Inside, a driver-oriented layout has been retained but with easier control over the model's functions. The centre console has been refined to remove switches and dials, and overall the cabin projects a more modern feel. Black satin trim is complemented by chrome detailing for added sophistication, and you have various opportunities to tailor the finish to your requirements with six trim grades offered. The entry-level Studio gets a 1.6-litre TI-VCT 84bhp petrol, which couples with a smooth five-speed manual box.
The unit emits 139g/km of CO2, and this figure drops when you choose the 1.0-litre Ecoboost. With 99bhp, the powertrain releases just 104g/km. The most muscular petrol is the 1.5-litre 178bhp EcoBoost, and alternatives comprise a choice of four diesels. Emissions fall as low as 98g/km with the 1.5-litre TDCi, and the unit shares a six-speed manual box with the two 1.6-litre TDCi options.
To the exterior, Ford has applied its One Ford design language to enhance the distinctive aesthetic. This approach gives the new Focus a lower and wider stance, while the bonnet now features sleek folds leading to a short, wide grille. The front headlamps are narrower, and the rear lights share a similar streaked shape to the outgoing model but have been slimmed slightly. The front fog lamps have been elongated and sit within an angular inlay, while subtle chrome details give extra elegance.
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