Priced from £17,930, the all-new Ford Focus hatch undercuts the outgoing model on price and spec, with entry-level Style models now getting automatic headlights, alloy wheels, autonomous emergency braking, electronic parking brake and a spare wheel as standard.
Increasing the wheelbase by 53mm has helped with interior space and decreased the overhangs, contributing to a more dynamic look.
Ford has revealed the all-new Focus - and it will have some pretty cool technology when it arrives in Australia later this year.
Ford's Sync 3 system takes care of the infotainment via voice commands or a 20cm colour touchscreen that can be pinched and swiped like a smartphone, while smartphones can be wirelessly charged on an inductive pad.
Ford has today delivered the global public debut of its all-new Ford Focus, which has been overhauled to coincide with the vehicle's 20 anniversary.
Engine options include Ford's award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol plus a new 1.5-litre petrol. Ford shifted production of the Focus out of the U.S.in favor of the new 2019 Ford Ranger small pickup past year. There is a 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine that produces 84, 99 and 123 hp in different tuning configurations.
The Ford Focus is turning 20 and receiving quite a few gifts for its birthday.
For a more rich and expensive versions of American innovations provides independent rear suspension.
United Kingdom follows France, Norway and others on soft drinks sugar tax
Irn Bru, Luzocade, and Ribena, are some of the brands that have chose to slash the sugar content on their drinks. Sugar-sweetened soft drinks are now the single biggest source of dietary sugar for children and teenagers.
North America is nearly certain to get the four-door sedan and five-door hatchback trims, but Ford did not clarify whether we'd also get the five-door wagon or crossover-like variant. It will be available only with the 1.5 turbo but there won't be any more output than in the standard auto. That suite includes: adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and speed sign recognition, lane-centering assist, adaptive front lighting, Active Park Assist and Evasive Steering Assist.
For Europe, Ford showcased the Focus Vignale luxury trim, a sporty ST-Line model, an Active trim for the adventure seeker and the upscale Titanium package.
"We're evolving our successful One Ford strategy to find new ways to create a sporty-looking small auto our customers will love", said Jim Farley, president of Global Markets.
Hopefully the new Focus will reach UAE and GCC shores.
Ford shows off the European line-up of the next-gen Focus. The 2.0-litre diesel is rated at 148bhp.
All five models are expected to enter showrooms in China in this year, stated a Ford spokesman.
Bakaj also claims that Focus Four is also as good to drive, though we'd like to try that for ourselves. While the regular Focus tops out for the time being at 180 hp, the ST will reportedly up the power ante to 275 hp, which would be a nice bump over the outgoing 252-hp Focus ST.
Ford is also introducing an eight-speed automatic for the top-end 118bhp EcoBlue diesel, which comes with rotary gear shift dial set on the central console.