Future Fords to be more region specific 0

Ford’s ‘One Ford’ policy, where basic models all conform to a universal standard the world over, “has peaked”, says the company’s global design head, Moray Callum. In an interview with AutoCar, he said the policy wasn’t being abandoned, but future models will be “more tailored to each region”. Of the One Ford approach, brought in(…)

Ford pledges future to Britain in major vote of confidence post Brexit 0

In a major vote of confidence following Brexit, Ford had become the latest car manufacturer to pledge its future to the UK following vote. The announcement – coming two days after Nissan made similar overtures about their intention to remain – said that there were no plans to end production at any of its UK(…)

Traffic light connected cars being tested by Ford 0

Ford is currently trialling a new form of technology that eliminates its vehicles being stuck at red lights. The system called ‘Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory’ uses data broadcast from roadside units that advise the vehicle driver on the best speed to travel at, to avoid hitting red lights. Testing has already commenced on selected(…)

Ford Galaxy is fastest selling car of September 0

September saw the Ford Galaxy top the list of fastest selling cars in the UK, according to statistics released by Auto Trader. It particular, it was the 2012 automatic diesel that sold the fastest, on average lasting only 12 days between advertisement and sale. March and April’s fastest selling car, the 2014 Kia Sportage with(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 7) 0

And so, our look back at Ford’s popular hatchback of yesteryear comes to an end. It’s been an interesting journey, starting the way it did, as a breath of fresh air in the late 60’s – trailblazing its way across terrain as diverse and different as rally tracks, to council estates, from town centre high(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 6) 0

Today is the penultimate chapter of our look back at the various generations of the Ford Escort. It’s fair to say, as the vehicle evolved, it didn’t necessarily improve. Marks I and II were fine vehicles, highly popular, trailblazers of their times, but by the time we got to Marks IV and V, things had(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 5) 0

Our look back at the iconic series of hatchbacks continues as we travel back to 1990. A glorious summer, when England still had a national football team to be proud of, Vauxhall had released the Cavalier based Calibra, and East and West Germany reunified. On the downside, 1990 was also the year that the fifth(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 4) 0

Our look back at the various incarnations of the Ford Escort continues today. Following on the coat tails of the controversial Mk III, forever regarded by some as the quintessential ‘boy racer’, the next offering in the Escort line wasn’t the most radical of departures from what came before… Mark IV (1986 – 1990) If(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 3) 0

Our look back at the various guises of Ford’s much loved Escort continues with today’s fond recall of the third edition of the line-up. First hitting the roads as Margaret Thatcher took up residency at Number Ten; the Mk3 remained in production until 1986. Mark III (1980 – 1986) It’s fair to say the third(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 2) 0

Continuing our celebration of Ford’s legendary Escort series, which passed through seven generations from 1968 all the way up to 2000 – we now turn our attention to the second offering, released seven years after the revolutionary Mk1. Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you the Escort… Mark II (1975-80) Yes, the Mark II – the(…)