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NEW FORD FOCUS IN NOW OF SALE

The latest version of the Ford Focus is now in Ford Dealerships across Ireland.

Priced from €20,295, the range is comprised of four series from the entry-level Focus, Focus Style, Zetec and top of the range Titanium. The range is available in a three-model line-up of sporty 5-door hatchback, sleek 4-door saloon and stylish 5-door estate.

"With its sleek new look, this new Focus is a real head-turner and as you would expect, it has the same fun driving appeal that we have come to associate with Focus," comments Ciaran McMahon, Chairman and Managing Director, Ford Ireland. "With sales in excess of 115,000 units since it arrived here in 1999, the Ford Focus has been Ireland’s favourite car 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 new Focus has a lower, wider stance, with a new bonnet, front fascia and grille. The bonnet is sculpted with a dynamic shape from the front pillar to the corners of the upper part of the inverted trapezoidal grille to deliver a strong, proud look.

Slimmer, chiselled front headlamps and elongated fog-lamps add to the bolder front end. Subtle chrome details add to the feeling of elegance while the rear of the car also is sleeker with a new fascia and tailgate arrangement, as well as thinner tail lamps.

Powertrains for new Focus will include Ford’s well-proven 1.6 litre (95PS and 115PS) and 2.0 litre diesels (150PS). Ford’s acclaimed 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol (100 & 125PS) – named International Engine of the Year for three years in a row – will also be available.

Specification details for the new Focus range is as follows:

The entry level Fous features: ESP with Hill-Launch Assist; MyKey Gen 2; body colour bumpers and spoiler (5 door); electric front windows; tyre pressure monitoring system; power door mirrors with indicators; remote power locking with flip key; anti-allergic interior; and capless refuelling.

Focus Style (in addition to Focus): air conditioning; Ford SYNC; CD player with USB connectivity; power heated door mirrors; body colour door handles; leather gear knob and 16” alloys.

Focus Zetec (in addition to Focus Style): front fog lights; quickclear windscreen; sports-tuned suspension; premium centre console with armrest; and sports-style front seats. Focus Titanium (in addition to Focus Zetec): 16” new Titanium alloys; keyless start; cruise control including speed limit function; dual-zone auto temperature control; power front and rear windows; global opening / closing; and front and rear LED reading lights.

When it was introduced in 1999, the original Ford Focus brought new levels of agility and driving pleasure to the C segment. Focus has also been a leader in terms of bringing technology to C segment drivers, the largest cohort of drivers on Ireland’s roads. Among the firsts for Focus were technologies like life-saving Electronic Stability Control (ESP), Active City Stop which prevents slow speed collisions; and Active Park Assist, the first real ‘handsfree’ parallel parking aid.

This latest version of Focus continues to blaze a trail with cutting edge technologies within the C segment. New Focus first model in the sector to offer the advanced ‘perpendicular parking’ park assist, a new hands-free parking technology that helps drivers reverse into spaces alongside other cars. The extra sensors associated with this system also enable Ford to offer technologies that help drivers as they manoeuvre out of parking spaces for the first time in Europe:

• Cross Traffic Alert warns drivers reversing out of a parking space of vehicles that may soon be crossing behind them. Operating with radar at a range of up to 40 metres (131 feet), the system will issue three distinct warning signals if it detects a vehicle approaching from either side
• Park-Out Assist helps drivers as they exit a parallel parking space. After the driver has chosen either the left or right hand side the system operates the steering while the driver operates the accelerator and brake

With enhanced handling and steering, the new Focus takes the model’s class-leading driving dynamics and acclaimed fun-to-drive DNA to a new level. Ford engineers have delivered a more solid, responsive and connected-to-the-road feel by increasing the structural stiffness at the front, revising the suspension geometry, increasing lateral stiffness of “steering-relevant” suspension bushes, and retuning the shock absorbers.

The Electric Power Assisted Steering has been retuned to make the driver feel even more connected to the road. Ford’s industry-first Enhanced Transitional Stability system monitors vehicle speed and the driver’s steering input to predict a loss of traction before it actually happens and triggers Electronic Stability Control sooner to enhance safety and help deliver smoother journeys.

The highly acclaimed driving experience is further refined with improvements to noise, vibration and harshness that help deliver best-in-class levels of interior quietness in Focus, and contribute to a more relaxing and stress-free environment.

Body / seriesEngine PS CO2 Priced from
4-door Focus 1.6 Ti-VCT 85PS 139 g/km €20695
4-door Focus 1.6 TDCi 95PS 109 g/km €22335
5-door Focus 1.6 Ti-VCT 85PS 136 g/km €20295
5-door Focus 1.6 TDCi 95PS 109 g/km €21935
4-door Focus Style 1.0 EcoBoost Turbo 100PS 109 g/km €22745
4-door Focus Style 1.6 TDCi 95PS 109 g/km €23595
4-door Focus Style 2.0 TDCi 150PS 115 g/km €27790
5-door Focus Style 1.0 EcoBoost Turbo 100PS 105 g/km €22345
5-door Focus Style 1.6 TDCi 95PS 109 g/km €23195
5-door Focus Style 2.0 TDCi 150PS 115 g/km €27390
Estate Focus Style 1.0 EcoBoost Turbo 100PS 109 g/km €23445
Estate Focus Style 1.6 TDCi 95PS 109 g/km €24295
Estate Focus Style 2.0 TDCi 150PS 115 g/km €28490
4-door Focus Zetec 1.0 EcoBoost Turbo 100PS109 g/km €23745
4-door Focus Zetec 1.6 TDCi 95PS 109 g/km €24595
4-door Focus Zetec 2.0 TDCi 150PS 115 g/km €28790
5-door Focus Zetec 1.0 EcoBoost Turbo 100PS 105 g/km €23345
5-door Focus Zetec 1.6 TDCi 95PS 109 g/km €24195
5-door Focus Zetec 2.0 TDCi 150PS 115 g/km €28390
5-door Focus Zetec S 2.0 TDCi 150PS 105 g/km €27070
4-door Focus Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost Turbo 125PS 110 g/km €25695
4-door Focus Titanium 1.6 TDCi 95PS 109 g/km €25595
4-door Focus Titanium 1.6 TDCi 115PS 109 g/km €26395
4-door Focus Titanium 2.0 TDCi 150PS 115 g/km €29790
5-door Focus Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost Turbo 125PS 110 g/km €25295
5-door Focus Titanium 1.6 TDCi 95PS 109 g/km €25195
5-door Focus Titanium 1.6 TDCi 115PS 109 g/km €25995
5-door Focus Titanium 2.0 TDCi 150PS 115 g/km €29390
Estate Focus Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost Turbo 125PS 110 g/km €26395
Estate Focus Titanium 1.6 TDCi 95PS 109 g/km €26295
Estate Focus Titanium 1.6 TDCi 115PS 109 g/km €27095
Estate Focus Titanium 2.0 TDCi 150PS 115 g/km €30490
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