GO
GoAutoLogo
MENU

Make / Model Search

Ford - Focus - Titanium EcoBoost

Ford Focus

Make: Ford

Model: Focus

Released: Dec 2018

Ford logo15 Feb 2019

By JUSTIN HILLIARD

Ford launched its fourth-generation Focus small car in December 2018 with three variants – Trend hatch and ST-Line hatch and wagon.
 
All variants were motivated by a 1.5-litre EcoBoost turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that produced 134kW of power at 6000rpm and 240Nm of torque at 1600rpm.
 
An eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission with paddle-shifters was mated to all variants, with drive exclusively sent to the front wheels.
 
The Focus was the first model to be underpinned by Ford’s new C2 platform, ushering in a “human-centric” philosophy for its clean-sheet exterior and interior designs, as well as a 40 and 20 per cent increase in front crash load capability and torsional rigidity respectively.
 
The A-pillars were positioned further rearward, resulting in a longer bonnet and front fenders, while the wheelbase was 53mm longer and the overhangs were shorter. Weight was reduced by up to 88 kilograms in like-for-like variants.
 
Aerodynamics were honed further thanks to a sleeker, lower profile and truncated corners as well as an active grille shutter, air-curtain inlets, an optimised rear spoiler and window strakes, and additional underbody shielding.
 
The ST-Line added a honeycomb grille insert, a bodykit, a 10mm-lower sports suspension (including a multi-link rear axle), chrome dual exhaust tailpipes, rear privacy glass and 17-inch alloy wheels to stand out from the Trend.
 
Inside, the ST-Line picked up a flat-bottom steering wheel, sports seats, red stitching, a black roofliner and alloy pedals.
 
The wagon version also featured roof rails, a two-tier boot floor, load-compartment loops, a rear tonneau cover and remote seat release. With its split-fold second row stowed, 1653L of cargo capacity was available.

Latest reviews

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.