Ford has announced a new ultra-efficient version of the Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost which will be the first petrol-powered family car in Europe to offer 99g/km CO2 emissions.
The Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost, which goes on sale in early 2014, has returned 67.5mpg in tests thanks to its specially calibrated 98bhp engine.
It features Ford ECOnetic technology including ultra-low rolling resistance tyres, aerodynamics under the car and revised gearing.
“Just a couple of years ago few would have thought that a medium-sized petrol car could break the 100g/km CO2 barrier,” said Barb Samardzich, European product development vice president. “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 International Engine of the Year 2013 and 2012 makes the new model more powerful than a first generation Ford Focus with a 1.6-litre engine, while producing 47% less CO2.
The new model will extend to three the number of Focus models offered with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, alongside the standard 98bhp version, with 109g/km CO2 emissions, and the 123bhp with 114g/km CO2.
Introduced to the Fiesta, B-Max, C-Max and seven-seat Grand C-Max last year, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine will be extended to the EcoSport SUV, Transit Connect and Transit Courier commercial vehicles; Tourneo Connect people mover; and later the new Mondeo.
Ford is also currently launching the zero emissions Focus Electric, and also offers the diesel Focus ECOnetic that delivers 88g/km CO2 emissions.
New Focus Navigator models
Available immediately in the UK are new Ford Focus derivatives with satellite navigation as standard.
The Focus Zetec Navigator is offered in addition to the standard Zetec series and adds Ford nav, new-design 16in alloy wheels and centre console.
The Titanium Navigator series replaces the Titanium series and adds Sony satellite navigation, new 16-inch alloy wheels and rear parking sensors.
The Titanium X Navigator supplants the Titanium X series, offering Sony nav, rear view camera and new 17-inch alloy wheels.
These series are priced from £17,555, £19,295 and £21,295 respectively, compared with £17,305, £19,045 and £21,045 for Zetec, Titanium and Titanium X currently.