Articles tagged Ford USA

Page 32 of March 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, March 1977

Mazda join the European hatchback war

The Assistant Editor reports from Japan on the first Japanese car designed specifically for the European Market The four main islands of Japan contain 110,000,000 people crammed into an area of 146,000 square miles of which 80% is mountains. Mixed into the dense population areas which consequently ensue on the plains, basins, tableland and coastline are 30,000,000 vehicles, for which there are 35...

Page 52 of July 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, July 1987

Industry insight: Continuously variable TransAxle

Continuously variable fun Ford and Fiat have brought automatic transmission within the grasp of Fiesta and Uno buyers with a joint development of the steel belt/variable diameter pulley CTX (Continuously variable TransaXle). In Britain the system costs £673 on 1.1 Fiestas, whilst Fiat is expected to charge £550 for it when it becomes available this summer. Those with a regard for the Model T may...

Page 41 of January 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1970

Keith Duckworth

—the designer of engines which win Grands Prix KEITH DUCKWORTH has the sort of talent which inspires others to work for him. On top of that, he has been responsible for designing a tenet of racing engines, all of which have achieved victory either in their very first race or soon afterwards, starting with a fairly straightforward conversion of a production Ford unit, followed by Formula Two...

Page 48 of April 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, April 1992

Some caretaker

Walter Hayes has successfully tackled myriad challenges laid before him by the Ford Motor Company in the past 30 years. For his latest assignment, safeguarding the future of Aston Martin Lagonda, he was brought out of retirement. Now 67 years of age, Walter Hayes CBE has achieved enough to last most of us two lifetimes. Whilst his contemporaries queue for their bus passes, Hayes faces the most...

Page 62 of March 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, March 1994

One wallow doesn't make a stunner

Ford Probe What goes around comes around. Hard to argue any different, really. With the demise of the Capri in the mid 1980s ("The car that you always promised yourself" — © Ford's marketing department, 1968), Ford abandoned the sports coupe market in deference to the public's preference for high-performance hatchbacks. It was a gradual process, but Capri-man shed his skin and became XR3-man....

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