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The Ford Focus is a small family car manufactured by Ford and marketed globally since its introduction in 1998 in Europe, 2000 in North America, and 2002 in Australia.First generation models continued in production in North Americathrough 2007 (with an interim re-styling) and remain in productioncurrently in South America (e.g., Brazil, Argentina). A secondgeneration launched in Europe in January 2005, received styling andengineering updates in January 2008, and is marketed globally outsideNorth and South America.
In Europe, South America, North America and South Africa, the Focus replaced the Ford Escort. In Australia, New Zealand and Japan, it replaced the Ford Laser.
Focus models rank as the 39th bestselling automotive nameplate worldwide, with over 5 million sold.

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 1998-present
Class Compact / Small family car
Body style(s)
3- and 5-door hatchback
4-door saloon
5-door estate
2-door cabriolet
Designer John Doughty

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Ford Focus Mark 1 (1998–2004)
First generation

Production 1998–2004
Body style(s)
3- and 5-door hatchback
4-door saloon
5-door estate
Layout FF layout
Platform Ford C170 platform
1.4 L I4 Zetec-SE
1.6 L I4 Zetec-SE
1.8 L I4 Zetec-E
1.8 L I4 Diesel TDDI
1.8 L I4 Diesel TDCI
2.0 L I4 Zetec-E
Wheelbase 2615 mm (103 in)
Hatchback: 4175 mm (164 in)
Saloon: 4380 mm (172 in)
Estate: 4455 mm (175 in)
Width 1700 mm (67 in)
Hatchback and saloon: 1440 mm (57 in)
Estate: 1460 mm (57 in)
Curb weight 1,150 kg (2,535 lb)-1,364 kg (3,007 lb)

Design and engineering
Codenamed CW170 during its development, and briefly known to some Ford contractors as the Ford Fusion , the original Focus took its eventual name from a Ghia concept car which was shown at the Geneva Motor Showin 1991. Certain elements of the design had been seen even earlier inprototypes used by Ford to demonstrate forthcoming safety features,such as the eye-level rear lighting clusters. Initial spy photographsof the car seen in 1995 showed a continuation of Ford's New Edge styling philosophy, first seen in the Ford Ka in 1996, and Ford Cougar in 1998.
The decision to call the new car the Ford Focus was made in early 1998, as Ford's overheads had been planning to keep the Escort nameplate for its new generation of small family cars.
The Focus also introduced a fully independent multi-link rear suspension (marketed as "Control Blade" suspension) derived from Ford Mondeoestate and intended to give class leading ride and handling. Althoughfully independent multi-link rear suspension may be costly, Forddesigned and produced the suspension cost effectively using pressedmetal techniques. At the time, other cars in the class had used Twist-beam rear suspensions, or other beam type suspensions.

The Mark 1 Focus was produced in factories in: Saarlouis, Germany; Valencia, Spain; Santa Rosa, Philippines; Pacheco; Chungli, Taiwan; Chongqing, China and Vsevolozhsk, Russia. The Mark 1 Focus remains in production in Argentina, where it's marketed as the Focus One. The first generation continues to be marketed in Brazil as well.

Critical opinion
The motoring press praised the handling and ride of the Ford Focusfor its rare mix of passenger comfort and lively driver responsivenesswhich was considered far superior to its rivals at the time (such asthe Opel Astra and especially the Mk 4 Volkswagen Golf). Reviews hailed the Focus' independent rear suspension,performance and accommodation. The interior design polarised opinion.The quality of the interior materials was criticised relative to theOpel Astra and even more so relative to the Mk 4 Volkswagen Golf,although the Mk4 Golf was considerably more expensive than the Focusfrom new.

The Mk 1 Ford Focus received 4 out of 5 stars for occupant safety, and 2 out of 4 stars for pedestrian safety in its EuroNCAP tests (69% frontal, 83% side, 28% pedestrian).In Australia, the 2002–2005 Ford Focus was assessed in the Used CarSafety Ratings 2006 as providing "average" protection for its occupantsin the event of a crash.

2001 facelift

The 2001 Mk 1 Focus facelift included:
* Revised headlamps with integrated indicators and separate main and dipped bulbs
* Revised bumpers without indicators, but with the addition of removable bump strips
* Revised upper and lower grille and fog lights
* Optional Xenon headlights
* Optional 6-disc CD changer
* Optional Navigation System
* Optional Digital Climate Control
* Features of certain trim levels changed
* Modified centre console with rubber cup holders
* Different centre dash colours
* New seat trims
* Different instrument cluster finishes
* Damped and lit glovebox
* New colours
* Rear power point
* TDCi Engine introduced to the range
* Versatility Pack Option added


European introduction
Petrol engines available were the well-proven 1.8 L and 2.0 L Zetec-E units from the Ford Mondeo and 1.4 L and 1.6 L versions of the Zetec-SE units found in the Ford Fiesta and Ford Puma. The ST170 and RS performance models used modified versions of the 2.0 L Zetec-E. Originally, the only diesel engine available was the Endura TDDI (a development of the old Deutz-designed motor which Ford had been using since the 1980s). This was replaced in 2002 by the Duratorq TDCI.

International summary

Size (L)       Name              Fuel        Market          Power (kW/bhp/PS)     Torque                   MPG     Top Speed                 0-60 mph (S)
1.4           Zetec-SE          Petrol     Europe                 55/74/75            123 N·m (91 lb·ft)      42.2      107 mph (172 km/h)     14.1
1.6           Zetec-SE          Petrol     Europe                 74/99/101         145 N·m (107 lb·ft)     37.4     116 mph (187 km/h)     10.9
1.6           Zetec-Rocam     Petrol/ethanol (Flex)     Brazil   81.5/109/111                 
1.8           Zetec-E           Petrol     Europe, Brazil          85/114/116     160 N·m (118 lb·ft)     33.8     124 mph (200 km/h)     10
1.8           TDDi                Diesel     Europe                 55/74/75          175 N·m (129 lb·ft)     54.9     115 mph (185 km/h)     
1.8           TDDi                Diesel     Europe                 66/89/90           200 N·m (148 lb·ft)     51.2     115 mph (185 km/h)     
1.8           TDCi                Diesel     Europe                 85/114/116      250 N·m (184 lb·ft)     51.4     123 mph (198 km/h)     10.8
2.0           Zetec-E             Petrol     Europe, Brazil        96/129/131       178 N·m (131 lb·ft)     31.6     126 mph (203 km/h)     9.2
2.0           Duratec-ST        Petrol     Europe                 127/171/173     196 N·m (145 lb·ft)     31        134 mph (216 km/h)     7.9
2.0           Duratec-RS        Petrol     Europe                 158/212/215     310 N·m (229 lb·ft)     27.9     144 mph (232 km/h)     6.3
* 5-speed MTX-75 Manual (2.0, RS & 1.8 TDCi, 1.8 TDDi)
* 5-speed IB5 Manual (1.4, 1.6, 1.8)
* 6-speed Getrag 285 Manual (ST170)
* 4-speed 4F27E Automatic (1.6, 2.0)

Trim levels
Trim levels (European)
* CL (1.4 petrol, 1.6 petrol, 1.8 turbodiesel), 3/5-door hatchback, 5-door estate (1.6 only available in UK in 5-door estate)
* LX (1.4 petrol, 1.6 petrol, 1.8 petrol, 1.8 turbodiesel), 3-door hatchback, 5-door hatchback, 4-door saloon, 5-door estate
* Zetec (1.4 petrol, 1.6 petrol, 1.8 petrol, 2.0 petrol, 1.8 turbodiesel), 3/5-door hatchback, 5-door estate
* Ghia (1.6 petrol, 1.8 petrol, 2.0 petrol, 1.8 turbodiesel), 5-door hatchback, 4-door saloon, 5-door estate.
* ST170 (2.0 petrol), 3/5-door hatchback, 5-door estate
* RS (2.0 turbo petrol), 3-door hatchback (In production from 2002–2004)

Body styles
* 3-door hatchback
* 5-door hatchback
* 4-door saloon (Europe)
* 4-door sedan (Not available in Japan, New Zealand and Italy)
* 5-door estate (Only available in Europe and Japan)

Performance versions

Ford Focus ST170
The ST170, which was launched in 2002, is the International version of the American Focus SVT.[citation needed] The car was only available in some markets outside of America.
Adapted from the Facelift Mk 1 Focus, the ST170 had the followingcosmetic revisions: 17" Multi-Spoke Alloy Wheels; Alarm; Side Airbags;Optional Recaro leather seats; Optional 9006 Stereo system with Subwoofer;brushed aluminium door releases; honeycomb front grills, roundprojector style fog lights, colour coded bumper and side beadings &door handles; and Locally developed bodykit (Australia only). Theengine was developed by Cosworth and tuning bumped the horsepower from130 to 170. Upgrades included: High-flow aluminium cylinder head; Variable valve timing; Dual state intake manifold; Stainless steel exhaust system and exhaust manifold by Cosworth; Sports catalytic converter; Larger brake discs (300 mm front, 280 mm rear); Getrag 6 speed manual gearbox; Revised power steering pump and close ratio steering rack.


Ford Focus RS
Main article: Ford Focus RSIn 2002 the more bespokeengineered and performance orientated RS badge made a return to a Fordproduct following the demise of the Escort RS 2000 in 1996. Using aturbocharged version of the 2.0 litre Zetec-E, the Focus RS produced roughly 212 horsepower (158 kW). A total of 4501 were produced at Ford's Saarlouis plant.

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Mk 2 (2004-present)
Second generation

Production 2004–present
Body style(s)
3- and 5-door hatchback
4-door sedan
5-door station wagon
2-door coupé cabriolet
Layout FF layout
Platform 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
Wheelbase 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)
Curb weight 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)

Trim levels
* 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)

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)[/li][li]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)
From September 2006, Ford revised the standard trim specificationsslightly, to allow for the introduction of further options calledX-Packs.

2008 facelift

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.
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Focus ST

Ford Focus "facelift" ST 2008 (Europe) and XR5 2008 (Australia and New Zealand)
In 2005 Ford unveiled a hot hatch version of the Mk 2 Focus. Called Focus ST, and available in either three or five door hatchback variant, the car uses the same T5 engine from the Volvo S40/V50 T5 models, a turbocharged 2.5 L 5-cylinder engine producing 225 hp (168 kW; 228 PS). The Ford Focus Mk 2 ST is also known as the XR5 Turbo in the Australian and New Zealand market, but is sold as a five door hatchback only. In 2008 Ford, in conjunction with Mountune Racing,unveiled a power upgrade kit which raises the power output to 260 bhp(190 kW). the kit consists of: a K&N panel filter, largerintercooler and a re-map.


Ford Focus Coupé-Cabriolet

Ford Focus Coupé-Cabriolet

The Focus Coupé-Cabriolet, a two-piece retractable hardtop, was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in February 2006 and went on sale in October 2006. Originally named the Vignale by designer Pininfarina, it was previewed at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show. Pininfarina performs final assembly. Ford plans to sell about 20,000 annually in Europe.
In February 2008, Ford revealed a new Focus Coupé-Cabriolet sportingthe new 'Kinetic Design' front end of the generic Ford Focus. Notablyhowever, unlike the generic Focus models, the side and rear body panelswere not changed, and neither were the door mirrors upgraded to thenew-style units, as on the rest of the new Focus models. Nor werebodyside mouldings removed, as with the rest of the Focus range. Somepress outlets had expected such changes in line with the rest of therange.

Focus ECOnetic
Shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2007 as part of the facelifted range, the Focus ECOnetic is an emissions-friendly model, similar to Volkswagen's BlueMotionrange, using a 109PS 1.6 Duratorq TDCi engine with a Diesel ParticulateFilter (DPF). Aerodynamic features including low-resistance tyrescontribute to 65mpg (54mpg - US gallons) fuel consumption figure withaverage CO2 emissions of 115g/km.

Focus RS Mk 2

Ford Focus RS Mk II
On December 17 2007 Ford of Europe confirmed that a Mk 2 Focus RS will be launched in 2009. The press release also notes that a concept version of the RS is due in mid-2008. Contrary to numerous rumours and speculation the RS was announced by Ford to have a conventional FWD layout with an upgraded Volvo T5 engine with 305PS, gearbox, suspension, and LSD. As announced, the Focus RS MK2 hit the road on 5th of January 2009.

* 0-100 kilometres per hour (62 mph): 5.9 s
* 31-62 miles per hour (100 km/h): 5.3 s (in 4th gear)
* Top speed: 263 kilometres per hour (163 mph)
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I like the green european one.
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I like the green european one.
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