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New Edge SUV gets top safety rating

When it comes to SUVs, Ford has the Edge, and a 5-star safety rating – the highest awarded by the independent crash test authority, Euro NCAP. The Edge SUV is packed with clever systems that can help drivers avoid accidents, like our tech that can steer you back into lane if you start to drift. […]

Police put hot hatch on trial

Combining supercar-rivalling performance with hatchback practicality – we wouldn’t be surprised if our Focus RS is a tempting proposition for the boys and girls in blue. Police forces nationwide, which already use around 1,500 of our vehicles, are trialling the award-winning hot hatch now. With a top speed of 165 miles per hour, and capable […]

White Christmas at push of a button

From arctic frost to desert heat to rainforest humidity, our new “Weather Factory” will simulate a huge range of demanding conditions. When built later next year, the multi-million euro facility will be the first to simulate altitudes of 5,200 metres – higher than Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in the Alps. It will also offer […]

Human ‘gremlins’ throw spanner in the works

Every day Xabier Garciandia secretly places wrong parts and faulty components on the assembly line at one of our car plants. But rather than working for unscrupulous rivals, Xabier is actually a key part to making sure new vehicles meet rigorous quality standards. It all came about after we introduced industry-first Vision System technology, which […]

The 97-Year-Old Man Who Climbed into a Mustang and Drove it Away

“My name is Lennart Ribring. I’m 97-years-old. I drive a 5.0-litre V8 Ford Mustang fastback and I’m really happy.” The Ford Model T was just 11-years old when Lennart, from Stockholm, in Sweden, was born. And he was among the first people in the country to buy an original Ford Mustang, in the 1960s – […]

Hate parking? You’ll love this!

Nerve-wracking, potentially hazardous and a significant contributor to repair bills for low-speed bumps and scrapes – parking is a pet-hate for drivers everywhere. Here, in the U.K., a quarter of accidents occur in car parks.1 Almost half of drivers say they would rather travel further from their destination than attempt to parallel park.2 We are […]

Step on it! Smart device goes where cars can’t

A new personal transport device designed to fit into a car boot where the spare wheel usually goes, is among finalists in our search for new ways of getting about. The Carr-E – developed by systems engineer Kilian Vas – can transport people or objects up to 120 kg, has a range of 14 miles […]