We notice you're using an ad blocker. Certain elements of the design had been seen even earlier in prototypes used by Ford to demonstrate forthcoming safety features, such as the eye-level rear lighting clusters. This version is still available in some countries despite the advent of an all-new Mk 2 Focus. Also in 2006 Ford introduced the Street Appearance Package priced at 1295 with two unique front and rear fascia choices. The Focus won the award for 2000. We've spent enough time on slabs as well as sidewinders to know that the seats are long-haul comfortable as well as reasonably retentive in corners.
Sitting under that tall roof, surrounded by airbags and the other seven elements of Ford's Personal Safety System new to the Focus for 2002 and behind the calliope of swoops, curves, instruments, controls, switches, and vents that make up the left side of the Focus dash, we felt we were in a truly modern small car. Knowing more information about the car you drive or you are going to buy and drive you ensure that your choice is going to be rather rational and deliver you much more satisfaction and benefit. Ford began sales of the Focus to Europe in July 1998 and in North America during 1999 for the 2000. Archived from on May 2, 2008. Despite its growing popularity amongst automotive enthusiasts, the Focus has yet to gain a foothold in automotive media--till now! The New York Times, Behind The Wheel, William Diem, 20 November 1998. This is a far cooler, far more useful, far more comfortable car than the hideous, lozenge-shaped Escort that it replaces. A version was another notable omission that was rectified with the Mk2 Coupe-Cabriolet.
However the final generation of the Escort remained in production in Halewood until 2000 as a budget alternative to the Focus, and the van versions continued until 2002 until its replacement by the Focus-based. Black Oak engine management system. Archived from on 30 April 2005. All-around performance was roughly equal or better to its other competitors, including hatchbacks such as the and some cars in the same price field. In 2000, the Focus won magazine's Automobile of the Year and 's Best Small Car. Wagon production ends at the end of the 2007 calendar year. Standard in wagons for 2000 model year.
The system comprised a turbocharger with a charge air cooler and an electric water pump. The front fascia included integrated fog lamps and side markers, while the rear offers a rear diffuser, with the option of a large rally-style spoiler. Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. Archived from on 20 June 2008. McRae gave the Focus its first win two events later on the finishing over 15 minutes ahead of the second placed of. Interior features included leather seats, steering wheel, shift knob, and boot as well as emergency-brake handle and boot. This was replaced in 2002 by the.
Collectively, they are the bestselling small cars in the world today, and for that, there have to be reasons. Mechanically, most notably, the car incorporated a automatic torque biasing to improve from the setup. Except as expressly authorized by automobile-catalog. It would generate a steady 0. The impression is of having plenty of wheel travel for gobbling the larger stuff and big-car, full-frame isolation when encountering expansion joints and smaller road imperfections. Despite its growing popularity amongst automotive enthusiasts, the Focus has yet to gain a foothold in automotive media--till now! Drive type front-wheel Turning radius 17.
The commercial copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site is strictly prohibited. Became de-facto basic trim level in Mk2 1. The commercial copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site is strictly prohibited. Originally, the only diesel engine available was the a development of the old -designed motor which Ford had been using since the 1980s. Introduction of the in celebration of Ford's 100th anniversary.
Focus production also took place in , ; , ; , and , Russia. In Asia and Australasia, it replaced the. Developed in concert with Cosworth, this engine featured a special aluminum cylinder head with enlarged intake ports, high compression pistons and forged connecting rods, piston oil squirters, solenoid operated variable camshaft timing on the intake cam, dual stage intake manifold, and a 4-2-1 tubular exhaust header. Unlike conventional multi-link suspension, Control Blade features a wide, simple, uniform thickness, pressed steel trailing arm with hub carrier — taking the place of two longitudinal locating rods, eliminating an expensive cast knuckle, and offering the same level of body control — with a lower center of gravity, reduced road noise, and at lower production cost. The gear lever knob, lever, and pedals were all custom made by. The long rear lateral arm controls toe, a pair of shorter front lateral arms, vertically above each other, control the camber, and the Control Blade reacts to brake and traction loads. The full Terms and Conditions of using this website and database can be found.
Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party. Despite its radical styling the hatchback version in particular , and some controversial safety recalls in North America, the car has been a runaway success across the globe, even in the United States, where Ford has traditionally failed to successfully sell its European models. The design language had been overseen by and and executed by Australian designer, John Doughty. Unlike conventional multi-link suspension, Control Blade features a wide, simple, uniform thickness, pressed steel trailing arm with hub carrier — taking the place of two longitudinal locating rods, eliminating an expensive cast knuckle, and offering the same level of body control — with a lower center of gravity, reduced road noise, and at lower production cost. And thanks for reading Autoblog.