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 Focus Sets Fuel Efficiency Benchmark in Europe; First Non-Hybrid Petrol Family Car to Offer 99 g/km CO2

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COLOGNE, Germany – The Focus has become the first non-hybrid petrol family car in Europe to break the 100 g/km CO2 barrier. The Focus 99 g/km, on sale now across Europe, extends to 13 the line-up of vehicles that deliver CO2 emissions of less than 100 g/km, and also is Ford’s most fuel-efficient family petrol car ever – returning 4.3 l/100 km (65.7 mpg).

Equipped with a revised 100 PS version of Ford’s award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, the Focus 99 g/km will extend to three the line-up of Focus cars equipped with the 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine – the 2012 and 2013 International Engine of the Year – alongside the 100 PS version that offers 109 g/km CO2 emissions, and a 125 PS version that offers 114 g/km CO2.

“It was in 2010 that we produced the first Ford Focus ECOnetic diesel to achieve 99 g/km CO2,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe. “It is quite some feat that in the space of just four years we have now achieved the same milestone with a 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine.”
 
All 1.0-litre EcoBoost powered models enjoy the benefits of a low inertia turbocharger, split cooling system and direct fuel injection that delivers surprising levels of performance from the three-cylinder engine block. The Focus 99 g/km model also adds Ford ECOnetic Technology including Auto-Start-Stop, revised gearing, Smart Regenerative Charging, Active Grille Shutter and Ford EcoMode that supports a more economical and environmentally friendly driving style.
 
Manufactured for Europe in Saarlouis, Germany, the Focus was confirmed last month as the world’s best-selling vehicle nameplate based on Ford’s analysis of the Polk registration data for the first nine months of 2013. Ford also recently launched the zero emissions Focus Electric and the diesel Focus ECOnetic that delivers 3.4 l/100 km (83 mpg) with 88 g/km CO2 emissions.
 
The line-up of 13 Ford vehicles that deliver CO2 emissions of less than 100 g/km also includes the zero emissions Focus Electric, and four diesel versions of the Focus – as well as seven different versions of the Ford Fiesta.
Available as a four-door, five-door hatchback or five-door wagon, the Ford Focus is available with advanced technologies including Active Park Assist, Active City Stop, Lane Keeping Aid, Traffic Sign Recognition, Driver Alert and Blind Spot Information System.

  

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2/21/2014 3:30 AM