Ford will supply 450 Ranger, Transit, EcoSport and Kuga models to the RNLI over the next three years.
They will be working around the UK coast with the lifesaving charity and promoting water safety messages.
The Welsh Automotive Forum is assisting members to manage disruption to supply chains and their car making customers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Luxury and mainstream car makers in Britain have been drawing up contingency plans to bypass traditional ports and air-freight components into the UK to enable factories to keep production steady.
Wales’s First Minister Mark Drayford has met unions representing about 1,700 people at Ford Bridgend Engine Plant.
They and Welsh Government are concerned the car maker’s preparing to make hundreds redundant under a European plan to cut losses in the face of falling demand for models.
Carmarthenshire council has stepped in to underwrite and save rural bus services in its most remote communities.
Even so the twice weekly service will be halved and some will still cease as the routes do not justify the cost of operations.
A 1991 Peugeot 309GTi with just 131 miles on the clock will be auctioned at Baron’s sale end of February.
It has been garaged from new as the owner used it as a second car when home from long periods of time working abroad.
European car registrations fell 8.7% in December, with sales at all major carmakers as the introduction of tougher new emissions tests continued to weigh on demand.
Registrations in the European Union and European Free Trade Association countries fell to 1.04 million cars from 1.14M a year ago.
Nissan is preparing a civil action against former chairman Carlos Ghosn, who has lost another bail application and is detained in a Tokyo cell, for supposedly misusing company funds.
France is meanwhile pressing Renault to appoint a replacement for Ghosn and to formerly sack him from the board of the car maker after his November arrest for alleged financial irregularities.