Friday 18 January 2019

New Ford Focus set to whet appetites ahead of arrival in July

Ford Focus EcoBoost
Ford Focus EcoBoost

The 1-litre EcoBoost comes with 85PS, 100PS and 125PS outputs while the 1.5-litre EcoBoost pumps 150PS and 182PS.

They expect the 5dr 1-litre EcoBoost will have emissions of 107 g/km, with the 1.5-litre EcoBoost starting from 122 g/km or thereabouts.

The 1.5-litre diesel comes in 95PS and 120PS guise with emissions as low as 91g/km for the 5dr.

The 2-litre diesel (150PS) starts from an anticipated 112 g/km.

The net result, Ford say, is they can claim a 10pc reduction in emissions across the new Focus range.

Trim levels include Trend and Titanium, ST-Line, Vignale etc.

It is not possible to accurately predict what will be standard, trim specific or optional, but there is a lot of stuff to go around by the looks of things.

Among the items on board, depending on your choice, will be a FordPass Connect embedded modem for connectivity on the move, a wireless charging pad, SYNC 3 with 8ins touchscreen etc.

The wi-fi hotspot (up to 4G) includes a complimentary wireless data trial that expires after three months or when 3GB of data is used. After that you need a subscription to Vodafone to avail of it. Other elements include a first head-up display for a Ford model in Europe, active park assist two, drive modes, continuously controlled damping, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, speed sign recognition and lane centring.

You can also go for adaptive front lighting or evasive steering assist - all self-explanatory but likely to be on the more expensive models.

Normal, Sport and Eco driving modes make their debut, while the new B&O PLAY 675- watt system has an impressive 10 speakers.

You can expect to hear a lot more about the Focus over the coming weeks.

It's one of the major sellers here, but buying time will be limited this year given its arrival schedule.

We'll have to wait until next year, with new models coming as well, to see how well it fares.

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