2018 Ford Fiesta ST200: D’ya Wanna Go Faster. An introduction

During the Fiesta’s fortieth birthday celebrations back in 2016, Ford shared with MotorMartin rather incredible fact that the number of Fiesta’s registered in the UK topped 4,115,000, compared to the Escort’s total sales figure of 4,105,961 over 32 years and … Continue reading 2018 Ford Fiesta ST200: D’ya Wanna Go Faster. An introduction

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News: EIGHT FORD PERFORMANCE MODELS + EIGHT FORD GT RACE DRIVERS = ONE EPIC TRACK SHOWDOWN!

We all love a fast Ford up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, a fact that should be clear to regular readers, which brings us to the latest news from the incredible Ford Performance team who have shared with MotorMartin that it’s finally time for the ultimate track showdown: Eight models from the Ford Performance global line-up on a circuit together for the very first time, pushed to their limits by the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team drivers. In a new video from Ford Performance, filmed at the Motorland race circuit near Barcelona, Spain and kindly shared with MotorMartin’s … Continue reading News: EIGHT FORD PERFORMANCE MODELS + EIGHT FORD GT RACE DRIVERS = ONE EPIC TRACK SHOWDOWN!

News: FORD EXTENDS COMMITMENT TO WRC WITH FORD PERFORMANCE SUPPORT FOR M-SPORT FORD WORLD RALLY TEAM IN 2018

Ford Motor Company have recently announced to #MotorMartinRacing a new agreement to supply extended technical and financial support to long-term motorsport partner M‑Sport – winner of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles in 2017 with the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that, starting in 2018, the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team led by Malcolm Wilson OBE – one of the most successful names in motorsport – and based at Dovenby Hall, Cockermouth, will benefit from additional technical support from the global Ford Performance organisation at Ford’s headquarters in Dearborn, U.S., led by … Continue reading News: FORD EXTENDS COMMITMENT TO WRC WITH FORD PERFORMANCE SUPPORT FOR M-SPORT FORD WORLD RALLY TEAM IN 2018

News: FORD ANNOUNCES UK SCRAPPAGE SCHEME EXTENSION INTO 2018 AND MARKET LEADERSHIP IN NOVEMBER

UK market leader Ford have announced to MotorMartin the extension of its successful scrappage scheme as Ford CV sales and share increase in November’s CV market and sales of the all-new Fiesta reinforce its leadership of the market. According to the official November sales figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT): • Ford is the UK market leader in total vehicle, car and CV sales • Fiesta is UK best-seller; Transit Custom first in CV and sixth in total vehicle charts • Transit range is second in UK total vehicle sales • Ford has five models in … Continue reading News: FORD ANNOUNCES UK SCRAPPAGE SCHEME EXTENSION INTO 2018 AND MARKET LEADERSHIP IN NOVEMBER

News: HERE THEY COME! FULL RANGE OF ALL-NEW FIESTA MODELS TO SUCCEED UK’S TOP-SELLING CAR ROLL OFF ASSEMBLY LINE

Only the other day, on a staff day out to that Jewell on the North East Coast that is Scarborough, it was as if the Gods were shining down as we were greeted by a display of late eighties and early nineties classic cars lined up on the promenade. Pick of the bunch was debated long into the night but we eventually settled on the pair of immaculate XR2s squeezed in between an RS Escort and a 2.8i Capri. A tough, tough choice then and one that highlights just how much a classic Ford means to us over here at … Continue reading News: HERE THEY COME! FULL RANGE OF ALL-NEW FIESTA MODELS TO SUCCEED UK’S TOP-SELLING CAR ROLL OFF ASSEMBLY LINE

News: “PLEASE TAKE ME TO SCHOOL, MUM!” PRACTICAL FORD HOT HATCHES ARE PUTTING NEW BUYERS IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT

Ford have been a particular favourite of MotorMartin for quite some time now, perhaps it was growing up in the environs of Essex surrounded by XR3is, RS Turbos and XR4x4s (if you were lucky) but fast Fords have always been high up on the wish list here at MotorMartin Towers. The idea that the average worker could drive to work all week in their XR2i and then let lose at the weekend has perhaps been the defining feature of Ford’s Performance Division products for the last four decades or so and long may it continue. And so, when the following … Continue reading News: “PLEASE TAKE ME TO SCHOOL, MUM!” PRACTICAL FORD HOT HATCHES ARE PUTTING NEW BUYERS IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT

News: FORD PERFORMANCE SALES DOUBLE IN EUROPE AS GLOBAL FIGURES TOP 200,000

With a lineup as strong and as tempting as Ford’s performance models, it’s no surprise to MotorMartin that sales of Ford’s performance cars in Europe have almost doubled this year, with close to 31,000 sold in the region August year-to-date – a massive 98 per cent up on 2015. Ford have explained to MotorMartin that they will sell more than 200,000 performance cars globally this year, including Mustang, Focus RS, Focus ST and Fiesta ST – nearly double the volume of three years ago. Rather incredibly, almost 14,000 of this year’s new Ford performance car deliveries in Europe have gone … Continue reading News: FORD PERFORMANCE SALES DOUBLE IN EUROPE AS GLOBAL FIGURES TOP 200,000

News: NEW ST200 TO HEADLINE FIESTA 40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

As friends of MotorMartin will know, there is most definitely a Ford friendly vibe running through this site and that, as an owner of a number of the blue oval’s finer products in the past, a 2.0 Laser Capri and a 1.6i Ghia Orion being particular highlights, I feel almost obliged to point you lovely people towards some of Ford’s more iconic cars. MotorMartin therefore, needs to offer a you lovely people a guiding hand and lead you towards the new Ford Fiesta ST200, which will be one of the stars of a 40-car convoy celebrating four decades of the … Continue reading News: NEW ST200 TO HEADLINE FIESTA 40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT