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First Drive – Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost

Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost

What is it?   The Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost  is a standard Focus that is powered by tiny 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost engine.  Somehow  the same amount of power,  is squeezed, from this minute engine as from a 1.6 litre engine!

First impression of the new Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost It drives exactly like a 1.6 litre Ford Focus and without knowing anything else that is what you would think was under the bonnet.

What about the interior?
Inside the cabin is looks and feels very sophisticated and oozes quality. Dials and switches are all within easy reach of the driver.

And on the road?
Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost  and the city: The Focus has always been a great drivers’ car and this eco version is no exception. In terms of handling and ride comfort the Focus is still class leading and is a joy to a drive
Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost  and the open road: At no time on the road does this tiny engine give away any indication of its weeny proportions. It is refined, quiet and punches far above its weight

How Much? The EcoBoost range starts from €21,485 for the Focus 5-door entry level model, rising to €22,335 for the Focus Edge.  The EcoBoost 125 PS debuts on the Focus Zetec, from €24,235.

How Safe? Safety is first rate and the car bristles with electronic safety systems to keep you, the kids, the dogs and the shopping supremely cocooned.

3 words to describe the Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost  Green, Refined, Incredible

 For more information check out Ford.ie or the Ford Ireland Facebook page

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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