Ford Scores Two 2011 Diesel Car Awards

The new Ford Focus and the Mondeo have managed to earn themselves a pair of awards at from Diesel Car magazine. The new Focus, which has been on sales since March, was named best diesel medium-sized car on the market, as the publication evaluated the 1.6 and 2.0-liter Ford Focus TDCi models, each available in two power outputs.

“The Ford Focus is quite simply the best handling, most dynamically accomplished car in its class – the one the others have to match.  A new benchmark has been set for this size of car, because the bar has been raised by new Focus,” explains Ian Robertson, Diesel Car editor.

Meanwhile, the Mondeo is now offered with a new diesel powerplant since the beginning of the year - burning only 65.7
mpg of diesel and producing 114g CO2/km - which ranks among the best in the medium car segment. This 1.6-liter Ford Mondeo TDCi features Auto-Start-Stop as standard and is available in both five-door and estate bodystyles.

“The Mondeo delivers driving dynamics that are second-to-none. There’s a magic about the way this car handles.  It is superbly nimble and poised, with great handling and excellent steering feel that crisply communications what’s happening down there at the road surface,” Robertson said about all diesel Mondeo models.

"This is a sizeable market for Ford, with 45 per cent of Focus cars bought being diesels and 86 per cent of Mondeos.  To receive independent endorsement of these cars from Diesel Car is recognition of the UK-based Ford engineers and manufacturing specialists producing these engines," added Jon Wellsman, Ford Britain sales director.
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