New Ford Focus Active gets premium X Vignale trimDecember 4, 2019
Many automakers have a fashion to produce front-wheel drive hatchbacks and call them crossovers.
Focus Active gets a lot of fun with the Active X Vignale bundle introduced for the 2020 model year. As the name suggests, the higher Active clearance is interwoven with the softness of the Vignale. Four-wheel drive is still unavailable, but again, the Focus was never intended to fight off-road. On the other hand, the architecture of the C2 car underlying the compact hatchback will be used by Baby Bronco.
The novelty is distinguished by 17-inch alloy wheels, a contrasting roof, black side mirror housings, LED headlights, a special radiator grill, plastic lining of the wheel arches, and a satin finish on the front lip. In general, the update can be considered quite successful, although in many ways predictable.
“From the five-door model to the station wagon, from Active to ST, there is no wider choice offered to customers in this segment. And all the models have a great design and technology, ”said Roelant de Waard, vice president of marketing, sales and services at the European division of the American automaker.
LED headlights, exclusive leather upholstery, Active Park Assist as standard – the list of features goes on and on. Speaking of technology, Ford once again confirmed the EcoBoost Hybrid powerplant. The 48V electrical system is a soft hybrid, not a full-fledged one like the Toyota Prius. However, the Focus with this option becomes one of the 14 electrified models that Ford will introduce in the Old Continent by the end of 2020 as the 2021 model.
Over a quarter of a million current-generation Focus models have been sold since June 2018, and sales are currently high. At the end of October, at least 194,700 copies were sold, which is an encouraging result, given the ever-growing demand for crossovers.
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