The new 2018 Ford Mustang for Europe has been officially unveiled today. The most obvious change is to the design of the front end, with a more aggressive bonnet line and grille, aimed at improving aerodynamics.
Recently, the Ford Fiesta was crowned the UK's best-selling car of all time, having shifted more than 4.1 million over the course of its 40-year history. But today’s Fiesta is a far cry from the basic shopping trolley of the seventies and eighties. In fact, this new seventh generation Fiesta almost has more kit and technology than a Mercedes S-Class from just a few years ago. Ford claim it’s the most technologically advanced small car on sale in Europe and, as far as we can tell, they’re not wrong.
While most people probably think of pickups as a fairly simple creation, these days buyers expect something more from their working vehicles: like all-day comfort, for one. That makes designing the modern pick-up a rather more delicate balancing act than it used to be, one that some manufacturers seem to struggle with, with more than one recently-launched pickup arriving onto the market while, shall we say, significantly under-engined. Thankfully, there is an answer in the form of the Ford Ranger, and with the option of a 3.2-litre five-cylinder it’s currently the most powerful pickup on the market.
Standard Ford Focus RS not fast enough for you? You're in luck, as Ford-approved tuning specialists Mountune are launching a new engine upgrade that increases power to 375PS.
Ford has added a sporty new ST-Line model to its popular Kuga range. It will go on sale on 1st September, priced from £25,845.
You need only spend a few brief moments talking to Tyrone Johnson, Vehicle Engineering Manager for the new Focus RS, to understand just how much effort has gone into creating this latest fast Ford. To say he’s a man who knows what he wants is putting it mildly, and he certainly wasn’t willing to compromise to get it. So has all this engineering effort translated into real world performance?
Before we get started, I need to make a declaration: I own a 1967 Ford Mustang. It offers an experience that’s been enjoyed by millions of Americans over the last 50 years, but on this side of the pond, it’s been the preserve of only a select hairy-chested few. Now, though, anyone can stroll in to one of 70 Ford Stores across the land, and order a slice of V8 American pie.
Is the current Fiesta ST not hot enough for you? Well, you're in luck, because Ford has unveiled a new 200PS version dubbed - not surprisingly - the Fiesta ST200.
Although having been on sale in the US for some time already, the Ford Edge is only now making its way to the UK. It's on sale from today, priced from £29,995 to £36,745.
Ford has finally released performance figures for the European-specification Mustang, with the 5.0-litre V8 model recording a 0-62mph time of 4.8 seconds.
The new Ford Focus RS has finally been unveiled. It is the 30th car to wear the famous RS badge, and its development is said to have included input from renowned stunt driver Ken Block.
The new Ford Mustang is available to order now, with prices for the EcoBoost model starting from £28,995. The V8-powered GT model, meanwhile, will be available from £32,995.