The Ford Focus combines a sporty exterior style with a spacious interior littered with advanced driving technologies. It’s no surprise that the Focus has been one of the most popular cars among Irish motorist since the model first launched back in 1998.
Ford engineers collaborated closely with car-buyers to develop a Focus five-door hatchback and even more practical Focus wagon models in distinctive versions, each with their own personality – including the stylish Focus Titanium, sporty Focus ST-Line and upscale Focus Vignale. The Focus Active crossover model features rugged sports utility vehicle-inspired styling that includes raised ride-height, roof bars and additional cladding.
The sporty Focus silhouette is the most aerodynamic in its class. Athletic and dynamic with a long bonnet and muscular rear haunches, each model is differentiated with unique elements including satin aluminium details for the Vignale exterior; large spoiler and open front apertures for the ST-Line; and contrast silver front and rear skid plates for the Active.
Inside, simple, clean lines, expressive materials and seamlessly integrated surfaces make travelling in the Focus a more calming experience. The front doors now flow fluidly behind the instrument panel for a wrap-around effect, and soft touch materials deliver a more premium feel.
Advanced driver assistance technologies make driving a Ford Focus on motorways, in stop-start traffic and in town easier than ever before; and they are designed to make the driving experience more comfortable, less demanding and safer.
Adaptive Cruise Control, which helps the vehicle maintain a comfortable driving distance from vehicles ahead, is enhanced with:
Stop & Go, which enables the Focus to come to a complete halt in stop-start traffic. The car will automatically pull away if the stopped for less than 3 seconds, or the driver can push a steering wheel button or the accelerator to pull away after more than 3 seconds.
Speed Sign Recognition, which can adjust the vehicle speed to within legal limits by monitoring speed signs and information from the onboard navigation system.
Lane-Centring, which helps reduce stress during long road trips by helping keep the vehicle centred in its lane.
The Ford Focus delivers one of the most fun-to-drive experiences of any mid-size family car. The sophisticated independent rear suspension system is offered for the first time with Continuously Controlled Damping, which every 2 milliseconds monitors suspension, body, steering and braking inputs, and adjusts suspension responses for the smoothest possible ride. The technology can also detect potholes to reduce the impact for passengers. All Focus models now also feature Drive Modes that adjust the car’s characteristics to match the driving situation.