Huge demand for Ford's CVT gearbox in the US means it is currently unavailable in Europe - hitting buyers of the new Focus and C-MAX people carrier. UK dealers have even taken the transmission off the options list.
Two new 4x4s from Ford and Volkswagen are set to go head-to-head - but these are vans. Following VW's news of a 2.5 TDI T5 Transporter 4MOTION, blue oval bosses have told Auto Express about plans for a four-wheel-drive Transit.
Ford's engineers have clearly begun work on preparing the new Focus Vignale Coupé Cabriolet for sale. Bearing the name Professor Peach on its front wings, the car is seen having its chassis tuned in Germany in this week's magf.