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MELBOURNE, Australia, 20 July, 2018 – The all-new Ford Focus will be on sale in Australia from November, offering enhanced specification over a broader range of models to give Australians greater choice in the small-car category. Designed from a clean sheet of paper, the all-new Ford Focus ushers in a new era for technology, comfort, space and driving experience for Australian customers.

  • The all-new Ford Focus will go on sale in November in five-door and wagon body styles, with new advanced powertrains delivering improved efficiency and new trim levels including the first-ever Focus ST-Line offered in Australia
  • Focus’ human centric interior includes as standard SYNC® 3 with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Autoi, in-built voice-activated sat-nav, a segment-first 180-degree reversing camera, plus space saving electronic park-brake
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking with Night-time Pedestrian Detection, Cyclist detection and Lane Keeping Aid is standard across the all-new Focus range, with Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go standard on flagship Focus Titanium
  • The all-new Ford Focus is standard with a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, with benefits including Ford’s Loan Car Program and Auto Club Membership available to eligible customers at participating dealers

With a greater number of body styles and fresh trim levels, the all-new Focus reflects the dynamic nature of the Australian market with models tailored to more specific customer tastes, demands and expected features. In addition, the all-new Focus delivers a smart new style, elegant yet functional cabin and high levels of craftsmanship on every model.

“The all-new Focus is a clean sheet design, offering customers the latest EcoBoost technology and adds a significant amount of new convenience and driver assistance features to the range,” said Ford Australia President and CEO, Kay Hart. “From Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian detection across the range to the new B&O Play audio system on Titanium, we are confident the expanded Focus line-up will have broad customer appeal.”

The all-new Focus is built on the sophisticated new C2 platform, delivering a 20 per cent increase in torsional rigidity to enhance driving dynamics and passenger comfort. In addition, Focus will offer selectable drive modes across the series line-up for the first time.

Driver Assistance Technologyii includes Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Night-time Pedestrian Detection and Cyclist Detection, as well as Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Aid as standard across the range. Focus’ extensive DAT suite also features Post-Impact Braking (PIB), which is designed to automatically apply the brakes after a collision to reduce the risk of rolling onto another vehicle, preventing a second collision.

Focus’s standard safety suite includes driver and passenger front airbags, side airbags as well as curtain airbags on all Australian models, in addition to convenience technology including a segment-first Rear wide-view camera, which offers a near-180 degree view to the rear of the vehicle for improved visibility when reversing from parking spaces or driveways.

The all-new Focus will be on sale in November 2018 with a choice of three model grades at launch, sourced exclusively from Germany. Kicking off with the volume-selling Trend, and headlined by the premium flagship Titanium, the all-new Focus brings Australians an ST-Line Focus to the line-up for the first time. This exciting new addition will be offered in both five-door hatch and a wagon variant to deliver a sporting model that reflects an athletic lifestyle.

At launch, the all-new Focus will be powered exclusively by a new, highly advanced 1.5L EcoBoost three-cylinder engine producing 134kW/240Nm and matched to an all-new eight-speed automatic. With aluminium alloy construction for light weight efficiency and an advanced low-inertia turbocharger, it uses twin-fuel injection system – Port Fuel Injection and Direct Injection – to maximise power delivery, drivability and fuel efficiency.

Every all-new Ford Focus comes with a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty for ownership peace of mind. In addition, eligible customers can also benefit from Ford’s Service Price Promise and Auto Club Membership, Loan Car Program as well as Ford’s Low Price Tyre Guarantee (LPTG) which are available at participating dealers. The LPTG is a price match guarantee for customers that purchase select tyres from a participating Ford dealer.iii

The All-new Ford Focus line-up

Focus Trend hatch

Standard equipment on Focus Trend includes 16-inch alloy wheels and front fog lamps, while the eight-speed torque-converter automatic with paddle shifters also introduces the smartly designed e-shifter which, along with the new electronic park brake, liberates space for smartphones and other items and enables a less cluttered centre console design.

SYNC® 3 is standard on Focus on all three trim levels, with a full-colour 8.0-inch touchscreen, in-built voice-activated sat-nav with Traffic Message Channeliv, MapCare updatesv, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. SYNC® 3 also brings voice-activation to features including the standard climate control, for even easier access and convenience.

Further convenience features include automatic headlights, Follow Me Home Lighting, an electrochromatic rear-vision mirror as well as automatic windscreen wipers, giving Focus Trend a comprehensive suite of features and equipment across all models.

Focus ST-Line hatch and wagon

The Focus ST-Line replaces the existing Focus Sport model with a more distinctive identity inside and out. Focus ST-Line is distinguished by its unique honeycomb grille, side skirts and rear bumper capped with a chrome finished twin tail-pipe. The hatch includes an integrated boot-lid spoiler and 17-inch alloy wheels. The Focus ST-Line also comes standard with its own sports suspension tune for increased driver enjoyment.

Inside, a unique ST-Line flat-bottom sports steering wheel features red-stitching, which extends to the gear-lever boot and ST-Line cloth trim. The ST-Line cabin also features metallic foot pedals.

Building on Focus’ SYNC® 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility on all models, Focus ST-Line brings wireless smartphone charging as standard, as well as dual-zone climate control that can be operated via voice activation.

Focus ST-Line will be offered in five-door hatch and wagon body styles, with the ST-Line wagon adding a cargo blind and roof rails in addition to the hatch’s standard equipment.

Ford Focus Titanium

Distinguished by a unique front grille and body styling with 18-inch alloy wheels, the highly- equipped Titanium brings an unprecedented level of technology and innovation to the all-new Focus. Front and centre is the new LED Lighting Package, which enhances driver vision with a broader beam for more light on the road ahead. Features include Daytime Running Lights providing a distinctive signature, as well as automatic daytime levelling and automatic high-beam control. Segment firsts include a sequential turn-signal progression for the LED indicators, as well as Static Bending Light from the multifunctional projector headlights, which are also capable of:

  • Glare-free high beam deployment: combined with automatic high-beam control, allows up to 50-percent more use of high-beam for enhanced visibility
  • Camera-based dynamic bending: camera control enables the swivel of the light beam into the curve before the vehicle reaches it
  • Speed sensitive light modes
  • Sign-based light modes

The LED package draws less energy than the previous Focus Titanium’s Bi-Xenon headlights, and are designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle, eliminating the inconvenience and cost of bulb replacements for worry-free motoring.

Titanium also delivers a higher level of Driver Assist Technology than ever before. In addition to the standard Autonomous Emergency Braking, which includes Cyclist Detection as well as Night-time Pedestrian Detection, Focus Titanium also brings BLIS with Rear Cross Traffic Alert as standard.

A further step up, Focus Titanium features Stop&Go Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Evasive Steer Assist and Lane-Centering as standard. The ACC system helps the Focus maintain a comfortable driving distance from vehicles ahead, and with the addition of Stop&Go, has the ability to bring the vehicle to a complete stop.

Focus Titanium also delivers a step up with leather upholstery and its 675-watt 10-speaker B&O Play Premium Audio System including sub-woofer.

Full pricing and further specifications for the all-new Ford Focus will be announced ahead of its 2018 Australian launch.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 203,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit  www.corporate.ford.com.

i Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc. Both require phones with compatible versions of Apple iOS and Android™ (respectively), active data service and genuine USB cable (available separately). Message and data rates may apply. SYNC® does not control Apple CarPlay or Android Auto while in use; Apple Inc and Android™ (respectively) are responsible for their functionality. Warning: Local laws prohibit some or all of the text messaging functions while driving. Check your local road rules before using these functions.

ii Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. May not operate in some driving and road conditions (including at certain speeds) or adverse weather.

iii The Low Price Tyre Guarantee offer is available on selected tyres of listed brands that are stocked by participating Ford dealers. Competitor tyres must be new, identical and available from an Australian tyre retailer. Offer includes “4 for 3” or similar competitor offers, but excludes competitor cashback offers, gift cards, “wheel and tyre” bundles, tyres purchased under an instalment payment plan, clearance and liquidation stock and any competitor quotes that cannot be verified. Offer is available to private retail and Blue Business Fleet customers. Includes valid competitor’s quote within 30 days after purchase. Various adjustments, including fitment and freight, apply to ensure a like-for-like price comparison. See your participating Ford dealer for full terms and conditions. Ford reserves the right to vary or withdraw the Low Price Tyre Guarantee offer at any time

iv Traffic Management Channel – Traffic information is provided through an arrangement with Intelematics Australia Pty Ltd. Traffic information is based on data provided with the permission of one or more third parties. If Ford’s arrangements with Intelematics Australia Pty Ltd. cease for any reason, the ongoing provision of traffic information cannot be guaranteed.

iv MapCare – Customers with Ford vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 satellite-navigation who complete their scheduled servicing with a participating Ford Dealer will receive yearly map updates for up to seven years (but no later than 2024). Customers must comply with scheduled servicing intervals. See www.ford.com.au/owners/service/t-and-c for full terms