FORD FOCUS 2018

The new Ford Focus 4 generation was introduced officially on April 10, 2018 immediatelyunder two special events in Europe and China. In our review, the new Ford Focus4 2018-2019 years – photo and video, price and specifications, specificationsof a completely new generation of Ford Focus, developed from scratch. The newgeneration of the best-selling Focus model from Ford Motor Company ispositioned by the manufacturer as the embodiment of a new era of technology, a high level of comfort and spaciousness, as well as a car with stunning driving characteristics.

Front Right side of Ford Focus of 2018 year
Front Right side of Ford Focus of 2018 year

EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN

EXTERIOR

The new Ford Focus 2018 got really good looks, which undoubtedly favorably distinguishes itfrom competitors in its niche. Ford Focus 2018-2019 model year received a swift front with new LED headlights, inside which the designers arranged LED braces.Falshradiatornaya lattice has the same shape for all types of bodies, but hereits design is different – the sedan and station wagon have horizontal lines,and the hatchback has a cellular grille in their place. The sedan is a crossbetween the hatch and the station wagon: the headlights, the rear bumper – from the hatchback, falshradiatornaya grille, front bumper, singleexhaust pipe & ndash; from the station wagon, the strokes of the lines onthe body are not so catchy as those of the first, but not as smooth as those ofthe second one. So we got one car with a few characters in which each ownerwill find their reflection. The profile attracts attention fashionablevyshtampovki at the bottom of the doors, muscular wings, window line with abend, and behind appeared lanterns of a fundamentally different shape, halvedin a boot lid and a large inscription “Focus” in the center of thestern.

At the same time,the new Ford Focus 4 got a stylish exterior with a body-oriented exteriordesign, a more welcoming interior and a spacious trunk, a chic set of optionsthat allows you to equip the novelty not only with the latest Active ParkAssist 2 system for parking the car and leaving the parking lot in automaticmode, the Co-Pilo360 circular view system, the projection display, adaptive LEDheadlights (Ford Adaptive Front Lighting System), but also a system capable ofrecognizing traffic signs and speed limit signs, an assistant the systemmonitoring the driver’s condition, the system to prevent frontal collisionswith the function of detecting pedestrians and cyclists, the assistance systemfor avoiding high-speed obstacles (Evasive Steering Assist), the blind zonemonitoring system of rear-view mirrors and a system that helps to leave theparking behind the track tracking approaching vehicles in cross-traffic,adaptive cruise control with the function of Stop & Go.

Rear Left side of Ford Focus of 2018 year
Rear Left side of Ford Focus of 2018 year

Designers of Ford have awarded the new Focus 4 generation a “man-oriented” exterior body design with harmonious lines and vyshtampovkami, strict lines flowing over the steel body of the novelty. The new Focus looks stylish and expensive, but very similar to the younger model of the company – a new generation of Ford Fiesta.

The front part of the body of the new Focus with a compact falshradiator grille, neat drops of LED headlamps and an elegant bumper, complemented by stylish sections of fog lamps and a compact air intake.

On the side ofthe new Ford Focus 4 looks fresh and modern due to the presence of largecircular cutouts of wheel arches, original ribs that prescribe the front wings,doors above the handle level and the rear side surfaces of the body, the lowerparts of the doors. It is also worth noting the original line of the windowsill and the coupe line of the roof. The new generation of Ford’s best-sellingmodel with the name Focus regardless of the body type looks original andstylish. In the presence of large LED parking lights and a powerful bumper,supplemented with an insert of unpainted plastic – a la diffuser. The mostharmonious and temperamental, in our opinion, is the body of the hatchback, insecond place station wagon, well, the saddest we consider the most fresh.

The external overall dimensions of the body of the new Ford Focus 2018-2019with the hatchback (station wagon) are 4378 mm (4668 mm) in length, 1825 mm inwidth, 1454 mm (1481 mm) in height, with 2701 mm of wheelbase.
The choice of buyers of new items offered 17, 18 and 19-inch wheels.

Front Right side of Ford Focus of 2018 year
Front Right side of Ford Focus of 2018 year

INTERIOR

The salon is pleasantly surprised by the significantly increased space for both the driver and passengers in the second row. The chairs are set correctly, and people do not prop up the ceiling with their tops. Centered here is the 8.0-inch screen of the multimedia system Sync 3 (friends with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and supports voice commands). The steering wheel and dashboard were revised, the seats and door cards changed, the entire front panel, the center console and the torpedo were completely redesigned. Of interesting chips – the washer of a choice of modes of work of transmission on versions with АКПП, and also a sliding polycarbonate a projection display.
In addition to the mass of electronic assistants, assistants and security systems, a projection screen, standard multimedia with 6.5-inch screen or an advanced multimedia complex Sync 3 with 8-inch touch screen (voice control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interfaces, Wi-Fi) are offered. two zone climate control, electric front seats with heating and ventilation and other attributes providing comfort, even provided for a 675-watt audio B & O PLAY with 10 speakers.

The five-seatersaloon of the new Ford Focus 4 generation meets the driver and passengers withan increased reserve of free space compared to the salon of the”third” Focus. Thanks to the greater distance between the axes of thenovelty, 53 mm of the rear row passengers are allocated almost 5 cm more space,and the cabin width at the shoulder level has grown by as much as 60 mm.Decreased overall body height of the car, by the way, did not causeinconvenience in front or rear seats. The chairs are set correctly, and peopledo not prop up the ceiling with their tops.

Dashboard view of Ford Focus of 2018 year
Dashboard view of Ford Focus of 2018 year

The dashboard is informative and attractive, the steering wheel with a puffy rim pleases in the hands, the front panel with smooth contours, the central console with a convenient control unit for the air conditioning system is modernly decorated with a color screen of the multimedia complex, chairs with solid side support rollers hint at the possibility of aggressive driving for the wheel of the new Focus.

Cars with a manual transmission are pleased with a comfortable handle crowned with a stylish ball, but cars with a new 8 automatic transmission available as an option are simply amazed by the presence of an automatic transmission control washer, like those of expensive Jaguar and Land Rover models.

With Ford’sequipment, of course, full order. In addition to the mass of electronicassistants, assistants and security systems, a projection screen, standardmultimedia with 6.5-inch screen or an advanced multimedia complex Sync 3 with8-inch touch screen (voice control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interfaces,Wi-Fi) are offered. two zone climate control, electric front seats with heatingand ventilation and other attributes to ensure comfort … even provided675-watt audio B & O PLAY with 10 speakers.

Dashboard view of Ford Focus of 2018 year
Dashboard view of Ford Focus of 2018 year

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS

For the new Ford Focus, a wide range of gasoline and diesel engines is available, capable of operating in tandem with both the 6-wheel-drive and the new 8-speed automatic transmission.

Gasoline engines for Ford Focus 4:

Three-cylinder 1.0 Ecoboost (85 hp, 100 hp and 125 hp) and four cylinder 1.5 Ecoboost (150 hp and 182 hp).

Diesel engines for Ford Focus 4:

Three-cylinder turbo diesel 1.5 EcoBlue (95 HP 300 Nm and 120 HP 300 Nm) and a turbo diesel with four cylinders 2.0 EcoBlue (150 HP 370 Nm).

Auto with the initial petrol engine 1.0 Ecoboost and diesel engine 1.5 EcoBlue equipped with a simplified rear suspension with a torsion bar, but the remaining versions with powerful four-cylinder engines are equipped with a rear multi-link suspension with adaptive shock absorbers Continuously Controlled Damping.
By default, the new Focus will also please the Drive Mode, which allows you to change the performance of the accelerator pedal, automatic transmission, steering and adaptive cruise control with the three prescribed modes (Normal, Sport and Eco). If there are adaptive CCD shock absorbers, the list of modes will expand to 5 due to Comfort and Eco-Comfort.

ENGINES

For the newgeneration Ford Focus 2018-2019 offers powertrains: petrol engines – triplex1.0 Ecoboost (85 hp 100 hp and 125 hp) and four cylinder 1.5 Ecoboost (150 hpand 182 hp). As well as diesel engines – three cylinder turbo 1.5 EcoBlue (95hp 300 hp 120 Nm and 300 Nm) and turbo diesel engine with four cylinders 2.0EcoBlue (150 hp 370 Nm). Auto with the initial petrol engine 1.0 Ecoboost anddiesel engine 1.5 EcoBlue equipped with a simplified rear suspension with atorsion bar, but the remaining versions with powerful four-cylinder engines areequipped with a rear multi-link suspension with adaptive shock absorbersContinuously Controlled Damping. By default, the new Focus will also please theDrive Mode, which allows you to change the performance of the acceleratorpedal, automatic transmission, steering and adaptive cruise control with thethree prescribed modes (Normal, Sport and Eco). If there are adaptive CCD shockabsorbers, the list of modes will expand to 5 due to Comfort and Eco-Comfort.

Engine view of Ford Focus of 2018 year
Engine view of Ford Focus of 2018 year

COMPONENTS AND PRICES

The new Ford Focus enters the market in three body styles – sedan, hatchback and station wagon, as well as in the cross-version of Focus Active and luxurious performance Focus Vignale. Sales of the new generation Ford Focus in Europe will start in the early autumn of 2018 at a price of $23 000.

MAIN COMPETITORS

Citroen C-Elysee – $11 800

Kia Ceed – $12 500

Hyundai i30 – $14 000

Hyundai Elantra – $14 500

Volkswagen Jetta – $14 500

Peugeot 301 – $15 100

Toyota Corolla – $15 200

Nissan Sentra – $15 500

Skoda Octavia -$15 500

Kia Cerato – $16 500

Renault Fluence – $16 800

Front Left side of Ford Focus of 2018 year
Front Left side of Ford Focus of 2018 year

CONCLUSION

At the heart ofthe Ford Focus 4 generation is the completely new C2 platform, which gives thenovelty a more rigid body, 20% larger than the predecessor of the Ford Focus 3generation, a completely independent active Continuously Controlled Dampingsuspension, an insulated rear subframe and special springs patented by Ford,and also a mass of super advanced equipment in the face of electronic assistants and security systems.

PHOTOS OF FORD FOCUS 2018

VIDEOS OF FORD FOCUS 2018


Ford Focus of 2018 year – Video Review 

Ford Focus of 2018 year – Video Review 

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