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Ford Focus Adds Interior Space, Style, and Tech

2018 Ford Focus Ford Focus is one of the popular models of the Detroit-based carmaker in the European marketsFord
Theresa Hayes | 11 April, 2018, 19:36

The wheelbase - that's the distance between front and rear axles - has also been increased, and there's a shorter overhang at the rear, along with a lower overall profile.

The Focus has always been the benchmark in its class for chassis control and the all-new model is expected to continue to legacy. The company has set itself what, on the face of it, is a hard challenge.

You can expect to hear a lot more about the Focus over the coming weeks. Ford has not announced which engines will be offered in North America.

"We don't spend that time and resources on things that might happen or might not happen", Fleet said. Thus, consumers will be offered as few as 26 design combinations instead of more than 300 that could be ordered previously, depending on the global market.

Company makes big product push in world's largest market.

ST-Line (from £21,570): Unique sporty body styling, including unique upper and lower grille, rear spoiler and polished twin tailpipes. Now, they're available on mass market models.

Ford also showed a revamped Escort model along with the Focus in China, betting that the sporty mid-sized vehicles will lure buyers away from Volkswagen AG's Passat and Toyota Motor Corp.'s Corolla. Popular compact auto has received a revised exterior and interior, luxury version of the Vignale and "walkable" is Active, as well as a new range of petrol and diesel engines.

2019 Ford Focus
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Ford has sold more than 16 million units of the Focus since its launch in 1998, almost seven million of which found homes in Europe.

Stop&Go, speed sign recognition and lane assistance technology will help on your morning commute.

It will even park itself using the second version of Active Park Assist and the Pre-Collision Assist can now detect cyclists, as opposed to just pedestrians.

The estate boot space has been created to comfortable fit a dog crate, so Fido should be happy about the new Focus.

The Focus becomes the first auto in its class to get evasive steering assist that'll save you from crashing into stopped or slower vehicles ahead, too. It also gets Ford's adaptive front lighting system with predictive curve light.

Top end versions of the new Focus will also be able to handle the daily grind without the driver needing to touch the brake or accelerator pedals. Meanwhile, the company is focused on tailoring vehicles to individual markets worldwide while cutting costs by reducing design options. The tech allows you to use the car's WiFi hotspot to connect up to 10 devices. China will not get the Focus wagon. Other tech upgrades include Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system, an available eight-inch touchscreen, wireless smartphone charging and remote vehicle management. On Tuesday, executives declined to say whether Ford is preparing for U.S. President Donald Trump moving forward with plans to impose a 25 percent tariff on cars imported from China. The choice of engine on offer includes the 1.0-litre EcoBoost with either 85bhp, 100bhp and 125bhp and a new 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine with either 150bhp or 182bhp.