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Ford transit starts new year with Motorhome award

Ford transit starts new year with Motorhome award

FORD’S popular Transit has won its first award for 2009. For the second year running, the Transit was judged the best base vehicle by Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly (MMM) magazine. As the Base Vehicle of the Year for 2009, the judges said the Transit’s engines offered plenty of torque and load-pulling […]

Ford transit drives into 2009

Ford transit drives into 2009

A HOST of new options are now available for businesses to help them continue to use Ford Transit as the backbone of Britain. Transit Double Cab Utility Chassis has been introduced as a Special Vehicle Option (SVO) featuring unglazed second row cab doors with the rear seats removed. An additional […]

Ford vans retain fleet industry crown

Ford vans retain fleet industry crown

FLEET insiders at the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) have once again given their top commercial vehicle award to Transit and Transit Connect. The Transit was awarded Fleet Panel Van of the Year for the 14th successive year and the Transit Connect won Fleet Light Van for the sixth […]

Ford van factory starts four-day week

Ford van factory starts four-day week

WORKERS at the giant Ford factory in Southampton have started a four-day week as the company cuts production in response to the economic downturn. Ford said there will be 17 non-production days at its Transit van plant between now and the end of the year. Staff will not work on […]

All-new Ford Fiesta van revealed

All-new Ford Fiesta van revealed

FORD’S all-new Fiesta van has made its public debut at the 2008 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, bringing practicality, style and fun to the light commercial vehicle segment. Based on the new Ford Fiesta hatchback which is about to go on sale in Britain, the Fiesta van is designed […]

Ford van buyers can win the ultimate road trip to Rome

Ford van buyers can win the ultimate road trip to Rome

FORD Commercial Vehicle dealers across the country will be entering all van test drive customers into a prize draw in September. The prize consists of six tickets to the UEFA Champions League Final in Rome next May. The winners will spend one night in Milan before being chauffeured to Rome […]

Business as usual for Ford’s Mondeo

Business as usual for Ford’s Mondeo

THE Ford Mondeo took the Business Car Awards’ Business Car of the Year prize at a ceremony for the fleet industry’s top executives – the people responsible for running the cars powering British business. Alongside the Mondeo winning Business Car of the Year, Audi took two headline awards, for Manufacturer […]

MASS PRODUCTION (FORD ESCORT AND FORD FOCUS)

MASS PRODUCTION (FORD ESCORT AND FORD FOCUS)

THESE are more than just cars. These close relatives are such an ingrained part of automotive everyday life that they are as familiar as an item of street furniture. These are cars that are lived in, performing every possible role, cherished and abused in equal measure. 33 years may separate […]

Ford changes business model for Malaysia

Ford changes business model for Malaysia

Ford Malaysia Sdn Bhd and its subsidiary, Associated Motor Industries Malaysia Sdn Bhd (AMI), today announced plans to restructure their business model and operations in Malaysia which will see, among other things, the closure of the AMI assembly plant in Shah Alam, Selangor. Ford Motor Company will also withdraw from […]

Ford racks up awards

Ford racks up awards

‘TIS the season to be jolly, but Ford has more reason than most following a total of 17 awards in 2007 from specialist media and key motor industry organisations for the Transit, Transit Connect and Ranger. Steve Kimber, commercial vehicles director, Ford of Britain, said: “Our CV line-up has gone […]