On sale in January 2005, the new 3-door, 5-door and estate versions will be exclusively revealed alongside the Ford Focus C-MAX, completing the new Focus family.
After six years and four million sales worldwide, the original Focus remains one of Europe’s top-selling cars, topping the sales charts in the UK for 50 months as Britain's best selling car.
The new Focus will include Fords new 113bhp, 1.6-litre Duratec Ti-VCT engine – with twin independent variable camshaft technology – as part of a comprehensive powertrain line-up.
Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) improves airflow through the engine and delivers more torque while reducing average fuel consumption by up to five per cent. The petrol engine range also includes: 1.4 litres (78bhp), 1.6 litres (98bhp) and 2.0 litres (143bhp).
Focus also offers Duratorq TDCi high-pressure common-rail diesel engines. The range features 1.6-litre (107bhp) and 2.0-litre (134bhp) Duratorq TDCi choices, which made their debut in the Focus C-MAX.
Ford’s new Durashift CVT Continuously Variable Transmission is available on models powered by the 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi engine. Developed by Ford with ZF Transmissions, the Durashift CVT can switch between fully automatic and seven-speed manual selection. It cuts fuel consumption by up to eight per cent over traditional four- or five-speed automatics.
Focus also offers Durashift 5- and 6-speed manual transmissions and the Durashift 4-speed automatic.