Mk 2 (2004-present)
3- and 5-door hatchback
5-door station wagon
2-door coupé cabriolet
Ford C1 platform
1.4 L I4 Zetec-SE
1.6 L I4 Zetec-SE
1.6 L I4 Zetec-SE Ti-VCT
1.6 L I4 Diesel TDCI
1.6 L I4 Diesel TDCI DPF
1.8 L I4 Duratec HE
1.8 L I4 Diesel TDCI
1.8 L I4 Duratec HE Flexi-fuel
2.0 L I4 Duratec HE
2.0 L I4 Diesel TDCI
2.5 L I5 Turbocharged T5
2640 mm (104 in)
Hatchback: 4340 mm (171 in)
Saloon: 4480 mm (176 in)
Estate: 4470 mm (176 in)
ST: 4360 mm (172 in)
Coupé cabriolet: 4510 mm (178 in)
Coupé cabriolet: 1835 mm (72 in)
Saloon, hatchback and estate: 1840 mm (72 in)
Hatchback: 1500 mm (59 in)
Saloon: 1495 mm (59 in)
Estate: 1500 mm (59 in)
Coupé cabriolet: 1455 mm (57 in)
1,229 kg (2,709 lb)-1,630 kg (3,594 lb)
The all-new Mk 2 Ford Focus was launched at the Paris Motor Show on September 232004 as a three and five-door hatchback and an estate, although the newcar was previewed, in 4-door saloon form, as the 'Focus Concept'developed by Ford Europe at the Beijing Motor Show in mid-2004.
Design and engineering
The Mk 2, codenamed C307, uses the Ford C1 platform which is shared with the Volvo S40, V50 and C70, Mazda3 and Focus C-MAX. Ford calls this platform sharing programme "Global Shared Technologies".
The basic suspension design, which contributed much to the Mk 1'ssuccess, has been carried over largely unchanged from its predecessorwhich, along with a 10% stiffer bodyshell, offers even better handlingand ride according to Ford. The same body styles as the Mk 1 Focus wereoffered, though the saloon did not appear until mid-2005.
The Focus Mk 2 is much larger than its predecessor with a 25 mm(1 in) increase in wheelbase, 168 mm (6.6 in) longer, 8 mm (0.3 in)taller and 138 mm (5.4 in) wider. As a result the interior and bootspace has increased. New technologies include a KeyFree system, asolar-reflect windshield, adaptive front lighting, Bluetooth hands-freephones and voice control for audio, telephone and climate controlsystems.
It also features either a Durashift 6-speed manual, Durashift 4-speed automatic transmission, the all-new Durashift advanced manual transmission or just the standard manual.
Stylistically, the Mk 2's styling features the same design language found in the Mondeo and Fiesta. Although still recognisable as a Focus the new car uses styling features from the abandoned B-Proposal for the original
Focus which never reached production.
The interior and dashboard follows on from the Mk 2 Mondeo and is constructed from higher quality plastics than before.
The Focus Mk 2 is also built in South Africa for export to Australia and New Zealand. However shortly after launch, Ford New Zealand surrendered its supply to satisfy Australia's high demand, and now receives vehicles from the German factory in Saarlouis. In 2006 the Mk 2 made its debut on the Americas, with its launch on the Mexican marketas the 4-door sedan or the sporty 3-door in ST trim. The Mk 2 Focus isnow available alongside base versions of the Mk I model in some othermarkets worldwide such as Brazil, Argentina and Chile. In Argentina, the Mk 1 Focus is build alongside the Mk 2 in the Pacheco Factory. In the U.S., the Mk 1 Focus is offered in a much revised form.
The new car has gained the best ever EuroNCAP ratings for its class (5 stars for adult protection, 4 of 5 for child protection and 2 of 5 for pedestrian protection), beating such contenders as the Renault Mégane and Volkswagen Golf, including full (16/16) marks for the front impact test.
The engine line up for the Mk 2 is a mixture of old and new. Revised versions of the 1.4 L and 1.6 L all aluminium Zetec-SE engines from the previous generation Focus were carried over, although the units were now renamed Duratec, with the addition of 1.6 L Duratec Ti-VCTengine with variable valve timing. For the South African market, the1.6L BZ engine and electronics from the Mazda3 was used in their Mk2.For the 2009 facelift it was replaced by the 1.8 Duratec.
The 1.8 L and 2.0 L Zetec
petrol engines of the original were replaced with the Duratec HE
. This engine is based on a Mazda MZR engine as in the American Focus,[citation needed
]and is very different to the smaller 1.25L, 1.4 L and 1.6 L Duratecengines (which are versions of the Yamaha-developed Sigma/Zetec-SEengines first used in the 95 facelift Fiesta).
The PSA-developed Duratorq
Dieselengine in 1.6 L 90 hp (67 kW) and 110 hp (82 kW) editions, Ford's own'Lynx' Duratorq 1.8L 115 hp (86 kW) diesel carried over from theprevious model and the PSA DW10 diesel in 2.0 L form rounds off therange in standard Focus guise (this is a different unit to the 'Puma'diesel in the Mondeo).
* 1.4 L Duratec
* 1.6 L Duratec
* 1.6 L Duratec Ti-VCT
* 1.8 L Duratec-HE
* 2.0 L Duratec-HE
* 2.5 L Duratec turbo I5
* 1.6L (90 bhp and 110 bhp) Duratorq (PSA type)
* 1.8 L Duratorq (Ford "Lynx" type)
* 2.0 L Duratorq (PSA DW10)
* Studio (Base model)
* Style (adds alloy-style wheel trims, air-conditioning and a sports steering wheel)
* Zetec Climate (adds Sport Suspension and various interior/exterior styling enhancements, heated windscreen and air conditioning)
* Ghia (adds a great deal including alarm, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and only model to have Cruise Control as standard)
* Titanium (adds Sony CD/MP3 player as standard, privacy glass and sports seats)
(Base model) Style (adds alloy-style wheel trims, air-conditioning and a sports steering wheel)
(adds Sport Suspension and various interior/exterior styling enhancements, heated windscreen and air conditioning)[/li][li]Ghia (adds a great deal including alarm, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and only model to have Cruise Control as standard)
(adds Sony CD/MP3 player as standard, privacy glass and sports seats)
From September 2006, Ford revised the standard trim specificationsslightly, to allow for the introduction of further options calledX-Packs.
2008 Ford Focus
Ford Focus Turnier
Ford unveiled a facelifted Mk2 Ford Focus at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2007, to go on sale in early 2008 in the hatchback, estate and saloon bodystyles, with the Coupé-Cabriolet and ST to follow in Spring 2008. Went on sale in the UK on 2nd Feb 2008. Changes include:
* Cosmetically, the facelift brings the Focus in line with the Kinetic Design language seen on the 2007 Ford Mondeo, and 2006 Ford S-MAX and Ford Galaxy, whilst keeping with the general shape of the pre-facelift model. Every exterior panel (except the roof) underwent a reworking with the following key detail changes: trapezoidal grilles, swept back headlamps, bold wheel arches, newly shaped rear glass, a contoured tailgate and new tail lamps
* Greater use of soft-touch plastics in the interior
* Revised instrument binnacle and interior controls, now with red lighting
* New design centre console primarily for the top line Titanium trim and optional Zetec
* Ford PowerShift transmission (similar to Volkswagen's DSG) added to range
* Introduction of a Ford Power Button
* Introduction of a 110PS version of the 2.0 Duratorq TDCi engine.
* Revised trim range consisting of Studio, Style, ECOnetic, Zetec, Titanium and ST trims.
Late 2008 saw the introduction of the 'Zetec S' trim, adding a body kit of front and rear spoilers, side skirts and the large roof spoiler from the ST. It includes aluminium pedals, a silver hand brake cover, and an optional WRC pack which adds flag decals and WRC scuff plates. Some controversy has arisen due to many vehicles being delivered without 'S' badging on the rear and sides of the cars.
Prices are set to be similar (if not identical) to that of the pre-facelift Focus, as its lead at the top of the British car sales charts has quickly been cut by the Vauxhall Astra in the last couple of years.
Ford collaborated with dance floor superstar Alesha Dixon in January 2008 to create an exclusive special edition remix and video to celebrate the launch of the new Ford Focus.