Ford Ka+Zetec 1.2 Ti-VCT 85

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£ 10.925 The Fiesta’s gone all upmarket, so Ford’s given us this to fill the entry-level void. It’s called the Ka+, but it shares little with its namesake. That was a teapot-like, three-door hatch that was as much fun to drive as it was quirky and inventive.

Ford Focus RS – It’s Time To Shine Again

INTERIOR – The familiar Focus cabin feels pretty dour compared to its Euro rivals. That said, there are plenty of soft-touch surfaces and it feels like it’s built properly – there aren’t any errant squeaks or rattles like Fords of old. Slim racing seats and a lot of RS badging remind you that you’re in … [Read more…]

Fords-Max Vignale 2.0 TDCi

Don’t write this test off as unrepresentative of a UK car, because despite wearing German registration plates, this flagship S-MAX Vignale is actually right hand drive, with the same specification as the cars arriving now at Ford stores. This new top-of-the-range S-MAX is the second model in the new Vignale line-up to go sale, designed … [Read more…]

Ford Ka + 2016

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One million. That’s how many configurations Vauxhall boasted you could choose between with its peak-personalisation fest, the Adam. Ford’s latest city car – according to our maths – offers 22. Despite the first Ka going big on style, the latest model, the Ka+, is a rehashed version of a function-over-form South American budget car, a … [Read more…]

Fastback Fords

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Tracing the glorious line between Capri and Mustang You’ll have heard this factoid before, but we’ll say it again – back in the mid-Sixties it took Ford less than two years to sell million Mustangs. It wasn’t especially advanced, but it was good-looking, fast, cheap and practical enough to capture middle America’s imagination. Ford quite … [Read more…]

Ford Fiesta ‘Active’ Version Was Unveiled

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Ford has revealed it will introduce more rugged-looking ‘Active’ versions of its cars. Joseph Bakaj, vice president for product development at Ford of Europe, confirmed the news after the unveiling of the Fiesta Active, due to arrive in 2017. The Active edition appeared as one of four ‘styles’ of the new Fiesta at the car’s … [Read more…]

Ford Mustang GT4 Racer

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The appeal of a ready-to-race GT4 racecar directly from the manufacturer isn’t hard to see – just look at Porsche’s deliciously agile and balanced Cayman GT4 Clubsport. Ford chose SEMA to debut its significantly hairier Mustang GT4 racer, complete with 5.2-litre V8 and, like the Cayman, an idiot-proof six-speed paddleshift transmission. The GT4 Mustang should … [Read more…]