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

Our 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has added an eleventh International Engine and Powertrain of the Year award to its ever-expanding collection. Compact, powerful and fuel-efficient, the trend-setting petrol engine was named 2019’s best in the Sub-150 PS category by a panel of 70 judges from 31 countries. The latest version for models including our Focus family […]

Practical performance

Here are the first images of our new Focus ST Estate – the perfect car for performance fans who need a bit more practicality Offered alongside the 5-door ST, both versions will go on sale this summer, offering electronic limited-slip differential, rev-matching and selectable Drive Modes.

Self-driving robot ‘Survival’ joins the team

Autonomous vehicles are still a few years away, but one little robot is already showing what’s possible. Nicknamed “Survival”, because of its ability to adapt to its environment, the self-driving robot delivers spare parts around one of our manufacturing plants, dodging unforeseen objects, changing its route if obstructed and stopping whenever necessary. “We programmed it […]

Booming vans boost economy

Online shopping and the trend for self-employment are among factors that are driving huge growth in the use of vans – and contributing to a multi-billion euro injection into the European economy. So significant is the contribution, €675 billion in 2017 alone, that it exceeds the GDP of nations that include Argentina, Saudi Arabia, and […]

Tiny classic Ford Escort made of gold, diamonds and silver

If bling is more your thing than driving then this is the perfect car for you. It’ll never be roadworthy, but this Ford Escort is worth a fortune. Why? It’s a one-off 1:25 scale model made from silver, gold and diamonds. The project has been a slow-burning labour of love for professional jeweller – and […]

Kids driving you off your trolley? Maybe this is the answer…

When it comes to raising the blood pressure, for parents, the weekly shop is right up there with getting the kids to bed and meal times. And while toddler meltdowns and trips to the sweet aisle are trying, few moments can be more worrying than seeing your child career off at high speed on a […]

Time to give your brakes a break?

Many drivers know that they can save on fuel by laying off the accelerator pedal, but did you know you can also cut fuel bills by 12 per cent if you avoid unnecessary braking? We are now introducing technology so that drivers can slow down in good time – and avoid hard braking – based […]

Eye-catching Sport vans are better than ever

If you thought a plain white van is the only option available for people who need to move lots of stuff, then think again. Our bold and dynamic Sport vans are designed to turn heads with eye-catching signature twin stripes, alloy wheels and stylish interiors. And our Transit Custom Sport van is now more powerful […]

Focus seats help alleviate back pain

Back pain is the world’s single leading cause of disability, and can make travelling by car an uncomfortable experience. One U.K. survey even found that 75 per cent of drivers have back problems due to the wrong seating position. To help drivers and passengers find relief from an aching back, our all-new Focus offers front […]

MWC 2019: pointing businesses in the right direction

We are integrating new smartphone navigation apps into our SYNC 3 AppLink infotainment system that allows drivers to safely access features through voice control and touchscreen. Using a unique algorithm, what3words divides the whole world into three metre squares and gives each square its own unique three word address. Drivers with the iOS or Android […]

New take on getting parcels to your door

The next time you order a sweater it could arrive at your doorstep with help from a new “warehouse on wheels” – currently being trialled in London – that has the potential to help cut traffic, reduce emissions, and improve delivery times. From groceries to fashion, the growth in online shopping across Europe means the […]

Watch rap star Blakie test out a new kind of track

It takes some serious speed and precision to keep up with energetic MC and music producer Blakie. That’s why we teamed up with the 21-year old “Can’t see them” and “Bare Energy EP” star for a new film that demonstrates the agility of our new Focus ST performance car. Shot over three days on location […]