Spring has sprung, the clocks have gone forwards, and there are enough Daffodils to keep Wordsworth happy
So all good yes? Not if you are among the 1 in 4 people in Europe who suffer from hayfever.
If you are, you may have been dealing with the symptoms since January. Experts say “pollen season” now actually extends for the first 10 months of the year
For those of us who don’t suffer, and to whom it may seem a minor inconvenience, it’s worth noting that sneezing at 60 mph can mean “driving blind” for up to 20 metres.
Our Mondeo offers a new air filter system that can stop up to 99 per cent of pollen particles from entering the car. It also blocks almost all nitrogen dioxide – a key trigger of asthma – as well as gaseous pollutants and odours.
“Fresh air may not be as immediately apparent to drivers as how a car looks, or how it drives, but it is an important part of the quality experience,” said Volker Scheer, one of Ford’s technical experts. “The new filter is 50 per cent more effective than its predecessor at blocking ultra-fine particles that are less than one thousandth of the width of a human hair.”
The new air filter system also features on the new S-MAX – which is available to order now.