Ford has been offering a low CO2 ECOnetic version of the European Focus for over a year now, but a newly-refreshed version is being unveiled in Frankfurt this week. The main upgrade from the existing car is the addition of a new auto-start-stop system that helps drive down fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions from the already low 104 g/km to just 99 g/km. The consumption rate for diesel fuel is 61.8 mpg (U.S.) on the EU combined driving cycle. The Focus is the first Ford-badged car to get the start stop system which, like other auto start stop systems, can be disabled. The car’s 109 hp 1.6-liter DuraTorq diesel is retained as is the diesel particulate filter.
The new Focus also keeps the ECOnetic aerodynamic tweaks including the smoother wheels, the low rolling resistance tires and the upshift indicator light. The existing model without the start stop system remains available as well.
Gallery: 2010 Ford Focus ECONetic
Frankfurt 2009: Ford Focus ECOnetic gets down to 99 g/km of CO2 originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:47:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.