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Ford Flex And The Nascar Guy

As a chassis development engineer for Ford Racing, Jamail was largely responsible for reviving the Ford NASCAR race program in 1999. And as a vehicle dynamics engineer for Flex, Jamail is on the team charged with ensuring this daring new seven-passenger crossover delivers in driving dynamics. Jamail recently answered a few questions about his time in NASCAR and his role in the development on the Ford Flex. How did your time with Ford Racing influence your current work in Ford Flex developm

All-nеw Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta is not just the most dramatic and distinctive Fiesta ever, it also marks a significant landmark in Ford’s history as the first Fiesta to be developed for customers around the world and as the template for the company's future generations of global vehicles. Since the very first Fiesta was launched in 1976, over 12 million have been sold, with over 400,000 customers in 2007 (103,000 in the UK alone) proving the enduring popularity of the model's style, efficiency and value for mo

Ford’s New Smart Intersection ‘Talks’ To Cars To Help Reduce Collisions

Ford Motor Company researchers today unveiled one of the first privately funded "smart intersections" in North America, a key step toward leveraging GPS technology and wireless infrastructure-to-vehicle communications to reduce traffic accidents and ease congestion. The smart intersection, established near Ford's Research & Innovation Center in Dearborn, communicates with specially equipped test vehicles to warn drivers of potentially dang

Delta 4x4 Kuga

Delta 4x4 is convinced that Ford’s late comer will easily send a shock wave through the flooded SUV-sector. Ford Europe is exploring new terrain – territory that has long been conquered with a passion by delta4x4, the Bavarian offroad specialist over the last 30 years. delta4x4 interprets the name „Kuga“ as „cool way of moving“ and honours Ford’s stylish offroader as the first accessory supplier with more offroad power and perfectly customized design kits. In time for the offro

Ford’s Long-Term Durability Improves Faster Than Industry Average, 2008 U.S. GQRS Report Shows

Ford, Lincoln and Mercury brands continue to make significant strides toward industry leadership in long-term durability, according to the 2008 U.S. Global Quality Research System (GQRS) report that tracks quality on three-year-old vehicles. The study was conducted for Ford Motor Company by RDA Group of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. While the industry as a whole improved at a 1 percent rate in overall durability for the 2008 survey, Ford brand i

New Ford Focus RS: A Legend Returns

The legendary Ford RS performance car brand is returning in the shape of the exciting new Ford Focus RS, which will be previewed on July 22 at the 2008 London International Motor Show. The new Focus RS will go on sale in early 2009 and is being created by a small team of dedicated engineers, under the direction of Jost Capito, Ford of Europe's Vehicle Line Director for Performance Vehicles. For performance road car enthusiasts, the new model will mark a welcome return for the Ford RS badge

Ford Explorer Praised For Affordability

The 2008 Ford Explorer is more resistant to damage and less likely to cause damage to other vehicles in low-speed crashes than other midsize sport utility vehicles, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reported today. “The Ford Explorer has been the benchmark SUV for family capability, safety and value for two decades,” said Darryl Hazel, president, Ford Customer Service Division. “Insurance companies are more likely to give Explorer customers discounts because of this esta

2009 Ford Escape

2009 Ford Escape, equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission, is the coveted fuel economy leader among all small SUVs. With fuel prices at record highs, the 2009 Ford Escape with front-wheel drive is the smart choice for SUV customers, thanks to its 28 highway/20 city mpg, fun-to-drive performance. “With gas prices rising, we want to offer our customers even more fuel-efficient vehicles,” says David Finnegan, Escape marketing manager. “At the

Ford Model T And Capri Race Again At Le Mans

Two unique and specially restored Ford race cars will return to the famous Le Mans 24 Hours circuit for the 2008 Le Mans Classic between July 11 and 13. After painstaking restorations, the two cars, a 1923 Model T Montier and a 1973 Ford Capri RS2600, are taking to the track to compete again at the iconic Sarthe circuit under the 'Ecurie Ford France' banner. "The Le Mans 24 Hours has featured in Ford's motorsport history since the very first race, and we are delighted to be able to continue our association wit

Ford Adds Striking New Fiesta Limited Edition

The appeal of the exciting Ford Fiesta line-up continues to expand with the debut of a new sporty, feature-packed special edition – the Zetec S Red. Just 400 new Zetec S Red special editions, representing 10 per cent of all Zetec S models, will be available, priced at £13,000. The "Red" edition follows the success of the popular radian yellow "Anniversary" and lime green "Celebration" models which sold out within weeks of their launch last year.  Ford Fiesta has been in the top three best-selling vehicles in

Ford Focus Econetic Voted Car Of The Year By WhatGreenCar?

Environmental motoring website Whatgreencar? has awarded its first Green Car of the Year award to the Ford Focus ECOnetic.'s lifetime impact rating covering cars' use and manufacture scored the 1.6-litre ECOnetic Focus better than the site's benchmark hybrid. The site's independent panel of judges

Glass Roof Mustang Offers Sun-Drenched Driving While Protecting From Sun’s Harmful Rays

The 2009 Ford Glass Roof Mustang, which is shipping to dealerships now, offers convertible-like sunbathed driving enjoyment without the need for sunscreen. That's because the best-selling sports car's panoramic glass roof - a factory-installed first in the segment - filters 90 percent of the sun's heat-generating infrared (IR) rays and 96 percent of burn-causing ultraviolet (UV) rays. The UV-filtering capability of the new Mustang's fixed gla