Focus on renewal
A NEW Ford Focus range is headed our way and starts with the range-topping XR5 Turbo (bottom). The hot hatch is the first locally available Focus to highlight Ford’s ‘‘kinetic design philosophy’’.
Though the car’s turbocharged five-cylinder engine and six-speed manual gearbox remain unchanged, the rest of the Focus gets a make-over.
The most noticeable difference is the new front grille and headlight treatment, but there are also new rear tail-lights and bumper with integrated diffuser.
New 18-inch alloy wheels and a rear spoiler give the car its sporty look.
The interior has been altered to improve comfort and quality, including soft-touch finishes on the instrument panel.
The new XR5 Turbo is on sale from $36,990.