2015 Ford Focus Adds 1.0L EcoBoost
Ford has officially revealed the 2015 Focus, boasting an all-new front end and adding a 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine to its lineup.
The Focus actually made its debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry. It will however make its auto show debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. In the Fiesta, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is a three-cylinder powerplant with 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque, which will likely be the same specifications in the Focus. Unfortunately, Ford didn’t confirm those specs yet but did announce that it’ll only be available with a six-speed manual transmission.
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Standard on the Focus for the first time is a rearview camera which will appear on either a 4.2-inch screen or the 8-inch screen that comes with MyFord Touch-equipped cars. Other new technologies in the 2015 Focus include Blind Sport Information System (BLIS) and lane-keeping system.
“We have taken the title of world’s best-selling nameplate to impressive new heights with the redesigned Focus,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford executive vice president and president of The Americas. “Its combination of compelling, modern design and the most high-tech interior in the class will appeal to contemporary consumers who desire a small car with very sophisticated features. What makes Focus so attractive to consumers today – being great to drive, delivering exceptional fuel economy and value, and offering leading-edge in-car technologies – is amplified with the new Focus.”
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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