Advanced Tech, Fine Craftsmanship and Improved Efficiency Elevate World’s Best-Selling Nameplate
The new Ford Focus elevates the world’s best-selling nameplate with a bolder, more emotive exterior design, a finely crafted, intuitive new interior, a suite of life-enhancing new technologies and major fuel economy improvements.
The New Ford Focus also marks the European debut of SYNC 2 with Voice Control and Touch Screen, Ford’s advanced connectivity system, as well as the new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol and TDCi diesel engines.
The new Focus’s sporty character and driving appeal is burnished by a striking horizontal grille, a cockpit-inspired interior and available paddle shifters. Ford has crafted a more sophisticated and advanced Focus with a redesign to reflect the One Ford global design language.
Available as a four-door, five-door, and wagon, and in the new exterior colour Deep Impact Blue, the new Focus has a lower, wider stance, with a new bonnet, front fascia and grille. The bonnet is sculpted with a dynamic shape from the front pillar to the corners of the upper part of the inverted trapezoidal grille to deliver a strong, proud look.
Slimmer, chiselled front headlamps and elongated fog-lamps add to the bolder front end. Subtle chrome details add to the feeling of elegance while the rear of the car also is sleeker with a new fascia and tailgate arrangement, as well as thinner tail lamps.
With enhanced handling and steering, the new Focus takes the model’s class-leading driving dynamics and acclaimed fun-to-drive DNA to a new level. Ford engineers have delivered a more solid, responsive and connected-to-the-road feel by increasing the structural stiffness at the front, revising the suspension geometry, increasing lateral stiffness of “steering-relevant” suspension bushes, and retuning the shock absorbers.
The highly acclaimed driving experience is further refined with improvements to noise, vibration and harshness that help deliver best-in-class levels of interior quietness in Focus, and contribute to a more relaxing and stress-free environment.
The latest hands-free technology
Ford SYNC 2 with Voice Control and Touchscreen takes the existing infotainment system a step further with the addition of an optional 8″ coloured touchscreen. This high-resolution display gives intuitive control of several key functions including phone, audio, climate control and optional navigation via voice or touch.
Change gears fast, with your fingertips
Choose an automatic transmission and you’ll get the option of performance car-style Automatic Paddle Shift Controls. The paddles are fixed on each side of the steering wheel and with right to change up, left to change down controls you can make rapid gearshifts with your fingertips, even when cornering.
Parking made even easier
Active Park Assist technology can help you park hands-free into parallel spaces and make it easier to park into perpendicular spaces (like multi-storey carparks). The technology can detect a space then control the steering as you reverse into it. In addition, Park Out Assist is designed to help steer you out of the tightest of spaces.
Mirrors that see what you can't see
A Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) can help you change lanes more safely. That’s because RADAR sensors scan the blind spots on either side of your vehicle. And if they detect a vehicle you can’t see, an orange light that’s clearly displayed in the corresponding side door mirror illuminates to warn you. BLIS also features a completely new technology, Cross Traffic Alert.
Active City Stop, Lane Keeping Aid, Driver Alert and Forward Alert have each received a Euro NCAP Advanced reward: the highest given by Europe’s leading independent safety organisation. The rewards recognise only the most advanced avoidance, crash and post-crash technologies available in a car. And it’s a measure of Ford’s commitment to safety that across our range, we’ve now received a total of seven Euro NCAP Advanced rewards, all for innovations designed to protect you.
Extra control during hill starts
Hill Start Assist temporarily stops you rolling backwards when making a hill start. The system works by maintaining pressure to the braking system for an extra 2.5 seconds, giving you more time and control as you move your foot from brake pedal to accelerator. It’s also useful when you’re stopping and starting on slippery surfaces.
Two advanced systems to help you stay in lane
Lane Keeping Aid will deliver steering assistance if it detects that you are about to change lane without signalling. Additionally Lane Keeping Alert alerts you by vibrating the steering wheel and showing a visual signal in the cluster display if the system detects that your vehicle is unintentionally drifting toward the lane markings.
Driver Alert tells you when you're getting tired
Driver Alert constantly monitors your driving behaviour and is designed to detect any changes caused by fatigue. If you’re getting tired, a warning icon appears in the display, suggesting you take a break. This technology also won a prestigious Euro NCAP Advanced Reward.
Pre-Collision Assist operates throughout the whole speed range detecting moving objects. If it detects that a collision is probable and there is no reaction from the driver, it sends a visual and acoustic warning message to the cluster (Forward Alert) and then applies medium braking forces.
MyKey enables owners to programme a key – usually for younger drivers – that restricts the top speed, reduces the maximum volume of the audio system, and can disable it altogether if driver and passengers are not using safety belts. The system can prevent the driver from deactivating safety technologies.
Active City Stop
The innovative Active City Stop helps the driver avoid a collision in slow-moving traffic or at speeds up to 30 MPH. It does this by continually measuring the distance to the vehicle in front when it is within a near range. If the system detects the car in front has unexpectedly reduced speed, it automatically applies the brakes.
Lighting the way
The improved Adaptive Front Lighting System now adjusts the beams of the new Bi-Xenon HID headlamps to best suit the road layout. The system assesses the ambient light surrounding the car, as well as objects in the road ahead and then adjusts the headlight beam angle and intensity to one of seven settings depending on the vehicle’s speed, steering angle and distance to an object in front.
The new Focus is available in 8 striking paint colours each emphasising the new vehicle’s evocative styling. Candy Red, Lunar Sky and Tectonic Silver are among the exciting exterior colour options
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