Since its launch in 1998 Ford has sold 1,500,000 Focus and to mark the event Essex batsman Jaik Mickleburgh has taken delivery of the landmark car – a five-door Titanium X model.
The 22 year-old Jaik commented on taking delivery: “I have had four Fords in the four years since passing my test – three of them were the latest Focus models and one Kuga. For the long drives between home, Ford County Ground and away games, the Ford Focus delivers. One feature I like is heated seats which soothe away aches after playing.”
For the first 10 years of its life it was the top selling car in the UK, only being pipped to the top position by the Fiesta in 2008.
An all-new Ford Focus was launched last year to great applause – now Ford has introduced the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol powertrain which is now accounting for 17% of all Focus sales in the UK.
The 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol powertrain combines turbocharging, direct injection and twin variable cam timing to deliver high levels of performance and refinement with all the fuel economy advantages of downsizing. For example the 100PS unit deliver 170Nm of torque, whilst delivering a combined fuel economy of 58.9mpg and CO2 emissions of 109g/km.Published 9 May 2012