Ford Focus Econetic
The Ford Focus ECONETIC is essentially a FWD 5dr Hatchback with the added benefit of being kinder to the environment and your wallet. It has been launched to compete head to head with the likes of the VW Golf Bluemotion. It actually runs the identical 1.6 TDCi diesel engine and the standard car, however, with a few minor tweaks manages to reduce the CO2 emissions whilst improving the all important fuel consumption. Undoubtedly, this car in “Zetec” specification will be the most popular derivative as the levels of equipment you get for your money is more than respectable. The car is solid and comfortable making it ideal for long distance drivers with one eye on economy.
Like most modern day Fords, the ECONECTIC drives very well being fairly smooth and relatively quiet. Sure, the oil burner can be a bit rough at times and could be accused of being a tad sluggish; however, the ratios of the 6 speed manual gearbox help overcome these issues particularly once rolling along. The greatest feat though, is that even on normal day to day driving the ECONECTIC manage to easily average in excess of 60mpg.
With regard to the interior, this is built to a more than acceptable standard. It is relatively spacious, comfortable and not a bad place to be. In the previously mentioned “Zetec” specification the car comes as standard with remote central locking, air conditioning and a digital radio. You also benefit from having a heated front windscreen (great in the winter) and the start / stop system which assists with the cars “eco” credentials. Overall, the Ford Focus is a very popular little car. It should be extremely reliable and benefit you with the reduced running costs – definitely worth consideration if you are in the market for an economical 5dr Hatchback.
Rivervale Car Leasing have some amazing leasing offers (business and personal) on this and all other Ford Focus models including this ECONETIC version. Why not give the sales team a call on 01273 433480 for a quotation!
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20 June 2013
Written by Simon