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2002-08-05 09:54
Ford introduced a four-door sedan version of its Focus model and will be available with a 2-litre power train.

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The Focus sedan has a bigger luggage capacity than the hatchback model and has a retail price of R177 530 - this is the same as its five-door sibling.

The 2.0-litre Zetec E engine delivers a maximum power output of 96 kW at 5 500 r/min and 178 Nm of torque at 4 500 r/min through a manual gearbox.

This Ford Focus sedan boasts a high level of specification, including body-hugging front sports seats, ABS with Electronic Break-force Distribution (EBD), driver and passenger airbags, a silver metallic instrument cluster surround and gear lever insert, a leather covered steering wheel and sports instrument cluster.

Its fully independent "Control Blade" multi-link rear suspension system - unique to the Focus - provides significant ride, handling, stability and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) benefits.

"The four-door features the same new-edge design theme inside and out," Neale Hill, Ford Marketing Manager at the Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa, explained.

The Ford Focus sedan features high component durability and low regular maintenance requirements, such as spark plugs with a life expectancy of 60000 kilometres, valve settings requiring inspection only after 150000 kilometres and fuel filters needing replacement every 90000 kilometres.

A fully galvanised body and 24-stage paint and body protection provide advanced corrosion and paint protection, in addition to a three-year anti-corrosion warranty.

The vehicle needs to be serviced every 15000 km and it comes with a three-year/100000km warranty.

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