All-New Ford Focus Unveiled

Following on from the Ford’s global debut of the All-New Ford Focus in London, we are delighted to be able to share some more information about this exciting new model.

One of the first impressions of the vehicle is that, from the outside, it looks very different from the current model.This is because this brand-new model has been developed from the ground up and introduces a “human-centric design”. Put simply, this means that it’s been created to deliver functional, customer-driven features to enhance both driver and passenger experience.What’s more, the All-New Focus is the first vehicle globally to be based on Ford’s new C2 platform and it is designed to deliver enhanced crash performance, more interior space without negatively impacting exterior dimensions and improved aerodynamics for better fuel efficiency. Ford anticipate a five-star safety rating for the All-New Focus.

Not only does it have a new, more premium and sporty exterior but the interior has also been enhanced offering increased comfort and spaciousness. Inside the vehicle, there is a less cluttered feel due to the redesigned instrument panel. Front seat occupants will enjoy generous shoulder room of 1,421mm whilst in the back of the vehicle, passengers will benefit from an improved knee clearance of more than 50mm and shoulder room increased by almost 60mm in comparison with the current Focus. This additional space is made possible due to longer wheelbase and flat floor on this brand-new model.

All-New Ford Focus 2018
All-New Ford Focus 2018

The All-New Ford Focus model line-up, available in hatchback and estate bodystyles, has been expanded and will include Style and Zetec models, the sporty ST-Line range, Titanium, Titanium X and Vignale models delivering the ultimate in luxury and the first crossover for Focus, the Focus Active.

Improvements extend to under the bonnet too with an advanced range of EcoBoost petrol and EcoBlue diesel engines which will deliver optimised power and refinement as well as offering up to 10% fuel efficiency improvement across the range. Powertrains are supported by standard Auto Start-Stop for reduced running costs with six speed manual and new eight-speed auto transmissions.

A sophisticated all-new chassis and the advanced driving technologies on the All-New Ford Focus make for a fun and engaging driving experience.When it comes to technology, this vehicle boasts the most sophisticated array ever offered to Ford customers, all contributing towards an intuitive and stress-free driving experience. Some of the most significant new technologies include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control for effortless negotiation of start-stop traffic.
  • Adaptive Front Lighting System which will pre-adjust headlamp patterns for maximum visibility before reaching a curve, junction or roundabout.
  • Active Park Assist 2 which will now enable fully-automated manoeuvres at the touch of a button.
  • Ford’s “Head-Up Display”, offered in Europe for the first time, helping drivers focus their attention on the road ahead.
  • Evasive Steering Assist, a segment-first technology that helps drivers steer around stopped or slower vehicles to help avoid collisions.
  • Vehicle Locator - to help you find your vehicle in a busy car park for instance.
  • Vehicle Status - check fuel level, oil level and tyre pressure all by the touch of a button.
  • Door Lock and Unlock - ensure that your vehicle is secure and lock it remotely if necessary giving you peace of mind.
  • For Focus models with eight speed auto transmission, you can even start your vehicle and its climate control system remotely. Ideal if you want to defrost your vehicle on a frosty morning!

The All-New Focus introduces “FordPass Connect”, an embedded modem which will allow for connectivity on the move, turning the vehicle into a mobile WiFi hotspot. It will also provide Live Traffic Updates for the SYNC 3 Navigation system and allow you to interact with your car like never before by providing remote features such as:

The All-New Ford Focus is due to arrive at your local Gates dealership in August and prices will start from from £17,930. For more information or to register your interest in the meantime, please contact your local Gates dealership in Essex, Hertfordshire and Middlesex.