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Ford shows new 99g/km Co2 EcoBoost engine, meanwhile Saleen promises a new car this month

Ford's 99bhp 1.0-litre EcoBoost Focus has become the first petrol engined family car in Europe to offer sub-100g/km of CO2 emissions. The Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost will offer 67.5mpg when it goes on sale early next year. The previous version of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine offered 109g/km Co2.

The new Chevrolet Trax has gone on sale. Three engine options, a 1.6-litre and 1.4-litre petrol and a 1.7-litre diesel are available, with two trim levels to choose from. The Trax costs from £15,495 rising to £20,495 for a top-spec model.

SsangYong's Turismo MPV has gone on sale in the UK. Powered by a 153bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine the car is available with either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic gearbox in either S, ES or EX trims. Prices start at £17,995 rising to £23,995.

Saleen will unveil a new design at the Laguna Seca circuit later this month. No firm details have been released regarding the car, with company iniders only saying they expect it to "rise to the standard of speed and style" of founder Steve Saleen. 

Nissan has launched a new personalisation programme for the Juke. A range of 15 different styling options in eight colours can be ordered for the car, which can be previewed in via a 3D rendering. Nissan says that with all the options on its Juke considered, the possibilities are now "almost infinitie."



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fadyady 13 August 2013

Is the devil in the turbo?

Earlier today I tested Ford's 1L engine.

Firstly it doesn't belie its small capacity.

Secondly its torquey in a diesel like manner.

It even revs like diesel - 2500rpm at 70mph.

Would it deliver the promised MPG. No!

But then nor do the turbocharged diesels.

rxl 13 August 2013

not the 1st sub 100g/km

what about the Auris Hybrid ? 87g/km?? sory but the Ford is not the first one...

superstevie 13 August 2013

Oh for the love of

Oh for the love of god.

Autocar mean is that this is the first petrol only (ie not diesel, not hybrid) family car (ie focus, golf, astra etc) that is under 100g/km.


Moving on....

GearboxDiscussion 13 August 2013

Darren Moss wrote:Ford's

Darren Moss wrote:

Ford's revised 99bhp 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, set to power the new Focus, has become the first petrol engine in Europe to offer sub-100g/km of CO2 emissions. 

What about the 0.9 TwinAir in the 500, Punto, Panda, Ypsilon and MiTo? What about the 1.0-litre engine in the new Mirage? What about the 1.2DiG-S in the Micra? What about the 0.9TCe in the new Clio? What about this very engine in the Fiesta? What about the Aygo/C1/107? What about the Up/Citigo/Mii in Bluemotion/Greenline/Ecomotive guise? What about the Picanto 1.0? What about the i10 Blue? What about the iQ 1.0? 

Perhaps you mean 'the first petrol engine in Europe to offer sub-100g/km of CO2 emissions in a non-supermini'.