Details of the new Ford Focus

“The Ford Focus is a key model for the Irish Market”, said Eddie Murphy, Chairman and Managing Director of Ford Ireland. “Its all round great driving ability has ensured its crown as Ireland’s favourite car since its first arrival in 1998 and I am sure that this new model with its up to the minute technology and highly efficient engines will again find favour with Ireland’s value-conscious motorists”.

“The Ford Focus is a key model for the Irish Market”, said Eddie Murphy, Chairman and Managing Director of Ford Ireland. “Its all round great driving ability has ensured its crown as Ireland’s favourite car since its first arrival in 1998 and I am sure that this new model with its up to the minute technology and highly efficient engines will again find favour with Ireland’s value-conscious motorists”.

The range of engines for new Focus is as follows: 1.6 TDCi 95PS and 115PS Band A diesel (with fuel efficient Auto-Start-Stop technology); 1.6 VCT 105PS and 125PS Band B petrol; and 2.0 TDCi 115PS 6-speed Powershift automatic Band B.

With the new Focus, Ford is introducing a range of new and really useful smart technologies, most of which are being made available for the first time to motorists who drive cars in this segment. These include: Active City Stop that will automatically bring the car to a halt in the event of a low-speed collision; Auto-Start-Stop which effectively turns off the car’s engine once the car has remained immobile and in neutral for a period of 0.5 seconds, thus saving fuel and reducing emissions; and Torque Vectoring Control which greatly improves cornering as the car reacts to the road 100 times per second resulting in more grip and ultra-precise handling.

Specification details for the range is as follows:

The entry-level Focus features: ESP with traction assist; Ford Intelligent Protection System; body colour bumpers, mirrors and spoiler (5 door); electric front windows; power door mirrors; remote central locking with flip key; stereo radio / CD with USB connectivity; and capless refuelling.

Focus Edge (in addition to Focus): air conditioning; trip computer with fuel computer and eco mode driver information system; radio steering wheel toggle controls; leather trim steering wheel; power heated door mirrors; body colour door handles; and comfort front seats.

Focus Zetec (in addition to Focus Edge); 16” 5x2 alloys; front fog lights; Quickclear Windscreen; sports tuned suspension; driver lumbar support; sports style front seats; premium centre console with arm rest and Z-design handbrake.

Focus Titanium (in addition to Focus Zetec): 16” 10x2 alloys; dual-zone electronic temperature control; automatic wipers; automatic lights; auto-dimming rear view mirror; hill start assist; and cruise control with automatic speed limiter.

Prices for the range will be as follows:

Focus:

1.6 VCT 105 PS petrol priced from €20,825 (Band B)

1.6 TDCi 95 PS priced from €21,725 (Band A)

Edge:

1.6 VCT 105 PS petrol priced from €22,075 (Band B)

1.6 TDCi 95 PS priced from €22,575 (Band A)

2.0 TDCi 115 PS automatic Powershift priced from €27,825 (Band B)

Zetec:

1.6 VCT 125 PS petrol priced from €23,725 (Band B)

1.6 TDCi 95 PS priced from €23,425 (Band A)

1.6 TDCi 115 PS priced from €24,275 (Band A)

2.0 TDCi 115 PS automatic Powershift priced from €28,675 (Band B)

Titanium:

1.6 VCT 125 PS petrol priced from €24,875 (Band B)

1.6 TDCi 95 PS priced from €24,575 (Band A)

1.6 TDCi 115 PS priced from €25,425 (Band A)

2.0 TDCi 115 PS automatic Powershift priced from €29,825 (Band B)

Prices quoted exclude delivery and related charges. For full listing of prices and options, check out www.ford.ie