Focus Edge ECOnetic receives praise in magazine review


As one of the largest automotive firms in the world, the Ford Motor Company is regarded for the constant development and innovation of models across their fleet to offer the ultimate driving experience for all their customers.

This is certainly the case for the Focus Edge ECOnetic 88g estate, with the latest sibling of the company’s most famous family given a positive review by Auto Express. The four star review - which can be read by clicking here, gives the model praise and plaudits for its staggeringly positive eco-friendly credentials, with the 88g/km produced making it one of the most environmentally savvy diesels available today.

One of the flagship models of the Ford fleet since it first rolled off the production line in 1998, new and second hand Ford Focus cars remain one of the best-selling vehicles in the country and its first incarnation was even named as the best car of the last 25 years in a recent poll.

The Focus Edge ECOnetic, meanwhile, is fitted with a range of energy saving features, with the inclusion of active aerodynamics, stop/start, low-rolling resistance tyres, low friction oil, a shift indicator and a six-speed manual gearbox all clear indicators of Ford’s continued striving towards offering the height of fuel efficiency for their customers. The results are outstanding, with an average fuel consumption of 83.1mpg.

It’s good to know that these leaps and bounds into engine efficiency haven’t affected the overall performance, with a 0-62mph time of 11.8 seconds not the speeds you would usually associate with one of the most eco-friendly vehicles available today.

Other positive features include the vast amount of legroom available to passengers in the rear, with the new Ford Focus Estate offering much more space than its hatchback counterpart. It also comes with the usual in-car features which are associated with all new Fords.

Currently available from around £19,000, the Ford Focus Edge ECOnetic 88g looks to be a quality vehicle and does well to uphold the firm's reputation of offering high levels of craftsmanship, performance and reliability. If you want to learn more about the model, why not visit one of the Foray Motor Group's Ford South West dealerships today?

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