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Ford to start trialling driverless cars in UK in 2017 0

Ford will begin its driverless car trials on UK roads from early next year. The company have also said that new research they have conducted has revealed people can already forecast life-changing differences that will be brought about by the introduction of autonomous cars. The majority of people say the biggest benefit from the technology(…)

Ford to build on Le Mans legacy with Lego 0

Ford and Lego have collaborated to create a new ‘Speed Champion’ set that replicates the GT cars that were victorious at Le Mans – the world’s most celebrated endurance race. Two cars have been modelled – the editions that triumphed at the 1966 race and also this year’s winner can be found in brick format.(…)

Ford, BMW, Daimler, VW Group planning fast-charging network 0

Ford, VW, BMW and Daimler have announced plans to roll out charging stations across Europe’s major highways for electric vehicles. In a joint statement, the companies said the installation of the infrastructure would be a major step in the mass market adoption of EVs. In what has been described as an “unprecedented collaboration”, the companies(…)

2017 Ford Fiesta set to be unveiled 0

There have been months of rumours and spy shot floating around the internet, but the unveiling of the all-new 2017 Ford Fiesta is imminent. The latest incarnation of the popular small car is set to be unveiled late November in Germany. Mark Fields (Ford Ceo) and Jim Farley (Ford of Europe president) will debut the(…)

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(…)