The battle between compact sedan in the Philippine market is a tough one. However, the new Ford Focus sedan brings the difficult competition into new standards. Now with a sleeker profile than its predecessor, it now sports a bolder hood facade and the trapezoidal front grille. The LED daytime running lights make you more visible to other drivers while the front fog lamps give it a striking, sporty look.
Inside the new Focus is a clean and modern design with intuitive controls that play a large role in delivering a superior driving experience. Modern features such as SYNC lets you make calls, play music, and even have text messages read aloud using simple voice commands.
The new Focus also has the Enhanced Active Park Assist which uses cameras and sensors that enables it to park itself for you. Whether it's parallel or perpendicular parking, the Enhanced Active Park Assist will park the Focus for you and even get you out of an unexpected tight parking spot. It also has the Active City Stop feature that can detect potential unexpected collisions.
It is powered by a smaller yet more powerful 1.5L EcoBoost GTDi engine that has a maximum output of 180 hp and 240 Nm of torque. You can now have both fuel economy and power on the same engine.
Available in 6 color variants: Frozen White, Panther Black, Ingot Silver, Candy Red, Magnetic Metallic, and Lunar Sky.
Given that the car buyer has a price range in mind, they will likely choose their cars depending on its looks, features, or the output of its engine. New vehicle models these days offer a plethora of these characteristics however, there are things that only the Ford Focus can offer.
Sedans continue to be one of the sought after vehicles in the local automotive industry. A testament to this is the respective car launches by a number of local auto manufacturers. Honda introduced the 10th generation Civic; Hyundai launched the all-new Elantra; while Ford revealed the smarter and more powerful Focus.
Compact sedans have been one of the sought after vehicle in the local market due to its size and practicality. It can serve as your daily personal ride and a family car during the weekend. With that in mind, out of all the models today, there are two compact sedans that can be matched up - the 10th generation Honda Civic and the 2016 Ford Focus.