One of the world’s most popular car, van and motorbike manufacturers, Ford was founded in 1903 by famous American entrepreneur and mechanics enthusiast Henry Ford. Despite a previous knock back, Mr Ford approached an acquaintance in 1902, Alexander Y. Malcomson, for financial backing to get his company of the ground. The Ford brand was born.
By the 1970s, Ford was head and shoulders ahead of its competitors in terms of technology. Its newer models were well known for their retracting fronts and ultra-safe, self-adjusting three-point lap and shoulder belts. The 1980s brought about a new direction in the appointment of Phillip Caldwell, the first non-Ford member to become CEO and Chairman of the company. The 1990s then saw Ford introduce the famous Explorer model, widely considered to be the first SUV ever to come to market.
By 1993 the iconic Mondeo had made its appearance and three years later – again way ahead of its time - the Ford Ranger electric vehicle was made. Soon after that, Bill Ford took over the company and in 2003 Ford celebrated its 100th anniversary. By 2004 the infamous Ford GT was showcased as a luxury sports car with subsequent popularity to match, and in 2009 the company unveiled its turbocharged EcoBoost line of engines too.
In 2015, Ford took its first steps into the world of Hybrid technology with the launch of its new C-MAX Hybrid model. Delivering best-in-class 188 combined horsepower even in all-electric mode, the C-MAX hybrid is capable of speeds up to 85 mph. It’s propelled by the combined output of a tough yet dynamic electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery and groundbreaking 2.0L Atkinson-cycle I-4 gas engine. The power-split hybrid design also means the battery and fuel-powered engine will work together via the motor and generator.
Through all the Fiestas, Focus’s and Mondeo's to the trusty Orions, Cortina's and Pintos the sheer success and longevity of the Ford brand means it has produced some of the most iconic models across the decades that we all know and love; and there’s certainly no shortage of them. Thanks to the brand’s enduring popularity, many Ford parts are relatively easy to come by – however a large number are not. This is where we can help.
No matter which part you need for your Ford, Performance Car Parts stocks a massive range for you to choose from – simply get in touch today.
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