Ford Focus 1.0 Titanium X 2018 UK review


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Fourth-generation Focus is bigger and better, but the 1.0-litre Ecoboost has to work hard to deliver proper pace

Our first chance to see how the fourth-generation Focus copes with the challenge of UK roads after previously driving it on the international launch.We’ve been given a thoroughly representative example, powered by the 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost in the 123hp tune Ford predicts will make up the majority of UK sales. Being one of the lower-powered versions it also uses a rear torsion beam axle in place of the more advanced multi-link system that has now been reserved for the brawnier members of the range.The question of how well it deals with low-rent British tarmac is key to whether it will be able to maintain the dynamic superiority that marked its predecessors out from the chasing pack.Titanium X trim brings plenty of standard equipment and a £22,820 pricetag, but Ford had also given our test car a comprehensive options workout with LED headlights (£750), a head-up display (£400), Assistance Pack including radar cruise (£500), the Convenience Pack that brings auto park and those natty pop-out door protectors £500 and a B&O speaker upgrade (£350) – plus a few other bits – taking the total to an altitudinous £26,495. …read more

Source:: Autocar