Facelifted Focus offers styling tweaks and frugal new 1.5 litre engines
Ford has announced pricing and new engine options for its facelifted Focus, which will be available from UK dealerships from November.
The six-series line-up will start at £13,995 for the Studio model, with the range topping Titanium X priced at £21,795.
Ford says the entry level car is the same as the current model, with the most expensive cars in the range now £100 cheaper than they previously were.
Prices for the other models in the five-car range are Zetec (£18,295), Zetec S (£20,045) and Titanium (£19,795).
Zetec is likely to remain the most popular choice among buyers.
Significant changes for the car
Ford says the “mid-cycle upgrade” brings significant changes for the car, with new styling for the bonnet, tailgate and wings. Bumpers have been upgraded front and rear, and there is an entirely new interior.
The mid-cycle upgrade also sees Ford’s new 1.5 litre diesel and petrol engines making their debut.
Providing a new option alongside the choice of engines available from the launch of this version of the Focus, both the diesel and petrol units offer greater fuel economy and lower emissions.
Better fuel economy and lower emissions
The 120PS 1.5-litre diesel engine will offer a 10 per cent fuel economy improvement with CO2 emissions reduced from 109g/km to 98g/km, placing it below the level at which you need to pay road tax. The diesel range starts at £17,995.
The new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine delivers 182PS and 270Nm torque - the same as the outgoing 1.6-litre unit yet with fuel economy improved by seven per cent and CO2 emissions reduced to 127g/km CO2.
Both engines are compliant with more stringent Euro 6 emissions regulations.
Another new feature making its debut on the new Focus is Perpendicular Parking, an additional hands-free parking technology to help drivers reverse into spaces alongside other vehicles.
Ford’s biggest selling car globally, the Focus lies in second place to its smaller sibling the Fiesta for UK sales. The UK’s taste for smaller and more economical cars means that is unlikely to change.