Tag: Ford

Ford’s electric Mustang ‘a bold but necessary move’ – GlobalData

20th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Ford’s introduction of an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in 2020 is “a bold move” according to David Leggett, automotive editor at data and analytics company GlobalData. “The idea is to promote the traditional Mustang brand’s strengths of performance and flair for a vehicle that will be fun and exciting, rather than merely created to help meet future compliance standards. The Mach-EE is no econobox.

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Hankook tyres for Ford Explorer

Hankook tyres for Ford Explorer

12th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire has extended its original equipment supply activities, this time in North America with tyres for the new 2020 Ford Explorer. America’s best-selling SUV will wear Hankook Kinergy GT all-season tyres in size 255/65R18.

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Quick Lane Reading invests £40,000 in MOT equipment

Quick Lane Reading invests £40,000 in MOT equipment

1st August 2019 | 0 Comments

Quick Lane Reading, the tyre and autocentre chain’s first franchise branch, has made a £40,000 investment into new MOT test equipment.

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TrustFord invests in Quick Lane tyre retail franchise

TrustFord invests in Quick Lane tyre retail franchise

15th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Quick Lane Tyre & Autocentre has opened a new location in Prestwich following significant investment in the franchise from TrustFord. Could this signal a move further towards tyre retail on the part of Ford?

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Ford launches new scrappage scheme

8th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Ford is launching a new scrappage scheme to take older, less fuel- efficient vehicles off UK roads, replacing them with cleaner and more fuel-efficient new Ford models.

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Electric vehicle pioneer wins Autocar’s Great British Women in the Car Industry – Rising Stars 2019

21st June 2019 | 0 Comments

Emma King, Ford’s senior purchasing manager at the forefront of the marque’s $11bn investment in EVs, has been named the winner of Autocar’s Great British Women in the Car Industry – Rising Stars 2019 initiative, held in partnership with the SMMT.

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Tyre makers honoured with GM & Ford supplier awards

Tyre makers honoured with GM & Ford supplier awards

7th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Several tyre makers have received new silverware of late, with OEM partners in the vehicle manufacturing sector handing out awards to honour their suppliers. We’ve already shared news of awards Hankook Tire received from Honda and General Motors; more recently, Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear, Maxxis and Pirelli have commented on the accolades they’ve gained.

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Brexit, the continuing saga

Brexit, the continuing saga

5th April 2019 | 0 Comments

We were told that 29 March was the Brexit deadline. As we go to press in the week after that deadline passed, it is clear that we don’t know either when or how we are going to Brexit. As we discussed last month, the consensus amongst analysts and the automotive industry is that there will be a massive negative impact on vehicle manufacturing (and therefore automotive suppliers) in the UK. But what else do we have to look forward to?

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Ford starts exporting cars from South Africa to Europe

Ford starts exporting cars from South Africa to Europe

3rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is expanding its vehicle export operations by adopting a multi-port strategy with the first shipment of 1000 locally assembled Ford Rangers from Port Elizabeth to markets in Europe.

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Michelin Selfseal tyres OE on new Ford Explorer

18th March 2019 | 0 Comments

In the USA, Ford Motor is supplying Michelin Selfseal tyres for the new Ford Explorer. The 2020 Explorer is the first SUV to offer Michelin Selfseal tyres, according to Ford.

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Hankook tyres OE on Ford Focus Active

Hankook tyres OE on Ford Focus Active

18th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Ford’s new Focus Active is available from the factory with Hankook tyres, reports the tyre maker. As of December 2018, the crossover wears Hankook’s Ventus Prime 3 in sizes 215/50R18V and 215/55R17V.

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Ford, Volkswagen Alliance targets win-win in vans, medium pickup trucks – Frost & Sullivan

21st January 2019 | 0 Comments

The recently announced partnership between Ford and Volkswagen in the commercial vans and medium pickup trucks arena served to highlight the strong global demand that both companies foresee in these two segments. The partnership was made public on the sidelines of the just concluded North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2019, in Detroit. It marks the first step in a partnership that seeks to leverage the complementary strengths of both automotive giants in a bid to boost their competitiveness.

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VW and Ford establish van/EV partnership

16th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company have will partner in the production of light commercial vehicles after announcing the first formal agreements in “a broad alliance”. The alliance does not involve cross-ownership between the two companies.

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Guardians of the Ford Galaxy: New Klarius exhausts available now

Guardians of the Ford Galaxy: New Klarius exhausts available now

17th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Thirty-three new aftermarket exhausts have been introduced to the Klarius Products European emissions control range, covering a multitude of popular vehicle applications. Designed to deliver equivalent performance and efficiency to the OEM component, the entire 10,000+ product range is available from regional European distributors with same or next day delivery.

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Vredestein Quatrac 5 chosen for latest Ford Fiesta

Vredestein Quatrac 5 chosen for latest Ford Fiesta

4th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Ford has extended its original equipment business with Apollo Vredestein by selecting the Vredestein Quatrac 5 for fitment on the latest Ford Fiesta. For the past year, the Ford EcoSport has been also available from the factory equipped with the Vredestein Sportrac 5.

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