Notably however, unlike the generic Focus models, the side and rear body panels were not changed, and neither were the door mirrors upgraded to the new-style units, as on the rest of the new Focus models. In February 2008, Ford revealed a new Focus Coupé-Cabriolet sporting the new 'Kinetic Design' front end of the generic Ford Focus. Also, the four-speed tends to display a little shift shock when going to a higher gear and there's a delay in gear transition should one use the Focus' sequential feature. This is the first time Hirvonen and Latvala have driven the 08 car with the new front styling. However shortly after launch, surrendered its supply to satisfy Australia's high demand, and now receives vehicles from the German factory in.
The changes include a significantly larger air-to-air intercooler to deliver a cooler, denser charge; a larger air filter box for increased airflow; larger diameter exhaust downpipe; and an uprated fuel pump, along with an updated software calibration to optimise the performance of the revised engine. Archived from on May 29, 2008. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the site. The X Road was only available in The Netherlands with 1. The windshield wiper controls can be confusing to use for first-timers, but that can be done away with familiarization. The backseat folds down to expand cargo capacity. Ride comfort is firm but above par, and the suspension deals competently with urban bumps.
The car took twelve world rally wins, starting with the opener in the hands of. The Focus Mk 2 is much larger and considerably heavier than its predecessor with a 25 mm 1 in increase in wheelbase, 168 mm 6. The steering is light yet very responsive and full of feedback. Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic, translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog. The full Terms and Conditions of using this website and database can be found.
In states with strict emissions requirements, a 130-hp version is installed. Featuring daily headlines and breaking news from the Philippine auto industry and around the world. Outside of America, small is more than beautiful; it's a way of life. The headlamps have clear lenses, and the grille displays a diamond pattern. How much extra have you recently spent to shrink your cell-phone, iPod, or laptop computer? Although the Focus' size, light steering and electronic folding mirrors make it great for parking or long backing maneuvers, the wedge-shaped profile of the rear end makes rearward vision difficult, forcing the driver to occasionally get out and check the car's distance form inanimate objects. Regular Focus models use a 2. It later made history at the when used the car to become youngest-ever driver to win a world rally.
Plop into the driver's seat and one will notice that everything is within quick and easy reach of the occupants. The Mk 2 Focus is now available alongside base versions of the Mk I model in some other markets worldwide such as , , , and. For a complete overview of all Focus models, see. Hatchback models look sharper than the sedans. Except as expressly authorized by automobile-catalog. Sales began in the United Kingdom in February 2008.
Despite thick pillars, the long side glass helps visibility in the hatchback. However, in a finicky market where front end looks count a lot, the Focus falls a bit short. Archived from on February 1, 2009. However, the cupholders two in front of the center console and two in a hidden armrest within the rear backrest are big enough to hold one-liter bottles. Reworked for 2005, the front-wheel-drive compact comes in four body styles. It also doesn't help that the backing sensor is too sensitive, making noise at 1.
Pretty good but nowhere near the double digit, one-third or nearly one half market share of Honda and Toyota, respectively, in the same time span and market segment. Violations of copyright will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law. The full Terms and Conditions of using this website and database can be found. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party. While the best-selling vehicle in the U.
Just exactly what makes the public like or dislike the Focus will be shown here in this test drive. As a result, the interior and boot space have increased. This was and still is the dilemma of the Focus, and in a style-is nearly-everything market, the Focus clearly lags behind. For the 2009 facelift it was replaced by the 1. Facelift Ford Focus 3-door Ford unveiled a facelifted Mk2 Ford Focus at the in September 2007.