Mike Stevens | Feb 10, 2011

As one of the global automotive industry's feature events, the Geneva Motor Show has played host to its share of world-first unveilings. For Ford, next month's show will be no exception.

In a statement today, Ford announced that it will bring a range of new production models to Geneva, along with the unveiling of what it called "a groundbreaking new vehicle."

While there are no details at this stage, Ford revealed to US magazine Inside Line that the new model will be a European-focused small car.

Ford also confirmed that it will reveal the top-shelf Ranger Wildtrak at Geneva - news that TMR broke in January - with unique styling features and, most likely, the XLT's 3.2 litre 147kW diesel engine.

“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," Ford Europe Chairman and CEO Stephen Odell said.

“We have at least 20 new models and derivatives coming across our entire European range – from small cars to commercial vehicles – and at Geneva we will be introducing some of these."

Other vehicles on display will include the recently-revealed Vertrek SUV, and the rally-spec Fiesta RS WRC race car. An all-electric version of the Ford Transit van will also be on show.

On the technology front, Ford confirmed that it will show a new ECOnetic version of the Mondeo hatch, powered by a 1.6 litre turbo-diesel engine producing 85kW and releasing 114g/km of CO2 emissions.

Pictured: Ford Focus RS Concept


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