A new Ford Focus will be the first petrol-powered family car in Europe to offer CO2 emissions of less than 100g/km.
The 1.0-litre EcoBoost can achieve 67.5 mpg according to Ford tests, thanks to enhancements of its three-cylinder engine, ultra-low rolling resistance tyres, new aerodynamics under the car and a tweaked gearing system.
The improved mile-per-gallon figure is undoubtedly going to be of interest to buyers looking to save money on petrol and those who takelong journeys .
The three-cylinder engine, which picked up the International Engine of the Year 2013 and 2012, makes the EcoBoost more powerful than a Ford Focus with a 1.6-litre engine from less than 10 years ago. Meanwhile the new engine produces 47% less CO2 than the older model.
The new models include the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, a standard 100PS version with emissions of with 109g/km CO2 and a 125PS with 114g/km CO2.
Already available in the Fiesta, B-MAX, C-MAX and seven-seat Grand C-MAX models, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine will be available in the EcoSport SUV, Transit Connect and Transit Courier commercial vehicles; Tourneo Connect people mover; and later the all-new Mondeo, Ford said.
Copyright Press Association 2013