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Clean petrol models added to Ford and Vauxhall ranges

Date: 02 September 2013   |   Author: Jack Carfrae

A petrol version of the Ford Focus can now be had with CO2 of 99g/km. The firm has tweaked the 100hp 1.0-litre Ecoboost version of its best-selling lower medium model, which also returns an official 67.5mpg, to the point where it is the first petrol car in its class to dip below 100g/km.

Ford also announced a new package for the Focus, dubbed Navigator, that adds satnav as standard, along with other equipment depending on the exact model.

Rival Vauxhall has also announced a pair of low-emitting petrol engines for existing cars, with the Adam supermini getting a new 115hp 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine early next year.

Exact emissions and economy have yet to be announced, but the company claims the Adam will emit less than 100g/km and deliver "impressive" fuel economy when it is fitted with the new engine.

It will also be joined by a new six-speed gearbox, while class-leading refinement and low-end torque are claimed for the drivetrain.

Vauxhall also announced a new 200hp 1.6-litre SIDI turbo petrol engine for the Cascada convertible, which will sit above the 170hp 1.6 SIDI engine that debuted in the Cascada earlier this year. It will render the car good for 146mph and first deliveries commence in January.