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Focus range gains six-speed auto derivatives


Automatic transmission derivatives have been introduced to the popular Ford Focus range which now boasts a total of 14 models. The new PowerShift six-speed dual clutch automatics will be available in the four-door Focus sedan as well as the five-door hatchback, with a choice of Ambiente or Trend specification levels.

"With the expanded line-up we combined the remarkable performance and fuel economy of the 1.0 Eco-Boost engine with the outstanding responsiveness and driving dynamics of the high-tech dual-clutch Power-Shift automatic transmission," says Tracey Delate, General Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company Sub-Saharan Africa Region.

Ford has made its mark with the 1.0 EcoBoost that delivers a whopping 92kW of power from a three-cylinder engine that makes 170Nm of torque. Matched to the PowerShift automatic transmission a combined cycle fuel consumption is pegged at 5,5l/100km.

Ford's 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine won the International Engine of the Year title for an unprecedented three consecutive years, from 2012 to 2014, and won the sub-1-litre category for the past four years.

It is equipped with Ford's latest fuel-saving technologies including Auto-Start-Stop and the Active Grille Shutter to achieve significant reductions in CO2 emissions. In addition, Ford's Smart Regenerative Charging system selectively engages the alternator and charges the battery when the vehicle is coasting and braking to recapture energy that would otherwise be lost - thus reducing engine load for less fuel usage.

Pricing - Four-door sedan

1.0 EcoBoost  Ambiente Manual R228,900
1.0 EcoBoost Ambiente PowerShift Automatic R241,900
1.0 EcoBoost Trend Manual R250,900
1.0 EcoBoost Trend PowerShift Automatic R262,900
1.5 EcoBoost Trend Manual R281,900
1.5 EcoBoost  Trend Automatic R299,900

Five-door hatch

1.0 EcoBoost  Ambiente Manual R233,900
1.0 EcoBoost Ambiente PowerShift Automatic R246,900
1.0 EcoBoost Trend Manual R255,900
1.0 EcoBoost Trend PowerShift Automatic R267,900
1.5 EcoBoost Trend Manual R287,900
1.5 EcoBoost  Trend Automatic R304,900

ST Five-door hatch

2.0 EcoBoost   ST1 Manual                                R403,900
2.0 EcoBoost   ST3 Manual   R443,900

All models are sold with a four-year/120,000km comprehensive warranty, four-year/80,000km service plan, three-year/unlimited km roadside assistance and five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty. Service intervals are every 20,000km.

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