Published on November 21st, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Need a performance hatch for less than RM140,000?
These days, finding a car that can deliver sports car levels of performance usually means spending at least RM200,000 and a bit. The all new Ford 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!
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 decent amount of power which is enough to get you from 0-100km/h in just 8.6 seconds.
Power without control is pointless which is why the Focus comes with one of the best suspension systems ever created. Ford’s engineers have created a car comfortable enough for families, but predictable enough for spirited drives.
The final element to the all new Ford Focus’ great performance is its incredibly well tuned Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS). EPAS is found on a lot of modern cars but not all of them are created equal. In the Ford Focus, the 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 is extremely light when you need to park, and the system doesn’t use power when you’re not currently turning the wheel.
All of these details come together perfectly to make the Focus an excellent driver’s car that delivers a comfortable, fuel-efficient experience.
Ford Focus 1.5L EcoBoost Specifications
Engine: Turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol
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+)