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2018 (68) Ford Focus Vignale 1.0 EcoBoost 125 5dr

Ayr Ford
Expected retail price £25,998
£2600 deposit
£434.78 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

4" TFT coloured cluster screenActive park assist system
Digital clockEasy fuel capless refuelling system
Eco modeFord pass connect
Ford SYNC 3 nav system with DAB radio, 8" colour touch screen, voice control, app link, Apple car play/Android auto and 4.2" TFT coloured clusterFront and rear parking sensors
Head up DisplayLane keeping aid with lane departure warning
PASPre collision assist with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian/cyclist detection
Rear wide view cameraSelectable drive mode
Trip computer 

Entertainment

2 USB portsAux input
B&O Audio system with 360 degree sound, 10 speakers, 675 watts of total amplifier power and digital sound processor 

Exterior Features

'Quickclear' heated windscreen/heated washer jetsAuto dimming rear view mirror
Auto headlamps (on/off)Automatic rain sensing wipers
Body colour large rear spoilerBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door handlesBody coloured electrically operated and heated door mirrors with side indicators
Door edge protectorsElectrically operated front and rear windows with one touch opening and closing
Front variable intermittent wipers with electric washHeated rear window
LED daytime running lampLED front fog lamps with cornering function
LED HeadlightsLED rear lamps
Polished twin tailpipePower folding door mirrors with puddle lights
Rear privacy glassTailgate wash/wipe
Upper grille with chrome surround and horizontal barsVignale front grille and body styling

Interior Features

6 way power adjustable driver seat60/40 split back and cushion rear seats with 2 height adjustable headrests
Alloy finish pedalsAmbient LED multi colour interior lighting
Centre console with sliding front armrestDual zone electronic air temperature control
Front/rear floor matsHeated front seats
Heated steering wheelHeight adjustable front headrests
Isofix child seat preparationLeather gear knob
Leather upholsteryLoad through ski hatch
Manual passenger seat height and lumbar adjustReach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre headrest 

Safety

ABS+Electronic Brake force DistributionAuto hold function
Driver airbagElectronic parking brake
Electronic stability controlFront and rear seatbelt reminder
Front inertia reel height adjustable seatbelts with pre-tensionersFront passenger airbag
Front side airbagsHill start assist
MyKey systemPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Post collision brakingSide curtain airbags
Three rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbeltsTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Keyless entryKeyless start with 'Ford Power' starter button
Remote central locking & engine immobiliserThatcham category 1 alarm

Wheels

18" 5x3 spoke liquid aluminium alloy wheelsMini steel spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)114Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDTransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)56.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)64.2EC Urban (mpg)45.6

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power125
Coin DescriptionEcoBoostInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0718E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years1
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %85NCAP Child Occupant Protection %87
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %72
NCAP Safety Assist %75Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage18000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months120
Timing Belt Interval Mileage150000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10Engine Power - BHP125
Engine Power - KW92Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT125Engine Torque - MKG17.3
Engine Torque - NM170Top Speed124

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/40 R18Tyre Size Rear235/40 R18
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style5x3 SPOKE
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Length4387 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)52Gross Vehicle Weight1855
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1250Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)273
Max. Loading Weight608Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1100Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked660
Minimum Kerbweight1247No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Ford Focus

Much is expected from this fourth generation Ford Focus. Designed from a clean sheet of paper, it looks set to give its rivals plenty to think about. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The Ford Focus has evolved, this MK4 version offering slicker looks, higher interior quality and extra technology. There's also greater efficiency beneath the bonnet thanks to the addition of a hi-tech range of petrol and diesel engines. The best part though, is that this car should still remain as rewarding to drive as it's always been. The Focus might have grown up but it certainly hasn't lost its spark.

Background

It's very difficult to over-state the importance of the Focus family hatch to Ford's European business. To understand its significance, press the rewind button for a moment and shuttle back to 1997. Ford's family hatch contender during this period was the fifth generation Escort, a car so all-encompassingly woeful that the brand was almost embarrassed to sell it. When the time came for a replacement, we all expected something better. What we got in the Focus model first launched in 1998 was something much, much more than that, a car that, at a stroke, offered arguably the biggest step forward in family car design the market has ever seen. Here at last was technology directed firmly at the man in the street who, in this apparently humble family hatchback, could experience a car more entertaining and rewarding to drive than almost anything this side of a sizeable lottery win. It was asking a lot for the MK2 model we saw in 2005 to repeat such a seismic step forward but that second generation Focus was still quite good enough to remain acclaimed as the driver's choice against rival Astras and Golfs that made up for their dynamic failings with a better ride and a more luxurious big car feel. These were attributes the Focus also needed and when it came to developing the MK3 version, launched early in 2011, Ford tried to provide them without compromising the car's class-leading handling. That's also been the goal with this more sophisticated MK4 model, announced in the Spring of 2018.

Driving Experience

Our test of this fourth generation Focus confirmed that the sharp driving dynamics that marked out previous models have been retained. That's aided by the standard inclusion of a driving modes system this time round with settings that can alter steering feel, throttle response and, if you've an auto variant, transmission response times. Talking of autos, there's a new 8-speed self-shifter on offer. Otherwise, you'll be swapping cogs with a 6-speed manual. The engine range initially looks familiar, but closer inspection reveals that it's been heavily revised. As before, the range primarily hinges around Ford's familiar three cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol unit, which gets a new turbocharger and cylinder head and is available in 85, 100 and 125PS guises. There's also a new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine with 150 or 182PS. Plus a fresh 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel with 95 and 120PS. And a 2.0-litre EcoBlue unit with 150PS. As for the suspension, well a little disappointingly, Ford has followed Volkswagen's lead in equipping lower-powered 1.0-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel Hatch variants with a cruder twist-beam set-up. If you want the more sophisticated independent rear double wishbone suspension system that's supposed to improve ride comfort, you'll need an estate, the 'Active' crossover version, top-spec 'Vignale' trim or a hatch with 1.5-litre petrol or 2.0-litre diesel power. The top 'ST' high performance version gets stiffer, lowered suspension and a choice of either 280PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol power or a 190PS version of the 2.0 EcoBlue diesel engine.

Design and Build

There's nothing particularly striking about the way this fourth generation Focus looks but the lines are crisp and pleasing, whether you opt for the five-door hatch body style or the alternative small estate. The overall length is 18mm longer than before and the car rides 15mm lower. Or at least it does in standard guise. The SUV-style 'Active' variant has a slightly higher ride height; the sporty 'ST-Line' model rides slightly lower than normal versions. As ever though, what's more important is the stuff you can't see: this Focus rides on the brand's latest 'C2' platform, which enables the wheelbase to be 53mm longer, freeing up extra cabin space. You should certainly feel that inside. Rear knee room has increased by 56mm and, thanks to a re-profiling of the rear doors, the rear passengers' heads are now adjacent to glass rather than metal, so they'll be able to see out more easily. Up-front, as you'd expect, it all feels of much higher quality - the fascia now has half the number of buttons that were there before. And shoulder room is class-leading. The extra body length has freed up more boot space too. In the estate version, there's now a class-leading 1.14m of width between the wheel arches and overall load length with the rear seats folded (1,700mm) is up by 134mm. That means 1,650-litres of carriage capacity.

Market and Model

The Focus range kicks off with the base 'Style' variant priced at around £18,500, before progressing through 'Zetec', 'ST-Line', 'ST-Line X', 'Titanium', 'Titanium X' and 'Vignale' variants. An SUV-style 'Active' version and an 'ST' hot hatch are also available. Equipment levels reflect the fact that most customers will be paying upwards of £20,000 for this once very affordable family hatch. Even the Focus 'Style' comes as standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, a DAB digital radio with Bluetooth and Emergency Assist, an electronic parking brake, autonomous emergency braking, tyre pressure monitoring, Hill Start Assist and a Lane-Keeping Aid. If you prioritise luxury and you've a healthy budget, you'll like the top 'Vignale' variant, which gets a unique front grille and body styling with 18in wheels, full LED lighting, leather upholstery, a head-up display, a rear view camera, a heated steering wheel and the 675-watt 10-speaker B&O Play Premium Audio System. For sporty drivers, the 'ST-Line' variant offers unique body styling, including unique upper and lower grille, rear spoiler and polished twin tailpipes. Inside there's a flat-bottomed steering wheel, black headlining, an aluminium gear knob, alloy finish pedals and red stitching. Sophisticated features available across the range include a head-up display, radar-operated cruise control, a more advanced Park Assist system and a wi-fi network that will connect up to 10 devices.

Cost of Ownership

Ford has re-fettled its engines in pursuit of greater efficiency. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol unit gets a higher compression ratio and increased injection pressure to facilitate this. It'll also help that this MK4 model Focus can be up to 88kg lighter than its predecessor. Around 33kgs of that comes from the new C2 platform, which uses a higher proportion of high-strength steel. A further 17kg of weight has been taken out of the interior, the powertrain is around 6kgs lighter and the electrical system loses 7kgs of weight too. A standard 'Active Grille Shutter' closes a flap in the front gill to reduce drag at speed. Plus there's clever 'Air Curtain' technology that guides airflow across the front wheels in a way that reduces turbulence. The result of all this effort is, according to Ford, a 10% improvement in running cost efficiency across the board. Specifically, on the volume 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol models, that means a CO2 emissions figure which can be as low as 108g/km, regardless of your choice between 85, 100 or 125PS versions of this powerplant. The 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol unit can put out as little as 122g/km. As for the 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel, well in 95PS form, this unit produces 94g/km of CO2. Choose the 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel unit and the CO2 figure is 110g/km.

Summary

Has any car had more of an impact on modern era motoring than the Ford Focus? With over 16 million global sales on the board, it's hard to argue the point. Other manufacturers can better this car in some regards, but they still can't make their family hatchback contenders drive like a Focus. True, this car is still far from perfect. There are cheaper rivals - and there are certainly more spacious ones. As an overall package though, it remains hard to beat. This car no longer depends solely on handling supremacy to justify its position at the top of the sales charts. Smarter and more sensible, it is, more than ever, number one for a reason.

Performance
80%
Handling
90%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
60%
Build
70%
Value
80%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
80%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£434.78
Deposit£2600
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£25,998
Credit amount£23,398
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£8565
Total amount payable£31,600.66
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge4.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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