The new Ford Focus has arrived in Ireland, priced from €24,900.
Available as a five door hatchback or a wagon, this is the fourth generation of Ford’s popular mid-size car. More than 129,000 Ford Focus models have been sold in Ireland since its original launch in 1998, making it one of the most popular cars in Ireland.
“Our all-new Ford Focus is the pinnacle of technology and driving appeal in its segment,” said Ciarán McMahon, Chairman and Managing Director of Ford Ireland. “In spite of the rise of the SUV over the last number of years, Focus is consistently in the top 10 for car sales in Ireland and we are sure that this high tech new Focus will delight the many fans that the nameplate has won over the last 20 years.”
The new Ford Focus will be on sale in Ireland with a 1.0-litre EcoBoost 125hp petrol engine (from €24,900) and a new 1.5-litre EcoBlue 120hp diesel engine (from €26,800). Every model now features Drive Modes as standard that adjust the car’s characteristics to match the driving situation, including Sport, Eco and Normal driving modes.
A six-speed manual transmission comes as standard while there is also a new eight-speed automatic gearbox available.
The 2018 Ford Focus will be available in four trim levels: Zetec, ST-Line, Titanium and Vignale.
Standard equipment on the Focus Zetec includes 16” alloys, LED daytime running lights, 6.5” SYNC 3 with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, cruise control with lane-keeping aid and pre-collision assist including vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
The Focus ST-Line (from €26,400) adds 17” alloys, ST-Line body kit, twin polished tail pipes, large rear spoiler, keyless start, interior sports trim, sports suspension and ST-Line scuff plates.
The Focus Titanium (from €27,400) adds front and rear parking sensors, 8” SYNC 3 with navigation & Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, FordPass Connect embedded modem, keyless entry/start and LED rear lamps.
The Focus Vignale (from €32,230) adds 18” alloys, unique Vignale body-styling, 8” SYNC 3 B&O Play with navigation, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, full leather seats and armrest, head up display, privacy glass and Vignale chrome tail pipes.
An all-new Ford Focus Active crossover model will arrive in Ireland in early 2019, featuring rugged sports utility vehicle-inspired styling, raised ride-height, roof bars and additional cladding.
The new Ford Focus is on sale now. Read our driving impressions here.