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FORD FOCUS HATCHBACK

1.0 EcoBoost 125 Active X Edition Auto 5dr

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Optional Extras

Driver Convenience

Entertainment

Exterior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Fuel Type
Fuel Type Petrol
Co2
Co2 140.00g/km
Transmission
Transmission Automatic
Top Speed
Top Speed 121mph

Standard Equipment

Technical Data

Review

Driver Convenience

  • 12.3" Digital instrument cluster
  • Bluetooth system
  • Digital clock
  • Easy fuel capless refuelling system
  • Eco mode
  • Ford SYNC 3 navigation with 8" TFT touchscreen, and app link Android auto/Apple carplay
  • Intelligent speed assist
  • PAS
  • Pre collision assist with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian/cyclist detection
  • Rotary gear shift dial
  • Selectable drive modes with slippery and trail mode
  • Trip computer
  • Wireless charging pad

Entertainment

  • 2 USB ports
  • Aux input

Exterior Features

  • Active branded scuff plates
  • Active front and rear bumper with unique upper and lower grille
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Auto headlamps (on/off)
  • Automatic rain sensing wipers
  • Black painted roof and mirror caps
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body coloured door handles
  • Electrically operated and heated door mirrors with side indicators
  • Electrically operated front and rear windows with one touch opening and closing
  • Front variable intermittent wipers with electric wash
  • Heated rear window
  • LED daytime running lamp
  • Openable panorama roof
  • Power folding door mirrors with puddle lights
  • Quickclear heated windscreen
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Tailgate wash/wipe
  • Twin exhaust pipes
  • Unique door and instrument panel inserts
  • Unique skid plates and side rocker mouldings

Interior Features

  • 3 spoke leather trimmed steering wheel with integrated audio controls
  • 6 way power adjustable driver seat
  • Driver's lumbar support
  • Dual zone electronic air temperature control
  • Front and rear floor mats with blue stitching
  • Front passenger seat manual height and lumbar adjust
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • Height adjustable front headrests
  • Isofix child seat preparation
  • Leather heated steering wheel
  • Part leather upholstery
  • Reach + rake adjustable steering column
  • Rear centre headrest
  • Soft console knee pads with blue stitching

Safety

  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution
  • Auto hold function
  • Driver airbag
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic stability control
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Front inertia reel height adjustable seatbelts with pre-tensioners
  • Front passenger airbag
  • Front side airbags
  • Hill start assist
  • MyKey system
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Post collision braking
  • Power child locks on rear doors
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Three rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbelts
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Ford keyfree system with Keyless entry and keyless start/sleep mode key fob
  • Remote central locking & engine immobiliser
  • Thatcham category 1 alarm

Technical

  • Raised ride height (30mm higher than standard)

Wheels

  • 18" 5x2 spoke absolute black machined painted alloy wheels
  • Mini steel spare wheel

Emissions - ICE

  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    140
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    144
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    134

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    999
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    8 SPEED
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    8.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    5.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    45.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    47.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    53.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    34.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    48.7

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.0
  • Badge Power
    125
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    EcoBoost 125
  • Coin Series
    Active X Edition
  • Generation Mark
    3
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    12E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    1
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    96
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    87
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    72
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    75
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    18000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    11.1
  • Engine Power - BHP
    125
  • Engine Power - KW
    92
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    148
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    20.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    200
  • Top Speed
    121

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    Yes
  • Tyre Size Front
    215/50 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear
    215/50 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare
    SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Style
    5x2 SPOKE
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Length
    4378
  • Wheelbase
    2700
  • Width
    1825
  • Width (including mirrors)
    1979

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    52
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1250
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    273
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1371
  • No. of Seats
    5

Much is expected from this fourth generation Ford Focus. Designed from a clean sheet of paper, it looks set to give its rivals plenty to think about. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

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.

Summary

Even in its most basic form, this Focus remains an entertainer at heart, a car you'll feel at one with thanks to its progressive body control and steering precision. As a result, it's still a default pick amongst family hatchbacks if you like your driving. But not everyone does. Many family hatchback folk are buying a car of this kind simply because it ticks the right boxes for safety, practicality and running costs and I've a suspicion that it's these people who'll have their perceptions most changed by this much improved MK4 model. They may, like us, wonder why it couldn't have been just a touch more visually interesting. And wish for a slightly more classy cabin. But they'll certainly like the responsively frugal new-generation engines, the higher safety standards, the improved quality and the fact that at long last, there's decent rear passenger and luggage space. In short, if you can afford the asking prices, you'll find that here's a family hatchback that now has its priorities right, a car that's grown up, but one that still knows how to enjoy itself. I wonder just how many owners will ever discover that?

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