New Focus to be first sub-100g/km petrol family car


Ford are rapidly gaining a reputation for being the world's most environmentally friendly big automotive manufacturer, and their strength in this department is set to be further boosted by the imminent production of the most efficient of petrol-powered Ford Focus models yet.

News that the Michigan-based company are currently in the process of fine-tuning a new edition of the Focus that will break what the KentOnline website describe as the 'magic 100g/km barrier' has taken the automotive media by storm over the last few days, with journalists and drivers alike eager to put the next Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost to the test.

Perhaps the most in-depth analysis of this upcoming vehicle has been provided in this Next Green Car article, with its writer, John Ironmonger, also giving some context to the development, noting that this is far from being the first time that Ford – and its Focus brand in particular – have been leading the way in driving down CO2 emissions.

The pioneering EcoBoost engine has been the catalyst for many of Ford's recent forays into emission-lowering vehicles, and this is very much the case with this Focus, as well; as Barb Samardzich, Ford's European Product Development vice president noted, 'Ford's 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has a habit of taking expectations of what a petrol engine can deliver and turning them upside down'.

The next EcoBoost-powered Focus will be the very first petrol-driven family car in the world to deliver under 99g/km CO2 emissions, with performance remaining high. According to Ford, their new Focus will be just as powerful as one available less than a decade ago which was fitted with a 1.6-litre engine, whilst emitting an impressive 47 per cent less CO2.

This groundbreaking model is expected to arrive on forecourts in the first half of next year, and will comfortably sit alongside the fantastic range of Mondeos, Kas and Ford Fiestas for sale currently selling in their thousands. Although the 1.0-litre EcoBoost Focus will undoubtedly deliver the very best fuel efficiency possible, you can be assured that whatever model you purchase from the Foray Motor Group will always be of the very highest performance standards.

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