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The Ford S-Max has been voted Best Big Car by the leading motoring magazine, Top Gear. This is the S-Max's latest major award, coming soon after it was voted Car of the Year 2007 and best MPV at Scottish Car of the Year.
The Ford Galaxy will be one of the main attractions at the Mobility Roadshow 2006 starting today. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to experience the variety of extra features and innovations the Ford Galaxy offers. These include an active suspension system, with continuously controlled damping to boost performance and comfort.
The MPV has been designed entirely in-house by Ford, building on the strengths that have established previous versions of the Ford Galaxy in the marketplace. Martin Smith, executive design director of Ford Europe, commented: "Our goal with a new Ford Galaxy will be to offer a true seven seat vehicle that provides the product values this core customer group desires.
Industry experts predict impressive sales performances for the Ford Galaxy in 2006 Price depreciation of the S-MAX will be far less than for competing MPVs such as the Toyota Corolla Verso and the Vauxhall Zafira, say the experts.
Ford Fiesta will travel around each of the chosen cities as part of the campaign, with listeners encouraged to "Spot the Heat Fiesta" as it drives around the streets. James Hayr, creative media director at Emap, who are running the magazine side of the campaign, said: "The great thing about this is that Celebrity City has been created especially for the Ford Fiesta brand, rather...
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.