Ford revised the 130-hp Zetec for 2003. Sedans are the most popular of the Focus models. Archived from on 8 August 2007. Introduction of the in celebration of Ford's 100th anniversary. The project manager for the Ford Focus at Dunton was. Though the Focus received the Automotive Loyalty Award for highest percentage of repeat buyers, four years running, from 2000 through 2003 — the Focus did experience numerous early in the car's life. Making the Focus even more satisfying to drive is Ford's excellent control of noise, vibration and harshness in this engine.
It comes in a wide variety of body styles to meet many different needs and lifestyles. However, in , offered this until 2009, in 1. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. The trunk release, on the left end of the dash, is triangular as well, shaped to fit into the intersection of the arcs outlining the instrument panel. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. Ford Focus North America second generation For the North American market, development followed a separate path.
The new 2015 model year update Focus range will be offered with Ford's multi award-winning EcoBoost technology, with a 1. A green starts the engine. Ford of North America began marketing the Focus in September 1999 for the 2000 model year, with some changes from the European version. Maximum towing capacity 1,000 Lbs. It comes with a choice of a more sophisticated five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic.
That is to say it's as dependable as sunrise, but not as exciting. On the exterior, the front chin, rocker panels, bodyside moldings and lower rear fascia were black, while exterior colors were Infra-Red, Egg Yolk Yellow and Malibu Blue. The Focus is smooth and stable at high speeds with responsive steering and excellent brakes. The engine was sourced from the Ford of Mexico Chihuahua plant. Clearcoat paint is standard across the board. Ignition type spark Aluminum cylinder head S Fuel economy city 25 mpg of valves 16 Torque 135 lbs. Where many competitors in the compact class, or small family car European class, used the less expensive non-independent twist beam suspension, Control Blade offered enhanced performance, i.
Despite its radical styling the hatchback version in particular , and some controversial safety recalls in North America, the car has been a runaway success across the globe, even in the United States, where Ford has traditionally failed to successfully sell its European models. These additions, coupled with an increased 10. Ford says it has been working hard to improve the quality of the Focus. Archived from on January 21, 2010. A new throttle body offers improved part-throttle response for improved drivability around town.
Archived from on February 12, 2009. Though informally considered as the second generation, it was never officially referred to as such by Ford since its platform was the same as the first generation. A five-door station wagon was also made available at launch. The car had success in the 2013 , and won its class in the. The Focus, unlike the Escort, was never offered in a dedicated body style; however, a commercial Focus based on the 3-door hatch is available in Europe - most commonly in Ireland.
All models are fun to drive. Certain elements of the design had been seen even earlier in prototypes used by Ford to demonstrate forthcoming safety features, such as the eye-level rear lighting clusters. If it senses you're in trouble it reduces power and selectively applies to brakes to individual wheels to keep the vehicle on course. High series models feature a silver instrument cluster. A 2015 model for the Ford Focus has been exhibited on the Ford website. The dash is a collection of arcs, a theme that reinforces the exterior design. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter.
Became de-facto basic trim level in Mk2 1. Also in 2006 Ford introduced the Street Appearance Package priced at 1295 with two unique front and rear fascia choices. High-series models get new body-color decklid trim for 2003. Ford says it tested both fabrics extensively for color and wear durability, simulating 10 years and 100,000 miles of use and exposure to the sun. The high roofline provides lots of head room and makes entry and exit easier.
Styling revisions included a new front bumper facia, a revised instrument panel, new tail lamps and a new rear bumper fascia on sedan models, a new harder steel alloy used for the hood, an 11% thicker plastic bumper fascia, a storage drawer for six compact discs located by the driver's left knee, optional overhead console with sunglasses holder and space for a garage door opener, molded-in beverage holders in the front door pockets, 15-inch 380 mm steel wheels and all-season tires, instead of 14-inch 360 mm on entry trim level models, now designated S , and new brake linings with total brake swept area increased by 17 percent. The Focus is designed from the inside out for maximum interior space within the confines of a compact body. The long rear lateral arm controls toe, a pair of shorter front lateral arms, vertically above each other, control the camber, and the Control Blade reacts to brake and traction loads. Following the 1998 introduction of Control Blade suspension and popularization by the Focus, other manufacturers e. With its asymmetrical design, the interior looks both informal and rich at the same time. Some road noise does filter up through the cargo area.
The styling had been overseen by and executed by and Australian designer, John Doughty, concluding in January 1996 upon program approval. Interior features included leather seats, steering wheel, shift knob, and boot as well as emergency-brake handle and boot. Alloy rims and good tires. Upgrades included: High-flow aluminium ; ; Dual stage intake manifold; Stainless steel exhaust system and exhaust manifold by Cosworth; Sports ; Larger brake discs 300 mm front, 280 mm rear ; 6-speed manual M6 gearbox; Revised power steering 'falling-flow' pump and close ratio steering rack. Archived from on 17 October 2007.