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Designed from a clean sheet of paper, the all-new Ford Focus ushers in a new era for technology, comfort, space and driving experience for Europe’s mid-size car customers. New “human-centric” design for expanded line-up includes first Focus Active crossover and upscale Focus Vignale New Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane-Centring technologies help negotiate stop-start traffic. Predictive curve light and Sign-based light help drivers see more clearly First Head-up display for a Ford model in Europe delivers greater confidence at the wheel. Active Park Assist 2 enables fully automated parking manoeuvres at the push of a button Standard selectable Drive Modes, 20 per cent torsional rigidity improvement and isolated independent rear suspension offering Continuously Controlled Damping – a first for Focus – keep it at the top of the class for driving dynamics and improve comfort All-new Focus introduces FordPass Connect embedded modem for connectivity on the move, Wireless charging pad, SYNC 3 with 8-inch touchscreen, and B&O PLAY audio Advanced EcoBoost petrol and EcoBlue diesel engines supported by new eight-speed automatic transmission, offering a 10 per cent fuel-efficiency improvement across the range Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) now enhanced with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane-Centring for effortlessly negotiating stop-start traffic Ford’s Adaptive Front Lighting System with new camera-based Predictive curve light and Sign-based light that pre-adjust headlamp patterns for improved visibility by monitoring bends in the road and – for the first time in the industry – road signs Active Park Assist 2 that now also operates gear selection, acceleration and braking to enable fully-automated manoeuvres at the push of a button Ford’s first Head-up display (HUD) to be offered in Europe, 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 Status, for checking fuel levels, alarm status, oil life and more Door Lock Unlock, to remotely allow access to your Focus Remote Start, for Focus models with eight-speed automatic transmission** eCall functionality, which automatically dials emergency services in the event of a serious accident, and enables occupants to be directly connected to the emergency services by pushing an SOS button in the overhead console Evasive Steering Assist, designed to operate at city and motorway speeds, which uses radar and a camera to detect slower-moving and stationary vehicles ahead and provides steering support to enable drivers to manoeuvre around a vehicle if a collision is imminent Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert, which warns drivers reversing out of a parking space of vehicles that may soon be crossing behind them and can for the first time now apply the brakes to avoid or mitigate the effects of collisions if drivers do not respond to warnings Rear wide-view camera, which offers a near-180 degree view to the rear of the vehicle for improved visibility when reversing from parking spaces or driveways Wrong Way Alert, first available for customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which uses a windscreen mounted camera and information from the car’s navigation system to provide drivers with audible and visual warnings when driving through two “No Entry” signs on a motorway ramp Ford MyKey, which allows owners to programme a key for younger drivers that can inhibit incoming phone calls; restrict top speed; prevent deactivation of driver assistance and safety features; reduce audio system maximum volume, and disable the audio system altogether if occupants are not using seatbelts Power of choice All-new Focus customers can choose from an advanced range of Ford EcoBoost petrol and Ford EcoBlue diesel engines delivering optimised power and refinement; and meeting the latest stringent Euro 6 emissions standards calculated using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Powertrains are supported by standard Auto Start-Stop for reduced running costs; and slick-shifting six-speed manual and new eight-speed automatic transmissions for effortless cruising. Ford’s multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost is offered with 85 PS, 100 PS and 125 PS, and new 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine is offered with 150 PS and 182 PS. Full Review https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/feu/en/news/2018/04/10/ford-unveils-all-new-focus--most-innovative--dynamic-and-excitin.html "SUBSCRIBE NOW"
2019 Ford Focus - Drive, Interior and Exterior. Ford Focus ST-Line, Vignale, Active, Titanium. The all-new Ford Focus delivers more style, space and advanced driving technologies for mid-size family car customers than ever before. Ford engineers collaborated closely with car-buyers to develop all-new Focus five-door hatchback and even more practical Focus wagon models in distinctive versions, each with their own personality – including the stylish Focus Titanium, sporty Focus ST-Line and upscale Focus Vignale. The all-new Focus Active crossover model features rugged sports utility vehicleinspired styling that includes raised ride-height, roof bars and additional cladding. The all-new Focus also introduces a comprehensive range of advanced driving technologies that can help drivers make light work of stop-start traffic; see more clearly when driving in the dark; park simply by holding down a button; and avoid accidents. The sporty all-new Focus silhouette is the most aerodynamic in its class. Athletic and dynamic with a long bonnet and muscular rear haunches, each model is differentiated with unique elements including satin aluminium details for the Vignale exterior; large spoiler and open front apertures for the ST-Line; and contrast silver front and rear skid plates for the Active. Inside, simple, clean lines, expressive materials and seamlessly integrated surfaces make travelling in the Focus a more calming experience. The front doors now flow fluidly behind the instrument panel for a wrap-around effect, and soft touch materials deliver a more premium feel. High-end consumer product design is reflected with polished glass and brushed finishes. Unique features and materials include fine-grain wood-effect finishes and premium leather for Vignale, sporty carbon fibre-effect finishes and red stitching for the ST-Line, and more rugged, textured materials and surfaces for the Active. The all-new Focus also provides more space inside for passengers and luggage. More than 5 centimetres additional length between the front and rear wheels allows class-leading knee clearance for rear seat passengers, and all occupants benefit from the wider interior – there’s 6 centimetres more shoulder room in the rear. The impression of spaciousness is enhanced with a rear door design featuring windows that stretch further back for a more open sensation, and an openable panoramic roof that lets light flood into the interior. Able to accommodate a large dog crate without needing to fold the rear seats, the all-new Focus wagon boot space is easy to access, using a simple kicking motion under the rear bumper to open the Hands-free tailgate. Folding the rear seats is also simplified – they now drop simply by pulling a switch in the boot space. Advanced driver assistance technologies make driving a Ford Focus on motorways, in stop-start traffic and in town easier than ever before; and they are designed to make the driving experience more comfortable, less demanding and safer. Ford’s Adaptive Front Lighting System with Predictive curve light and Sign-based light for the first time pre-adjusts headlamp patterns for maximum visibility before reaching a curve, junction or roundabout, using the forward-facing camera to monitor lane markings up to 65 metres ahead and detect roundabout, stop, give way and yield signs. The all-new Focus also offers Glare-free high beam that removes the guilt of accidentally dazzling other drivers and helps users see more of the road ahead at night. Focus is also the first Ford vehicle in Europe to offer a Head-up display (HUD) – one of the brightest and largest available – which helps drivers keep their eyes on the road by projecting useful information into their field of vision. And Active Park Assist 2 makes parking even easier by controlling forward and reverse gear selection, throttle and braking, as well as steering – and automatically manoeuvring into perpendicular parking spaces and parallel spaces just 1.1 metres longer than the car. The driver can control vehicle motion by simply selecting neutral and holding down a single centre consolemounted button.
A new Focus car was recently introduced by Ford company and this car coincides with the 20th anniversary of the mentioned model. The car offers various choices for the wagon, hatch, sedan, and a new crossover variant. Also included is a sporty package which will be known as the 2019 Ford Focus ST-Line. This 2019 Focus ST is slightly sportier than its predecessor model. Its windscreen has been placed further back while its bonnet has been extended. There is also an increased width between the rear wheels and their front counterparts. The door has been given a few creases to make it more modern. It uses the 17-inch alloy wheels with a rock metallic finish. There are the signature ST-line badges on the sides of the car. The front grilles have a new distinctive mesh. The hatch has sharp styling with the big spoiler, double chrome exhaust and a rear huge diffuser. The lower wing of the ST-line unit has been designed to direct air to the curtain inlets. A total of 13 exterior colors are expected. Two of this colors include desert island blue and orange glow. The other exterior features are front fog lights, LED day and rear lights, and black roof rails. The interior of this car comes with an updated cabin with more contemporary features. This includes neat tender materials and an independent infotainment system. There is a whole row of ventilation controls and paired-back heating. The infotainment system used in this model is the standard SYNC 3 system. The communication features on the dash include Bluetooth connectivity, smartphone compatibility for Android and iOS devices, and satellite navigation. An 8-inch display provides a platform for controlling these features. The new Ford Focus ST 2019 cabin is slightly longer than on the current one, while the roof looks flatter. The trunk offers more storage space which can be increased further y folding the rear seats. With the capacity of 1650 liters, this car offers more than sufficient space for cars in its category. The design of the dash is less clustered to offer you a more relaxed atmosphere. Also expected is the power start button and paddle shifters having automatic cruise controls. The car uses primarily uses the 1.5-liter engine to give it the faster driving capabilities expected of this model. There is also an option to get the enhanced turbocharged diesel engine. This engine is designed to provide more power and higher torque capabilities. The 1.5-liter Ecoblue engine is able to offer a torque of 300 Nm and 91 g/km of CO2 emissions. The 2.0-liter diesel engine is expected to get horsepower capabilities of 147 ponies, the torque of 370 Nm, and 112 g/km of CO2 emissions. To feel even agiler, the 2019 Focus ST ST-line model comes with a lowered suspension system. The 1.5-liter model offers higher speeds while the 2.0-liter engine offers more towing capabilities. The standard gearbox is the 6-speed manual system. A new 8-speed automatic transmission has also been developed which can be offered as an option system. The new transmission system has two impressive features. These are adaptive shift scheduling and shift quality control. Price and release date The car is expected to go on sale before the end of 2018. The starting price for the ST-line model should be in the region of $27,400. New car videos everyday 2018 interior test drive _____________ Auto Gate channel for car lovers and speed. SUBSCRIBE NOW https://goo.gl/t4X1zf
It’s Sweden’s latest take on the German executive saloon. After the ageing, slightly anonymous S80 comes the super slick S90. It takes the traditional three-box Volvo shape and brings it bang up to date with XC90 styling cues. It’s bold, but in a class dominated by sense and rationality, we like that a lot. Consider this a calm and serene E-Class alternative rather than an athletic, up-on-its-toes 5-Series rival. The aura of feel-good begins as soon as you climb in, with a lovely tactile ‘on/off’ switch as opposed to a starter button. Nice. Sharing its mechanicals with the XC90, it’s a neat and tidy thing to drive. The ride might be firmer than you expect, but otherwise this is a quiet, cossetting place to spend time. All of its controls are stress-free and there’s abundant grip and composure. Throw this it any commute and we guarantee you’ll notice your usual stresses evaporate away. Engine wise, you’ve a choice of two four-cylinder turbodiesels, with 187bhp and 232bhp tunes. The latter is better not only for moving the S90’s large frame around, but because it comes with clever turbo lag-beating technology and standard all-wheel drive. The lower tune makes do with front-drive. In time, the T8 petrol-electric hybrid from the XC90 – all 407bhp of it – will join the range. Next motorway cop car of choice, anyone? Here’s where it’s got the Germans licked, by deliberately going in a completely different direction to them. The controls manage an excellent trick of being quirky, yet ergonomically satisfying. The large portrait touchscreen takes some getting used to, but is superb once you’ve got your head around it. You can even hook it up to an optional 1,400 watt, 19-speaker stereo. The seats are sublime, too, and only add to the soothing feeling of being inside the S90. Plenty of room, too, as its stocky exterior dimensions might have you expecting. For the price of nicely specced four-cylinder S90, you can have a six-cylinder BMW 5-Series. Prices start at £32,555, but the one you want is a whisker under £40k. That it doesn’t feel bad value tells you of the quality on offer. Naturally, its lower cylinder count means the fuel economy figure is strong: 58.9mpg for the more powerful engine, with the entry-level car topping 60mpg while sliding into the cheaper tax brackets with 116g/km. For a 1.6-ton, 5m saloon, that’s damn good. Want a more assertive exterior? There’s an R Design option box awaiting you.
It's time to get my Ford Focus RS Red Edition project under way! Having swapped my blue RS into the 1-of-300 Race Red Edition on the grounds that this car would have some heavy modifications, while the engine is being run in step one is to rectify the two common faults of the mk3 Focus RS - the interior quality and the height of the shell seats, so let's get started! Join me to take a look over how this is going to be carried out at Prototrim and an insight into what else will be done to my car in the coming months. Of course the RS is the flagship of the 3rd generation of the Focus, but that does mean that even the top version is still based on a car available for a fraction of its price. As such even though the car has great performance, the quality could do with some improvements and Prototrim are the team to carry that out. The aim is to maintain an OEM look but replace some cheaper plastics with a plush leather feel, mixed in with the sportiness of Alcantara and some flashes of colour to bring in the exterior. The demo Blue Edition that I show you here is based on our initial discussions, with many new parts including door card top rolls, seat pleating, and substantial work to the rear seat area. For my car, this will be red naturally to match in with the exterior and if the samples are anything to go by, I cannot wait to see what it's like! The process will take a few weeks to complete as there are more than 100 different parts to be created and installed into the car. The second part of this, while the seats are out to be retrimmed, is the installation of the JCR Developments lowering seat frames. This is to combat the most frequent complaint about the RS that the seat position from factory is simply too high. The JCR frames offer a variety of different positions from 20mm lower to 55mm lower and even with different rake should you wish. I've opted to lower them by 20mm due to not being particularly tall but even that should give much more of a sporty feel to the driving experience. As I mentioned this is just the start, and later in the video I run over quite a few of the upgrades coming along the way that are in the works - this is going to be a mega project! Thanks for watching, Tim Subscribe: http://bit.ly/Shmee150YT Website: http://www.shmee150.com Facebook: http://www.fb.com/shmee150 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/shmee150
It’s a fast Ford, one of the car world’s greatest traditions. But in the age of the all-wheel-drive RS, the ST is no longer the hottest Focus around. That does give it a renewed, slightly softer role in the world, signalled by a sparky diesel version joining the range. And no, it’s not called the STD.
It’s the third generation, following the lukewarm Mk1 ST170 and thirsty, five-cylinder Mk2 ST, and it’s sharper than both. A 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine serves up 247bhp and 266lb ft in the petrol version, while a diesel gets an identically sized engine with 182bhp and 295lb ft. The latter has undeniable appeal if running costs are a worry, but the former is what you really need for the bona fide hot hatch experience.
Or hot estate experience. Yep, like the first ST170, you can have the latest ST as either a hatch or estate. Skoda, VW and Seat offer the same with their hot hatches, too. It’s a niche, no doubt, but one the petrolhead with a family can surely get on board with.
A facelift in 2015 gave this ST a bit of an update, with retuned electric power steering and stiffer suspension, as well as the neater styling of the Mk3 Focus in its second phase. It also saw a key update to the interior, neatening up its mess of buttons and bringing more up-to-date media systems. What hasn’t changed are its wonderfully hugging (perhaps too hugging) Recaro sports seats.
Ford is about to replace the Focus, and with it will come a new Focus ST. Given the RS is now the fastest, feistiest Focus on sale, the ST will likely live on in its middle ground, offering more fun and speed than normal, but with a bit more subtlety and civility than its angrier brother. If you avoid the Tangerine Scream orange paint, that is…
Starting below £25,000, it’s also a useful £7,000 cheaper than an RS. But is it anywhere near as fun?
Small changes from a semi-recent facelift include retuned electric power steering and stiffer suspension. You might notice the latter; this is certainly no limo on Britain’s broken tarmac, and you should probably test drive it before deciding if you could live with one every day.
But if you can tolerate a purposely focused ride, here’s a car with a grippy front end – thanks to some clever torque vectoring – which goads you into going faster and faster at each corner, just as a good hot hatch should.
If you’re so inclined it can have a reasonable mobile rear end, too. It’s not spitefully snappy like an Eighties hot hatch, rather agile and keen if you’re confident braking deep into a turn or lifting off the throttle mid corner.
The petrol is just as before: extremely flexible in its power delivery yet grateful for a good revving, too, allowing you to stir the snickety manual gearchange as much or as little as you like. With no auto option, there’ll be no paddle-shifting here. Really extend the engine out and this is a blooming fast car, swifter perhaps than even its tidy 6.5sec 0-62mph time suggests.
The 182bhp diesel, meanwhile, is notably the less stimulating of the two cars, a point made obvious with the fact an automatic’s optional. Its 0-62mph time is pegged at 8.1sec, and as the powerband wanes just north of 4,000rpm, so might your excitement. But its 27kg premium over the petrol model isn’t immediately obvious, turn-in remaining keen and precise. It just lacks the effervescence that makes the petrol such a blast. A good option if you need to run a diesel for company car reasons, but the petrol is the one for enthusiast.
All told, the ST’s a fun hot hatch, but it’s showing its age. Since it first launched back in 2012, there’s been a bit of a hot hatch renaissance, with Hyundai, Peugeot and Honda - names absent from the scene back then - now making a rival that’s more exciting to drive, easier to live with, or both. The ST’s still a laugh, but it’s now a long way from the hot hatch podium. Bring on the next one.