Interior space (particularly the rear legroom) seems to be a common (non-mechanical) weaknes with small Ford cars.
I'll start off with the current Focus hatchback and compare it to a similar-sized competitor.
---------------2014 Ford Focus hatchback-----2014 Hyundai Elantra GT aka i30...
1.0-Litre EcoBoost Now Powers 1 in 5 New Fords in Europe
Aug-07-2014 2:20 AM ET
COLOGNE, Germany – The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine was Europe’s best-selling turbocharged petrol engine for the first six months of the year, according to Ford figures.
So far this year, one in every five...
INTERVIEW: Ernst Reim, Chief Interior Designer For Ford Of Europe Reveals How Future Looks More 'Premium'
Motor Trades Insight
He's overseen the interior designs of the latest Fiesta, Mondeo, Focus, B-Max and C-Max. Ernst Reim is the Chief Interior Designer for Ford of Europe - the company...
A diesley hybrid? A camper van? A four door convertible?
Ford introduced a new sub-brand at the Frankfurt auto show this week. It’s called Vignale, named for a revered...
just got to thinking how beneficial is it for ford to have majority of their vehicles sharing platforms.
To me the explore turned into a over-sized CUV no longer holding true to its SUV roots. By it sharing the Taurus platform it is limited to car handling ruining its off-road and towing...
Over 30 Vehicle Debuts Already Confirmed for 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
LA Auto Show Media
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Auto Show announced today that it anticipates more than 50 vehicles will debut at the 2011 Press Days, held Nov. 16 and 17. With still four months...
Mulally Pushes Greener German Fords to Break Volkswagen
Ford Motor Co. (F), seeking to boost its image and its prices in Germany, is up against car buyers like Stefanie Weiland.
“Ford’s reputation over here is deplorable,” said Weiland, 46, a former Ford owner, as she shopped at a...
Ford will offer 4 vehicles that earn 40 mpg next year
November 16, 2010 - 12:15 am ET
LOS ANGELES -- Ford Motor Co. expects the 2012 Focus compact to earn 40 mpg, giving the automaker four vehicles that produce 40 mpg or more in 2011.
Three of the 2011s -- the...
I was playing with the Fiesta configurator a bit today
and the plethora of features/options (see Igor's list) made me wonder if Ford will have to bring out some serious UPgrades for (some of) their other 2011 vehicles?
(- Taurus/Sho is plenty 'UP' already seeing as it's new AND the flagship
Americans are buying Fords - DetroitFreePress
'Drive One' slogan isn't connecting with public
BY BRENT SNAVELY • FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER • June 7, 2009
While experts continue debating whether Ford Motor Co. can survive without the federal money propping up GM and...
Ford Territory Ghia AWD.
4.0l straight 6 with a ZF 6 Speed Auto constant AWD system.
Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute (you guys call them pickups)
Turbo 4.0l straight 6 with a ZF 6 Speed Auto
Ford Fiesta XR4 (Called the ST in other markets)
Nice little hot hatch 2.0l 4 cylinder 150hp.
FORD VEHICLES STAR IN FEATURE FILMS
DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 27, 2008 – A little more than a month after its debut, the new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight,” has already become the second highest-grossing film of all time – and an all-star opportunity for Ford Motor Company.
Ford's good problem: making enough small cars
Automaker has no plans for additional plant closings
Automotive News | May 30, 2008 - 5:25 pm EST
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. is mulling its options on how to make enough small cars to meet customer demand. Those options include...
Three to fight for Ford European brands
Automotive News | November 12, 2007 - 12:00 pm EST
LONDON (Reuters) - Automaker Ford Motor Co. has narrowed the auction of its Jaguar and Land Rover brands to three bids, two of them involving Indian companies, people familiar with the matter said...
Great Fords of the past:
DeTomaso Pantera for Lincoln-Mercury
In the late 60s, after the very successful Total Performance Campaign and with Ford fresh from humiliating Ferrari in LeMans, Lee Iacocca, the big man at Ford though it was time for Ford to increase its presence in the high...