QUINCY, Mass., May 3, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greater Boston Ford dealers like Quirk Ford are charged up after Ford Motor Company named Boston to its list of the top 25 electric-vehicle-ready cities in the United States. Though plug-in electric vehicles have yet to appear at dealerships in significant numbers, Ford has been hard at work ensuring that the infrastructure it will need for the upcoming 2012 Ford Focus Electric is in place. At the same time, Ford has been striving for fuel economy in its current gas-powered cars like the Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus.
“The Focus Electric will be right at home in Boston when it debuts in 2012,” said Michael Quirk, general manager of Quirk Ford. “That doesn’t mean that Massachusetts Ford drivers have to wait to lower their fuel costs. The 2011 Focus is already a money saver and a perfect companion on Boston’s streets.”
The 2012 Ford Focus is a true fuel miser, returning 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway in the base model. Those numbers earned the Focus a spot on the Kelley Blue Book (KBB) list of Top 10 Green Cars of 2011. KBB.com editors praised the 2012 Focus for its sporty handling, expressive styling and available SYNC entertainment and communications technology.
Those looking for even greater savings at the pump can choose the 2012 Focus’s Super Fuel Efficiency (SFE) package, which nets 28 mpg in urban driving and boosts highway fuel economy to 40 mpg. With a 12.4-gallon fuel tank, the SFE model can go nearly 500 miles between stops at the gas station. The 2012 Ford Focus is powered by a direct-injection 2-liter engine producing 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. Transmission options are a five-speed manual and a six-speed automatic.
Good fuel mileage doesn’t come at the expense of comfort; the Focus can be a purchased with a bevy of options that defy its price tag. WardsAuto.com took note of the car’s interior, recently adding the 2012 Ford Focus Titanium to its 10 Best Interiors list. Editors at WardsAuto.com liked the two-tone leather seats, navigation system and the moon roof that come with the Titanium package. They also enjoyed the Parking Technology Package that includes a rear-view camera, and ultrasonic sensors that allow the car to parallel park itself nearly three times faster than its competitors.
“The 2012 Focus is an impressive combination of fun, features and economy,” Quirk said. “With fuel prices on the rise, car buyers are paying more attention to mileage than ever before. Ford designed the 2012 Focus not only to park itself, but to steer its owners away from the gas station.”
About Quirk Ford:
Quirk Ford, located in Quincy, Massachusetts, is the largest Ford dealer by sales volume in New England and a winner of The President’s Award for customer satisfaction six years in a row. Quirk offers a full line of new Ford vehicles, including the Ford Fusion, Ford Focus and Escape Hybrid models, as well as an extensive selection of pre-owned cars, SUVs, trucks and hybrids. For more information, call 877-236-7314, visit them online at www.quirkford.com, Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/QuirkFord or stop by their dealership at 540 Southern Artery in Quincy.
Jim Smith, of Quirk Automotive Group, 781-843-4800