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2011 Ford Focus

DYNAMIC NEXT-GENERATION FORD FOCUS DEBUTS

2011 Ford Focus
•Next-generation Ford Focus makes its worldwide debut at 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit
•Focus spearheads Ford's new generation of global C-cars, all based on a common platform that will underpin up to 10 vehicles around the world and account for 2 million units of annual production by 2012
•Stylish new range provides customers with class-leading new technologies, features and craftsmanship
•New Focus targets exceptional fuel economy, and advances acclaimed levels of driving quality
•New range will start production simultaneously in Europe and North America in late 2010 and go on sale early in 2011. Asia, Africa and South America production will follow2011 Ford Focus
The next-generation Ford Focus makes its worldwide debut providing customers with more affordable technologies and features than ever in this segment, as well as detailed craftsmanship, outstanding fuel economy and a new standard for driving quality.

2011 Ford Focus
Sleek, stylish and sporty, both the four-door sedan and five-door hatchback body styles of the next-generation Focus are previewed prior to their production start for Europe and North America late in 2010 and market launch early in 2011.


2011 Ford Focus
The new Focus will be nearly identical in all markets, with 80 percent parts commonality around the world.
'The new Ford Focus is a clear demonstration that our ONE Ford strategy is providing global consumers with great products that harness the best of Ford Motor Company,' said Alan Mulally, Ford's president and CEO.

2011 Ford Focus
'The efficiencies generated by our new global C-car platform will enable us to provide Ford Focus customers with an affordable product offering quality, fuel efficiency, safety and technology beyond their expectations,' he added.


Simultaneous launch in Europe and North America
Production of the next-generation Ford Focus will begin simultaneously in Europe and North America in late 2010, with individual market launches starting early in 2011. Launches in Asia, Africa and South America will follow. Initial production will be concentrated at the Saarlouis (Germany), Michigan (Únited States) and Chongqing (China) Assembly Plants.

The new Focus will be one of up to 10 unique models to be built from Ford's new C-car platform, which is expected to generate total sales in all regions of 2 million units annually by 2012. The first of these will be the new Ford C-MAX and Ford Grand C-MAX – unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show – for launch in Europe in the second half of 2010.

'Global customers increasingly want smaller cars with outstanding fuel economy, but without sacrificing any of the style, technology, connectivity and driving quality they demand from larger vehicles,' explained Derrick Kuzak, Ford's group vice president of Global Product Development.

Vital Stats and Specifications
Vital Stats
Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 140 hp
Torque: 136 ft-lbs


5-speed Manual6-speed Automatic
'Our next generation of C-cars – led by the exciting new Focus – will clearly show that Ford is ready to meet that challenge,' said Kuzak.


Engineered without compromise
The new Ford Focus has been developed by a global team, led from Ford's European small and medium vehicle center of excellence in Merkenich, near Cologne, Germany, with powertrain development led by a similar team at Ford's technical center in Dunton, England. The vehicle has been engineered without compromise to meet all customer and legislative requirements of the major worldwide markets.

In developing the vehicle for global markets, the product team in Europe was able to call on the experience acquired from recent programs like the much-acclaimed new Ford Fiesta, and was supported by the expertise of vehicle and powertrain technology specialists located in Ford's engineering center in Dearborn, Mich.

Ford's global development and sourcing strategy made it possible to provide a level of performance and feature content that is unrivaled for this vehicle segment and surprising even to drivers of larger, more premium vehicles.

Taking kinetic design to the next level
The no-compromise approach to the new Ford Focus is immediately evident from the striking exterior design of the four-door sedan and five-door hatchback models that take center stage at the 2010 NAIAS.

'The all-new Focus is at the center of convergence for automotive trends,' said J Mays, Ford group vice president of Design and chief creative officer. 'We've designed it with an acute understanding of global customers, yet it's tailored for each individual region. Focus combines the best from Europe, North America and Asia to deliver a level of emotional driving enjoyment never before experienced in a car this size.'

The two models share a sporty and dynamic character, marking the next evolution of Ford's acclaimed kinetic design form language, which has contributed to the growing popularity of the company's latest small and medium cars.

The kinetic design approach uses bold vehicle designs to capture the feeling of energy in motion, so that cars look like they are moving – even when they are standing still.

With its striking front end, sleek profile, dramatic rising beltline and athletic stance, the new Focus clearly telegraphs the rewarding driving experience that awaits customers when they take to the road.

This dynamic quality is reinforced by the distinctive design of the interior. The new Focus has an extremely modern, cockpit-style interior, with the stylish center console wrapped around the driver and providing outstanding access to the vehicle's major controls and display panels.

A key element of the interior is the quality of craftsmanship. The cabin's bold and contemporary graphics, the sculptured shape of the soft-touch instrument panel and the choice of superior trim materials all help to give occupants the feeling that they are traveling in a premium-class car.

Únmatched driving quality
When it was introduced in 1998, the original Ford Focus brought new levels of agility and responsiveness to the C-segment. The all-new Focus plans to raise the benchmark once more, targeting class-leading driving quality that blends outstanding steering precision and road feedback with significantly improved refinement and ride control.

To deliver this performance, engineers have updated the innovative suspension concepts from prior models, developing optimized new designs for the 'control blade' multilink rear suspension and the semi-isolated front and rear subframes.

The chassis design is complemented by a completely new Electric Power Assist Steering system, which has been carefully tuned to deliver pure and precise responses at high speed while remaining light and maneuverable for parking.

Ford's European driving dynamics specialists have also enhanced cornering stability and agility with the introduction of an advanced Dynamic Cornering Control system, which uses 'torque vectoring' techniques to transfer power between the drive wheels to deliver reduced understeer, improved traction and better turn-in.

All global customers will benefit from the same quality of dynamic performance in the new Focus. Identical chassis and suspension architecture is being used for all markets, except for minor regional tuning differences, such as local tire specifications.

Efficient powertrains deliver performance with outstanding economy
The engaging driver appeal of the new Ford Focus is magnified by a powertrain range that delivers spirited performance and targets outstanding levels of fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

The global powertrain lineup for the new Focus will include a range of state-of-the-art Ford EcoBoost™ four-cylinder turbocharged direct injection (DI) engines – including the 1.6-liter unit in Europe and a choice of advanced and improved Duratorq TDCi common-rail diesel engines, all of which offer reductions in fuel consumption of between 10 and 20 percent compared to the outgoing models.

For the NAIAS preview, Ford is showing a completely new 2.0-liter gasoline engine for the North American market that features DI and Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency. The new 2.0-liter DI Ti-VCT engine is up to 20 horsepower more powerful than the current 2.0 Duratec I-4 unit while contributing to projected fuel economy gains of more than 10 percent.

To maximize the performance and economy advantage enjoyed by the new Focus, the 2.0-liter DI Ti-VCT engine is mated with the latest dry-clutch six-speed Ford PowerShift automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) This transmission uses an advanced dual-clutch design, which alone can help to reduce fuel consumption by up to 9 percent compared to a traditional four-speed automatic.

The dry-clutch PowerShift transmission is based on more efficient manual gearbox technology, and does not require the additional weight and complexity of torque converters, planetary gears and oil pumps used in conventional automatics. Electronically controlled twin clutches shift gears quickly and smoothly, providing the seamless flow of torque plus the refinement and ease of operation customers expect from a premium automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)

Ford also has confirmed plans to begin building a full, battery electric vehicle in 2011 at its Michigan Assembly Complex, for sales in North America. It will be the company's first battery electric passenger vehicle.

Intuitive technology enhances convenience and safety
The next-generation Focus will bring C-segment customers around the world an exciting array of advanced technologies generally found in larger, more premium vehicles. The global scale of Ford's C-car program makes more technologies and features economically viable than ever before for cars in this segment.

The technology package of the new Focus promises not only clear leadership in the C-segment, but also includes features customers in larger, more premium segments would find surprising.

The new technologies have been designed to be simple and highly intuitive to use, while enhancing both convenience and safety for the vehicle occupants.

Within the cockpit, the most significant innovation is the company's next-generation driver connect technology, MyFord, which provides the driver with a state-of-the-art combination of controls and display screens to operate the key vehicle features. On high series vehicles, the MyFord system includes an 8-inch touch screen, allowing the driver to control a wide range of functions via a clear and intuitive color display.

MyFord is complemented by a new generation of Ford's powerful SYNC® connectivity package, which includes a sophisticated voice control system, Bluetooth and satellite navigation, along with connection points for a wide variety of external devices and media players.

Other available safety and convenience technologies include keyless entry and 'Ford Power' start button, a rearview camera and a semi-automatic parallel parking system that automatically steers the vehicle into a parking spot.

Strength and safety
The Focus platform provides an incredibly strong and stiff structure, which not only benefits vehicle dynamics and refinement but also provides the basis for enhanced crash performance.

High-strength steels are used extensively in the next-generation Focus body shell. High-strength steels comprise 55 percent of the body shell, and more than 26 percent of the vehicle's structure is formed from ultra-high-strength and Boron steels – significantly more than any other Ford product. These advanced materials help the structure meet the most stringent crash legislation across world markets, while minimizing the vehicle's weight.

The structural integrity of the body shell is also reflected in its torsional rigidity, which is 25 percent greater than the current North American Focus.

Quality and craftsmanship in every detail
With global customers now demanding a more premium experience from small- and medium-sized vehicles, achieving outstanding levels of quality and craftsmanship was a primary objective for the new Focus.

The new Focus will make significant strides in reducing cabin noise, promising a quiet cabin environment. This refinement complements the fresh new interior design and higher craftsmanship levels to create a premium feel akin to larger vehicles.

Each component in the vehicle that the customer will touch, see, hear or even smell has been subjected to rigorous analysis to ensure that it will exceed an owner's expectations. Particular attention has been given to the quality of interior trim materials, and the color matching, gaps, flushness and tolerances where one part meets another.

Across the majority of vehicle attributes, Ford has developed a global DNA standard that defines the exact attributes a part should have to meet the quality requirements of the brand. Examples include the sound the door makes when it is closed, requiring special attention to the door structure and latch mechanism, and the design of a steering wheel, right down to the thickness of padding and size of stitching on the rim.

This meticulous attention to detail is also reflected in Ford's global manufacturing strategy for the Focus, with consistent standards and processes being applied in every one of the assembly plants, wherever they are located in the world.

'We believe the new Ford Focus will provide consumers with an unmatched driving experience, together with an unrivaled ownership experience,' said Jim Farley, Ford group vice president, Global Marketing. 'The Focus brand always has been very special to Ford, and this new global model shows our commitment to developing another generation of exciting and appealing cars.'

Source - Ford

2011 FORD FOCUS OFFERS EXCELLENT VALUE WITH FUEL EFFICIENCY, STANDARD SAFETY, TECHNOLOGY

2011 Ford Focus
•2011 Ford Focus sedan is equipped with MyKey™, Remote Keyless Entry, power locks and a feature-rich driver's message center as standard equipment
•Anti-lock brakes (ABS) and AdvanceTrac® with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) are standard on Focus
•SYNC® with Traffic, Directions & Information helps Focus owners stay ahead of the curve with up-to-the-minute information
Ahead of an all-new, next-generation sedan and five-door hatchback to be launched for model year 2012, the 2011 Focus continues to offer tremendous value by delivering an EPA rating of up to 35 mpg highway (2010 data) while bringing premium content into the compact sedan market. 2011 Ford Focus
Safety and security are at the forefront of Focus for 2011. All models feature standard four-wheel ABS and, working in conjunction with ABS, standard AdvanceTrac with ESC using sophisticated sensors to help keep the car under control. Standard on SE, SES and SEL trim levels is a perimeter alarm system to discourage vehicle theft and tampering.

2011 Ford Focus
To help encourage safe teen driving, Focus features the MyKey system as standard equipment on all models. Parents simply program the vehicle key through the message center to incorporate features such as:


2011 Ford Focus
•Limited vehicle top speed of 80 mph
•Traction control system that limits tire spin cannot be deactivated
•Audio system volume limited to 44 percent of maximum volume
•A speed alert chime at 45, 55 or 65 mph
One of the most popular Focus options has consistently been Remote Keyless Entry, which is now standard on all models, along with power locks and a remote trunk release. A standard driver's message center displays key vehicle information, including dual trip computers and instantaneous fuel efficiency information. Buyers opting for the SYNC communications and entertainment system also get outside temperature and direction information provided in a convenient top-of-dash radio display.

2011 Ford Focus
SYNC standard on Focus SES, SEL
Setting Focus apart from other small cars is industry-exclusive Ford SYNC® technology, which is standard equipment on the SES and SEL and optional on SE. SYNC is a fully integrated in-vehicle, voice-activated communications and entertainment system allowing customers to control their Bluetooth®-enabled cell phones and digital media players through simple voice commands. The interface allows drivers to better keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel when operating their favorite mobile devices. (SYNC is not available on the base S model).


Introduced last year, SYNC with Traffic, Directions & Information is an upgrade to the original SYNC system and now provides simple hands-free access to personalized traffic reports, precise turn-by-turn driving directions and up-to-date information including business listings, news, sports and weather.

Sporty value, sporty design
Focus SE is equipped with a host of standard features, including power windows and mirrors, SIRIÚS® satellite radio and painted alloy wheels. Buyers of the SE sedan can deck out their rides with an eye-catching appearance package consisting of:

•Únique machined-face premium alloy wheels
•Decklid spoiler
•Fog lamps
Owners opting for the Focus SES also get a distinctive look and feel provided by standard 17-inch premium painted wheels with low-profile tires and a performance-tuned suspension. SES features a unique Euro-look fascia and dark chrome on the grille, headlamp and taillamp trim.

Fuel-efficient powertrains
Focus is powered by a standard 2.0-liter Duratec® 20 double-overhead-cam (DOHC) I-4 engine that delivers 140 horsepower and EPA ratings of up to 24 mpg city and 35 highway (2010 data). Also available is a super-clean, 136-horsepower Duratec 20E engine that qualifies Focus as a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle in California emissions states.


Focus safety technologies
Standard 2011 Ford Focus safety features include:

•AdvanceTrac with ESC
•Anti-lock Brake System
•Dual-stage front airbags
•Frontal side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags for both rows of seating
•Occupant-sensing system to help the airbag system determine inflation levels
•Belt-Minder® for driver and front passenger
•MyKey programmable vehicle key
•LATCH (Lower Anchors And Tethers for CHildren) system on rear seating positions
•SecuriLock® passive anti-theft system
•Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Focus technology and connectivity features
Standard and available 2011 Ford Focus technology features include:

•SYNC with Traffic, Directions & Information featuring Bluetooth connectivity and ÚSB media input
•SIRIÚS satellite radio with pre-paid initial six-month subscription
•Driver's message center, with instantaneous and average trip fuel efficiency information
•AM/FM/CD/MP3-capable audio system with auxiliary input jack and speed-sensitive volume control
•Premium audio system with 190 watts, eight speakers and separate 8-inch subwoofer
The 2011 Ford Focus sedan is built at the Wayne (Mich.) Assembly Plant. The Focus coupe model has been dropped for model year 2011.

Source - Ford

EXCITING NEW NEXT-GENERATION FORD FOCUS GEARS UP FOR LAUNCH

2011 Ford Focus
•Three bodystyles of the exciting new next-generation global Ford Focus line up together for the first time at the 2010 Paris Motor Show
•Sporty five-door hatchback, sleek four-door sedan and stylish five-door wagon Focus models take centre stage on Ford's stand at Paris
•New Focus combines dynamic design and exceptional array of smart new technologies with high levels of craftsmanship, outstanding occupant safety and further advances in acclaimed levels of driving quality
•Class-leading range of advanced technologies includes Low Speed Safety System, Active Park Assist, Lane Keeping Aid and Torque Vectoring Control
•European engine line-up confirmed with fuel-efficient, low-CO2 powertrains including new 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost petrol engine and completely updated
1.6- and 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engines
•Ford Auto-Start-Stop system will be standard on 1.6-litre EcoBoost and 1.6-litre TDCi engines for optimum efficiency; 1.6 TDCi achieves 109g/km CO2 emissions
•Últra-low CO2 Focus ECOnetic model to follow later in 2011
•European production starts in Saarlouis, Germany at the end of 2010 prior to sales launch in early 2011; current Focus to continue production in Valencia, Spain until mid-2011 to satisfy market demand
•North American production in Michigan, ÚSA starts simultaneously in late 2010. Asia, Africa and South America production to follow

2011 Ford FocusThe exciting new next-generation Ford Focus is gearing up for its sales launch early in 2011, with the core three-model line-up seen together for the first time at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

2011 Ford Focus
The sporty five-door hatchback, sleek four-door sedan and stylish five-door wagon Focus models take centre stage on the Ford stand, revealed in full detail ahead of the production start in Europe and North America in late 2010.


2011 Ford Focus
Focus is Ford's most significant nameplate globally. With over 10 million examples sold since its launch in 1998, the Ford Focus has become a firm favourite with consumers worldwide for its outstanding value, comfort and safety, and above all, for being great fun to drive.

2011 Ford Focus
Following an unprecedented global development program under the company's One Ford strategy, the next-generation Focus is set to continue the successful tradition of its predecessors and demonstrates how Ford is changing.


Distinguished by its sleek and sporty design, the new Focus is packed with more affordable technologies and features than ever before in this segment. The next-generation Focus also offers customers the highest standards of quality and detailed craftsmanship, outstanding fuel economy, and takes the legendary Focus driving dynamics to a new level.

'The new Focus truly represents the best of Ford Motor Company, and we are excited that the first vehicles will be in customers' hands very soon,' said Derrick Kuzak, Ford's group vice president of Product Development. 'The investment in our new C-car platform has enabled us to provide global consumers with an affordable product which offers quality, fuel efficiency, safety and technology beyond their expectations.'

Developed in Europe, For Sale Worldwide
Developed in Europe, for sale in over 120 markets worldwide with 80 per cent parts commonality, the next-generation Focus is the hero model created from Ford Motor Company's new global C-segment platform. This platform will underpin at least ten vehicles around the world and account for two million units of annual production by 2012.

'The presentation of the three core Focus bodystyles here in Paris is another key milestone in our global C-car strategy,' said Kuzak. 'In just a few months, Focus production will start simultaneously in the Saarlouis and Michigan assembly plants, as we begin to realise the vision of delivering at least ten new derivatives from the same platform globally.'


At Paris, Ford is also confirming that the three-model next-generation Focus range will not be expanded with additional three-door or Coupé-Cabriolet derivatives.

'Having taken the decision to adopt such a sleek, coupé-like design for the five-door hatchback, there was little space in the line-up for a three-door version,' Kuzak explained. 'The three-model Focus range provides the ideal blend of sporty, dynamic looks and every-day practicality. And for buyers wanting the same dynamic appearance but with extra space, our latest C-car line-up also offers the stylish new C-MAX, so customers really can find the perfect car to suit their needs.'

Ford has promised to add a performance Focus model to the next-generation line-up, and at Paris the company is previewing how that model will look when introduced in 2012. The exciting new Focus ST model is revealed at Paris and its 250 PS Ford EcoBoost powerplant will deliver driving enjoyment designed to match its outstanding looks.

Global Focus Production Gets Únderway
The lead Ford Focus assembly plants in Saarlouis (Germany) and Michigan (ÚSA) are currently preparing for a simultaneous manufacturing launch towards the end of 2010.

The Saarlouis plant will produce all three Focus bodystyles, while production at Michigan will concentrate on the 4-door and 5-door derivatives.

European production will be expanded in mid-2011 when the assembly plant in St. Petersburg (Russia) starts building the new 4-door and 5-door models. The next stage sees Focus manufacturing extend into Asia Pacific, as the Chongqing (China) plant comes on stream in early 2012.

To ensure that the strong European demand for the Focus brand can be satisfied while the Saarlouis plant ramps up production of the new model, the current Focus will continue to be produced in Valencia (Spain) until mid-2011.

'Demand for the current model remains extremely high across Europe, with a whole generation of customers who have a strong loyalty to the Focus brand,' said Stephen Odell, Ford of Europe Chairman and CEO. 'Continuing current Focus production in Valencia will enable us to offer those customers good availability and the best possible value while Saarlouis ramps up to full production of the new model.'

Striking, Streamlined Design
The three Focus bodystyles models share a sporty and dynamic character, marking the next evolution of Ford's acclaimed kinetic design form language, which has contributed to the growing popularity of the company's latest small and medium cars.

With its striking front end, sleek profile, dramatic rising beltline and athletic stance, the new Focus clearly telegraphs the rewarding driving experience that awaits customers when they take to the road.

The low, streamlined profile with its steeply raked front screen also contributes to an impressively aerodynamic body shape, which helps to minimise fuel consumption.

The slippery shape, plus carefully optimised aerodynamic details throughout the vehicle – the Focus follows the new Mondeo in featuring an active grille shutter to block airflow through the cooling system when it is not required – has resulted in a significantly reductions in drag.

The European 4-door model has a drag coefficient (CD) of 0.27, compared to a figure of 0.30 for the current model.

Stylish, Functional Interior
The dynamic quality of the exterior is reinforced by the distinctive design of the interior. The new Focus has a modern, cockpit-style interior, with the stylish centre console wrapped around the driver and providing outstanding access to the vehicle's major controls and display panels.

Within the cockpit, the most significant innovation is the company's next-generation driver connect technology, MyFord, which provides the driver with a state-of-the-art combination of controls and display screens to operate the key vehicle features. On high series vehicles, the MyFord system includes an 8-inch touch screen, allowing the driver to control a wide range of functions via a clear and intuitive colour display.

MyFord is complemented by a new generation of Ford's powerful SYNC® connectivity package, which includes a sophisticated voice control system, Bluetooth and satellite navigation, along with connection points for a wide variety of external devices and media players.

The interior combines outstanding functionality with outstanding craftsmanship. The cabin's bold and contemporary graphics, the sculptured shape of the soft-touch instrument panel and the choice of superior trim materials all help to give occupants the feeling that they are travelling in a premium-class car.

The new Focus Wagon on show in Paris with its interior for the first time enhances this premium feel still further by featuring a leather interior package from the exclusive range of Ford Individual vehicle personalisation options which are being specially developed for the new model.

The show vehicle has luxurious black premium leather trim on the seats, door panels, central armrest and instrument cluster hood, complete with contrasting stitching. The full Ford Individual range for the new Focus will be revealed closer to the launch.

Smart Technology for Safety and Practicality
The global scale of Ford's C-car programme makes more technologies and features economically viable than ever before for cars in this segment. This has enabled Focus engineers to make an exceptional range of innovative technologies available to meet the needs of consumers worldwide.

The number of features offered in each market will vary according to local customer demand and acceptance, although because the full range of technologies has been engineered for the vehicle, additional features could be made available in the future to meet changing customer requirements.

In the European market, this substantial technology investment for the next-generation Focus promises clear leadership in the C-segment, and also offers customers an exciting array of advanced features generally found only in larger and more expensive vehicles.

A key innovation in the new Focus is the new Low Speed Safety System, which appears in a Ford vehicle for the first time. The system is designed to help drivers avoid the kind of low speed frontal collisions which are very common in congested urban driving conditions, and operates at speeds below 30 km/h (20 mph).

Úsing a forward facing optical sensor, this system detects objects in front of the car and continuously (50 times per second) calculates the brake force required to avoid a collision. If the system considers that a collision is imminent and the driver is not taking any action, it automatically reduces throttle input and applies the brakes.

The comprehensive range of smart driver assistance technologies available on the new Focus also includes:

•Active Park Assist
•Lane Keeping Aid and Lane Departure Warning
•Auto High Beam
•Traffic Sign Recognition
•Driver Alert
•Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Alert and Collision Mitigation by Braking
•Blind Spot Information System
•Speed Limiter
•Rear Seat Beltminder
•Power Child Locks
•Rear View Camera
Únmatched Driving Quality
When it was introduced in 1998, the original Ford Focus brought new levels of agility and responsiveness to the C-segment. The next-generation Focus plans to raise the benchmark once more, targeting class-leading driving quality that blends outstanding steering precision and road feedback with significantly improved refinement and ride control.

To deliver this performance, engineers have updated the innovative suspension concepts from prior models, developing optimised new designs for the ‘Control Blade' multilink rear suspension and the semi-isolated front subframe.

The chassis design is complemented by a completely new Electric Power Assist Steering system, which has been carefully tuned to deliver pure and precise responses at high speed while remaining light and manoeuvrable for parking.

Ford's European driving dynamics specialists have also enhanced cornering stability and agility with the introduction of an advanced Torque Vectoring Control system, which acts like a torque vectoring differential to constantly balance the distribution of torque between the front wheels, resulting in reduced understeer, improved traction and better turn-in.

The system is particularly effective as the car accelerates through corners, applying an imperceptible amount of braking to the front inside wheel, so that more of the engine torque goes to the outside wheel which has more grip. This makes the car feel smaller and more agile, reacting faster to driver steering inputs, with handling characteristics that will delight committed sports-car drivers and assist less experienced drivers in difficult conditions.

Spirited Performance with Outstanding Economy
The engaging driver appeal of the new Ford Focus is magnified by a powertrain range that delivers spirited performance and targets outstanding levels of fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

The European powertrain line-up for the new Focus includes the state-of-the-art 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost turbocharged direct injection petrol engine, and a choice of advanced and improved Duratorq TDCi common-rail diesel engines, all of which offer significant reductions in fuel consumption compared to the outgoing model.

150 PS/180 PS 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost
Leading the petrol engine range is the brand new 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost unit, which is available in 150 PS and 180 PS versions.

One of a completely new generation of downsized, high-efficiency, low-CO2 petrol engines from Ford, the 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost is a lightweight, all-aluminium design which combines three technologies – a centrally-mounted high-pressure direct injection system, low-inertia turbocharging and twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) – to create an advanced combustion system which brings new levels of performance and fuel efficiency to petrol engines in this power range.

This powerful combination of technologies makes it possible for the 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost engine to deliver the strong low-end torque and responsive performance of a large capacity engine, but with the size, weight and fuel economy of a much smaller unit.

Both 150 PS and 180 PS variants combine impressive peak power with pulling power at low engine speeds which matches that of the latest-generation diesel engines, with the 180 PS unit delivering maximum torque of 240 Nm from 1,600 to 5,000 rpm, with 270 Nm available during hard acceleration via the transient overboost feature.

In the Focus five-door, the 180 PS Ford EcoBoost engine achieves a top speed of 222 km/h (138 mph) and a 0—100km/h (62 mph) time of 7.9 seconds, while still returning impressive average fuel consumption of 6.0 litres/100 km (47 mpg) and CO2 emissions of 139g/km.
105 PS/125 PS 1.6-litre Ford Duratec Ti-VCT
The petrol engine line-up in the Focus also includes Ford's proven 1.6-litre Duratec
Ti-VCT unit with outputs of 105 PS and 125 PS.

The responsive and economical all-aluminium 16-valve Ti-VCT engine has been further optimised and tuned, with reduced internal friction and improved breathing in the exhaust system, to deliver reduced fuel consumption and enhanced torque output.

95 PS/115 PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi
The 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel has been completely updated with changes to the combustion system, fuel injection system and turbocharger to deliver improved performance, fuel economy and refinement.

Focus customers can choose between two different power ratings: 95 PS and 115 PS. Both variants offer ample pulling power and a broad spread of torque, while the 115 PS engine delivers extra performance via the transient overboost feature which increases peak torque from 270 Nm to 285 Nm during hard acceleration.

This powertrain also offers exceptional economy, achieving average fuel consumption of 4.2 litres/100 km (67 mpg)* and CO2 emissions of 109g/km.

115 PS/140 PS/163 PS 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi
Like its smaller counterpart, the 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel has been comprehensively re-engineered to deliver increased power and torque to the diesel line-up in the Focus, but not at the expense of fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

Paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, the 2.0-litre TDCi is available in 140 PS and 163 PS ratings, while the Focus can also be specified with the high-efficiency Ford PowerShift 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with the 115 PS, 140 PS and
163 PS versions of the engine.

160 PS 2.0-litre DI Ti-VCT for North America
For the North American market, and selected other markets which favour petrol powertrains, the new Focus is fitted with a completely new 160 PS 2.0-litre petrol engine which combines high-pressure direct injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency.

The new 2.0-litre DI Ti-VCT engine is up to 20 horsepower more powerful than the current 2.0 Duratec I-4 unit featured in the North American Focus, while contributing to projected fuel economy gains of more than 10 per cent.

To maximise its performance and economy advantage, the 2.0-litre DI Ti-VCT engine is mated with the latest dry-clutch six-speed Ford PowerShift automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) With its high-efficiency dual dry-clutch design, the transmission alone can help to reduce fuel consumption by up to 9 per cent compared to a traditional four-speed automatic.

Ford ECOnetic Technologies Minimise CO2
In addition to the highly efficient petrol and diesel powertrain offering, the new Focus range also incorporates other features from the Ford ECOnetic Technologies programme to help minimise fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Most notably, the Focus is the first Ford model to standardise Ford Auto-Start-Stop technology across a significant part of the range. All vehicles with the 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost petrol engine and the 1.6-litre TDCi diesel engine – equating to around 50 per cent of the European sales volume – are equipped with Ford Auto-Start-Stop, which typically reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 10 per cent in urban driving.

For the ultimate in efficiency, the Focus range will be available with a dedicated, ultra-low CO2 ECOnetic derivative later in 2011.

'We are determined to take a leadership position on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, and optimising efficiency has been an absolute priority during the development of the new Focus,' said Derrick Kuzak. 'By making new technologies like our Ford EcoBoost engines and Ford Auto-Start-Stop widely available to C-car customers, we are making a significant step forward in reducing the environmental impact of our products.'

Launching the New Focus
'With the launch just a few months away, we are very excited about introducing the new Ford Focus to the European market,' said Stephen Odell. 'With its desirable combination of dynamic design, outstanding driver appeal, unmatched levels of technology and impressive fuel economy, we believe that the new model will expand the appeal of the Focus brand to a whole new generation of customers.'

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