An entirely new concept for the Ford Focus, the All-New Focus Active takes the much-loved elements of the hatchback model and adds crossover-inspired design for a more rugged, adventurous ride. Hop behind the wheel at your local Gates Ford dealership to discover it for yourself.
The first thing you’ll notice about the new Ford Focus Active is its raised ride height and extended wheel arches. These are trademark features of crossover and SUV models and give the overall aesthetic a more muscular feel. Head to the front of the car and you’ll find a wide, low-set grille, which sits between headlamps that boast a striking light signature.
The wide windscreen provides a clear view of the road ahead, while a tapering roof lends a sense of aerodynamic elegance. A selection of vibrant paint colours – including Race Red and Chrome Blue – give an energetic finish.
Behind the wheel of the Ford Focus Active, you’ll find an ergonomically arranged dash that’s designed for intuitive use. The focal point is the SYNC3 infotainment system with its 8.0-inch touchscreen display, beneath which a rotary dial sits, replacing the traditional gearknob. Access music, communication functions and smartphone apps via the screen or through simple voice commands for effortless connectivity wherever you’re heading.
A longer wheelbase gives your passengers more room to stretch out too. Legroom is generous and the softly upholstered seats provide plenty of support, while a well-sized boot ensures there’s space for your luggage on every adventure.
A familiar selection of engines is available for you to choose from. These include the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol unit, which offers the same power as a larger engine but with reduced emissions, as well as a 1.5-litre EcoBoost variant that packs a little extra punch. There’s also a 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel, which is ideal for drivers travelling longer distances.
Power delivery is seamless thanks to a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox, both of which provide plenty of flexibility at both low and high speeds. With emissions reaching as low as 93g/km, the Ford Focus Active is a model that keeps an eye on the environment too.
As for the ride, it’s as agile and responsive as you’d expect from a Focus. Precise steering makes light work of manoeuvres, and selectable drive modes help you cope with any weather conditions. Switch to ‘Slippery’ for extra traction in wet, snowy and icy conditions, or choose ‘Trail’ to help you tackle softer terrain such as mud and sand. Want to drive more economically? Choose ECO mode to make the most of your fuel.
Technology and safety
The Focus Active is among the first Ford models to support FordPass Connect, which opens up a world of connected services to you and your family. The in-built modem provides a wireless hotspot for up to 10 devices and gives you access to live traffic updates. Combined with the FordPass app, it enables you to lock and unlock your vehicle remotely amongst a host of other features. For more information on FordPass and FordPass Connect, click here.
There’s lots to help keep you safe too, such as cruise control with a speed limiter, Emergency Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist and more.