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.
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.
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.