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Ford will have a busy stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September. They will be unveiling a concept model of their very popular Fiesta model plus introducing the next generation of their hugely successful family car, the Ford Focus plus their new model, the Ford Kuga. The new Fiesta model will only be available to view as a concept at the Show.
Auto Express road testers recognised that the Ford Mondeo represents a new breed of family car and in addition to the Car of the Year award, Mondeo also captured the categories of Best Family Car and Best Estate Car. Editor in Chief of Auto Express, David Johns, commented ‘The Ford Mondeo delivers effortlessly, performing with aplomb everywhere.
The new Ford Kuga has been developed by Ford using their ‘kinetic design’ which has already been seen in the new Ford Mondeo model and the Ford S-Max. It will be based on a 4-wheel drive version of the Ford Focus C-Max platform and will be Ford’s first European compact 4x4 – looking to compete against the likes of the very popular Toyota RAV4.
Ford is launching a new trim level to its new Mondeo model. Called Titanium, it will sit beneath their top-level trim, the Titanium X. The new Ford Mondeo Titanium will be available as either a saloon, hatchback or estate version and will have a choice of engine types – 1.8litre or 2.0 litre TDCi turbo diesel engines, 2.0i or 2.3i petrol engines and a turbocharged petrol 2.5T engine.
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Following the huge success that Ford has had with the S-Max model, it is currently developing the X-MAX - a chunky and compact 4x4 model. Due to go on sale in 2008, the Ford Focus X-MAX will extend Ford’s Max range that also includes the Ford C-Max model. The X-Max will be available in a range of engine sizes with a 1.6 litre, a 1.8 litre and a 2.0 litre petrol engine plus a 2.
Available from May 2007, both the Ford S-MAX and Galaxy models will be available with the 130PS Duratorq TDCi diesel engine and Ford’s new six-speed Durashift automatic transmission. On the road prices for the automatic start from £19,995 for the S-MAX and £21,995 for the Galaxy.
According to recent figures the Ford Focus was the best selling car in Europe in March 2007. The Ford Focus has consistently been among the top selling models since 1998 in the UK, but this is the first time it has also been the top selling model across Europe.
Ford is currently working on various innovative designs to improve driving safety including new technology to improve visibility in the ‘blind spot’. When a driver wishes to change lanes, the blind spot detector would use radar to warn the driver when a vehicle is in their blind spot. A sensor would be able to detect disruptions to the earth’s magnetic field.
Ford has recently launched its new Mondeo model at the Geneva Motor Show. The new Mondeo recently featured in the latest Bond movie, Casino Royale, and this was highlighted in Ford’s marketing at the Geneva Show. "The exciting new Mondeo is very important to us", said Roelant de Waard, Ford of Britain's Chairman and Managing Director.