Pricing released for new Ford Focus

Ford has released prices for the facelifted Ford Focus, which will roll into showrooms later this autumn.

The revised version of the popular hatchback will be priced from £13,995, the same as the outgoing model, while the range-topping Titanium and Titanium X trims will be £100 cheaper than current equivalents.

Available in dealerships from November, the new Focus will retain its six-model trim lineup with Studio, Style, Zetec, Zetec S, Titanium and Titanium X returning.

Interior

Mark Ovenden, Ford UK’s chairman and managing director, said: “The Ford Focus is the UK’s favourite family car, so the launch of the new model is an exciting time.

“With unmatched levels of technology and impressive fuel economy, combined with Ford’s traditional driving dynamics and competitive pricing, we believe that the new car will not only delight our existing customers but also expand the appeal of the Focus brand.”

Exterior

New exterior features courtesy of the facelift features sleeker headlights with daytime running lighters and a slimmer front grille.

Inside, the new Focus is jam-packed with a range of cutting edge technological inclusions, including the updated version of Ford’s Active City Stop, plus a traffic sign recognition function to monitor road signs.

The new Focus will also be the first Ford model to come with the new perpendicular parking feature, a hands-free parking technology to help drivers reverse into tight spaces.

Safety isn’t the only feature that’s been upgraded, either. The new Focus will come with Ford’s latest SYNC2 interface, complete with high-resolution eight-inch touchscreen with smartphone and voice activation compatibility.

The new Focus also comes with MyKey technology, also be a feature on the upcoming 2015 Mustang, which restricts engine output and stereo volume for younger and more inexperienced drivers.

Powertrain options have also been revised, with the 118bhp 1.5-litre diesel engine’s CO2 emissions down to 98g/km, making the Focus road-tax free when equipped with this engine.

A new 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine has also been added to the lineup, with 180bhp and CO2 emissions from 127g/km.

Additionally, each diesel engine has had its fuel economy improved by 10 per cent, while petrol units have been improved by up to seven per cent.

Priced between £13,995 for the entry-level Studio trim and £21,795 for the range-topping Titanium X model, the new Focus will go on sale this November.