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Ford Focus 2015, Car Of The Future?

Ford Focus 2015, Car Of The Future?

Posted On 10 Mar, 2014

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The Ford Focus has always been an incredibly popular used choice, and as the next generation of this iconic vehicle draws nearer, what are the implications for used buyers?

According to www.carscoops.com, Ford has, in the new vehicle; ‘Listened to consumer feedback and made changes to improve ergonomics, both physical, by redesigning the steering wheel and center stack that comes with fewer controls and switches, and in terms of software with the introduction of a new SYNC 2 in-car connectivity system with a high-resolution 8-inch touch screen that features a cleaner interface.’

That all sounds promising. ‘The updated powertrain line-up for Europe includes a new 1.5-liter EcoBoost petrol engine available in two outputs, with 150PS (148hp) and 180PS (178hp), and the new 1.5-liter TDCi diesel engine also offered in two versions, with 95PS (94hp) and 120PS (118hp).’

www.leftlanenews.com says the, ‘2015 Focus will also benefit from a newly standard rear view camera and optional, radar-based blind-spot warning and lane-keeping safety systems. The latter will alert the driver if the Focus begins to wander into an adjacent lane and, if necessary, apply steering torque to bring the car back on course.’

These are welcome features for the family and the safety conscious used car market. In addition, the styling of the new Ford has been improved, offering a more modern and sporty look, one which is designed to appeal to younger buyers too, seeking a trim, nippy alternative for town, that performs on the motorway too.

It really is huge news. Yahoo Autos believes the Focus is the biggest selling nameplate in the world, and this means that when the new version becomes available, there will almost instantly be vast volumes of older Focuses available at tempting prices within the used car market.

‘Mechanically, Ford is making adjustments to the 2015 Focus model’s chassis and suspension tuning in order to improve the car’s ride and handling qualities. A new, more fuel-efficient engine will also be available in the form of a turbocharged, 1.0-liter 3-cylinder motor that is expected to give the car a combined-driving fuel-economy rating of about 35 mpg.’ says Yahoo.

Hertz Rent2Buy makes it possible to trial a car, before offsetting the rental period against the final cost of the used vehicle. Right now, many, many older Focuses are ready to trial, and soon there might be a few newer ones about too.

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