February 24, 2014
Tim Higgins

Ford Motor Co. (F:US), the second-largest U.S. automaker, plans an optional smaller engine for its updated Ford Focus compact car to woo U.S. drivers looking for improved fuel efficiency.

U.S. customers will be able to buy the Focus with a 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine that will deliver greater fuel efficiency, in addition to the current 2.0-liter engine, Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford said in an e-mailed statement. The 2015 Focus will be revealed today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and displayed at the Geneva Motor Show on March 4. It will go on sale in the second half of this year. The current version was redesigned in 2010.