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.