While news from Ford’s presence at Paris Motor Show continues to feature strongly across European media this week, there’s also extensive coverage of the winner of the International Van of the Year Awards 2103 – new Transit Custom...
From Paris – Auto Plus (France): “Ford Mondeo SW: This family car has a sporty style and will exist in multiple versions: four-door, five-door, break, all-wheel drive, hybrid… The French models are going to suffer!”
Also from Paris – Marianne (France): “Available in four-door, five-door and break versions, the fourth Mondeo generation will rival our Peugeot 508. But with its 100% digital instrumentation, LED headlights and seatbelt airbags, it crushes the competition on the equipment front.”
Again from Paris - El Mundo Valencia (Spain): “At the Paris Motor Show, Ford unveiled the new Fiesta, which aims to deliver the best fuel economy in its class with seven engines for the European market. All of them have CO2 emissions under 100g/km and fuel consumption of less than 4.3l / 100km. The ECOnetic Technology version should have CO2 emissions of 87g/km and fuel consumption of 3.3l / 100km.”
On IVOTY 2013 - Transporte XXI (Spain): “The Ford Transit Custom is the winner of the 2013 “International Van of the Year” award. The judges valued its design, cargo capacity and drivability.”
On Transit Custom - Affaritaliani.libero.it (Italy): “In short, it’s a commercial vehicle on the outside and a premium car on the inside. During our test drive in Germany, we especially admired the new Transit Custom’s precise steering system, which offers great feedback. We found it very well-balanced with excellent grip on dry and slippery surfaces. We can only imagine the amount of engineering work required to achieve this extraordinary chassis. Comfort has noticeably improved on long trips and noise and vibrations have decreased.”
Also on Transit Custom – What Van (UK): “Ford has sold almost seven million Transits since the first model appeared in 1965 and with the introduction of the new one-tonne Custom it looks ready to set a new benchmark. In successfully marrying style and functionality the Custom raises the bar for medium vans.”