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World Tour Fiestas Roll into Dublin
World Tour Fiestas Roll into Dublin
7 September 2010 – This week two Fiesta models completed the Irish leg of a world tour that will see the Ford supermini cover four continents and more than 15,000 road miles finishing up at the Sydney Motor Show in late October.
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Kuga commercial is the business for Pro-Adjust national team
Kuga commercial is the business for Pro-Adjust National team
3 September 2010 – ProAdjust, one of Ireland’s leading insurance loss adjusters, has just taken delivery of eight Ford Kuga Commercial vehicles from Fort Motors for use by some of the company’s nationwide team of adjusters.
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First Transit went into production 45 years ago this month
Ford Transit 1965-2010: A legend turns 45
13 August 2010 – The Ford Transit, consistently Ireland’s best selling van, turns 45 this month. The first Transit went into production on August 9, 1965 and since then 6 million Transits have been sold across Europe.
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Great value Ford Focus
Great value Ford Focus autumn scrappage programme
6 August 2010 – Ford Ireland has announced details of a new scrappage incentive programme for Ireland’s best-selling car, the Ford Focus.
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Ford Fiesta now available with ESP as standard
ESP now standard on Ford Fiesta
9 July 2010 – The Ford Fiesta now comes with Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) as standard, making it the first volume-selling “supermini” on the Irish market to have this life-saving safety aid as standard.
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First half of 2010 sees car sales rise by 45%
First half of 2010 sees car sales rise by 45%
1 July 2010 – The car market rebounded strongly in the first half of 2010, with sales up 45%, according to statistics from the Society for the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). Ford, the best-selling car brand over the period, is predicting a full-year industry of almost 85,000 cars this year, an increase of 27,540 on last year.
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Autumn arrival for new-look Ford Mondeo
Autumn arrival for new-look Ford Mondeo
25 June 2010 – Ford of Europe will debut its stylish and technologically advanced new Mondeo at the 2010 Moscow International Automobile Salon on August 25.
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The oldest car to qualify under scrappage scheme?
The oldest car to qualify under scrappage scheme?
15 June 2010 – Mary Cummins from Kilmessan in Co. Meath, this week, entered the record books when she “scrapped” her 30 year old Fiesta in favour of a new model at Navan Ford Centre, Navan, Co. Meath.
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Ford maintain leading position in May car market
Ford maintain leading position in May car market
1 June 2010 – As car sales jumped by 70% last month on the same period last year, Ford maintained its position as the country’s best-selling car brand, according to statistics released by the Society for the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).
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Caredoc goes for Kuga
“Just what the doctor ordered” - Caredoc goes for Kuga
31 May 2010 – Caredoc, the Carlow-based out-of-hours GP Co-operative, has upgraded its vehicle fleet with four new Ford Kugas supplied by Dooley Motors of Carlow. The new Kugas will replace Caredoc’s previous fleet of Ford Focus estate vehicles.
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Ford drives Eurovision Song Contest
Ford drives Eurovision Song Content
28 May 2010 – Ford is the official Vehicle provider of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Olso, Norway, from May 25 - 29. With a fleet of 40 vehicles Ford is the exclusive transportation provider for the organising team, artists and celebrities.
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New Ford S-MAX and New Galaxy arrive in Ireland
New Ford S-MAX and New Galaxy arrive in Ireland
25 May 2010 – Ford Ireland has announced the line up and prices for the new S-MAX and Galaxy models which go on sale here this week.
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Ford Ireland chief assumes role as president of SIMI, sets out challenges
Ford Ireland chief assumes role as president of SIMI, sets out challenges
17 May 2010 – At the annual general meeting of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry - held this week in Dublin - Eddie Murphy, Chairman and Managing Director of Ford Ireland, was appointed as President of the Society.
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Ford takes pole position in scrappage stakes
Ford takes pole position in scrappage stakes
11 May 2010 – Figures released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that Ford has taken the lion’s share of car sales under the government scrappage scheme which was launched in January 2010.
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Breathe easy for World Asthma Day:Ford cars have the ‘allergy-tested’ seal of approval
Breathe easy for World Asthma Day: Ford cars have the ‘allergy-tested’ seal of approval
30 April 2010 – To coincide with World Asthma Day which falls on May 4 this year, Ford is highlighting the “allergy-friendly” credentials of its award-winning range of cars. In 2004, the Ford C-MAX was awarded with an official ‘allergy-tested’ seal – the first Ford model to gain that accolade.
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Ka ups the heat for its Summer Scrappage collection
Ka ups the heat for its Summer Scrappage collection
29 April 2010 – Ford Ireland has announced exciting new additions to its line-up of Ka models this summer, all of which are eligible for the scrappage scheme. From May, the range will offer more choice for buyers looking to avail of the Government incentive.
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Stylish Ford Fiesta is Europe's top-seller in March and For the first quarter 2010
Stylish Ford Fiesta is Europe's top-seller in March and For the first quarter 2010
20 April 2010 – The stylish, latest generation Ford Fiesta was officially Europe's best-selling car in March and for the first quarter 2010, according to the latest figures from the world's leading provider of automotive data and intelligence, JATO Dynamics.
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Ford takes leading position
Ford takes leading position in 1st quarter car market rebound
April 1 2010 – Figures issued by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today show that car sales in Ireland rebounded by 78 percent during the month of March. Sales for the month were 13,813 vehicles, while the figure for March 2009 was 7,762 vehicles. Year to date figures show a sales increase of 31 percent over the first quarter in 2009.
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Ford to the ford of green revolution as Isish motorists choose low CO2 cars
Ford to the fore of green revolution as Irish motorists choose low CO2 cars
March 19 2010 – Figures for the 2010 Irish car market show Ford is the brand leading the significant shift to greener, lower-CO2 producing vehicles. Nearly four out of every 10 Ford cars sold (39 percent) so far this year were models that fall into the lowest CO2 tax band A (120g/km or less). This statistic compares with a full year 2009 total of 15 percent of Ford car sales that were tax band A-rated.
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Ford extends global electric vehicles plan to Europe: Five models to launch by 2013
Ford extends global electric vehicles plan to Europe: Five models to launch by 2013
March 12 2010 – Ford Motor Company is confirming that its global electric vehicles plan is extending to Europe with five full electric or hybrid vehicles across its C, CD and light commercial vehicle ranges coming for European customers by 2013.
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Ford is best-selling car brand as lift in sales continues
Ford is best-selling car brand as lift in sales continues
1 March 2010 – The rise in new car sales accelerated last month, as registrations grew by 38% over February 2009. The jump in sales of vans was even more pronounced, at 72%. According to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) a total of 12,325 cars were registered last month, up from 8,950 in the same period last year. Ford is the best-selling car brand so far this year, with 13.5% of the market.
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Ford S-MAX vehicle of choice for German breakdown service
Ford S-MAX vehicle of choice for German breakdown service
26 February 2010 – Ahead of the arrival of the new 2010 model Ford S-MAX in Ireland, the sporty people carrier has become the vehicle of choice of ADAC, the German automobile club and break-down service provider.
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Ford carpet to car: Ford's Focus on material recycling
From carpet to car: Ford's Focus on material recycling
18 February 2010 – To find out what happens to discarded household carpets, old jeans or empty bottles, take a closer look at the Ford Focus.
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Global Focus – Ford’s new C-segment product family poised to achieve unprecedented scale
Global Focus – Ford’s new C-segment product family poised to achieve unprecedented scale
Jan. 11, 2010 – The next-generation Ford Focus revealed today at the North American International Auto Show delivers on the company’s promise to offer more products people really want while truly leveraging its global product and manufacturing strengths.
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