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Front and rear floor mats with red stitching, 'Quickclear' heated windscreen/heated washer jets, ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution, Bluetooth system, Paddle shift controls, Easy fuel capless refuelling system...
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Ten Second Review
The Ford Focus has evolved, this MK4 version offering slicker looks, higher interior quality and extra technology. There's also greater efficiency beneath the bonnet thanks to the addition of a hi-tech range of petrol and diesel engines. The best part though, is that this car should still remain as rewarding to drive as it's always been. The Focus might have grown up but it certainly hasn't lost its spark.
It's very difficult to over-state the importance of the Focus family hatch to Ford's European business. To understand its significance, press the rewind button for a moment and shuttle back to 1997. Ford's family hatch contender during this period was the fifth generation Escort, a car so all-encompassingly woeful that the brand was almost embarrassed to sell it. When the time came for a replacement, we all expected something better. What we got in the Focus model first launched in 1998 was something much, much more than that, a car that, at a stroke, offered arguably the biggest step forward in family car design the market has ever seen. Here at last was technology directed firmly at the man in the street who, in this apparently humble family hatchback, could experience a car more entertaining and rewarding to drive than almost anything this side of a sizeable lottery win. It was asking a lot for the MK2 model we saw in 2005 to repeat such a seismic step forward but that second generation Focus was still quite good enough to remain acclaimed as the driver's choice against rival Astras and Golfs that made up for their dynamic failings with a better ride and a more luxurious big car feel. These were attributes the Focus also needed and when it came to developing the MK3 version, launched early in 2011, Ford tried to provide them without compromising the car's class-leading handling. That's also been the goal with this more sophisticated MK4 model, announced in the Spring of 2018.
Our test of this fourth generation Focus confirmed that the sharp driving dynamics that marked out previous models have been retained. That's aided by the standard inclusion of a driving modes system this time round with settings that can alter steering feel, throttle response and, if you've an auto variant, transmission response times. Talking of autos, there's a new 8-speed self-shifter on offer. Otherwise, you'll be swapping cogs with a 6-speed manual. The engine range initially looks familiar, but closer inspection reveals that it's been heavily revised. As before, the range primarily hinges around Ford's familiar three cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol unit, which gets a new turbocharger and cylinder head and is available in 85, 100 and 125PS guises. There's also a new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine with 150 or 182PS. Plus a fresh 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel with 95 and 120PS. And a 2.0-litre EcoBlue unit with 150PS. As for the suspension, well a little disappointingly, Ford has followed Volkswagen's lead in equipping lower-powered 1.0-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel Hatch variants with a cruder twist-beam set-up. If you want the more sophisticated independent rear double wishbone suspension system that's supposed to improve ride comfort, you'll need an estate, the 'Active' crossover version, top-spec 'Vignale' trim or a hatch with 1.5-litre petrol or 2.0-litre diesel power. The top 'ST' high performance version gets stiffer, lowered suspension and a choice of either 280PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol power or a 190PS version of the 2.0 EcoBlue diesel engine.
Design and Build
There's nothing particularly striking about the way this fourth generation Focus looks but the lines are crisp and pleasing, whether you opt for the five-door hatch body style or the alternative small estate. The overall length is 18mm longer than before and the car rides 15mm lower. Or at least it does in standard guise. The SUV-style 'Active' variant has a slightly higher ride height; the sporty 'ST-Line' model rides slightly lower than normal versions. As ever though, what's more important is the stuff you can't see: this Focus rides on the brand's latest 'C2' platform, which enables the wheelbase to be 53mm longer, freeing up extra cabin space. You should certainly feel that inside. Rear knee room has increased by 56mm and, thanks to a re-profiling of the rear doors, the rear passengers' heads are now adjacent to glass rather than metal, so they'll be able to see out more easily. Up-front, as you'd expect, it all feels of much higher quality - the fascia now has half the number of buttons that were there before. And shoulder room is class-leading. The extra body length has freed up more boot space too. In the estate version, there's now a class-leading 1.14m of width between the wheel arches and overall load length with the rear seats folded (1,700mm) is up by 134mm. That means 1,650-litres of carriage capacity.
Market and Model
The Focus range kicks off with the base 'Style' variant priced at around £18,500, before progressing through 'Zetec', 'ST-Line', 'ST-Line X', 'Titanium', 'Titanium X' and 'Vignale' variants. An SUV-style 'Active' version and an 'ST' hot hatch are also available. Equipment levels reflect the fact that most customers will be paying upwards of £20,000 for this once very affordable family hatch. Even the Focus 'Style' comes as standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, a DAB digital radio with Bluetooth and Emergency Assist, an electronic parking brake, autonomous emergency braking, tyre pressure monitoring, Hill Start Assist and a Lane-Keeping Aid. If you prioritise luxury and you've a healthy budget, you'll like the top 'Vignale' variant, which gets a unique front grille and body styling with 18in wheels, full LED lighting, leather upholstery, a head-up display, a rear view camera, a heated steering wheel and the 675-watt 10-speaker B&O Play Premium Audio System. For sporty drivers, the 'ST-Line' variant offers unique body styling, including unique upper and lower grille, rear spoiler and polished twin tailpipes. Inside there's a flat-bottomed steering wheel, black headlining, an aluminium gear knob, alloy finish pedals and red stitching. Sophisticated features available across the range include a head-up display, radar-operated cruise control, a more advanced Park Assist system and a wi-fi network that will connect up to 10 devices.
Cost of Ownership
Ford has re-fettled its engines in pursuit of greater efficiency. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol unit gets a higher compression ratio and increased injection pressure to facilitate this. It'll also help that this MK4 model Focus can be up to 88kg lighter than its predecessor. Around 33kgs of that comes from the new C2 platform, which uses a higher proportion of high-strength steel. A further 17kg of weight has been taken out of the interior, the powertrain is around 6kgs lighter and the electrical system loses 7kgs of weight too. A standard 'Active Grille Shutter' closes a flap in the front gill to reduce drag at speed. Plus there's clever 'Air Curtain' technology that guides airflow across the front wheels in a way that reduces turbulence. The result of all this effort is, according to Ford, a 10% improvement in running cost efficiency across the board. Specifically, on the volume 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol models, that means a CO2 emissions figure which can be as low as 108g/km, regardless of your choice between 85, 100 or 125PS versions of this powerplant. The 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol unit can put out as little as 122g/km. As for the 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel, well in 95PS form, this unit produces 94g/km of CO2. Choose the 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel unit and the CO2 figure is 110g/km.
By Jonathan Crouch
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Key Standard Features*
- 6 speakers
- Solid - Race red
- Keyless start with 'Ford Power' starter button
- Solid paint
- Cruise control + speed limiter
- Lane keeping aid with lane departure warning
- Halogen reflector headlamps
- Part leather - Charcoal black with red stitching
|'Quickclear' heated windscreen/heated washer jets|
|Rear privacy glass|
|Automatic rain sensing wipers|
|Front variable intermittent wipers with electric wash|
|Electrically operated front and rear windows with one touch opening and closing|
|Heated rear window|
|ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution|
|Electronic stability control|
|Electronic parking brake|
|Hill start assist|
|Red brake calipers|
|Auto hold function|
|Post collision braking|
|Paddle shift controls|
|Pre collision assist with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian/cyclist detection|
|Intelligent speed assist|
|Easy fuel capless refuelling system|
|4" TFT coloured cluster screen|
|Rotary gear shift dial|
|Ford SYNC 3 nav system with DAB radio, 8" colour touch screen, voice control, app link, Apple car play/Android auto and 4.2" TFT coloured cluster|
|Ford pass connect|
|Body colour power folding door mirrors with puddle lights|
|Auto dimming rear view mirror|
|Body coloured electrically operated and heated door mirrors with side indicators|
|Power folding door mirrors with puddle lights|
|2 USB ports|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour side skirt|
|Body coloured bumpers|
|Body colour large rear spoiler|
|Body coloured door handles|
|ST-Line upper and lower grille with full body styling kit and wing badges|
|Polished twin tailpipe|
|Unique door and instrument panel inserts|
|LED daytime running lamp|
|Auto headlamps (on/off)|
|LED front fog lamps with cornering function|
|Dual zone electronic air temperature control|
|Red stitching on steering wheel|
|Centre console with armrest|
|Part leather upholstery with red stitching|
|3 spoke flat bottomed leather steering wheel with red stitching|
|Alloy finish pedals|
|Soft console knee pads with red stitching|
|Reach + rake adjustable steering column|
|Front side airbags|
|Passenger airbag deactivate switch|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Side curtain airbags|
|Front inertia reel height adjustable seatbelts with pre-tensioners|
|Three rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbelts|
|Front and rear seatbelt reminder|
|Front passenger airbag|
|Seat Piping/Additional Trimming|
|Contrast stitching - Red|
|Height adjustable front headrests|
|Isofix child seat preparation|
|60/40 split back and cushion rear seats with 2 height adjustable headrests|
|6 way power adjustable driver seat|
|Rear centre headrest|
|Front passenger seat manual height and lumbar adjust|
|Heated front seats|
|Remote central locking & engine immobiliser|
|Thatcham category 1 alarm|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|18" 5x2 spoke matt black machined finish alloy wheels|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Mini steel spare wheel|
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||8.4|
|Engine Power - BHP||182|
|Engine Power - KW||134|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||177|
|Engine Torque - MKG||24.5|
|Engine Torque - NM||240|
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