The Ford company was founded in 1903 in Detroit and named after its founder, Henry Ford. Ford is the fourth largest passenger car manufacturer in the world. Introduced in 1908, Ford T-model was the realization of the dream of Henry Ford, to build a reliable car at a reasonable price. The Model T was produced as the first car assembly line production.
We talked about the new Ford Focus 2015 last week, told you all about the new design and technology and gadgets and all. Just felt the need to come with an update, as we felt we did not do it justice with just a few photos.
So we’ve prepared a more extensive photo gallery of the new Focus so you can have a better look at what’s going to fill the streets of both Europe and the USA.
Oh, but before we get to the photos, here’s a little video from Ford, a making of the new Focus 2015. It has a little Apple-ish touch to it, but I guess it’s the trend now.
And now the photo gallery of the Ford Focus 2015:
We’ll be back with more information about the new engines that Ford has lined up for the new Focus, and also details about the price range that we can expect.
The Ford Focus 2015 will be present at the Geneva 2014 Motor Show that’s starting in March this year, a few days from now.
Ford unveiled today the new Ford Focus facelift. It comes with a design inspired by the Fiesta and Mondeo and packs a lot of innovative technologies for the compact segment.
Focus, the best selling model for last year, with a whooping 1.1 million customers, is ready for reinvention in order to retain the first step on the podium in 2014 for the third consecutive year. This is a substantial facelift, covering all aspects.
Design inspired by Fiesta and interior created by customers
Designers have reduced the number of buttons and placed them more intuitive .
The design is fresh , with a front that fits the new design philosophy we see in Ford Fiesta and Ford Mondeo. Specifically, the new Focus 2015 adopts large trapezoidal grille, comes with a new spoiler and lower repositioned projectors. The headlights have not escaped the redesign and are now sharper, angular , and have the same LED wand in the upper part. The rear side received new muscular lines on the tailgate. We have chrome trims meant to suggest more elegance and LED lights for the tail lights.
In building the interior of the new Focus Inside the new Focus, ford considered the public feedback, thus the designers have reduced the number of buttons and placed them more intuitively. Ergonomics has improved, the steering seems somewhat airy and the multimedia system is driven by a completely new model that deletes the current monotony .
Ford promises better materials , a softer, more shiny plastic and chrome insertions.
8 inch touch screen
The dashboard is refreshed by an 8-inch touch screen part of the second generation Sync2 multimedia system. It is the novelty that Ford clients were expecting, after most compact models come with colour touch screen even in the standard version (see Volkswagen Golf and Mazda3).
The touchscreen offers easy access to air conditioning controls, the audio system, navigation and phone.
The main feature that Ford wants to focus on is the voice control . It can call numbers from the phonebook, you can select a specific song, you can adjust the temperature, can enter the destination for the navigation system. Furthermore, if it hears you say the word “hungry”, the system will provide a number of restaurants you might want to visit nearby.
When connected to a mobile phone, Sync 2 can read incoming messages on your phone and even can respond with predefined SMS . The new multimedia system is available in nine languages.
Automatic parking system
At the level of safety features , Focus leads the pack with new technologies. Among them and Perpendicular Parking, a feature that helps parking between two vehicles.
Also a first in the list is the distance restraints Alert, which allows you to select a distance to vehicles in front of you and will warn the driver when it is not respected.
The 2015 Ford Focus also benefits from the new MyKey system that allows establishing predefined parameters for instance when the children get to drive your car. There’s a cool Door Edge Protection to avoid slamming your doors into stuff in the parking lot, Emergency Assist that automatically dials 112 in case of an emergency and provides details and coordinates.
All in all the new Ford Focus 2015 is packed with goodies from a geek point of view.
Ford announces the introduction of a new petrol engine for the Mondeo Model. Mondeo recently got a facelift, receiving a 1.6-liter EcoBoost unit, which replaces the 2.0-liters and 145 hp at present.
To attract customers in the midsize segment, Ford Motor announced the introduction of a new Mondeo newly presented in the autumn at the Paris Salon.
The Class D receives a new unit under the hood EcoBoost, namely a 1.6-liter and 160 horsepower, which comes to replace the current 2.0 liter engine and 145 horsepower, available in Romania at 22,950 euros.
According to the official communique issued by the Ford Mondeo will help give the new engine uses an average gain of only 5.7 liters per 100 kilometers and an emission rate of 158 g / km. In these circumstances, the Mondeo wins Chapter 160 km range, compared with the old 2.0-liter engine.
Assisted by a manual six reports, a 1.6-liter model is able to propel from 0 to 100 km / h in 9.3 seconds, while ensuring a maximum speed of 215 km / h.
Gasoline engine is already available on the C-Max, and in the near future will be found and his older brothers, S-Max and Galaxy.
Ford presented the first official pictures of Ford Mondeo facelift model to be launched in the Motor Show world premiere in Moscow in August.
No big surprises in terms of aesthetics, Mondeo treading down traces of facelifturile S-MAX and Galaxy models launched and with the same aggressive line. Mondeo facelift comes with LED lights the day, with stops that appear to call bearing the same technology, with a new bumper and slightly altered lines from the current model.
As pre-facelift version, redesigned model will be available in three body styles (sedan or five-door station wagon 4). Interesting changes are taking place under the hood, where he made his debut Ecoboost new units developed by Ford. Talk of a diesel 2.2-liter diesel and a 200 hp 2.0-liter gasoline engine and 240 hp, the latter being available with Powershift transmission (double clutch manual), which allows lower emissions and consumption. For customers who do not want top performance or have a limited budget facelift Ford Mondeo will be available with a 2.0 petrol engine and 203 horsepower, but with a diesel 2.0-liter diesel and 163 bhp.
Facelift adds his Mondeo Ford commercial offer and a number of technological elements so far missing in environmental equipment segment representative mark. Thus, customers will switch to the new Ford Mondeo will order a warning system accidentally leaving tread package Auto High Beam Control, automatic headlamps phases change depending on the situation, active monitoring system or blind spot a back room.
Ford Mondeo facelift will be available in European markets since September.
Ford makes it to the departure from the current Focus still get the party pumping. RS500 as the top-Focus has 350 hp. Premiere of matte black painted eye-catcher at the AMI 2010.
The Ford Focus RS is already the high-flyer in the class of compact sports. 305 hp tickle the Cologne from 2.5-liter turbo, as can a Golf R only hide. But Ford seems the fans really want to sweeten the departure from the current focus, and by lays at the AMI 2010: The RS500 can be adorning the Focus with 350 horse, which increases torque from 440 Newton meter already bearish at 2,500 rpm again, by 20 Nm. 15 percent more power, which will include access to a larger charge, the larger air filter and other fuel pump and the resulting RS500 still make more toxic than the RS. This does not affect h at top speed (263 km / h), but in the sprint to 100 km / h and the super-Focus completed in 5.6 seconds (RS 5.9). Grip warranty gives the chassis by 40 mm wider, and naturally here along with limited-slip differential.
While Ford’s edition of the RS has increased from an originally planned 7000 units are now 11,000, it is definitely the RS500 at exactly 500 pieces that are distributed across 20 European countries. For Germany, there are exactly 55 copies! Who wants to have the floor, should respond quickly, even if the rumored price of 45,000 euros some speed freaks will slow over again. Thus Ford calls for about 10,000 euros more than the “normal” RS. The RS500, there are only in matt black and with a full set, to include 19-inch wheels and tires size 235/35/R19, Park Pilot rear, tire pressure monitoring, and includes partial leather Recaro sports seats in front. Of course, everyone is supplied with a plaque along with Focus RS500 serial number. Ford served exactly two extras: full leather Recaro in bright red and a touchscreen Navi.
In the absence of ST version for which Ford still makes us wait, the Fiesta gets a pseudo-sport version, called Sport +, which covers only the vehicle’s appearance, and in some parts its mechanics.
The Sport + is not really a sport version, but simply a version “to believe” … Based on the Sport 3-door, it acquires a full body kit, rocker reported, front skirt, top tailgate spoiler and rear diffuser false. No visible exhaust, but alloy wheels with 16 “systematically painted white.
For the body, two paints types are available, white (Glacier White) with blue stripes, or blue (Performance Blue) with white stripes. Inside, the blue found on the seams of the leather-clad elements, namely the steering wheel, shift knob el speed, parking brake handle and especially the sport seats. The mats are also adorned with blue.
The proposed engines are two in number, with gasoline in the 1.6 Ti-VCT 120 hp and the 1.6 TDCi diesel which now develops 95 hp. The latter is now compliant and is certified Euro5 to 107 g / km against 110 the previous 90 hp.
Check out the image gallery of the new Ford Fiesta Sport +