The new Ford Focus will be able to drive on two cylinders

The new Ford Focus will be able to drive on two cylinders

Designed from scratch, fully new Ford Focus heralds a new era of technology, comfort, roominess and feeling of driving to consumers. In the car realized “human-centred” design, embodied, including in a cross-version Focus Active and more luxurious version of the Focus Vignale.

The first generation Ford Focus was introduced in 1998. From that moment on, it sold almost seven million vehicles in Europe and over 16 million worldwide. The new Focus was the first global model built on the platform C2, which is combined with a completely new body structure to improve rigidity. In preparation for the production of the new model generation in the German factory in Serlui has invested about 600 million euros.

The Focus hatchback has the following dimensions: length — 4 378 mm (4 668 mm for the wagon), width — 1 825 mm and height of 1 454 mm (1 481 mm). Luggage compartment volume with rear seats folded is equal to 1 354 litres (1 247 litres predecessor) at hatch 1 and 653 liters at “the barn”. For comparison, the length of the “old” Focus-hatchback 4 was 342 mm and width 1 840 mm, height — 1 497 mm Wheelbase with the change of generation increased by 53 mm and is 2693 mm.

The structure of the power range of novelties included three-cylinder gasoline engines: the multiple award winning EcoBoost volume of 1.0 liter in the modified version with a capacity of 85, 100 and 125 HP, as well as the EcoBoost of 1.5 liters capacity of 150 and 182 HP, both got the cylinder deactivation system. Two new diesel EcoBlue capacity of 1.5 and 2.0 liters, as well as a new eight-speed automatic, controllable using the “washer” Rotary Gear Shift Dial. The base diesel is offered in two capacity variants — 95 and 120 HP with the same torque of 300 Nm, and a two-liter produces 150 HP and 370 Nm.

The new Focus active suspension Continuously Controlled Damping, independent front and rear, new riding modes, isolated rear subframe and springs, made of their own patented technology.

The Focus Vignale version can be identified by the special design of the front lower grille, the Vignale trim, such as satin aluminum cover roof rails, front and side panels in the lower part and the special grid pattern Vignale, and exclusive four-body color — Dark Mulberry.

Focus ST-Line gets a more aggressive rear diffuser, rear roof spoiler, larger, improved ventilation in the front and advanced in terms of aerodynamics body kit.

Focus Active have increased ground clearance, protective lining of black plastic, front and rear protect the underbody and a contrasting silver inserts in the lower part of the body in a circle.

Of course, the Ford Focus of new generation received a number of new technologies, including autopilot second level. The car has also entered the system of the circular review Co-Pilo360, adaptive light and the start-stop system, recognition of speed limit signs, lane to lane, running at speeds up to 200 km/h. Another Focus will be the first Ford in Europe with a projection display, and fully automatic parallel and perpendicular Parking will only have one button Active Park Assist 2, to go with parallel Parking spaces will help the other assistant, also in fully automatic mode.

The security Focus has included collision avoidance system with the function of recognition of pedestrians and cyclists, helping to bypass obstacles while moving at high speed, the system blind spot monitoring and warning system of approaching traffic when exiting the car Park in reverse, as well as disaster braking system to prevent re-strike.

A little earlier premiere of the Ford Focus in the Chinese market. By the way, in Asia, the model will be sold in sedan — European consumers like this type of body is not available.