2012 Ford Focus


The UK’s best-selling car to date happens to be a hot hatch wearing an American badge and it is by no means a pushover. Ford’s hottest selling model, the redesigned 2012 Ford Focus, is now available in the UK as a five door hatchback or estate with a variety of trim levels and engines plus a long list of goodies that will rival your local candy shop. The Focus is also reasonably priced and with good reason, Ford Motors has targeted the European market in its global mission to bring forth a Ford in every driveway and make the Ford Focus a global car. 

Prices will start at £15,800 and for that amount one might expect a bare-bones vehicle. But surprisingly, consumers will get more standard equipments than what the Ford Focus’ closest rival could offer. The entry-level Focus Edge model comes with a well-designed interior and quality materials are used all over. There’s a standard voice-controlled digital radio with Bluetooth and USB connection, aircon, power door locks/mirrors/ front windows, stability and torque control systems, anti-lock brakes, and front/side/curtain airbags for safety. An upgrade to the sporty Focus Zetec trim will include keyless entry, automatic headlights, rear spoiler for the hatchback, 16” alloy wheels and a sportier suspension setting. The top spec trim, the Titanium X, would set you back around £25,250 and for that price you get all standard amenities plus leather trims and heated seats, MyFord Touch technology, xenon headlights, LED park lights, one-touch folding side mirrors, 17” alloy wheels, and parking assist sensors among others. 

The 2012 Ford Focus will be powered by three different types of engines, all with frugality in mind. Buyers get to choose from two types of turbo diesels: first is a 1.6L TDCi with 115hp while the other is a 2.0TDCi with a smooth 150 hp under the bonnet. Then there’s the 1.6 litre, 4-cylinder 150 horsepower EcoBoost petrol engine that sips fuel at a rate of 40mpg. All power generated by these engines is thrown to the front wheels through a standard 5-speed manual gearbox, with a 6-speed automatic transmission listed as optional. 

Also included for the 2012 Ford Focus is a host of options and packages for upgrades such as Super Economy Fuel Package, Convenience Package, Sport Package plus the newly developed pop-out Door Edge Protector, a cushion strip that helps prevent car park-related property damages and will come in handy for those who have kids with them in the car.

There are also two new Ford Focus models worth waiting for to go on sale in the UK early in 2012. The first is the Ford Focus ECOnetic which uses a more frugal engine that is rated to consume 80 mpg and the second one is the all-new zero emission Focus Electric. Although actual prices and launch dates are still to be determined as of press time, these models are sure worth the wait if you are in the market for a new car.

Source: http://www.allreleasedates.co.uk/post/2011/11/02/2012-Ford-Focus.aspx

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