Ford Focus driven by Which?Latest Mk3 Focus goes on sale in March

29 January 2011

Ford Focus 2011

Which? has driven the latest Ford Focus

The new Ford Focus is set to be the biggest new car launch of 2011 - and Which? has already driven it.

The Mk3 version of the big-selling family car will arrive on UK roads in March, priced from £15,885.

It's not as daring in terms of design as the original 1998 model, but is still sleek and recognisable as a Focus.

Buyers will no longer be able to pick three-door hatchback or saloon versions. Instead, only five-door hatchback or estate body styles will be offered.

New Focus equipment 

It will have a range four diesel engines - two 1.6- and two 2.0-litre units - and three petrol engines, including the powerful 1.6-litre, 148bhp EcoBoost. There is also a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed Powershift semi-auto gearboxes.

Ford has packed the new Focus with new technology to make it safer, greener and quieter than ever before, and it's got a more upmarket interior.

Safety kit is plentiful. A Low Speed Safety System is optional on top-end models - this applies the brakes if it senses an imminent collision. Another system warns the driver if they are drifting out of lane - and steers the car back into line.

The latest Ford Focus 2011 images featuring some pictures from last year's Paris Motorshow.
See all of our reviews of the Ford Focus here, or more of our first drives here.