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Η Ford ανακοίνωσε πως πλέον το Focus 1.000 EcoBoost εκπέμπει μόλις 99 γρ/χλμ CO2, απαλλάσσοντας το από τα τέλη κυκλοφορίας. Το μοντέλο θα πωλείται από τις αρχές του 2014 και θα πωλείται με τα σηματάκια ECOnetic. Έτσι θα διαθέτει ελαστικά χαμηλής αντίστασης, ενεργή γρίλια, βελτιωμένη αεροδυναμική, start/stop, σύστημα ανάκτησης ενέργειας κατά το φρενάρισμα και διαφορετική κλιμάκωση του κιβωτίου, κάνοντας το μοντέλο να γίνεται το πιο αποδοτικό βενζινοκίνητο οικογενειακό αυτοκίνητο που έχει βγάλει ποτέ η Ford στην αγορά, με μέση κατανάλωση 4,1 λίτρα/100 χλμ.

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Το μοντέλο αποδίδει 100 άλογα, ενώ στην αγορά θα βρίσκονται επίσης και οι εκδόσεις με τα 100 άλογα (109 γρ/χλμ εκπομπές CO2) και 125 άλογα (114 γρ/χλμ CO2).

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NEW FORD FOCUS 1.0-LITRE IS FIRST PETROL FAMILY CAR BELOW 100-GRAMME CO2 BARRIER

  • Ford announces first petrol family car in Europe to offer 99g/km CO2 emissions
  • New Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost is capable of 67.5mpg and becomes Ford’s most fuel-efficient family petrol car ever when it goes on sale in early 2014
  • Focus’ new 1.0-litre EcoBoost will be powered by a specially calibrated 100PS version of the award-winning engine
  • Ford ECOnetic Technology including special tyres, unique aerodynamics and revised gearing help achieve 99g CO2
  • New Focus model will be exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty and London Congestion Charge
  • Focus range realigned in the UK with Zetec Navigator, Titanium Navigator and Titanium X Navigator series added

BRENTWOOD, Essex, 12 August 2013 –  Ford has announced a new ultra-efficient version of the Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost that will be the first petrol-powered family car in Europe to offer 99g/km CO2 emissions.

The Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost has returned 67.5mpg in tests thanks to its specially calibrated 100PS version of Ford’s award-winning engine.

The new Ford Focus will feature Ford ECOnetic Technology including ultra-low rolling resistance tyres, unique aerodynamics under the car and revised gearing to help deliver the company’s most fuel-efficient ever petrol-powered family car.

“Just a couple of years ago few would have thought that a medium-sized petrol car could break the 100g/km CO2  barrier,” said Barb Samardzich, European Product Development vice president. “Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has a habit of taking expectations of what a petrol engine can deliver and turning them upside down.”

The International Engine of the Year 2013 and 2012 makes the new model more powerful than a first generation Ford Focus with a 1.6-litre engine from less than 10 years ago, while producing 47 per cent less CO2.

The new model will extend to three the number of Focus models offered with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, alongside the standard 100PS version, with 109g/km CO2 emissions, and the 125PS with 114g/km CO2.*

Introduced to the Fiesta, B-MAX, C-MAX and seven-seat Grand C-MAX last year, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine will be extended to the EcoSport SUV, Transit Connect and Transit Courier commercial vehicles; Tourneo Connect people mover; and later the all-new Mondeo.

Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine uses a low inertia turbocharger, split cooling system and direct fuel injection to deliver surprising levels of performance from the three-cylinder engine block. The new Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost 99 g/km will also use a range of fuel-efficient Ford ECOnetic Technologies including Auto-Start-Stop, Smart Regenerative Charging, Active Grille Shutter and Ford EcoMode to support a more economical and environmentally friendly driving style.

Ford is also currently launching the zero emissions Focus Electric, and also offers the diesel Focus ECOnetic that delivers 88g CO2 emissions.*

“With the Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost, Focus Electric and Focus ECOnetic, Ford offers customers an unrivalled power of choice of fuel-efficient family cars,” said Sherif Marakby, medium car vehicle line director, Ford of Europe.

New Focus Navigator models

Available immediately in the UK are new Ford Focus derivatives with satellite navigation as standard. The Focus Zetec Navigator is offered in addition to the standard Zetec series and adds Ford nav, new-design 16in alloy wheels and centre console.

The Titanium Navigator series replaces the Titanium series and adds Sony satellite navigation, new 16in alloy wheels and rear parking sensors. The Titanium X Navigator supplants the Titanium X series, offering Sony nav, rear view camera and new 17in alloy wheels.

These series are priced from £17,555, £19,295 and £21,295 respectively, compared with £17,305, £19,045 and £21,045 for Zetec, Titanium and Titanium X currently.

Ford EcoBoost video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd6mUcqV8oY

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*The stated fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are measured according to the technical requirements and specifications of the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 as last amended. Results in MPG also correspond to this European drive cycle and are stated in imperial gallons. The results may differ from fuel economy figures in other regions of the world due to the different drive cycles and regulations used in those markets

Ford of Europeis responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets and employs approximately 47,000 employees at its wholly owned facilities and approximately 67,000 people when joint ventures and unconsolidated businesses are included. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 22 manufacturing facilities (13 wholly owned or consolidated joint venture facilities and nine unconsolidated joint venture facilities). The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 177,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information about Ford and its products worldwide please visit www.corporate.ford.com.