The Ford Focus is a family of small cars, provided in a wide range of body styles including a four-door
sedan, wagon, coupe, and three- and five-door hatchbacks. Top alternate options to the Focus by the
years have included the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Volkswagen Golf/Jetta, Hyundai Elantra, and
Mazda's Protégé and Mazda3.
The Focus was originally launched for 2000, changing the Ford Escort (and also the Ford Contour sedan,
which was then discontinued). Some models have been supplied with a 2.3-liter engine. A 2005
mannequin-12 months refresh simplified the lineup in many ways and brought crisper front-end styling;
the engine lineup modified to 136-hp (2.0-liter) and 151-hp (2.three-liter) versions of Ford's more
modern Duratec engine.
For 2008 the Focus lineup was refreshed extra completely, with an extensively redone interior, more
refinement, and expanded security features. Ford offered digital stability control early on for the Focus,
but then discontinued it in 2004. The one critical efficiency model in the Focus' historical past has been
the SVT Focus. 2012 Ford Focus
A brand new, increased-efficiency Focus model arrives in late 2012. Search for the 2012 Ford Focus ST to
get a 247-hp, turbocharged 2.zero-liter 4 and a fair sportier suspension tuning, plus more of a