Ford's exciting new product line-up includes the most fuel-efficient family cars ever offered. The company's frugal, low emission vehicles and its sustainable production have both attracted praise.
Ford enters 2009 with an increased number of models emitting under 120g CO2/km and qualifying for road tax of only £35 annually. The complete new Ford Ka range, on sale January 2009, falls under the 120g threshold - as do new Ford Fiesta diesels which return up to 76.3mpg and less than 100g CO2/km. Ford now offers 51 sub-120g models - 18 more than a year ago.
Ford also boasts the most comprehensive sub-160g range of all manufacturers, with 185 models providing savings to company car drivers and their employers. With tax based on emissions, a 2.0-litre Ford Mondeo's 156g CO2/km results in £200 less company car tax per year.
From April 2009 companies will be able to write down the value of sub-160g cars at 20 per cent annually (instead of the 10 per cent allowance on cars emitting over 160g). The 2.0 Ford Kuga crossover has joined Ford's sub-160 range with a new front-wheel drive version producing just 159g CO2/km.Published 13 January 2009