Apr 11 2018
"We're more selectively competing in the vehicle business, so this Focus reveal is a big deal for us", Jim Farley, Ford's president of global markets, said in an interview. The Focus, one of Ford's most popular vehicles of all-time from a global standpoint, has received a full redesign and will be on sale in North American in the second half of 2019 as a 2020 model.
The trim levels available on the new Focus, in ascending order of price, include Style, Zetec, Titanium, ST-Line, Titanium X, ST Line X and Vignale. The lighter 1.0-litre EcoBoost and 1.5-litre EcoBlue will use a torsion beam, which Ford would rather refer to as a twist-beam, but infused with Ford-patented force vectoring spring technology borrowed from the Fiesta ST. Ford did not provide specifics on the new Focus for the USA market such as which body styles, trims or powertrains would be offered here. It's worth noting that to begin with that at launch the new 1.5-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engines are not available.
Ford's director of product communications, Jay Ward, tweeted on the launch of the new Focus this morning: "It's here!"
ST-Line X (£24,050): The ST-Line X adds 18in alloy wheels, red brake calipers and numerous luxury features found on the Titanium X model.
The SUV segment of the market is really booming, and Ford expects that more than a third of new auto sales will SUV within the next couple of years.
Top end versions of the new Focus will also be able to handle the daily grind without the driver needing to touch the brake or accelerator pedals.
For more on the Ford Focus, read the in-depth reviews at The Car Connection.
Adaptive cruise control (ACC) enhanced with stop & go, speed sign recognition and lane-centring for effortlessly negotiating stop-start traffic.
Ford says the new chassis aims to provide an "energetic, engaging and rewarding fun-to-drive experience".
Engine options include Ford's award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol plus a new 1.5-litre petrol.
The newest Ford Focus, which was unveiled Tuesday, will be sold in the US later next year, a Ford official confirmed to The Car Connection. Prices for the hatch will start from £17,930 while the estate in Style trim will be priced from £19,050. The new Focus also debuts a new 8-speed 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.
To build on its well-established reputation for keen ride and handling, the car's torsional rigidity is improved by 20% compared with the previous generation Focus, and the stiffness of individual suspension attachment points is increased by up to 50%, reducing flex for better body control.
Apr 11 2018
Trump calls Federal Bureau of Investigation raid a 'witch hunt'
Trump says he did not know about the payment and that he still does not know where Cohen got the money. As if on cue, The Hill reported , also on Monday, that Trump was floating the idea of firing Mueller.
Apr 11 2018
Hawaii students' reading scores improve as nation's stagnate
For instance, just over half of North Carolina's white and nonpoor students earned proficient ratings in fourth-grade reading. Rhode Island ranked below the national average on eighth-grade math and higher than the nation on fourth-grade reading.
Apr 09 2018
The Rock: "You Will Not See Me" at WrestleMania 34
Rousey, 31, received a raucous reaction from the crowd as she walked down the aisle to the tune of Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation". But Rousey, who was watched by her former UFC boss Dana White , stepped in for the save to deny Triple H and his wife victory.
Apr 08 2018
'Not in a trade war with China' says Trump
For example, by imposing tariffs on soybeans, they were targeting the residents of Iowa, which tend to lean Republican. In the brewing trade-war between the United States and China, the list of losers already outweighs the winners.
Apr 08 2018
Danilo: Manchester City need to put derby disappointment behind them
The Argentine was denied a potentially brilliant equalizer by an excellent save from David de Gea in the 89 minute. He said that he didn't want us to be the clowns who stand there watching them win their trophy'.
Apr 08 2018
Sunny skies, climbing temps on tap for this week
With different areas of the county still under water, residents should prepare for more bad weather over the next week. If the storm system speeds up, we'll need to watch roads since morning temperatures will be below freezing.
Apr 07 2018
China media rallies over US tariff action
Trump cited dropping aluminum prices as proof his get-tough trade policies are working in a Twitter message Friday morning. The move came a day after both the US and China officials indicated they are willing to negotiate on frictions.
Apr 07 2018
Baseball Team Happy to Be in Florida
Melo added a three-run home run in the fourth, and Place added his second long ball of the day in the seventh to score two more. Joseph coach John Welch. "We begin a new era with some talented returning players and incoming freshmen", Geis said.
Apr 06 2018
Markets fall on trade war fears
ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude fell 34 cents to $63.20 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Soybeans topped the list, which also included corn, tobacco products, cars and other vehicles, plastics and chemicals.
Apr 06 2018
Kevin De Bruyne: 'I only spoke to Jose Mourinho twice at Chelsea'
Following a successful league form , the visitors will be looking forward to registering a famous win over the deflated City side. The Red Devils now occupy the second spot with 68 points, but a defeat on Saturday could see them slip down the table.
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