Ford – The Focus becomes hybrid – VIDEO

The range of the Ford Focus is renewed in content, and is enriched by the first variant of the hybrid. This is the Ecoboost Hybrid, which will soon be available for order in Europe together with the other versions with new accessories.

Also on the Focus, the 1.0 mild hybrid 125 or 155 HP. The powertrain of the hybrid is the same as is already available on other models of the House: this is the 1.0 three-cylinder Ecoboost system with a mild hybrid, 48-Volt, in the various forms, 125 and 155 HP, mated to a manual gearbox six-speed. Both versions state an average of 5.1 l/100 km and emissions of 115 g/km in the cycle Wltp, recording a reduction of up to 17% compared to the model outgoing equipped with the 1.5 Ecoboost with 150 HP is not electrified and is accredited with a similar performance. The 1.0 three-cylinder engine was adequate for the hybrid by lowering the compression ratio and by installing a turbine larger, which is supported at low speeds by the torque of the electric, which is further elevated in the guide in “Sport” mode. In neutral, the heat engine is turned off below 25 km/h and to re-ignite employs just 350 milliseconds.

New instrumentation and equipment up to date for all. For all of the Focus is provided for the installation of the new digital instrument display with 12.3-inch high-resolution 24-bit graphics and reconfigurable on the hybrid also shows the parameters of the management of the powertrain. Through the system of series FordPass Connect will also be gradually made available for new services, among which stands out the Local Hazard Information, which uses the network (not gps) to transmit information on the hazards present in the path. The updated range also includes the introduction of a set-up called Connected, characterized by a rich standard equipment, the port changes to the facilities of the variants ST-Line and Active and introduces a new aerodynamic package for the Focus ST-Line-X and Active x

Source: Quattroruote.en – Edited by Anthon K.