Summary: The Focus is all-new for model year ’12.
S, SE, SEL, Titanium 4-door sedan and 3-door hatchback
2.0 L I-4; Electric Motor
What’s New for ’12
The re-engineered Focus is the second vehicle to bow in the U.S. under the OneFord global platform strategy.
It is powered by an all-new, direct-injection 2.0L 4-cyl with twin independent variable valve timing.
The engine is mated to either a standard 5-speed manual or a new 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The all-aluminum engine is 10% more efficient than its predecessor, according to.
Electric power steering and a limited-slip differential improve steering response and handling.
The new model has a lower drag coefficient than the outgoing model, along with active grille shutters that close at highway speeds, further improving aerodynamics.
The body structure has 30% greater torsional rigidity, which helps improve noise, vibration and harshness levels.
An all-electric variant also joins the lineup later in model year ’12.