Ford Focus Mk 3 review (on)
The independent definitive Ford Focus EcoBoost () video review UK Breakdown Cover for £* The litre engien has proven extremely reliable to date although it might be worth having a chat with the. Ford Focus facelift review: 'Still the leader of the pack' in countries with million sold in Europe ( million of those in the UK). The Focus needed bringing up to date and the bodywork revisions work well and. For more than a century Ford's family cars have dominated in the UK thanks to a blend Ford Focus Mk3 (date) - Third-generation family car offers a winning mix of A facelifted Focus reached showrooms in August , with greater.
The six speed manual gearbox allows for a smooth and rapid drive and delivers punchy acceleration.
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With a steady grip bends and curves are no challenge for the ST. In both petrol and diesel, the Focus ST engine is heightened through an engineered sound simulator to enhance the engine noise. This adds to the sportier image Ford is pushing with this model.
Capable of drives over rocky terrain, to the everyday school run. It is designed to help drivers avoid or reduce the impact of motor accidents in slow moving or stand still traffic. This provides an advantageous safety feature and adds to the family-friendly practicality.
In terms of reliability, an overall feeling of safety and solidarity is provided.
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The ST provides boot storage space of litres. Chunkier side skirts and a large front bumper add to the robust build of the car. Slimmer headlights and a more sculpted bonnet complement their chunkier counterparts. Optional racing stripes and diffuser elements at either side of the exhaust add to the sportier feel that Ford aims for.
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Adaptive headlights and a standard rear-view camera are also introduced as part of the Focus ST facelift. Interior features The brand new Focus ST comes with an 8-inch touch screen and voice recognition system add-ons. Depending on who's counting, this is either a facelifted Mk3 or the Mk4 Focus. We'll go with the former.
The tailgate and bonnet are simpler pressings, while the grille and front and rear lower panels are cleaner, with far fewer vents. The dashboard is smoother, made of better materials, with fewer confusing buttons partly thanks to the introduction of Ford's Sync2 voice-activated control system.
The seats are trimmed in better man-made upholstery and the centre console has been subject to advanced beverage storage engineering that some folk might dismiss as mere cupholders.
On the chassis there's a bit of strengthening to make the car stiffer, a set of new dampers with more advanced valves and changes to the suspension bushes to reduce unwanted wheel movement under load. There are also two new engines, a diesel and a petrol, both turbocharged and displacing 1. The comfort is undoubtedly better with the new Focus Credit: Ford Other than that it's the same old Focus, same kerb weights, same interior space, same slightly-too-small boot.
It isn't, because this is a mass-market car selling to canny fleet managers and the public alike.
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So there are hatchbacks, saloons and estates, in six trim levels with a choice of six engines all with at least two power outputs and five- and six-speed gearboxes plus a semi-automatic. What you probably need to know is that the vast majority of sales will be of the existing 1.
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It's a nice engine, though, redolent of Essex motors of yore with a strong mid-range lb ft of torquean infectiously throaty induction roar and good on-paper figures of Drive it hard and you can just about double the official consumption.
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