The new Ford Focus is one of the most anticipated cars of 2011, and is likely to become an instantaneous best seller.
The new Ford Focus is one of the most anticipated cars of 2011, and is likely to become an instantaneous best seller. However, the third generation of this small family favourite will have to be highly accomplished to overshadow the current version. Ford have set the bar extremely high, but can they now jump it?Based on the current Ford Focus, it is reasonable to assume the new generation will have exceptional handling, rock-solid reliability, family focused practicality, stylish good looks, and a reassuring collection of safety features. However, the new variant immediately stands out from its sibling thanks to numerous technical enhancements. These include active park assist technology to help with parallel parking. Sensors around the bodywork measure empty bays and, assuming the space is at least 1.2 times the vehicle's length, the Focus can automatically steer into the bay. The driver simply operates the throttle, brakes, and transmission. Clearly, this is a tremendous gadget for those who find parallel parking harder than splitting the atom. The new Ford Focus will also be available with an adjustable speed limiter. This allows the motorist to set a pre-defined limit, irrespective of the vehicle's current velocity, that it will not exceed. This is particularly useful for those keen to maintain a clean driving license. However, should the need arise, the limiter can be overridden by simply pressing hard on the accelerator peddle. Further technological marvels include the adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, blind spot indicator, driver alert warning, power child locks, and the economy gear- shift indicator. This new kid on the block even has a low speed collision mitigation system that can brake the vehicle to avoid an accident. Are you certain the new Focus is only a small family car? It sounds better equipped than a space shuttle.