New Ford Focus Cars for sale

What’s new for the facelift, then?

The usual facelift stuff. There’s a fresh front bumper, new LED headlights and a redesigned grille which now features a Ford badge in its centre, pulling the Focus’s styling into step with that of the recently updated Fiesta supermini.

In the cabin, there’s a new 13.2-inch infotainment system, which runs on the same SYNC 4 software as the system fitted to the pure-electric Mustang Mach-E. The graphics are sharp, the screen is responsive and you get handy technology such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto thrown in as part of the package.

Ford has also moved the climate controls from a ph

Ford has also moved the climate controls from a physical panel on the centre console to a menu on the touchscreen, which is usually a cause for concern. However, the Focus’s system is one of the better ones, as it’s always accessible from a thin menu at the bottom of the screen.

What if I have a vehement hatred towards anything SUV-esque?

You’ve got a good head on your shoulders for starters. And you’re in luck with the Focus, too, because Ford has kept its ST-Line specification on for the facelift. The trim outfits the car with some of the sporty trinkets you get on the Focus ST hot hatchback, which makes it drive a little sharper and adds a bit of kerb appeal.

On top of the aforementioned facelift updates, you get lowered suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, a racy body kit, a spoiler for the tailgate, bucket seats, a sports steering wheel and a slightly noisier twin-tip exhaust system. Got all that? Good.

The sporty suspension offers better body control a

The sporty suspension offers better body control and quite a bit more grip than the standard Focus – and the firm damping means it’s great fun on a short thrash down a B-road. The trade-off is the harsher ride can get tiresome on the motorway.

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WHAT ABOUT THE INTERIOR?

The mid-life facelift also brought very slight interior updates, with all but the base-spec Trend trim getting a giant 13.2-inch infotainment system which handles navigation, media, and phone connectivity. Ford says that the screen is the largest you’ll find in the segment, but crucially it comes at the expense of proper climate control buttons, all of which now move into a little bar at the bottom of the display. Seems like a backwards step to us.

Recent Updates of Focus

Ford Focus is currently not present in the production, but one can surely opt for a used one. It used to come in four different colours – Magnetic, Ingot Silver, Oxford White, and Shadow Black. The buyers were offered with 13 trims in the US – ELECTRIC, S SEDAN, SE SEDAN, SE HATCH, SEL SEDAN, SEL HATCH, TITANIUM SEDAN, TITANIUM HATCH, ST and RS. There were two engine options on offer – a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder unit or a 1.0-litre Turbocharged EcoBoost motor. The pricing started at $20,540 and went up to $41,120. In the safety test, Focus was able to achieve a 5-Star safety rating.

Ford Focus Variants

There are 10 variants available of Focus: Electric, S Sedan, SE Sedan, SE Hatch, SEL Sedan, SEL Hatch, Titanium Sedan, Titanium Hatch, ST and RS.

Ford Focus Power-trains

The Focus is powered by a 1998cc 4-cylinder Petrol engine produces 160 hp of power and 198 Nm of torque and 2298cc 4-cylinder Petrol engine produces 350 hp of power and 475 Nm of torque.It comes with the option of a 5-Speed Manual and 6-Speed Automatic transmission gearbox.

Ford Focus Features

The feature list of Focus includes Power Door Locks, Anti Theft Device and Anti-Theft Alarm in terms of security.Features for Comfort & Convenience include Air Conditioner, Power Windows Front, Power Windows Rear, Automatic Climate Control, Heater, Engine Start/Stop Button, Adjustable Seats, Heated Seats – Front, Automatic Headlamps, Accessory Power Outlet, Power Steering, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Foldable Rear Seat, Remote Trunk Opener, Low Fuel Warning Light, Rear Seat Headrest, Cup Holders-Front, Cup Holders-Rear, Bottle Holder, Vanity Mirror, Keyless Entry and Centre Console Armrest.Features for Entertainment & communication include Touch Screen, FM/AM/Radio, Navigation System, CD Player, USB & Auxiliary Input, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear, Integrated 2DIN Audio and Voice Control.

Ford Focus Interior

The interior features include Tacho Meter, Electronic Multi Tripmeter, Leather Seats, Leather Steering Wheel, Digital Odometer and Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank.

Ford Focus Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Adjustable Headlights, Fog Lights Front, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rear Window Wiper, Rear Window Defogger, Power Antenna, Rear Spoiler, Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator and Remote Fuel Lid Opener.

Ford Focus Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Passenger Airbag, Side Airbag-Front, Child Safety Locks, Driver Airbag, Anti-Lock Braking System, Brake Assist, Ebd, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts, Rear Camera, Crash Sensor, Engine Check Warning, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams and Door Ajar Warning.

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New Ford Focus styling

The new 2022 Ford Focus is more of a model refresh than an all-new car from the ground up, but there are some notable changes. The bonnet has been redesigned to raise the height of the nose. The famous Ford ‘blue oval’ badge has also been moved to the lip of the bonnet, while the air vents and grille have also been made larger and wider at the front. 

All models get LED headlights with an integrated fog light function. The rear LED tail light clusters have also been redesigned, with a LED light signature that makes the back of the new Focus strikingly similar to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Performance-inspired ST-Line models get sharper styling, with a trapezoidal upper grille that’s surrounded by a gloss black honeycomb finish alongside wide side vents and a deeper lower grille. You also get side body skirting, a rear diffuser and a rear spoiler.

The rugged Focus Active takes inspiration from the design of the Kuga SUV with a wider upper grille, taller side vents, raised ride height and black plastic body cladding. The luxury-focussed Vignale spec adds satin finishes to the upper grille and side vents in place of the body colour finish.

Most versions of the Focus are fitted with alloy wheels as standard. Wheel sizes start at 16-inch for Trend and Titanium trim levels before growing to 17-inch for Active models. Sporty ST-Line versions of the Focus will run on 17- or 18-inch wheels depending on spec, while the Focus ST will feature huge 19-inch alloys and bright red brake calipers. 

ANYTHING ELSE WE SHOULD KNOW?

There seem to be nearly as many suspension setups as there are engines. Hatches with the lowest power have a torsion-beam setup. It uses banana-shaped springs that push the outer rear wheel outwards as the car rolls in a corner, keeping the trailing arm pointing straight and the wheel better aligned.

Meanwhile, more powerful hatches get a short-and-long arm setup (as the original Focus pioneered). Its advantages are ride quietness and steering precision. 

Then there’s the crossover-style Focus Active with its extra black plastic cladding and what Ford describes as ‘rough road suspension’ with a slightly increased ride height. Not an out and out off-roader, then.

Estates get a different layout of SLA system, with the dampers laid near-horizontally, to improve boot space. Top models get the option of adaptive dampers too. Make sense? 

You can read our long term review of the pre-facelift Ford Focus by clicking these blue words.

Find a used Ford Focus for sale

Delays to the new Ford Focus means there are some attractive deals on the current Focus model

Less than £8,000 is enough to get you behind the wheel of a 2015 model with less than 80,000 miles on the clock, while a budget of £10,000 will get you a newer model in the desirable Titanium spec. 

Nearly new 1.0 EcoBoost models with mild-hybrid tech can be found for under £23,000 with delivery mileage. However, if you want a Focus ST model then you’ll need to pay £30,000+ for a model from 2021. 

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