Ford, the US auto major, already launched its small car Ford Figo in India and aiming to launch more compact vehicles in the country. Now the company is planning to launch Ford Focus in India. However, the news is not new for Indian car lovers. From 2003, expectations are in air and a couple of Ford officials had also confirmed the news. Again the insiders are indicating the launch of Ford Focus in India. The Ford Focus was unveiled in Europe in July 1998 followed by worldwide launch in Feb 2000. After this year, Ford re-launched the car with more upgradation in different countries. In fact, Ford Focus is the best selling car of the US based auto firm. Once upon a time, it was the best selling family car in the UK. In International market Ford Focus is available in sedan, hatchback, 2-door cabriolet and coupe body type. But for India, it would be a sedan body type Ford Focus.
The Ford Focus will be loaded with 2.0 litre Duratec 16V DOHC engine that is capable of churning out a maximum power of 140 hp at 6,000 rpm and generating 136 Nm of peak torque at 4250 rpm. It also comes with a 2.0 litre, Duratec, 16V, DOHC, 20E, PZEV mill that develops a top power of 136 hp at 6000 rpm and belts out maximum torque of 133 Nm at 4250 rpm. The power train incorporates five-speed manual transmission. Moreover, four-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission is also there as an option.
The Ford Focus is a four door five seater sedan type car. It comes with a standard trunk capacity. The overall length of the vehicle is 4445 mm, width 1724mm and height is 1488mm. The car is equipped with advanced suspensions. The front suspension is Independent McPherson with stabilizer bar while the rear one is Control Blade Independent Multi-Link type. The front brake is vented disc and rear drum as standard equipment. Optional Anti-Lock Braking System with Traction Control is also provided.
The exterior and interior of the Ford Focus is representing world theme. Front fog lamps, stylish headlamps, electric powered outside rear view mirrors, bumper in body colour. The OVRMs and door handles are not in body colour. All side skirts are there to add sporty look of the machine. The interior of the car is classy and eye-soothing. The steering wheel of the vehicle is rack/reach adjustable. The seats can be adjusted manually. However, plenty of legroom, headroom, and shoulder room are ensured inside. Both seat rows are provided with cup holder and armrest. At the dashboard, sporty instrument panel and AC vents are placed. At the middle of the board, a MP3/CD player is fitted with attractive trim.
The Ford Focus sedan has been equipped with a 2.0 litre, Duratec, 16V DOHC, 1-4 engine and a 2.0 litre Duratec 16V DOHC 20E PZEV. The 2.0 litre, Duratec 16V DOHC, 1-4 powertrain cranks out a top power of 140 hp at 6000 rpm and lays out maximum torque of 136 Nm at 4250 rpm while the 2.0 litre Duratec 16V, DOHC, 20E PZEV powertrain delivers maximum power of 136 hp at 6,000 rpm and returns maximum torque of 133 Nm at 4250 rpm. The base model is incorporated with a 5 speed manual gearbox and optional 4 speed automatic transmission. The powertrains are developed in view to give class leading mileage in city and on highways.
The yet-to-be launched Ford Focus sedan in India, might be loaded with a 2.0 litre, Duratec, 16V, DOHC, 1-4 engine that is able to crank out top power of 140 hp at 6000 rpm and generates highest torque of 136 Nm at 4250 rpm whilst the 2.0 litre, Duratec, 16V, DOHC, 20E, PZEV engine churns out maximum power of 136 hp at 6,000 rpm and returns highest torque of 133 Nm at 4250 rpm. The vehicle is available with a five speed manual gearbox and optional 4 speed automatic transmission.
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The Ford Focus is powered by a 2.0 litre, Duratec, 16V, DOHC, 1-4 engine and a 2.0 litre, Duratec, 16V, DOHC, 20E PZEV powerplant. The upgraded 2.0 litre, Duratec, 16V, DOHC, 1-4 engine is able to pump out a top power of 140 hp at 6000 rpm and produces maximum torque of 136 Nm at 4250 rpm. The other 2.0 litre, Duratec, 16V, DOHC, 20E, PZEV is capable enough to lay out top power of 136 hp at 6000 rpm and returns top torque of 133 Nm at 4250 rpm.
The exterior appearance of the Ford Focus is awesome and superb. All the parts and equipments are fitted with utmost care and the end result is mind-blowing. The front face of the car is having unique 2 slats in chrome with centrally located Ford Logo; the headlamps are attached to the front grille and the tip of the headlamps connects to the grille end. The lower grille cluster is also well designed, it is in rectangular shape and comes in honeycomb design. At the both sides of the lower grille, the front fog lamps are placed.
The higher end Ford Focus variant comes equipped with power heated body colour rear view mirrors and door handles. The flow lines and curves of the exterior body have bold stance and appearance. The front headlamps and rear tail lamps are wrapped in dark chrome finish. In addition to this, the exhaust system is also wearing chrome finish. The base model of the Ford Focus is fitted with ORVMs and door handles. The Ford Focus has got body colour bumpers, rear window defroster, solar tinted glass and intermittent windshield wipers.
The Ford Focus is a sedan body type car that can accommodate five passengers in side. The overall length of the car is 4445 mm, width 1724 mm and height is 1488 mm. The car has a wider wheelbase of 2614mm.
The best part of the Ford Focus is its super-cool interior; the inside view is totally designed to attract international buyers or high-class segment, still it is not that much expensive. Let's begin with its most appealing feature, that is ambient lighting, the lighting is available in seven selectable options that make your cabin as beautiful as you wish for. The dashboard of the Ford Focus is just amazing with its plain and well placed features. The steering wheel of the car is multi-functional type that got mounted controls. The steering columns are tilted as well.
The centre dash is consists of CD/MP3 player and AC system; dashtop is having radio display with outside temperature. The instrument panel comprises of metallic instrument panel appliqué with bright cluster rings, door release handles and register accents; metallic console top plate; and performance cluster. The seats are wrapped in leather with heated front seats. Other interior features are: Auxiliary audio input jack, Courtesy lights with theater-dimming feature, Cupholders (2 front, 1 rear), Driver message center with dual trip odometer, mpg tracking and real-time fuel efficiency, Front and rear floor mats, Front-door bins and integrated bottle holders, Full-length center floor console with padded armrest Illuminated Entry System, Map pocket on front-passenger seat back, Powerpoints (2, 12-volt), Visor vanity mirrors, etc.
The Ford Focus is a sedan body type car from the major US auto maker, it comes with five seat arrangements. Both the seat rows are designed to provide ample legroom, hip room, headroom and shoulder room. The front seats are bucket seats with adjustable head restraints; the rear seat bench is 60:40 split foldable with adjustable head restraints. There is a spacious cargo area in the car that is of 13.8 cu. ft. wide. All the five seats are attached with 3 point safety belts as well.
The upcoming Ford Focus is speculated to be fitted with AC and CD/MP3 player along with clock and 4 speakers. The audio system can be controlled with steering mounted controls. The cabin is blessed with two power points and a aux input jack facility. Other comfort features include front 2 and rear one cup holders, front door bins and integrated bottle holders, illuminated entry system, power windows, etc.
The Ford Focus sedan, which is available in overseas market, is loaded with a 2.0 litre, Duratec 1-4 engine and a 2.0 litre, Duratec, 16V, DOHC, 20E, PZEV; the major difference between these two engines is power and torque delivery. The 2.0 litre, Duratec 1-4 powertrain produces a top power of 140 hp at 6000 rpm and belts out maximum torque of 136 Nm at 4250 rpm while the 2.0 litre, Duratec, 16V, DOHC, 20E, PZEV mill develops highest power of 136 hp at 6,000 rpm and generates peak torque of 133 Nm at 4250 rpm. The base model is mated with a 5 speed manual gearbox and optional 4 speed automatic transmission. Other higher end variants of the Ford Focus are also available with automatic 4 speed gearbox. The powertrains are developed in view to give class leading mileage in city and on highways.
The flagship Ford Focus sedan comes featured with most advanced mulitmedia system; there are a good number of optional media interface systems offered with the car. The standard multimedia system comprises of single CD/MP3 player with AM/FM and 4 speakers. It also houses Aux audio input jack courtesy lights with theater dimming feature. The higher-end variants of Ford Focus sports Ford SYNC® Equipment Group with SYNC voice-activated, in-vehicle connectivity system, leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and secondary audio controls, and auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The Ford Focus variants comes loaded with ordinary air conditioning system with sufficient AC vents. The model range is offered with an array of optional features and accessories such as Rapid Spec 401A – Moon & Tune Package includes power moonroof with shade, and Premium AM/FM stereo/single- CD player with MP3 capability, 8 speakers, 8-in. subwoofer and 190 watts- cruise control, large number of exterior and interior shades, etc.
The Ford Focus is available with different wheels choices starting from 15 inch steel wheels with silver painted covers, 15 inch aluminum alloy wheels, 16 inch Euroflange aluminum alloy wheels and 17 inch premium dark stainless painted aluminum alloy wheels. The tyre specification of the Ford Focus is P195/60R15 (low-rolling-resistance tires) for the base model and P205/50R16 tires & P215/45R17 tires for other top-end variants. It is expected that the Focus will be launched here with same wheels specifications.
The upcoming Ford Focus might be introduced here with front disc and rear drum type brakes. The braking system will be offered with 4 wheel Anti-lock Braking system. The suspension system of the Focus are European inspired front independent MacPherson Strut with stabilizer bar and the rear one are independent type with Control Blade. These advanced braking and suspension systems ensure high class riding experience along with providing better control over the vehicle.
To handle the Ford Focus, there are several handy equipments have been installed; the car has got optional cruise control, AdvanceTrac electronically stability control comprising 4 wheel ABS. To make sure occupants safety, the Ford Focus comes equipped with 2 dual stage front airbags, 2 front seat side airbags and 2 side curtain airbags, 3 point safety seat belts for all 5 seating positions, Belt-minder-front safety belt reminder, child safety rear door locks, remote keyless entry system with trunk release, securiLock- passive anti-theft system, tyre pressure monitoring system, etc. The company may cut short a few safety equipments in view to keep the vehicle cost low.
Ford Focus Pros :
Class leading interior design and features, great mileage, powerful engine.
Ford Focus Cons :
Awaiting the launch in India.
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