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Ford recall 52,000 F-250 pick-up trucks over parking fault 0

Ford has been forced to recall 52,000 of its F-250 pick-up trucks, after a fault was discovered that can cause the vehicles to roll when the automatic transmission lever is in the park position. The company has released a statement, advising drivers of the 2017 edition vehicles sold in North America, to engage the handbrake(…)

Ford partners with Starbucks so drivers can order coffee on the go 0

Ford drivers who like their coffee will soon be able to place their Starbucks orders on the move after the two companies announced a partnership. Using the car manufacturer’s SYNC3 voice-activated technology which has Amazon’s voice service built into it, the command “Alexa, ask Starbucks to start my order”, will allow drivers to place their(…)

Ford Fiesta RS not on the cards 0

All sorts of interesting snippets are emerging from the Geneva Motor Show – now open to the public – in the Swiss city. As well being a showcase event for car makers to herald their new releases, the prestige motoring event is also used as an enormous press conference by company execs, to announce all(…)

Ford GT becomes fastest ever production car after clocking 216mph 0

Ford has released the full spec sheet for its GT supercar; in the top-speed section a hefty 216mph has been listed. This makes the GT, the fastest production vehicle ever to wear a Ford badge. Propelled by 647bhp at 6,250rpm and 550 pounds-feet of torque at 5,900rpm, the hugely anticipated supercar does not look like(…)

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(…)

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 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(…)

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(…)