Finally it is the turn of the Focus to get Ford’s award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, and the result of this marriage is the first petrol family car in Europe to offer 99g/km CO2 emissions. So you get the economy without sacrificing space and practicality.
What you do have to sacrifice is performance. After all, it is only a 1.0 liter engine, and it barely makes 100 PS. The engine is specially calibrated in the Focus to break the 100 g/km barrier, so naturally, performance was the last priority for the engineers.
That engine paired with Ford ECOnetic Technology including ultra-low rolling resistance tyres, unique aerodynamics under the car, auto start/stop and revised gearing means the car is capable of 67.5mpg.
Ford also offers a 125 PS version of the same three-cylinder 1.0 liter turbo engine which is slightly less economical, and has a CO2 rating of 114 g/km. That extra 25 PS won’t make that big a difference in the way the car goes. So if you are gunning for frugal Focus, get the base 100 PS model and enjoy the tax benefits of its low emissions.
The Focus in the UK market joins the 1.0 liter family including Fiesta, B-MAX, C-MAX and seven-seat Grand C-MAX powered. Later it will be extended with the addition of EcoSport SUV, Transit Connect and Transit Courier commercial vehicles; Tourneo Connect people mover; and then the all-new Mondeo.