Ford to reveal all-new model at Geneva

Very few details have been released about the new model, which will be unveiled by Ford of Europe CEO Stephen Odell on 1 March at a Ford news conference.

There are rumours it could be a compact MPV based on the Fiesta supermini, but there has been no confirmation from Ford.

A hybrid or electric model is also possible, as Ford is demonstrating its future low-CO2 technology in the form of the Ford Focus Electric and C-Max plug-in hybrid for the first time in Europe at the show.

The Ford Focus Electric is the car maker’s first ever electric car and the second in its EV range after the Ford Transit Connect Electric was unveiled last year.

The all-new model will be one of several launches for Ford in Geneva, including the new Ford Ranger Wildtrak pickup, the new Fiesta RS rally car and the Ford Vertrek SUV concept – which will replace the current Ford Kuga when it enters production.

Other highlights of Ford’s stand include new low-CO2 diesel ECOnetic engines for the Ford S-Max, Galaxy and Mondeo – the latter now offering CO2 emissions of 114g/km making it exempt from first year road tax.

A new colour scheme for the Ford Ka city car will also be revealed. The new Metal Ka will arrive in the UK in April as part of Ford’s ‘individual programme’.

We have at least 20 new models and derivatives coming across our entire European range – from small cars to commercial vehicles," said Stephen Odell, Ford of Europe CEO. "Today Ford has its strongest product line-up ever and we’ve got an aggressive plan to keep our vehicle portfolio the freshest in the industry.”