Car manufacturer Ford says it’s building the first petrol family car in Europe with 99g/km CO2 using the new version of its 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine to the Focus line-up.
The Focus is due to be on sale in early 2014, the model features a specially calibrated 99bhp version of the EcoBoost engine along with ECOnetic Technology together with special tyres, unique aerodynamics and modified gearing.
As a result the fuel economy is expected to be 67.5mpg and Co2 emissions of 99g/km, putting it in the 11% bracket for BIK and making it exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty and the Congestion Charge. The new model Focus joins the existing standard 99bhp version of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine with 109g/km CO2 emissions and the 123bhp version with 114g/km CO2.
The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is already available in the Fiesta, B-MAX, C-MAX and seven-seat Grand C-MAX models. The engine will also be added to the line-up for the forthcoming new Mondeo as well as the EcoSport SUV, Transit Courier and Transit Connect commercial vehicles. The move comes as Ford declares the launch of new sat nav trim levels aimed at fleets.
The Focus Zetec Navigator is offered as well the standard Zetec series and adds Ford Nav, new 16in alloy wheels and centre console while the Titanium Navigator replaces the current Titanium adding Sony Sat Nav, new 16in alloy wheels and rear parking sensors. The Titanium-X Navigator replaces the Titanium-X, which comes with Sony Sat Nav, rear view camera and new 17in alloy wheels. Navigator models carry a £250 uplift over the current Zetec and Titanium prices.
The low CO2 emissions and good mpg will make the new Focus an ideal for car leasing.