Ford has announced plans to offer an eco-friendly version of Focus. It will feature a 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine that develops 100 HP (73 kW).
Ford has announced plans to offer an eco-friendly version of Focus.
Destined to become the "first petrol-powered family car in Europe to offer 99g/km CO2 emissions," the model has a 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine that develops 100 HP (73 kW).
The car has also been equipped with an active shutter grille, underbody aerodynamics and low-rolling resistance tires. There's also regenerative brakes, an engine start/stop system and optimized gearing. Thanks to all these modifications, the model has returned up to 67.5 mpg UK (4.1 L/100km / 56.2 mpg US) in testing.
According to Ford's Vice President of European Product Development, Barb Samardzich, “Just a couple of years ago few would have thought that a medium-sized petrol car could break the 100g/km CO2 barrier. Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine has a habit of taking expectations of what a petrol engine can deliver and turning them upside down.”
The eco-friendly Focus will go on sale early next year and pricing will be announced closer to launch.