NEW ELECTRIFIED FOCUS ECOBOOST HYBRID DELIVERS 17 PER CENT BETTER FUEL EFFICIENCY, NEW COMFORT AND CONNECTED TECH
Ford introduces electrified EcoBoost Hybrid powertrain for Focus; 48-volt mild hybrid system improves fuel efficiency supported by cylinder deactivation and boosts performance, available from £23,610
New 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and later this year Local Hazard Information connected technology deliver a more premium cabin feel and relaxed driver experience
New Focus Zetec variant joins diverse range including the sporty Focus ST-Line Edition, stylish Focus Titanium Edition, SUV-inspired Focus Active Edition and luxurious Focus Vignale Edition
The enhanced Ford Focus featuring a fuel efficient EcoBoost Hybrid electrified powertrain is now available to order.
Sophisticated 48-volt mild hybrid technology enables the new Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost Hybrid todeliver 155PS of power alongside 116 g/km CO2 emissions (WLTP) – a 17 per cent fuel efficiencyimprovement compared with the outgoing equivalent combination of 150PS 1.5 litre EcoBoost petrol engine and six-speed manual transmission (NEDC).
In addition to the new electrified powertrain option, the enhanced Focus also delivers a morepremium driver experience with a new “true colour” 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster, and the improved connectivity and ownership experience enabled by a standard FordPass Connectmodem – including innovative Local Hazard Information available later this year.
A new Focus Zetec Edition variant delivers standard specification to benefit business and private drivers including a wireless charging pad and navigation for the SYNC 3 voice-activated connectivity system with 8-inch touchscreen. Front and Rear parking sensors and Powerfold mirrors are also fitted as standard.
Focus also continues to be offered in stylish Focus Titanium Edition, SUV-inspired Focus Active Edition crossover, sporty Focus ST-Line Edition and luxurious Focus Vignale Editionspecifications, in five-door and wagon depending on variant. EcoBoost Hybrid powertrains are available across the range.
EcoBoost Hybrid efficiency
The 155 PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost Hybrid Focus delivers more than twice the power density of a 145 PS 2.0 litre petrol engine available for Focus just 10 years ago.
Also available in 125 PS power output, Focus EcoBoost Hybrid models replace the 1.0#litre EcoBoost petrol engine’s standard alternator with a belt-driven integrated starter/generator(BISG), enabling recovery of energy usually lost during braking and coasting to charge a 48-volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack.
Locating the 48-volt battery beneath the front passenger seats has allowed the mild hybrid powertrain to be integrated with no loss of cargo or passenger space for Focus customers.
The BISG also acts as a motor, integrating with the engine and using the stored energy to providetorque assistance during normal driving and acceleration, as well as running the vehicle’s electrical ancillaries.
The intelligent, self-regulating mild-hybrid system continuously monitors how the vehicle is being used to determine when and how intensively to charge the battery for optimal benefit, and when to utilise the stored battery charge using one of two strategies:
Torque substitution, which deploys the electric motor functionality of the BISG to provide up
to 24 Nm of torque reducing the amount of work required from the petrol engine and contributing to CO2 emissions from 116 g/ km (WLTP) and fuel efficiency from 51.4 mpg (WLTP).
Torque supplementation, which deploys the electric motor functionality of the BISG to
increase the total torque available from the powertrain by up to 20 Nm above the level available from the petrol engine alone at full load and deliver up to 50 per cent more torque at lower rpm – for optimised performance
The BISG also has enabled Ford engineers to lower the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine’s compression ratio and add a larger turbocharger for more power, by mitigating turbo-lag using torque supplementation that also rotates the engine faster for maintained turbocharger boost response.
The more powerfulBISG enables the Focus EcoBoost Hybrid’s Auto Start-Stop technology to operate in a wider range of scenarios for even greater fuel savings. Able to restart the engine in just 350 milliseconds, Stop-in-Gear functionality can switch off the engine when coasting to a stop even when the vehicle is in gear with the clutch pedal depressed, and can be adjusted to activate from 9 mph, 12 mph, or 16 mph.
In addition, Focus EcoBoost Hybrid powertrains feature the fuel-saving cylinder deactivation technology that continues to support the available Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost.
Cylinder deactivation further enhances fuel efficiency by automatically switching off one of the cylinders when full capacity is not needed, such as when coasting or cruising with light demandon the engine. The system can disengage or re-engage one cylinder in 14 milliseconds with no compromise in performance or refinement.
Customers can also continue to choose from 1.5-litre EcoBlue and 2.0-litre EcoBlue dieselengines, with advanced eight- speed automatic and six-speed manual transmissions available.
Easier to stay focused and connected
New technologies including a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and, coming later this year,Local Hazard Information make the enhanced Focus easier to drive than ever.
The fully configurable LCD cluster uses 24-bit “true colour” technology to generate detailed, high definition, more intuitive images and icons in the full colour spectrum, making them brighter, less tiring on the eyes and easier to read. The cluster also allows drivers to prioritise the information on display according to personal preference.
The 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster for the Focus EcoBoost Hybrid also features a unique theme and clear graphics to keep the driver informed about their electrical energy usage. Drivers can see how much electrical power has been generated by the mild-hybrid system, and track whether energy is currently being returned to the battery or deployed to assist fuel efficiency or performance.
Crafted using free-form technology originally developed for optical lens manufacturing, thescreen’s curved upper edges are sculpted for seamless interior design, while circuitry embedded across the entire surface of the display enabled designers to mould the screen into shapes beyond the traditional rectangular design.
A standard FordPass Connect modem will allow Focus drivers to benefit from available Local Hazard Information notifications for the first time. The technology can inform drivers of ahazardous situation on the road ahead, even if the incident is not visible due to a bend in the road or other vehicles.
Local Hazard Information notifications are delivered independent of sat-nav – sourced from localauthorities, emergency services, and driving data from other vehicles connected to “the cloud”.
Notifications of hazards including road works; broken down vehicles; animals, pedestrians andobjects in the carriageway; and even hazardous driving conditions are delivered to the vehicle over-the-air, giving drivers advanced warning of developing situations beyond their field of vision.
FordPass Connect also allows customers to remotely control a selection of vehicle features from any location via their smartphone and the FordPass app. In addition to helping drivers plan faster, less stressful journeys with Live Traffic updates for the available navigation system, customers can operate Door Lock/Unlock, Remote Startfor Focus models with eight-speed automatic transmission, Vehicle Locator, and Vehicle Status for checking fuel level, alarm status, tyre pressures, oil life and more.
The Focus line-up continues to offer distinctive personalities that reflect individual customer preferences.
The new Focus Zetec variant is offered with an advanced suite of standard technologies designed to give drivers confidence behind the wheel and help them to stay focused while on themove, including a wireless charging pad, SYNC 3 with navigation, front and rear parking sensors.
Focus ST-Line Edition and Focus Active Edition are now offered with additional standard equipment, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, rain-sensing wipers and keyless entry.
Advanced available driver assistance technologies include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane Centring for effortlessly negotiating stop-start traffic, andActive Park Assist 2 that operates gear selection, acceleration and braking to enable fully automated manoeuvres simply by holding down a button. Pre- Collision Assist with Active Braking is standard – helping drivers avoid or mitigate the effects of collisions with vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
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Focus introduces FordPass Connect embedded modem technology for Ford customers in Europe, turning the vehicle into a mobile WiFi hotspot with connectivity for up to 10 devices. In addition to helping drivers plan faster, less stressful journeys with Live Traffic updates for the navigation system and enabling occupants to stream Entertainment on the move, FordPass Connect allows a range of convenient features via the FordPass mobile app, including:
Vehicle Locator, helping owners find their car in sprawling shopping mall car parks
Vehicle Status, for checking fuel levels, alarm status, oil life and more
Door Lock Unlock, to remotely allow access to your Focus
Remote Start, for Focus models with eight-speed automatic transmission**
eCall functionality, which automatically dials emergency services in the event of a serious accident, and enables occupants to be directly connected to the emergency services by pushing an SOS button in the overhead console