New Ford Focus boasts huge eco-friendly attributes
A new Ford Focus model has been generating huge plaudits following its unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show, one which is sure to appeal to those keen to watch their carbon footprint while behind the wheel.
The model is the third incarnation of the Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost. Powered by a cleaner version of the award-wining EcoBoost engine, it will become the most fuel-efficient petrol family car in Europe when it goes on sale in 2014, also becoming the first car of its kind to emit less than 100g/km of CO2.
A car which has received heaps of praise and countless awards since first rolling off the production line back in 1998, the model is regarded as one of the finest in the compact-car market and was even voted as the greatest car of the last 25 years in a poll conducted by motoring expert Auto Express.
It is the latest in a series of technological advancements being made by the company, pushing the boundaries and doing all it can to become a market leader in eco-friendly driving. The power output of the vehicle stands at 100PS, a stark difference compared to the regular version that comes with 125PS. The astonishing levels of consumption have been achieved through a number of changes by their engineers, with Ford not only detuning the engine but also incorporating Ford's ECOnetic Technology, which includes low-rolling resistance tyres, tailored aerodynamics and a thorough revision of the gearing.
The results are staggering, with the model able to offer 67.5mpg, becoming the fleet's most fuel-efficient family car ever in the process. For those thinking that the 1.0L EcoBoost might not pack the punch of a conventional engine, it is in fact more powerful than the first ever Focus with a 1.6-litre engine.
It is set to transform the car market when it launches across Ford dealerships next year, allowing drivers to benefit from the unfamiliar pairing of high performance and fantastic fuel consumption.
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