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Ford is being praised by environmentalists for its drive to push biofuels as an alternative source of energy. Its Bio-Ethanol for Sustainable Transport (BEST) project, with pilot plants in Ireland and the UK is just one example of Ford's drive to produce greener cars.
Ford intends to make around 86,000 S-Max and Galaxy models this year, which will go on sale throughout Europe next month. Up to 550 models of the two new vehicles will be produced each day, together with 600 Ford Mondeo models when the plant in Genk operates at full capacity.
Ford has added the new Fiesta Freedom special edition to its range, a model that comes with high-tech accessories. In a deal with Vodafone, Freedom owners will get a 3G phone complete with Tom Tom navigation that can be used outside the car and only pay £25 per month.
Mr Sandwell, aged 35, has had a life-long battle with GUCH and is looking to raise the profile of the condition, as well as the charity itself, with the help of local sponsors. "We thank Ford for helping to make this event possible. We wanted to give something back to the charity that has helped me over the years," he said.
James Bond has replaced his traditional Austin Martin DB7 for the new Ford Mondeo, which drivers can pick up with new car finance deals now. The family car will be seen in a vamped up format boasting the usual range of Bond gadgets and arsenal. An insider said: "It's a huge deal, worth far more than the £2 million Daniel Craig is getting to play the spy.
Ford has announced price details of its new Ford Galaxy people carrier, available with new car finance options such as hire purchase agreements. On sale in June, the new Ford Galaxy is longer and taller than older editions and comes in a range of engines, including a 2.0 litre 143 bhp petrol engine and featuring a 1.8 litre diesel engine with 123 bhp.
Ford has launched a new rally academy at Silverstone that will teach young racing hopefuls the basic skills of rallying. Integral to the academy is the Ford Rally Sport Trainer, a two-seater rally car with a frame constructed of tubular steel that is able to withstand impacts from other cars and from rollovers.
Ford has announced the introduction of its all-new Ford Ranger, which is expected to deliver more power, style and durability when it finally hits Britain The new Ranger is a very stylish yet durable vehicle. It really deserves its 'tough truck' label, and now offers higher levels of comfort and practicality," said Gary Whittam, commercial vehicles director for Ford of Britain.
It's official there are more cheap Ford cars in Essex than any other English County. Meanwhile, Scots play to their stereotype with a penchant for the cheap and cheerful Skoda, twice as many on the highland roads as the national average. Complaints about spotless urban 4x4s choking up the roads in the south were also upheld.
Ford buyers can celebrate the new year with the free upgrade deals that it is offering on its cheap new cars. So, a Kia Luxury can be bought for the same price as would normally be paid for a Kia collection, allowing for savings of around ?1,700. Similarly, website carkeys.co.