Back in March, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show we saw the Ford Focus Facelift and honestly we were very impressed by its looks. For the 2014 New York International Auto Show, Ford prepared the 2015 Focus Sedan and already showed the new vehicle ahead of its premiere in the Big Apple. Just like the hatchback version, the 2015 Ford Focus Sedan offers a new front end as well as new taillights and a new rear bumper.
For the 2015MY, Ford Focus receives the SE Sport Package, which consists of new body treatments, paddle shifters for the automatic transmission, a revised touring suspension as well as 17-inch black gloss aluminum wheels wrapped in P215/50 HR-17 tires.
Ford says that the new paddle shift feature provides an additional element of control for the drivers as it allows them to simulate the manual gear selection aspects of a manual transmission, yet extracting more power from the engine.
MyKey feature will also be standard on all trim levels on the 2015MY Focus, while the all-new heated steering wheel will be available alongside the 10 different wheel designs as factory options. Inside, we find satin chrome detailing, but also new seat trims and switches, as well as the standard rearview camera that is displayed on the 4.2-inch or the 8-inch screens.
A new center console incorporating adjustable cupholders improves storage capacity. Focus drivers will have access to powerful new capabilities thanks to a host of functions developers can integrate as they modify their apps to communicate with enhanced SYNC AppLink. Drivers who are using Android or iOS smartphones can download more than 60 AppLink-enables apps from the Apple App Store or the Android market.
For the 2015MY, Ford will offer the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine bolted to a six-speed manual transmission. Although Ford didn’t release any details, we expect the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine to deliver 125 hp and 148 pounds-feet of torque.