PARIS - The Paris Motor Show opened today with Ford of Europe having one of the largest displays. It is the biggest auto show in the world and is expected to attract 1.26m visitors.
In addition to featuring its complete range of new models, Ford is emphasising its technology leadership and successful involvement in motorsport.
At its high-profile Go Further event in Amsterdam earlier this month, Ford announced it will lead the industry with the freshest range of passenger cars available from 2013-2017.
In the spotlight in the extensive Ford display are the new Fiesta and Mondeo, together with the new EcoSport and Tourneo Connect.
The first model built on Ford’s new global CD-segment platform, new Mondeo will come in five-door, wagon and four-door versions, equipped with a raft of innovative technologies, including Advanced Active Park Assist.
Making their European debut in the Mondeo are Ford’s rear inflatable seatbelts. Also introduced are retractable panoramic roof, segment-first adaptive full LED headlamps, power-adjustable steering column and SYNC with MyFord Touch.
The new Fiesta will offers seven powertrains delivering sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions, all of which target best-in-class fuel efficiency of 4.3l/100 km or better.
Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine makes its debut in Fiesta with 100 PS and 125 PS power levels, while a non-turbocharged 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre petrol engine will be offered for the first time in a Ford vehicle, with 65 PS and 80 PS variants available. A special ECOnetic Technology model features additional fuel-saving technologies to deliver 87 g/km CO2 emissions and 3.3 l/100km.
The new Fiesta’s package of leading Ford driver assistance and safety features will include MyKey and in-car connectivity system SYNC with Emergency Assistance.
All-new EcoSport is based on Ford’s global B-segment platform and will go on sale for European customers within 18 months. It will be equipped with the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine and line up alongside all-new Kuga and Ford Edge.
All-new Tourneo Connect
The new Tourneo Connect offers dynamic looks, outstanding space and versatility, along with the latest Ford passenger car technologies – including the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, Active City Stop and Ford SNYC.
The new family vehicle provides the choice of spacious five- and seven-seat models, an all-new interior with flexible seating and stowage, and a range of diesel and petrol engines targeting best-in-class fuel economy.