All Duratec petrol engines are equipped, as standard, with a five-speed manual transmission. New Focus has been engineered to the same high torsional stiffness levels as its predecessor. This error can lead to major engine damage and an expensive repair bill. It does not require any complex sub-systems such as torque converters, planetary gear sets, multiple wet clutches and multiple bands — all of which significantly reduce gearbox efficiency due to increased inertia and drag torque effects. A single warning light in the instrument cluster warns of changes to tyre diameters and possible tyre pressure loss while driving.
Teenagers should feel immediately comfortable. Exterior styling updates included the company's new hexagonal front grille, reshaped headlamps and taillights, a new front bumper and a new wheel design. In addition, the inlet tract and the coupling to the exhaust system were optimised along with the connection hose, which now has a new acoustically effective filter element. All versions of the efficient 1. It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until.
This is one of those things that distinguish the Focus from its competition, but there are a few problems with the implementation of it. Immediately obvious is the new front end, in particular the dynamic new form of the bonnet and the enlarged, trapezoidal opening of the new lower grille, plus newly sculpted headlamps. The Ford-patented integration of road sign-reading capability to optimise beam patterns enables the beam to be widened at junctions and roundabouts to better illuminate hazards that are not in the direction of travel. A stiff front subframe is complemented by the rear Control Blade suspension with its hydrobush design featuring a system of water filled pockets connected to an oil reservoir to deliver carefully tuned damping force. A Look the Kids Will Love? Energetic and responsive A sophisticated all-new chassis complemented with advanced driving technologies delivers a class-leading, energetic, engaging and rewarding fun-to-drive experience for all-new Focus five-door and wagon customers, alongside greater refinement. Once the pedal firms up, it lets you finely tune braking response with foot pressure.
An aerodynamics kit is standard, consisting of a modified front bumper skirt, rocker claddings and a rear spoiler. Another advantage of this set-up is that despite the reduced drag torque, the internal oil circuit of the system still has enough oil pressure to allow a completely smooth and immediate vehicle launch. Exceptional fuel mileage and very low maintenance costs. The two versions European and North American are not so different from one another, as Ford implemented their new One Ford strategy when building the Mk3 Focus generation 80 percent of the car remain. Drivers will appreciate in the well balanced performance comfort and signature agility, stability and precise reaction to steering inputs.
Styling on the sedan is unchanged for 2009. Send Mike an Hide full review. Lots of interior room for 4 adults. Generous in movement, the sheet metal is formed through highly tensioned, athletic sculpturing. Sophisticated jewellery elements reflect contemporary high-end consumer product design, with polished glass and brushed finishes among those offered for the passenger-side instrument panel deco-spear, door trims and air-vent registers. Like the new Ford Mondeo, the new Focus benefits from the acclaimed Ford Easyfuel capless refuelling system. For the diesel line-up, all the engines come with state-of-the-art common rail injection technology for high efficiency, high pulling power and low fuel consumption.
Compared to the previous generation, the 2009 Ford Focus is significantly quieter inside. The Focus is being offered with both gasoline and diesel engines. The facelift for the Mk2 Focus saw a redesign that follows Ford's Kinetic Design program that was started on the Mondeo in 2007 and in 2006 on the S-Max and the Ford Galaxy. The leading edge of the bonnet features a body-coloured appliqué. Where fitted, these technologies are complemented by different finishes for different series levels, for example black and chrome for Titanium vehicles and full chrome for other variants. The coupe has a three-person backseat, just like the sedan. Forty-metre furnaces use gas and magnetic induction to heat boron steel plates to 930 degrees C, making them pliable enough to be moulded by 1,250 tonne presses.
The most outstanding difference from the previous generation was the increase of the chassis in length, wi. By Zach Bowman For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. To make driving with the 2. Designed and built without compromise to deliver assured performance and to reduce braking distances to a minimum, the braking system delivers a very smooth and defined initial bite at low speeds to optimise urban performance. The new Ford Focus is the world's first vehicle based on the new Ford C2 platform, designed to enhance impact performance. In addition, 2009 sees the addition of an antiskid system to the options list, a feature that was sorely lacking.
Focus introduces a new human-centric design philosophy that fuses emotional exterior styling with class-leading aerodynamics; and delivers an interior offering more space combined with high quality materials and craftsmanship. Powertrains are supported by standard Auto Start-Stop for reduced running costs; and slick-shifting six-speed manual and new eight-speed automatic transmissions for effortless cruising. For the Ghia and the Titanium series, a specially developed X-pack is available that ultimately underlines the stylistic intention of the respective equipment series. The system uses the forward-facing camera to monitor lane markings up to 65 metres ahead, enabling light from the headlamps to be angled into the corner pre-emptively for improved visibility on approach, rather than relying solely on the driver's steering wheel inputs. To improve the aerodynamics further, the outer areas of the lower grille were fitted with blanking plates on the inside surface. Advanced front lighting systems New Focus comes with bright and efficient halogen headlamps, but the car can be specified with one of two optional, advanced front lighting systems.
The 2009 Ford Focus is available as either a traditional sedan or two-door coupe. Alongside the standard petrol engine family, the turbocharged 2. A new range of seat fabrics with contrasting stitching also has been designed, and for the first time, customers of Ghia and Titanium models except wagon and those equipped with a sunroof will get a high quality woven headliner. While the first Focus set the standard, the all-new 2004 model - in which the wheelbase was increased by 25 mm, the track by 40 mm, and numerous improved details to axle and spring elements, bearings and anti-roll bars were introduced — moved the Focus story on even further. The change then takes place through the opposed activation of both clutches, the clutch activations being co-ordinated such that no torque interruption occurs. One of the more appealing features for the Ford Focus is the upgraded stereo, which Cars. Torsional rigidity is improved by 20 per cent compared with the previous generation Focus, and the stiffness of individual suspension attachment points is increased by up to 50 per cent, reducing flex for better body control.
The system automatically applies the brakes if it detects a potential collision and the driver does not respond to warnings; can now also detect cyclists; and functions in the dark using light from the headlamps. The keyless entry system uses a radio signal that the vehicle recognises to communicate with the key when the driver approaches the car with the key about their person. The central section of the instrument panel and the centre console have a wood effect on Ghia while an aluminium finish underlines the cool modern techno feel of the Titanium. This engine — along with all other Ford Focus petrol and diesel engines — benefits from a new insulated, weight reduced cowl panel, for optimum acoustics and a new carpet with a modified heavy duty coating for further sound deadening. The overall design of the car was inspired by the Ka, but the interior was more American, inspired by the Mondeo. The instrument panel received a new backlighting color. However, the 2009 Ford Focus coupe does earn a perfect five-star rating for front impact tests.