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The first cheap new Ford Focus to be fitted with the manufacturers Flexi-Fuel engine is being tested in the UK. The cheap new Ford will be the first bio-ethanol fuelled car to be marketed in the UK by a major manufacturer, and Ford's marketing men are hoping that the Somerset pilot will help boost interest in their alternative fuels.
The new model of the Focus has proved to be particularly successful in Ford's line-up as it also ranked as the best-selling diesel model available. Meanwhile, Ford's general position in the marketplace has proved to be strong after 347,550 of its units took up 14.2 per cent of the total market.
With the brand new Ford Mondeo model due to go on sale from June this year, several leading car magazines have been trying it out. WhatCar? recently reviewed the new Ford Mondeo. Giving it a full 5-star score, they commented ‘The Mondeo delivers everything you could possibly expect from a family car. It’s big, safe, comfortable, affordable and extremely refined’.