All-New Ford Focus C-MAX: Stylish And Spacious With A Dynamic Heart | Part Four

Ford Focus C-MAX

Equipped For Safety

The Focus C-MAX reflects Ford’s commitment to customer safety with a protective body structure and an array of passive safety features.

Full-size dual-stage driver and passenger airbags, seat-mounted side pelvic thorax airbags are standard on all models, along with optional inflatable side curtains to protect from head injury.

Both front safety belt systems incorporate new, load-limiting retractors that release a small amount of chest webbing progressively under certain loads to help reduce chest injuries. All seats have anti-submarining ramps under the front edges of the cushions to help the safety belts secure occupants in their seats during a front impact.

Retractable brake and clutch pedals supply additional protection to the driver and help reduce the risk of leg injuries in severe front impacts.

Comfort And Flexibility

Comfort, flexibility and roominess characterise the Focus C-MAX interior. It has class-leading front headroom and is among the leaders for rear knee and legroom.

A special rear seating system is offered on Trend and Ghia series models for greater flexibility and comfort. The centre rear seat can slide into the luggage compartment, and the outer two seats can be adjusted not only forward and backward, but also diagonally toward the middle of the compartment. This configuration gives considerably more legroom and shoulder room if just two rear-seat passengers are carried.

Focus C-MAX offers generous interior stowage capability, including standard lidded compartments in the floor in front of the rear seats, a lidded stowage compartment on top of the instrument panel, an open compartment on the lower instrument panel, stowage slots left of the audio unit in the instrument panel, an open tray under the front passenger seat and a 10.5-litre glove compartment.

A large mid-console for additional stowage space between the front seats will be available shortly after launch. When specifying this console, Focus C-MAX customers can also incorporate an optional cooling facility.

Advanced Features

The new Focus C-MAX offers state-of-the-art navigation and entertainment features and advanced anti-theft equipment.

Committed to making the Focus C-MAX fun for all of its occupants, Ford will offer two Sony™ audio systems intended to provide true audiophile sound quality.

The top-of-the-line audio system features a Sony designed front bezel, and a 6 disc in dash changer with eight premium speakers, while the second system includes an MP3 capable single disc player and eight speakers. Both systems include separate tweeters and a characteristic "Sony Sound" footprint.

Ford’s passive anti-theft system (PATS) is standard on all models, which employs an electronic-coded transponder key matched to a unique code of each vehicle. If the code of the key is not the same as that programmed into the vehicle during production, then the car will not start.

Pioneering Powertrains

"The Focus C-MAX will offer a wide range of powertrains, including two new common-rail turbo-diesels at launch. These engines give our customers what they expect from a modern diesel engine – reliability, performance, refinement and fuel efficiency. Additionally, the new Duratec HE 1.8-litre petrol engine has been designed to provide good mid-range torque with smooth power delivery and low fuel consumption."

Ulrich Koesters, Focus C-MAX Powertrain Manager

Focus C-MAX will be launched with two new common-rail diesel engines developed and designed in cooperation with PSA Peugeot-Citroen.

The all-new 1.6-litre 110 PS Duratorq TDCi is a lightweight all-aluminium engine with an ultra high-pressure second-generation common-rail injection system, variable-nozzle turbocharger (VNT) and electronic drive-by-wire controls. It offers Focus C-MAX owners excellent flexibility with low fuel economy and the refinement of a modern petrol engine.

The new 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi produces a maximum power output of 110 PS (108 bhp/81 kW) at 4,000 rpm and robust low-end torque, realising maximum torque of 240 Nm (176 lb-ft) at only 1,750 rpm. The engine accelerates the Focus C-MAX to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 11.7 seconds and has a targeted combined fuel economy of 5.0 litres per 100 kilometres (55.4 mpg) and targeted CO2 emissions of 135 grams per kilometre.

The all-new premium 2.0-litre, 135 PS Duratorq TDCi also makes its debut with Focus C-MAX. It offers exhilarating performance, agility and refinement, and an all-new six-speed manual transmission, MMT6. With all the advantages of a latest-generation common-rail turbo-diesel, electronic drive-by-wire control and VNT technology, the 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi is the most powerful Ford common-rail diesel available in this segment.

The new 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi engine develops 135 PS (133 bhp/99 kW) at 4,000 rpm with a peak torque of 320 Nm (235 lb-ft) at 2,000 rpm, making it very powerful and agile. It accelerates the Focus C-MAX to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 9.6 seconds and has a targeted combined fuel economy of 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres (49.6 mpg) and targeted CO2 emissions of 152 grams per kilometre.

The latest-generation Duratec HE petrol engine family will see its newest application in the Focus C-MAX, with a 1.8-litre, 120 PS engine. The Duratec HE engine family has been designed for efficiency, low maintenance and reduced weight with extremely long service life. The engine’s lighter weight contributes to the feeling of responsiveness enjoyed by the Focus C-MAX driver.

The new Duratec HE 1.8-litre petrol engine develops 120 PS (118 bhp/88 kW) at 6,000 rpm with a peak torque of 169 Nm (124 lb-ft) at 4,500 rpm. It accelerates the Focus C-MAX to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 11.1 seconds and has a targeted combined fuel economy of 7.7 litres per 100 kilometres (36.7 mpg) and targeted CO2 emissions of 185 grams per kilometre.

Published : 19/02/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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