Ford Focus: Specifications of Thai-built update revealed
Specifications of the Thai-built Ford Focus MkII range have been released on the Aussie car maker’s website ahead of the small car’s local showroom launch on August 1.
While Ford Australia is yet to confirm the full details, the new Focus will see the inclusion of Ford’s Sync voice recognition and Bluetooth connectivity system, as well as the advanced Active City Stop safety program.
Ford’s Active City Stop is a system borrowed from Swedish safety gurus Volvo – formerly owned by Ford – that will autonomously apply the brakes and reduce engine torque to avoid low-speed collisions or lessen their impact. The system operates at speeds up to 30km/h and relies on a lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) sensor to scan the area ahead of the vehicle for possible obstacles.
A rear-view camera and body-couloured side skirts come standard on Sport and Titanium models with full leather trim also now included in the top-of-the-range Titanium. The Sport (pictured top) also scores a new wheel design, but is now only available as a hatch, with the sedan variant discontinued from the line-up.
Ford is currently running out Focus MkI stock with offers on Ambiente and Trend models, with prices starting from $ 19,990 drive away.
Prices for the new Focus are expected to carry over from the existing line-up which currently ranges from $ 21,990 – $ 36,590.
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