Ford Group Philippines upgrades Focus sedan, hatchback

Feel the difference of the new Focus
by Patrick Everett Tadeo | Jul 29, 2010
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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Ford Focus Upgrade

Ford Group Philippines has upgraded the current-generation Focus through a very minor facelift while giving both the hatchback and the sedan versions of the vehicle equipment upgrades.

With upgrades that are first of its class, the Ford Ghia TDCi now sports the 16-inch wheels derived from the European market-only Focus ST hot hatch. The Ghia also now has rain-sensing wipers, auto on/off headlamps, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Focus Sport hatchback also now has a sportier front bumper with a body-colored front hood bar and the blacked-out fog lamp bezel with chrome trim.

The petrol-fed Focus Ghia gets all of the above upgrades minus the 16-inch ST wheels while the 1.8-liter Focus Trend sedan and hatchback get a wheels upgraded from 15 to 16 inches to go with the front passenger airbag that complements the standard driver’s side airbag.

What makes these upgrades even better news to those eyeing the Ford Focus is that the two-liter petrol-fed Ghia sedan and Sport hatchback will be offered at P975,000-- P24,000 lower than the previous price of P999,000.

Prices of the other variants like the diesel-fed two-liter Sport hatchback and Ghia sedan have gone up to P1,195,000, an increase of just P6,000; while the 1.8-liter Trend sedan and hatchback with AT are now at P879,000 with a P10,000 increase.

“The Focus just keeps on getting better and better--now, with welcomed improvements to both our product offering and service experience,” said Steven Tan, Ford Group Philippines vice president for sales and marketing.

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