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Where the all-new Focus will be made
There's no stopping Ford's expansion in Thailand as the American carmaker recently opened its 200,000sqm, $450-million state-of-the-art passenger vehicle manufacturing plant in the Rayong province."The opening of this new, world-class facility is the
Low all-in down payment and scheduled service plan program
Ford Philippines' 'The Works' summer promo gives new-car buyers a worry-free experience with all-in low down payment packages and scheduled-service plan.For an all-in down payment of as low as P99,000, customers can drive home an
Coming soon to the Philippines
With Thailand serving as Ford's production hub for the all-new Focus for the Asian Pacific region, it's only natural that the American carmaker will hold its regional launch at the Bangkok International Motor Show.To be built at Ford'
February sales down
Ford Philippines is still reeling from the floods that inundated Thailand late last year with the American carmaker reporting that it sold only 415 units in February 2012. In the same period last year, Ford Philippines moved 818 units out of its
Also receives four advanced-safety technology awards
The European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) has named the Ford Focus as the safest vehicle in the small-family car segment for getting a five-star crash test rating and for its award-winning advanced safety technology.The Focus's
But it won't be produced here anymore
Mazda Philippines has ended the production of the current-generation Mazda 3 at Ford Group Philippines' Santa Rosa, Laguna, plant in preparation for the local launch of the second-generation model later this year. The problem, however, is that the new Mazda
The power of a 1.6-liter engine in a smaller, more fuel efficient package
Ford has launched the volume production of its smallest petrol engine--a 1.0-liter, turbocharged, direct injection EcoBoost engine that will first debut in Europe in early 2012 before ultimately becoming available worldwide."The new 1.0-litre EcoBoost--and our
A little too late for Consumer Reports' annual car-reliability survey
Ford has reportedly issued several technical service bulletins due to problems with the six-speed dual-clutch PowerShift transmission used in the Fiesta and Focus.According to The New York Times, the bulletins were issued over the last two months as customers
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Capable of handling Dinzo-sized motorists
With Ford selling the all-new Focus in 120 countries, the American carmaker had to design a car that could accommodate different sizes of motorists from all over the world.To do this, Ford used data gathered via 3D body scans carried
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Making door dings a thing of the past
Ford will make dents and scratches caused by its opened car doors striking a vehicle parked beside it a thing of the past by introducing a new technology in the Ford Focus in 2012.The door-edge protector, a system designed by
Along with a wagon!
Ford has finally shown a production-ready version of its first global performance car, the Focus ST, and it seems the American carmaker is not limiting the model to just the five-door hatchback as it will also offer a wagon variant
Do you think it'll actually be sold in the Philippines soon?
Last May, Ford announced that the Focus ST performance hatchback is headed to Asia. While that doesn't necessarily mean it'll reach the Philippines, Ford did reveal recently that followers of its Ford Focus Facebook fan page will be the first
We're missing out on the assembly action
Mazda will soon begin assembling the Mazda 2 in Vietnam at a newly-constructed assembly plant owned by Vina Mazda Automobile Manufacturing Company--the exclusive distributor of the brand there.Although sales of the locally assembled Mazda 2 in Vietnam will also
Taking sustainability to a whole new level
While Ford has yet to offer the Focus Electric in its showrooms, the American carmaker is making sure that the car's owners won't have to worry about the cost of recharging its battery as the company will offer its buyers
As CDs go the way of the cassette tapes
The days of the in-dash CD player of car-stereo systems may soon be numbered as automotive companies like Ford are now scrapping it in response to the market's demand for all-digital systems with increased connectivity features."In-car
And a free oil filter to boot!
Ford wants its car owners to nix going to third-party service centers and instead patronize the American carmaker's service centers, not only because its mechanics knows Ford vehicles as much as its owners, but also because of the generous discounts
For buyers of Fiesta, Focus, Everest and Ranger
As has been the tradition at Ford Group Philippines every time the month of July rolls in, the American carmaker is celebrating the start of the second half of the year by staging its All-American Freedom Fest and giving new-car
To go up against the mighty Chevrolet Cruze
The Chevrolet Cruze may soon see an old competitor return in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) as Ford is reportedly keen on fielding the all-new Focus in the racing series.According to, the American carmaker has tapped the
Wouldn't it be better if you can customize the sound yourself?
The bane of electric vehicles is that with their silent propulsion system, they often catch unsuspecting pedestrians and other motorists unaware. This increases the risk of accidents on the road.This is probably why for the upcoming Focus Electric, Ford is asking
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