The release date of the Ford Focus is July 1998, and it succeeded in the Ford Escort. In 1999, Wayne Stamping & Assembly produced the Focus for the North American market.
Ford’s trademark is evident in the Ford Focus. Its global design theme can be seen in the Focus. When it comes to the details, it got a new design where the trapezoid grille can capture attention. The grille is lined with tapered headlamps with LED daytime running lights.
The wheels are composed of a bulky set of 18-inch alloys. A smaller taillight with thinner indicators and the latest bumper is what the rear is composed of.
On the inside of the Ford Focus, you will be welcomed by leather and a subtle touch of plastic materials. It has an adjustable driver’s seat which brings comfort with its lumbar and side support. A dual-zone automatic climate control to keep you fresh even in the warmest weather. Passenger seats are manually adjusted. A wide head and elbow room at the rear is notable.
Technology & Safety Features
The Focus comes with Ford’s SYNC 2 that supports CD/DVD, Aux, SD card, Bluetooth connectivity, and USB. It comes with 9 speakers as well. It also has the following safety features: driver’s, passenger, and side airbags, security alarm, ABS, electronic door locks, ISOFIX, immobilizer, and a speed sensing door lock.
Platform & Chassis
The Ford Focus has a Ford global C-car platform which is also the global platform for compact cars. It is a 5-seater, 5-door vehicle. Its length is 4,358 mm, 1,823 mm wide, 1,484 mm tall, and a wheelbase of 2,650 mm.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Ford Focus is equipped with a 1.5L GTDI EcoBoost gasoline engine that can produce 178 hp at 6,000 rpm and max torque of 240 Nm from 1,600 to 5,000rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission to power the front wheels of the vehicle.