In the basis of the hatchback and station wagon went to the brand new modular platform C2, developed by the European branch of Ford. Through the use of a body structure of high-strength steel and aluminum alloys new 88 pounds lighter than its predecessor despite increased dimensions – the length of the hatch is made 4378 mm (+18 mm) and the wheelbase stretched to 2.7 m (+53 mm).
The company claims that the new Focus has best in class aerodynamic figure soprotivlenie: 0.250 the hatchback and the station wagon 0.273. In comparison with the “third” Focus of body stiffness on torsion has increased by 20%.
In the engine range of the new items will include a petrol turbo EcoBoost volume of 1.0 (85, 100 and 125 HP) and 1.5 (150 and 185 HP) liter, and a turbo diesel EcoBlue volume of 1.5 (95 and 120 HP) and 2.0 (150 HP) liter. According to a couple of the motor will be manual transmission or vosmidiapazonnym “automatic”.
In the list of available options included the upgraded multimedia complex SYNC 3 interfaces support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an access point Wi-Fi with the ability to connect up to 10 mobile devices, projection display, wireless charging for smartphone, panoramic roof, electric tailgate and Bang&Olufsen sound system.
Top Focus will be offered with independent rear suspension. The list of electronic “help” included adaptive cruise control with full stop and an automatic start, the compliance system, lane traffic and traffic sign recognition, and upgraded adaptive headlights.
Serial production of Ford Focus fourth generation for the European market will begin in June this year at a factory in the German city Serlui. Official information about the prices at the moment, but they are expected to be significantly higher than its predecessor.