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Ford’s UK sales buck the trend

Ford Fiesta

Ford achieved its highest February UK registrations since 2004 across passenger cars and commercial vehicles. According to the official SMMT figures, overall February car sales in the UK were down 2.8% at 80,805 registrations, compared with February 2017. However, Ford reversed the industry trend with car sales up 21.6% compared …

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This taxi driver runs a Ford Focus RS

Ford Focus RS taxi driver

Meet Evald Jåstad – the Norwegian cabbie who drives a high-performance Ford Focus RS. In just 18 months Evald has clocked up an impressive 79,000 miles (127,000km) in his Focus RS, which is capable of 0-62 mph in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 166mph. Regulars have nicknamed the …

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All-new Ford Mustang Bullitt unleashed

Ford Mustang Bullitt

Ford has revealed a 475bhp Mustang special edition which pays homage to the famed car from Steve McQueen’s epic Bullitt movie on its 50th anniversary. The Ford Mustang Bullitt is powered by an upgraded 5.0-litre V8 engine, giving the car a top speed of 163mph. The original 1968 Mustang GT …

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Ford EcoSport review

Ford EcoSport review

Three years on from its European launch, Ford’s baby SUV, the EcoSport, has been treated to a much-needed upgrade. A mild exterior makeover, new technology, more refinement and comfort, plus an extra engine and an all-wheel drive option, have transformed the car into a more serious contender in the blossoming …

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Watch Ford’s Paris cult car film remake

Ford Mustang

Ford reimagines iconic 1970s driving film, C’etait un rendezvous, in 360-degree VR – with a Mustang. The original nine-minute movie, created by French film maker Claude Lelouch in 1976, captured an audacious drive through Paris in the early hours of the morning. Ford’s ‘Re-Rendez-Vous’ follows a similar route past landmarks …

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Self-driving Ford ‘coming in 2021’

Ford Fusion driverless testing

Ford plans to mass-produce a fully autonomous self-driving car without a steering wheel by 2021. Company president Mark Fields outlined the bold plan at an event in Palo Alto, California. Ford said it would double its investment in its research centre in the city, as well as collaborating with four …

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Ford Escort tops owners’ poll

Ford Escort

The iconic Ford Escort has been voted Britain’s favourite classic Ford by fans of the best-selling car brand. Launched in 1968, the Escort was sold in six generations and enjoyed an impressive 32-year production run, with the final hatchback model rolling off the production line at Halewood, Liverpool, in July …

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What Car? Car of the Year 2016 – winners

What Car Awards

The Volkswagen Group cleaned up at the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2016, despite being engulfed by the diesel emissions scandal. Top prize went to the Audi A4 3.0 TDI 218 Sport, while the Group (which consists of VW, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley and Bugatti) was victorious in nine of the …

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Ford’s drug-driving sim suit

Ford's Drug Driving Suit

You’ve heard of beer goggles? Well, Ford has created a “Drug Driving Suit” to simulate the effects of driving under the influence of drugs. The unique suit is part of Ford’s free Driving Skills for Life training for young people aged 18-24. Research shows that drivers are up to 30 times …

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Quiet please – Ford is on a mission

Ford Mondeo Vignale inside Ford's semi-anechoic chamber

Ford is pioneering Active Noise Control, which works like noise-cancelling headphones, on its latest models. The new system will debut on the all-new Ford Mondeo Vignale and will soon be offered on other Ford vehicles, including the Ford Edge, coming in 2016. Ford’s Active Noise Control uses three microphones, strategically …

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