FORD FOCUS: UPCOMING UPGRADES

Ford_Focus_frontFord Australia has provided advance information on equipment upgrades and specification improvements on the new Focus that will arrive here in December 2020.

Ford Focus line-up will consist of the Focus ST-Line and Focus Active models, which sit below the recently-launched Ford Performance-developed Focus ST.

Both are powered by the 134kW/240Nm 1.5-litre turbocharged Ford EcoBoost engine that sits beside an eight-speed automatic and drives the front wheels.

FordPass Connect is standard on the updated Focus ST-Line and Active models. It provides remote vehicle lock and unlock.

The FordPass App include access to roadside assistance, the ability to schedule a service online and check their recent service history, their owners’ manual. You can use Ford Guide by phone or email with any queries about the connected services.

Previously optional front parking sensors are now standard across the range. These complement the existing 180-degree reversing camera.

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Ford’s SYNC 3 system, which includes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone compatibility comes with wireless smartphone charging.

Race Red, a colour offered for the Ford Mustang and topline Focus ST, is available on all models for the first time.

Specific improvements to the 2020 Focus ST-Line hatch include the introduction of multi-link rear suspension. The technical upgrade reflects the Focus’ dynamic attributes and offers greater comfort through a more refined cabin with its quieter ride, truly reflecting the athletic and driver-oriented character of the ST-Line.

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“The Focus has a reputation as a driver’s car, so we are pleased to present a line-up that strongly reflects that,” said Kay Hart, the president and CEO of Ford Australia and New Zealand.

We eagerly await the introduction of the two upgraded Focus models and will get into the drivers seats of them as soon as they land Downunder. Stay tuned.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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