Ford shows new 99g/km Co2 EcoBoost engine, meanwhile Saleen promises a new car this month
Darren Moss
13 August 2013

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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13 August 2013

An SUV, an MPV and a small engine.

And the car industry wonders why the youth of today just don't find cars interesting anymore?

13 August 2013

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'.

13 August 2013

Ford has indeed produced the lowest CO2 producing petrol engined Ford Focus in Europe, and i'm am indeed the World's Best Autocar Forum Commentator in my office, at my desk on this chair.......

13 August 2013

As impressive as getting a petrol Focus under 100g/km is, i doubt it will ever get close to 50 mpg in the real world, and you can guarantee it will drive worse than the 109g/km version too. Making cars to get though these tests just ends up making them worse

13 August 2013

"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" ... Not only does that claim need to be justified, but the 'sub-100g/km' bandwagon is becoming a bit overcrowded now and apart from the free VED no longer qualifies for the more-influencial exemption from the London Congestion Charge ...

13 August 2013

C'mon Autocar, do your homework please. There are loads of petrol cars below 100g/km........

... you even recently tested a few:  Lexus IS300h (99g/km), Porsche Panamera Plug-in Hybrid 71g/km)

Why don't you check manufacturers claims more closely?


13 August 2013

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

13 August 2013

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....

13 August 2013

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.

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