Buyer’s Guide to the Ford Focus Active

Buyer’s Guide to the Ford Focus Active

With the more rugged version of the popular hatchback on its way, we take a look at what you can expect from the new Focus Active.

Following on from the successful launch of the new hatchback in 2018, Ford will be releasing the Focus in an all-new guise – the Focus Active.

With crossover-inspired styling, the hatchback will come with a higher ride height, plastic cladding and Ford’s ever-present quality for an affordable price.

Here’s a brief look at what the Focus Active will have to offer…

2019 Ford Focus Active

What engines are available?

The Focus Active will come with three units – one diesel and two petrol – with each available alongside either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. The petrol options come in the form of a 1.0-litre EcoBoost that develops 123bhp or a 1.5-litre EcoBoost the produces 148bhp – both of which can achieve over 40mpg when paired with the manual transmission. The lower-powered offering can also achieve 107g/km CO2.

For the sole EcoBlue diesel, the 1.5-litre unit develops 118bhp and can achieve a claimed 60mpg with the manual transmission. Emissions are also low at 93g/km CO2.

What trim options are there?

Customers will have the choice of two specifications – Active and Active X – with both offering a decent level of equipment. The Active effectively sits in the middle of the Focus line-up and is fitted accordingly with quality kit.

As standard on the Active model, the Focus comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED front fog lamps with cornering function, 30mm higher ride, black detailing on the roof and rails, Active-exclusive styling, selectable drive modes, keyless start and Ford’s Sync3 infotainment system with satellite navigation.

The Active X comes with higher quality equipment, with features such as dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, parking sensors, 18-inch alloy wheels, folding wing mirrors with puddle lamps, partial leather upholstery, keyless entry and start, and six-way electrically-adjustable seats.

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2019 Ford Focus Active

What options can I add?

On the base level option, Ford offers customers the chance to add parking sensors for £375, the driver assistance pack with adaptive cruise control and auto high beam for £500, and additional safety kit with the £750 convenience pack.

Infotainment options are also available in the form of a £550 B&O Audio System with 10 speakers and the £100 wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones.

How much will it cost?

Prices for the Focus Active will start from £21,900, which is £3,600 more than the standard starting Focus – but this is more of a lifestyle option. For the Active X, prices start from £24,400. The Focus Active is expected to be on sale in Spring 2019.

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