Ford Adds Style to Update 2015 Focus

Posted by at 12:54 pm on March 7, 2014

2015 Ford FOcusFord has updated the Focus in time for this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The exterior is definitely a little more grown-up, and bears a stronger resemblance to the larger Ford Fusion. The cabin is set for a similar facelift, with simplified controls and a less cluttered center console. With the Focus being one of the best selling vehicles in the world, these changes help keep it fresh and relevant.

A new 1.5-liter diesel engine is one of the focal points of the car’s mechanical upgrades – though it’s unlikely that Ford will bring diesels to the Focus range here in the States. Ford is also going to offer the highly capable 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine in the U.S.-spec Focus, however. This cool little turbocharged motor already sees duty in the sub-compact Fiesta sedan and hatch.

Ironically, the smaller engine won’t be the base one in the Focus range. The entry-level model continues with a standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder – the 3-cylinder EcoBoost is going to be an extra-cost option.

Standard safety features include antilock brakes (rear drums on S and SE; rear discs on others), stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a rearview camera. The Ford Sync system, which is available on all Focus models, also includes an emergency crash notification feature that automatically dials 911 when paired with a compatible cell phone. Ford’s MyKey system, which can be used to set certain parameters for teen drivers, is standard on every Focus except the S sedan.

It’s set up well to go against competitors like the Chevy Cruz, Honda CIvic and Mazda 3 with it’s more premium look and styling. It should arrive in dealer showrooms during the second half of this year.

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