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 Ford in the Press – Week 33

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Britain’s What Van? Has put the Fiesta Van at the top of the class for fuel efficiency.  “There has been a constant battle over the past couple of years between Ford and Vauxhall to see which could get its smallest van down to the lowest C02 emissions figure, which is intrinsically linked to a van’s fuel economy. Until recently, Vauxhall led the way, but Ford has responded by taking the Fiesta Van Econetic down to an incredible 87g/km, which equates to an official fuel economy figure of 85.6 mpg, barely imaginable just a couple of years ago,” it says.  Verdict: “Takes the lead for C02, as well as driver appeal.”
 
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung rates the Focus 1.0 EcoBoost wagon
ithe best variant yet.  It says drivers will be surprised by the solid interior look and feel, as well as the comfortable seats and the attention to quality. “That has not gone unnoticed,” it says. “In Europe, Ford has been faring rather well when compared with carmakers such as Opel, Fiat and Peugeot/Citroën.”
 
The Focus EcoBoost continues to impress the media. A writer with the UK’s Daily Star Sunday newspaper is the latest to come under the spell of the new, small engine.  He comments: “It is nippy, lively and it has a brilliant, offbeat, three-cylinder snarling growl to its engine note. It's so nippy you'd swear blind it was a 1.6 or 1.8 engine. It's even strong at low revs with no discernible turbo lag and ridiculously strong pull from idle all the way to the soft rev limiter at 6,500rpm. If you want to cruise at three-figure speeds, it'll let you. And it'll let you return a real 50mpg almost regardless of how you drive it. Amazing.”

  

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8/17/2012 2:40 AM