Meet the Econetic version of the popular Focus for European markets, most economical version of Ford’s compact ever produced. Thanks to aerodynamic rims, low profile tires and modifications to an existing 1.6 TDCi diesel engine, the Focus ECOnetic, on average 3.3 liters per 100 kilometers .
Not only is this figure improved to 0.3 liters with the rest of the Focus line with the same engine but also reduced CO2 emissions from 99 g / km to 88 g / km , and both engines develop identical 104 hp and 270 Nm of torque. However , while the version with higher CO2 emissions can be obtained in the ” luxury ” Titanium mode with 88 g / km version is reserved mainly with less equipped Edge model, although it provides a standard cruise control, audio controls on the steering wheel and USB , but without Sync and Bluetooth. On the way 2014 Ford Focus Econetic behaves like any other Focus with 1.6L TDCi engine, which means that it provides identical strengths and weaknesses.
2014 Ford Focus Econetic redesign
On the positive side, the Econetic is quiet and economical, but also not too startan at lower revs and out on the highway knows that is the problem. Acceleration to 100 km / h takes 11.8 seconds while the top speed is 186 km / h , and as with the rest of the Focus line power is transmitted to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission . From the design changes are minimal and most of the drivers and will not notice the difference between the two models , the Econetic is most easily discerned by different rims and ” Econetic ” label on the rear of the vehicle. The interior has not changed and is identical to that of the other Focus. While impressive on consumption, 2014 Ford Focus Econetic is not a cheap car, and like the Volkswagen BlueMotion models it require premium price.
2014 Ford Focus Econetic price
The starting price of 21,500 euros (about 29,400 U.S. dollars) to 890 euros (about 1,300 dollars ) more expensive compared to the 99 g / km version, but also mention that for those who do not look the slightest detail of spending offer a version with 113 hp , acceleration up to 100 km / h in second faster , CO2 emissions of 109 g / km and combined fuel consumption of 4.2 liters per 100 kilometers . Before you conclude that it is the car for you – thoroughly test it , because even the biggest fans of the economy can not find fault with performances ECOnetic .