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.