2010 Paris Auto Show: Ford Ka ECOnetic

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Joining Ford’s ECOnetic line-up debuting at the Paris Auto Show these days is the new Ka TDCi with standard Ford Auto-Start-Stop technology. The enhanced city car model comes to offer customers more efficiency at frequent stops at traffic lights and queues due to heavy traffic.

This change improves the fuel economy and CO2 emissions by 3 percent for both engines. The 1.2 litre Ford Duratec petrol engine delivers a combined fuel consumption of 4.9 l/100km (57.6 mpg) and average 115 g/km CO2, while the 1.3-litre TDCi diesel engine achieves a fuel consumption of 4.1 l/100km (68.8 mpg) and CO2 emissions of only 109 g/km.

The Ford Auto-Start-Stop system in the Ka features an advanced battery, a reinforced starter motor and a more powerful alternator. The voltage stabilizer module and a battery sensor take care of the
battery's charging status and the power supply to the electrical components during the cranking phase.

In order to help the driver reduce fuel consumption as much as possible, the Ka's instrument cluster now also features a shift indicator light.

“Features such as Ford Eco Mode and Smart Regenerative Charging have been introduced widely in the Ford range, and these combined with the new Ford Ka TDCi and dedicated Mondeo ECOnetic models ensure that Ford of Europe is on track to surpass its goal of a 30 percent reduction in CO2 emissions from its new vehicles by 2020, relative to a 2006 model year baseline,”
a company statement reads.

Ford will be equipping both available engines options for the Ka with Ford Auto-Start-Stop system as standard from November 2010. Both engines will also meet the Euro V emission levels.
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