Made in Dagenham

At 1:16pm on October 1st, 1931, the first Ford manufactured in the UK rolled off the production line in Dagenham, at Ford’s brand-new global plant. Now, 90 years later, Ford is celebrating the achievements of the hundreds of thousands of people who have contributed to Ford Dagenham’s success, and looking towards its future. Following in […]

Ford Kuga ST-Line X Edition 2.5 PHEV automatic

Second Report Following my ‘hello’ report last month, I thought I would go into some detail about the technology that is found under the skin of my Kuga. The give away that this isn’t a conventionally powered petrol or diesel Kuga is the charger flap that is located on the passenger side front wing, together […]

Ford Kuga ST-Line X Edition 2.5 PHEV

First Report Regular readers will remember our earlier attempt to run a plug-in hybrid version of the Kuga for five months last year. And while we were largely smitten with the drivetrain, being able to plug it in for electrical top-ups were brought to an abrupt end, due to a problem with the Kuga’s battery […]


Just as we get our hands on the most rugged version of the Tourneo Connect range, Ford replaces it with an all-new model, this time based on the Volkswagen Caddy. As a result of a joint venture between the two auto giants, the firm’s new Transit Connect van with windows has been developed in-house by […]


Eighth Report A tight schedule, hundred of miles to travel and a brace of electric cars in for test has meant that my long-term Kuga has been even more precious than ever. Two trips, one to Warwickshire and another to Worcestershire meant that the electric vehicles I had on test would have been pushed to the […]

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