A new Ford Focus with mild hybrid technology is now available to replace the outgoing 1.5-liter Ecoboost 150 version.
The new 1.0-liter Ecoboost hybrid delivers up to 155 hp and is 17 percent more efficient than the larger engine it replaces.
This is achieved through a combination of 48-volt mild hybrid technology (also known as MHEV) and cylinder deactivation.
If the full engine power is not required, for example when driving on the highway, one of the three cylinders of the engine is switched off automatically.
Ford says it's completely imperceptible and the process happens in 14 milliseconds.
Mild hybrid technology extends the switch-off time when coasting to a standstill: the engine switches off at a speed of up to 25 km / h.
The restart takes 350 milliseconds.
Watch: How Ford Focus MHEV Technology Works
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The thrust of the powerful 48-volt mild hybrid system also increases traction at lower revs, making the car feel more responsive.
The result is an average WLTP fuel consumption of 51.4 mpg and CO2 emissions of 116 g / km.
A cheaper 1.0-liter Ecoboost Hybrid 125 is also available.
2020 focus updates
Other updates to the Focus range for summer 2020 include the availability of a new full-width 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster.
This is fully configurable and uses 24-bit true color technology, making it more detailed and easy on the eyes.
Local hazard information is displayed later in the year – for example, obstacles or road accidents.
It uses information about connected vehicles that other vehicles on the road transmit through the FordPass Connect modem.
Ford has also launched a new entry-level Focus Zetec Edition. These include the standard wireless charging of smartphones, front and rear parking sensors and Sync 3 infotainment with navigation system.
Prices for the Zetec Edition start at £ 22,210 for the 1.0 Ecoboost 125.
The Ecoboost Hybrid variant costs from £ 23,610 for a 1.0 liter Ecoboost Hybrid 125.
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