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New Ford Focus EcoBoost

Fancy some good news? The new Ford Focus has EcoBoost technology.

By Stephen Turvil
May 27, 2011
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Fancy some good news? The new Ford Focus has EcoBoost technology. This relates to its 1.6-litre 148bhp petrol engine, which has been shoehorned into both the five-door hatchback and the load-lugging estate. Ford say this new unit is 'lighter' and 'more compact' than many alternatives. It is designed to burn petrol as efficiently as practical to minimise both fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Great for cost conscious motorists.

This environmentally friendly engine comes with the high-end Titanium and Titanium X specifications. These cost £19,750 to £22,350. Worst case scenario, they manage a respectable 36.7mpg on the urban-cycle. This rises to 56.5mpg on the extra-urban test - which equals an impressive average of 47.1mpg. Carbon emissions for these six-speed manually geared workhorses are merely 139g/km, so twelve months road tax costs a pleasing £115. Not bad for spacious vehicles that reach 62mph in less than nine seconds.

The new Ford Focus EcoBoost models have a start/stop feature. This saves fuel by automatically switching-off their engines while stationary in traffic. Furthermore, they benefit from an electronic stability programme and torque vectoring control system. These reduce under-steer and over-steer. Ford also throw-in four electric windows, climate control, Bluetooth, remote locking, and an MP3 CD stereo system. Sounds good to me.

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By Stephen Turvil
May 27, 2011