The All-New Ford Focus
On the 10th of April 2018, Ford unveiled its All-New Ford Focus, this fourth-generation car is the most progressive Focus we’ve ever seen.
Jul 30, 2018
The New Ford Focus gives you the standard option of a stop/start petrol 1.0 EcoBoost or a new 1.5 litre EcoBoost with 148bhp and 180bhp guises. If you prefer a diesel engine you have the option of their new EcoBoost 1.5-litre engine with either 94bhp or 118bhp. You can even get an impressive 2.0 litre with 148bhp. Ford’s new auto box will be available on the 123bhp 1.0 and 148bhp 1.5 petrol and on the 11bhp 1.5 and 2.0-litre diesel.
The redesign of the new Focus has given it a slicker appeal making the car look more streamlined and aerodynamic. The exterior design manager Jordan Demkiw said “The cabin sits a lot further back compared to the old models and the A-pillars are slanted backwards… Add in a longer bonnet and there’s a more powerful look… this is enhanced on the high-spec cars; if you go for a Focus with larger wheels, it eats up more sheet metal, allowing the car to sit better. The Focus is now lower and wider than before; we have been able to achieve all the good metrics of car design while offering more space.”
Round the back, the Focus badge has been spaced out and centred above the number plate to give it a more premium look. “Spacing the letters out help give it that look (premium) “Said Demkiw.
Inside the new Ford Focus drivers can expect the latest in Ford technology, with an 8” touchscreen that runs SYNC 3 and has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities as well as live SAT NAV updates. With the new Focus comes the new FordPass Connect system that includes a WiFi hotspot for up to 10 devices. Coupled with the Ford Pass app, it’s handy to set up your car from anywhere.
The Ford Focus Active
Much like the Fiesta Active. The Focus Active gives the car an SUV inspired style with extra body cladding and a 30mm taller ride height. The new Active, as well as an estate version, have an identical trim line up. The estate offers 1,650 litres of carry space when the back seats are down.
The Focus 5 Star NCAP Safety Rating
The All-New Ford Focus has been awarded the maximum 5-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP. The vehicle is judged against; Adult occupant protection, Pedestrian protection, Child safety and Active safety features.
"The Focus delivers sophisticated features designed to help prevent or mitigate the impact of an accident, including Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection, which can detect people in or near the road ahead, or who may cross the vehicle’s path. The system automatically applies the brakes if it detects a potential collision and the driver does not respond to warnings. It can now also detect cyclists, and functions in the dark using light from the headlamps" Euro NCAP
Should an accident occur, new Post-Collision Braking technology helps to reduce the impact of a potential secondary collision by automatically applying moderate brake pressure when an initial collision event is detected. Slowing the vehicle can potentially lessen injury to occupants and further damage to the vehicle.
The Reviews Are In
Over the last couple of months, some of the top and most respected car critics in the automotive industry have been given the new Ford Focus to test and it's safe to say it definitely did not disappoint!
BBC's TopGear gave it a 9/10:
"Ford Focus review: success in a hatch isn't just about the drive. The Focus has the rest of the bases well covered too."
You can read their full review here.
If you are interested in any of these models you can contact your local Sandicliffe Ford on 0115 9395000.