2012 Ford Focus Gets 40 MPG Highway, Pressuring Hybrids

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Old 29 Sep 2010, 08:26 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Ford expects that its 2012 Ford Focus, which will be shown at the
Paris Motor Show, will get 40 miles per gallon on the highway, an 18%
improvement over the current model.

That would make the Focus compact car the most fuel-efficient car in
its class and provide Ford with a marketing tool that fits in with the
company’s multiyear push to become a fuel economy leader.

“A 40 m.p.g. Focus is going to really put the pressure on hybrids,”
Bell said.

Read more: 2012 Ford Focus can boast fuel efficiency in its debut |
freep.com | Detroit Free Press
http://www.freep.com/article/2010092...#ixzz10y52Slmo

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Old 29 Sep 2010, 08:57 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Sep 29, 7:26*pm, john <johngd...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Ford expects that its 2012 Ford Focus, which will be shown at the
> Paris Motor Show, will get 40 miles per gallon on the highway, an 18%
> improvement over the current model.
>
> That would make the Focus compact car the most fuel-efficient car in
> its class and provide Ford with a marketing tool that fits in with the
> company’s multiyear push to become a fuel economy leader.
>
> “A 40 m.p.g. Focus is going to really put the pressure on hybrids,”
> Bell said.
>


Good grief... My 05 Corolla gets better than 40 mpg, and it's
not even a hybrid.. :/
That's why I bought it over the U.S. made cars built at that
time.. None of the equal size domestics could match the gas
mileage of the Corolla. At 65 mph, which is the night limit
on the interstate I drive, I get 43+ mpg.
At 70 mph, I get about 41 mpg. With a loaded down car and
the A/C on to boot..
If they think that Focus is going to be equal to a Prius as
far as gas mileage, I have some oceanfront property in
west Texas I'd like to show to prospective buyers..
I don't see it, being as it's barely in the league of my lowly
Corolla, much less the hybrid Prius. Next..







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Old 29 Sep 2010, 10:41 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"john" wrote in message
> Ford expects that its 2012 Ford Focus, which will be shown at the
> Paris Motor Show, will get 40 miles per gallon on the highway,
> an 18%improvement over the current model.
>


About time!

The 90's era Ford Aspire got 38 mpg... And you would think there would be
mileage improvements in newer vehicles - Not!

Actually later year models of non-hybrid cars (all manufacturers) got worse
rated mileage than 38 mpg.

Anyway it is about time they started doing better than the 90's 38 mpg for
non-hybrids.

40 mpg gets *my* attention!


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Old 29 Sep 2010, 11:13 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On 09/29/2010 07:41 PM, Bill wrote:
> "john" wrote in message
>> Ford expects that its 2012 Ford Focus, which will be shown at the
>> Paris Motor Show, will get 40 miles per gallon on the highway,
>> an 18%improvement over the current model.
>>

>
> About time!
>
> The 90's era Ford Aspire got 38 mpg... And you would think there would be
> mileage improvements in newer vehicles - Not!
>
> Actually later year models of non-hybrid cars (all manufacturers) got worse
> rated mileage than 38 mpg.
>
> Anyway it is about time they started doing better than the 90's 38 mpg for
> non-hybrids.
>
> 40 mpg gets *my* attention!
>
>


40 is chicken feed.

http://money.cnn.com/2007/12/17/auto...c_hf/index.htm


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Old 30 Sep 2010, 12:27 am   #5 (permalink)
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"jim beam" wrote in message
> On 09/29/2010 07:41 PM, Bill wrote:
>> "john" wrote in message
>>> Ford expects that its 2012 Ford Focus, which will be shown at the
>>> Paris Motor Show, will get 40 miles per gallon on the highway,
>>> an 18%improvement over the current model.
>>>

>>
>> About time!
>>
>> The 90's era Ford Aspire got 38 mpg... And you would think there would be
>> mileage improvements in newer vehicles - Not!
>>
>> Actually later year models of non-hybrid cars (all manufacturers) got
>> worse
>> rated mileage than 38 mpg.
>>
>> Anyway it is about time they started doing better than the 90's 38 mpg
>> for
>> non-hybrids.
>>
>> 40 mpg gets *my* attention!
>>
>>

>
> 40 is chicken feed.
>
> http://money.cnn.com/2007/12/17/auto...c_hf/index.htm
>


I see! I have been looking for newer cars to have better gas mileage... I
should have been looking at OLDER 1980's cars!

Thanks!


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Old 30 Sep 2010, 12:56 am   #6 (permalink)
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john <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in
news:e810fb5e-8aa7-4ba3-8984-2c17f86ce153@k17g2000prf.googlegroups.com:

> Ford expects that its 2012 Ford Focus, which will be shown at the
> Paris Motor Show, will get 40 miles per gallon on the highway, an 18%
> improvement over the current model.
>
> That would make the Focus compact car the most fuel-efficient car in
> its class and provide Ford with a marketing tool that fits in with the
> company’s multiyear push to become a fuel economy leader.
>
> “A 40 m.p.g. Focus is going to really put the pressure on hybrids,”
> Bell said.
>
> Read more: 2012 Ford Focus can boast fuel efficiency in its debut |
> freep.com | Detroit Free Press
> http://www.freep.com/article/2010092...6/1210/Busines
> s01/2012-Ford-Focus-can-boast-fuel-efficiency-in-its-debut#ixzz10y52Slm
> o
>
>

*Maybe* for US owned car companies and only such cars. Hardly earth
shaking milage. 70Mpg is quite doable now with diesels.

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Old 30 Sep 2010, 06:52 am   #7 (permalink)
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In article <8gibnpFvmaU1@mid.individual.net>,
"Bill" <billnomailnospamx@yahoo.com> wrote:

> The 90's era Ford Aspire got 38 mpg... And you would think there would be
> mileage improvements in newer vehicles - Not!


Oh, there are mileage improvements. By far.

But they're masked by the weight increases that resulted from more
safety equipment.

What YOU'RE saying is that you want today's engines in yesterdays's
chassis, without any modern safety items. And without any features that
people are asking for more and more, all of which up the weight.
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Old 30 Sep 2010, 08:50 am   #8 (permalink)
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That's hardly amazing, my 87 Camry would do well over 40.



On Sep 29, 8:26*pm, john <johngd...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Ford expects that its 2012 Ford Focus, which will be shown at the
> Paris Motor Show, will get 40 miles per gallon on the highway, an 18%
> improvement over the current model.
>
> That would make the Focus compact car the most fuel-efficient car in
> its class and provide Ford with a marketing tool that fits in with the
> company’s multiyear push to become a fuel economy leader.
>
> “A 40 m.p.g. Focus is going to really put the pressure on hybrids,”
> Bell said.
>
> Read more: 2012 Ford Focus can boast fuel efficiency in its debut |
> freep.com | Detroit Free Presshttp://www.freep.com/article/20100929/BUSINESS01/100929046/1210/Busin...


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Old 30 Sep 2010, 09:55 am   #9 (permalink)
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"john" <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:e810fb5e-8aa7-4ba3-8984-2c17f86ce153@k17g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
Ford expects that its 2012 Ford Focus, which will be shown at the
Paris Motor Show, will get 40 miles per gallon on the highway,

*******
Kudos to Ford. They seem to have been working while others snored.

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Old 30 Sep 2010, 10:15 am   #10 (permalink)
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Elmo P. Shagnasty <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote:
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>What YOU'RE saying is that you want today's engines in yesterdays's
>chassis, without any modern safety items. And without any features that
>people are asking for more and more, all of which up the weight.


Me too! That is _exactly_ what I want!
And Ariel is selling it!
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