Ford Focus ST is crowned Top Gear ‘Hot Hatch of the Year’ at the TopGear.com Awards
The Ford Focus ST has been crowned Hot Hatch of the Year at the TopGear.com Awards, scoring highly thanks to its “strong and tuneful” 2.3-litre, four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, and praised its braking and grip ability, thanks to a “brilliantly integrated diff and well-chosen adaptive damping.”
It inherits the award given to its Ford Performance sibling last year – the Fiesta ST – and was collected by Ford Performance European Manager, Stefan Muenzinger.
Introducing the sleek, spacious and electrified All-New Ford Kuga.
This eagerly anticipated new model has a streamlined silhouette combined with an energetic appearance and a spacious interior with class-leading second row room.
There is a comprehensive and electrified range of powertrains: Plug-in Hybrid, Mild Hybrid, petrol and diesel, and advanced technology that includes 12.3” digital cluster, FordPass Connect embedded modem, wireless charging and B&O Sound System and a comprehensive suite of driver assistance technology as standard.
Ford has revealed the first image of the Ford Puma, an SUV-inspired compact crossover that fuses stunning exterior design; best-in-class luggage capacity and flexibility; and 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain technology which will go on sale at the end of the year.
The Ford Fiesta range is welcoming the addition of a new highly-specified Trend series on sale this summer.
The new Ford Fiesta Trend combines strong exterior styling cues with 16-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass and metallic paint and the most popular interior technology as standard. Available on Ford Options for £120 a month, or £15,995 on the road
Ford have unveiled the stylish and distinctive range of the All-New Kuga SUVs, debuting sleek new exterior design with premium proportions that deliver improved roominess and comfort.
Ford’s most electrified vehicle ever, the sophisticated All-New Kuga Titanium, sporty Kuga ST‑Line and upscale Kuga Vignale will all offer an advanced range of hybrid powertrains for unprecedented Ford SUV fuel-efficiency.
Ford's new generation of smart vehicles will contribute to a cleaner and quieter future, and will bring Ford’s brand values of trust, affordability and fun-to-drive to electrified vehicles.
Ford have announced that a new 48-volt mild-hybrid Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid models will be introduced next year, helping Ford offer one of the most comprehensive and compelling vehicle line-ups and bringing the benefits of electrification to greater numbers of consumers.
Ford's new in‑vehicle apps are designed to help drivers navigate to new destinations quickly, confidently and accurately. At MWC Barcelona, Ford has announced two new smartphone navigation app integrations designed to help drivers find their way – for business or for pleasure.
Reader Recommended status from the Good Housekeeping RR goes to the Ford EcoSport and Ford Kuga which is the first time an automotive brand has achieved the acclaim.
In the UK throughout 2018, sales of Ford’s sports utility vehicle range, including EcoSport and Kuga, climbed to over 60,000. Since 2017, over 37,000 EcoSport’s have been sold in the UK, whilst the Ford Kuga has been a consistent presence in the sales charts with 80,000 sold over the same period.