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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Front and rear floor mats with red stitching, Electrically operated front and rear windows with one touch opening and closing, Electronic stability control, Sports tuned suspension, Bluetooth system, Selectable drive mode...

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MPG

Combined - 66 mpg EC Extra Urban - 64 mpg EC Urban - 46.

Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

The fourth generation Ford Focus puts its maker right back into contention in the family hatchback segment, with smarter looks, much improved interior quality and extra technology. There's also what Ford claims to be class-leading levels of safety. And greater efficiency beneath the bonnet from a completely rejuvenated range of engines, including the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol unit we look at here, which gains efficient cylinder deactivation technology. The best part though, is that this car still remains as rewarding to drive as it's always been. The Focus might have grown up but it certainly hasn't lost its spark.

Background

This fourth generation Focus is about the same size as before and though this lighter, stronger bodywork may not look too different, it clothes an all-new C2 platform that enables a longer wheelbase that for the first time allows this car to offer properly class-competitive rear seat room and luggage space. Much has changed beneath the bonnet too, with clever cylinder deactivation for petrol models like the 1.0 EcoBoost variants. Also new is the much higher quality cabin which features half the number of previous buttons. On top of all that, the brand claims class-leading camera-driven safety standards too. This car does, in short, promise the kind of significant step forward that'll be absolutely necessary if Ford is to retain its place amongst the sales leaders in this segment. Time to put this car to the test.

Driving Experience

This fourth generation Focus, like its predecessors, has a reputation as a family hatchback with the ability to entertain at the wheel - and if you enjoy your driving, that's something you'll appreciate pretty early on the first time you try one. Twenty years ago, the original version of this model achieved much the same thing by standardising advanced multi-link rear suspension across its model line-up. Today, you only get that on the most powerful 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol and 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel variants. If, on the other hand, you go for the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine we tried - as the majority of buyers will - then the damping's a little different. These volume models come with a much less sophisticated torsion beam arrangement, though Ford has embellished it with the clever 'force vectoring' rear axle springs that it first developed for its Fiesta ST hot hatch. As a result, the ride isn't overly firm, but body control through the bends is still exemplary, allowing you at the wheel to make the most of the stiff new C2 platform, the feelsome power steering and the torque vectoring control system that helps you get the power down through the bends. It all combines to create a car that really can still reward at the wheel, even in its most affordable forms: there's still nothing else in this segment that feels quite the same. Yet it still does the sensible stuff well too, being decently refined, with confident braking and a lovely tactile gearshift. Most tend to go for the 1.0-litre unit we tested, offered with either 85, 100 or 125PS and also available with the option of mHEV mild hybrid tech. All variants get a driving modes system which offers three settings - 'Eco', 'Normal' and 'Sport'. The quickest 125PS 1.0-litre powerplant can be ordered with the option of Ford's latest 8-speed auto gearbox, which adapts to your driving style.

Design and Build

Here's a car that's grown up - matured - in almost every way. You might, like us, wish that Ford had been a touch more adventurous about this fourth generation Focus model's design, but you can see at a glance that it better meets the key criteria for the kind of car a family hatchback should be. The wheels are further apart, the glass area's larger, the overhangs shorter, all of this part of the brand's current 'human-centric' design philosophy. To some extent, that works. Put this improved Focus next to its predecessor and it certainly looks a more expensive proposition. Up-front inside, the dashboard has been pulled forward and there's a slimmer, lower centre console, plus that new body shell has freed up more room for shoulders and knees. As a result, you no longer feel quite so hemmed-in at the wheel, but by the same token, there's also slightly less of the cockpit-style positioning that we rather liked before. You can't fault the cleaner, sharper ergonomics though, aided by a massive 50% reduction in button clutter, with as many functions as possible relocated to a prominent SYNC 3 infotainment screen that, in keeping with current automotive fashion, sprouts from the top of the dash. There's now proper rear seat space, thanks to that extended wheelbase. And a properly-sized boot, which can be up to 375-litres in size.

Market and Model

Prices start from around £21,000 for the cheapest 'Zetec'-spec 1.0-litre EcoBoost version. This powerplant comes in three forms, available with either 85, 100 or, as we tested, 125PS. The variants that most will actually want don't undercut their direct predecessors by all that much, selling in the usual £20,000 to £25,000 bracket. As before, there are two body styles, the usual five-door hatch or, for a model-for-model premium of £1,000, a more versatile estate option. An 8-speed automatic gearbox is an option on 125PS EcoBoost models - for an extra £1,350. Ford claims to have reduced the number of orderable Focus configurations by 92% this time round, but the vast model line-up still takes a bit of getting your head around. Basically, in the mainstream range, there's a budget-minded model line ('Zetec'), then three luxury-orientated variants ('Titanium', 'Titanium X' and top 'Vignale'), plus a couple of 'Sport' models ('ST-Line' and 'ST-Line X'). There's also an SUV-style 'Active' version with crossover styling cues and a raised ride height.

Cost of Ownership

It's obviously crucial for Ford to get its cost of ownership sums right, hence the changes made to the engineering of this fourth generation Focus that see improvements of up to 10% in fuel efficiency across the range. A key factor in achieving this has been the introduction of cylinder deactivation technology on the three cylinder petrol powerplants that the majority of buyers will probably choose. You might be familiar with this sort of thing from larger engines but if you're not, we'll tell you that at less than 50% throttle and between 1,500 and 4,500rpm, one cylinder is shut off, improving fuel consumption (so Ford says) by as much as 6%. In mHEV mild hybrid form, this unit gets a lower compression ratio and a larger turbo. And the mHEV version has been embellished by a beefed-up starter/generator driven by a belt at the front of the engine that stores the energy harvested when you brake or decelerate in a tiny 48-volt lithium-ion battery secreted at the back of the car. Let's get to the quoted readings for the conventional 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol 100 and 125PS petrol derivatives, all of which we'll quote on the basis of a five-door hatch variant with manual transmission and the smallest wheels available for any given version. Starting with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol 100 and 125PS petrol derivatives, which tend to be the most popular in the range. These respectively manage 60.1 and 58.9mpg on the combined cycle and around 108g/km of CO2. The base 85PS version of this engine manages 58.9mpg and 110g/km.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • 6 speakers
  • Solid - Race red
  • Keyless start with 'Ford Power' starter button
  • Solid paint
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Halogen reflector headlamps
  • Part leather - Charcoal black with red stitching

Body Glass

  • Electric front windows + drivers one touch
  • Electrically operated front and rear windows with one touch opening and closing
  • Tailgate wash/wipe
  • Heated rear window
  • 'Quickclear' heated windscreen/heated washer jets
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Automatic rain sensing wipers
  • Front variable intermittent wipers with electric wash

Brakes

  • ESP with traction control + emergency brake assist
  • Electronic stability control
  • Auto hold function
  • Post collision braking
  • ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Hill start assist
  • Red brake calipers

Chassis/Suspension

  • Sports suspension
  • Sports tuned suspension

Communication

  • Bluetooth system

Driver Aids

  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Selectable drive mode
  • Pre collision assist with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian/cyclist detection
  • Lane keeping aid with lane departure warning
  • PAS
  • Eco mode
  • Intelligent speed assist

Driver Convenience

  • Easy fuel capless refuelling system

Driver Information

  • Ford SYNC 3 Navigation with DAB radio, 8" colour touch screen, voice Control ,app Link, Apple car play/Android auto
  • 4" TFT coloured cluster screen
  • TFT cluster screen
  • FordPass connect
  • SYNC 3 nav system with DAB radio, 8" colour touch screen, bluetooth, emergency assistance, Apple car play/Android auto, voice control and 6 speakers
  • Ford SYNC 3 nav system with DAB radio, 8" colour touch screen, voice control, app link, Apple car play/Android auto and 4.2" TFT coloured cluster
  • Ford pass connect
  • Trip computer
  • Digital clock

Driving Mirrors

  • Body colour power folding door mirrors with puddle lights
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
  • Body coloured electrically operated and heated door mirrors with side indicators
  • Power folding door mirrors with puddle lights
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror

Entertainment

  • Steering column with mounted audio controls
  • Aux input
  • 2 USB ports

Exterior Body Features

  • Body styling kit
  • Body colour rear spoiler
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Twin exhaust tailpipe
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body colour large rear spoiler
  • Body coloured door handles
  • ST-Line upper and lower grille with full body styling kit and wing badges
  • Polished twin tailpipe
  • Unique door and instrument panel inserts
  • Body colour side skirt

Exterior Lights

  • Automatic headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front fog lights with static cornering light function
  • LED daytime running lamp
  • Auto headlamps (on/off)
  • LED front fog lamps with cornering function

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Dual electronic automatic temperature control air conditioning - CFC-free
  • Dual zone electronic air temperature control

Interior Features

  • Part leather upholstery
  • Red stitching on steering wheel
  • Centre console storage box/armrest
  • Alloy pedals
  • 3 spoke flat bottomed leather steering wheel
  • Dark headlining
  • Centre console with armrest
  • Part leather upholstery with red stitching
  • 3 spoke flat bottomed leather steering wheel with red stitching
  • Dark headliner
  • Alloy finish pedals
  • Soft console knee pads with red stitching
  • Reach + rake adjustable steering column
  • Aluminium gear knob
  • Black headlining

Safety

  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Driver airbag
  • Front passenger airbag
  • Front side airbags
  • Passenger airbag deactivation system
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Front inertia reel height adjustable seatbelts with pre-tensioners
  • Three rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbelts
  • Rear seatbelt warning indicator
  • MyKey system
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Front Seatbelt warning

Seat Piping/Additional Trimming

  • Contrast stitching - Red

Seats

  • Manual passenger seat height and lumbar adjust
  • Rear centre head restraint
  • Passenger seat height/lumbar adjustment
  • 6 way electric adjustable drivers seat
  • 6 way power adjustable driver seat
  • Rear centre headrest
  • Front passenger seat manual height and lumbar adjust
  • Heated front seats
  • Height adjustable front headrests
  • Isofix child seat preparation
  • 60/40 split back and cushion rear seats with 2 height adjustable headrests

Security

  • Immobiliser-Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS)
  • Thatcham Cat.1 alarm
  • Remote central double locking
  • Keyless Start
  • Remote central locking & engine immobiliser
  • Thatcham category 1 alarm

Wheels - Alloy

  • 18" 5x2 spoke matt black alloy wheels
  • 18" 5x2 spoke matt black machined finish alloy wheels

Wheels - Spare

  • Mini steel spare wheel

Performance

  • 0 to 60 mph (secs)
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 10
  • Engine Power - BHP 125
  • Engine Power - KW 92
  • Engine Power - PS
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 125
  • Engine Torque - MKG 17.3
  • Engine Torque - NM 170
  • Top Speed 124

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