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Ford unveils all-new 'custom' Ka at Paris motor show

Ka-crazy customers who want to make their new 'pride and joy' stand out from the crowd will be able to choose from a tempting array of option packs when the new model hits the road in January 2009. Three factory-fitted packs have been specially developed for the all-new Ka, offering a combination of exciting interio

Ford Mondeo takes Caravan Club Towcar honours for second year

Ford's latest generation Mondeo has won a Caravan Club Towcar Award for the second year in a row. The Mondeo Titanium X Estate triumphed against tough competition in the £25,000 to £32,000 category at the Caravan Club's ceremony, the UK's longest running towing vehicle competition. Caravan Club Chairman, Grenville Chamberlain, said: “The returning champion, Ford Mondeo, had a lot to live up to, but it triumphed again. The estate model�

Hanover CV show: a new niche – 4x4 panel vans

As the van market fragments, manufacturers are looking for new niches. And an emerging niche at Hanover seems to be all-wheel drive versions of panel vans, with a number of manufacturers showing 4x4 vans. Ford announced the Transit AWD, which marries an all-wheel drive system to a 140PS 2.4-litre TDCi diesel and a 6-speed manual transmission. It is available for all different body styles, roof heights and wheelbases on Transits in the 3.3 to 3.5-tonne weight class. “The Transit AWD is mainly aimed at cu

F-Series Super Duty Adds New Harley-Davidson and Cabela’s Edition Pickups

The 2009 F-Series Super Duty line of trucks, the industry's most capable full-size heavy-duty work trucks, come equipped with even more capability, thanks to new standard features and offers even more choice with two new packages – a Cabela's FX4 for the outdoor enthusiast and for the first time, a Harley-Davidson™ F-450 pickup. All four Super Duty trim levels, XL, XLT, FX4, and Lariat, come with new standard features. The XL, the no frill

All-New Fiesta Van Leads Ford Line-Up at 2008 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show

The all- new Ford Fiesta Van makes its public debut at the 2008 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, bringing practicality, style and fun to the European light commercial vehicle segment. Based on the all-new Ford Fiesta car which is being launched in Europe from autumn 2008, the Fiesta Van derivative is designed to meet the needs of professional or personal use customers and will be available in most European markets from early 2009. Pr

2009 Ford F-150 unsurpassed in fuel economy, capability

America's best-selling pickup, the Ford F-Series, is raising the bar once again – this time with unsurpassed fuel efficiency on the new 2009 F-150, thanks to significant miles per gallon improvement across the entire F-150 lineup. On sale in October, the new F-150 offers fuel economy that has improved an average o

Ford Dealers Offer Mountune Performance for Focus ST

Ford is offering Focus ST performance upgrades through a special dealer-fit option. The Mountune Performance package will retail at £1,120 (plus fitting) and consists of a larger intercooler, a high-flow air filter and revised engine calibration. Together, this lifts power output from Ford’s potent 2.5-litre Durate

Ford Focus Outperforms Competition In Repair Cost Affordability

Ford Motor Company's hot-selling and fuel-efficient Ford Focus is significantly less expensive to repair than 19 other small cars, including the Toyota Prius, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reported last week. In a recent series of crash tests, IIHS determined that Ford Focus had the lowest repair costs among those tested.  Compared to the Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Rabbit, which sustained about $4,000 or more in damage in

New Ford Ka Makes Global Debut At Paris Motor Show

The exciting new Ford Ka makes its global debut at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. It replaces the iconic original Ka, which brought new levels of style and enjoyment to the small-car market when it was launched in 1996. The new Ka retains all of the qualities which made the Ka brand so popular – compact size, great lo

New Focus RS: Ford Of Europe's Ultimate Performance Car

The legendary Ford RS performance car brand is back and faster than ever. The stunning new 2009 Focus RS is previewed at Paris, while development work has confirmed it as the fastest ever European Ford production car. Ford is confirming performance target figures for Focus RS as 0-100km/h in under 6.0 seconds and a

Ford Offers More Performance And Style For New Kuga Crossover

Ford of Europe is previewing new powertrain and styling enhancements for the new Ford Kuga at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Early in 2009, the dynamic Kuga range will be extended with the availability of an exciting new 200 PS, 2.5-litre Duratec Turbo petrol engine as well as a new optional Durashift 5-tronic automatic transmission. In addition to these new powertrain choices, the Kuga will also be available with Ford Individual vehicle pers

Fiesta ECOnetic – Ford’s Most Frugal Car

Bringing style and new levels of low-CO2 efficiency, Ford of Europe’s most frugal car – the new Fiesta ECOnetic – heads the Fiesta range at this year’s Paris Show. Powered by a specially-calibrated version of the 90 PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi, combined with coated Diesel Particulate Filter, Ford’s most economical Fiesta can travel 100 kilometres using just 3.7 litres of fuel, on the EC Combined Cycle. This impressive fuel economy is matched with a class-leading CO2 output of 98 grams per kilometre