Ford introduces in Europe a low emission version of the current Ford Focus, the compact receiving a 1.0 Liter Ecoboost engine and more aerodynamic and mechanical changes.
Ford has announced it will enter the European market with a highly economical version and record emissions delivered by a new Focus variant. Americans want to offer the first petrol-powered family model capable of delivering emissions of 99 g/km, as shown in the official press release.
To achieve this threshold, Ford relies on the services of its most awarded engine in the past two years, a 1.0 liter Ecoboost unit packed with 100 hp. Besides its efficiency already awarded with “International Engine of the Year” Ford also turned to a few classic tricks: an active front grille that can be closed at high speeds, a flat floor, low rolling resistance tires, braking energy recovery, start-stop system and a redesigned transmission.
Thanks to these modifications, the compact car now provides an average consumption of just 4.1 litres/100 kilometers. Bob Samardzich, vice president of product development of Ford Europe, said: “A few years ago we would not have thought that a compact car can offer lower emissions of 100 g/km. However, Ford Ecoboost engine has the merit to overturn audience’s expectations and introduce a new era. “
New Ford Focus version of 99 g/km will hit the streets of Europe early next year. The price of this new variant should be introduced in early Spring 2014.