Ford Focus Sedan first generation Ford of Europe introduced the Focus in 1998 to the European market as a replacement for the. The car shown was a five-door hatchback model, also debuting a new 2. It was immediately on the pace, setting many fastest stage times, but an illegal water pump meant that the two cars were excluded from that event. All the rally cars are built, prepared, and run for Ford by , the motorsport team based in , Cumbria in Northern England. Archived from on January 17, 2014.
Complementing the powerful engine is the excellent driving dynamics — the steering feels precise, with the car being a dream to handle around corners. New technologies include a KeyFree system, a solar-reflect windshield, adaptive front lighting, Bluetooth hands-free phones and voice control for audio, telephone, and climate control systems. The three-spoke steering wheel with steering mounted buttons for audio and telephony as well as cruise control feel chunky and good to hold. Automotive News, December 18, 2017. A Focus was entered into the season. The Ford Focus has regularly been one of Britain's best-selling cars, making it even more important that Ford produces a model that's both dependable and safe. Archived from on August 26, 2010.
Acceleration from 0-62mph takes 10. The sporty exterior design surely is appealing, however, we do feel that Ford can spruce up the interiors of this car slightly more to match its extrovert exteriors. The center console looks large, however, its overall layout feels slightly dated now. There's just enough performance on tap, although if you often plan on driving with a car full of occupants or luggage, you might be better served by a larger engine. The Focus Active is offered with 1.
The Active trim is loosely based on the mid-level Zetec grade, so is quite well equipped. A 2015 model for the Ford Focus has been exhibited on the Ford website. Ford aquired Aston Martin Lagonda, Ltd. Jaguar Cars and Land Rover were sold to Tata Motors in 2008 and Volvo Cars to Geely Holding Group in 2010. Many industry insiders view cars like the Focus as 'compliance cars' because of their role in helping to bring up the to meet current fuel-economy standards.
Four engines are brought over from the standard Focus, with two petrols and two diesels that should suit a wide audience. The sharply raked rear windscreen, as well as sweptback tail lamps, make the Focus look purposeful. The car was launched as a three-door , four-door saloon, and five-door ; a five-door hatchback debuted in 2001. Instead, 30mm of extra ground clearance, taller tyres and off-road driving modes boost its ability to tackle the odd field or muddy track. A trim level known as the Active is available with the hatchback and estate bodystyles. The Focus Mk 2 is larger and considerably heavier than its predecessor: it has a 25 mm 0.
A five-door station wagon was also made available at launch. It came with a 2. The Focus, in its hatchback form, is available in two variants — Titanium and Sport option. Archived from on March 23, 2008. It feels just as quick as the 1. The previous North American version was discontinued, and the new model was launched simultaneously in North America and Europe in early 2011, both having started production late in 2010.
Archived from on September 2, 2011. The car also has a luxury trim level, followed after most Ford models in Europe including the Ford Fiesta, , , and Vignale. The suit, which restricts the wearer's movements, allowed for insights that were implemented into the car's design. This four-cylinder mill pumps out a maximum power output of a staggering 180 bhp and a peak torque output of 240 Nm. Common stock went on sale in 1956, Ford of Europe formed in 1967 with the merger of Ford factories in Great Britain; in operation since 1911, and Ford factories in Germany; in operation since 1925.