Ford has announced prices for the new Focus 1.0 Ecoboost petrol models, which go on sale on February 22, from £16,245.
The Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost is the first model to use Ford’ new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine. It’s designed to give performance on a par with a conventional 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, but use less fuel and have far lower CO2 emissions.
In the Focus 5dr, the 99bhp 1.0 Ecoboost engine gives an average of 58.9mpg and CO2 emissions of 109g/km. The 123bhp 1.0 Ecoboost model averages 56.5mpg and emits 114g/km of CO2.
The current 104- and 123bhp 1.6-litre engines - which remain on sale - both average 47.9mpg and emit 136g/km of CO2.
The entry-level Focus 1.0 Ecoboost model is the Edge, at £16,245. There’s a £250 premium over the 104bhp 1.6 models, and the 123bhp version costs £500 more.
The 1.0 Ecoboost engine will be added to the C-Max and Grand C-Max ranges during 2012.
It will also be available in the new B-Max compact MPV and is likely to be added to the face-lifted Fiesta range in the autumn. Ford sources have also hinted that it could be available in the all-new Mondeo, which is due in March 2013.
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