Detailed changes have been made to make the Focus quieter, particularly the diesel models, and manual transmissions benefit from reduced friction by using a new low viscosity transmission oil which does not only contribute to a better fuel economy, but also helps to reduce the forces required for a gear change by up to 14 per cent. Detail touches include a new variety of attractive foil finishes, which highlight the central functional areas of the centre console and the instrument panel, chrome edges which have been applied to the power window and mirror switches, and new controls for the available dual electronic air-conditioning system. I am immensely proud of the team that has helped deliver what I believe is the best car we have ever made. The impression of spaciousness is enhanced with a rear door design featuring windows that stretch into the rear pillar for a more open sensation, and an available openable panoramic roof. Because the tyre and wheel don't drop as far, they don't strike the opposite side of the pothole as harshly. Another advantage of this set-up is that despite the reduced drag torque, the internal oil circuit of the system still has enough oil pressure to allow a completely smooth and immediate vehicle launch. The system also provides customers with voice control functionality for audio systems and climate control, as well as the possibility to connect a mobile telephone via Bluetooth ® technology to the audio system, resulting in a hands-free telephone kit with comprehensive voice control functionality.
Ford has been offering Focus Flexifuel models since 2001 in Sweden and they are today available in several other European markets. Excellent road feedback and precise steering control are enhanced by a high degree of torsional stiffness within the body structure, providing a fluid ride quality. Ford presented the European variant of the new Focus Wagon at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, only a few months after its worldwide debut at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The relationship between pedal travel and braking force is perfectly balanced, bringing a great feeling of confidence at all speeds. Also further enhanced, Ford's Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection technology can detect people in or near the road ahead, or who may cross the vehicle's path.
The entry-level Ambiente model is equipped with an array of standard features including a remote control central locking system, electric front window controls and electrically adjustable door mirrors. Front doors now flow fluidly behind the instrument panel for a visually spacious, upmarket, wrap-around effect. The occupant experience is enhanced with comfort and convenience features including FordPass Connect embedded modem for connectivity on the move and a new Wireless charging pad for compatible smartphone devices. It features a movable armrest with 80mm of travel, a four-litre capacity storage compartment, plus two open cup holders with rubber mat, a coin holder and a card holder. All Duratec petrol engines are equipped, as standard, with a five-speed manual transmission. Energetic and responsive A sophisticated all-new chassis complemented with advanced driving technologies delivers a class-leading, energetic, engaging and rewarding fun-to-drive experience for all-new Focus five-door and wagon customers, alongside greater refinement. It can even read text messages aloud.
Another thoughtful option is the availability of a 230 volt power socket for the premium centre console. The Trend can also be ordered with a Sport pack. This allows the driver to act quickly and prevent such situations in which the car may behave erratically, as a result of possible tyre damage. This completely new six-speed double-clutch transmission combines the efficiency and driving dynamics of a manual transmission with the ease of operation of a premium automatic transmission. Exceptional fuel mileage and very low maintenance costs. Ford Focus has always been acclaimed for its excellent on-road driving behaviour, and this core attribute remains for every new Focus model.
Highly recommended for small family or older adults! In early 2008 it will be the first Ford car to be available with a new six-speed double-clutch Ford PowerShift transmission especially developed to provide low fuel consumption and fully automatic comfort with no loss of driving dynamics. For the driver, the system uses a standard automatic gear lever in the centre console with the usual P, R, N and D settings available. A lightweight twist-beam rear suspension configuration is also offered; refined to deliver the distinctive character and driving dynamics customers expect from Focus. Depending on the market, the 1. For rear seat passengers, additional space is delivered by the longer wheelbase and flat floor. . The entertainment systems can be activated without starting the engine by pushing the button alone.
Particulate emissions are reduced using standard gas particulate filter technology. Additional interior design elements to reflect the attributes of Ghia and Titanium series include finishing touches to key areas. However, that doesn't mean the Ford Focus is a safety slouch. The Connectivity Module provides functions beyond music entertainment. The most outstanding difference from the previous generation was the increase of the chassis in length, wi. The 2008 model also saw the introduction of the Power Shift transmissio. The Focus front subframe provides a significant amount of stiffness at the attachment points which, together with wide support base and stiff Anti-Roll Bar attachments, results in maximum cornering efficiency and roll control for comfort and real handling confidence.
Emergency Hazard Warning Light Activation All new Focus models benefit from this system as standard. All versions of the efficient 1. Ford Focus Wagon Ford delivered the global public debut of the all-new Ford Focus, the most accomplished and technically-competent Focus ever. A new range of seat fabrics with contrasting stitching also has been designed, and for the first time, customers of Ghia and Titanium models except wagon and those equipped with a sunroof will get a high quality woven headliner. Since the original Focus was launched in 1998, around 5 million vehicles have been produced in Europe. This is particularly the case for the popular Focus diesel models, while manual transmissions benefit from reduced friction by using a new low viscosity transmission oil which does not only contribute to a better fuel economy, but also helps to reduce the forces required for a gear change by up to 14 per cent.
The pad automatically detects compatible devices to initiate charging. The clean flow of the profile view is further enhanced for the new wagon model which will be available with the option of a new, classically-styled roof rail system finished in brushed aluminium. The super-cheap feel of the previous Focus interior is a thing of the past. Optional new navigation systems for the new Focus ensure that the destination is reached easily and safely and by avoiding traffic hold-ups. Send Mike an Hide full review. The technology also helps reduce the impact of driving through potholes, by detecting the edge of a pothole and adjusting the damper so that the wheel doesn't fall as far into it. Comprehensive improvements were made to create an even more pleasant and user-friendly space for those who travel in a new Focus.
It provides class-leading low efforts at the wheel at low speed — ideal when parking — and still provides smooth and progressive feedback when cornering at speed. All new Focus models benefit from the addition of an emergency hazard warning light activation system as standard. One area where the 2009 Ford Focus makes a name for itself is in the ride and handling department. With this facility, conventional electrical appliances of up to a capacity of 150 Watts can be powered without the need for a specific inverter for each individual appliance. Ford anticipates a five-star safety rating for the all-new Focus, supported by a 40 per cent increase in front crash load capability from the all-new C2 platform. But some of the consumer complaints about exterior styling and a lack of performance registered at Ford, so for 2009 the Ford Focus receives a new look for the coupe, along with sporty engineering additions. To partner with this new transmission technology, a second version of the 2.