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15:55  06 june  2019
15:55  06 june  2019 Source:   autocar.co.uk

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Ford Focus ST - Line X specification. Specs: Price New £25,650 Price as tested £31,145 Options Ruby red colour £800, blind-spot monitor £400, head-up display £400, keyless entry £250, wireless charging pad £100, LED headlights £750, heated steering wheel £150, continuously controlled damping £650

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Month 1 - Specs

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Life with a Ford Focus: Month 1

Welcoming the Focus to the fleet - 23rd May 2018

Since it was first launched 20 years ago, the Ford Focus has been entrenched as a core part of British motoring. On any motorway, the Focus is as ubiquitous a sight as road signs and traffic cones.

That’s because, throughout three generations, the Focus has always been a true all-rounder: an affordable, refined and thoroughly decent machine that can work as family transport, company car, motorway cruiser and even, in certain forms, hot hatch.

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We already loved the Ford Focus as a family hatchback, but how does it perform as an estate? Russell Campbell. May 28, 2019 . Our Ford Focus Estate’s cabin hasn’t been left wanting for goodies, either – it’s been fitted with a £400 head-up display, a £100 wireless charging pad and a £

Ford Focus ST - Line X . Price: £26,410 (£31,450 as tested) Engine: 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, diesel Power: 118bhp Torque: 221lb/ft Transmission: Eight-speed automatic Top speed Peugeot 5008 long - term test month 4. Nissan Leaf review – a quiet revolutionary. The i's Essential Daily Briefing.

That versatility is why the car’s name has always seemed something of a misnomer. In an era when models are increasingly laser-targeted to ever-narrowing market niches, the Ford Focus never had such a singular, well, focus. It’s a laudable and proudly mainstream car, with the widest possible target audience – although the Ford Lack of Focus doesn’t sound so good.

That broad approach applies with the new fourth-generation Focus, launched late last year. And, in a bid to reach a huge number of market segments, the Focus is available in a head-scratchingly wide array of variants. There’s the ‘standard’ hatch, an estate, the upmarket Vignale edition and the SUV-inspired high-riding Active version, all of which are available in a number of trims with different bodywork style. Oh, and there’s a hot ST model on the way, which is likely to be followed eventually by a hotter RS.

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In today’s Autogefühl's episode, we present you the all-new Ford Focus as ST - Line . As always we cover exterior, interior, engines and driving experience.

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Add in multiple different suspension and engine options (even before a mild hybrid arrives next year), and a Focus buyer has plenty of decisions to make. And that’s before you start ticking boxes for the myriad option packs and extras.

That incredible breadth is reflected in differing abilities across varying specs. So when it came to putting the Focus through Autocar’s exacting road test, our testers spent considerable time ensuring they secured the spec most likely to appeal to Autocar readers, the most dynamically capable version on offer.

They settled on the ST-Line X trim, running on 18in alloy wheels, powered by the 180bhp 1.5-litre three-pot Ecoboost engine through a six-speed manual ’box, riding on optional ‘continuously controlled’ adaptive dampers. Sounds good, right? Our testers thought so, awarding it a class-leading 4.5 stars.

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So when considering a car to add to our long-term fleet, rather than battle through the configurator and spec sheets, we took the easy option. We asked for a car just like the one our road testers specced. Ford took that a step further: for the next few months or so, I’ll be driving around in AE68 VYB, the exact car we road tested.

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Ford Focus ST - Line X 1.5 TDCI EcoBlue 8 Speed Automatic specification. Where Winchester Price £26,410 Price as tested £31,450 On sale Now Engine 4 cyls, 1499cc, turbodiesel Power 118bhp Kia Ceed 2019 long - term review . The latest Ceed is the best yet. But is it now good enough to be a real

Citroen C3 Aircross long - term review . The new Focus has already been well reviewed in other forms , and if anything this one enhances its capability. This ST - Line model gets Ford ’s improved fully independent rear suspension system ( lesser models have a cheaper torsion beam system , also

It’s worth noting that quite a few option boxes were ticked in the process of speccing that car. Among the extras added on are a panoramic sunroof, LED headlights, heated steering wheel, head-up display, wireless charging pad and plenty of supplementary safety kit. All additions that will doubtless make my life more comfortable in the coming months, but they do raise the price of our car from £25,650 to £31,145.

That’s stretching it a bit for a mass-market family car, so I’ll be pondering hard which of those extras, if any, are actually worth the cash.

It’s those sorts of questions we’ll be out to answer. We know the Focus is good to drive – great, even – but will it still shine with the familiarity that comes after thousands of miles? The early signs are positive. While it’s an all-new design on an all-new platform, the fourth-generation model still has that familiar Focus styling – but it’s definitely sharper and fresher, especially in ST-Line trim. I’ve noticed it drawing the odd admiring glance, which isn’t something you’d expect from a Focus.

The interior doesn’t quite live up to the bodywork. There’s nothing really wrong with it, but it doesn’t feel special, even taking into account the faux carbonfibre and other ST-Line flourishes. It feels like the mass-market car it is, lacking the sheen of, say, a Volkswagen Golf.

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The ST - Line is the second rung up in Ford 's new Focus range, starting from ,990. It is also available as a wagon, priced from ,990. Sorry, there are no cars that match your search. Ford Focus ST - Line 2019 review : snapshot. December 14, 2018.

2019 Ford Focus hatch review . News 3 hours ago. Toyota C-HR Hybrid coming to Oz late 2019 . The punchy engine is right up there with the best-in-class in terms of response and performance While Ford doesn't offer a non- ST - Line equivalent hatch for the price if you don't want sports

That said, some of that relative lack of visual appeal is because the Focus retains a good number of physical buttons and switches, and I’m happy to forsake a bit of sheen for the ease of use and functionality they’ve offered so far – especially since Ford’s Sync infotainment isn’t particularly special.

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While the Focus may look familiar, one major difference is how big it feels inside. The switch to Ford’s new C2 platform has allowed the wheelbase to be extended by 52mm, which Ford claims allows for an extra 40mm of rear leg room. I’ve mostly been sitting up front, so haven’t put that fully to the test yet, but expect us to start cramming family, friends, flatpacks and other assorted oddments inside soon.

We’ll be loading up the Focus for journeys long and short, and on all types of road. Basically, we’re intending to treat our Focus the way thousands of owners have theirs over the past 20 years – which is to be used for pretty much everything.

Second Opinion

Knew I’d love the Focus and I did. That 1.5-litre Ecoboost powertrain is so far ahead of where affordable cars used to be, it’s ridiculous – smooth, strong, willing. And the gearbox stirs my interest in pure manuals again. Only drawback is this Focus feels unnecessarily big. Time to slim?

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The Ford Focus ST - Line 's more aggressively styled rear diffuser and larger functional roof-spoiler; more open 2019 Ford Focus ST - Line . The all-new Ford Focus remains true to the nameplate's The resulting longer hood and flowing front fender, coupled to a marked reduction in the wedge of the

Watch this lengthy video for an in-depth look at the 2019 Ford Focus ST - Line as the host goes over interior and exterior details. The video meticulously covers just about every new detail regarding the new fourth-generation Focus over its 45-minute runtime.

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Ford Focus ST-Line X specification

Specs: Price New £25,650 Price as tested £31,145 Options Ruby red colour £800, blind-spot monitor £400, head-up display £400, keyless entry £250, wireless charging pad £100, LED headlights £750, heated steering wheel £150, continuously controlled damping £650, Convenience Pack (rear-view camera, active park assist) £500, Driver Assistance Pack (traffic sign recognition, auto high beam, adaptive cruise control) £500, panoramic roof £995

Test Data: Engine 1498cc, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol Power 180bhp at 6000rpm Torque 177lb ft at 1600rpm Kerb weight 1369kg Top speed 137mph 0-62mph 8.3sec Fuel economy 51.0mpg CO2 127g/km Faults None Expenses None

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