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Ford reveals all-new Focus lineup

Ford reveals all-new Focus lineup

Now in its 10th generation, the new Focus faces an even bigger challenge, making its pitch to coax drivers out of their crossovers and into something that Ford argues is just as practical.

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Engine options include Ford's award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol plus a new 1.5-litre petrol.

The three-cylinder unit is said to produce 110kW, though peak torque is yet to be confirmed. ST and RS models are expected to be added to the range in 2019.

Aerodynamics is another area where Ford has made significant effort, which has resulted in a 10 per cent average decrease in Carbon dioxide emissions and increase in fuel efficiency.

Also debuting on the 2019 Ford Focus is the new C2 platform, which will underpin a new look that seemingly combines various elements of its competitors including the Peugeot 308 and Mazda 3.

The A-pillars are positioned further rearward, resulting in a longer bonnet and front fenders.

Ford reveals all-new Focus lineup

There will be five-door hatchback and estate bodystyles, and a new Active version that has a more rugged look.

On the inside, the centre console has been simplified with an electric park brake and a rotary dial for gear selection. The engine will be mated to an eight-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.

And for the kids, or grown-up music fans, a new B&O PLAY sound system means music can be streamed via FordPass Connect or smartphone devices, through a 675 watt sound system. Because Ford ditched the out-going Focus's low-level trim levels to focus (sorry) on its best-selling trims, it actually means that the new model's range starts at over £2,000 less than the outgoing model.

The new Vignale variant has a luxury focus, with styling touches to the bodywork. It means the Zetec 1-litre, 98bhp petrol starts at £19,300, and the estate is £20,380. This what is worth knowing, including details of the new technologies, engines, body design, infotainment, interior, safety systems and the Active version.

The front end of the auto also features a slightly different design to the rest of the range, in the same way that the Vignale and ST-Line models also feature bumpers that subtly communicate the cars' differing uses.

New HID headlights reside at the front end, incorporating C-shaped LED daytime-running lights and a chrome outer bezel.

On the inside, the Vignale gets premium leather upholstery and fine-grain wood trim. The wheelbase of the vehicle increased by 53 mm, which helped to increase the space in the cabin, reducing front and rear overhangs. The features will vary by market, but include things such as adaptive cruise with stop & go ability, speed limit sign recognition, Active Park Assist with fully automated functionality and more.

In addition, for vehicle available head-up display, enhanced semi-automatic Parking control system "blind" zones, rear view camera, detection of pedestrians and cyclists, as well as adaptive suspension.

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