Ford introduced a hybrid version of the Focus model

Ford introduced a hybrid version of the Focus model

June 22, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The automaker has announced the popular Ford Focus Hybrid EcoBoost Hybrid. Novelty will receive technology MHEV, Digital Dash.

First announced in March last year, the Ford Focus in a version with a mildly hybrid powertrain is currently officially debuting in the European market. It uses the latest MHEV drivetrain, which is also available for the Puma crossover and subcompact Fiesta.

Under the hood of the new Ford Focus MHEV is a turbocharged 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine that works with an integrated belt-driven starter-generator (BISG), which helps the main engine recover energy that is normally lost during braking and coasting.

There is also a 48-volt air-cooled lithium-ion battery located under the front passenger seat.

In general, the new power plant delivers a maximum power of 155 horsepower, more than double the specific power of the 145-horsepower 2.0-liter gasoline engine with which Focus was sold 10 years ago. According to Ford, the new Focus by MHEV will deliver a combined fuel consumption of 5.1 liters per 100 kilometers with CO2 emissions of 115 grams per kilometer as measured by the new European WLTP cycle. A 125-hp Focus EcoBoost Hybrid version will also be available.

Depending on the market, the electrified Focus will be offered in all available trim levels, including Titanium, Active, Focus ST-Line, Vignale. EcoBoost Hybrid will also be offered for station wagon, hatchback and sedan bodies.

Another major improvement for Focus is the addition of a fully digital instrument cluster. The display used is 12.3 inches wide, providing “detailed, intuitive images and high-definition icons in the full color spectrum, making them brighter, less tiring for the eyes and easier to read.” The system will incorporate Ford Hazard Warning technology, which alerts drivers to situations that go beyond their field of vision.