Sunday, June 21, 2015


The Ford Focus is a genuine "world car"in every sense of the phrase. Ford offers the Focus, or some rendition of the Focus, in essentially every business sector in which the organization works together and assembles it in a large number of them as well. Indeed, in 2012, the Ford Focus surpassed the Toyota Corolla to turn into the world's smash hit nameplate, and has remained so for each of the resulting years 

Completely made over for the 2015 model year, the Focus got new outside styling, an overhauled inside treatment,new infotainment and safety systems , and another ultra-effective motor engine choice. As such, the majority of the qualities we recorded above, have been enhanced with this most recent emphasis of the auto Ford presented in 1998.

But wait, there’s more; the subject of this road test review, the Ford Focus Electric, is a relatively new addition to the Focus lineup. One of the most affordable electric models on the market, the Focus is one of but 13 electric cars currently available.For the 2015 model year, Ford is offering the Focus Electric in the hatchback body style in one very nicely appointed state of trim, with pricing starting at $29,165. However, Ford reps are quick to point out with some $9,000 in currently available incentives, the net price is closer to $20,990.

In some cases, a $7,000 and $ 7,500  Federal Tax Credit also applies, further lowering the price.

Equipped like the top of the line Titanium-trimmed 2015 Ford Focus, standard features include automatic high beams for the headlights, blind-spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure, lane keeping assist, remote start, keyless entry and pushbutton start, xenon headlights, and LED taillights.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  All in all, the Focus now looks more grown up and sophisticated, though some may bemoan the departure of the playful personality the previous styling treatment conveyed.

Updating the appearance of the handsome Ford compact for 2015 are a redesigned hood and grille. LED signature lighting further delineates the fresh model. The new grille brings the Focus more into line with the current front-end treatment being applied to Ford’s passenger cars, “borrowing” the look previously exclusive to models from Aston Martin.

Essentially, the entire front fascia is new, including all of the lighting instruments, the fenders, and, as we said before—the hood. The Ford logo has also been resized and relocated at the rear of the car. The license plate mounting area has been reshaped, and the hatchback gets new rear lamp clusters to inform the departing view of the Ford.

The interior treatment has also been treated to a streamlining, gaining a much less “busy” appearance. The steering wheel’s three-spoke design is also new, and the center stack is considerably slimmer than before.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No, we’re not terribly fond of MyFordTouch, and we have no qualms about saying so. Yeah, it looks cool, but in operation, it’s just too tedious. Nothing beats pressing a button to activate your desired function and rotating a dial to get the intensity you require just right.

We do like the touchscreen MyFordTouch brings to the interior though, so we’re in something of a quandary in that regard. We’re also fond of the outstanding hi-tech features that the Focus Electric offers—including its rear-view camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and lane keeping assist.

The Focus Electric also features Ford’s new SYNC AppLink. Integrating your smartphone into the car’s telematics system, notifications are read aloud as you enter the Focus, with no need to touch the phone.
This implies you could get an alert about traffic jams ahead on your route  on your course while listening to the radio or entertainment application such as Pandora . Something else we acknowledge about the inside of the Focus Electric is its calm and gorgeous nature. Further, the fit and completion of the materials utilized are top notch. We should be clear however, while there's no mixing up the Focus for something besides the prudent minimal it is, the general vibe of the inside insights at impressive concern lavished upon it in terms of the way it is assembled.

Front seat passengers enjoy a great deal of comfort and legroom. Rear seat passengers will have adequate headroom, despite the Ford’s sloping roofline, although legroom is sacrificed to the Ford’s diminutive overall size.

When it comes to hauling cargo, you’ll get 14.5 cubic feet of capacity behind the rear seat—and 33.9 cubic feet with both seatbacks folded away. The 60/40 split-folding configuration allows you a great deal of flexibility in this regard too, as you can trade off passenger volume for cargo capacity as needed.While crash test scores for the 2015 Ford Focus have yet to be issued by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety  , the 2014 version of the car scored Top Safety Pick status with the  and a five-star overall rating with NHTSA.

Standard safety features for the 2015 model include driver and passenger airbags, a driver’s knee airbag, and side curtain airbags. Antilock brakes are also standard equipment, but if you want four-wheel discs you have to get into a Titanium model. Traction control, stability control, brake assist, child safety locks, and tire pressure monitoring are standard features as well. Another feature of the SYNC system is automatic crash notification.

New ford MyKey system will quiet mute the radio if the autocar is driven without the safety belts fastened. . It will likewise permit the auto's proprietor to farthest point the Ford's top pace to a decision of 65, 70, 75, miles for each hour with ding sounding at 45, 55, and 65 mph this the speed you should be at no more over speeding. 

Try not to let the new, more moderate styling trick you, the Focus is still a great deal of enjoyable to drive. Include the moment torque, low focus of gravity, and mysterious feel you get driving an electric auto, and that quality is increased. 

As it were, guiding the 2015 Ford Focus Electric, you'll understand praiseworthy spryness combined with a calm and smooth ride. This joins pleasantly exact controlling and more than adequate braking force which, coincidentally, every time you brake you're creating more power. Another in addition to is the one-rate direct commute transmission. In conjunction with the holding nothing back torque yield of the electric engine, it makes the Focus Electric hurry pleasantly off the line, 

Still, on the off chance that you contrast the Focus Electric specifically with the gas controlled Focus hatchback, you'll take note of the Electric's reflexes are a touch conditioned down. Be that as it may, what you surrender in through and through reaction, you more than compensate for in smoothness and refinement. Indeed, every time we about-face to an interior burning controlled auto subsequent to driving an electric one, the sparkle connected ride feels rough to comparison .

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