The Focus range has now been given a little update, with the addition of 4 new EcoBoost PowerShift Auto models. The EcoBoost motor and dual clutch transmission will be available in Ambiente and Trend specification for the Focus hatch and sedan.
Exceptional performance and efficiency with Auto Start/Stop, Active Grille Shutter, Smart Regenerative Charging makes for outstanding value in new entry-level Focus 1.0 EcoBoost Ambiente PowerShift Auto. This bring the model line-up to 14, including the 2 ST models at the top of the range.
The addition of the new 6-speeds dual clutch auto promises better fuel economy, with smoother power delivery in an easy-to-use application. The 1.0 EcoBoost pushes out 92kW and 170Nm. Matched to the PowerShift automatic transmission it is credited with a combined cycle fuel consumption of 5.5 l/100 km and a CO2 emissions rating of 125 g/km.
As we know, Ford’s 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine won the International Engine of the Year title for an unprecedented 3 consecutive years, from 2012 to 2014, and won the sub-1-litre category for the past 4 years.
As with all Focus modela, the new ones are extremely well equipped. Standard features on the Ambiente ‘entry-level’ model include remote central locking, front electric windows and mirrors, dual front and side airbags, electric power-assisted steering, a trip computer with EcoMode and temperature gauge, as well as manual air-conditioning.
On the multimedia front, the Focus boasts an audio system with six speakers, a 4.2″ screen, Ford SYNC® with Bluetooth and Voice Control, as well as two USB ports, an auxiliary input and dual 12-volt power sockets.
The safety features comprise of disk brakes all-round, along with ABS, EBD, EBA, ESP, Traction Control and Hill Launch Assist. Ford’s latest second-generation MyKey system is also fitted as standard for programming selected driving and in-car entertainment features.
In Trend specification, the Focus 1.0 EcoBoost gains 16″ dual-spoke alloy wheels, front fog lamps, cruise control with speed limiter, electric windows all-round, curtain airbags and power-operated child-proof rear door locks.
The Focus is also available with the impressive 1.5 EcoBoost engine that produces 132kW and 240Nm. All 1.5 models are supplied in Trend specification, and can be purchased with either a six-speed manual transmission or the conventional six-speed automatic gearbox with SelectShift manual control.
The optional Driver Assistance Packadds Ford’s latest advanced driver assistance features. These include Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keeping Aid, Active Park Assist (with perpendicular and parallel parking), Pull-Out Assist, Active City Stop, rear-view camera, plus front and rear parking sensors.
Model range and Pricing (Including VAT and Emissions Tax):
1.0 EcoBoostAmbiente Manual R228 900
1.0 EcoBoostAmbientePowerShift Automatic R241 900
1.0 EcoBoost Trend Manual R250 900
1.0 EcoBoost Trend PowerShift Automatic R262 900
1.5 EcoBoost Trend Manual R281 900
1.5 EcoBoost Trend Automatic R299 900
1.0 EcoBoostAmbiente Manual R233 900
1.0 EcoBoostAmbientePowerShift Automatic R246 900
1.0 EcoBoost Trend Manual R255 900
1.0 EcoBoost Trend PowerShift Automatic R267 900
1.5 EcoBoost Trend Manual R287 900
1.5 EcoBoost Trend Automatic R304 900
ST Five-door hatch
2.0 EcoBoost ST1 Manual R403 900
2.0 EcoBoost ST3 Manual R443 900
As part of Ford Protect, all models are sold with a four-year/120 000km comprehensive warranty, four-year/80 000km service plan, three-year/unlimited km roadside assistance and five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty.
“The Focus is a stand-out model for Ford as it showcases our unsurpassed design, technology, safety and performance, all matched to outstanding value for money in the extremely competitive C-segment,” says Tracey Delate, General Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company Sub-Saharan Africa Region.