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Hanover CV show: a new niche – 4x4 panel vans

As the van market fragments, manufacturers are looking for new niches. And an emerging niche at Hanover seems to be all-wheel drive versions of panel vans, with a number of manufacturers showing 4x4 vans. Ford announced the Transit AWD, which marries an all-wheel drive system to a 140PS 2.4-litre TDCi diesel and a 6-speed manual transmission. It is available for all different body styles, roof heights and wheelbases on Transits in the 3.3 to 3.5-tonne weight class. “The Transit AWD is mainly aimed at cu

F-Series Super Duty Adds New Harley-Davidson and Cabela’s Edition Pickups

The 2009 F-Series Super Duty line of trucks, the industry's most capable full-size heavy-duty work trucks, come equipped with even more capability, thanks to new standard features and offers even more choice with two new packages – a Cabela's FX4 for the outdoor enthusiast and for the first time, a Harley-Davidson™ F-450 pickup. All four Super Duty trim levels, XL, XLT, FX4, and Lariat, come with new standard features. The XL, the no frill

All-New Fiesta Van Leads Ford Line-Up at 2008 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show

The all- new Ford Fiesta Van makes its public debut at the 2008 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, bringing practicality, style and fun to the European light commercial vehicle segment. Based on the all-new Ford Fiesta car which is being launched in Europe from autumn 2008, the Fiesta Van derivative is designed to meet the needs of professional or personal use customers and will be available in most European markets from early 2009. Pr

2009 Ford F-150 unsurpassed in fuel economy, capability

America's best-selling pickup, the Ford F-Series, is raising the bar once again – this time with unsurpassed fuel efficiency on the new 2009 F-150, thanks to significant miles per gallon improvement across the entire F-150 lineup. On sale in October, the new F-150 offers fuel economy that has improved an average o

Ford Dealers Offer Mountune Performance for Focus ST

Ford is offering Focus ST performance upgrades through a special dealer-fit option. The Mountune Performance package will retail at £1,120 (plus fitting) and consists of a larger intercooler, a high-flow air filter and revised engine calibration. Together, this lifts power output from Ford’s potent 2.5-litre Durate

Ford Focus Outperforms Competition In Repair Cost Affordability

Ford Motor Company's hot-selling and fuel-efficient Ford Focus is significantly less expensive to repair than 19 other small cars, including the Toyota Prius, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reported last week. In a recent series of crash tests, IIHS determined that Ford Focus had the lowest repair costs among those tested.  Compared to the Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Rabbit, which sustained about $4,000 or more in damage in

New Ford Ka Makes Global Debut At Paris Motor Show

The exciting new Ford Ka makes its global debut at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. It replaces the iconic original Ka, which brought new levels of style and enjoyment to the small-car market when it was launched in 1996. The new Ka retains all of the qualities which made the Ka brand so popular – compact size, great lo

New Focus RS: Ford Of Europe's Ultimate Performance Car

The legendary Ford RS performance car brand is back and faster than ever. The stunning new 2009 Focus RS is previewed at Paris, while development work has confirmed it as the fastest ever European Ford production car. Ford is confirming performance target figures for Focus RS as 0-100km/h in under 6.0 seconds and a

Ford Offers More Performance And Style For New Kuga Crossover

Ford of Europe is previewing new powertrain and styling enhancements for the new Ford Kuga at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Early in 2009, the dynamic Kuga range will be extended with the availability of an exciting new 200 PS, 2.5-litre Duratec Turbo petrol engine as well as a new optional Durashift 5-tronic automatic transmission. In addition to these new powertrain choices, the Kuga will also be available with Ford Individual vehicle pers

Fiesta ECOnetic – Ford’s Most Frugal Car

Bringing style and new levels of low-CO2 efficiency, Ford of Europe’s most frugal car – the new Fiesta ECOnetic – heads the Fiesta range at this year’s Paris Show. Powered by a specially-calibrated version of the 90 PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi, combined with coated Diesel Particulate Filter, Ford’s most economical Fiesta can travel 100 kilometres using just 3.7 litres of fuel, on the EC Combined Cycle. This impressive fuel economy is matched with a class-leading CO2 output of 98 grams per kilometre

New Fiesta Gets Personal With Ford Individual

The new Ford Fiesta is getting personal! Customers who have already fallen in love with new Fiesta’s chic interior can make it even more exclusive, thanks to Ford’s Vehicle Personalisation programme, Ford Individual, now extended to Ford’s all-new small car. Two distinct themes have been developed for the new Fiesta, created to fit perfectly with new Fiesta’s eye-catching sense of style. For each theme, a collection of complementary pieces have been toned to enhance the expressive use of colour in new F

Ford Individual Offers More Exclusivity And Choice For Mondeo

Mondeo is among the latest models to benefit from the added choice and exclusivity of 'Ford Individual', the company's vehicle personalisation programme, whose design team have focused on enhancing the quality and style of Mondeo’s highly crafted interior. First shown as a design study at the 2007 Frankfurt Show and now revealed in production form at the 2008 Paris Show, the Mondeo 'Ford Individual' package offers an extended range of featur