Ford is introducing a new Ranger chassis cab variant for the first time, providing customers with the ability to create bespoke vehicles based on Europe’s best-selling pick-up. The Ranger chassis cab uses a body-on-frame construction, creating a tough donor vehicle that maximises the range of potential conversion options.
Ford has unveiled a new Active version of the Ford EcoSport compact SUV. Featuring unique exterior and interior styling alongside increased ride height and additional body protection for greater rough road capability, EcoSport Active “will help adventure-loving customers get the most from their active lifestyles”.
Ford has announced the introduction of a new 5.0-tonne Transit derivative, offering customers a van or chassis cab rated to 5,000kg GVM (gross vehicle mass). The new models will be available at Ford dealers from late November.
The Kuga PHEV has been recalled by Ford under reference R/2020/224 (20S38/20S44), as the high voltage battery pack can overheat and result in the venting of hot gas which can ignite vehicle components, or in extreme cases the entire vehicle.
The new Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid now comes with the option of geofencing technology to help improve urban air quality. Using live location data, the Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid Electric (PHEV) automatically switches to electric drive mode whenever entering predefined areas such as congestion and low‑emission zones.
Ford has expanded its Active range with the new Tourneo Connect Active people mover and Transit Connect Active van variants, priced from £21,285 and £21,675, respectively, with deliveries from the end of this year. Active varients of Tourneo and Transit Connect…
Ford has announced a new range of protection shields that can be quickly and easily fitted to a wide selection of the company’s commercial vehicles, designed to help operators meet social distancing requirements and deliver additional peace of mind for occupants.
Ford has announced new “rough-road-capable” Trail and Active variants for the Transit and Tourneo ranges, available to order now for delivery in late summer. The new Transit Trail and Transit Custom Trail models have been designed specifically to operate in tougher working environments, with the enhanced traction of a new mechanical limited-slip differential (mLSD) on front-wheel drive Transit and Transit Custom variants, and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive on the Transit.
The Focus range has been updated for the summer, with all versions except the ST gaining an ‘Edition’ moniker at the end of its model name. For instance, the Zetec becomes Zetec Edition, the ST-Line is now named ST-Line Edition and the Active X Vignale becomes Active X Vignale Edition.
The Ford Fiesta is now available to order with an electrified powertrain for the first time. Ford EcoBoost Hybrid powertrains, available from £19,860 with Fiesta Titanium, will deliver enhanced fuel efficiency for Fiesta drivers while, Ford says, complementing the company’s “fun to drive” experience. The 48-volt mild hybrid technology is introduced alongside new driver assistance technologies including Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Speed Sign Recognition, designed to deliver less stressful driving experiences on highways and around town.