Ford Ford Focus Hatchback 1.0 EcoBoost 125 Zetec Edition 5dr

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  • P11D £21,980.00
  • 51 MPG
  • Petrol
  • 0 - 62mph 10.00 seconds
  • 124 g/km
  • MANUAL
Solid - Race red Standard (ex. VAT)
Premium paint - Frozen white £229.17 (ex. VAT)
Premium paint - Moondust silver £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Premium paint - Chrome blue £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Premium paint - Agate Black £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Exclusive paint - Magnetic £604.17 (ex. VAT)
Cloth - Black with grey highlights and grey stitching Standard (ex. VAT)
Appearance pack - Focus £416.67 (ex. VAT)
Convenience Pack with park assist - Focus Zetec ST-Line Active £416.67 (ex. VAT)
16" 5x2 spoke sparkle silver alloy wheels Standard (ex. VAT)
Comfort seats - manual 18 way driver and 6 way passenger seat adjustment £250.00 (ex. VAT)
Heated steering wheel £291.67 (ex. VAT)
Heated steering wheel and heated front seats £375.00 (ex. VAT)
Solid paint Standard (ex. VAT)
Premium paint £229.17 (ex. VAT)
Trailer Coupling Pre-equipment Electrical-Kit £208.33 (ex. VAT)
Additional Premium paint £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Detachable trailer coupling includes trailer stability assist £583.33 (ex. VAT)
Exclusive paint £604.17 (ex. VAT)
CD player £166.67 (ex. VAT)
Front and rear parking sensors Standard (ex. VAT)
Wireless charging pad £104.17 (ex. VAT)
Blind spot information system includes cross traffic alert with active braking £333.33 (ex. VAT)
Mini steel spare wheel
Manual air conditioning
Cloth upholstery
Reach + rake adjustable steering column
Height adjustable front headrests
Driver's lumbar support
Isofix child seat preparation
Leather gear knob
Front floor mats
3 spoke leather trimmed steering wheel with integrated audio controls
Rear centre headrest
3 spoke Sensico trimmed steering wheel with integrated audio controls
Quickclear heated windscreen
Tailgate wash/wipe
Heated rear window
'Quickclear' heated windscreen/heated washer jets
Body coloured bumpers
Front variable intermittent wipers with electric wash
Body coloured door handles
Front fog lamps with cornering function
LED daytime running lamp
Electrically operated front and rear windows with one touch opening and closing
Body coloured electrically operated and heated door mirrors with side indicators
Power folding door mirrors with puddle lights
Auto headlamps (on/off)
Halogen reflector headlamps
LED reflector headlamps
Aux input
2 USB ports
Power assisted steering
Trip computer
Digital clock
Cruise control + speed limiter
Bluetooth system
Eco mode
Easy fuel capless refuelling system
Intelligent speed assist
Selectable drive mode
Lane keeping aid with lane departure warning
4.2" TFT coloured cluster
Ford pass connect
Lane keeping system - lane keeping alert and lane keeping aid
Ford SYNC 3 navigation with 8" TFT touchscreen, and app link Android auto/Apple carplay
Driver airbag
Front passenger airbag
Anti lock brake system + Electronic Brake force Distribution
Front side airbags
Electronic stability control
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Side curtain airbags
Electronic parking brake
Hill start assist
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Front inertia reel height adjustable seatbelts with pre-tensioners
Three rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbelts
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Auto hold function
Post collision braking
Pre collision assist with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian/cyclist detection
MyKey system
Remote central locking & engine immobiliser
Thatcham category 1 alarm
CO2 124
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 999
Compression Ratio 1979
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves N/A
Gears 6
Transmission Manual
Combined 51.40
Urban 51.40
Extra Urban 50.40
Badge Engine CC 999
Badge Power 125.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 9.68
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 10.00
Engine BHP 125.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1280
Engine Torque 200.00
Top Speed 124
Front Tyres 205/60 R16
Rear Tyres 205/60 R16
Spare Tyre SPACE SAVER
Height 0
Length 4378
Wheel Base 2700
Width 1825
Fuel Tank Size 52.00
Weight 0
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1280
Towing Weight Unbraked 0
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

The family hatchback market segment is offering an increasing wide range of electrified models, but there's usually quite a price to pay for the battery tech. Ford offers what it thinks is a more sensible approach with this Focus EcoBoost Hybrid model. The brand's mild hybrid tech gives you some of the benefits of electrification without the priciest parts of this technology.

Background

When it comes to family hatchbacks, electrification is really getting into gear, with full-Hybrid, Plug-in and full-electric options all available to the eco-conscious buyer prepared to pay the price for the technology on offer. But not everyone can stretch to cars like these. Ford says it can offer a more sensible solution and this is it, the Focus EcoBoost Hybrid. This model adds mild hybrid tech to the company's usual 1.0-litre EcoBoost three cylinder petrol engine to create a small but significant improvement in efficiency. And, at the same time, a perkier feel through the gears. All at very little increase in price over conventional levels. Sounds promising.

Driving Experience

Hybrid engines aren't new in this class; Toyota has been offering one in its Auris (now badged the Corolla) since 2010. But they add what for many buyers is an unacceptably large price premium to cars of this kind - the cheapest, most basic Corolla hybrid does, after all, cost well over £24,000. What if a slightly more affordable approach into hybrid tech could be delivered that would be lighter, cheaper and more driver-orientated? Ford says that its 'mHEV' mild hybrid tech does just that. True, it's nothing like as efficient as a full-Hybrid, a plug-in Hybrid or a full-electric model - you'll find all three technologies represented right across this segment: make sure you know what you're buying. But in compensation, 'mHEV' tech boosts driver feel because it's lighter and it adds a slice of extra pulling power just when you need it. Simplicity's the keynote here, so the 1.0-litre three cylinder EcoBoost petrol powerplant this car features is essentially the same one Ford's been offering since 2011, more recently enhanced with cylinder deactivation tech which cuts down on cylinder use at low-to-medium throttle speeds. In mHEV mild hybrid form though, this unit gets a lower compression ratio and a larger turbo. And it's been embellished by a beefed-up starter/generator driven by a belt at the front of the engine that stores the energy harvested when you brake or decelerate in a tiny 48-volt lithium-ion battery secreted at the back of the car. Which provides a bit of extra zip when you accelerate (Ford says up to 50Nm of extra torque) and delivers a little electric boost from low revs to 'torque-fill' while you're waiting for the turbo to spool up. Most Focus EcoBoost Hybrid buyers will probably choose the 125PS version of this engine which gets to 62mph in 10.3s en route to 123mph. There's also a 155PS version of the same unit which improves those figures to 9.4s and 130mph.

Design and Build

Apart from the badgework, there are no real visual changes to distinguish this mild hybrid Focus variant apart from its conventional range stablemates. As usual, it's offered in both five-door hatch and estate body styles, with both also offered in crossover-style Active form with a slightly raised ride height. This fourth generation Focus has crisp and pleasing lines and it rides on the brand's latest 'C2' platform, which enables the wheelbase to be 53mm longer, freeing up extra cabin space. You should certainly feel that inside. Rear knee room has increased by 56mm over the old MK3 model and, thanks to a re-profiling of the rear doors, the rear passengers' heads are now adjacent to glass rather than metal, so they'll be able to see out more easily. Up-front, as you'd expect, it all feels of much higher quality. It's certainly difficult to fault the cleaner, sharper ergonomics of this fourth generation design, aided by a massive 50% reduction in button clutter, with as many functions as possible relocated to the prominent SYNC 3 infotainment screen that, in keeping with current automotive fashion, sprouts from the top of the dash. The extra body length has freed up more boot space too and, unlike most full-Hybrids and PHEVs, it's not reduced in size by the electrified tech. the capacity is rated at 341-litres to window level in the hatch or 575-litres with the estate. In the estate version, there's a class-leading 1.14m of width between the wheel arches a useful 1,700mm of overall load length with the rear seats folded. That means 1,650-litres of space.

Market and Model

Think in terms of a price point of just under £24,000 for the Focus EcoBoost Hybrid in 125PS form; that's with 'Titanium Edition'. 'Titanium X Edition', 'ST-Line', 'ST-Line-X' and 'Vignale' versions are also available along with various 'Active' derivatives if you've more to spend. As usual with the Focus, there's a choice of five-door hatch or estate body styles; most choose the five-door variant of course and if you do that, then you'll also be offered the option of the crossover-style 'Active' model we just referenced, with its slightly raised ride height, SUV styling cues and 'slippery' road drive modes. You can't (yet) have an auto gearbox with the EcoBoost Hybrid engine. Even base 'Titanium'-spec includes quite a lot. You get 16-inch alloy wheels, heated from seats, dual zone climate control, keyless entry and an auto-dimming rear view mirror. You also get Ford's 'SYNC 3' infotainment technology, which includes 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring and works via a 'floating' an 8.0-inch colour screen mounted on top of the dash. 'Zetec' variants are recognisable by their front fog lights and a smarter chromed finish on the upper door line. There's sophisticated safety too, including a Pedestrian Detection system that can even prevent collisions at night. And the option of 'Active Park Assist' with brake interventions to prevent low-speed collisions when parking hands-free.

Cost of Ownership

We've explained how the mHEV system works in our 'Driving Experience' section but we'll further add here that the belt-driven integrated starter/generator is also able to aid the powerplant's stop/start system in urban traffic, restarting the engine in approximately 300 milliseconds - about the same as the blink of an eye. And the 'BISG' also enables the Focus EcoBoost Hybrid's Auto Start-Stop technology to operate in a wider range of scenarios for even greater fuel savings, including when coasting to a stop below 10mph - and even when the vehicle is in gear with the clutch pedal depressed. Thanks to all of this, the subsequent reduction in the amount of work required from the petrol engine results, says Ford, in a fuel efficiency improvement of up to 9%. So what does that equate to in terms of stats? Well, let's base this around the Focus EcoBoost Hybrid variant most will choose, the 125PS mHEV 1.0-litre EcoBoost Hybrid manual gearbox variant. This returns 55.4mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and up to 116g/km of WLTP-rated CO2. The 155PS version of the same engine manages the same figures. You'll need some class perspective here; most directly comparable conventionally-engined family hatchback-segment models deliver about 5mpg less and put out about 15-20g/km of CO2 more.

Summary

As long as you understand what you're actually getting here - a slightly more efficient combustion engine, not a proper full-Hybrid - there's lots to like about this lightly electrified Focus. That understanding will help put into perspective the fuel and CO2 benefits of Ford's mHEV technology. So you'll be pleased with these efficiency enhancements, rather than disappointed that they're not more Prius-like. It helps that the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine being used here was already pretty efficient thanks in part to its cylinder deactivation technology. Many of the family hatchback segment models this Focus EcoBoost Hybrid derivative directly competes with on price have nothing like this level of engine sophistication at this price point. Add in this fourth generation Focus model's dynamic virtues and the deal you're likely to get from Britain's market-leading brand and you might well find the overall ownership proposition quite a compelling one.