Ford's 1.0-litre EcoBoost Focus performs strongly in first month of sale
Across Europe, more than 4,700 customers ordered a Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost in April, accounting for 23.3% of the Ford Focus models in Europe’s major 19 markets.
'The 1.0-litre 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,' said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe. 'I have rarely seen such universal praise from the press, dealers and customers as that received for the Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost,' he added. @[email protected]
The new EcoBoost turbo-charged, direct injection engine is Ford's smallest, yet highest power density petrol engine ever, delivering the performance of a conventional 1.6-litre engine with improved fuel efficiency and lower CO2.
Weighing just 97 kilos, the 1.0-litre 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.