Focus turns to new Ford

The new-look Ford Focus.
The new-look Ford Focus.

Details of one of the all-new Ford Focus have been announced, the most accomplished and technically-competent Focus ever – it is expected to arrive in Ireland at the end of the year.

Following closer collaboration with customers than ever before, the new Focus has been developed from the ground up to provide the most confidence-inspiring, intuitive, and rewarding driving and occupant experience of any mid-size family car in Europe.

Apart from the newness of the visual sides of the car, the most sophisticated range of Ford driver assistance technologies ever offered to Ford customers is seamlessly integrated to enable an intuitive, stress-reducing and refined driving experience.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is now enhanced with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane-Centring for effortlessly negotiating stop-start traffic.

Ford’s Adaptive Front Lighting System with new camera-based Predictive curve light and Sign-based light that pre-adjust headlamp patterns for improved visibility by monitoring bends in the road and – for the first time in the industry – road signs.

Active Park Assist 2 that now also operates gear selection, acceleration and braking to enable fully-automated manoeuvres at the push of a button while Ford’s first Head-up display (HUD) to be offered in Europe, helping drivers focus their attention on the road ahead.

Also new is Evasive Steering Assist, a technology that helps drivers steer around stopped or slower vehicles to help avoid collisions.

Crucially, the new Focus remains true to the nameplate’s 20-year legacy of class-leading driving dynamics, further enhanced with the first Focus-application of Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) technology for the independent front and rear suspension systems; new Drive Modes; an isolated rear subframe for greater refinement; and Ford-patented spring technology.

For more,  read this week’s Connacht Tribune.