Ford introduces electrified EcoBoost Hybrid powertrain for Focus. 48-volt mild hybrid system improves fuel efficiency supported by cylinder deactivation, and boosts performance. The Focus EcoBoost Hybrid seamlessly integrates electric and petrol power.
New 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and Local Hazard Information connected technology deliver a more premium cabin feel and relaxed driver experience.
New Focus Connected variant joins diverse range including the sporty Focus ST-Line, stylish Focus Titanium, SUV-inspired Focus Active and luxurious Focus Vignale.
Sophisticated 48-volt mild hybrid technology enables the new Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost Hybrid to deliver 155 PS of power alongside 93 g/km CO2 emissions (NEDC) – a 17 per cent fuel efficiency improvement compared with the outgoing equivalent combination of 150 PS 1.5‑litre EcoBoost petrol engine and six-speed manual transmission (NEDC).
A new Focus Connected 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.
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, but with a 45 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency (NEDC).
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 seat has allowed the mild hybrid powertrain to be integrated with no loss of cargo or passenger space for Focus customers.
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:
Using the Sport option offered by Focus’ Selectable Drive Modes, drivers can immediately adjust the characteristics of systems including the throttle pedal, Electronic Power Assisted Steering and electronic stability control to deliver an even more engaging driving experience that fully exploits the additional 50 Nm of electric boost from torque supplementation.
The more powerful BISG enables the Focus EcoBoost Hybrid’s Auto Start-Stop technology to operate in a wider range of scenarios for even greater fuel savings.
Focus EcoBoost Hybrid powertrains feature the fuel-saving cylinder deactivation technology that continues to support the available Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost and 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol powertrains.
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 demand on the engine. The system can disengage or re-engage one cylinder in 14 milliseconds with no compromise in performance or refinement.
There also are choise from 1.5-litre EcoBlue and 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engines, with advanced eight-speed automatic and six-speed manual transmissions available.