Testers turn ‘Sherlock Holmes’ to family-proof cars

As modern families turn cars into mobile beauty salons and dinner tables, our test team in Europe is forced to come up with new and diabolical ways to family-proof cars. Torture testing includes beauty and grooming products alongside coffee and fizzy drinks.  The team is even testing to ensure interiors can withstand red-hot hair straighteners, […]

Survey shows SUVs are must-have car for Millennials

Are you aged between 17 and 34? Then the chances are high that when it comes to choosing a new car – an SUV tops the wish list. That’s according to a new survey we commissioned of 5,000 people across the U.K. and Europe that found that one in four of so-called Millennials in the […]

Music to your ears

Regardless of whether garage, grime, or grunge is what floats your boat musically, listening to favourite tracks can actually enable drivers to better focus on the road. So says one expert who found that driver concentration was improved in both boring situations such as in slow-moving traffic and when tasks such as parallel parking were […]

Web development

Our stunning new Focus RS high-performance hatch has everything a driving enthusiast could wish for. 350 PS EcoBoost engine – ✔ Super smart all-wheel drive – ✔ Spectacular Drift Mode – ✔ A special screen to block fuel-sniffing spiders – ✔… wait. What? It sounds crazy, but anti-spider technology is one of the clever features added to […]

The Kids Aren’t Alright

Kids often get the blame for making car journeys difficult, but according to our new survey it’s the parents that are having a negative effect on in-car ambience. We found that out of 2,002 children across Europe aged 7-12, 66 per cent get annoyed by their parents singing at the wheel, shouting at other drivers […]

Choosing the be(ST) car in the World

Picking your “top three favourite” of anything can be difficult. Pizza toppings?  Cities of the world? TV shows? Try picking your top three favourite cars in the real world, right now. Autocar’s Vicky Parrott has written a blog this week, where she sets out to do just that. “For the sake of this blog ever […]

Drivers let cars take the reins

Far from fearing the rise of the machines, European drivers are embracing cutting-edge systems that can help them park, avoid collisions, and maintain a steady speed and distance from vehicles ahead. That’s according to a study of new car buying habits based on more than 1,000,000 Ford vehicle purchases in the past year. Scroll over […]

Ford GT model out of the blocks

If you can’t wait to see more of the forthcoming Ford GT there’s always the option taken by Alexander Pinheiro Paschoaletto – build your own. For the 18-year-old engineering student from Brazil, this painstakingly crafted model combines two of his great passions. “I’ve always been a fan of the legendary GT40 and its history at […]

What’s hiding in the Mustang’s glove box?

Airbags are credited with saving tens of thousands of lives since first being introduced more than 35 years ago. They also are a key consideration for the designers who incorporate them into the cars we drive. The Ford Mustang is the first vehicle equipped with a new kind of knee airbag that is integrated within […]

Ice cream van or police van? Pick a ride for 50 years of a national icon

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this month, the iconic Ford Transit van has been used as an ambulance, a police van, and even an ice cream van. And these are just three of the vehicles that you can take for a spin through some of Transit’s more surprising milestones – including being the wheels of choice […]

Thanks a million

When transport firm boss Radek Němec’s trusty Ford Transit covered 1 million kilometres (621,371 miles) he got in touch with us regarding one small but significant problem. The six-digit odometer – that records the distance covered – was no longer able to display the true distance travelled in kilometres, because it had run out of […]

Commuter games

Video games can be so absorbing that a few minutes play can easily turn into a few hours – and occasionally an all-nighter. But did you think they could ever actually save you time and help to keep us moving in the crowded cities of the future? That is exactly what we are aiming to […]