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Fiesta tops new car sales chart

New car sales accelerated ahead in 2013, with the Ford Fiesta topping the charts as superminis once again proved popular with drivers.

Some 113,417 Fiestas were sold during the 12-month period, putting it miles ahead of any other model on the market.

Its sibling, the Ford Focus, came second with 81,791 sales, followed closely by the Vauxhall Corsa in third with 77,861.

Sales of new cars throughout the year jumped by ...

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When will Ford’s new large SUV go on sale in the UK?

Ford is hoping its new large SUV will give it an edge among European motorists.

The Edge - Ford's first large SUV developed for this side of the Atlantic - is set to go on sale in the UK and the rest of Europe by 2017.

The manufacturer revealed its concept Edge, along with the Kuga - a medium-sized SUV - and its EcoSport small SUV, at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Fancy driving a Minority Report style car?

Motorists may soon be able to control car functions with a simple wave of their hand.

Internet giant Google and car maker Ford are both developing vehicles where a raft of functions can be managed using hand gestures. So does this mean that the human element of driving is about to go the way of the dodo?

Actions such as operating the air conditioning, opening and closing windows, changing the volume or skipping tracks on the ...

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Mustang named most sought-after car, a year shy of 50th birthday

Mustang named most sought-after car, a year shy of 50th birthday The Ford Mustang has been named Europe's most sought-after classic car, as it prepares to arrive in the UK for the first time, according to a major new survey. Over one in three Europeans (37%) said the Ford Mustang is the classic vehicle they would most like to possess. It finished clear of the BMW M1 (20%) and the Volkswagen Beetle (11%) in AutoScout24's poll of over 75,000 users of its car portal. So what next for one of the world's most recognisable cars? Ford reported the Mustang Customiser, ...

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Ford Fiesta Ecoboost named women’s car of the year

Ford's Fiesta Ecoboost named women's car of the year Barely a week goes by without another generic motor awards ceremony. But they leave many women asking: "What car is best for us?" Now this has been answered. The new Ford Fiesta 1.0-litre EcoBoost has won the overall 2013 Women's World Car of the Year and Women's World Car of the Year Economy Car titles. Jurors lauded its "high-end look and feel" and fuel efficiency, putting it ahead of shortlisted finalists that included the Audi Allroad, Range Rover and Porsche Boxster S. A panel of 18 female motoring writers took into ...

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