CHONGQING, China — Featuring class-leading fuel economy, the New Focus has been included in the 8th Huimin (meaning “people-benefiting”) Project catalogue as an energy-saving product.
The Huimin Project catalogue is enormously popular among consumers looking for products which deliver great benefits, such as saving energy.
Since hitting the market in April, the 1.6-litre models of the New Focus were granted a China Compulsory Certification (3C) certificate and the Fuel Efficient Vehicle badge because of the vehicle’s great fuel economy. As a result, under Chinese policy regarding automobile fuel consumption, consumers who purchase the vehicle will receive a subsidy of RMB 3,000 yuan (USD 471) for purchasing a fuel-saving vehicle.
This is the New Focus’s second major recognition by the Chinese market in recent weeks. The vehicle has just been awarded a five-star crash safety rating by the China New Car Assessment Program, (C-NCAP).
As a company, which committed to building a better world by continuously contributing to communities, Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Co., Ltd. (CFMA) attaches great importance to fuel-economy. By launching the New Focus in China, CFMA has brought not only an addictive driving experience, but also a green vehicle to Chinese consumers. The car has also been included by the vessel and vehicle tax reduction catalogue recently due to its outstanding fuel-economy.
Manufactured at the newly launched CFMA CQ2 plant, the 1.6-litre New Focus’ Ti-VCT engine powered by a six-speed Ford PowerShift automatic transmission can achieve an impressive 6.2-6.4L/100km (15.6-16.1km/litre).
Apart from its advanced powertrain system, other innovative technologies such as the Active Grille Shutter system and the car’s aerodynamic exterior are also conducive to the improved fuel-economy.
Chinese consumers have been responding actively to the new Focus, with sales reaching around 15,000 units in June.