Technology is playing a greater role in helping drivers and now Ford Co-Pilot360 helps it enhance both your experience and safety. Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go quite literally keeps watch on the vehicle in front to automatically adapt your speed. It even automatically stops and restarts your engine when traffic stops and then clears. Speed signs are recognised and cruise control speed adjusted while steering is assisted through Lane Centring technology to keep your vehicle in the centre of its lane.
Finding – and getting into – a parking space is many drivers’ worst nightmare. But Active Park Assist 2 on cars with an automatic transmission makes it a dream! You choose the side of the road to park either parallel to or perpendicular with traffic and the electronics will steer your car while governing speed, gear selection and braking. This is parking made effortless - as simple as holding down a button while your car guides itself!
Bright lights can dazzle but the Adaptive Lighting with Ford Dynamic LED headlights and daytime running lights helps minimise problems. Different road and driving conditions prompt automatically adjusting precise and intensely bright light patterns. As well as detecting curves in the road and illuminating them, the glare-free high beam adjusts itself to avoid dazzling other drivers.
Your Focus can be programmed to suit your own driving style. Its selectable drive modes include ‘Normal’, ‘Eco’ and ‘Sport’ so you can determine throttle, steering, and gear-change responses to suit your style.
There’s no more pulling on a handbrake lever in your Focus – simply pressing a button on the console applies the parking brake, freeing up cabin space and even helping reduce brake maintenance costs.
Information from the instruments is there at a glance thanks to the Heads-up display. You can program what appears on the colour screen in your field of vision, avoiding the need for downward glances at the fascia.
Traffic signs can be in many places - at the side of the road and above it, sometimes permanent, sometimes not. But with Traffic Sign Recognition you will always be aware, with speed limits and other essential information displayed in the instrument cluster.
Connectivity is the way of the world and the All-New Focus provides the vital link through its FordPass Connect modem. With 4G LTE WiFi for up to 10 devices, it also offers real-time traffic updates through the in-car satnav. It can even place an eCall to the emergency services complete with vehicle location details.
Pair FordPass Connect with your smartphone through the FordPass app and it becomes even more powerful, giving access to innovative features. Your phone could locate your vehicle and even remotely operate its locking system and also monitor fuel level, mileage and tyre pressure, as well as receiving vehicle health alerts. If your car has automatic transmission, it can be started remotely on cold days so it’s de-iced, demisted and ready to go. Hot stuff! Want to remember how to get somewhere? You can sit at home with your phone and directly program a destination into your satnav.
It’s like enjoying your own, personal live concert of your favourite music when your All-New Focus is equipped with B&O PLAY. The 675-watt audio system brings a rich, powerful sound thanks to its 10-speakers, woofer and subwoofer. B&O’s acoustic specialists have tuned it specifically for All-New Focus so you can experience your favourite music in a concert hall atmosphere.
An optional full-length panoramic glass roof in place the steel roof panel lets maximum natural light into the car. There’s a peel-back sunshade to offer protection while the powered front section tilts or slides for improved ventilation.
There’s nothing worse than struggling to open the boot with your arms full and nothing simpler than waving your foot under the rear bumper of the Focus Wagon to see the tailgate rise all on its own when you have the KeyFree key fob with you. You can do the same to close it, too.
Smartphones have got ever bigger but there’s none that won’t fit into the media bin in front of the gear lever in the All-New Focus. It’s also equipped with wireless charging, ensuring compatible devices are always ready for use – just one example of how storage and practicality have been maximised in this all-new Ford.
Advanced SYNC 3 is faster to use, and easier, too, thanks to enhanced voice commands and greater functionality. Larger buttons give easier access while the colour Touchscreen works through pinch-and-swipe gestures like those on smartphones and tablets. AppLink, Apple’s CarPlay, and Android Auto allow the touchscreen to mirror your smartphone, too.
For the first time in a Ford, All-New Focus has an advanced eight-speed automatic transmission, a smooth operator that works through a rotary dial rather than a conventional lever – and it automatically selects Park when the ignition is switched off. Improved acceleration with silky-smooth gear changes brings a better driving experience and performance.
Big power is a feature of the new and improved 1.0 and 1.5 litre Ford EcoBoost petrol engines. Cylinder deactivation boosts economy still further by closing down a cylinder if there’s little demand for torque, such as when driving at cruising speeds, but it’s always ready to deliver full power again on demand.
New 1.5 and 2.0 litre Ford EcoBlue diesel engines run more quietly and offer improved fuel consumption thanks to their increased efficiency, performance and refinement.
The clever Pre-Collision Assist on All-New Focus warns when vehicles and pedestrians are in the road ahead, or when they could cross the vehicle’s path. Failure to respond automatically applies the brakes, reducing accident severity or avoiding collisions at speeds of up to 50 mph.
Using in-built RADAR, the Active Braking system scans the road ahead to detect a possible collision before alerting you. Failure to react from the driver primes the brakes before helping the car slow down. At less than 50km/h (30 mph) Active City Stop can also cut in.
All-new Focus is ahead of the game in the space race; tall front or rear passengers gain extra knee and leg room while an adjustable load floor and a hands-free tailgate (Estate only) make loading your car easier.
Open any of the four doors on All-New Focus and a barrier springs into place to shield paintwork on your car or vehicles next to it – perfect for all those tight parking spaces that leave cars vulnerable to damage.
All-new Focus offers more than just an enjoyable driving experience. With its roomier, lighter, and airier interior there’s more space than ever, giving it a sophisticated ambience.
Estate versions of All-New Focus allow the creation of a hidden boot compartment of differing sizes thanks to its three position boot floor. Fold the rear seats and it’s possible to create a completely flat load floor.
With fold-flat rear seats that split 60/40 in whatever body style you choose, All-New Focus will give you all the space you need and it even has a ski-hatch for longer items.