All-new five-door hatchback will cost from £15,995 when it reaches UK showrooms from March 2011

Ford’s new Focus will cost from just under £16,000 when it goes on sale next March, the firm has revealed.

The base version of the five-door Focus, the Edge, will cost from £15,995 for a 1.6-litre, 104bhp petrol variant, and £16,995 for the 1.6 TDCi in 94bhp guise. Those prices include VAT at 20 per cent, although in real terms the base model gets a price increase of around £500 over the current car.

Ford has also confirmed the car’s standard equipment list. All models will come with Ford’s Torque Vectoring technology, plus a DAB digital radio, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, front, side and curtain airbags, voice control, ESP, ABS and Isofix.

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The next trim level up from Edge will be Zetec, which costs £1000 more and adds 16in alloy wheels, a heated windscreen and door mirrors, leather steering wheel, front fog lights and sports seats.

The Titanium edition starts at £18,745 for a 1.6-litre petrol in 123bhp trim. Its additional spec includes keyless start, dual-zone climate control, hill start assist, automatic wipers and headlights, cruise control and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

The range-topping Titanium X starts at £21,245 for a 1.6-litre, 148bhp Ecoboost-engined variant. Its standard equipment list adds partial leather trim, 17in alloy wheels, parking sensors, bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, headlight washers, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat and electric folding mirrors.

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The options list will offer a lane departure warning system and a blind spot monitor. A Sony-based navigation system will also include a rear-view camera.

The engine line-up will comprise the 1.6-litre engines, producing 104bhp, 123bhp and 148bhp, and 1.6 and 2.0 diesels with 94bhp, 113bhp, 138bhp and 161bhp. The 2.0 oil-burners are also available with Ford’s dual-clutch gearbox, while the smaller diesels get stop-start as standard.

The five-door Focus will go on sale in March, and the estate variant is likely to arrive in September. Ford stated recently that it has no plans to introduce a three-door version. An Econetic will follow later in 2011.

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15 December 2010

MG6 is about same price and same spec as standard but higher spec MG6 is cheaper and all spec in MG6 has a more powerful engine which is better.

Tuc

15 December 2010

I love the Ford Kinetic design theme, but its got to be said this new Focus looks old before its even launched - wheres the progress?

Also I think the dashboard is so fussy looking.

Will drive great though no doubt - lets hope it looks better in the flesh.

15 December 2010

[quote Tuc]

I love the Ford Kinetic design theme, but its got to be said this new Focus looks old before its even launched - wheres the progress?

Also I think the dashboard is so fussy looking.

Will drive great though no doubt - lets hope it looks better in the flesh.

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I hate the new focus, its ugly and it still has washer jets on top of the bonnet, so outdated. Rather have the Golf, Astra or MG6.

15 December 2010

another pig ugly ford with a chavtastic interior....autocar are no doubt going to laud it as the second coming ....probably helps keep them in long term test cars tho.

15 December 2010

[quote steven211]I hate the new focus, its ugly and it still has washer jets on top of the bonnet, so outdated. Rather have the Golf, Astra or MG6.[/quote]

I guess every manufacturer will position the jets where they're most effective relative to the rake of the windscreen, etc, so Ford will not be alone in this. That aside, I wish Ford would ditch Kinetic design now and come up with something fresh, this one doesn't work somehow. And the dash design is very over-complicated.

15 December 2010

[quote Autocar]1.6-litre, 148bhp Ecoboost-engined variant[/quote]

Why don't we get the 180PS variant that the rest of Europe gets? One of the biggest markets for the Focus and we don't even get the best engine currently available - what a joke.

15 December 2010

[quote Autocar]The base version of the five-door Focus, the Edge, will cost from £15,995 for a 1.6-litre, 104bhp petrol variant, and £16,995 for the 1.6 TDCi in 94bhp guise. Those prices include VAT at 20 per cent, although in real terms the base model gets a price increase of around £500 over the current car.
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Even with the VAT increase, this seems expensive. I don't know if it's me but car prices from mass-manufacturers seem to be a lot more than they were a few years ago. Ok, it was 5 years ago but when I bought a brand new Focus 2.0 Titanium with a few options, but the RRP was under £18k for what was then the top-spec Focus (though I paid considerably less). Yet potentially the top-spec non performance of the new Mk 3 Focus will cost over £20k. And it's just not Ford either.

In the late 1990s/early 2000s there was lots of talk and publicity about buying cars abroad because of high UK costs, and this eventually led to many manufacturers lowering their UK prices. But now they seem to have increased dramatically over the past few years, more than inflation and general price indices.

Although they may not necessarily be better cars, is it any wonder why many move to premium marques which are only fractionally more in some respects and have lower depreciation to the point where you are financially better off over average car ownership.

15 December 2010

This car is just hideous, the front looks like a car that has already been badly facelifted, & as for the back, those massive light clusters look clumsy & like an afterthought, the whole design has no coherence at all.

What was wrong with high-level light clusters? I liked them, they have always been part of the Focus's design language, I would have designed the new model with very narrow strips of LED rear lights mounted high again, this would have kept the "Focus" look from mk1 & mk2 but would have made it more modern.

currently a happy owner of a Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin :)

15 December 2010

Another astonishingly ugly ford, inside and out - the current facelifted focus looks 10x better than this thing

15 December 2010

Looks dated already and 16K for a bog standard focus that no one really wants to be in means the focus u really want is 21k thats a colossal price for a Ford Focus, i think most private buyers will prob go towards the germans as they will hold the value a lot better.

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