Ford Focus is the popular family hatchback in the UK and it sits in the top ten sellers since ages. Let’s find the reasons why it is a top seller?
The latest version of the UK’s one of the most favorite family hatchback is about to arrive in the UK and it is coming with the new design changes after ages. It would be worth having a test drive on 2018 Ford Focus family hatch. Order books have been opened since last month and it is being expected that the new Focus would be the major arrival in the UK car market for this year. But the question is still the same that can this version of the family hatch proves itself as muscular and as efficient as the previous Focus models? The answer is hiding in the test drive of the model when it would be on the UK roads this month. There are five very strong reasons that why the Focus remained in the list of top ten sellers in the UK for ages. Let’s start with its driving dynamics.
Since the first generation of the Focus was introduced in 1998, it never looks back on the sales graph, its popularity increased with the every passing year. It turns into the excellent driving machines with a great feeling of comfort and muscular ride. From a well-weighted steering which is not less accurate than a premium vehicle offered in the UK. A well-adjusted suspension system exclusively designed for the UK roads. Allowing the pumps to be soaked in the suspension and deliver an out of the box driving experience. On the other hand, ST Line options are sportier and firmer and the most of the range comes in the comfort zone with ST and RS model trims, Ford Focus offers a great range of Ford Focus engines where the most modern EcoBoost engines are leading the line-up.
In petrol options, Ford has introduced the Focus with 1.0 litre EcoBoost and a 1.6 litre petrol engine and both of them are three cylinder units. The first engine comes in three different power outputs from 84bhp to 123bhp, similarly, the 1.5 litre comes with two outputs, a 148bhp and 180bhp.
The lower power engines offer a decent performance and efficiency which comes from 123bhp 1.0 litre engine. The Ford Focus engines rev smoothly and crack out the 62 miles per hour in just 10 seconds, with some great pulling efficiency. These smaller engines pull the Focus from 30 miles per hour to motorway speed in third gear, no need to get into the fourth even. They are most muscular and beefy when past the 2000 rpm dash. Although all Focus models come with the six speed manual transmission there is an optional eight speed automatic transmission also available to beat the rivals. The second reason is the design language of the Focus models. Ford Focus reconditioned engines for sale is still the best and cheap option to replace your faulty engine.
In terms of design, it was never been a disappointment, because it always came with sharper exteriors and new Focus draws some inspiration from its Fiesta sibling. It has dynamic looks, sharper creases around the body, and bigger grille makes the Focus really in focus.
In the hatchback segment of the UK, the Focus has a relatively spacious interior and most of the buyers love to have one. It has enough space and adaptability to carry people around. The Focus has offered a boot space of 341 litre which is extendable to 1320 litres by folding the rear seats. The estate versions, on the other hand, offer 1653 litres of storage space and it is impressive in the entire model line-up. Next reason is the heavy tech features offered in the Focus models.
The focus is one of the most up-to-date versions fitted with park assist, co-pilot360 system, and adaptive cruise control, start-stop system, lane keep assist, and Sync 3 infotainment system. Ford’s first head-up display system has been fitted in to keep the driver alert and informed. It gives speed, navigation and traffic ahead information. Sync 3 comes with voice recognition system, wireless charging docks and B&O Play sound system.
Being the bestselling British car, prices start from £17,950 and can be reached to as high as £30,000 for advanced options. Most buyers will be looking for the models ranging from £20k to £25k in the UK.
Leo Peters is Head of Content at fordenginesforsale.co.uk the UK’s number-one platform offering recon and used replacement engines at competitive market prices.
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