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This is the updated Ford Focus. It has been updated from A to Z. What exactly is new, we explain in this post. Delivery of the new Focus will start in the first quarter of 2022.

New front for Focus

Among other things, the front of the renewed Ford Focus stands out. The blue Ford oval has moved from the hood edge to a central position in the hefty upper grille. The design agreements with the redesigned Ford Fiesta are bigger than ever.

Connected and Titanium versions have a wide upper grille with high-gloss chrome surround, complemented by powerful horizontal bars and ascending air intakes from the lower grille. In addition, the upper grille on the Titanium has a hot stamped chrome finish for the bars.

LED headlights

Ford installs slimmer LED headlights with integrated fog lights. For the Titanium and higher versions, Ford uses a dark headlamp housing. The LED taillights of these versions also have a new design with a dark center section and a striking light pattern.

Focus ST-Line

The Focus ST-Line features a trapezoidal upper grille with a high-gloss black honeycomb finish, wider side air intakes and a deeper lower grille. The ST-Line also features side skirts, a rear diffuser and a discreet rear spoiler.

Ford Focus Active

The adventurous Active has an upper grille that is wider and also has vertical slats. A deeper lower grille and larger side vents complement the increased ride height and black bodyguards.

Vignale Pack

In addition to the X package, the Vignale package is now available for more models, providing the Titanium, ST-Line and Active with ultimate luxury. In addition to richer equipment and improved interior finishes, the Vignale also offers a satin finish for the upper grille and side vents, rather than body color finishes. Exclusive light-alloy wheels complete the equipment. In total, the new Focus is available with five new alloy wheel designs.

Mild-hybrid petrol engine

The new 1.0-litre EcoBoost Hybrid 48-volt mild hybrid three-cylinder – available with 92 kW (125 hp) and 114 kW (155 hp) – is available with a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch Powershift automatic transmission. Ford also offers a conventional 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine with 73 kW (100 hp) and 92 kW (125 hp) in combination with a six-speed manual transmission.

BISG

The mild hybrid powertrain does not have a regular alternator, but a Belt-driven Integrated Starter/Generator (BISG). In this way, braking energy, which is normally lost, is converted into electricity and stored in a special lithium-ion battery. The BISG also serves as an engine and supports the combustion engine when starting off.

Also a diesel

In the Netherlands, Ford supplies a 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel engine with an output of 88 kW (120 hp) for road enthusiasts, available with an automatic or six-speed manual transmission. There is also a 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine with 110 kW (150 hp) with automatic transmission.

Riding modes

The new Ford Focus has several driving modes as standard: Normal, Sport and Eco. Each mode adjusts throttle response, power steering level and automatic transmission character to suit the desired driving scenario. Active models also have an additional Slippery mode for extra security on slippery surfaces and a Trail mode that aids driving on soft surfaces.

Yes, also as a Ford Focus ST!

The Focus ST features a 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine producing 206 kW (280 hp) and 420 Nm of torque, thanks in part to a twin-scroll turbocharger with anti-lag technology. Ford offers a standard six-speed manual transmission, which, in conjunction with the optional X package, features rev-matching technology for smoother downshifts.

Differential lock for Focus ST
An electronically controlled differential lock improves cornering and grip when accelerating. Optionally, Ford provides Continuously Controlled Damping. This system monitors steering and braking input, damping and body movements 500 times per second and adjusts the damping accordingly for optimum driving comfort and perfect cornering control. ST models with the optional X package also feature Dynamic Matrix LED headlights, 19-inch alloy wheels and an additional Track mode. Track mode optimizes EPAS feedback, providing a sharper throttle response and more leeway for the ESC system.

New Performance seats
Inside, the Focus ST features all-new Performance seats, developed in-house by Ford Performance. The seats have fourteen-way power seat adjustments, including four-way lumbar support. Seat heating at the front is standard.

Interior renewed Ford Focus

And while we’re in the interior of the Focus. One of the novelties is the installation of the new SYNC 4 infotainment system, which uses a machine-learning algorithm that learns from the driver’s behaviour. Based on that, the system makes even more accurate suggestions over time and provides increasingly accurate search results.

Voice control

Advanced speech recognition allows occupants to use natural commands in 15 European languages, combining onboard data with internet data. This is made possible by the built-in FordPass Connect modem. The system responds quickly and accurately to voice commands, such as entertainment, phone calls and text messages, climate control and weather information.

Connected navigation

Connected navigation provides real-time and predictive traffic information via TomTom, with Garmin providing in-vehicle and cloud routes to calculate the most efficient routes. Live weather information keeps the driver informed about the weather conditions on the route and warns if necessary if they could affect the ride4. 3D maps of major cities and parking information help the driver navigate unfamiliar locations.

13.2-inch central touchscreen

Control of the SYNC 4 system is via a new 13.2-inch central touchscreen with intuitive interface. The driver is never more than one or two touches away from a particular app, information or function. The new touchscreen also includes the control of, for example, the heating and ventilation, things that were previously operated with physical buttons. The result is a bright and tidy center console.

Ford Power-Up software updates

The system also enables wireless Ford Power-Up software updates. This allows the Focus to be improved remotely over time. The system can install much of the new software in the background or at pre-scheduled times, with most updates requiring little to no action from customers.

FordPass App

The FordPass app allows access to various connected services via a smartphone. In this way, the customer is connected to his car at any place with an internet signal. Features such as Vehicle Status – for remotely checking fuel level, oil quality and more – and Remote Start and the Ford SecuriAlert system provide added peace of mind. All attempts to enter the car – even with the key – are registered and the driver receives a push message on his smartphone.

Driver assistance systems

The range of driver assistance systems has been further expanded. Blind Sport Assist complements the Blind Sport Information System. It monitors the blind spot for vehicles approaching from behind and can reverse if necessary to warn the driver and avoid a potential collision. The system scans adjacent lanes up to 28 meters behind the car twenty times per second and operates at speeds of 65 to 200 km/h.

Blind Sport Information System with Trailer Coverage

Also new for the Focus is the Blind Sport Information System with Trailer Coverage. The driver enters the dimensions of the trailer via the SYNC 4 touchscreen. The system then adjusts its operation accordingly and also warns of vehicles in the blind spot of the trailer.

Intersection Assist

The new Intersection Assist uses the front camera and radar to check the road ahead for possible collisions with oncoming vehicles in parallel lanes. At speeds of up to 30 km/h, the system can self-brake to avoid or mitigate accidents. The system works when turning at intersections or small roundabouts, even without road markings and in the dark (provided the headlamps are on).

Local Hazard Information

Local Hazard Information informs the driver of a dangerous situation on the road, even if that situation is not yet visible due to a bend or other vehicles. Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Speed ​​Sign Recognition and Lane Centering1 make driving in traffic jams easier.

Pre-Collision Assist with Active Braking

Pre-Collision Assist with Active Braking helps to avoid or mitigate collisions with vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. Active Park Assist takes over gear changes, acceleration and braking for fully automatic parking at the touch of a button.

Ford Focus Wagon

Ford supplies the renewed Focus as a five-door hatchback or as a station wagon, which is then called the Ford Focus Wagon. Based on customer feedback, a number of innovative features have been added to the luggage compartment of the new Focus Wagon.

luggage compartment mat

The luggage compartment now features a high-quality mat, made from the upholstery previously only found on the floor mats in the interior of the Vignale trim. The new boot mat has short fibers that make it easy to clean. An additional cargo net on the side is ideal for storing small items that would otherwise be loose in the cargo area. Two LED lamps provide better illumination of the luggage compartment in the dark.

Adjustable loading floor

The adjustable loading floor now has a central pivot point, which means that it can be folded up at an angle of ninety degrees as a central partition. For example, the luggage compartment is divided into two separate parts, so that things are better kept in place.

‘Wet zone’

The luggage compartment now also has a ‘wet zone’ with a specially coated surface, in the space under the load floor. This space is suitable for transporting wet clothes or umbrellas, for example. The water-resistant liner of this space is removable for easier drying or cleaning. With the luggage compartment floor folded down, this ‘wet zone’ is separated from the rest of the luggage compartment, and the vertical partition divides the luggage compartment into a dry and wet part.

“I didn’t know that at all?”

The luggage compartment of the Focus Wagon also features an instruction label. The various functions are explained on the basis of simple illustrations. In fact, a Ford survey found that 98 percent of current Ford Focus owners were unaware of all its features. For example, the operation of the cover and the adjustable loading floor, the unlocking of the rear seat and the partition system for the loading floor. The label makes the various functions clear in a simple and clear way, so that the user does not have to search extensively in the owner’s manual of the car.

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