Ford revealed the new Focus in 2008 in order to celebrate the model’s tenth anniversary. It comes with fresh, new ’kinetic design’ exterior, upgraded interior, new features and technologies. The line-up includes the new four-door saloon, the Focus Coupé-Cabriolet and the sporty flagship model Focus ST.
The new Focus features a more sporty and muscular styling with new front end with dynamic new form of the bonnet and the enlarged, trapezoidal opening of the new lower grille, plus newly sculpted headlamps.
The Focus is being offered with both gasoline and diesel engines. Standard cylinder capacities range from 1.4 to 2.0-litres, 80 hp to 145 hp respectively. All Duratec petrol engines are equipped, as standard, with a five-speed manual transmission. The ST version is powered by a 2.5-litre Duratec five-cylinder engine that delivers 225 hp at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 320 Nm available throughout the range from 1,600 to 4,000 rpm.
For the diesel line-up, all the engines come with state-of-the-art common rail injection technology for high efficiency, high pulling power and low fuel consumption. Depending on the market, the 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi delivers either 90 or 109 hp. Next in the powertrain line-up for Focus diesel engines is the popular 1.8-litre Duratorq TDCi, delivering 115 hp and a maximum torque of 280 Nm at 1,900 rpm. The 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi engine has 136 hp and a maximum torque of 320 Nm.
The Focus can hit a top speed of 245 km/h.