IT is an exciting time at OMC Motor Group as they witness the start of a new era of eco cars in both the Ford and Kia showrooms.
The effects of global warming and climate change are never far from the headlines.
Major car manufacturers have had to respond to new customer demands for more eco friendly cars.
In April, Ford announced the addition of new 48-volt mild-hybrid Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid models which will be introduced next year, helping Ford offer one of the most comprehensive and compelling vehicle line-ups.
Ford are committed to building fuel efficient and performance driven cars so customers can enjoy the Ford driving experience while enjoying less-frequent trips to the pumps.
Additionally, to the Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrids, the new Mondeo Hybrid was unveiled earlier this year.
It features a full-hybrid architecture delivering a refined petrol-electric driving experience and a compelling alternative to diesel powertrains.
The Mondeo Hybrid is the only full-hybrid available in an Estate option in the large family car segment.
Ford is also introducing mild-hybrid solutions to enhance the fuel-efficiency of the Transit 2-tonne, Transit Custom vans plus the Tourneo Custom eight/nine-seater minibus, on sale later this year.
Every one of Ford’s cars launched from the all-new Focus onwards will include one or more electrified options.
This includes new vehicles and new versions of existing vehicles. From Fiesta to Transit, either a mild-hybrid, full-hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full battery electric option will be offered.
It is also an exciting time for electric and hybrid options in the Kia range. The new Kia e-Niro was voted WhatCar’s Overall Car of the Year 2019 as well as Electric Car of the Year 2019.
With up to 282 miles on a single charge this really is a game changer when it comes to electric cars.
WhatCar’s verdict of the Kia e-Niro says it all: “Put simply, the e-Niro beats its rivals via knockout rather than on points, because it’s the first sensibly priced electric car that can fit into most people’s lives.
“Its huge real-world range helps allowing you to get where you’re going without any fear you’ll end up stranded by the roadside.
But it also makes a very practical family car loaded with luxuries and strikes just the right balance of comfort and composure. In short, the Kia e-Niro is a stunning achievement.”
Kia also have the new Sportage 48-Volt Mild-Hybrid which extends the engine “off-time” and can even help reduce CO2 emissions by up to four per cent.
Coming soon is the new Soul EV recently unveiled at the Geneva Show. The new, all electric Kia Soul EV delivers more power, more style, more driving range and more technologies.
There are four different types of Eco Car available: electric, plug-In hybrid / self-charging hybrid and mild hybrid.
The team at OMC Motor Group can guide you to find the right car to suit your needs and budget.
Owning an electric car is cheaper than you might think. There are lower maintenance costs, tax benefits and electricity is cheaper than petrol or diesel.
Now might be the time to look at electric cars and start driving the car of tomorrow today.