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Race-inspired Ford GT coming to Goodwood

A new variant of the Ford GT has been teased ahead of its debut at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The most obvious change we can see from the shadowy preview image is the addition of a large rear wing, and a roof-mounted air intake. More than this we don't know, as Ford has yet to provide any details about the car...

Ford EcoSport recycles 470 plastic bottles for carpets

Ford has outlined one of its measures for a sustainable future, detailing its use of recycled plastic bottles in the EcoSport SUV. Since the little crossover went on sale in 2012, Ford has reused more than 650 million 500ml plastic bottles to make the vehicle’s carpets, with each car giving 470 bottles a new lease on life...

Ford Focus Ambiente launched and dropped within a month

The Focus Ambiente has been kicked out of the Australian market before it got a chance to settle in, with Ford Australia announcing its quietly-introduced price leader has already been axed. In a statement issued today, Ford Australia said the entry-level Ambiente variant of its new German-sourced Focus range – priced from $23,490 plus on-road costs – will be dropped shorty after its limited release, making the Trend the entry point once again...

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 engine details revealed

Power and torque figures for the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 have been confirmed ahead of the car's release later this year. Under the bonnet is a 5.2-litre supercharged V8 with 567kW (760hp) of power and 847Nm of torque. That's significantly more than the 522kW (700hp) or so the company promised when it unveiled the GT500 at this year's Detroit motor show...

2005-14 Ford Mustang, 2005-06 Ford GT recalled

Crossover Car Conversions has recalled the 2005-2014 Ford Mustang and 2005-2006 Ford GT to replace their faulty Takata airbags. As with all Takata-related recalls, the campaign concerns airbag inflators that degrade due to a combination of heat and humidity. If an affected car is involved in an accident triggering the airbags, the metal inflator can explode or rupture under too much internal pressure...

Lincoln's chief designer defects to Nissan

Late last week David Woodhouse suddenly quit his job at Ford, where he was the company's head of global strategic design, as well as the director of design for the Lincoln brand. This lead many in the industry to wonder, "Where is he heading?" That question was answered when he turned up this week at Nissan, where he's become the head of Nissan Design America...

Bill Ford discussed merger with Fiat Chrysler

Bill Ford, chairman of Ford, has revealed he had discussions with Sergio Marchionne, then-CEO of Fiat Chrysler (FCA), about merging the two companies. At the EcoMobility conference in Tel Aviv, Ford revealed to journalists, including those from Automotive News Europe, he had a "number of dinners together [with Marchionne] talking about ..

Ford Edge dropped in the UK

Ford has decided to limit availability of its Edge SUV in Europe, known here as the Endura, due to slow sales in certain markets and ever-tightening emissions laws. A new report by Automotive News Europe says the Blue Oval's European arm will pull the Edge from markets like the UK – which also happens to be Ford's largest European market – while soldiering on in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Belgium and Romania...

2020 Ford Territory EV unveiled

The Ford Territory EV has been unveiled ahead of its official launch in the second half of this year, and claims the honour of being the company's first all-electric vehicle. Ford has yet to reveal any details about the Territory EV's drivetrain, although we do know the crossover is capable of 360 kilometres on a charge using the (more lenient) NEDC test cycle...

Ford: Fusion production will continue to 'at least' 2021

Ford Motor Company has committed to building its Fusion sedan for at least another 18 months, confirming with outlets in the US that the nameplate will stay in production until at least 2021. As reported by industry journal Automotive News, the Blue Oval has detailed the 2020 model-year Fusion line-up, which includes the SE, SEL and Titanium trim levels – though the 243kW twin-turbo Sport variant has been dropped...

Ford to close UK engine plant in 2020

Ford will close its Bridgend engine factory in Wales as part of a wider restructuring of its European business. The factory currently makes various three- and four-cylinder engines, including the Sigma family and the 1.5-litre EcoBoost used in the Fiesta ST and Focus range. As a holdover from Ford's ownership of Jaguar, there's also a factory within the plant making the 5...