Ford Introduces E20 Focus to Thailand
6 September 2005
Ford Thailand is introducing a new E20-capable Ford Focus. In July 2004, the Thai government announced a National E20 Ethanol Strategy; Ford is the first automaker to deliver an E20 product to that market.
The 1.8-litre Duratec HE gasoline in the Thai E20 Focus is designed to run on all gasohol fuel mixtures up to 20% ethanol (E20).
Earlier this summer, Ford introduced its next-generation flex fuel version of the Focus (the Focus Flexi-Fuel) in Europe (earlier post). The Flex-fuel can run an E85 blend.
Ford is making a big push for all its Focus models in Asia, its first global car to be launched across its entire Asia Pacific region.
Prices for the new four-door E20 Focus range from 747,000–898,000 Baht (US$18,200–US$21,800).
Ford has sold some 1 million gasohol vehicles worldwide.
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