Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost tested

Swapping Escort for Focus back in 1998 represented more than just a change of nameplate for Ford. Here was a car with class-leading dynamics and brave New Edge design both inside and out that was finally able to tackle VW’s Golf head-on.
The latest generation, launched in 2010, really turned on the charm to become a global best seller. Five years on, the frenetic pace of change in the car world demands more than just a tweaked bumper to retain freshness. So Ford’s thrown the kitchen sink at this facelift with an all-new engine lineup, sharper exterior style, a heavily revised interior and an impressive suite of optional driver-assistance features. We test it in 1.0-litre turbo Trend guise.