Ford announces prices of the new Focus. Priced from £15,995 (including 2011 VAT increase), the new Focus will go on sale from March 2011 across UK.
Standard equipment on all models will include Ford’s Torque Vectoring Control technology which debuted on the new Ford C-MAX. This electronic system balances the distribution of engine torque between the driven front wheels to optimise grip and stability irrespective of driving conditions or road surface.
Also included on new Ford Focus models are digital radio (DAB), Bluetooth and USB connectivity, voice control of key convenience features, Thatcham Category 1 alarm, Ford Easy Fuel (to prevent misfuelling), front, side and curtain airbags, ESP, ABS and Isofix child seat attachments.
The lead-in model, the Ford Focus Edge, is priced from £15,995 for the 1.6-litre 105PS petrol and £16,995 for the 1.6-litre 95PS TDCi.
The Zetec model, forecast to be best seller, starts at £16,995 (1.6-litre 105PS petrol) and adds 16in alloy wheels, Quickclear heated front windscreen and door mirrors, leather steering wheel, front fog lamps and sports-style seats.
Titanium series will start from £18,745 (1.6-litre 125PS petrol), comes with supplementary features including keyless start, dual electronic automatic temperature control, Hill Start Assist (HSA), rain-sensing front wipers, automatic headlamps, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, cruise control with speed limiter, premium Sony audio and Ford’s tyre deflation detection system.
Topping the range is the Titanium X (from £21,245 for the 1.6-litre 150PS EcoBoost petrol), which adds partial leather trim, heated front seats, 17in alloy wheels, Active Park Assist, Bi-Xenon headlamps, LED day running lights, headlamp jet wash, power driver’s seat and power-fold mirrors.