The 2015 All New Ford Focus
For 2015-16 Ford have totally re-designed the Focus. The new car boasts a totally re-worked, more sculptured body and a new more ergonomically designed interior. It is also full of a wide range of new technology such as Ford SYNC2 voice control and touch screen which operates, not only the sat-nav, but also the climate control, phone and entertainment systems. It also has a new park assist system which controls both parallel and perpendicular parking. The new car has a choice of Ford’s latest diesel or petrol engines and the option of a new paddle shift gear box.
The new car has a much more streamlined look to it’s exterior and has a new, wider grill, larger air scoop in the new front bumper, sleek head lights and a aerodynamic looking rear with slimmer lights and a new spoiler.
Engine technology plays a key role in the new Focus, aiming to reduce both running costs and emissions whilst still delivering great levels of power and performance. The new line-up now includes the 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol and 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine options. Both options have Auto-Start-Stop, and more fuel saving measures have been implemented right across the new range. In fact, this new 1.5ltr engine is not only more efficient and has a lower CO2 emission level than the previous 1.6ltr, but it has lost none of it’s performance and has actually increased in power! These all the new engines have also been designed specifically to meet Euro 6 emission standards, with a version of the 1.0ltr having the lowest CO2 emission level of any non-hybrid car in Europe.
With the newly designed exterior and interior and a new range of engines, the new Focus has even more new mechanical changes, including the new Ford Power Shift which combines the convenience of an automatic with the control of a manual. This new and advanced six-speed gearbox pre-selects the next gear for you so you don’t lose power when you change. This make for smoother driving while saving fuel and lowering CO2 emissions, especially when compared with a normal automatic. The new focus also has a new Active Braking system that works when you’re traveling at speeds of over 30 mph. Radar scans the road ahead and if it detects a likely collision, it will warn you so you have time to react, the system will also pre-fill the brake and start braking to help slow you down. Even the reversing parking sensors have been improved with the edition of wing mounted sensors which increase the field of the systems awareness, making even parking the new car more efficient and safer.
There are other systems looking out for you too, including active mirrors which see things before you do, cross traffic alerts which see other cars you may miss, anti-dazzle headlights, Tired Driver alert, lane keeping system, adaptive cruise control and driving distance control systems. This new Focus is the most technologically advanced Focus ever.
The New Focus not only looks better, but it also drives better, handles better, stops better and is more fuel efficient and kinder to the environment than ever before!