Euro NCAP revealed today the safety rating for the new 2019 Ford Focus, and it’s a good one. Actually, it’s a great one, seeing as it’s the highest rating they give out. Yes, the new Focus is a 5-star car as far as ENCAP is concerned, and one of the first vehicles to be awarded the highest rating under new, more stringent tests. 2019 Ford Focus goes a bit further than the usual requirements from a family hatchback in terms of safety, adding technologies such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection. Euro NCAP was particularly fascinated by the latter, which can detect people in or near the road ahead, or who may cross the vehicle’s path. The system alerts the driver of the impending danger, and if he or she does not react in time it will automatically apply the brakes. No wonder then this is a 5-star car. Other safety highlights of the 2019 Ford Focus you may find interesting include Adaptive Cruise Control now enhanced … [Read more...] about 2019 Ford Focus Euro NCAP Rating Revealed
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Let’s cut out the financial page accounting details and go straight to the revenue and profits of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler, which reported first-quarter earnings Thursday morning, and Ford Motor Company, which did the same Wednesday. This is important to car enthusiasts because without healthy profits, resources for world-class Chevrolet Corvettes, Jeep Wranglers, Ford Mustangs and the like get too thin. The Motown comparo, below, includes earnings before income taxes, in the case of this number, using calculations that are not Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as determined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Q1 ’18 comparo: Gross Revenue Net Income EBIT GM $36.1 billion $1.1 … [Read more...] about Ford and GM are Healthy, and Fiat Chrysler Sets a Record
La prochaine génération serait même susceptible d'adopter une motorisation totalement électrique. À l'heure où la chasse au CO2 tue petit à petit les gros moteurs, la Mustang offre toujours la possibilité de goûter aux joies d'un V8 américain. La future GT500 poussera même le vice un peu plus loin en adoptant une mécanique de plus de 700 ch. Cela étant, la pony car devra un jour ou l'autre tenir compte des tendances actuelles, ce qui se traduira par le lancement d'une déclinaison hybride. Celle-ci devrait sortir de l'ombre courant 2020 et intégrer le catalogue à partir du millésime 2021. Vous aimerez aussi : La Ford Mustang est toujours le coupé sportif le plus vendu au monde Dans le cadre d'une entrevue avec les journalistes de The Detroit Bureau, Corey Holter, le responsable marketing du groupe Ford, a promis que la Mustang électrifiée "offrirait le niveau … [Read more...] about La Ford Mustang en route vers d’importantes évolutions
The all-new Ford Focus is lighter, sleeker and more advanced than its predecessor, offering excellent safety and connectivity features, as well as a new range of petrol and diesel engines. Pricing has already been announced for the UK, where the all-new Focus range (5-door and estate body styles) will start at £17,930, some £2,000 less than the outgoing model. European deliveries are set for September as orders can already be placed. What about North America? Sales in the U.S. will start in the second half of 2019, with details on available body-styles and powertrains to be announced closer to the launch date, though don’t expect to see the wagon come over here. A clean sheet design Ford is calling the 2019 Focus their most “accomplished and technically-competent Focus ever”, with the car boasting a new human-centric design philosophy meant to unite exterior styling with class-leading aerodynamics and a more spacious and well-built interior. “We wanted … [Read more...] about 2019 Ford Focus: Full Details Plus 200 Photos On Hatch, Sedan, Wagon And Crossover
Ford unveiled the all-new Ford Focus yesterday. Here’s a visual comparison between the (fourth-gen) 2018 Ford Focus and the (facelifted third-gen) 2014 Ford Focus. The all-new Ford Focus’s more upmarket design is somewhat inspired by that of the latest Ford Fiesta. Compared to the previous generation Ford Focus, it is drastically different. Ford has redesigned VW Golf competitor from the ground up and made it look more mature proportionally. The new generation model looks more premium and sportier as well. At the front, a considerably larger radiator grille is flanked by swanky full-LED headlamps. An Adaptive Front Lighting System adjusts the headlight beam angle and intensity as per the prevailing driving environment. A Glare-free high-beam reduces the case of accidentally dazzling other drivers. The hood is longer and this adds to the sportiness of the car. On the sides, the beltline is flattish until the B-pillar and rises only from behind there. This gives a more neat … [Read more...] about 2018 Ford Focus vs. 2014 Ford Focus
the Ford Focus. While the third generation of the model enjoyed a massive sales surge in its rookie season, it’s been losing volume ever since. That’s to be expected of any maturing model, but the Focus went from 245,992 U.S. deliveries in 2012 to just 158,385 in 2017. So Ford is setting up the fourth generation on its new C2 platform, regardless of what country it’s sold in, as well as some big changes in terms of equipment and styling. However, we’re left wondering how these updates will translate when the model makes it way to North America. The new Focus hits the streets of Europe and China later this year, but won’t arrive in the United States until the second half of 2019, presumably as a 2020 model. That gives Ford time to adapt the vehicle but, with the exception of some powertrain changes, we’re not entirely sure what to expect. Euro and Chinese-spec Focuses (Foci?) come with 1.0 and 1.5-liter gasoline motors or 1.5 and … [Read more...] about Ford Goes Global With New Focus; What Does It Means for America?
Motoring by Press Association 02/04/2018, 9:18 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter It wasn’t too long ago the Ford Mustang was finally put on sale officially in the UK – having arrived here in 2016 for the first time in the iconic model’s 44-year history. Demand has been huge on this side of the pond, with the firm claiming to have sold more than 33,000 units since arriving in Europe. It’s not sitting around on that initial success though. For 2018, the Mustang has been refreshed with more tech, fresh looks and increased power in an effort to carry on that success. We take a closer look at what’s new. A fresh face The new Ford Mustang carries over the core look of the outgoing model, but it does bring a number of tweaks to keep it up to date. At the front there’s a revised lower front grille, the addition of a front splitter for more downforce and new bonnet with integrated air … [Read more...] about What’s new on the 2018 Ford Mustang?
Seven years after its introduction, it’s high time for the third-gen Focus to be replaced by an all new model. In a surprising move, Ford chose to skip the Geneva Auto Show and unveil it in a standalone event on April 10. That, in all likelihood, was done so that the Blue Oval would have everyone’s full attention, which wouldn’t be the case at the show. So, with less than a week remaining before its official debut, here’s what we know about the upcoming Focus that its maker hopes will kickstart its C-segment offensive. The birth of a game changer When it was launched in 1998 as a replacement to the ageing, and hardly competitive, Escort, the first-gen Focus took the world by storm, introducing fresh styling and top-notch handling, the latter thanks to a nicely sorted chassis and the first multi-link rear suspension in the C-segment. As a result, it walked away with the 1999 European Car of the Year award – and make the competition take serious notice. In … [Read more...] about 2019 Ford Focus: Specs, Features, Leaks, Scoops And Everything Else We Know
La nouvelle Focus RS a la lourde tâche de faire face à une concurrence agressive sur le segment très prisé des compactes sportives, où l'on retrouve les Volkswagen Golf R, Honda Civic Type R, Renault Mégane R.S, Peugeot 308 GTi, SEAT Leon Cupra, et plus largement les allemandes plus bourgeoises dotées de quatre roues motrices : Audi RS 3, Mercedes-AMG A 45, et autres BMW M135i. Lire aussi : Récemment élue Voiture sportive de l'année par le magazine Echappement, la Ford Focus RS dotée du Pack Performance est sans aucun doute la plus radicale des Focus : dotée de quatre roues motrices, d'un moteur 2,3 litres EcoBoost fort de 350 chevaux et 440 Nm de couple, et d'un différentiel à glissement limité permettant d'optimiser sa motricité dans toutes les situations de conduite, la compacte sportive américaine se permet même d'être amusante à mener avec la présence d'un mode Drift... … [Read more...] about Essai Ford Focus RS Pack Performance
Ford has pulled the wraps off the latest Ka+ and its all-new sibling, the Ka+ Active, before they go on sale later this year.Priced from £10,795, the five-door models come with a diesel engine option for the first time, as well as Ford’s latest infotainment technology, creating the most comprehensive Ka+ line-up yet.Top of the list of aesthetic changes is a tweaked exterior design with larger headlights, a new front grille with a chrome surround and a more cleanly designed dashboard.Key technical features include a 6.5in touchscreen that features the brand’s Sync 3 infotainment technology, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.The car comes as standard with automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers and a heated windscreen. Automatic climate control and parking sensors are available as options.The most efficient powertrain on offer is the new diesel, the 1.5-litre TDCi, which produces 94bhp and 159lb ft of torque, and is claimed to emit 99g/km of … [Read more...] about Ford Ka+ revealed with new Active model and diesel option