The Ford Focus

17 June 2015

The Focus is an attractive package. It is well equipped, well made, has good performance, excellent economy and the peace of mind of Ford’s large dealer network. And the price is excellent. If you are in the market for a hatch, don’t decide until you have driven one.


Ford Focus 1.0T Trend hatch

Engine: 1-litre, three-cylinder turbopetrol

Gearbox: Six-speed manual

Power: 92kW @ 6000rpm

Torque: 170Nm @ 1400-4500rpm

0-100km/h (claimed): 11.1 seconds

Top speed (claimed): 192km/h

Consumption (claimed): 5.0 litres per 100km

Base price: R234 900

Price as tested: R246 840

Warranty: 4-year/120 000km

Maintenance Plan: 4-year/80 000km

Ford Focus 1.5T Trend hatch

Engine: 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbopetrol

Gearbox: Six-speed manual

Power: 132kW @ 6000rpm

Torque: 240Nm @ 1600-5000rpm

0-100km/h (claimed): 8.6 seconds

Top speed (claimed): 224km/h

Consumption (claimed): 5.5 litres per 100km

Price as tested: R271 900

Warranty: 4-year/120 00km

Maintenance Plan: 4-year/80 000km