The all new Ford Focus has been awarded ‘Best Diesel Medium Car’ at the Diesel Car Magazine 2012 awards. According to Diesel Car magazine, buyers are particularly attracted by its style and contemporary cabin. The all-new Ford Focus fought off competitors including the Hyundai i30 and Volkswagen Golf.
Andy Barratt, Ford Britain sales director, said "we are delighted that Focus has been awarded best medium car by Diesel Car magazine. Around 50 per cent of Focus cars bought are diesels and we look forward to welcoming the Focus ECOnetic Technology to the range shortly. This will offer 83.1mpg, making it the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid family car currently available in Europe. This independent endorsement recognises Focus’s all-round appeal, as well as the UK-based Ford engineers and manufacturing specialists responsible for the diesel powertrains."
The Ford Focus boasts an impressive equipment list of high technology features. Standard equipment across the range includes Ford’s Torque Vectoring Control; this electronic system balances the distribution of engine torque between the driven front wheels to optimise grip and stability irrespective of driving conditions or road surfaces. The car has just surpassed the landmark 1,500,000 sales since its launch in 1998 and continues to dominate its segment. The all-new Focus is recognised for its driver assistance technologies and refined drive, and offers a number of fuel efficient powertrains including the popular 1.6 TDCi which emits 109g CO2/km while returning 67mpg.