Ford Focus Facelift New face listening to every word

New face listening to every word

"My little pouty roast " - in the current Ford Fiesta advertising read aloud by the multimedia system SMS brings the audience to smile, the new system of the revised Focus is now able to not only read funny pet names, it can also display on voice command, where it could give to eat roll or pot roast.

The Focus is Ford's most important car portfolio and also a best-seller worldwide. In order for the top position in the sales charts can be kept, the 2010, now presented in the third generation Compact, wide of appearance, technology, and engine has been revised. However, interested parties have to wait a little in Germany, in November will the new models against the rival VW Golf, Opel Astra or Hyundai i30.

Starting in the fall so the focus moves forward in the current design language of Ford models Fiesta and the Mondeo not yet available in Europe. As with the small car and the middle class sedan in the large trapezoidal grille and sharp, grille-oriented lines of the bonnet are the most striking elements of style. In addition, the designers have the eye - ie headlights - lifted. They now seem striking, also the fog lights are the Focus produced the first rectangular. Chrome to the side window frames, new rims for the highest trim level Titanium and modified tail lamps round off the optical modifications.

© FordDas cockpit was cleared   The most user friendly amendment relates to the interior. Ford has too many and small control knobs and buttons declared war on the steering wheel and on the center console, and reduced their number drastically and the leftover handily placed. The multimedia connectivity system Ford Sync, for the hitherto almost 50 percent of Focus buyers have decided, has been further developed. This includes an eight-inch color touch-screen device through which the audio, climate, navigation and phone functions can be controlled. This is done either by touching the screen or using voice commands. The voice control responding when Sync 2 to simpler commands. So you can just say with Voice Control: "I 'm hungry ", already lit in the display, the restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

Also revised and improved the technicians have the offer of assistance systems. How the City Brake Assist now works up tempo 50, the distance control machine (Adaptive Cruise Control) is to 200 km / h running, also the driver can also select the desired distance to the preceding vehicle itself. Optional bi-xenon headlamps with cornering light function are available.

The engines were revised and now consume up to 18 percent less fuel. In addition, new engines are available. A 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder is available in two configurations with 110 kW/150 hp and 132 kW/180 hp. A 1.5 - liter diesel with 70 kW/95 hp and 77 kW/105 hp and 88 kW/120 hp also extends the range of engines. But aggregate volume element remains the 1.0-liter Ecoboost with 74 kW/100 hp and 92 kW/125 hp. The 100-horsepower turbocharged with direct fuel injection and variable valve timing emits just 99 g / km CO2 ( fuel consumption: 4.3 l/100 km).

The changes apply to all body variants of the Ford Focus. Only the top model, the 184 kW/250 hp with ST, initially remains unaffected by the changes. The prices for the revised models are not fixed yet, but they will probably not rise. The Focus ( hatchback ) with the 63 kW/85 hp 1.6-liter gasoline currently costs from 16,450 euros, 17,250 euros as a combination are due.