Ford has introduced the new Focus ECOnetic, which will officially debut next week at the Amsterdam Motor Show. The vehicle will set a new industry benchmark for fuel efficiency in the popular compact class.

Focus ECOnetic will hit the UK market early next year. The car will boast more fuel efficiency than any other compact vehicle on the road today in Europe, including diesel, petrol and hybrid powered vehicles.

2011 Ford Focus ECOnetic is expected to return 80mpg on combined cycle, which is less than 3.5 litres of diesel for 100 km. The CO2 emission will be less than 95g/km.

"The Focus ECOnetic is a testament to our company's relentless drive for technological innovation and commitment to environmental leadership," commented Gunnar Herrmann, Ford's global medium car line director.

"It's also going to be a great car to drive.", he added.

The new Focus ECOnetic will be available in both five-door and estate bodystyles.

The engine is 1.6 litre Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel with 105PS, which features a new injection system and turbocharger, enhanced charge cooling and further friction reduction measures.

Focus ECOnetic comes with full range of Ford ECOnetic Technologies, including Ford Auto-Start-Stop, Smart Regenerative Charging, Ford Eco Mode and Shift Indicator Light.

The current Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi, which went on sale last month, and is available across all series, emits 109g CO2 /km while returning 67mpg.

We are looking forward to see, whether the new one will achieve these amazing results. 2011 Ford Focus ECOnetic

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Source: Ford