New special edition Focus will sell alongside 2011 model

Ford has unveiled a new Sport special edition of its Focus model which will cost £700 more than the Zetec version.

The Focus Sport comes in five-door specification and customers are offered a choice of the 1.6-litre 99bhp petrol manual and the 1.6-litre 108bhp TDCi manual.

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Equipment has been upgraded with options that would cost £1500 on the Zetec model now coming as standard.

These include Sat Nav with European mapping, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, voice control, parking distance sensors, 16in ST-style alloy wheels, automatic headlamps and wipers, and a self-dimming rear-view mirror.

Customers will have the choice of six body colours and the Sport will come with "New York Ebony" seat fabric.

The Focus Sport will cost £16,545 for the 1.6-litre petrol and £17,845 for the 1.6-litre TDCi.

It is on sale now and will continue alongside the next generation Focus throughout next year.

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4 October 2010

This isn't the first time they have offered a Sport trim with the Focus, prior to the facelift a Sport version was offered, at the time basically an LX with alloys and quickclear chucked on for not much more money. They make a quite a good buy.

4 October 2010

Why isnt the 1.6 petrol 120bhp like the fiesta?

4 October 2010

I wouldn't call the performance with those two engines "sporty"!

A few bolt on bits, new alloys and seats doesn't improve the handling or performance in any way, except in the minds of the marketing boys.

4 October 2010

[quote iploss]Why isnt the 1.6 petrol 120bhp like the fiesta?[/quote] Because its just using the old 100bhp1.6 Duratec that has been around for the past decade or two, rather than the newer 1.6 Ti-VCT. Presumably this is to keep the cost down.

4 October 2010

They should just stick in the old 60bhp 1.3, and call it a super sport special.

4 October 2010

Typical 'limited edition' specs for end of line products. I drive the Focus a lot at work and they do take one hell of a beating and stand up well to it. Biggest problem of the range is the poor engine options. Why no 2.2 diesel? Why no option between the (poor) 140bhp petrol and the ST model? An end of line 2.2 diesel ST (as per previous Mondeo) would sell very well.

The comments section needs a makeover... how about a forum??

4 October 2010

it doesnt look very "sport"y to me fiesta zetec s anyday for a good looking economical car

4 October 2010

Hardly a sports model.

I would have expected weight reductions by dropping surplus interior features, sports seats, shortened gearing, improvements to top end engine breathing, stronger brakes and re-calibrated anti roll bars to reduce understeer.

In other words something along the lines of a 205 Rallye.or a Gordini model from the early 1970s.

4 October 2010

[quote Autocar]The Focus Sport ... offered a choice of the 1.6-litre 99bhp petrol manual and the 1.6-litre 108bhp TDCi manual.[/quote]

There already is a Focus sport edition, it's called the RS. This pathetic marketing effort is almost as ridiculous as the Dodge Caravan I saw with a Sport Edition badge on it. To paraphrase Douglas Adams - some new definition of the word "sport" that I wasn't previously aware of.

4 October 2010

Ford brought out a sport version of this car in 2005 shortly after this series focus was launched.

It was basically an LX 1.6 with alloy wheels and foglamps

so about as sporty as a house brick then



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