Report: Ford confirms Geneva debut of diesel-sipping Mondeo Econetic

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After facelifting the European-market Ford Mondeo last year, the diesel-sipping Econetic model vanished from the lineup. Fortunately, Ford has revealed that an ultra-frugal Mondeo Econetic will return with its worldwide debut scheduled for the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March.

While the previous five-door Mondeo Econetic got its go power from a 2.0-liter diesel engine that managed to return a combined 54.3 miles per gallon (45.2 mpg U.S.), the next-gen model will feature Ford's 1.6-liter, 113-horsepower Duratorq TDCi diesel mill. The upcoming Mondeo Econetic will utilize Ford's stop-start technology and reportedly spit out 114 grams per kilometer of CO2, which should translate over to a combined fuel economy rating of approximately 65.7 mpg (54.7 mpg U.S.).

Ford's 1.6-liter, oil-burning Duratorq engine will also be offered in the European-market S-Max and Galaxy models. Look for live pics of the next-gen Mondeo Econetic when it hits the stage in Geneva.

[Source: Autocar]

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