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Ford Focus gets an Ecoboost

Ford has updated its Focus engine range with a 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol which offers the same amount of power as a 1.6-litre naturally aspirated engine.

The new Ford Focus range will now be priced from £13,995 when the 1.0-litre EcoBoost goes on sale on February 22.

The new engine is available with two power levels – in the five-door Focus at 123bhp it delivers 56.5mpg and 114g/km CO2.

There is also a 98bhp version which delivers 58.9mpg and 109g/km CO2 emissions.

The 98bhp and 123bhp versions will both qualify for zero vehicle excise duty in the first year and then £20 (98bhp) and £30 (123bhp) a year after that.

Company car drivers will benefit-in-kind rates of 13% in 2012/2013 equating to savings on a Focus Zetec of up to £32 per month at the 40% tax level versus the current 1.6-litre 103 and 123bhp engines.

The latest price list, effective February 22, 2012, introducing Focus with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, is attached.



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  • Irishboy4 - 30/01/2012 16:42

    Amazing how technology has created a full circle in engine capacity, a predecessor of the Focus, the Ford Anglia had an engine under 1000cc, but obviously with less power and only 4 gears.

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  • chizzy - 01/02/2012 09:35

    Yes, the advances in technology are interesting and exciting. The issue is how the buying public reacts to this. It is already a struggle to get some drivers to believe that a 1.6 diesel will adequately power their vehicle over 25k miles a year already. In the Co.Car Park stakes badge and engine size still matters. It's a bit frustrating really.

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