European most fuel efficient car
Ford Motor Company has recently announced the new Focus ECOnetic, which will establish a new industry benchmark for fuel efficiency in the popular compact class.
The new Focus ECOnetic, which will go on sale in the UK early next year, leverages a host of advanced technologies that are expected to make it more fuel efficient than any other compact vehicle on the road today in Europe, including diesel, petrol and hybrid powered vehicles.
Focus ECOnetic is expected to achieve 80mpg* on the combined cycle (less than 3.5 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres). In addition, Focus EConetic is expected to deliver ultra-low CO2 emissions of less than 95g/km when certification is completed later this year.
“The Focus ECOnetic is a testament to our company’s relentless drive for technological innovation and commitment to environmental leadership,” says Gunnar Herrmann, Ford’s global medium car line director. “It’s also going to be a great car to drive.”
The new Focus ECOnetic will be available in both stylish five-door and estate bodystyles, and produced for the UK market at the lead Focus manufacturing plant in Saarlouis, Germany. Market introduction is scheduled to be in early 2012.
The existing Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi, which went on sale in March 2011, is available across all series, emits 109g CO2 /km while returning 67mpg*