Tuesday, 26 June 2012 3:46 PM
If you've ever worried that there won't be enough Fords out there for all your blue oval-related needs, fear not. Ford has plans to launch 15 - yes, 15 - new cars in Europe this year in the hope that there will be pretty much something for everyone (with the possible exception of Hummer fans...). There will be plenty of ECOnetic fuel-efficient, low emissions engines, nine different powertrains and a selection sub-100g/km cars.
The swathe of new cars includes six new Fiesta models, three petrol and three diesel, two diesel Focus models and, by the end of the year, the all-electric, zero-emissions Focus Electric will be launched here. Nine of the 15 newbies will be powered by the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, including an all-new B-MAX, four new C-MAX and a Grand C-MAX.
A new Focus ST, on sale later this summer, is also part of the magic 15, with a 2,0-litre EcoBoost engine emitting 169g/km - not bad for a hot hatch. But the star eco performer is the Ford Focus with the 1.6-litre diesel engine with emissions of just 88g/km and fuel economy at a fabulous 83.1mpg.
There are also two new commercial vans on the list - the new Ford Transit and Ford Ranger. The Transit line-up includes a one-tonne and passenger bus version. Transit's emissions are at 174g/km while the Ranger is at 168g/km. If you can't decide on a passenger car, why not become a white van man, we say!
By Georgia Lewis
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