Ford and its local partner Regent Motors today officially launched the new Focus. Stylish, packed with an array of smart technologies and powered by Ford’s award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, the new Focus offers Singapore customers a perfect blend of power and fuel efficiency.
The new Focus 1.0-litre is available in 10 exciting colours: Frozen White, Blazer Blue, Race Red, Absolute Black, Deep Impact Blue, Moondust Silver, Magnetic, Iceberg, Lunar Sky And Caribou.
“With its smart and safe technologies, the new Focus offers an unmatched driving experience, and now with the added fuel efficiency benefits of our award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, which delivers an exhilarating fun-to-drive experience,” said David Westerman, managing director, Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company.
The new Focus 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost engine pumps out an impressive 125PS of power and 170 Nm of torque, and was named overall ‘International Engine of the Year’ for an unprecedented three consecutive years. Helping drivers harness this power is a new, lightweight and efficient six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, for the ultimate sporty drive. This combination delivers a 14 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency compared to the current 1.6-litre Focus.
Equipped with up to six airbags, the new Focus gives drivers extra confidence with the latest safety technologies like Enhanced Transitional Stability, which can predict a skid and step in early to potentially prevent a loss of control. Also offering drivers extra peace-of-mind is Ford’s ultra-bright bi-xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, and front and rear seatbelt reminders.
The new Focus also features Auto Start-Stop technology, which turns the engine off to save fuel when the vehicle is stopped, then restarts the engine in milliseconds when the brake is released.
“The new Focus’ performance, handling, fuel efficiency and smart technologies means it is the perfect match for Singapore – for how we live, how we drive, and what we want from a small car,” said Foo Tee Boon, managing director, Regent Motors.
“The addition of the Focus 1.0L completes our EcoBoost lineup in Singapore – with all Ford passenger cars in our showroom now benefiting from the increased power, increased fuel efficiency, and lower emissions offered by EcoBoost technology.”
CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY
The new Focus features a host of cutting-edge technologies to help drivers stay connected and in control.
Chief among these is SYNC 2, the latest generation of Ford’s in-car connectivity system that boasts an eight-inch colour touchscreen to operate phone, entertainment and climate control using a simple voice command system.
The new Focus even allows owners to encourage safe driving when they are not behind the wheel, with Ford MyKey. Owners can programme a spare key to reduce the maximum speed of the vehicle, give an earlier low-fuel warning, limit the volume of the in-car entertainment or even disable it completely if the seatbelt is not fastened. The technology can provide reassurance to owners when lending their car to less experienced drivers.
EFFICIENT, POWERFUL AND FUN-TO-DRIVE
The new Focus is powered by Ford’s 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine, which was named overall ‘International Engine of the Year’ for an unprecedented three consecutive years from 2012-2014, and best in its category for five consecutive years from 2012-2016. (Click here for more details on our most recent win.)
The engine uses the core EcoBoost technologies of turbocharging, high-pressure direct fuel-injection and Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing to ensure optimum performance.
On the go, the new Focus takes the nameplate’s class-leading driving dynamics and fun-to-drive DNA to a new level with enhanced handling thanks to carefully tuned suspension and shock absorbers that make the vehicle more solid and responsive.
A more refined Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system further improves the driving experience with more precise steering and lower effort, while reducing unwanted damping and providing excellent feedback to the driver.