Next Green Car – MPV Awards 2015
Ford’s C-Max is one of those cars that seems far bigger inside that you might expect – a handy attribute for an MPV. Official CO2 emissions of 105 g/km, a quoted fuel economy of 69 MPG (combined) and a NGC Rating of just 36 make it one of the best green cars in its class launched this year, all thanks to the Ford TDCi clean diesel installed under the bonnet. Add to that the enjoyable driving experience and well laid out cabin and the C-Max proves itself as a winning MPV all-rounder. Priced from £20,045.
NGC verdict: "In the highly competitive MPV market, where value for money and space are the top considerations, Ford’s C-Max adds an element of fun to these attributes while still offering low running costs."
"C-MAX has earned a reputation for providing a balance of great fuel economy, responsive, sporty handling and a flexible, roomy interior package. The new Ford C-MAX family also delivers levels of refinement often found in larger, more upmarket vehicles, while all powertrains benefit from CO2 improvements without sacrificing the car’s great driving dynamics."
Roelant de Waard, Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe.
VW Touran 1.6 TDI DSG – CO2 111 g/km – NGC Rating 39
Volkswagen is very good at making cars that perform well across the board, and the new Touran is one of them. While the phrase 'Jack-of-all-trades' could be damning it with faint praise, that is not the intention at all in our commendation of this model. For those who need a practical, well-built family car, that feels more luxurious than many of its rivals, the VW is an excellent choice. With official emissions of 111 g/km CO2 and fuel economy of 67 MPG from the 1.6 TDI engine, it won’t cost much to run either. Priced from £25,140.