Production in Asia, Africa, Australia and South America was scheduled to follow later but the plan for Australian production was later dropped and that market and New Zealand were supplied, along with Asia, from a new factory in Thailand where output began in June 2012. Archived from on January 21, 2010. Perhaps a concession to an aging populace, perhaps just a good design idea. Archived from on January 17, 2014. In 2000, the Focus won magazine's Automobile of the Year and 's Best Small Car.
Now, if they could just squeeze a three-liter V-6 in there. Compared with most of what's out there, the Focus dash and interior are in a different league altogether, like gut-buster chili in the land of Pablum. It was immediately on the pace, setting many fastest stage times, but the use of an illegal water pump meant that the two cars were excluded from the event. A version was another notable omission that was rectified with the Mk2 Coupe-Cabriolet. Also the five-spoke wheels were no longer available and a 6 spoke design was the replacement. Focus production also took place in , ; , ; , and , Russia. We've spent enough time on slabs as well as sidewinders to know that the seats are long-haul comfortable as well as reasonably retentive in corners.
The impression is of having plenty of wheel travel for gobbling the larger stuff and big-car, full-frame isolation when encountering expansion joints and smaller road imperfections. Interior details included sport bucket seats with diamond, silver-masked instrument cluster, radio bezel, door accents and a silver shift knob. As a result, the interior and boot space have increased. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car. Perhaps a concession to an aging populace, perhaps just a good design idea. Ford Focus North America second generation For the North American market, development followed a separate path.
A new symmetrical instrument panel greets the driver of a 2005 Focus, which offers four interior color themes and cloth or leather upholstery. Production of a fourth generation Focus began elsewhere in 2018. It included all available options plus full leather Recaro seats and fifteen-spoke dark argent colored wheels. It was elected in 1999, ahead of new model. The styling had been overseen by and executed by and Australian designer, John Doughty, concluding in January 1996 upon program approval. A drop down menu will appear.
Reworked as an early 2005 model, the front-wheel-drive compact has a simplified group of model designations in four body styles. Fuel economy city 25 mpg Exterior length 168. Unsourced material may be challenged and. Large doorways make entry and exit easier. Styling revisions included a new front bumper facia, a revised instrument panel, new tail lamps and a new rear bumper fascia on sedan models, a new harder steel alloy used for the hood, an 11% thicker plastic bumper fascia, a storage drawer for six compact discs located by the driver's left knee, optional overhead console with sunglasses holder and space for a garage door opener, molded-in beverage holders in the front door pockets, 15-inch 380 mm steel wheels and all-season tires, instead of 14-inch 360 mm on entry trim level models, now designated S , and new brake linings with total brake swept area increased by 17 percent. Find out why the Ford Focus ranks as one of 2002's. Auto, Motor und Sport in German.
A trim level known as the Active is available with the hatchback and estate bodystyles. This new member of the Focus group for 2002 may be the coolest one yet. Find your 2003 Ford Focus repair manual right now at Chilton. This version is still available in some countries despite the advent of an all-new Mk 2 Focus. Archived from on September 2, 2011. Reworked as an early 2005 model, the front-wheel-drive compact has a simplified group of model designations in four body styles. In five states with strict emissions requirements, a 130-hp, 20E version of this engine is installed.
Standard in wagons for 2000 model year. 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. Ignition type spark Aluminum cylinder head S Fuel economy city 25 mpg of valves 16 Torque 135 lbs. A 2015 model for the Ford Focus has been exhibited on the Ford website. Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations.
A four-speed automatic is optional. The backseat folds down to expand cargo capacity. Here's how to disable adblocking on our site. Power is sent exclusively to the front wheels through a Ford 8F24 8-speed automatic transmission. Engines included a 136 hp 101 kW , 2. If you'd be so kind as to whitelist our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content.
Introduction of the in celebration of Ford's 100th anniversary. The Focus Mk 2 is larger and considerably heavier than its predecessor: it has a 25 mm 0. The updated version features a new redesigned front end design, incorporating Ford's new family grille and slimline headlights. The system comprised a turbocharger with a charge air cooler and an electric water pump. Archived from on 30 April 2005.
The gear lever knob, lever, and pedals were all custom made by. This new member of the Focus group for 2002 may be the coolest one yet. Interior features included leather seats, steering wheel, shift knob, and boot as well as emergency-brake handle and boot. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. This is the estimated average annual insurance premium being charged in your state. Ford began sales of the Focus to Europe in July 1998 and in North America during 1999 for the 2000.