Some North American Focuses were built in Hermosillo, Mexico, before all post-2005 North American Focuses were built in Wayne, Michigan. On the other hand, I've found the interior to be somewhat uncomfortable and somewhat cheap-feeling. There is no quietness about this car, the engine runs loudly and radio seems to be blasting when only leveled at 4. It accelerates eagerly from a standstill and is quite spirited for passing and merging. Reworked for 2005, the front-wheel-drive compact comes in four body styles. All the rally cars are built, prepared, and run for Ford by , the motorsport team based in , Cumbria in Northern England. Though informally considered as the second generation, it was never officially referred to as such by Ford since its platform was the same as the first generation.
Despite thick pillars, the long side glass helps visibility in the hatchback. A trim level known as the Active is available with the hatchback and estate bodystyles. Although the design was clearly influenced by the more radical Ford Ka the interior design language was more akin to those of American cars, in the same way the Mk 1 Mondeo was. Photographing, interviewing, videotaping, and otherwise poking,… All 2007 Ford Focus models sold in California with the 2. It came with a 2. Archived from on September 2, 2011.
A head-up display, panoramic sunroof, and Active Park Assist 2 are all optional on the Titanium. Interior styling is nice, engine performs well. The Focus now aligns with the rest of the Ford line-up. Automotive News, December 18, 2017. I did keep very good care of this car, all preventative maintenance, always got alignments when needed to which aren't cheap, flushed steering fluid, brake fluids etc.
Ford Focus North America second generation For the North American market, development followed a separate path. It is a wagon and only had 19. Along with a 10 percent stiffer bodyshell, according to Ford this offers a better ride, but critics claimed the car lacked the precise and poised handling of the Mk 1. The interior of the car was also radically styled, featuring many curves and sweeping lines. Ford of North America began marketing the Focus in September 1999 for the 2000 model year, with some changes from the European version. Great car, very comfortable Great fuel economy, seats are cramped but comfortable.
Production of a fourth generation Focus began elsewhere in 2018. Round fog lamps are installed, and the fascia has a wide, low air intake. This new generation of Focus incorporates a redesigned cabin with new materials and new entertainment technologies. All passive restraint and air bags worked as designed. The plastic wheel covers turned bright yellow after only 2k miles. Archived from on October 6, 2012.
Focus sedans have a 14. This eleventh-hour dispute was resolved, however, and the car was launched with the name Focus. On of the doors rattles when you hit any small bump. If you take care of it, it will take care of you. As in the previous generation, the model is available with sedan, hatchback and estate bodystyles. Body styles + 3-door hatchback not available in Australia + 5-door hatchback added for North America starting in 2002. Smooth clutch action and a gearbox that works fairly easily contribute to driving enjoyment.
Ford was said not to concern about losing money on the Focus so the company could sell gas guzzlers for big profits. Even though both versions were identical in other respects unlike the Mondeo and Contour these detailed differences meant that the Focus was categorised as being available in two distinct versions - North American and European. New technologies include a KeyFree system, a solar-reflect windshield, adaptive front lighting, Bluetooth hands-free phones and voice control for audio, telephone, and climate control systems. Archived from on January 17, 2014. The only problem I've had so far is that the Sony sound system produces a bit of hideous door rattle at high levels of bass.
The headlamps have clear lenses, and the grille displays a diamond pattern. The Focus Mk 2 is larger and considerably heavier than its predecessor: it has a 25 mm 0. The previous North American version was discontinued, and the new model was launched simultaneously in North America and Europe in early 2011, both having started production late in 2010. The car shown was a five-door hatchback model, also debuting a new 2. In designing the Ford Focus, a group of young designers used what's called the Third Age Suit in order to simulate the physical limitations of an elderly person.