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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.

Comments

Reel$$

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.

HarveyD

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?

Peter_XX

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.

Engineer-Poet

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

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