Ford Focus, with the restyling touches to the design and more? technology

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For the Ford Focus & egrave; it's time to give yourself a makeover . For this model there is no drastic change but a series of tweaks to the design that allow you to make the car more 'ugrave; current. In addition, the brand has introduced some novelties; on the content front, especially as regards on-board technology. The restyling covers all variants of the Focus, including the station wagon. Prices and availability for the Italian market have not yet been disclosed.

DESIGN AND INTERIORS

Speaking of the design, the main changes are found at the level of the front . The American brand has redesigned the LED headlights, standard on all variants of the Focus, and the grille. Ford points out that the logo is not; more present on the hood but & egrave; been inserted on the bezel. It is a choice already; made with the arrival of the new Fiesta. Small tweaks have also affected the bumper. It should be emphasized that the LED headlights include fog lights and this has allowed us to improve the cleanliness of the design of the front. Always talking about the optical groups, on request & egrave; It is possible to request the & quot; Dynamic Pixel & quot; technology.

At the rear, we find small tweaks to the design of the bumpers and optical groups with more lights; dark. With the restyling of the Ford Focus also comes 5 new alloy wheel designs for the whole range. Each new Focus variant benefits from unique design details. For example, the Connected and Titanium series have a front characterized by a grille with a shiny chrome frame and air intakes with a different design.

The pi & ugrave; sporty ST-Line Instead, it offers a different grille with honeycomb pattern, more air intakes wide, side skirts and a diffuser and a rear spoiler. The new Ford Active has some details inspired by the world of the SUV to be able to propose a more and ugrave; robust. The station Wagon, on the other hand, is; was designed to make it much more luggage management and organization are simple.

They talk about the interiors, the novelties; main ones, as mentioned at the beginning, relate to technology. In addition to the digital instrumentation, we find the new SYNC 4 infotainment system which can & ograve; count on a 13.2-inch central touch display. Obviously, there is support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Customers will be able to remotely manage certain car settings through the Ford Pass application.

ENGINES AND SAFETY

The engine range of the new Ford Focus includes unit & agrave; petrol and diesel . On some & egrave; Mild Hybrid technology is also available. We have, first of all, the 1-liter EcoBoost Hybrid offered in the power outputs of 125 hp (92 kW) and 155 hp (114 kW). Alternatively, available there & # 39; & egrave; also Ford's EcoBoost 1.0 with 100 PS (74 kW) and 125 PS (92 kW) without any kind of electrification. On the diesel front, we have the 1.5-liter EcoBlue with powers of 95 hp (70 kW) and 120 hp (88 kW).

Depending on the version & egrave; a 6-speed manual gearbox or an automatic 7 or 8-speed gearbox is available. Drivers will have access to the modalities; of Normal, Sport and Eco driving which intervene on the response of the accelerator pedal, on the power steering and on the management of the automatic gearbox.

The most important; sporty Focus ST , on the other hand, can & ograve; count on a 2.3-liter EcoBoost petrol engine, which delivers 280 hp (206 kW) and 420 Nm of torque. Standard & egrave; a 6-speed manual gearbox is available. Alternatively, & egrave; possible to have a 7-speed automatic. Speaking, however, of safety, the car can boast countless latest generation ADAS including the Blind Spot Assist which monitors the arrival of vehicles in the driver's blind spot and the new Intersection Assist which detects any risk of collision at intersections. We also find adaptive cruise control, lane keeping, automatic emergency braking and the semi-automatic parking system.

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