Ford Focus Is Here To Rule The Roads
The Ford Focus is three generations old now and it includes new chassis, a range of hi-tech gadgetry usually found in luxury limos, but the headline grabber is the brilliant new turbocharged Eco Boost petrol engine. The quality has improved massively and also the drive is excellent. It really is refined and spacious enough. There are 2 variants available today five-door hatchback and estate.
Looks have not been a strong point for the Focus. The triangular air intakes at the front end don't look nice and so will the huge gap between your badge and the bonnet. Although the overall shape is neat but the detailing can be a letdown. Styling at the rear of the car offers a ray of hope where some bright new colours along with a wide mixture of alloy wheels help the design. MkIII Focus is not the most effective design by Ford. VW Golf is much more character full and SEAT Leon is bolder. The interior continues to be given cool blue lighting, a neat black centre console, high quality materials are already used, smart dials and switchgear.
The Ford Focus become softer through the years but it's still the leader in their class. It is way in front of its rivals like VW Golf and Vauxhall Astra. Due to its steering and active chassis it really is far more fun to drive than Golf and instead gives off Vauxhall to bite its dust. You will find four engines obtainable in the main focus range; a single.6 litre petrol with bhp ranging from 104bhp to 180bhp, two diesel engines a 1.6 and 2.0 litre giving out 95bhp to 161bhp. The pick of the bunch may be the 1.0-litre turbocharged EcoBoost which can be fun and economical. The 1.6-litre EcoBoost is a great engine but is heavy around the pocket. The 113bhp 1.6 TDCI Zetec is more economical and will give 67mpg.
Ford is now very reliable over time so expect not many appointments with the garage. Ford Focus includes a full five star Euro NCAP rating making it very safe. Due to the curtains about the front, side and curtains along with the lane departure warning system. ABS and anti-skid control both be standard. The five-door hatchback is spacious and it's also roomier in the dust. The boot space just isn't so class leading with just 316litres, which can be less than the model it replaces. All the models get alloys and air-con and you have choices to add latest gadgetry including automatic parking, automatic cruise control, road sign recognition and lane departure warning.