We were reading an interesting story on the Detroit News’ website about future plans for Ford’s Focus compact car. There were many tidbits, but one that struck us was the fact that the 2007 Focus gets 3 mpg more than the 2006 model.
This news was released last month with a slew of other information, but Ford didn’t highlight the increase in fuel economy: up from 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway to 27/37 in the five-speed manual with the 2.0-liter engine. Even the more-powerful 2.3-liter engine gains 1 mpg in 2007. The increase is due to slight tweaks made to the engine and Ford representatives say the revised Focus due in 2008 should get even better mileage. Otherwise the vehicle remains almost unchanged from 2006.
[Big plans for tiny Focus, The Detroit News]