Ford Focus: The Key Features

The birth of Ford Focus

Ford Focus is one of the preferred cars in the compact car segment. This C- segment car has been manufactured by the Ford Motor Company since 1998. The Europe market first saw the sale of Ford Focus in July 1998. In 1999, it went to the North America market for the 2000 model year.

Ford Focus takes over global market

Before the Ford Focus came into the foray, Europe, South America, North America and South Africa were dominated by Ford Escort and Ford Laser. The Ford Focus slowly replaced these cars in the market. Asia and Australasia were ruled by the Ford Laser, and then by the Focus. The beginning of 2012 saw Ford Focus beating the Toyota Corolla to emerge as the world’s best selling automobile nameplate. The British magazine CAR aptly named the Ford Focus as the one of the 50 greatest cars in the last 50 years.

The New Ford Focus

The Consumer Electronics Show in 2011 saw the debut of the Ford Focus Electric. It is an all- electric car, competing with the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. By December 2011, customers in United States started getting their deliveries. By May 2012, it was made available to the retail customers. The European release was scheduled for late 2012, but is still in the pipeline. This electric car is still available in limited numbers and currently can be bought only in California, New York and New Jersey.

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Technical Characteristics of Ford Focus

Technical Characteristics of 2007 Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi produced by Ford (UK).

Body Type Hatchback 5 doors / 4 seats
Weight 1352 Kg
Length 4337 mm
Height 1500 mm
Wheelbase 2640 mm
Front Track 1535 mm
Rear Track 1531 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 53 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System common rail direct diesel injection
Max Power 90HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque 215Nm @ 1750 rpm
CO2 Emissions 118 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1560 cc
Bore 75 mm
Stroke 88 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 18.3:1
Aspiration Turbo D.
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 6J x 15 / 6J x 15
Standard Tyres 195/65 R 15 / 195/65 R 15
Suspension Front I.MS.CS.ARB.
Suspension Rear I.MultiLi.ARB.
Transmission manual
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 12.6 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 5.6 l/100km
Road 3.8 l/100km
Mixt 4.5 l/100km