“The Ford Focus Energetic brings crossover attraction to the Focus vary and teaches SUVs a factor or two within the course of”
The Ford Focus Energetic bucks the pattern of crossovers that commerce driving enjoyable for a excessive seating place. With a small 30mm improve in floor clearance, each the hatchback and property variations of the Energetic handle to look robust with out sacrificing the very best bits of the Focus, a automotive we charge very extremely.
Designed in the same vein to the Skoda Scout, Audi Allroad and Volvo Cross Nation, the SUV-style remedy of silver skid plates, black plastic wheelarches, chunky wheels and tall suspension manages to look fashionable slightly than foolish, and the inside is upmarket and nicely appointed.
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The usual Energetic is predicated on the favored Zetec trim and has all the pieces you really want, from cruise management to Ford’s eight-inch infotainment show. Should you fancy added luxuries, Energetic X provides heated entrance seats, a panoramic sunroof and ‘Quickclear’ heated windscreen for round £2,500.
4 engines are introduced over from the usual Focus, with two petrols and two diesels that ought to go well with a large viewers. The 1.Zero-litre petrol is right for much less demanding drivers, offering easy and economical motoring, however it may really feel a bit of strained when the Energetic is totally loaded with folks and their baggage. It feels simply as fast because the 1.5-litre diesel, however for motorway driving the 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol and a couple of.Zero-litre EcoBlue diesel with 148bhp provide fairly a bit extra grunt for overtaking or towing a trailer.
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Its longer suspension and taller tyres imply the Focus Energetic trades a small quantity of dealing with precision in contrast with the hatchback, however the profit is even higher experience consolation in a automotive that’s nonetheless much more participating than nearly any SUV.