May 11, 2012
Ford Focus Zetec S 1.0 Ecoboost 0
The Ford Focus Zetec 1.0 Ecoboost promises to be one of the economically friendly vehicles on the market. It will go on sale for a price of £19,195, but is it worth it?
Inside the cabin
Inside the cabin there is a plenty to be admired. The equipment list includes Torque Vectoring Control, a Bluetooth and USB connectivity ability along with Sports suspension and a DAB radio. There is a great deal of space as may expect with it being a Ford Focus.
Find your perfect driving position
The driving position is wonderfully positioned for the driver to get a get a view ahead. All equipment and controls are within easy reach. The steering wheel is easily able to be adjusted for every type of driver to find their perfect driving position.
Sporty driving experience
The car feels quite comfortable when driving at speed and can take most road surfaces well thanks it to it’s Sports Suspension. Expert testers have also said that the car performs pretty well when taking corners at speed.
Power and acceleration
The 1.0 litre petrol engine will be turbocharged hitting a maximum of 125 BHP. It may sound like a little but the car is actually a great all rounder. It will hit 0 – 62 MPH in only 11.3 seconds.
Economy all important
The main USP of the vehicle is it’s economical factor. It achieves economy of 114g/km if C02 and also achieves 56.5 MPG. The six speed manual gearbox helps the car report a better economy. Some testers have claimed that even driving the car in a relatively fast fashion will give back an excellent MPG reading. The engine delivers a satisfying roar at the same time.
A game changer
Ford’s Ecoboost engine is a game changer. With such little weight and capacity, the engine is still able to produce an outstanding amount of power whilst being wholly economical at the same time.
Fun to drive even when being careful
The Fiesta Zetec provides a very smooth type of driving experience. There is hardly any sound from the engine, leaving the driver to believe that they might have stalled. The double variable valve allows the driver to get an exciting driving experience when driving in an economical fashion. Even below 2,000 RPM there is a great sensation when changing gears, despite the red line being 6,700 RPM.