The all-new 2015 Ford Focus will come with a revitalised new engine and advanced technology for its modified oval-shaped small car.
The oval-shaped brand will be available in three variants only namely Trend, Sport, and Titanium. That means when the new Focus small car range arrives at dealerships in coming October, the cheapest Ambiente model will not be available.
The new Focus range comes loaded with the latest engine technology along with lavish equipment, and obviously, it comes at a higher price tag too.
It gets graceful and modernised interiors. The basic model Trend will be available around $23,400 (On-road costs will be charged extra), which means the entry-level price for the Focus range will go up by around $3000.
The higher price is justified as the small oval-shaped car is loaded with plentiful equipment that includes My-Key safety technology, cameras for effortless reversing, and Ford’s SYNC-2 infotainment system across the range.
Focus gets a fresh new look with a new bonnet, tweaks to the tailgate, and Ford’s new bigger grille at the front. For providing better control over the vehicle, modifications have been made to its steering and suspension.
With a cleaner central dashboard and a new steering wheel, the interior have come alive with a fresh elegant look. Numerous functions that were handled by buttons earlier are now effortlessly managed by the SYNC-2.
As per the released news, Ford will offer a more fuel efficient and powerful 1.5-litre Eco-Boost Turbo petrol engine, and will abandon the 1.6-litre, 2.0-litre petrol as well as the 2.0-litre diesel engines.
Substituting the earlier model’s dual-clutch auto, the engine will now be available with a 6-speed manual as well as 6-speed automatic. The top Titanium variant gets automatic as standard.
The standard equipment in the Trend includes navigation (in addition to the earlier mentioned My-Key and SYNC-2), fog lamps, rear-parking sensors, 16-inch alloy wheels, and a 6-speaker stereo.
Coming to the Sport variant, it gets keyless entry and ignition, sports tuned suspension, dual-zone climate control, a sport body kit, a 9-speaker stereo with digital radio, and 17-inch alloys.
The top Titanium variant gets the leather-trimmed sports seats, independent emergency braking, self-parking, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, and 18-inch alloys.
The Trend and Titanium variants will be available in a 4-door sedan priced same as their respective 5-door counterparts; however, the Sport variant will only be available as a hatch.
Graeme Whickman, the president of Ford Australia is convinced that the all-new Focus range will surely attract the buyers regardless of its higher entry-level price because of the newest technology and advanced features.
Whickman added, “Ford’s award-winning Eco-Boost engines are known globally for rendering fuel efficiency that customers want and that too without compromising on the performance of the vehicle”.
Ford has really powered the strong Eco-Boost technology with a smart and graceful look along with an improved list of standard features like satellite navigation, rear-view camera, and voice-activated SYNC-2 connectivity with an eight-inch high-resolution colour screen. These added features combined with the newest technology will most likely make the all-new 2015 Focus more desirable and sought-after.
2015 Ford Focus Specifications
- Engine: 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder Turbo Petrol
- Transmission: 6-speed manual or automatic, FWD
- Power: 132kW at 6000rpm
- Torque: 240Nm at 1600-5000rpm
- 5.8 litres/100 kilometres (Manual)
- 6.2 litres/100 kilometres (Trend & Sport – automatic)
- 6.4 litres/100 kilometres (Titanium)
2015 Ford Focus – Anticipated Prices (On-road costs will be extra)
- Trend (Manual) – $23,400
- Trend (Automatic) – $24,400
- Sport (Manual) – $26,500
- Sport (Automatic) – $27,500
- Titanium (Automatic) – $32,700