Category: Ford

the sequel… and it’s higher than ever

Share with your Friends             Thought our Ford GT ultra-high-performance supercar couldn’t get any higher? Assume once more. We revealed on the Goodwood Competition of Velocity the Ford GT Mk II, a limited-edition, track-only GT that represents the subsequent stage in Ford GT efficiency.  With a 700 horsepower three.5-litre EcoBoost engine, race-proven aerodynamics and competition-oriented dealing with, the GT Mk II has been co-developed by our fast-Ford consultants at Ford Efficiency and motorsport specialists Multimatic primarily based on aggressive learnings from our profitable racing campaigns with the Ford GT race automobile. The GT Mk II is restricted to only 45 automobiles, with a beginning MSRP of $1.2 million. Share with your Friends            





Ford unveiled the brand new Ford Puma a compact Crossover

Share with your Friends            Ford unveiled the brand new Ford Puma – a crossover that fuses gorgeous exterior design, best-in-class uncompromised load house, and complicated mild-hybrid powertrain know-how. The brand new Ford Puma introduces a brand new chapter in Ford’s design identification with charismatic styling cues together with distinctive wing-top mounted headlamps and athletic, aerodynamic traces. Compact crossover proportions ship a raised ride-height for a confidence-enhancing driving expertise, and assist class-leading uncompromised baggage capability of 456 litres. Highly effective, responsive efficiency and optimised gas effectivity is delivered for Puma clients utilizing Ford’s EcoBoost Hybrid 48-volt know-how. The mild-hybrid powertrain seamlessly integrates electrical torque help with a low-friction, three-cylinder 1.Zero‑litre EcoBoost petrol engine to ship as much as 155 PS. Puma can be the primary automobile in its phase to supply hands-free tailgate and Lumbar Therapeutic massage Seat consolation and comfort applied sciences. Superior driver help applied sciences delivering a less complicated....



Ford 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 hand-built 5.2 litre supercharged V8

Share with your Friends            When the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 first debuted earlier in January, Ford levelled the ground with some daring claims, together with that the Shelby GT500 would pack over 700 hp and is by far probably the most superior Mustang ever made for the road, monitor or drag strip. It’s powered by a hand-built 5.2 litre supercharged V8 that’s paired with a Tremec seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which it mentioned is ready to shift easily in lower than 100 milliseconds. Effectively, the Blue Oval has formally launched the numbers – the V8 engine produces 760 hp and 847 Nm of torque (primarily based on SAE J1349 requirements), making it probably the most highly effective street-legal Ford ever with probably the most power- and torque-dense supercharged manufacturing V8 engine on the planet. Superlatives apart, the GT500 is able to managing the zero to 98 km/h dash in underneath three.5 seconds, and....





Automakers - FORD & LINCOLN are the High 5 BRANDS IN J.D. POWER 2019 U.S.

Share with your Friends            Every Ford and Lincoln rank among the many many prime 5 automotive producers in the USA for the first time throughout the latest J.D. POWER U.S. Preliminary Top quality Analysis on account of common prime quality enhancements which is perhaps outpacing the enterprise. Now in its 33rd 12 months, the look at measures car prime quality by analyzing points reported by householders throughout the first 90 days of possession. Ford nameplates score tops of their segments are Ford Ranger for midsize pickups and Ford Fusion for midsize automobiles. Ford F-150 and Great Obligation, along with Escape, Expedition and Flex rank throughout the prime three of their respective segments. Combined, Ford and Lincoln have 10 top-three fashions throughout the look at. The Lincoln Motor Agency’s top-three fashions embrace Navigator, Nautilus and MKC. Lincoln’s strong SUV lineup drove first-quarter product sales up 11.2 p.c, with the model new Navigator posting....



Turning plastic bottles into carpets

Share with your Friends             Every of our EcoSport SUVs is fitted with carpets made utilizing 470 single-use plastic drink bottles. And since we launched the EcoSport globally in 2012, it has offered a brand new lease of life for greater than 650 million 500-millilitre bottles, weighing an estimated eight,262 metric tons * and that – if laid finish to finish – would stretch greater than twice all over the world.   Since first utilizing recycled plastic in Mondeo greater than 20 years in the past, we now recycle 1.2 billion bottles globally per 12 months. “Shoppers have a vastly elevated consciousness of the hurt that merely discarding plastic can do – however we’ve got lengthy been on a mission to extend the proportion of recycled and renewable supplies which are utilized in each new automobile we make,” stated Tony Weatherhead, supplies engineer. Turning plastic into automobile carpets first includes shredding....





Ford Puma ST

Share with your Friends             The brand new Ford Puma will, almost definitely, are available a number of completely different guises. The one we’re most all for is an alleged efficiency ST model that, these days, hooned its ST abilities over the arduous tarmac and bends of the Nurburgring race observe in Germany. Spy pictures that come from Europe clearly showcased the small Ford SUV tackling the ’Ring with massive exhausts and reasonably massive wheels and tires. That’s principally the one differentiating issue between this Nurburgring-caught Ford Puma, and different items beforehand noticed on the roads. Share with your Friends            



Sunscreen – unhealthy in your automotive’s well being?

Share with your Friends             Purchased in ever rising portions, hand sanitisers and better solar safety issue lotion could also be good for our well being however they are often unhealthy information for our automobiles. Chemical compounds present in some such merchandise can react with surfaces, inflicting them to put on prematurely except they’re protected by particular finishes. This can be a problem that our engineers take care of day by day, regularly testing new merchandise on the supplies which can be utilized in its automobiles and supporting the event of resistant coatings that may guarantee they give the impression of being good for years to return. “From hand sanitisers to solar lotions to insect repellent, shopper tendencies are continually altering, and new merchandise are approaching to the market on a regular basis,” mentioned Mark Montgomery, senior supplies engineer at our Supplies Expertise Centre, in Dunton Essex. “Even essentially the most....





Sunscreen – unhealthy to your automobile’s well being?

Share with your Friends             Purchased in ever growing portions, hand sanitisers and better solar safety issue lotion could also be good for our well being however they are often unhealthy information for our automobiles. Chemical compounds present in some such merchandise can react with surfaces, inflicting them to put on prematurely until they’re protected by particular finishes. It is a problem that our engineers take care of day by day, frequently testing new merchandise on the supplies which can be utilized in its autos and supporting the event of resistant coatings that may guarantee they appear good for years to return. “From hand sanitisers to solar lotions to insect repellent, shopper developments are always altering, and new merchandise are approaching to the market on a regular basis,” mentioned Mark Montgomery, senior supplies engineer at our Supplies Know-how Centre, in Dunton Essex. “Even essentially the most innocuous seeming product may cause....



Can we do it once more at Le Mans…?

Share with your Friends             We’re again at Le Mans to “Go Like Hell” yet one more time in our Ford GT race automotive. This 12 months is the ultimate look on the iconic 24-hour race within the present Ford GT racing programme. We’re going out in fashion with 4 particular liveries for the #66, #67, #68 and #69 automobiles, celebrating our previous Le Mans successes. We’re the one workforce in our class to have completed on the rostrum on the final three Le Mans, together with victory in 2016 precisely 50 years after our first ever win. “We are saying it yearly however we imply it yearly, we wish to win Le Mans!” stated #66 driver, Olivier Pla. Race followers can observe the motion reside through the race that begins at 14:00 BST on June 15, at www.fordperformance.television. Share with your Friends            





It’s ‘Oscar’ quantity 11 for our compact petrol engine

Share with your Friends             Our 1.Zero-litre EcoBoost engine has added an eleventh Worldwide Engine and Powertrain of the Yr award to its ever-expanding assortment. Compact, highly effective and fuel-efficient, the trend-setting petrol engine was named 2019’s greatest within the Sub-150 PS class by a panel of 70 judges from 31 international locations. The newest model for fashions together with our Focus household automotive and Transit Join van can shut down a part of the engine when it’s not wanted, to assist preserve gas payments decrease for drivers.And even after 11 Worldwide Engine and Powertrain of the Yr victories, one of the best may nonetheless be but to come back from the 1.Zero-litre EcoBoost. It performs an enormous half sooner or later line-up of electrified automobiles introduced earlier this 12 months at our particular Go Additional occasion in Amsterdam. Share with your Friends            



Sensible efficiency

Share with your Friends             Listed here are the primary pictures of our new Focus ST Property – the proper automotive for efficiency followers who want a bit extra practicality Supplied alongside the 5-door ST, each variations will go on sale this summer season, providing digital limited-slip differential, rev-matching and selectable Drive Modes. Share with your Friends            





Self-driving robotic ‘Survival’ joins the group

Share with your Friends             Autonomous autos are nonetheless just a few years away, however one little robotic is already exhibiting what’s attainable. Nicknamed “Survival”, due to its potential to adapt to its atmosphere, the self-driving robotic delivers spare elements round one in every of our manufacturing crops, dodging unexpected objects, altering its route if obstructed and stopping at any time when essential. “We programmed it to be taught the entire of the plant ground so, along with sensors, it doesn’t want any exterior guides to navigate” stated Eduardo García Magraner, manufacturing supervisor, at our physique plant in Valencia, Spain, the place the robotic is being trialled. “When it first began you possibly can see staff pondering they had been in some type of sci-fi film, stopping and staring because it glided by. Now they simply get on with their jobs figuring out the robotic is sensible sufficient to work round....



Booming vans enhance financial system

Share with your Friends             On-line buying and the development for self-employment are amongst elements which are driving large development in the usage of vans – and contributing to a multi-billion euro injection into the European financial system. So vital is the contribution, €675 billion in 2017 alone, that it exceeds the GDP of countries that embody Argentina, Saudi Arabia, and Switzerland – and has proven a 19 per cent improve, from €569 billion, in contrast with 2012. These are among the many findings of Economics of Industrial Van Utilization Throughout Europe, a brand new report compiled by the Centre for Economics and Enterprise Analysis (Cebr). Ford is Europe’s No. 1 industrial automobile model and we commissioned the report after lately asserting the brand new all-electric Transit van, a part of an prolonged electrified automobile vary that can allow drivers to extra simply adjust to more and more stringent emissions laws.....





Time to offer your brakes a break?

Share with your Friends             Many drivers know that they’ll save on gasoline by shedding the accelerator pedal, however do you know you can even reduce gasoline payments by 12 per cent for those who keep away from pointless braking? We at the moment are introducing know-how in order that drivers can decelerate in good time – and keep away from exhausting braking – based mostly on what lies forward, and even out of sight. EcoGuide will assist clients drive extra easily through the use of satnav data that gives advance discover of junctions, slopes and bends, or upcoming velocity limits. It analyses driving behaviour and presents suggestions through the instrument cluster to work in the direction of one of the best effectivity for the street circumstances forward. “Everybody has skilled events when we now have to brake instantly if a bend is tighter than anticipated, solely to hurry up once....



Tiny traditional Ford Escort fabricated from gold, diamonds and silver

Share with your Friends             If bling is extra your factor than driving then that is the proper automobile for you. It’ll by no means be roadworthy, however this Ford Escort is price a fortune. Why? It’s a one-off 1:25 scale mannequin produced from silver, gold and diamonds. The undertaking has been a slow-burning labour of affection for skilled jeweller – and petrolhead – Russell Lord. The proprietor, through the years, of 55 full-sized Ford Escort automobiles, Lord first started work on this wonderful mannequin 25 years in the past, pouring hundreds of hours into finishing the automobile. The physique is fabricated from silver and the automobile additionally options gold brakes and spoiler, 18-carat gold wheels and bonnet hinges, 18-carat white gold entrance grille, 72-point diamond headlights, orange sapphire indicators and ruby rear brake lights. “It’s been a pastime that I’ve come again to many times however three years in the....





Children driving you off your trolley? Possibly that is the reply…

Share with your Friends             In the case of elevating the blood stress, for folks, the weekly store is true up there with getting the youngsters to mattress and meal instances. And whereas toddler meltdowns and journeys to the candy aisle are attempting, few moments may be extra worrying than seeing your little one profession off at excessive pace on a grocery store trolley. Now we’ve got give you a manner of taking the stress out of even that scenario – taking inspiration from the means by which new automobile know-how helps drivers to keep away from accidents on the highway. Out there for many of our fashions, Pre-Collison Help know-how makes use of a forward-facing digital camera and radar to detect automobiles, pedestrians and cyclists within the highway, and mechanically applies the brakes if the motive force doesn’t reply to warnings. The “Self-Braking Trolley” makes use of a sensor to....



pointing companies in the fitting path

Share with your Friends             We’re integrating new smartphone navigation apps into our SYNC three AppLink infotainment system that permits drivers to soundly entry options via voice management and touchscreen. Utilizing a novel algorithm, what3words divides the entire world into three metre squares and offers every sq. its personal distinctive three phrase handle. Drivers with the iOS or Android app will be capable of navigate to a exact location, reminiscent of a selected entrance on an industrial property or a gathering spot for a mountain bike journey, just by saying three phrases. For instance, saying the phrases gently, skills and quibble, factors to our stand at MWC Barcelona, the place the mixing of the app into our SYNC three system was introduced as we speak Additionally introduced was the mixing of Sygic Truck Navigation that brings options tailor-made for industrial automobiles to an in-dashboard show, serving to vans keep away from....





Watch rap star Blakie take a look at out a brand new type of monitor

Share with your Friends             It takes some severe velocity and precision to maintain up with energetic MC and music producer Blakie. That’s why we teamed up with the 21-year outdated “Can’t see them” and “Naked Vitality EP” star for a brand new movie that demonstrates the agility of our new Focus ST efficiency automotive. Shot over three days on location at our take a look at monitor in Lommel, Belgium, the movie reveals Londoner Blakie carry out his monitor “Soar” from the passenger seat of the Focus ST – developed by the specialists at Ford Efficiency. Refined applied sciences together with selectable Drive Modes assist the automotive hold tempo in a race with the rapper as he chops and modifications his rhythms and tempos. Blakie even free-styled his lyrics particularly for the movie, to provide them a singular Focus ST twist. “Having a movie made to a monitor I wrote....



Tiny traditional Ford Escort product of gold, diamonds and silver

Share with your Friends             If bling is extra your factor than driving then that is the right automotive for you. It’ll by no means be roadworthy, however this Ford Escort is value a fortune. Why? It’s a one-off 1:25 scale mannequin produced from silver, gold and diamonds. The mission has been a slow-burning labour of affection for skilled jeweller – and petrolhead – Russell Lord. The proprietor, through the years, of 55 full-sized Ford Escort automobiles, Lord first started work on this wonderful mannequin 25 years in the past, pouring 1000’s of hours into finishing the automotive. The physique is product of silver and the automotive additionally options gold brakes and spoiler, 18-carat gold wheels and bonnet hinges, 18-carat white gold entrance grille, 72-point diamond headlights, orange sapphire indicators and ruby rear brake lights. “It’s been a interest that I’ve come again to repeatedly however three years in the past....





Youngsters driving you off your trolley? Perhaps that is the reply…

Share with your Friends             On the subject of elevating the blood strain, for folks, the weekly store is correct up there with getting the youngsters to mattress and meal occasions. And whereas toddler meltdowns and journeys to the candy aisle try, few moments may be extra worrying than seeing your little one profession off at excessive velocity on a grocery store trolley. Now we have now provide you with a manner of taking the stress out of even that state of affairs – taking inspiration from the means by which new automobile know-how helps drivers to keep away from accidents on the street. Obtainable for many of our fashions, Pre-Collison Help know-how makes use of a forward-facing digital camera and radar to detect autos, pedestrians and cyclists within the street, and mechanically applies the brakes if the motive force doesn’t reply to warnings. The “Self-Braking Trolley” makes use of a....



Time to provide your brakes a break?

Share with your Friends             Many drivers know that they will save on gas by shedding the accelerator pedal, however do you know you too can reduce gas payments by 12 per cent in the event you keep away from pointless braking? We are actually introducing know-how in order that drivers can decelerate in good time – and keep away from laborious braking – based mostly on what lies forward, and even out of sight. EcoGuide will assist prospects drive extra easily through the use of satnav info that gives advance discover of junctions, slopes and bends, or upcoming pace limits. It analyses driving behaviour and gives suggestions by way of the instrument cluster to work in the direction of one of the best effectivity for the highway situations forward. “Everybody has skilled events when we’ve to brake all of a sudden if a bend is tighter than anticipated, solely to....





Eye-catching Sport vans are higher than ever

Share with your Friends             In the event you thought a plain white van is the one possibility accessible for individuals who want to maneuver a lot of stuff, then suppose once more. Our daring and dynamic Sport vans are designed to show heads with eye-catching signature twin stripes, alloy wheels and classy interiors. And our Transit Customized Sport van is now extra highly effective than ever, with 185 PS for extra responsive efficiency. It additionally will get an on-board modem for connectivity on the transfer. The Transit Join Sport van packs a visible punch and has helpful tech for driving within the metropolis, together with a system that may park the van hands-free, and a useful pace limiter. And the Transit Courier Sport van makes an enormous assertion for companies and concrete supply companies, with helpful tech together with voice managed connectivity and rear parking sensors. Share with your Friends            



Focus seats assist alleviate again ache

Share with your Friends             Again ache is the world’s single main reason behind incapacity, and may make travelling by automotive an uncomfortable expertise. One U.Okay. survey even discovered that 75 per cent of drivers have again issues as a result of flawed seating place. To assist drivers and passengers discover reduction from an aching again, our all-new Focus affords entrance seats that may be adjusted for max help and luxury, incomes the automotive a seal of approval from the main spinal well being organisation Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V., the Marketing campaign for More healthy Backs. Solely seats that adapt to the particular person of their sitting place — slightly than the particular person adapting their place to the seat — can earn the organisation’s approval. The Focus seats obtain this by being adjustable in 18 methods. Testing for the seat concerned over 90,000 miles of real-world driving, and utilizing our “Robutt”....





pointing companies in the precise route

Share with your Friends             We’re integrating new smartphone navigation apps into our SYNC three AppLink infotainment system that permits drivers to securely entry options by voice management and touchscreen. Utilizing a singular algorithm, what3words divides the entire world into three metre squares and provides every sq. its personal distinctive three phrase deal with. Drivers with the iOS or Android app will be capable to navigate to a exact location, reminiscent of a selected entrance on an industrial property or a gathering spot for a mountain bike journey, just by saying three phrases. For instance, saying the phrases gently, skills and quibble, factors to our stand at MWC Barcelona, the place the mixing of the app into our SYNC three system was introduced immediately Additionally introduced was the mixing of Sygic Truck Navigation that brings options tailor-made for industrial automobiles to an in-dashboard show, serving to vans keep away from slender....



New tackle getting parcels to your door

Share with your Friends             The subsequent time you order a sweater it might arrive at the doorstep with assist from a brand new “warehouse on wheels” – at present being trialled in London – that has the potential to assist reduce visitors, cut back emissions, and enhance supply occasions. From groceries to style, the expansion in on-line purchasing throughout Europe means the variety of parcel deliveries is predicted to double within the subsequent ten years. Most of those deliveries are fulfilled by vans, resulting in escalating congestion in lots of cities with common journey occasions in London having risen by greater than 40 per cent in simply three years. Consequently, carriers are underneath growing stress to ship extra parcels, extra shortly, with much less price, whereas persevering with to make sure worker welfare and environmental accountability. Now, we’re trialling a brand new digital supply service, in partnership with Gnewt by....





Watch rap star Blakie take a look at out a brand new type of observe

Share with your Friends             It takes some severe pace and precision to maintain up with energetic MC and music producer Blakie. That’s why we teamed up with the 21-year previous “Can’t see them” and “Naked Vitality EP” star for a brand new movie that demonstrates the agility of our new Focus ST efficiency automotive. Shot over three days on location at our take a look at observe in Lommel, Belgium, the movie reveals Londoner Blakie carry out his observe “Bounce” from the passenger seat of the Focus ST – developed by the specialists at Ford Efficiency. Refined applied sciences together with selectable Drive Modes assist the automotive hold tempo in a race with the rapper as he chops and adjustments his rhythms and tempos. Blakie even free-styled his lyrics particularly for the movie, to present them a novel Focus ST twist. “Having a movie made to a observe I wrote....



Good mattress rolls egocentric sleepers again into place

Share with your Friends             On the finish of a busy day, cosying as much as the one you’re keen on needs to be a welcome reduction. However for individuals who share their mattress with a “house invader”, treasured hours will be misplaced merely making an attempt to reclaim a justifiable share of the mattress. Research present that 1 in four of these in relationships sleep higher alone. And over time, sleep loss will increase the chance of harm and accidents at dwelling, work and on the highway. But when separate beds don’t attraction – a phenomenon now so fashionable that there’s a recognised development for so-called “sleep divorces” – what subsequent? One answer could possibly be our “Lane-Holding Mattress”, that applies automotive tech know-how to making sure that even essentially the most egocentric mattress mate stays firmly “of their lane” via the night time. Out there in most of our....





Sensible mattress rolls egocentric sleepers again into place

Share with your Friends             On the finish of a busy day, cosying as much as the one you’re keen on needs to be a welcome aid. However for many who share their mattress with a “area invader”, treasured hours could be misplaced merely attempting to reclaim a fair proportion of the mattress. Research present that 1 in four of these in relationships sleep higher alone. And over time, sleep loss will increase the danger of damage and accidents at house, work and on the street. But when separate beds don’t attraction – a phenomenon now so well-liked that there’s a recognised pattern for so-called “sleep divorces” – what subsequent? One resolution may very well be our “Lane-Maintaining Mattress”, that applies automotive tech know-how to making sure that even probably the most egocentric mattress mate stays firmly “of their lane” by way of the evening. Out there in most of our....



How autonomous automobiles might talk with pedestrians

Share with your Friends             Hand gestures, head nods and thumbs-up alerts all assist to make sure drivers, pedestrians and cyclists know what one another is doing. However how will self-driving automobiles, with no human driver, talk with these round them? We’ve been testing one method that makes use of lights to point what the automobile is doing and what it would do subsequent. It’s a part of our analysis into growing a communication interface that may assist autonomous automobiles seamlessly combine with different street customers. To make sure testing was as lifelike and pure as doable, we created the “Human Automobile Seat” and put in it inside a Transit Join van. Designed to seem like an autonomous automobile, with the motive force hidden within the seat, observers might extra successfully gauge responses to a roof-mounted mild bar that flashed white, purple and turquoise to point when the van was driving,....





The canine that helped design a automobile

Share with your Friends             For many individuals, canine are part of the household. However whereas most individuals wouldn’t dream of permitting their kids to journey unrestrained, the identical will not be true for his or her pets. We commissioned a survey that exhibits 32 per cent of dog-owning drivers throughout Europe admit to not securing their pets safely within the automobile. To take action is a authorized requirement in lots of international locations, and it’s recognised that this isn’t solely safer for the animals but additionally for drivers, passengers and different street customers. Work on our new Focus wagon was a labour of affection for engineer Rene Berns, who seemed to his three-year previous Australian Shepherd canine Emil for inspiration when designing a automobile that enabled canine to journey extra safely. Throughout testing, Rene enlisted Emil’s assist to make sure the most important attainable crate might be accommodated within the....