Road test: Ford Focus ECOnetic Clipper 2

 
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 16:52:52 
 
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Road test: Ford Focus ECOnetic Clipper 2 Road test: Ford Focus ECOnetic Clipper 2 Road test: Ford Focus ECOnetic Clipper 2 Road test: Ford Focus ECOnetic Clipper 2 Road test: Ford Focus ECOnetic Clipper 2 Road test: Ford Focus ECOnetic Clipper 2
We can not really call the appearance of the Ford Focus Clipperexciting, but interesting. Because this Focus ECOnetic version is on the outside focused on aerodynamics. Do not expect a streamlined spoilers and bumpers that lean against the ground, but here and there we still see minor adjustments to the car in order to give a lower consumption.

So we notice a small rear spoiler, 16 "tires - bigger is not permitted - low rolling resistance and a revised bumper with vents on the front.

If we get in, we find a solid interior with quality materials. With the advent of the new Focus we get probably a refreshed interior that takes the current standard.

We can not complain about the current interior, we find everywhere the same silver - Generic Ecrin Silver - back here and finish it with some black - Mondus Ebony - Accents. Honorable mention goes to the Black Magic seats, which not only look beautiful but also on top of another perfect sit. 100% support them for the heavier curves, but if you complain about that, maybe you should opt for the Focus RS instead of the Clipper.

The instrument panel was extremely well organized and seems more modern than the rest of the interior.The Ford Focus Clipper has a luggage capacity of 500 liters, and thus should be sufficient to 5 passengers traveling to withdraw.

This Focus has a great versatility, as king or emperor baggage of the passenger.
Through the tinted rear windows sometimes imagine yourself a king, just a shame that in this way you can not interact with the outside world. Our Clipper was well equipped. In terms of safety Ford scored all the points here, also in enriching the driver as automatic locking, electric windows & mirrors, parking .... Minus goes to the multimedia system, which quite obsolete. This is due to the small screen and the interface is not exactly intuitive to call. At first sight seemed a touch screen interface, which was not the case with some annoying sigh lead while setting a destination.The Ford Focus ECOnetic is equipped with two known 1.6 diesel engine that delivers us 109pk. Amply sufficient for his daily task, but it should always be a bit more, that everyone understands. The transfer is done through five different object, the long proportions, the Ford Focus ECOnetic sixth gear which is not needed. Generally drive the environmentally friendly version of the Ford Focus is very smooth. The compliments are due to the smooth gearbox that works perfectly in harmony with the exact link.

The Ford Focus ECOnetic is a standard sports suspension and feel. In flat and twisty roads, this translates into a wonderful and witty handling, we could only rave about. In Belgium we are unfortunately faced with less flat roads, making the ECOnetic II sometimes hard and uncomfortable. Nevertheless, the handling on the lesser roads still very sharp. It is known that the Ford Focus is put on a superb standard of steering feel and this ECOnetic II is no different. The steering is very precise and fast, making the driving experience considerably the height up waste.

Thanks to reduced CO2 emissions and thanks to the government we get a nice ecopremier of 15%. This engine meets did not meet the Euro V standards, but only to the less stringent Euro IV standards. Bad news for lovers of caravans and trailers: this version is not available with a ball or any towing capacity, which would fuel consumption and emissions into the air again because help. The same explanation applies when we want to order a larger tire, Ford ECOnetic delivers only the ecological II 16 "Michelin tires.To become king in car country, the focus here and there some shortage, but the title "Prince of the economy" can still get. With the modifications to the engine, a start-stop system, brake energy and a reusable custom board computer that gives you tips to get your eco-driving very good grades. Officially it is called 3.8 liters, but it is difficult to achieve. We drove the counter at 5.1 liters per 100km, which is quite a good performance for a break of 1.300kg. In order to reward the driver for its ecological behavior, the Focus ECOnetic your petals as you drive a certain way ecological. There are petals to earn three classes: in in constant speed in terms of a lowest possible speed to keep the field of ecological change. A very feminine way to show how close you are unable to drive, but who is working with the environment will surely use the onboard computer tips and score as many petals.Compared to the competition is done with the Clipper Focus a good thing.

This ECOnetic begins from 21.000 Euro. Since the new Focus has arrived, you might get a few more tricks for that price with your dealer. Our test version was good for 27,000 euros, the largest premium - € 1400 - was the navigation system with maps of Europe and all the entertainment which includes a USB input. As a final conclusion, we propose that this Ford Focus Clipper break is a great side, who again scored well on fuel economy and ecology.
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- New Focus has been on the road
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