The new Ford Focus 4 generation was introduced officially on April 10, 2018 immediately under two special events in Europe and China. In our review, the new Ford Focus 4 2018-2019 years – photo and video, price and specifications, specifications of a completely new generation of Ford Focus, developed from scratch. The new generation of the best-selling Focus model from Ford Motor Company is positioned 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.
EXTERIOR AND INTRIOR DESIGN
The new Ford Focus 2018 got really good looks, which undoubtedly favorably distinguishes it from 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 here its 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 cross between the hatch and the station wagon: the headlights, the rear bumper & ndash; from the hatchback, falshradiatornaya grille, front bumper, single exhaust pipe & ndash; from the station wagon, the strokes of the lines on the body are not so catchy as those of the first, but not as smooth as those of the second one. So we got one car with a few characters in which each owner will find their reflection. The profile attracts attention fashionable vyshtampovki at the bottom of the doors, muscular wings, window line with a bend, and behind appeared lanterns of a fundamentally different shape, halved in a boot lid and a large inscription “Focus” in the center of the stern.
At the same time, the new Ford Focus 4 got a stylish exterior with a body-oriented exterior design, a more welcoming interior and a spacious trunk, a chic set of options that allows you to equip the novelty not only with the latest Active Park Assist 2 system for parking the car and leaving the parking lot in automatic mode, the Co-Pilo360 circular view system, the projection display, adaptive LED headlights (Ford Adaptive Front Lighting System), but also a system capable of recognizing traffic signs and speed limit signs, an assistant the system monitoring the driver’s condition, the system to prevent frontal collisions with the function of detecting pedestrians and cyclists, the assistance system for avoiding high-speed obstacles (Evasive Steering Assist), the blind zone monitoring system of rear-view mirrors and a system that helps to leave the parking behind the track tracking approaching vehicles in cross-traffic, adaptive cruise control with the function of Stop & Go.
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 of the new Ford Focus 4 looks fresh and modern due to the presence of large circular 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 lower parts of the doors. It is also worth noting the original line of the window sill and the coupe line of the roof. The new generation of Ford’s best-selling model with the name Focus regardless of the body type looks original and stylish. In the presence of large LED parking lights and a powerful bumper, supplemented with an insert of unpainted plastic – a la diffuser. The most harmonious and temperamental, in our opinion, is the body of the hatchback, in second place station wagon, well, the saddest we consider the most fresh.
The external overall dimensions of the body of the new Ford Focus 2018-2019 with the hatchback (station wagon) are 4378 mm (4668 mm) in length, 1825 mm in width, 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.
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-seater saloon of the new Ford Focus 4 generation meets the driver and passengers with an increased reserve of free space compared to the salon of the “third” Focus. Thanks to the greater distance between the axes of the novelty, 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 cause inconvenience in front or rear seats. The chairs are set correctly, and people do not prop up the ceiling with their tops.
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’s equipment, of course, full order. 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 to ensure comfort … even provided 675-watt audio B & O PLAY with 10 speakers.
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.
For the new generation Ford Focus 2018-2019 offers powertrains: petrol engines – triplex 1.0 Ecoboost (85 hp 100 hp and 125 hp) and four cylinder 1.5 Ecoboost (150 hp and 182 hp). As well as diesel engines – three cylinder turbo 1.5 EcoBlue (95 hp 300 hp 120 Nm and 300 Nm) and turbo diesel engine 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.
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.
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
At the heart of the Ford Focus 4 generation is the completely new C2 platform, which gives the novelty a more rigid body, 20% larger than the predecessor of the Ford Focus 3 generation, a completely independent active Continuously Controlled Damping suspension, 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.