The New Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost
The new Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost is now the most efficient petrol powered car in its class.
Ford have unveiled a new even more efficient version of the 99bhp three-cylinder Focus 1.0-litre Ecoboost, with an amazing fuel economy of 67.5mpg and CO2 emissions of only 99g/km - this makes the Focus the only petrol powered car in its class to produce less than 100g/km of CO2. The record figure is achieved by fitting a range of fuel-saving ECOnetic technologies and remapping the ECU. The fuel savin measures include low-resistance tyres, improved aerodynamic features which improve airflow under the car and revised gearbox gear ratios.
Compared to an early 1.6-litre Ford Focus, the current model with the latest 99bhp 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine now produces more power and 47 per cent less CO2 emissions. The revised 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine now brings the Focus EcoBoost model range up to three with the standard version of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost developing 99bhp and emitting 109g/km of CO2 and a higher power unit 123bhp version emitting 114g/km of CO2.
Ford has also released a range of new trim levels available in the Focus, aimed specifically at the business user. Now offered in addition to the Focus Zetec will be the Focus Zetec Navigator while the Focus Titanium Navigator will replace the current Titantium spec altogether. In addition to Zetec, Zetec Navigator models get sat-nav, 16-inch alloys and a redesigned centre console, while Titanium Navigator models add Sony sat-nav and rear parking sensors. Navigator models carry a premium of around £250 over the existing Zetec and Titanium models.
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15 August 2013
Written by Duncan