Ford’s new 237bhp Ecoboost petrol engine could find its way from the facelifted Mondeo into its Galaxy and S-Max ranges.
The four-cylinder turbocharged will appear for the first time in the revised Mondeo range this autumn and a company source said the S-Max and Galaxy ranges could also get the range-topping petrol engine should there be a market for it.
Ford makes the Mondeo alongside the S-Max and Galaxy in Genk, Belgium and the new Ecoboost unit has been engineered to fit in all three models, which share the same basic underpinnings.
Ford claims the unit will offer greater performance than the 200bhp version of the engine - introduced earlier this year - while matching that motor's CO2 emissions of 179g/km.
The 237bhp four-pot could also have significance to performance Ford fans; it's hotly tipped to form part of the next-gen Focus RS, perhaps mated to an electric motor in the rear axle.