2010 Ford Focus to Reach 40 MPG

Giving the current market conditions (economic recession, high petrol prices and all similar stuff) there's no wonder that automakers turn their eyes to small-displacement models, particularly interested in low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. This is also the case of the upcoming United States version of 2010 Ford Focus which, according to Autonews, may bring a fuel consumption of nearly 40 mpg. This would represent an improve by approximately 23 percent, the aforementioned source explained.

In short terms, Ford says the actual Lincoln C is built on Ford's next-generation Focus platform, so the upcoming models is likely to be powered by a similar engine with the one installed on Lincoln's vehicle.

At this moment, the Lincoln C is equipped with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost unit that develops a maximum power of 180 hp. Matted to a dual-clutch six-speed transmission system, the
aforementioned engine is said to bring a fuel consumption of approximately 43 mpg in highway mode. Similar figures may be recorded by the 2010 Ford Focus too, Autonews wrote.

The current American Ford Focus comes with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that provides a combined fuel consumption of around 35 mpg. This model is set to be replaced by a new-generation Focus in late 2010 but the American carmaker didn't unveil too many details about the upcoming car.

The Ford Focus has always been attractive for Americans, with approximately 173,200 units delivered in 2007. These figures make the Focus the third best-selling domestic model in the United States and the ninth best-selling car of all models available in the US market.

The 2008 US Ford Focus is manufactured by Ford's Wayne Stamping & Assembly production facility located in Wayne, Michigan.
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