Posts Tagged ‘Ford Focus’
In addition to winning a previous comparison test against several competing models, the Focus exceeded the Civic in virtually every category in the latest head-to-head comparison. The editors first praised the all-new design of the Focus, which features a sporty, updated look while the newest Civic design was referred to as “middle of the road”. The reviewers also loved the way the Focus felt on the pavement, with a “firm” ride and solid structure.
The Focus features greater power than the Civic, with the 2.0-liter engine resulting in 160 hp and 146 lb-ft. of torque. The publication also mentioned that the dual-clutch automatic transmission feels more like a conventional automatic, and provides greater control as it is a 6-speed vs. the 5-speed transmission of the 2012 Civic. The review concluded with the Focus being called “the most refined vehicle in an otherwise dull segment”.
We’re thrilled about what the 2012 Focus has to offer, and we would love to take you for a test drive! Stay tuned here and on our Facebook page for the latest news on 2012 Ford models.
Ford continues to lead the way in the ever-changing realm of technology, and we’re excited for the innovative 2012 Ford Focus at Damerow Ford! In addition to a long list of interior features and design upgrades, the 2012 Focus delivers an all-new chassis and suspension that’s tighter and better than ever. It also comes with a new cornering assist system that results in exceptional handling and a driving experience that is unmatched by any competitor. Come in for a test drive or build your own 2012 Focus right from our website!
What you might not have heard of, however, is the upcoming 2012 Ford Focus ST. Motor Trend recently got a surface-level glimpse of what’s to come with the ST model, snapping photos during Ford’s recent performance testing.
While conclusions are fairly slim at this point, we have lots to look forward to. The models that were spotted, which were figured to be stock models, included a thin metal pipe for the ST-exclusive center exhaust, smoky gray rims, and a sleek exterior design. The upcoming model also promises to have impressive performance, sporting a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine which Motor Trend estimates will yield approximately 250 horsepower.
We look forward to its reveal as Ford continues testing!
Industry professionals and car enthusiasts alike have been anticipating the day when Ford would make its C1 platform available in America. That day has finally arrived and the wait is over, with the introduction of the 2012 Ford Focus Titanium.
According to a recent Auto Blog review, the somewhat skeptical editors were impressed with its overall design, handling, power and fuel-efficiency. The test model was equipped with the Titanium Handling Package, which delivered sharp turns and quick response with an impressive EPA fuel economy of 27/37 MPG. The new design also earned major points when onlookers stopped to inquire about the vehicle as editors gave it a routine post-test wash.
We spent just one week with the 2012 Ford Focus, but that was plenty enough for us to realize that it’s a worthy contender in the hotly contested compact car segment. – Jeremy Korzeniewski AutoBlog.com
For those craving a class-competitive compact in the U.S. market, the 2012 Focus proves to be a global contender.
The 2012 Ford Focus Titanium beat out the 2011 Chevy Cruze LTZ in nearly every category in a recent comparison test by Edmunds inside Line. Editors at Inside Line took the top trim level of each vehicle to test just how far small American cars have come. Both models offer power windows and locks, power seats, automatic climate control, cruise control and Bluetooth as standard features. The Focus, however, stood above the Cruze in handling, interior design, fuel-efficiency and track handling.
See for yourself how the two vehicles measured up in this short video:
After recent wins in Sweden during the World Rally Championships with the Fiesta, Ford rolled out its newest racing hopeful – the 2012 Ford Focus Touring Car at the Geneva Auto Show. As Motor Trend reports, Ford announced last winter its interest in using the new global 2012 Focus as platform for touring car races around the world, including the British Touring Car Championship.
Developed in partnership with BTCC veterans Arena Motorsport, the Focus Touring has a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4, which has been slightly modified to meet the FIA’s S2000 class regulations. It is also equipped with a roll cage built to meet FIA standards.
This new BTCC Focus is the first result of a collaborative effort between Ford and race teams around the world that have already built and raced successful Focus race cars. – Jost Capito, Ford’s director of global performance vehicles
While other modification details were unavailable during the show, the Focus body sported flared fenders, slammed ride height, and wild rear wing. We can’t wait to see it in action.
For car enthusiasts, the 2012 Ford Focus is a much anticipated and long overdue vehicle. Many fans have been awaiting the day that the American market would experience some of the top-notch Ford vehicles only available in Europe. And they may just find satisfaction in the radically improved Focus.
In a recent Motor Trend review, the new Focus proved to be a solid, confident performer in both the sedan and four-door styles. Touted changes included the combination of the new direct-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with the well-chosen gear ratios that make the engine feel stronger than the numbers may suggest. The optional five-speed manual and comfortable front bucket seats also won mentions.
As has been the trend amongst compact sedans lately, the Ford Focus has vaulted from forgettable to formidable in one fell swoop. The improvements to the new car are night and day compared to what we had, and we’d expect no less from an all-new car. – Scott Evans, Motor Trend Magazine
Ford’s new sustainability strategy has been receiving positive press since its release for its overall outlook and tangible action steps. And as further confirmation of their efforts, the company’s first all electric Ford Focus has been given the Green Car Vision Award.
Green Car Journal presented Ford with the award at the Washington Auto Show late last week. The award celebrates an industry-leading, environmentally focused vehicle that is in its early stages of commercialization or in demonstration programs, but not yet on sale.
The Ford Focus Electric will be out on the market in late 2011. The design is based on the all-new 2012 Focus global car platform and is powered by lithium-ion batteries and offers a projected 100 mile all-electric driving range. It can be charged in three to four hours with a 240 volt home charger.
The groundwork that Ford has laid with such advanced and sensible technologies as EcoBoost, hybrid drivetrains, and ethanol flexible-fuel vehicles has shown an understanding of what it takes to bring fundamental change to the marketplace, without sacrificing the features and the driving enjoyment that is so important to new car ownership. - Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal
The Ford Focus continues to prove itself a versatile asset among compact cars. At Damerow Ford, we have a great selection of Ford Focus vehicles that are loaded with standard and optional features. Come test drive one for yourself!
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