It’s almost a year since Ford unveiled its new Focus at the Detroit motor show, and with the UK launch fast approaching, it’s just announced the prices for the all-new machine.
New Ford Focus: £15,995 – £23,995
Due on sale in March, the Focus range will start at £15,995 in five-door 1.6 petrol in Edge trim, £800 more than the equivalent Style version that represents the entry level to the current line-up.
Prices rise to £23,995 for a five-door Titanium X model with the 2.0 TDCi diesel and Ford’s Powershift twin-clutch automatic gearbox, the estate equivalent will cost a further £1,100.
New traction-boosting system for Focus
Standard equipment for the new Focus includes Bluetooth connectivity, a DAB radio, electronic stability control, Isofix child seat fittings and Torque Vectoring Control – a traction-boosting system that until recently was the preserve of supercars and high-performance SUVs.
Other familiar Ford features like the Easy Fuel capless filling port – sized to prevent misfuelling – are also standard across the range, while the Quickclear windscreen, alloy wheels and front fog lights are available from Zetec upwards.
Titanium spec starts at £16,995 for the 1.6 petrol, and is expected to be the most popular trim level. It comes with keyless start and a host of automated systems including rain-sensing wipers, automatic lights and tyre pressure warning. Full beans Titanium X is the real luxury option and includes bi-xenon headlights, 17-inch wheels, part-leather trim and LED running lights. Various options will be available, divided into self-explanatory bundles for the sake of simplicity.
New Ford Focus: petrols, diesels and stop-start
Engines comprise 1.6-litre petrols with 104 and 123bhp and the new turbocharged, stop-start equipped EcoBoost 1.6 with 148bhp. 1.6-litre TDCi models with 94bhp and 113bhp and a 2.0-litre TDCi with 138bhp or 161bhp make up the diesel range.
The Ecoboost 1.6 is available on Titanium and upwards, meaning the cheapest Focus with this exciting new engine costs £19,745. All Focuses emit less than 140g/km of CO2, the 115hp 1.6 TDCi – also featuring stop-start – achieving just 109g/km.
Though there is no three-door Focus currently planned, Ford says the standard five-door will be a sportier proposition than the existing car. The new C-Max it shares a platform with is expected to appeal to family buyers and those who need additional space and flexibility.
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