Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.
BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.
CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.
The total number of seats in the vehicle.
Number Of Seats
Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £310 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.
"This Focus Zetec Edition looks superb in Frozen White, especially with the offset Rear Privacy Glass, as standard and the fact that the previous keeper paid £500 to have the Appearance Pack, giving the Alloy Wheel upgrade and LED Daytime Running lights. Inside the cabin you'll find the Zetec Edition, gives a huge amount of features to help make the driver's life as easy as possible, with equipment like the 8" Touch-Screen Satellite Navigation and Cruise Control Systems all as Standard. This car is powered by Ford's 1.5 Diesel engine, delivering a great driving performance without compromising on economy. This car has only had one owner from new and is backed by a Full Service History, it's also still under Ford Warranty until September 2020. Call us now to arrange a Test Drive."
Jamie Hughes, General Manager
|Heated rear window|
|'Quickclear' heated windscreen/heated washer jets|
|Front variable intermittent wipers with electric wash|
|Rear privacy glass|
|ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution|
|Hill start assist|
|ESP with traction control + emergency brake assist|
|Torque vectoring brake|
|Cruise control + speed limiter|
|Electric boot release|
|Easy fuel capless refuelling system|
|TFT cluster screen|
|SYNC 3 nav system|
|SYNC 3 nav system with DAB radio/CD, 8" colour touch screen, bluetooth, emergency assistance, advanced voice control and 6 speakers|
|Body colour door mirrors|
|Electric adjustable heated door mirrors|
|Diesel particulate filter|
|Steering column with mounted audio controls|
|SYNC 2 DAB radio/CD, 8" colour touch screen, emergency assistance, Bluetooth connection, advanced voice control|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour rear spoiler|
|Body colour door handles|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Chrome finish on upper door line|
|Chrome radiator grille and surround|
|Front fog lights|
|Air conditioning - CFC-free|
|Reach + rake adjustable steering column|
|3 spoke leather steering wheel|
|Centre console storage box/armrest|
|Front passenger airbag|
|Front side airbags|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Side curtain airbags|
|Front inertia reel height adjustable seatbelts with pre-tensioners|
|Three rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbelts|
|Sports style front seats|
|Height adjustable front headrests|
|Driver's seat manual height adjust|
|Isofix child seat preparation|
|60/40 split back and cushion rear seats with 2 height adjustable headrests|
|Driver's seat with adjustable lumbar support|
|Immobiliser-Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS)|
|Thatcham Cat.1 alarm|
|Remote central double locking|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
The Ford Focus has evolved, this improved MK3 version offering slicker looks, higher interior quality and extra technology. There's also greater efficiency beneath the bonnet thanks to the addition of a hi-tech range of 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. It's the TDCi diesel we'll be looking at here. In this form, this car still remains as rewarding to drive as it's always been. The Focus might have grown up but it certainly hasn't lost its spark.
The problem with success is that it creates an expectation. Whether it's an author looking to repeat the storming sales of a bestselling debut novel or a rock group recording that tricky second album, prolonging success is just as hard as winning it in the first place. Just ask Ford. This improved third generation Focus model could serve as a case study in clinging onto hard-won gains. Competition in its segment has been tough in recent years. Hence the need for the far-reaching package of late-2014 updates that has brought us the much improved third generation version of this Ford that we're going to look at here. It's cheaper to run, safer to drive and smarter both to look at and to sit in. It does, in short, promise the kind of significant step forward that'll be absolutely necessary if Ford is to retain its sales leadership in this segment. Time to put this car to the test with the much improved 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine Ford now offers.
So, what's it like? More responsive than any other family hatchback you'll have driven is the answer. As with Ford's larger Mondeo, this is one of those cars you get into and drive that feels just right, even in the first 100 yards. The driving position, the feedback through the wheel from the surprisingly responsive re-tuned electric power steering and in particular, the way the car responds as you throw it into a corner: all these things continue to represent a benchmark in the family hatchback segment. At the launch of this improved MK3 model, there was a choice between old and new technology, the old 95 and 115PS 1.6-litre TDCi engines sold alongside cleaner, more frugal 95 and 120PS 1.5-litre TDCi units. Make sure you choose the newer-tech 1.5-litre diesel option is my advice: there is, after all, no really significant price premium for doing so. The lower-powered versions get to 62mph in about 12s en route to 112mph, while if you go for a pokier 1.5 or 1.6-litre TDCi variant, you'll improve the sprint time to about 10.5s and top out at 120mph.
It's only when you put this improved Focus next to the original third generation version that you realise just how much more expensive this model looks. Ford's objective was to take this car closer to its arch-rival Volkswagen's Golf in terms of visual sophistication and make switching into a Focus a little easier for those afflicted with any degree of badge snobbery. The most obvious change is the addition of this Aston Martin-style trapezoidal front grille, there to give the front end a more distinctive look also emphasised by subtle chrome detailing, slimmer, smarter front headlights and re-styled foglamps. Luggage space has always been a bit of an issue for this car, whether in hatch or estate guise and not much has changed here. Lift the wide-opening tailgate on the hatch model and up to the cargo shelf, there's 316-litres on offer - and you only get that if (rather unwisely) you choose to do without the optional full-sized spare wheel. Will that be an issue for potential Focus customers? Well, it didn't seem to be with the original version of this car. Plus of course you can push the 60/40 split folding rear bench forward, though you do have to flip the seat bases up first, which is a bit fiddly. Rear seat space is closer to the class standard. Time to move up-front. With the original first generation version of this car, Ford made great play about having created a design that could be comfortably driven by anyone between four foot nine and six foot nine and ever since, the Focus has remained a great choice for any size or shape of potential owner. Most versions also get Ford's excellent 'SYNC2' infotainment system with its connectivity and voice-activation options.
It's actually quite hard to know where to start when trying to explain the Focus model range to an unfamiliar buyer. It is, after all, so vast. The simplest aspect is the availability of just two bodystyles, the five-door hatch or, for a model-for-model premium of around £1,100, a smartly-styled estate option. Prices for the 1.5 TDCi models start from around £18,000. Ford's approach with new generation engine technology is to gradually introduce it, keeping older-tech powerplants in the range as price-leading models there to generate showroom footfall. So, even though this improved third generation model was launched to showcase the freshly-developed 1.5-litre diesel engines we've been looking at here, the old-tech 1.6-litre diesel units from the previous line-up were still very much a part of this updated Focus range at its launch in late 2014.
It's obviously crucial for Ford to get its cost of ownership sums right, hence the changes made to this updated third generation Focus that see improvements of up to 15% in fuel efficiency and a significant reduction in CO2 emissions across the range. As a result of these improvements, the Euro 6-compatible 1.5-litre TDCi engines this improved third generation range showcases are about 10% more frugal than the continuing 1.6-litre TDCi units they effectively replace. To be specific, in both 95 and 120PS guises, a 1.5-litre TDCi Focus will return 74.3mpg on the combined cycle and 98g/km of CO2. All of which means that compared to a 1.6-litre TDCi model, a Focus with this 1.5-litre engine will take you about 7 miles further on every gallon and can reduce emissions by as much as 22g/km. Quite a saving. What else? Residual values? These are expected to improve slightly in line with this improved model's improvements in quality and technology but inevitably, depreciation figures remain no match for the rock-solid returns you'd get from a Golf. Having said that, you'd be paying significantly less for one of these up-front, so if you're calculating whole-life costs, this Ford can still look a very attractive high-volume model prospect.
Front floor mats, Tailgate wash/wipe, ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution, Cruise control, Electric boot release, Trip computer, Body colour door mirrors, Diesel particulate filter, Steering column with mounted audio controls...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||10.5|
|Engine Power - BHP||120|
|Engine Power - KW||88|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||3600|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||199|
|Engine Torque - MKG||27.5|
|Engine Torque - NM||270|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1750|
|Emissions - ICE|
|CO2 (g/km)||99 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||69|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 6|
|Fuel Consumption - ICE|
|EC Combined (mpg)||74.3|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||83.1|
|EC Urban (mpg)||65.7|
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PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) a simple cost effective way to buy your new or nearly new
You choose the car, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the car outright for an agreed lump sum (the GFV or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender.
Hire Purchase allows you to take ownership of a car once all payments are made.
This is one of the most popular methods to buy a new vehicle. You pay an initial deposit, then pay off the balance in monthly payments over an agreed period of time, when the payments are complete the car is yours.
One of the main benefits with Hire Purchase is the ability to buy a high value vehicle on
Hire Purchase allows you to tailor your finance package as deposit, length of time and monthly payments are all flexible.
Personal contract hire is very similar to normal contract hire, but is exclusively for
private individuals. This
is one of the most common form of leasing.
With a personal contract hire agreement you take control of a car for a contractual period – usually referred to as the ‘lease period’. You will make fixed monthly payments for the duration of the contract – when the contract expires you will simply return the car and take out a new personal contract hire lease. PCH means you never have to worry about resale values of your car.
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