All-New, German Sourced Ford Focus Boasts Standard EcoBoost Engine, 8-Speed AT And Advanced Technol

MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 28, 2018 – The all-new Ford Focus – the most accomplished and technically-competent Focus ever – has been developed from the ground up to provide the most confidence-inspiring, intuitive, and rewarding driving and occupant experience for Australian customers.

  • Clean-sheet Ford Focus brings a sleek aerodynamic body design, a more fuel efficient powertrain, human-centric interior interface
  • Driver Assist Technology includes AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, as well as Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Centering and Evasive Steer Assist, Post-Collision Braking
  • New ST-Line sees the arrival of a distinctive new model with unique features including sports suspension, individual styling and specialised interior offering wireless smartphone charging
  • Ford Focus ownership experience is bolstered by Ford’s five-year unlimited kilometre warranty, MapCare updates available on SYNC® 3i, Service Price Promise and Low Price Tyre Guarantee offered through Ford dealerships nationally

“The Focus has been one of the world’s best-selling vehicles, and it’s a significant part of Ford’s line-up, having been on sale for almost two decades in Australia,” said Ford Australia and New Zealand CEO, Kay Hart. “We’ve seen Focus set benchmarks in technology, driveability and performance, and this all-new generation is the best combination of Focus character and the latest technology that Australian customers are asking for.”

The all-new Focus features AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking) standard across the range, known as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection technology, the system can detect people in or near the road ahead, or who may cross the vehicle’s path. In addition, Focus goes even further with the system’s capability to detect cyclists as well as function in the dark using light from the headlamps.

Should an accident occur, new Post-Collision Braking technology can help to reduce the impact of a potential secondary collision by automatically applying moderate brake pressure when an initial collision event is detected. Slowing the vehicle can potentially lessen injury to occupants and reduce further damage to the vehicle.

Voice-activated SYNC 3 including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, is also standard on every new Focus, with a full-colour 8.0-inch SYNC 3 touchscreen bringing voice-activated features including the standard built-in sat-nav and full-colour 180-degree reversing camera.

Focus also brings innovations such as under body panels and an active grille shutter, air-curtain technology, as well as air separation features in the rear bumper as part of a cache of design elements that deliver silken aerodynamic efficiency for a 0.27 Cd.

A new-generation, highly efficient 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine and 8-speed paddleshift automatic transmission is standard on every new Focus. With significant improvements in fuel economy, thanks to advanced materials and weight reduction, the new powertrain also ensures drivability with greater power and torque.

It features advanced technology and features including:

A new combination of port fuel injection and direct fuel injection that helps deliver high power – now 134kWii – and responsiveness alongside enhanced fuel-efficiency, with a particular increase in fuel-efficiency under light engine loads
A low-friction three-cylinder architecture that delivers naturally high torque at low rpm, with 240Nm developed from a low 1600rpmii.
An integrated exhaust manifold that improves fuel-efficiency by helping the engine reach optimal temperatures faster, and delivers torque more rapidly by minimising the distance exhaust gasses travel between the cylinders and turbocharger
An all-aluminium construction for light-weight, improved dynamics and efficiency

The all-new Ford Focus will be on sale in Australia from December 2018 with a three-model line-up.

Focus Trend: Smarter, safer with more style

The German-made Focus Trend kicks off a fresh line-up with new-generation powertrain, including an 8-speed automatic. Further standard equipment includes Autonomous Emergency Braking, as well as SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, with voice-activation that has been specifically developed to understand a variety of accents, including Australian twangs. This includes commands such as “find me coffee” and “I’m hungry” as well as traffic avoidance thanks to features of the built-in sat-nav. The built-in system ensures that even in areas of weak phone reception, the Focus will enable you to find your way.

Standard All-New Focus Trend features:

Focus Trend Drivetrain:

1.5L 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine

Power: 134kW@6000rpm
Torque: 240Nm@1600rpm

8-speed automatic transmission with e-shifter and wheel-mounted paddle shifters
Auto stop/start

Exterior features:

5-door hatch with laser-welded body
All-new aerodynamic body design with 0.27 Cd
Active front grille
Aero curtain front bumper
Underbody aerodynamic panels
Integrated rear spoiler
16-inch alloy wheels
Automatic (dusk sensing) headlights with Follow Me Home function
Automatic (rain-sensing) windscreen wipers

Interior features:

All-new interior with increased knee, shoulder room
Cruise control
Selectable drive modes
Power windows with global open/close
Electronic park brake
Rotary e-shifter
Electrochromatic (auto-dimming) mirror
Leather steering wheel
Comfort seats
6-way manual driver seat adjustment with lumbar support

Infotainment features:

8.0-inch high-resolution full-colour touchscreen
SYNC 3 operating system
Apple CarPlay2, Android Auto3 & AppLink4
Built-in satellite-navigation with Traffic Message Channeliii and MapCare
Voice Control/Voice Recognition i.e. Climate Control
Google Maps, Spotify compatible
Wi-Fi Hotspot Compatible
6-speaker audio
Emergency Assistance

Safety and security features:

Driver, front, passenger, front seat-side and side curtain airbags
AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection
Lane Keeping Aid with Lane Departure Warning
180-degree full-colour high-resolution reversing camera
Rear parking sensors
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Traction Control
Hill Launch Assist
Emergency Brake Assist
Post-impact Braking
Adjustable speed limiter
Power child locks
ISOFIX child-seat mounting points

Focus ST-Line: Athletic, able and strapping good looks

The first-ever Focus ST-Line will be offered in both 5-door hatch and wagon body styles, with unique features and equipment to further develop its distinctive character. This includes a flat-bottom steering wheel, red stitching throughout and unique sports seating. There’s also 17-inch alloy wheels and a 10mm lower ride-height for sportier dynamics and more athletic visual presence.

The stylish Focus ST-Line wagon shares the same high level of standard equipment as the hatch, but brings some practical advantages.

The wagon area offers a substantial 1653 litres of flexible storage space, which includes conveniences such as:

Cleverly integrated remote seat release as part of the ‘Easy Fold Seats’ system, eliminating the need to lean into the vehicle and/or search for hidden, heavy under-seat handles
A two-tier floor, allowing small items to be stowed securely, and out of sight
Tonneau cover for privacy
Load compartment loops
Exterior roof rails

ST-Line includes the following features additional to, or an enhancement over Trend:

Exterior features:

ST-Line unique honeycomb active grille
ST-Line specific rear bumper
ST-Line rear spoiler
ST-Line unique body kit including side skirts
Unique 17-inch rock metallic-finish alloy wheels
Sports suspension with 10mm lower ride height
LED adaptive cornering fog lamps
LED taillights
Privacy glass
Chrome twin tailpipes
Auto folding, heated side mirrors with puddle lamps
Roof rails (ST-Line wagon only)

Interior features:

Dual-zone climate control
Smart keyless entry and push-button engine start
Wireless conductive Qi standard smartphone charging
ST-Line dark roof lining
ST-Line flat-bottom steering wheel
Metallic foot pedals

ST-Line Wagon only:

Tonneau cover
Easy Fold Seats - Remote release to fold the second-row seats
Load compartment loops

Safety and security features:

As per Focus Trend plus:

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (ST-Line only)

Focus Titanium The most advanced model ever offered to Australian customers, Focus Titanium is the model with premium features including the most comprehensive Driver-Assist Technology suite ever offered on a Focus. In addition to Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection, Focus Titanium brings:

Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go (new) ACC with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane-Centring and Evasive Steer Assist helps the vehicle maintain a comfortable driving distance from vehicles ahead; helps reduce stress during long road trips by helping keep the vehicle centred in its lane. Respectively, these two features are designed to provide continuous hands-on steering support to guide the vehicle and keep it centred in the lane and gives an appropriate level of steering torque to help the driver to help avoid a collision. That is, it can make the steering lighter if the customer steers too slowly or makes the steering heavier if the customer steers too aggressively.
The new Stop & Go feature is designed to enable the ACC system to bring the vehicle to a complete halt in stop-start traffic, and automatically pull away if the stopping duration is less than three seconds. For stopping durations greater than three seconds, the driver can push a steering wheel button or gently apply the accelerator pull away.
Evasive Steering Assist, designed to operate at city and motorway speeds, uses radar and a camera to detect slower-moving and stationary vehicles ahead and can provide steering support to enable drivers to manoeuvre around a vehicle if a collision is imminent.
Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert and Active Braking, is designed to warn drivers reversing out of a parking space of vehicles that may soon be crossing behind them and can now for the first time apply the brakes to avoid or mitigate the effects of collisions if drivers do not respond to warnings.
Optional Active Park Assist 2 is an extension of Active Park Assist, supporting the driver in both parallel in and parallel out parking spaces, as well as parking manoeuvres in tight, regular and large spaces. Upon the driver’s request, the system conducts all necessary steps of the parking manoeuvre. Further technology includes an optional Head-up Display (HUD), which presents key data like the speedometer, higher into the eye line of the driver.

Standard on Titanium and included as part of the ST-Line Design Pack, the all-new Adaptive LED lighting package enhances driver vision with a broader beam for more light on the road ahead.

Features include automatic levelling and automatic high-beam control. Focus firsts include a sequential turn signal progression for the LED indicators, as well as Static Bending Light from the multifunctional projector headlights, which are also capable of:

Glare-free high beam deployment: combined with automatic high-beam control, allows up to 50-per cent more use of high-beam for enhanced visibility Camera-based dynamic bending: camera control enables the swivel of the light beam into the curve before the vehicle reaches it Speed sensitive light modes Sign-based light modes

The LED package draws less energy than the previous Focus Titanium’s Bi-Xenon headlights, and are designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle and eliminate the inconvenience and cost of bulb replacements for worry-free motoring.

Owners of the all-new Ford Focus will enjoy the benefits of a full five-year unlimited kilometre warranty. Eligible customers can also access Service Price Promise, loan car and tyre-price guarantee programs at Ford’s participating dealership locations.

Titanium includes the following features additional to, or an enhancement over Trend:

Exterior features:

Chrome grille and window detailing
Adaptive LED headlights
LED taillights
Privacy glass
Auto folding, heated side mirrors with puddle lamps
18-inch alloy wheels

Interior features:

Dual-zone climate control
Smart keyless entry and push-button engine start
Wireless conductive Qi standard smartphone charging
6-way power adjustable front seats with lumbar
Heated front seats with leather upholstery
B&O Play sound system with nine speakers and subwoofer
Variable LED colour ambient lighting

Safety and security features:

Blind Spot Information System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Active Braking
Adaptive Cruise Control(ACC) with Stop & Go ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS MLPiv

The all-new Ford Focus arrives in dealerships in Australia from December 2018.

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