As a result, the interior and boot space have increased. New technologies include a KeyFree system, a solar-reflect windshield, adaptive front lighting, Bluetooth hands-free phones and voice control for audio, telephone, and climate control systems. Stylistically, the Mk 2 features the same design language found in the Mondeo and Fiesta. Although still recognisable as a Focus, the new car uses styling features from the abandoned B-Proposal for the original Focus which never reached production. In , Ford released a MK.
Major changes included a new bonnet with more creases, the removal of all mouldings along the doors and sides, new sculpted pull back headlights, and the big trapezoidal lower grille. In , the new Focus RS was launched, with a modified version of the 2. For the North American market, development followed a separate path.
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Since debuting at the North American International Auto Show , the restyled — generation was available as a two-door coupe and four-door sedan ; the hatchbacks and wagon were discontinued. Also included in the redesign was a support beam behind the dashboard for extra structural rigidity. Though informally considered as the second generation, it was never officially referred to as such by Ford since its platform was the same as the first generation. For the third generation, Ford reunited both international and North American models by releasing the international Mk3 worldwide.
The previous North American version was discontinued, and the new model was launched simultaneously in North America and Europe in early , both having started production late in In designing the Ford Focus, a group of young designers used what's called the Third Age Suit in order to simulate the physical limitations of an elderly person. The suit, which restricts the wearer's movements, allowed for insights that were implemented into the car's design. The car shown was a five-door hatchback model, also debuting a new 2. A five-door station wagon was also made available at launch.
This new generation of Focus incorporates a redesigned cabin with new materials and new entertainment technologies.
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A significant amount of the new models of the first year experiences problems with rust underneath the front bonnet, partly due to issues with the seam sealer used between the structural part of the bonnet and the skin, which allowed water to seep in and create corrosion similarly to other ford models of the period.
Other issues included rust developing on the trunk lid of the hatchback model due to vibrations of a plastic insert creating friction and wearing out the paint on the metal skin of the lid. Later models included a relocated emergency break lever, redesigned adjustable front head rest and a redesigned accessory 12v plug that is more ergonomic. Ford previewed the third generation facelifted model at the Geneva Motor Show.
The sporty ST and an RS model now sold globally —which features an upgraded version of the 2. The RS now has all-wheel drive. The new model year update Focus range will be offered with Ford's multi award-winning EcoBoost technology, with a 1. A revised 2. On April 10, , Ford unveiled the European and Asian-market versions of the fourth-generation Focus, to mark the brand's 20th anniversary. As in the previous generation, the model is available with sedan, hatchback and estate bodystyles.
The exterior features a sportier design, while Ford described its interior as being simpler. The company also emphasized technology featured in the new model, including the Sync 3 infotainment system, FordPass Connect, and the CoPilot driver assistance suite. A crossover SUV trim level known as the Active is available with the hatchback and estate bodystyles. The car also has a Vignale luxury trim level. In April , Ford announced that all passenger vehicles but the Mustang would be discontinued in the North American market, in order to focus on trucks and utility vehicles.
The Focus Active was intended to be the only version of the model available in the market,  but Ford cancelled these plans in August over tariffs imposed by the U. The Focus features class leading active safety as standard, including Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection.
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Power is sent exclusively to the front wheels through a Ford 8F24 8-speed automatic transmission. The Wagon features multi-link rear suspension as opposed to torsion beam in hatch models, folding cargo cover, and easy fold rear seats. A panoramic sunroof, Design pack LED headlights, wheels, headlamp jetwash. A head-up display, panoramic sunroof, and Active Park Assist 2 are all optional on the Titanium. Safety and driver assistance features equipped on the Ford Focus which some are also part of the Co-Pilot Driver include:. The Focus ST is offered with a choice of either a 2.
On the exterior, the Focus ST features a revised grille, unique 18 or inch alloy wheels, larger rear spoiler, twin-exit tailpipes and a rear diffuser.
The package includes; . It was immediately on the pace, setting many fastest stage times, but an illegal water pump meant that the two cars were excluded from that event.
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The team successfully defended the manufacturers' title in the season. All the rally cars are built, prepared, and run for Ford by M-Sport , the motorsport team based in Cockermouth , Cumbria in Northern England. The team is managed by Malcolm Wilson , a well known former British rally driver. During its second season, the car ran on liquefied petroleum gas , taking the first BTCC win for a car powered by this fuel at Brands Hatch. Both cars had engines, built by the Next Generation Touring Car engine rules.
Motorbase continues to compete with the Ford Focus ST. The best result is 6th place by Nash in the Race of Morocco. They secured the Class T driver's titles in and The Focus that raced in the Bathurst 12 Hour was powered by a 5. Only models sold in Continental Europe are shown, overseas territories often have different offerings. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Main article: Ford Focus first generation. Main article: Ford Focus second generation, Europe.
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You can change this to replicate the last settings the vehicle was left in. A: Yes, the Remote Start will only run for 5 minutes after you have turned it on. The functionality has been designed so that it can be used in a reasonable, safe and non-excessive way. A: You cannot schedule a Remote Start. A: FordPass Connect provides Traffic updates every 2 minutes for all roads not just major routes and the associated data costs are covered within your FordPass Connect subscription.
Q: Live Traffic - do you receive a notification to accept a better route or does it automatically take you on the new route? A: Live Traffic information uses over different sources. It uses information collected from a variety of devices including vehicle sensor data, smartphones, PNDs, road sensors and connected cars. Incidents such as accidents and construction are monitored as they happen, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.