Autocar Quick news: Ford releases new Sport Van

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    69989for-The-all-new-Ford-Transit-Custom-Sport-Van. Ford unveils powerful new Transit Sport Van, Honda facelifts the hybrid CR-Z and Jeeps are to be sold in India for the first timeFord is to release a new range-topping Transit Sport Van. Based on the mid-sized Custom body style, the Sport Van uses a 153bhp, 2.2-litre Duratorq diesel engine and comes with a sporty body kit, 18-inch alloy wheels, go-faster stripes and a DAB audio system. It will be available to order early in 2013.
    Honda has announced pricing for the revised CR-Z. Available in two trim levels, it will start at £20,550 in Sport trim, rising to £23,050 for a GT model. Power from the 1.5-litre hybrid powertrain is up, now 135bhp and the CR-Z gets a new bumper and front grille design and a new ‘Sport Plus’ boost system for the electric motor.
    The Jeep brand is to launch in India as part of owner Fiat’s plan to increase market share from 0.4 to 5 per cent in the rapidly expanding market. India has seen a massive rise in popularity in SUVs over the past year, thanks to large Government subsidies on diesel fuel.
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