing a Marty McFly style hover board that will ferry commuters the last few hundred feet from their parked cars to the office. The American car maker boasts that the Carr-E fits snugly into the space reserved for a vehicle’s spare wheel(…)

BlackBerry set to power Ford’s autonomous cars 0

Nowadays, you don’t see so many Blackberry handsets out and about, as Smartphone’s have taken total domination of the market. But the Canadian company is far from dead in the water; its technology has simply been shifted into another and equally connected market. Blackberry has recently signed a partnership with Ford, to provide the car(…)