The Focus represents the C-segment in Europe and was conceived as a global model under the ambitious Ford 2000 plan. The introduction of the fourth generation model in 2018 coincides with the model’s 20th anniversary and is available as sedan, hatchback and estate bodystyles in various markets. The model is made in China and Germany now.
The incoming model is also the first vehicle globally to be based on Ford’s new C2 platform designed to enhance crash performance; deliver more interior space for Ford’s mid-size models without negatively impacting exterior dimensions. Ford promises best-ever craftsmanship and quality is delivered following a €600 million investment at Ford’s Saarlouis assembly facility, Germany.
Although it maintains the familiar profile of the earlier model but its styling has been sharpened considerably with the focus on sportiness and features. The car’s wheelbase has been extended by 53mm and the model boasts of a host of first-time technology applications like the first Focus-application of continuously controlled damping for the independent front and rear suspension systems, new driver selectable modes, an isolated rear subframe for greater refinement and Ford-patented spring technology.
All versions (base Trend and the range topping Titanium) are powered by a new 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder Ecoboost petrol engine with 134KW and 240NM of torque, sending power to the front wheels via an all-new eight-speed automatic torque converter with paddle shifters. Also on offer is 250hp 2.0-litre Ecoboost engine for the ST ‘Sport’ version.
Electric power-assisted steering and torque vectoring control which helps immensely in enhancings traction, grip and agility especially at cornering by precisely matching the level of torque fed to each of the front wheels is available on all models.
Comfort and convenience features include voice-activated SYNC paired with 8-inch colour touch screen with a high-quality audio system besides FordPass Connect which allows users to use their smartphone to remotely start, unlock and lock, check vehicle stats and location. The latest CoPilot360 driver assistance suite also makes inroads in the Focus for the first time.
Safety features include Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and up to 6 airbags In reflection of its impressive safety features, Focus has earned Euro NCAP’s maximum 5-star rating.
|Engine||I4 1.5L FWD|
|No. Of Gears||6A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
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