Auckland, NEW ZEALAND, 20 November 2018 – The all-new Ford Focus – the most accomplished and technically-competent Focus yet – has been developed from the ground up to provide the most confidence-inspiring, intuitive, and rewarding driver and occupant experience for New Zealanders.
“It’s always exciting to launch an entirely new vehicle but following its recent debut in Europe and having seen the excellent reviews from both customers and media, the new Focus is particularly exciting and one to watch in the new year,” said Ford New Zealand Managing Director, Simon Rutherford. “We’ve seen Focus set benchmarks in technology, driveability and performance, and this all-new generation has the best combination of that well-renowned Focus character, performance with the latest technology throughout.”
Focus was earlier this year awarded the maximum 5-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP – one of the first vehicles to be awarded the highest rating under new, more stringent testing protocols.
In addition, Euro NCAP recently commended the technologies in the new Focus that are designed to make the vehicle driving experience more comfortable, less demanding and to help drivers avoid or mitigate the effects of accidents.
Ford developed the new Focus using’s the Company’s new €15.5 million sled test crash testing facility in Cologne, Germany, to further enhance safety.
“Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers, and Ford believes delivering smart cars with technologies that help drivers avoid hazardous situations is every bit as essential as developing strong cars that keep occupants safe in the event of an accident,” said Helmut Reder, global vehicle line director B-car and C-car, Ford of Europe.
Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection
Standard across the range, the all-new Focus features AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking) known by Ford as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection technology. The Ford Focus system can detect people in or near the road ahead, or who may cross the vehicle’s path. In addition, Focus goes even further with the system’s capability to detect cyclists as well as function in the dark using light from the headlamps.
Should an accident occur, new Post-Collision Braking technology can help to reduce the impact of a potential secondary collision by automatically applying moderate brake pressure when an initial collision event is detected. Slowing the vehicle can potentially lessen injury to occupants and reduce further damage to the vehicle.
Voice-activated SYNC 3 including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is also standard on every new Focus, with a full-colour 8.0-inch touchscreen and full-colour 180-degree reversing camera.
Focus also brings innovations such as under body panels and an active grille shutter, air-curtain technology, as well as air separation features in the rear bumper as part of a cache of design elements that deliver silken aerodynamic efficiency for a 0.27 Cd.
New Power and Efficiency
A new-generation, highly efficient 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine, eight-speed paddle shift automatic transmission and a Ford industry-first cylinder deactivation application for the three-cylinder engine is standard on every new Focus. The new new intelligent eight-speed automatic transmission adapts shift patterns to driving style, and is controlled using a stylish and ergonomic Rotary Gear Shift Dial.
With significant improvements in fuel economy, thanks to advanced materials and weight reduction, the new powertrain also ensures improved drivability with greater power and torque.
It features advanced technology and features including:
Ford’s advanced new turbocharged EcoBlue diesel engine available on the new Focus Trend Wagon is designed to deliver higher power, more torque at low rpm, and enhanced fuel-efficiency and refinement for higher-mileage drivers. The 2.0‑litre EcoBlue engine delivers 110kW, 370Nm of torque, and CO2 emissions from an anticipated 114 g/km.
In addition to an integrated intake system with mirror-image porting for optimised engine breathing; low-inertia turbocharger; high-pressure fuel injection system that is more responsive, quieter and offers more precise fuel delivery; and standard selective catalytic reduction emissions after-treatment that contributes to improved NOX reduction, the 2.0-litre EcoBlue features multiple innovations that reduce friction, including:
Ford’s new quick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission is engineered to further optimise fuel-efficiency and deliver responsive performance. Standard across the new Focus line up the eight-speed transmission features:
The new engines have fuel consumption ratings as follows:
Trend 2.0L EcoBlue Diesel 4.4L/100 Kms combined*, 114g/Km C02
Trend/ST 1.5L EcoBoost 5.9L/100Kms combined*, 132g/Km C02
Titanium 1.5L EcoBoost 6.1L/100Kms combined*, 137g/Km C02
*All fuel consumption figures are from officially approved tests in accordance with ECE Regulation 83.05. Fuel economy figures quoted are based on the Fuel Economy Regulation ECE 101.01 and may differ from consumer results depending on driving conditions, vehicle maintenance and driving styles.
Sporty and spacious
The sporty all-new Focus silhouette is the most aerodynamic in its class. Athletic and dynamic, each model is differentiated with unique elements including a large spoiler and open front apertures for the ST-Line; and contrast silver front and rear skid plates for the Active.
Inside, simple, clean lines, expressive materials and seamlessly integrated surfaces make travelling in the Focus a more calming experience. The front doors now flow fluidly behind the instrument panel for a wrap-around effect, and soft touch materials deliver a more premium feel.
High-end consumer product design is reflected with polished glass and brushed finishes. Unique features and materials include leather for Titanium, sporty carbon fibre-effect finishes and red stitching for the ST-Line, and more rugged, textured materials and surfaces for the Active.
The all-new Focus also provides more space inside for passengers and luggage. More than 5 centimetres additional length between the front and rear wheels allows class-leading knee clearance for rear seat passengers, and all occupants benefit from the wider interior – there are six centimetres more shoulder room in the rear. The impression of spaciousness is enhanced with a rear door design featuring windows that stretch further back for a more open sensation, and an openable panoramic roof that lets light flood into the interior.
Able to accommodate a large dog crate without needing to fold the rear seats, the all-new Focus Trend wagon boot space is easy to access. Folding the rear seats is also simplified – they now drop simply by pulling a switch in the boot space.
Introducing the Focus ST Line and Focus Active
Ford New Zealand is adding two new variants to the Focus line up – the Ford Focus ST-Line and the Ford Focus Active. Both offer the discerning Focus customer additional choice and style to suit.
The Focus ST-Line arrives as a 5-door hatch with unique features and equipment that further develop its distinctive character. This includes a flat-bottom steering wheel, red stitching throughout and unique sports seating. There are also 17-inch alloy wheels and a 10mm lower ride-height for sportier dynamics and more athletic visual presence.
The Focus Active with its elevated ground clearance is an entirely new concept for Focus. SUV-inspired design seamlessly blends form with function to deliver a cabin that is rugged yet sophisticated. The versatile Active crossover delivers practicality, flexibility and utility. Increased ride height and extended wheel arches gives the driver greater command of the road, while larger tyres make the vehicle more stable on all terrains.
Ford Customer Care
The New Ford Focus is covered by Ford’s new five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty. Ford New Zealand has been building a comprehensive after-sales care package since 2016, which already includes highly competitive offerings for customers such as Sat Nav updates, Loan Car, Roadside Assistance extensions when serviced at you Ford dealer , Vehicle Report Cards and Service Price Menus. The new five-year warranty extends the after-sales care package even further, offering customers additional peace of mind when purchasing a new Ford.
In addition, the warranty has other advantages:
For full terms and conditions on Ford New Zealand’s service options, please visit: https://www.ford.co.nz/owners/service/
On sale from January 2019
The all-new Ford Focus will be on sale in New Zealand from January 2019. The Ford Focus Active will round out a four-vehicle line up, arriving in mid-2019.
All New Ford Focus Line-up, Specifications and Pricing
|ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS
|All-new Ford Focus Trend Hatch 8-speed AT
|1.5L EcoBoost Petrol
|All-new Ford Focus Trend Wagon 8-speed AT
|2.0L EcoBlue Diesel
|All-new Ford Focus ST-Line Hatch 8-speed AT
|1.5L EcoBoost Petrol
|All-new Ford Focus Active Hatch 8-speed AT
|1.5L EcoBoost Petrol
|All-new Ford Focus Titanium Hatch 8-speed AT
|1.5L EcoBoost Petrol
*Recommended Retails Pricing only. Price shown includes GST but excludes Dealer delivery fee and On Road Costs. The selling price of any vehicle is at the discretion of the selling Dealer.
Standard All-New Focus Trend features:
Safety and security features:
Focus ST-Line hatch
The Focus ST-Line includes the following features additional to or an enhancement over Trend:
Ford Focus Active (Available in NZ from Q2 2019), as per Focus Trend, plus:
STANDARD INTERIOR FEATURES:
Active unique drive modes:
Active unique content includes:
Focus Titanium hatch
Titanium includes the following features additional to or an enhancement over Trend:
The most advanced model ever offered to New Zealand customers, Focus Titanium offers premium features including the most comprehensive Driver-Assist Technology suite ever offered on a Focus.
In addition to Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection, Focus Titanium brings:
Safety and security features: