The new face lifted Ford Focus goes on sale priced from £13,995 for the entry level Studio model and will start arriving at showrooms in November.
The range has been given a makeover including new powertrains, an updated interior/exterior and an array of new technology. The front end has been restyled to give it a more Aston Martin inspired looked.
There are still six trim levels, Studio (from £13,995), Style (£16,795), Zetec (£18,295), Zetec S (£20,045), Titanium (£19,795) and Titanium X (£21,795).
Optional tech now includes Active Park Assist with parallel and perpendicular automatic parking, Active City Stop low-speed collision avoidance, Traffic Sign Recognition and Blind Spot Information System.
You can also opt for SYNC2 which comprises a split screen eight-inch colour touch panel and voice control system to access audio, navigation, climate control and mobiles phones.
The Focus will also be offered with Ford’s MyKey which allows owners to programme a key for inexperienced driver’s – which controls the top speed, audio volume and won’t allow the car to start if seat belts are not fastened.
New Ford Focus Powertrains
On the powertrain front there have been some revisions and introductions, with most options offering improved fuel and CO2 figures. For example the diesel 120PS 1.5-litre unit offers around a ten per cent reduction in fuel consumption with CO2 emissions now under 100 g/km at 98 g/km, compared to 109 g/km for its predecessor.
Sitting on top of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost three-cylinder petrol engine there is now a new 182PS 1.5-litre petrol EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, the existing 1.6-litre unit will remain, with the various power outputs.Published 2 September 2014