Ford News

Before you buy a new Ford – check its MOT history! 0

You’re buying a used Ford. You saw the listing in a reputable well-known magazine, you’ve gone to check it out. The bloke seems nice, the car looks good: no dents, scratches, bumps, obvious defects, etc. Everything seems hunky-dory, so why not pay up? Hold on a second! Like an iceberg, 90% of what constitutes a(…)

Ford agrees not to destroy classic Standard Ten under scrappage scheme 0

Ford has agreed not to destroy a classic Standard Ten as part of its scrappage scheme, after the owner used it to save money on a new Transit van. Classic car enthusiasts were up in arms after Ford had initially insisted the car would be scrapped as part of the scheme. But Tim Holmes, Ford(…)

Ford invent robot buttocks to test car seats 0

Ford has come up with a novel device to help its engineers perfect customer comfort: the Robutt. The Robutt is a robot (surprise surprise) set of buttocks that helps the company test the wear and tear that can be expected from ten years of driving a new car. With the ability to repeatedly sit on(…)

Ford Bridgend engine deal to end three months early 0

Production of Jaguar Land Rover engines at Ford’s Bridgend plant will end three months early, the company has announced. Ford confirmed that the contract to supply JLR with petrol engines is set to end in September 2020. The car maker said the news was a disappointment, but it would look to explore other opportunities. Almost(…)

Ford’s Dagenham plant becomes unlikely nature reserve 0

Ford’s plant at Dagenham has become an unlikely havan for nature with over 50 species of bird making their homes in the area surrounding the site. The factory, located 15 miles from central London, builds a variety of power systems for Ford vehicles and is surrounded by nestable vegetation and water which has proved to(…)

Introducing the new Ford EcoSport 0

The new, facelifted Ford EcoSport is set to be released at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. This will mark the second reworking of the car; a first facelift took place in 2015 but the forthcoming version is said to be much more intensive than before. Sporting revised styling (borrowing heavily from the larger Kuga/Escape(…)

Ford self driving cars to start delivery pizza 0

Domino customers in Michigan could be getting a surprise when they order pizza from September onwards. The popular fast food chain has teamed up with Ford to trial delivery via a fleet of self-driving cars. This isn’t the first time a new method of delivery has been trialled. In New Zealand, Dominos has trialled delivering(…)

Ford latest manufacturer to introduce scrappage scheme 0

Ford has joined the sizable roster of carmakers offering scrappage incentives to its customers, for trading their diesel or petrol cars for a cleaner, electric alternative. Ford’s version of the scheme differs from other manufacturers by also accepting petrol cars. All of the part exchanged vehicles will be scrapped, making an immediate difference to air(…)

Fans flock to Silverstone for Ford Fair event 0

August saw fans of Ford flock to Silverstone to pay homage at the annual Ford Fair event. Now into its 32nd year, the festival celebrates all things Ford and 2017’s edition saw over 18,000 Blue Oval enthusiasts visit the circuit. On display were a wide range of Ford of all shapes, sizes and colours; contemporary,(…)

Classic Fords better investments than Ferraris 0

Figures released by Classic Car Auction Results, which compares the results from car auctions held the world over, show that over the past couple of years, classic 1970’s-era Fords were selling for prices around 3.4 times their worth in the mid 1990’s. Ferraris from the same period however, were only going for around 3.2 times(…)