Ford's Focus deliver sportscar-levels of performance

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Published on November 9th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Ford’s Focus deliver sportscar-levels of performance

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These days, finding a car that can deliver sportscar-levels of performance usually means spending close to RM200,000. The Focus, however, provides those looking for a passionate drive with a relatively affordable alternative. And yes, we’re talking about a car with a 1.5-litre engine here!

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With over 125 patents going into the technology behind this little engine, you can be sure It packs a punch. 180 horsepower and 240Nm of torque is a LOT of power – enough to get you from 0-60km/h in just 8 and a half seconds. (check the performance figures below)

Ford Focus 1.5L EcoBoost Specifications

Engine: Turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol

Capacity: 1498cc

Transmission: 6-speed semi-auto

Power: 180hp at 6,000rpm

Torque: 240Nm at 1,600rpm-5,000rpm

Top speed: 220km/h

0-100km/h: 8.6 seconds

Selling Price: RM118,888 (Trend), RM139,888 (Sport+)

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Power without control is pointless – which is why the Focus comes with one of the best suspension systems ever created. Control Blade Independent rear suspension. This unique solution isolates handling components from the ride components, mounting them separately. As a result, the car body will dive less, making it very well-behaved. A lower centre-of-gravity means less roll and pitch before going into a corner. Thanks to Control Blade suspension, Ford’s engineers have created a car comfortable enough for families, but predictable enough for spirited drives.

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The final element to the Focus’ great performance is its incredibly well tuned Electronic Power Assisted Steering. Electronic power steering is found on a lot of modern cars but not all of them are created equal. In the Ford Focus, steering is absolutely precise, adjusting to changes in speed instantly and making the car feel like a natural extension of your body. Best of all, it’s extremely light when you need to park, and the system doesn’t use power when you’re not currently turning the wheel.

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All of these details come together perfectly to make the Focus an excellent driver’s car that lives up to its rallying pedigree. All while delivering a comfortable, fuel-efficient experience.


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