Friday, 30 December 2011

NEWS - Sportiest Focus in current range introduced

In anticipation of the 250PS Focus ST being introduced next year, Ford has decided to inject a bit of 'sporty' into the current range. Designed for the UK market, the Focus Zetec S aims to give customers a sportier option to choose from.

Standard features include a full body kit, 17" alloy wheels, sports suspension, LED tail lamps and sports pedals. Power will come from a 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine producing 180PS.

Anthony Ireson, Ford Britain marketing director, said: "Zetec S models have always been popular with UK customers and so we are delighted to welcome our new Focus Zetec S to the range. With sporty exterior body styling and impressive performance and economy, this latest addition is set to be another showroom hit."

The 5-door versions are available now, with an estate version planned for February 2012, and is offered with a choice of four engines; including the all-new 1.6-litre 180PS EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine which achieves a 0-62mph time of 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 138mph. Emissions are only 139g/km as well.

Any Focus chosen with this engine, or the 1.6-litre 115PS TDCi will wear the ECOnetic badge; benefiting from start/stop technology, Ford ECO mode, gear shift indicator, active grille shutter and smart regenerative charging.

The 1.6-litre 125PS Ti-VCT petrol and the 2.0-litre 163PS TDCi are also available and can be specified with either manual or PowerShift automatic transmission.

At £18,745 on the road the Focus Zetec S is priced just £1,250 above the equivalent Zetec derivative, but if purchased separately, the additional features would add over £1,700. The Zetec S and Titanium are identically priced so customers can choose either sport or luxury at the same price.

Options include the Driver Assistance Pack packed full of technology, cruise control with Active Speed Limiter and a Zetec S interior pack featuring Inferno Red partial leather, heated front seats, power driver seat, power rear windows and global closing for £800.00.

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