All versions of the efficient 1. The biggest visual and performance difference comes in the form of handsome, 17-in. The relationship between pedal travel and braking force is perfectly balanced, bringing a great feeling of confidence at all speeds. In addition, under full acceleration, the engine calibration allows the maximum nominal torque to be briefly topped by a 20 Nm overboost just when the driver needs it most. With this facility, conventional electrical appliances of up to a capacity of 150 Watts can be powered without the need for a specific inverter for each individual appliance. The shifter is tall, which puts it within reach of your right hand, and it slips easily from gear to gear. The comprehensive list of standard equipment includes the new high series centre console with movable armrest, an air conditioning system with cooling function for the glove compartment, red ambient lighting as well as numerous other comfort features.
For the 2010 model year, both of these features become standard. Standard cylinder capacities range from 1. I was disappointed that my interest was thus thwarted and likely provoked the sale to another person. For additional safety feature information, visit the page. The Zetec, on the other hand, scores a pair of sideskirts, a set of 17-inch alloys, blacked-out headlamp housings, a body-coloured hatch spoiler and some chrome trim on the front bumper.
If the door is not opened and driver moves away from the vehicle, the car will secure itself. Not only does the Duratorq turbodiesel have more than enough grunt to get the Focus off the line smartly, but the twin-clutch gearbox is a very slick affair. Focus is engineered to flatter the novice driver and reward the expert with assured and predictable controllability, precise steering and confident, benchmark handling. Inside, a leather steering wheel, special sports seats trimmed in a bespoke fabric design and a Premium centre console complete the picture. The distinctive interior features Recaro seats with an optional Recaro rear bench, three additional gauges housed in a dedicated binnacle on the upper instrument panel for oil pressure, turbo boost and oil temperature and carbon-look panels on the centre stack, switch bezels and centre console. When the D drive setting is selected, the gear lever can also be moved to the right and into another adjacent position which enables the driver to select the gears manually.
The system has been calibrated to deliver a shifting strategy that excludes, as much as possible, so-called double-shifts — for example, reverse switching of gears 5-4-3 when high acceleration is required. The Zetec is also faster through a corner. There are other compelling messages too. Detailed changes have been made to make the Focus quieter, particularly the diesel models, and manual transmissions benefit from reduced friction by using a new low viscosity transmission oil which does not only contribute to a better fuel economy, but also helps to reduce the forces required for a gear change by up to 14 per cent. This allows the driver to act quickly and prevent such situations in which the car may behave erratically, as a result of possible tyre damage.
At least there's backup sensors, but they're sensitive at 0. When leaving the vehicle after use, the vehicle can be locked securely by pressing one of the sensors on the external door handles or the boot lid handle. The climate, audio and navigation systems can be controlled using the touch-screen and a repeater screen is included in the centre of the main instrument cluster. The Inside The Ford Focus received a new interior for the 2008 model year, and the design looks contemporary. Silver trim now adorns the radio and aircon controls, along with the gauge cluster.
There are many contributing factors that came together to achieve this result; the finely tuned combination of a rigid passenger cabin, efficient crush zones and the specific functions that give the Ford Intelligent Protection System its name, including no fewer than six airbags. For the driver, the system uses a standard automatic gear lever in the centre console with the usual P, R, N and D settings available. A new centre console has been designed for the high series models optional on Trend and part of the Sport pack with an emphasis on improved design and functionality. Storing stuff in the Focus is middling. The ride is generally comfortable, an upgrade from the previous model's stiff ride. We wish we could tell you it's coming back, but not so -- at least on the current, revised-for-2008 Focus platform. It does not require any complex sub-systems such as torque converters, planetary gear sets, multiple wet clutches and multiple bands — all of which significantly reduce gearbox efficiency due to increased inertia and drag torque effects.
Boasting six ratios, two clutches and the ability to swap gears in the blink of an eye, the Powershift transmission combines the mechanical efficiency of a manual with the user-friendliness of an automatic. Driving with the Ford PowerShift transmission is as simple and easy as a conventional automatic transmission. Standard cylinder capacities range from 1. What it all amounts to is a Focus with a sport package, which may not sound compelling, but somehow equals more than the sum of its parts. To improve the aerodynamics further, the outer areas of the lower grille were fitted with blanking plates on the inside surface.
The full kit includes a front bumper skirt, rear bumper skirt with diffuser three- and five-door , larger spoiler, side skirts, rectangular mesh upper and lower grilles, and an exhaust pipe finisher. Emergency Hazard Warning Light Activation All new Focus models benefit from this system as standard. Once switched on the hazard warning lights can be switched off automatically by the system, or at any time by pressing the hazard warning light switch. Outside, the headlight surrounds for the Titanium are finished in black. The difference is subtle from afar, but the Focus Zetec is the sportier-looking of the pair. Refreshed for 2009, the key differences between the current shape Focus and the model it replaced in April are minimal at first glance and largely confined to the front end. The stars on this site are being a little funky, but they get a five from me! An optional, premium quality feature available exclusively for the Titanium series is blue-tinted glass, which gives the interior a more vibrant feeling of light and space.