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2007-06-11 07:03

The 2007 Ford Focus

Ford has given its Focus range a mid-life boost with some changes to the exterior, interior and specification levels.

The Focus was introduced into the market in 2005.

Interior changes include a change in the foil design of the centre stack and the addition of cruise control as a standard feature on all 2-litre derivatives.

In an attempt to further enhance the safety profile of the car, with the exception of the Focus 1.6 Ambiente, Ford will now offer all Focus models with curtain airbags as an optional extra.

All models already feature ABS brakes with EBD, and dual front airbags as standard equipment. Side airbags are also a standard feature on all but the Focus Ambiente variants.

Subtle design enhancements to the exterior styling give the Focus a fresh appearance.

The front bumper is new, while the rear bumper now sports a painted lower section. Indicator repeaters mounted on the side mirrors not only add to the aesthetic appeal of the vehicle but are also a valuable safety feature.

Already available with a wide range of colour choices the Focus now offers an additional three metallic body colour options, namely: Tonic, Ocean and Plum Blush. A new range of wheel designs complete the look with three variations to choose from.

Sports derivatives get a special kit, which includes side sill extensions, 17-inch alloy wheels, branded footwell carpets and branded sill protectors.

Service intervals are 20 000 km for the petrol models and 15 000 km for the diesel derivatives. A five-year /  60 000 km Ford Protect Maintenance Plan is standard on all models, as is a three-year/unlimited kilometers roadside assistance plan.

The warranty is applicable for three years / 100 000 km, while the corrosion warranty is in place for five years/unlimited kilometers.

Sedan prices:
1.6 Manual Ambiente: R156 950
2.0 Manual Trend: R196 950
2.0 Auto Trend: R209950
2.0 TDCi Manual Trend: R212 450
2.0 Manual Si: R202 950
2.0 Auto Si: R215 950

Hatchback prices:
1.6 Manual Ambiente: R156 950
1.6 Manual Si: R173 950
2.0 Manual Si: R199 990
2.0 TDCi Manual Si: R218 551
2.0 TDCi Manual Si: R213 991

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