New 1 litre Ford Focus battles soaring fuel costs

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Petrol prices in the United Kingdom seem to be going up every month, therefore many consumers are now looking for a car which has low fuel consumption – today we will tell you all about the 1.0-litre Ford Focus which is being launched next month.

This family hatchback has a three-cylinder engine which produces 123bhp, apparently the Dagenham and Dunton Ford plants have given this model a turbocharger and direct fuel injection to allow it to offer the performance of a 1.6-litre engine, whilst still managing to deliver the low fuel expenses associated with a smaller engine.

We are told that the 1.0-litre Ford Focus EcoBoost will give you 56.5mpg and produce just 114g/km of CO2, there’s also another model on the horizon which delivers 99bhp, 58.9mpg and 109g/km of CO2.

In terms of pricing we’re not too sure whether you will be won-over by the 1.0-litre Focus, prices will start at £16,245, which seems high, but if you take into consideration the savings in road tax and fuel it may be a worthy purchase – you can find out a little more about the money you will save over at Telegraph.co.uk.

If you like the sound of this efficient engine we can reveal that it is also coming to the Ford C-Max, Grand C-Max and new B-Max in the near future, so don’t feel like you have to rush out and buy the new Focus for all the gas-guzzling benefits.

On one hand the savings in fuel and road tax suggest that buying this 1.0-litre Focus will be a wise investment, however on the other hand we are a little put off by the relatively high starting price. Some comments we have read suggest that the low engine size could result in the vehicle being highly stressed in certain conditions, which will in turn affect reliability and longevity, whilst others believe it won’t deliver anything near the 56.5mpg in day-to-day life.

What are your feelings towards the 1.0-litre Ford Focus? Let us know in the comments section below…

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