A DRIVE was organised for members of the media immediately after the launch of the new Ford Focus on March 10, and we got to try out the four-door Titanium+ variant. Our first impression of the Focus sedan is positive.
We are happy to report that the new Focus 1.5 turbo engine mated to a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission makes it feel like you’re driving a bigger car.
With its smooth power delivery, fluid gear changes on top of the throaty exhaust note, it was really fun being behind the wheel.
The Ford Focus launch
Ford Focus Specifications
The car handles well, the steering is sharp and responsive and Ford did a great job with the insulation as the cabin is very quiet.
The new Focus strikes a balance in comfort, sporty driving and functionality in one package.
And this car has got good looks too as the Titanium+ comes with a sleek wing on its boot.
Look up front at the creases on the hood and the new trapeziodal grille, which gives the car a lean and muscular disposition.
You have to give it to Ford. It has a winner on its hands. A full review of the car will come soon after we can get our hands on it for a few days.