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Ford Focus: update due in October

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15th July, 2015

  • 1.5-litre, Auto Stop/Start engine technology debuts in refreshed LZ Ford Focus range
  • Voice-activated SYNC2 connectivity, satellite navigation and rear view camera standard across the range
  • Certain driver assistance technology standardised across select models, including enhanced Active City Stop, Blind Spot Information System and Rear Cross Traffic Alert

The updated LZ series Ford Focus range will debut EcoBoost engine technology, improved safety and a host of key visual and feature upgrades when it arrives in local Ford dealers from October.

Standard across the LZ Focus range is a new fuel-efficient 1.5-litre engine with Auto-Stop start engine technology. The 1.5-litre engine develops 132 kW and 240 Nm and will be matched to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The automatic transmission is standard on Trend Sedan and Titanium Hatch and Sedan and optional on the Trend Hatch and Sport Hatch.

The updated LZ Focus range delivers 7 kW more power and 38 Nm more torque than the larger capacity 2.0-litre engine it replaces, as well as possessing a combined cycle fuel consumption figure of 5.8 litres/100km and 6.4 litres/100km, depending on the model.

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The new range also offers Ford’s MyKey system as well as some driver assistance technology that has been standardised across select models.

MyKey is an industry-first technology that allows parents to programme a key that limits top speed, reduce maximum radio volume, disables the radio until the seatbelts are fastened and prevents deactivation of the driver assistance and safety technologies. It works by recognising different keys for the same car and adjusting the vehicle settings according to the owner's requirements.

Apart from the active and passive safety features available on the new LZ Ford Focus, there are a range of new driver assistance features. Blind Spot Information System and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are new additions on the Focus Titanium, along with an enhanced Active City Stop system as standard. A standard feature on the Titanium Hatch and Sedan, Rear Cross Traffic Alert warns drivers reversing from parking spaces if other vehicles are about to cross their path.

On Titanium models Ford’s Active City Stop collision avoidance system has been enhanced and now operates at speeds of up to 50 km/h. Active City Stop readies the brakes if a potential impact is detected and – if the driver does not respond – will automatically apply the brakes.

Also featuring on Titanium models is Enhanced Active Park Assist featuring Perpendicular Parking, which enables drivers to detect suitably-sized parallel parking spaces and reverse hands-free into spaces parallel to the road and side-to-side with other vehicles.

This advanced parking feature is supported by both Park-Out Assist, which helps drivers to exit parallel parking spaces; and Side Parking Aid, which delivers an on-screen visual representation and audible warning of obstacles to the sides of the vehicle, as well as to the front and rear.

Since its launch, the Focus has received acclaim for its ride, steering and handling, as well as passenger comfort levels. For 2015 Ford has improved driving dynamics even further with:

  • Improved and stiffer front end
  • Revised suspension
  • Retuned shock absorbers
  • Retuned Electric Power-Assist Steering (EPAS) and new Dynamic Stability Control calibration

The new LZ Focus gains a more sophisticated, sleek design that reflects the One Ford global design language for passenger cars. This now harmonises the LZ Focus design with the Fiesta and Mondeo range.

At the front the new LZ Focus has a strong, sporty character complemented by a striking grille and slimmer, more chiselled headlights that enhance the car’s lower, wider stance. A new bonnet, front fascia and grille also build on the sporty character. Rectangular, elongated fog-lamps complete the bold front styling.

At the rear Ford designers have reshaped the tailgate, refined the surface language and added lower profile tail-lamps to give the rear of the Focus a more toned, athletic look. Sport and Titanium models also receive a unique sports bodykit comprising side skirts, front and rear bumper extensions and a large rear spoiler.

When redesigning the interior, Ford provided a more intuitive driver lay out, complemented by a new steering wheel design and central stack with fewer controls and switches.

A new centre storage console offers more space with a new sliding, integrated armrest while the adjustable console recess can accommodate a variety of bottles and cup sizes, providing increasing levels of flexibility. The overall look inside the new LZ Focus range is more integrated and harmonious.

As well, the Ford has added more sound insulation materials in doors, carpets and front wheel-arches designed to ensure a quieter cabin at highway speeds.


Focus Trend (Hatch and Sedan)

  • 1.5-litre engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission standard on Hatch model (not available on Trend Sedan)
  • 6-speed automatic transmission standard on Sedan model, optional on Hatch model

Exterior Features

  • 16-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Day Time Running Lights (non LED)
  • Fog lamps
  • Active Grille Shutters
  • Full-size steel spare wheel

Driver Assist

  • Hill Launch Assist
  • Rear Parking sensors

Interior Features

  • Cruise Control with speed limiter
  • Cloth Seats
  • 60/40 Split Rear Seats
  • Driver and front passenger lumbar support


  • SYNC2 with Emergency Assistance
  • High-resolution 8’’ Colour Touch Screen
  • Bluetooth3 with audio streaming
  • Natural language Voice Control for phone, music, climate and navigation controls
  • Satellite Navigation with ‘one shot’ destination entry via Voice Control
  • 6-speaker audio
  • USB and RCA inputs


  • Rear View Camera
  • Ford MyKey
  • Power Rear Child Locks
  • Driver and Front Passenger Airbags
  • Side Front Thorax and Curtain Airbags
  • Anti-Lock Braking (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Traction Control System (TCS), Emergency Brake Assist ( EBA), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)

Focus Sport Hatch

  • 1.5-litre engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Optional: 6-speed automatic

Includes following additional features over Focus Trend:
Exterior Features

  • 17-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Sports tuned suspension
  • Rear LED tail lamps
  • Day Time Running Lights (LED)
  • Follow-me-home lighting
  • Puddle lamps
  • Power fold exterior mirrors
  • Chrome belt line moulding

Sports Bodykit

- Front & Rear extensions
- Side Skirts
- Sports rear spoiler
  • Mini Spare wheel

Interior features

Comfort and Convenience

  • Dual-Zone Climate Control
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Leather covered steering wheel and gear shifter
  • Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
  • Keyless Entry and Push Button Start
  • Auto Headlamps
  • Rain-sensing Wipers


  • Sony-branded audio with 9-speakers
  • DAB+

Focus Titanium (Hatch and Sedan)

  • 1.5-litre engine
  • 6-speed automatic

Includes following additional features over Focus Sport:
Exterior features

  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Front parking sensors

Interior features

  • Sports Seats
  • Leather appointed seats

Driver Assistance

  • Blind Spot Information System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist
  • Active City Stop

Factory Options

A Convenience Pack is available as an option on Trend models – Hatch and Sedan - priced at $300*. This provides:

  • Auto wipers
  • Auto headlamps
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Follow-me-home-lighting

Exterior Colours

The new LZ Focus range is available with seven colours; Lunar Sky, Panther Black, Ingot Silver, Winning Blue, Magnetic, Frozen White and Candy Red.

All, except Frozen White, are Prestige colours available as an option for $450*.


The new LZ Focus will be available in both hatch and sedan body styles – all standard with a new 1.5-litre engine that delivers 132 kW or power and 240 Nm of torque. Customers have a choice of three models – Trend, Sport and Titanium.

LZ Focus Hatch




Fuel Economy


1.5-litre EcoBoost

6-speed MT

5.8 L/100km


1.5-litre EcoBoost

6-speed AT

6.2 L/100km


1.5-litre EcoBoost

6-speed MT

5.8 L/100km


1.5-litre EcoBoost

6-speed AT

6.2 L/100km


1.5-litre EcoBoost

6-speed AT

6.4 L/100km

LZ Focus Sedan





1.5-litre EcoBoost

6-speed AT

6.2 L/100km


1.5-litre EcoBoost

6-speed AT

6.2 L/100km

1.5-litre EcoBoost

Series Availability

Trend, Sport and Titanium


6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic (depending on model)

Maximum Power

132 kW at 6,000 rpm

Maximum Torque

240 Nm at 1,600-5,000 rpm


95-98 RON



Recommended Manufacturer List Price* (incl GST)



1.5 L Trend MT


1.5 L Trend AT


1.5 L Sport MT


1.5 L Sport AT


1.5 L Titanium AT




1.5 L Trend AT


1.5 L Titanium AT



* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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