The adjustable pedal system uses an electrical motor to move the pedals up to 55mm closer to the seat, and the control switch is located on the side of the seat cushion. Its 'zero position' is the same as with fixed pedals, so the same maximum amount of legroom is available. All adjustments bring the pedal bank closer to the driver's seat.
Thomas Svensson, Ford brake system development engineer, said: "For some customers finding a seating position which is a comfortable distance from both pedals and steering wheel is difficult.
"With adjustable pedals, drivers can tailor their position precisely and easily using the convenient seat-mounted switch."
This system is available as a £100 option on new Ford Focus and C-Max with either manual or automatic transmissions.