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.
The new Ford Focus is set to arrive to the market with a bolder appearance. On the front, the hood and grille have been redesigned with the headlamps having that signature LED lighting. The same can be said for tail lamps in the rear. In this section as well, there are new lamp clusters and the trunk lid has been restyled. For the U.S. market, Ford revealed that customers can get to choose between a four-door model and a five-door version.
The interior shows clean materials and colors with a contemporary appearance and satin chrome detailing. New as well are the switches and seat trims and a heated steering wheel is even offered. By having a new center console that integrates adjustable cup holders, storage capacity is improved. A package of sensors is able to offer compact car customers convenience at an entirely new level.
Cutting-edge technologies are included in the Focus like the driver-assist technologies and rear view camera. Incorporated as well is the lane-keeping system and Blind Spot Information System.
The rearview camera as standard in particular is considered as a first for the Focus. Images are transmitted to the 4.2-inch screen and for those whose models have MyFord Touch, an 8-inch screen. Another feature is the BLIS, which utilizes a pair of advanced multiple-beam radar modules.
These are the same ones that are in cross-traffic alert and in the new Focus packaged in the two quarter panels in the rear. What the system does is to define a blind spot zone. The radar then determines if a vehicle has entered such zone and then activates the indicator light on the matching side view mirror. Thus it serves as a warning if any vehicle is approaching.