Ford has announced the arrival of the Focus ECOnetic, one of the most fuel efficiency models in the compact class. The ECOnetic has a fuel economy of 80mpg on the combined cycle. It will go on sale in early 2012 in both five-door and estate bodystyles.
"The Focus ECOnetic is a testament to our company’s relentless drive for technological innovation and commitment to environmental leadership," says Gunnar Herrmann, Ford’s global medium car line director. "It’s also going to be a great car to drive."
The new Focus ECOnetic is powered by a 1.6-liter Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel which has been optimized for enhanced fuel efficiency, with a new injection system and turbocharger, enhanced charge cooling, and further friction reduction measures. The engine is mated to a new six-speed Durashift manual transmission which has been optimized to eliminate frictional losses, and utilizes special low friction transmission oil.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2012 Ford Focus ECOnetic.