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Brand New 21 Plate Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid mHEV 125 ST-Line Edition 5dr

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£2016 initial rental
£336 per month+ VAT

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

4.2" TFT coloured clusterBluetooth system
Digital clockEasy fuel capless refuelling system
Eco modeFord SYNC 3 navigation with 8" TFT touchscreen, and app link Android auto/Apple carplay
Intelligent speed assistLane keeping system - lane keeping alert and lane keeping aid
PASSelectable drive mode
Trip computerWireless charging pad

Entertainment

2 USB portsAux input

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAuto headlamps (on/off)
Automatic rain sensing wipersBody colour large rear spoiler
Body coloured bumpersBody coloured door handles
Body coloured electrically operated and heated door mirrors with side indicatorsElectrically operated front and rear windows with one touch opening and closing
Front variable intermittent wipers with electric washHeated rear window
LED daytime running lampLED front fog lamps with cornering function
LED reflector headlampsPolished twin tailpipe
Power folding door mirrors with puddle lightsQuickclear heated windscreen
Rear privacy glassST-Line upper and lower grille with full body styling kit and wing badges
Tailgate wash/wipe 

Interior Features

3 spoke flat bottomed leather steering wheel with red stitchingAlloy finish pedals
Aluminium gear knobCloth upholstery
Dark headlinerDriver's lumbar support
Front floor matsHeight adjustable front headrests
Isofix child seat preparationManual air conditioning
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnRear centre headrest

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution
Auto hold functionDriver airbag
Electronic parking brakeElectronic stability control
Front and rear seatbelt reminderFront inertia reel height adjustable seatbelts with pre-tensioners
Front passenger airbagFront side airbags
Hill start assistMyKey system
Passenger airbag deactivate switchPost collision braking
Pre collision assist with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian/cyclist detectionSide curtain airbags
Three rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbeltsTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Ford keyfree system with Keyless entry and keyless start/sleep mode key fobRemote central locking & engine immobiliser
Thatcham category 1 alarm 

Technical

Sports tuned suspension 

Wheels

17" 5x2 spoke alloy wheels with rock metallic finishMini steel spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb117
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max124WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min114

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDTransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb5.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High4.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium5.0WLTP - MPG - Comb54.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max52.3WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min56.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High49.6WLTP - MPG - High64.2
WLTP - MPG - Low43.5WLTP - MPG - Medium56.5

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power125
Coin DescriptionEcoBoost 125Coin SeriesST-Line Edition
Generation Mark4Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years1
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %96NCAP Child Occupant Protection %87
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %72
NCAP Safety Assist %75Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage18000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10Engine Power - BHP125
Engine Power - KW92Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT155Engine Torque - MKG21.4
Engine Torque - NM210Top Speed124

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front215/50 R17Tyre Size Rear215/50 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style5x2 SPOKE
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Length4387Wheelbase2700
Width1825Width (including mirrors)1979

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)52Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1250
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)273Max. Roof Load75
Minimum Kerbweight1344No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Ford Focus EcoBoost Hybrid

Ford has given its Focus family hatch a useful dose of electrification in EcoBoost Hybrid form. Jonathan Crouch takes a look

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.

Performance
80%
Handling
90%
Comfort
60%
Space
60%
Styling
60%
Build
60%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
60%

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Representative contract hire

Monthly payment£336
Initial Rental£2016
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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