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Ford denies Euro jobs cuts and model axing claims 0

Ford has rebuffed claims that it plans to cut 24,000 jobs across Europe as well as axing a number of models as part of a major cost cutting initiative. The reports, dismissed by the car maker as “pure speculation”, were based on analysis conducted by Morgan Stanley that predicted that Ford would need to lose(…)

Brexit: Ford warns UK it will take ‘whatever action is needed’ after profits drop 0

Ford has warned the UK that it will take ‘whatever action is needed’ after uncertainty caused by Brexit caused profits to dip by £760 million. The US car giant has not held back in its accusations that the UK’s decision to leave the EU is the reason for the loss of EU revenue; confidence in(…)

UK diesel sales on the rise in second hand market 0

New diesel sales have plummeted in recent years, but the second hand market is still thriving, figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders have revealed (SMMT). Despite new diesel vehicle sales dropping by 24% in the last quarter, used diesel car sales saw a rise of 3.2% over the same period, showing(…)

Ford adopts “exosuits” to help workers powerlift 0

Okay, so this story sounds like something derived from either Avatar, Aliens or The Terminator. Ford has provided 75 of its factory workers with “exosuits” to help with strenuous lifting and help prevent against injuries sustained by repetitive motion. The suits have been rolled out to a selection its global workforce, following a successful trial.(…)

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(…)