Ford aims to expand ECOnetic philosophy

Ford aims to have more and more models with the ECOnetic badge.

FORD is to produce ultra-fuel efficient versions of its Focus and Fiesta models to Europe as part of its strategy for more green technologies.
Arrive sometime in the middle of next year, Ford will show two of the new models at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month.
They will be packed with fuel-saving technology, including the first lean Nitrogen Oxide absorbing diesel offered on a Ford. The Focus achieves 89 g/km, and the Fiesta 87g/km.
Ford claims the Focus can achieve 83.1 mpg, making it the most fuel efficient non-hybrid family car in its class in Europe. Similarly, the Fiesta is claimed to notch up 85.6 mpg.
Ford also plans to show a Focus powered by a new three-cylinder, one-litre EcoBoost engine, promising great fuel efficiency and plenty of power due to its turbocharging and direct fuel injection.
The company’s range of low-CO2 technology will be available in more Ford vehicles and wearing the ECOnetic Technology badge.
ECOnetic Technology features like Auto-Start-Stop, Smart Regenerative Charging, Active Grille Shutter, ECO Mode and other fuel-saving features are already or will be available on Fiesta, C-MAX, Grand C-MAX, Focus, Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy by the end of this year.
It is envisaged that about half of Ford cars sold in the second half of 2012 in Europe will carry the ECOnetic badge, including petrol and diesel passenger cars powered by the 1.0-litre or 1.6-litre EcoBoost engines or the 1.6-litre TDCi diesel engine.
The ECOnetic range will also include the electrified Ford models, the Ford Focus Electric, an all-electric vehicle that debuts next year, and the C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid coming to market in 2013.

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