Worlds best seller debuts at Geneva Motor Show
The fantastic new Ford Focus will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and this new model delivers a sleek emotional new design with a bold new face and a gorgeous new cockpit like interior. The new Focus will go on sale from the second half of 2014 and also marks the European debut of SYNC 2, Ford’s advanced in-car connectivity system, as well as the new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol and TDCi diesel engines.
It looks like we should be excited about the new Ford Focus, Stephen Odell, president of Ford of Europe, Middle East and Africa said “we weren’t satisfied with being No. 1; we wanted to blow people away with a stunning new version of the Focus. The new Focus marries modern design, advanced technology and leading fuel efficiency with the fun-to-drive DNA for which Focus is rightly acclaimed.”
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 trapezoid grille to deliver a strong, proud look. It will be available in additional new exterior colours; Deep Impact Blue and Glace Blue. The slimmer more chiselled front headlamps and more rectangular, 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.
When redesigning the interior of the new Focus, Ford listened to consumer feedback and responded with a more intuitive layout, complemented by a steering wheel and central stack with fewer controls and switches. The new black satin trim and chrome detailing contribute to a cleaner, more modern look, and more logical and intuitive functions. The new centre storage console offers more space as well as a new sliding, integrated armrest. The new adjustable console accommodates a variety of bottles and cups with the capacity to simultaneously hold a 1-litre water bottle and a 0.4-litre cup. New Focus customers also will enjoy a quieter ride, achieved by thicker carpets, thicker side window glass, and improved engine bay insulation. Ford day they have responded to a clear customer desire for more simplicity inside the car, creating a clearer visual connection between the key components reducing the number of buttons in the cabin.
The new Focus will be the first vehicle in Europe to offer SYNC 2. Ford’s advanced in-car connectivity system features a high-resolution, 8-inch colour touch screen and advanced voice control for easier access to audio, navigation, climate control and compatible mobile phones.
Due to the growing demand for the Ford Focus it will now be built in eight plants on four continents. Factories in Germany, U.S., Russia, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan and Argentina have a combined capacity to produce more than 1.5 million Focus vehicles annually at a rate of more than two vehicles per minute. Amazingly in Europe, Ford builds a new Focus every 90 seconds.