The Ford Focus 1.4 is a car that is good value for money. The tried and trusted 1.4 engine will get the new Ford Focus to 62mph in 14.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 101mph, this is not going to set any land speed records but more importantly fuel consumption returns a healthy 42mpg on a combined cycle with an emissions figure of 159g/km.
The Ford Focus 1.4 is only offered in three or five-door Hatch form with prices starting from £11,945 for the Studio trim level 3-door model. This features electrically-operated front windows with one-touch lowering on the driver’s side, Ford’s Intelligent Protection system, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, an immobiliser and central locking. Another trim level available with the 1.4-litre unit is the Style which starts from £13,445 and features, in addition to the Studio model, 16-inch steel wheels, front fog lights, remote-control central locking, electrically operated and heated door mirrors, a trip computer, body-coloured door handles, air-conditioning and steering column remote audio controls.
Inside the Ford Focus the new improved soft touch plastics now cover the instrument panel as well as the upper front door trim, the seat fabrics are much plusher and the instrument panel has been redesigned.