Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Ford Launches EcoBoost-Powered Focus for Philippine Market (w/ Brochure)
After taking it for a spin around Adelaide some months back, Ford Philippines has finally unveiled the 2016 Focus for the Philippine market. The refreshed Focus boasts of a more modern exterior, refined interior, and new levels of sophistication to its class. It also comes in a simplified number of variants all powered by a single engine.
Outside, the 2016 Focus features a heavily reworked front end with slimmer headlights, trapezoidal grille, and elongated fog lamps. The rear also sees thinner tail lamps along with revised spoiler designs for improved aerodynamics. Inside, the cabin is made simpler with fewer controls and switches. Aside from the revised instrumentation, it also has more storage spaces including the ability to swallow a 1-liter bottle and a 400-ml cup simultaneously in the adjustable center console.
Cutting-edge technology has made the Focus a standout name in the compact segment and that continues with the 2016 model. Enhancements include the SYNC 2 infotainment system as well as an Enhanced Active Park Assist that enables the Focus to enter to both parallel and perpendicular parking spaces. Active City Stop now works up to 50 km/h while Ford’s MyKey encourages safer driving especially for teens.
For 2016, the entire Focus line-up is driven by a new 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine with 180 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. Using direct injection technology, twin independent variable cam timing, and turbocharging, the Focus delivers more power than any other compact car. The engine is mated solely to a 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters.
The Focus comes in eight colors: Frozen White, Panther Black, Ingot Silver, Winning Blue, Magnetic Metallic, Lunar Sky, Candy Red, and Mustard Olive. For sale now, it comes in four variants: Titanium A/T Sedan (P 1,088,000), Sport A/T Hatchback (P 1,088,000), Titanium+ A/T Sedan (P 1,278,000), and Sport+ A/T Hatchback (P 1,278,000).