COLOGNE, October 30, 2012 – At this year’s Essen Motor Show (December 1 – 9, 2012), Ford will present itself in a dynamic and practical form with a multifaceted programme. In this respect, one main focal point will be provided by the latest sporty advertising sign of the make with the blue oval: It will be possible to see the Ford Focus ST with a power of 184 kW (250 bhp) as a five-door vehicle in series trim and in two tuning variants. The Focus ST Performance is a joint project of Reintges Racing and MS-Design. In addition, the Focus ST Rockstar will be represented as an estate variant.

Another highlight for friends of innovative concepts will be offered by the Ford B-MAX whose unique bodywork concept with two sliding panorama doors at the sides and integrated B-pillars is unrivalled in the segment of the compact “multi-activity vehicles”. Also on display in Essen: its bigger brothers Ford C-MAX, Ford Galaxy and Ford S-MAX in high-quality designs. Moreover, three additional Ford model series will present themselves in a dynamic and elegant form: the middle-of-the-range saloon Ford Mondeo with noble Titanium X equipment as well as (in each case, in tuning variants from MS-Design) the trendy nippy little car Ford Ka and the freshly revised best-selling small car Ford Fiesta.

No fewer than three newcomers in the model range will demonstrate high functionality and a sense of the practical – in each case, connected with an independent lifestyle character: the new compact SUV Ford Kuga which will make its market debut at the start of the coming year, the new Ford Transit Custom and the recently updated Ford Ranger Wildtrak with a four-door double cabin, a new front grille, sporty bars on the loading platform, an aluminium cover for the loading space, an interior in a high-quality design and the highest possible rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test – as the first pickup model anywhere in the world.

During the Essen Motor Show, the skateboard and motorsport legend Titus Dittmann will introduce his new book entitled “Board for the World” on the Ford booth. In cooperation with the energy drink manufacturer Rockstar, there will be a fund-raising drive in favour of the “Skate Aid” foundation.

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Ford with a Lot of Innovations at the Essen Motor Show 2012
? Ford Focus ST in different bodywork and modification variants
? Innovations: Ford B-MAX, Ford Kuga, Ford Fiesta, Ford Transit Custom and Ford Ranger Wildtrak
? Press conference in the Saal Ruhr in the Congress-Center Ost at Messe Essen at 11.00 a.m. on October 30, 2012

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