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Ford Focus 1.0L EcoBoost model accounts for 23.3% of Focus orders in April in Europe

Across Europe, more than 4,700 customers ordered a Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost in April, accounting for 23.3% of the Ford Focus models in Europe’s major 19 markets.

The Euro 19 markets are: Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

The 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is an example of an innovation arriving to market at just the right time, when customers are looking for a very fuel efficient but still-fun-to-drive petrol engine.

—Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe

The new EcoBoost turbo-charged, direct injection engine is Ford’s smallest, yet highest power density gasoline engine yet, delivering the performance of a conventional 1.6-liter engine with improved fuel efficiency and lower CO2. The Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost is class-leading in fuel economy and CO2 emissions in the C-segment for gasoline-engine vehicles, Ford says.

Weighing just 97 kg (214 lbs), the 1.0-liter EcoBoost is small enough to sit on a sheet of A4 paper. The engine will also be available in the Ford B-MAX and Ford C-MAX later this year, with further applications yet to be announced.



Interesting to see if Ford decides to implement this in a PHEV extended range vehicle. It's hybrid eMPG should be pretty good in charge sustain mode - given it's small footprint and power density.


A common sense higher power density ICE downsizing. Could become a good choice for smaller more efficient PHEVs. Will Nissan, Mitsubishi and Toyota have competition?


With this engine - and the even more economical "ECOnetic" diesel engine (@89 g CO2 per 100 km, as the Prius) - they might feel that there is no hurry for introducing PHEVs. I am even considering the Focus ECOnetic diesel station wagon myself as my next car. It has low fuel consumption & CO2, a particle filter and a NOx catalyst (that does not "cost" oceans of fuel consumption, as is obvious from the numbers) and an attractive price tag.


PHEVs are already coming from Ford, namely the Fusion Hybrid Energi.

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