Ford Focus (2018–)

Model History

April 2018

Ford Focus unveiled

Engine options include an optimised version of Ford’s multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost and new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, both enhanced with Ford’s industry-first cylinder deactivation application for three-cylinder engines.

New 1.5-litre EcoBlue and 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engines deliver improved fuel-efficiency, and a new intelligent eight-speed automatic transmission adapts shift patterns to driving style, and is controlled using a stylish and ergonomic Rotary Gear Shift Dial.

The upper instrument panel and door interiors are constructed from soft touch materials for a more premium feel.

Prices start at £17,930 for the Focus Style – £2,300 below the model it replaces. Focus Zetec and ST-Line – together representing 55 per cent of sales – are now £850 and £250 less respectively.

The new Focus range will comprise seven variants from launch. Starting with Style (at £17,930), the range progresses through Zetec (£19,300), ST-Line (£21,570), ST-Line X (£24,050), Titanium (£21,550), Titanium X (£22,820) and Vignale (£25,450).

Focus Style comes as standard with 16in alloy wheels, air conditioning, DAB digital radio with Bluetooth and Emergency Assist, electronic parking brake, autonomous emergency braking, tyre pressure monitoring, Hill Start Assist and Lane-Keeping Aid.

Zetec models add highlights such as Ford’s acclaimed SYNC3 DAB Radio with a 6.5in touchscreen and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality, cruise control with speed limiter, front fog lights and QuickClear heated windscreen.

Titanium models bring additional comfort and convenience features including front and rear parking sensors, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and start, a larger eight-inch colour touchscreen, satellite navigation and FordPass Connect wireless connectivity.

The Titanium X boosts the luxury further with partial leather trim, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, privacy glass and 17in alloy wheels.

For sporty drivers, the ST-Line offers unique body styling, including unique upper and lower grille, rear spoiler and polished twin tailpipes. Inside are a flat-bottomed steering wheel, black headlining, aluminium gearknob, alloy finish pedals and red stitching. The ST-Line X adds 18in alloy wheels, red brake calipers and many of the luxury features found on the Titanium X model.

At the top of the all-new Focus range sits the luxurious Focus Vignale, joining the upscale Ford range that already includes Mondeo, S-MAX, Kuga, Edge and Fiesta Vignale models.

Featuring a unique front grille and body styling with 18in wheels, the Focus Vignale is distinguished by full LED lighting front and rear. Inside, the Focus Vignale presents a distinctive character with leather upholstery, head-up display, rear view camera, heated steering wheel and the 675-watt 10-speaker B&O Play Premium Audio System. The Focus Vignale will also be available in an exclusive Dark Mulberry body colour.

The acclaimed B&O Play audio system is available as a £350 option on Titanium, Titanium X and ST-Line X models.

February 2019

List of 2018MY Ford Focus wheel and tyre sizes:

16-inch with 195/65 R17 tyres

17-inch with 215/50 R17 tyres

17-inch with 215/55 R17 tyres (Focus Active only)

18-inch with 235/40 R18 tyres

August 2019

RDE1 Ford Focus are available for 2019/69 registration

June 2020

Ford Focus updated with mild-hybrid tech

New 48-volt mild hybrid technology - as debuted on the Ford Puma - enables the Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost Hybrid to deliver 155PS of power alongside 116g/km CO2 emissions (WLTP) – a 17 per cent fuel efficiency improvement compared with the outgoing equivalent combination of 150 PS 1.5‑litre EcoBoost petrol engine and six-speed manual transmission.

In addition to the new electrified powertrain option, the updated Focus also delivers a more premium driver experience with a new 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster, and the improved connectivity and ownership experience enabled by a standard FordPass Connect modem.

A new Focus Zetec Edition variant delivers standard specification to benefit business and private drivers including a wireless charging pad and navigation for the SYNC 3 voice-activated connectivity system with 8-inch touchscreen. Front and Rear parking sensors and Powerfold mirrors are also fitted as standard.

What does a Ford Focus (2018) cost?

List Price from £20,670
Buy new from £16,835
Contract hire from £179.77 per month