For 2015, Ford’s Active Park Assist has a new feature. As well as parallel parking, it can now perpendicular park in bays.

When you’ve slowed down to look for a space, you press a button on the centre console and the car begins searching for a space. Instructions appear on the 8″ screen (Sync 2 upgrade) on my test car along with audible beeps and alerts.

When the Focus finds a spot, it prompts me to put the car in reverse and then the car begins to steer itself back into the space. A few adjustments are needed, so I’m prompted to put the car in forward gear before selecting reverse again.

Watch me take my hands off the wheel and let the new Ford Focus do its thing!


Caroline Kidd