This duo of compact Family Trucksters has a neat private parking space in the outer corner of the family’s premises, directly adjacent to the street. On the right, a 2003 Ford Focus with a 1.4 Zetec-S engine. A first generation Focus, introduced in 1998. Back then, the 1.4 liter gasoline engine was the smallest power unit available.
On the left, a 2014 third gen Ford Focus 1.6 DuraTorq TDCi. That’s a turbodiesel with a maximum power output of 115 DIN-hp; exactly 40 hp more than its older family member, but note that senior is 191 kg (421 lbs) lighter.
The family car vs the family’s grocery getter, both with an “obligatory” trailer hitch. The towing capacity for turbodiesel-junior is 1,200 kg (2,646 lbs) and 940 kg (2,072 lbs) for gasoline-senior. Both numbers apply to a braked trailer.
Generation-wise, Mads Jensen’s (former) COAL-wagon falls exactly between these two. There seems to be enough space left to fit in.