Fordrenew the Focus with a more attractive design, high performance and cutting edge technology. Aesthetically, the first thing that stands out is the hood redesign, which brings a greater visual presence across the range, and the Ford “blue oval” emblem relocated from the edge of the bonnet to the center of the grille. Now the LED headlights are standard in all variants of the new Focus, and include the functionality of the integrated fog lights, which allows a cleaner and more elegant design of the lower part of the dashboard, as well as offering a distinctive light signature. The five-door and wagon models incorporate a taillight darkened for a premium look, while the high-series LED taillights feature a new internal design with a darker center section and a striking new loop-shaped light pattern.
Each version has a different personality. The series Connected and Titanium of the new Focus have a wide upper grille with a shiny chrome frame, which is distinguished by its strong horizontal bars and is combined with the side vents that flow from the lower grille. Additionally, the Titanium series features a hot chrome finish on the upper grille bars.
The sports variante ST-Line, inspired by Ford Performance, features a trapezoidal upper grille, supported by a gloss black honeycomb finish along with wider side vents and a deeper lower grille. ST-Line variants also feature side skirts, a rear diffuser and a discreet rear spoiler.
The adventurer Active variant is inspired by the features of SUV design for a more robust look. The wider top rack has more significant vertical slats, and the deeper bottom rack and taller side vents they complement the elevated height of the body and the black coating of the same.
Greater driving comfort
The main technical novelty in the Focus 2021 is the introduction of change seven-speed automatic Powershift in the motores EcoBoost Hybrid. In addition to a more comfortable ride, this technologycontributes greater efficiency, with a fuel consumption from 5.2 l / 100 km and CO2 emissions from 117 g / km1.
The Powershift transmission of double clutch it offers perfect acceleration and smooth, fast gear changes, with three downshifts for responsive overtaking. In sport driving mode, the automatic gearbox maintains the lower gears for a sportier response, and the transmission also offers manual gear selection, with sport shift paddles as standard on ST Line variants. The automatic Powershift transmission too favors fuel savings by keeping the hybrid engine at the optimum revs for efficiency, and by allowing the Auto Start-Stop wheel runs below 12 km / h.
Available with powers of 125 hp and 155 hp, the new Focus with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost Hybrid 48-volt mild hybrid engine is also available with a six-speed manual gearbox, with a WLTP fuel efficiency of 5.1 l / 100 km and CO2 emissions of 115 g / km. The hybrid engine replaces the standard alternator with a belt-driven integrated generator / starter (BISG), which allows energy normally lost during braking to be recovered and stored in a lithium-ion battery pack. The BISG is also capable of acting as a motor, providing torque assist to increase the total available to the engine for more responsive acceleration while running, or reduce the amount of work required by the engine to improve fuel efficiency.
The new Focus also offers the 1.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline Ford with powers of 100 CV y 125 CV and a six-speed manual gearbox, and from 5.1 l / 100 km of fuel efficiency and 116 g / km of CO2 WLTP.
The alternative diesel focuses on the engine EcoBlue de 1.5 liters available with powers of 95 CV y 120 CV, with a fuel efficiency of 4.0 l / 100 km and 106 g / km of CO2 WLTP. Both versions are offered with a six-speed manual transmission and feature an integrated intake manifold, low-inertia turbocharger and high-pressure fuel injection to reduce emissions and increase combustion efficiency. An eight-speed automatic transmission is also offered for the 120 hp variant.
The new Focus uses SYNC 4
The new Ford Focus benefits from the new communication and entertainment system SYNC 4, which uses a sophisticated machine learning algorithm to know the behavior of drivers and provide more accurate search results and suggestions over time.
SYNC 4 relies on a 13.2-inch central touch screen All-new, with an intuitive interface that allows drivers to always be one or two taps away from whatever application, information or control they need. The new touchscreen also incorporates controls for functions such as heating and ventilation that were previously activated by physical buttons, resulting in a cleaner and less cluttered center console. The system also offers wireless compatibility with Apple CarPlay y Android Auto, allowing seamless integration between smartphone and SYNC 4 functions.
Advanced speech recognition allows occupants to use natural speech in 15 languages Europeans, combining on-board data with FordPass Connect-enabled internet searches to get fast and accurate responses to commands for everything from entertainment, phone calls and text messages to HVAC and weather information .
The SYNC 4 system also allows wireless software updates Ford Power-Up that will improve the new Focus over time, and you can install much of the new software in the background or at pre-scheduled times, with many updates requiring little or no customer action. These updates can help improve the ownership experience and they can help reduce the need for repair trips, as well as improve features, quality, experiences, capacity, and comfort.
With the app FordPass6, a series of connected services can be accessed through a smartphone, which allows the customer to be connected to their car from anywhere with a data signal and use functions such as the Vehicle Status – to check fuel levels, the life of the vehicle. oil, etc. – and the Remote Start, The sistema SecuriAlert de Ford It can provide added peace of mind by using the vehicle’s sensors to monitor any attempts to enter the vehicle – even if a key is used – and send alerts to the user’s phone.
The new Focus vehicles with SYNC 4 benefit from free trial access to subscriptions Connected Navigation y Ford Secure, which allow functions such as live information on traffic, weather and parking, as well as Local Risk Information3, to improve the customer experience.
The connected navigation includes real-time and predictive traffic information provided by TomTom, with Garmin providing routes in the vehicle and in the cloud to suggest the most efficient routes. Real-time weather information keeps the driver informed of conditions along their route and at their destination, and can warn of severe weather events that may affect their journey, while three-dimensional maps of major cities and information Parking cards help you navigate unfamiliar environments.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.