The New Ford Focus 247bhp EcoBoost
Making its debut at the Paris Motor Show but needing no introduction is the third generation Ford Focus. Due to go on sale in 2012, a lot of the limelight has been stolen by the high performance ST derivative. Thanks to a 247bhp EcoBoost four-cylinder engine lurking beneath the bonnet – a 24 bhp improvement on its predecessor’s 2.5 litre five-cylinder engine – the new ST boasts 10% more power but claims to be 20% better in terms of fuel economy and CO2 emissions. And Ford are breaking the hatch tradition by giving their ST 5 doors as oppose to the usual 3.
The new Focus range which includes a saloon, a hatchback and an estate, is set to start rolling off production lines early next year and towards the end of 2011 we’ll be graced with an ECOnetic model. With a Low Speed Safety System, Blind Sport Information, Lane Keeping Aids, Lane Departure Warnings, Traffic Sign Recognition Systems and Adaptive Cruise Control, owners of the new Focus range should be the safest motorists on the road.