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Ford delivers landmark 1.5m Focus
posted on May 09 2012 by Kyle McWilton
Essex cricketer Jaik Mickleburgh has been handed the keys to the 1,500,000th Ford Focus as the brand hits its latest landmark score. The insanely popular compact family car replaced the Escort in Europe in 1998 and went onto to become the UKs best selling model for 10 years straight, before the Fiesta nudged in to claim the number one slot.
The 1,500,000th Ford Focus, delivered to right-handed Essex CC batsman Jaik Mickleburgh, 22, was a five-door Titanium X model and the fifth Ford in Jaks four-year motoring lifetime.
The former U19 England international commented: 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.
The latest Focus, launched last year, saw the introduction of new driver assistance technologies and more recently the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol powertrain, which accounted for 17% of all Focus sales in the UK last month.
This powertrain combines turbocharging, direct injection and twin variable cam timing to deliver high levels of performance and refinement with all the Fuel Ecconomyadvantages of downsizing.
The 100PS version enjoys up to 170Nm of peak torque, whilst delivering a combined fuel economy of 58.9mpg and outright best-in-class petrol CO2 emissions of 109g/km.
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