Ford is keen to stress the green credentials of its line-up of cars as 2009 gets underway.
Both Green-Car-Guide.com and Which? have singled out the company’s cost-conscious low-emission vehicles and sustainable production for high praise.
In fact, Ford scooped the year’s Greenest Manufacturer of the Year prize awarded by Green-Car-Guide.com, with the judges being particularly taken by the Ford Econetic range, together with the Ford Kuga and C-Max.
Which, meanwhile, applauded the fact that Ford produces its diesel engines on machinery powered by wind turbines.
Used Ford dealers will be well aware that the entire new Ford Ka range, which became available this month, falls under the 120g threshold – meaning that they will only incur road tax of £35 per year.
Editor Paul Clarke said: "The Econetic range means that low-cost solutions make cars that are family favourites even more efficient, environmentally-responsible and cheaper to run.
"There are no drawbacks such as limited range, low speed, no space or huge price premiums."
Written by Stephen Keel