NEW FOR 2012:

– All-new model

For 2012, the Ford Focus is an all-new model. While the 2011 Focus was specific to North America and a different model from that sold in Europe, the 2012 Focus is a “global” car, with the same basic vehicle sold worldwide and built locally for each market.

The Focus comes as a four-door sedan or four-door hatchback. Both models use a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with five-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic.

The sedan comes in S, SE, SEL and Titanium trim, while the hatchback comes in SE, SEL and Titanium. The top-line Titanium comes with the six-speed automatic only.

Features on the S sedan include 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, auto-down power windows, power locks with keyless entry, black door handles, power mirrors, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, cloth seats, CD/MP3 stereo, and tire pressure monitoring system.

The SE models add 16-inch steel wheels, body-colour door handles, illuminated entry, seatback storage pockets, front centre armrest with storage, floor mats, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, automatic headlamps, fog lights, compass, MyKey, outside temperature display, and trip computer. The hatchback model also includes a rear spoiler, removable privacy cover, 60/40 split-folding rear seats and rear wiper.

The SEL models add 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, four-wheel disc brakes, MyFord Touch, SYNC, USB port, cruise control, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, puddle lamps, chrome side window mouldings, auto up/down windows, illuminated vanity mirrors, overhead console, heated seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and security system. The sedan adds a 60/40 split-folding rear seat.

The Titanium models add 17-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension, MyFord Touch with eight-inch screen, Sony ten-speaker sound system with subwoofer, Sirius satellite radio, and rear spoiler.

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