Mondeo Made Easy – Climate Control

Ford’s straight-talking guide to its new flagship car Are you ready for a heated discussion about the new Mondeo’s climate control and comfort systems? Heated? Oh, I see what you did there. Go on then… They will warm you up in double-quick time thanks to equipment that includes heated seats, and a heated steering wheel […]

Mondeo Made Easy – Parking technologies

Ford’s straight-talking guide to its new flagship car   Today we’re talking about the new Ford Mondeo’s parking technology You mean it beeps when you’re reversing? No, it’s a bit more advanced than that. The Mondeo can actually find a space for you Really, how? By scanning for gaps at the side of the road […]

Mondeo Made Easy – Mondeo Hybrid

Ford’s straight-talking guide to its new flagship car   Today we’re talking Ford’s new Mondeo Hybrid Hybrid? Isn’t that some kind of electric car? Think an electric car with a petrol engine OK. And the point is? When you are driving in electric mode you’re saving fuel and reducing CO2 emissions Sounds good. So why bother […]

Mondeo Made Easy – LED lighting

Ford’s straight-talking guide to its new flagship car Today we’re talking about Light Emitting Diodes Excuse me? LED lights Aha, got you. Something to do with televisions? And cars. They make it easier for you to see, and easier for other people on the road to see you OK, tell me more… LED Lights were […]

Mondeo Made Easy – Intelligent All-Wheel Drive

Ford’s straight-talking guide to its new flagship car Today we’re talking Intelligent All-Wheel Drive Is that a good thing? It means the Mondeo will help drive you round the bend I repeat. Is that a good thing? Yes, actually the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system is really helpful when driving around corners in tricky conditions Such […]

Mondeo Made Easy – Inflatable Rear Seatbelts

Ford’s straight-talking guide to its new flagship car Today we’re talking Inflatable Rear Seatbelts Inflatable? You’re making this up right? Nope. Ford is launching them in Europe on the new Mondeo So, how do they work? They are triggered by collisions – just like airbag technology And the point is? Passengers may find them to […]

A bolt from the blue

Lightweight carbon fibre body. ✓ Tick. Powerful 600 PS engine. ✓ Tick. Super-sleek aerodynamic body. Definitely a big ✓ tick. No, it’s not a checklist for a Formula 1 car – it’s the specification of our jaw-dropping new Ford GT supercar, unveiled during a surprise announcement at the North American International Auto Show. The new […]

What’s in store for 2015?

We thought 2014 was a busy year. (Check out our “In Case You Missed It” round-ups, part 0ne and two if you want to check). Well, this year we are planning what will be one of our busiest years ever. Around 45 per cent of the cars we sell are expected to be new, or […]

A capital plan – with global implications

In central London average traffic speeds of around 10 mph are much the same now as they were 100 years ago – an era when horse-drawn carriages ruled the roads.     We are trying to do our bit to improve things in the city with five research experiments. London-based pilot projects for car-sharing, parking, […]

Fuel economy and CO2 information

Some of our stories refer to vehicle fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions. The declared fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are measured according to the technical requirements and specifications of the European Regulations (EC) 715/2007 and (EC) 692/2008 as last amended. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are specified for a vehicle variant and not for a […]

2014 – ICYMI (in case you missed it) part 2

A car made from tomato ketchup, a racing driver and a gamer duelling it out in the same car? When selfies go bad? We called it 2014. Here’s our look back at the top ten stories of the year, from five to one. No. 5 Come on – ketchup! We revealed we had teamed up […]

2014 – ICYMI (in case you missed it) part 1

A car powered by sunshine, a boot you open with a kick, and a world gone stark staring Mustang-bonkers? We called it 2014. Here’s our look back at the top ten stories of the year, from ten to six. No.10 Sunroof We kicked off 2014 by announcing the development of a solar-powered car. The C-MAX […]