Today Ford Europe opened the order books for the new Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost version, the most fuel efficient petrol-powered car they’ve ever made.
This new Eco-minded focus is powered by a three-cylinder engine block so small it can fit on a sheet of A4 paper, and will initially be available in two 100 and 125PS versions.
They have average of fuel economy of 4.8l/100km (58.9mpg) with CO2 emissions of 109g/km, and 5.0l/100km (56.5mpg) with CO2 emissions of 114g/km, respectively.
The 3-cylinder engine utilizes turbocharging and direct fuel injection to offer a good compromise between economy and performance, with a peak torque of 170Nm. The Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost will join the 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol and 1.6-litre TDCi diesel in wearing the ECOnetic Technology badge, recognition reserved for Ford cars that are leaders of or among the very best in their segment in terms of fuel economy.
Besides downsizing, Ford is also working on ECOnetic technologies to further reduce fuel consumption. These include:
* Active Grille Shutter, which automatically adjusts the grille to improve aerodynamics (Active Grille Shutter);
* Smart Regenerative Charging, which helps ensure the battery is kept charged in the most efficient way, in turn reducing the overall amount of fuel used;
* Ford Eco Mode, a smart in-car eco-driving coach that rewards efficient driving via instrument cluster graphics;
* Gearshift Indicator, which highlights the most fuel-efficient point in the rev range to change gears.