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Vehicle news for 2012 - Summary of all press releases 
New Ford Fiesta Van combines class-leading fuel economy with sharp looks and smart technologies
New Ford Fiesta Van combines class-leading fuel economy with sharp looks and smart technologies
27 December 2012 – The new Ford Fiesta Van, an agile and stylish car-derived van for large and small businesses, will deliver class-leading fuel efficiency and segment-first technologies when it launches in 2013.
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All-New Ford Kuga offers class-leading tech, fuel efficiency and safety: Tech spec released
All-New Ford Kuga offers class-leading tech, fuel efficiency and safety: Tech spec released
19 December 2012 – The all-new Ford Kuga is set to disapprove the myth that an SUV can’t be ‘green’, high-tech and capable all at the same time.
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Ford Ranger grabs another 2013 'Pick-Up Of The Year' award
Ford Ranger grabs another 2013 'Pick-Up Of The Year' award
19 December 2012 – The Ford Ranger has won 4x4 Magazine Pick-Up of the Year 2013, making it a record-breaking seventh award in 12 months for the vehicle.
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Ford Fiesta is best used car as well as top-selling new model
Ford Fiesta is best used car as well as top-selling new model
17 December 2012 – Ford Fiesta, Britain’s best-selling car, has been declared Used Car of the Year 2012 by CAP, proving its appeal to new and used customers alike.
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All-New Ford Transit and Tourneo Custom break new ground as first one-tonne vans to earn five-star Euro NCAP
All-New Ford Transit and Tourneo Custom break new ground as first one-tonne vans to earn five-star Euro NCAP
12 December 2012 – The all-new Ford Transit Custom has broken new ground to earn a first-in-class five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP.
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Ford MyKey gives young drivers 'face-saving' excuse to avoid risks, says driver behaviour expert
Ford MyKey gives young drivers 'face-saving' excuse to avoid risks, says driver behaviour expert
11 December 2012 – Ford’s unique MyKey technology which enables parents to place restrictions on young drivers can also help them resist peer pressure while behind the wheel, according to a leading driver behaviour expert.
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Ford vehicles help GRITIT to grit it
Ford vehicles help GRITIT to grit it
11 December 2012 – A 140-strong fleet of Ford Ranger and Ford Transit vehicles are working around the clock for GRITIT – a gritting and snow clearance company – to keep the nation moving this winter.
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Ford Transit Custom Sport Van delivers performance and style for UK businesses
Ford Transit Custom Sport Van delivers performance and style for UK businesses
06 December 2012 – Ford will offer the all-new Transit Custom as a range-topping Sport Van variant featuring a dynamic new exterior style.
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Ford Capri featuring in Jamie Oliver's Food Fight Club
Ford Capri featuring in Jamie Oliver's Food Fight Club
06 December 2012 – The last Ford Capri ever produced by Ford will feature in Jamie Oliver’s latest TV project – Food Fight Club. Jamie has joined forces with his old friend Jimmy Doherty to take brilliant British food to the Continent in the most entertaining way possible.
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Ford Focus ST estate declared Top Gear's hot hatch of the year
Ford Focus ST estate declared Top Gear's hot hatch of the year
06 December 2012 – Top Gear magazine has crowned the Ford Focus ST estate Hot Hatch of the Year in its January edition out today.
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Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is a fleet hero
04 December 2012 – Ford’s critically acclaimed 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has won another prestigious UK award, this time from the Energy Saving Trust (EST), the respected carbon reduction organisation.
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Ford Ranger and New Transit Custom claim top spots at What Van? awards
04 December 2012 – The new Ford Transit Custom has been awarded the prestigious What Van? Van of the Year Award for 2013, with the Ford Ranger collecting the Pick-up of the Year title.
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All-new Ford Kuga delivers innovation and improved fuel efficiency at £1,000 less than today’s model
03 December 2012 – Ford’s all-new Kuga Smart Utility Vehicle (SUV) will be available from £20,895 – over £1,000 less than today’s model, as volume production commences in Valencia.
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New B-MAX's novel door system is latest Ford innovation invented in Britain
03 December 2012 – Ford innovators at the company’s UK research and development centre originated the new Ford B-MAX’s ingenious door system.
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New Ford Fiesta debuts MyKey in Britain; enables parents of young drivers to set top speed and limit audio volume
21 November 2012 – Britain’s best-selling new Ford Fiesta will be the first car in the UK to feature Ford’s MyKey technology, which enables parents to place restrictions on younger drivers to promote safer driving.
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Ford B-MAX proves a hit in first weeks on sale
13 November 2012 – Over 1,000 Ford B-MAX models have been delivered to customers, proving the appetite for this stylish new entrant to the B-MAV segment is strong. More than 2,500 orders have been received, the majority prior to the vehicle arriving in UK dealerships.
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Ford begins production of new Fiesta
12 November 2012 – Ford has started volume production of the new Ford Fiesta ahead of the latest version of Britain’s best seller debuting in UK dealerships from January.
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Ford receives industry-leading six Euro NCAP Advanced rewards and five-star ratings for new Kuga and new Fiesta
28 November 2012 – Ford is the first car manufacturer to achieve six Euro NCAP Advanced rewards for outstanding technological innovation after it received awards for MyKey on new Fiesta and SYNC with Emergency Assistance on all-new B-MAX, new Fiesta, C-MAX, Focus and all-new Kuga.
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Stylish new Ford Fiesta: Tech spec released
27 November 2012 - The new Ford Fiesta delivers large car quality in a small car and is designed to exceed the highest expectations of customers downsizing from larger vehicles.
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New Ford Ranger wins 'International Pick-Up Award 2013' unanimously
07 November 2012 – The new Ford Ranger has won the “International Pick-Up Award 2013” making it the third international award Ford has won this year.
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New Ford Fiesta 'Active City Stop' safety tech captures and processes 15 images in the blink of an eye
07 November 2012 – Even the most attentive driver has to blink, and in that time Ford’s Active City Stop low-speed collision avoidance technology, due for introduction on the new Fiesta, will capture and process 15 images of the road ahead in its search for potential hazards.
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Ford vans are most reliable say top UK fleets
07 November 2012 – Ford builds the most reliable commercial vehicles according to a survey of the 50 largest UK contract hire and leasing companies.
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The Ford 1-tonne van that sips fuel like a family car; Transit Custom ECOnetic delivers best-in-class efficiency
05 November 2012 – Ford's all-new Transit Custom ECOnetic, an ultra-frugal 1-tonne van, delivers class-leading fuel-efficiency matching that of a large family car.
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Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine wins the Dewar Trophy 2012
01 November 2012 – Ford’s new 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost engine has notched up another accolade with the award of the The Dewar Trophy 2012.
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Cop this! Ford transforms all-new Focus ST into police demonstrator
23 October 2012 – Following its movie debut in the UK crime thriller The Sweeney, the all-new Ford Focus ST has taken on its next starring role – this time as an official police patrol vehicle.
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Ford Fiesta van ECOnetic claims green award
22 October 2012 – Ford’s Fiesta Van ECOnetic is the winner of the Green Van category at this year’s British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BISVA), run by Thatcham. The Ford Fiesta Van has been awarded the top spot in the category for three years running.
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Ford Transit Connects are pretty in brick red
19 October 2012 – Ford Transit Connect models with internal modifications and eye-catching livery from Ford’s ‘one-stop shop’ provided the perfect solution for Nottingham brickwork firm, Barnes and West.
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Ford Fiesta crowned 2012 What Car? Used car of the year
19 October 2012 – Ford took four honours at this year’s What Car? Used Car awards including top prize for Ford Fiesta – which is also the UK’s top-selling new car.
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Much ado about Ford Galaxy's Shakespearean road trip
17 October 2012 – When a galaxy of stars headed to an entrepreneur’s summit in Spain this autumn, it was a seven-seater Ford Galaxy which transported two speakers from the UK.
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Ford's acclaimed 1.0-litre ECOboost engine on sale in C-MAX and Grand C-MAX this month
15 October 2012 - Ford will this month offer C-MAX and Grand C-MAX with the acclaimed1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine – a combination which delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions.
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Ford Transit helps disabled service ski team hit the slopes this winter
07 November 2012 ‐ Ford has once again come to the aid of disabled Service skiers to compete in international winter sports events with the provision of a new Transit minibus.
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Ford commercial vehicles set the benchmark for Greenshields JCB
10 October 2012 – Ford Transit and Transit Connect vans have been selected by Greenshields JCB, which specialises in the distribution, service and repair of JCB and Thwaites dumper vehicles.
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All-new Ford Transit Custom delivers improved resale values
09 October 2012 – Residual values confirmed for the all-new Ford Transit Custom have provided a further boost for the launch of the recently crowned International Van of the Year 2013.
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Frugal Ford Fiesta wins 2012 mpg marathon with 108.78mpg
08 October 2012 – The Ford Fiesta ECOnetic 1.6 TDCi has won the 2012 ALD Automotive/Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon, clocking up 108.78mpg over a 370-mile route involving tough, real-world driving in challenging weather conditions.
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Ford reveals EcoSport at Paris Motor Show; all-new SUV combines flexibility and space with small car practicality
26 September 2012 – Ford of Europe will reveal the all-new EcoSport SUV tomorrow at the Paris Motor Show.  Ford EcoSport combines the agility, affordability and fuel efficiency of a small car with the flexibility and spaciousness of an SUV.
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Stylish new Ford Fiesta debuts six green engines and a Titanium X series
26 September 2012 – The new Ford Fiesta will target best-in-class fuel economy with six powertrains for the UK offering both sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions and returning from 65.7mpg.
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Ford's stylish and spacious all-new Tourneo Connect provides active families with the perfect people-mover
26 September 2012 – Ford’s stylish and practical all-new Tourneo Connect family vehicle makes its global public debut at the Paris Motor Show.
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Ford Cortina celebrates 50th on BBC’s One Show
21 September 2012 – Demonstrating how it connects emotionally with so many people in the UK, the Ford Cortina celebrated its launch 50 years ago on prime-time TV with a feature on the BBC’s One Show.
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Ford Mondeo named greenest family car by 'What Car?' again
20 September 2012 – The Ford Mondeo has been declared the UK's greenest family car by What Car? for the second year running.
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Ford Transit backs Sir Ranulph Fiennes latest challenge to cross Antarctica in winter
20 September 2012 – Ford is behind Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ latest record breaking challenge - "The Coldest Journey", a six-month expedition across Antarctica during the southern winter.
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New Ford Transit Custom wins 'International Van Of The Year'
19 September 2012 – The all-new Ford Transit Custom was named “International Van of the Year 2013” – to become the fourth member of the Transit family to win the highly prized award – at the Hanover IAA Commercial Vehicle Show.
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All-new Ford Transit Connect delivers unmatched load-carrying ability, lower fuel costs and dynamic new looks
18 September 2012 – The stylish all-new Ford Transit Connect sets new standards for load-carrying ability, cost of ownership and dependability in the compact van segment, and will extend the success of the current model.
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All-new Ford Transit makes global public debut at IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover
18 September 2012 – The all-new Ford Transit makes its global public debut at the Hanover IAA Commercial Vehicle Show, marking the arrival of a new generation of global Transit commercial vehicles.
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Ford Transit is 1,000th minibus donated by Lord's Taverners
13 September 2012 – A Ford Transit Minibus donated to an Essex school was the 1,000th vehicle handed over by The Lord’s Taverners. The presentation by the cricketing charity took place at Essex’s Ford County Ground.
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50 years of Ford Cortina at Goodwood Revival
12 September 2012 – This weekend the world’s most popular historic race meeting, the Goodwood Revival, will celebrate 50 years of the Ford Cortina with a display of some rare Mark I models outside the RAC Earls Court exhibition.
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Ford reveals stylish, practical new Tourneo Connect; spacious people-mover helps drive Tourneo transformation
06 September 2012 – Ford today launched a new generation of smart and stylish passenger vehicles under the Tourneo brand, at its exclusive “Go Further” event in Amsterdam.
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Ford to introduce all-new EcoSport in Europe; flexible and spacious SUV delivers small car practicality
06 September 2012 - Ford today revealed that the all-new EcoSport, a compact, rugged and fuel efficient sports utility will go on sale in Europe within the next 18 months as Ford expands its line-up.
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Ford launches major product acceleration in Europe: targets profitable growth with new cars, SUVs and CVs
06 September 2012 – Ford Motor Company today detailed an aggressive product acceleration in Europe leveraging the company’s One Ford global portfolio and targeting opportunities for growth.
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Ford reveals all-new global Transit and Transit Connect commercial vehicles at ‘Go Further’ event
06 September 2012 – Ford today revealed a new generation of world-class Transit commercial vehicles at its “Go Further” event.
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Ford unveils all-new Mondeo; flagship delivers premium design, cutting-edge tech and 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine
06 September 2012 – Ford today debuted the stylish all-new global Mondeo at its “Go Further” brand event, to reveal a sleek design and new levels of premium-level interior craftsmanship.
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Ford headlines at CarFest North
06 September 2012 – Following Ford’s success at the inaugural CarFest South in Hampshire, Ford will have an even more spectacular display of vehicles wowing the crowds at this weekend’s CarFest North championed by BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans.
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Ford’s next generation Mondeo will combine with 1.0 EcoBoost engine to redefine family car efficiency
06 September 2012 – Ford’s next generation Mondeo for Europe will be equipped with the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, making it the largest-ever Ford vehicle to be fitted with such a small engine.
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Ford reveals stylish new Fiesta; advanced technology includes SYNC, MyKey and 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine
05 September 2012 – Ford today revealed the dynamic new version of the best-selling Fiesta that features a sharper design and a host of exclusive technology features.
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Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost powered race car leaves supercars in its wake at famed Nürburgring circuit
04 September 2012 – Ford's tiny but feisty 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is the reason why a unique road-going Formula Ford race car has scored one of the fastest lap times ever at Germany’s famed Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit.
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New Ford Focus is best-selling car nameplate in the world in first half of 2012
03 September 2012 – Ford Focus is the world’s best-selling single car nameplate in 2012, having outsold every other model of car in the first six months of the year.
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All-new Ford Focus ST premieres in The Sweeney
03 September 2012 – Ford's first global performance car takes centre stage this month with a starring role in new film blockbuster The Sweeney.
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Ford of Europe to detail major product acceleration at special "Go Further" event in Amsterdam on Sept. 6
03 September 2012 – Ford Motor Company will detail a major product acceleration for Europe at a special “Go Further” event in Amsterdam on Sept. 6.
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All-new Ford B-MAX achieves maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
29 August 2012 – The all-new Ford B-MAX has been awarded the highest possible five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP.
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Ford B-MAX stars in Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
23 August 2012 – The all-new Ford B-MAX has a starring role at this month’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
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Ford Focus family has a clean run on 2012 Eco Rally
20 August 2012 – Ford rolled out a comprehensive range of low-CO2 technologies at the Oxford to London Eco Rally this week as Ford Focus models with three different powertrains took part in this year’s 65-mile event.
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One-of-a-kind 850-horsepower 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Cobra created as a tribute to Carroll Shelby
17 August 2012 – Friends of Carroll Shelby, including Ford Motor Company, Shelby American, Ford Racing and many others have built a unique 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra as a tribute to the late Carroll Shelby.
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Ford's best-ever vehicle range boosts fleet sales leadership
16 August 2012 – Ford’s UK fleet business is reaping the benefits of the company’s best-ever vehicle range, as car sales accelerate. Ford is leading the UK fleet car market with a 15.9 per cent share for the year to date (end July); up from 15.4 per cent for the same period in 2011.
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New Ford B-MAX ingenious door design and SYNC deliver a connected compact car with unrivalled access
14 August 2012 – The all-new Ford B-MAX offers customers a smarter and more versatile compact car, with a breakthrough door concept which provides unrivalled access and some of the most advanced small car technologies.
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Ford S-MAX takes planes to Germany
02 August 2012 – Ford has devised a new twist on taking the plane to Germany, after loaning two S-MAX for Britain’s Dave Wiltshire and Steve Roberts to carry their aircraft to the World Model Jet Flying Championships.
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Ford backs new high speed sustainable manufacturing institute
25 July 2012 – Ford will back a High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI) being launched by the Government at the Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) in East London.
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All-new Ford Transit Custom leads class for load-carrying ability
18 July 2012 – The all-new Ford Transit Custom introduces a new level of load carrying ability to the one-tonne van segment with more space, more convenience and a range of innovative new loadspace features.
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Ken Block’s Gymkhana gallops through the streets of San Francisco
13 July 2012 – Exclusive new images are now available of Ken Block’s Gymkhana FIVE: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco, the fifth instalment of the award-winning viral video franchise.
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Ford celebrates production of 40 million engines at Dagenham
11 July 2012 – Consistently high output at Ford Dagenham over the last 50 years has propelled production at the East London engine site past the milestone of 40 million engines – enough to stretch 20,000 miles, or four fifths of the way around the globe, when placed end to end.
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Ford responds to ‘right-sizing’ trend with ingenious all-new B-MAX
10 July 2012 – Ford’s ingenious new B-MAX is the company’s response to a growing “right-sizing” trend in Europe, with production now underway for September delivery to UK dealerships.
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Ford Focus ST in film star role at the Festival of Speed
29 June 2012 – After shining in media reviews, Ford's new Focus ST is previewing its starring role in the new British film blockbuster The Sweeney at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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Ford’s most powerful Mustang takes on the Goodwood hillclimb in tribute to Carroll Shelby
28 June 2012 – Ford's most powerful Mustang ever, the new Ford Shelby GT500, is appearing at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed in a fitting tribute to the late Carroll Shelby.
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Hot new Focus ST leads Ford’s success at Auto Express new car awards 2012
27 June 2012 – The all-new 250PS Ford Focus ST has been named Auto Express’ Best Hot Hatch in its first month on sale.
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Ford to introduce 15 new best-in-class fuel efficient vehicles this year; leverages new powertrains and technologies
21 June 2012 – Ford is leveraging its range of efficient EcoBoost petrol engines, TDCi diesel engines and low CO2 ECOnetic Technologies to introduce 15 new models in Europe in 2012 that are best-in-class for fuel efficiency.
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New Focus ST: Ford's fastest Focus debuts as first global performance car
11 June 2012 – The New Focus ST will take British Ford dealers by storm this autumn, with its unique balance of outstanding performance, handling, refinement and style.
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Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost sets 16 world speed records
07 June 2012 – Ford’s new 125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine in the Ford Focus has proved its surprising performance by setting 16 Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) world speed records* over distances from 0.6 miles to 2,550.5 miles.
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Ford’s Jubilee car joins the celebrations
01 June 2012 - Dagenham Vehicle Production in 1952 - 93,499 (266 per day)
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Ford subjects all-new Transit Custom to extreme testing
31 May 2012 – While children are told not to slam doors, Ford engineers working on the all-new Transit Custom had other ideas.
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Ford announces hot prices for new Focus ST
28 May 2012 – Ford’s exciting new 250PS Focus ST, one of the UK’s most keenly-anticipated performance hatchbacks, will go on sale from 1st June 2012, priced from £21,995 on the road.
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Leading contractor's fleet is 100 per cent Ford
23 May 2012 – More than 130 Ford vehicles have been added to the fleet of building and maintenance services contractor, Mountjoy. The addition of these vehicles means that Mountjoy’s ‘workhorse fleet’ of 176 vehicles is now sourced 100 per cent from the Ford stable.
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Ford dealer Elfyn leads British Rallying
18 May 2012 – The phrase “win on Sunday, sell on Monday” has never been truer than for Welsh Ford dealer, Elfyn Evans, who is currently leading the British Rally Championship, with three back-to-back class victories in his Ford Fiesta R2 rally car.
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Ford Focus is "Car Of The Year" at the 2012 Honest John Awards
18 May 2012 – The Ford Focus is “Car of the Year” as well as the “Most Popular Small Family Car” at the 2012 honestjohn.co.uk awards, with Ford Mondeo and Ford C-MAX also picking up category wins as they are crowned “Most Popular Large Family Car” and “Most Popular MPV” respectively.
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Ford celebrates 20 years as Official Uefa Champions League Partner; New B-Max opens doors for trophy parade
18 May 2012 – Ford is celebrating 20 years as the longest-standing official partner of the UEFA Champions League, as this season’s tournament reaches its climax tomorrow at the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final, in Munich, Germany.
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Ford scores a hat-trick at Fleet World Honours
17 May 2012 – Ford’s new 1.0-litre turbo-powered EcoBoost engine has won the Innovation Award at the 2012 Fleet World Honours, joining Ranger and Transit to form a hat-trick of Ford prize winners.
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Innovative Ford "Easy Fuel" System counters rising fuel thefts
16 May 2012 – Ford’s Easy Fuel system which prevents the expensive mistake of misfuelling is also proving a deterrent to petrol and diesel thieves.
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Ford Focus crowned Best Medium Car at the 2012 Diesel Car Awards
14 May 2012 – The all-new Ford Focus is best diesel medium car thanks to its contemporary style and refinement – as declared by Diesel Car magazine at its 2012 awards.
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Ford plans to triple Ecoboost-Powered car output for Europe by 2015
11 May 2012 – Ford is planning to more than triple the production of its vehicles equipped with fuel-efficient and powerful EcoBoost petrol engines to approximately 480,000 a year by 2015, from 141,000 in 2011.
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1,500,000th Ford Focus sold in Britain nets Essex cricketer Jaik Mickleburgh
09 May 2012 – Sales of the Ford Focus reach 1,500,000 this week as Essex batsman Jaik Mickleburgh takes delivery of the landmark car – a five-door Titanium X model.
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New Ford Galaxy deal further reduces Addison Lee fleet emissions
08 May 2012 – The Ford Galaxy is set to become an even more familiar sight on the streets of London following a new agreement with Europe’s largest minicab firm, Addison Lee.
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Ford’s stylish and spacious all-new Kuga benefits from trend spotting on a global scale
25 April 2012 – Ford designers employed trend spotting on a global scale to ensure the all-new Kuga meets the needs of the customers – wherever they are in the world.
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Ford Transit van club signs 1,000th member
23 April 2012 - Seven years after its foundation, the Transit Van Club is celebrating the signing of its 1,000th member. Darren Kempton, who owns two classic examples of Ford's finest, is the “millennium member” and he was presented with a commemorative certificate from club founder Peter Lee.
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Ingenious Design and Technology help new Ford B-Max protect occupants
18 April 2012 – All-new Ford B-MAX is engineered to deliver outstanding protection in all accident situations as well as providing best-in-class access to vehicle cabin.
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Unique Crash Test Procedure ensures Ford B-Max Door System is as Safe as it is Innovative
18 April 2012 – Ford developed and implemented a unique test procedure to ensure the new B-MAX’s Easy Access Door System is as safe as it is innovative.
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Dynamic new Ford Transit Custom brings new levels of style and functionality to the one-tonne van market
18 April 2012 – The all-new Ford Transit Custom makes its global debut at the Birmingham CV Show, bringing new levels of style, driver appeal and functionality to the one-tonne commercial vehicle market.
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Ford puts swans on the road
17 April 2012 - A Ford Transit is set to become a regular sight cruising around Somerset this summer, ferrying a flock of giant swan sculptures in and around the city of Wells as a boost for tourism and charity.
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Ford Fiesta Studio wins small hatchback of the year from Parkers
11 April 2012 – The Ford Fiesta Studio three-door, 1.25-litre petrol is the UK's most cost effective Small Hatchback of the Year under £13,000 according to a leading car buying website, Parkers.
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Essex cricket captain chooses a high-tech Ford Focus for 2012
5 April 2012 – Former England cricket star and current Essex team captain, James Foster, has chosen a new high-tech, 125PS l.0-litre EcoBoost Ford Focus for the new season.
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Inflation-busting Ford engine means motorists pay less for fuel than four years ago
05 April 2012 – Ford is tackling soaring fuel prices with an economical new engine that helps motorists pay less per mile for petrol than they did four years ago.
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Ford Fiesta and Focus triumph in Fleet News Awards
04 April 2012 – Ford has claimed Best Small Car for the Fiesta and Best Lower Medium Car for the Focus in the prestigious annual Fleet News Awards.
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Ford reveals text-to-speech mobile technology as study shows one in three text while driving
03 April 2012 – A new study shows one in three UK drivers admit they have read texts while driving, a highly distracting habit proven to contribute to traffic accidents.
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Ford Focus 1.0-litre 125ps ECOboost wins award during first month on sale
02 April 2012 - Ford's latest addition to its best-selling Focus range has won its first award within days of going on sale.
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Prices announced for Ford’s ingenious new B-MAX small car
02 April 2012 - The new Ford B-MAX has gone on sale for September delivery from £12,995, bringing UK drivers a winning combination of ingenious design, unrivalled economy and advanced small car technology.
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Facebook fan wins new Focus through Ford's "Win a Car" Competition
30 March 2012 – Ford’s ‘Win a Car’ competition on its recently launched UK Facebook page generated over 30,000 entries in 48 hours, and was won by Christopher King, 58, from Lincoln.
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Ford 'speed limiter' provides peace of mind through the safety cameras
28 March 2012 - Horsepower, precision handling and advance technology may stir the passions of car buyers, but with the number of speed cameras increasing across Europe, a Ford feature that allows drivers to limit their top speed has become an unlikely favourite.
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New Fiesta and Fiestavan ECOnetic now deliver more than 85mpg
26 March 2012 - New high-tech developments have made Britain’s best-selling car and small van even cleaner with latest emissions dropping from 95 to 87g/km of CO2 and combined fuel economy rising to 85.6mpg.
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Ford fuel economy strides protect family budgets
22 March 2012 - Ford can offer motorists some good Budget news with the announcement of a new Ford Fiesta capable of returning over 85mpg.
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Van of the year for Ford Transit tops five awards for market leader from Vans A2Z
20 March 2012 - Ford commercial vehicles picked up five trophies at the annual awards presented by independent website Vans A2Z. The four category wins were topped with Ford Transit being named overall Van of the Year 2012.
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Ford Fiesta and Ford Mondeo win Carbuyer 2012 awards
16 March 2012 - The Ford Fiesta and Ford Mondeo are winners in the 2012 CarBuyer Car of the Year awards.
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Ford Fiesta crowned Diesel Cars used car of the year 2012 and Ford scoops four category wins
15 March 2012 – The Ford Fiesta was commended as best small car and crowned the overall winner of Diesel Car magazine’s Used Car of the Year Awards 2012. Three further awards for best large car, best estate car and best MPV went to Mondeo, Mondeo Estate and S-MAX respectively.
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Ford Focus ST in film star role at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
15 March 2012 – Ford's first global performance car is previewing its starring role in new film blockbuster The Sweeney at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer.
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All-new Ford B-MAX safety tech predicted to help avoid city shunts
14 March 2012 - The all-new Ford B-MAX will reduce the risk of low-speed accidents as well as the likelihood of injuries, thanks to the introduction of Ford’s low-speed collision avoidance system Active City Stop.
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Keep Britain Moving - Issue 6
Welcome to the latest issue of Keep Britain Moving, the newsletter dedicated to the latest news from Ford Commercial Vehicles.
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Stylish new Ford B-MAX opens doors to practical solutions for city driving at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
05 March 2012 - The new Ford B-MAX, revealed today at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, features a winning combination of unique design, unrivalled economy and what is among the most advanced small car technology in Europe.
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Ford's stylish and spacious all-new Kuga makes European debut at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
05 March 2012 – The all-new Ford Kuga unveiled in Geneva builds on the huge success of the current model and introduces new technologies as well as a more streamlined, stylish and spacious design.
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Ford unveils kick-activated tailgate for all-new Kuga at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
05 March 2012 - Ford Motor Company will offer an innovative hands-free tailgate for the all-new Kuga, offering customers a first-in-class, kick-activated means of accessing the boot.
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Ford's first-ever all-electric passenger car takes to the road at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
05 March 2012 – Ford is offering visitors to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show an early opportunity to try its first-ever all-electric passenger car, the Focus Electric.
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Production-ready Ford Fiesta ST debuts at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
05 March 2012 – Ford Motor Company is unveiling the new production-ready Fiesta ST at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in advance of the performance hatchback going on sale in the UK in the first half of 2013.
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Dynamic Ford Tourneo Custom Concept makes global debut at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
05 March 2012 – The dynamic new Ford Tourneo Custom Concept will make its global debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March, bringing a new level of energy and style to the European personal use vehicle segment.
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Ford Transit van delivers medicines safely
02 March 2012 – Ford has developed a modified Transit known as the “Pharmavan”, in association with AAH Pharmaceuticals. AAH, the UK’s leading distributor of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products, has taken delivery of 270 Ford models to add to its 800-strong van fleet.
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Ford wins Global Mobile Award for technology on all-new B-Max
28 February 2012 – A new Ford technology being introduced on the all-new B-MAX to assist occupants in making a 999 call to emergency services in the event of a crash has won a prestigious technology award.
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Ford Sync to debut in Europe this year on all-new B-Max
27 February 2012 – Ford’s all-new B-MAX is a sophisticated small family car which delivers a powerful punch in terms of class-leading technology, fuel economy and an ingenious door design providing unrivalled access to the car.
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Ford Focus leads industry with four Euro NCAP advanced rewards as new Ford Ranger confirmed Europe's safest pick-up
23 February 2012 – The all-new Ford Ranger has cemented its position as Europe’s safest pick-up after passing Euro NCAP’s toughest-ever safety assessment.
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Ford's new 1.0 litre EcoBoost Petrol Engine powered by multiple innovations
23 February 2012 – Ford’s latest addition to its acclaimed turbo-powered EcoBoost petrol engine line-up boasts innovations which make the 1.0-litre a genuine alternative to its larger naturally-aspirated predecessor.
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Ford's fuel-efficient diesel engine is Daniel's choice
21 February 2012 – Ford is supplying 130 Ford Focus and Mondeo models to Daniel Contractors Ltd, a support services company operating in the utilities, marine, civil engineering and energy sectors across the UK and overseas.
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New Ford B-MAX achieves best-in-class fuel economy and co2 emissions for diesel and petrol models
16 February 2012 – The all-new Ford B-MAX – the versatile multi-activity vehicle debuting this year – sets a new standard in its class for fuel economy and CO2 emissions with Ford’s latest petrol and diesel engines.
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New Ford B-MAX premieres in the UK
16 February 2012 - Ford designer, Erika Tsubaki, demonstrates the unique design features of the Ford B-MAX concept car at its UK unveiling in London today. The hidden pillars and sliding doors of the B-MAX provide unrivalled access to the car’s interior. B-MAX goes on sale in September 2012.
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From Radiohead to Vivaldi – how Ford used an eclectic playlist to perfect the sound system in the new B-Max
13 February 2012 - Every car – like every room or auditorium – has unique acoustics qualities. The size and shape of the cabin, the materials in the seats and dashboard, the ratio of glass and steel – all of it impact the sound quality in a new car.
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New Ford B-Max’s easy access door system is ‘car designer’s dream’ come to life
10 February 2012 - Ford has unveiled a unique door system that brings unrivalled ease-of-access to the all-new B-MAX.
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Euro NCAP Ford Focus is ‘best in class’ small family car
07 February 2012 - Euro NCAP, Europe’s leading authority on auto safety, named the Ford Focus the “Best in Class” small family car in recognition of the vehicle’s crash test rating and advanced safety technology.
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Ford’s all-new B-Max to showcase unique design and unrivalled technology at Geneva motor show
01 February 2012 - Ford will throw open the doors to its all-new production-ready B-MAX compact multi-activity vehicle when it takes a starring role at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.
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Ford's 1.0-litre ecoboost turbo petrol engine debuts in All-New Focus
30 January 2012 – Ford’s high tech, ultra-efficient, turbocharged, direct injection 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine goes on sale across the Ford Focus range in the UK next month.
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Ford C-Max lifts BusinessCar award as sales double
25 January 2012 – The new Ford C-MAX range has marked surging sales by picking up its first BusinessCar award.
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Ford Mondeo is What Car? Best family and estate car for second year running
12 January 2012 – The Ford Mondeo picked up two accolades at the What Car? 2012 awards, being declared both the UK's best family car and the best estate car for the second consecutive year.
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News from Ford
9 January 2012 – Ford’s all-new Fusion brings alive the next generation of more expressive vehicles from Ford and is the first sedan to offer gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions – each expected to deliver top fuel economy and an engaging driving experience.
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