"Ford" designs tend to appeal to car consumers. Despite the rise in prices, they are still at the height of international sales. The youngest "Focus" in a restyled version is presented in a station wagon with a turbocharged engine. The car is presented presentably and, compared with the Mondeo, has a spacious comfortable interior. Interestingly, by releasing a restyled version of the Ford Focus 3, the manufacturer suffered a 30% collapse in sales in the Russian car market, and experts believe that it does not deserve it.
It was unexpected for the engineers, the car was supposed to impress the Russians. It did not happen, despite the high technical parameters. The car has passed numerous crash tests, successfully demonstrating its abilities. Moreover, the manufacturer did not raise the price relative to the world market. Most likely, the reason is the crisis, there is no other way to explain the failure of sales.
In the top configuration of Ford Focus 3 (restyling), the station wagon has a turbocharged EcoBoost engine.Having reached Russian realities with a volume of 1.5 liters. and with a capacity of 85, 105 and 125 "horses". 2 liter engine. has a capacity of 150 l / s. Many users make the only complaint about the overly noisy trunk. In general, in terms of capacity, it has not changed, leaving the same values of 372 liters. With the rear seats folded down, the amount of free space increases to 1032. It is quite possible to go on a trip for long distances by loading it with a lot of suitcases.
As an update, we can say about two handles that appeared for the convenience of using the luggage compartment from the street - it has become more convenient to open it. The main problem of the Ford Focus 3 (restyling) station wagon, which can be considered guilty of the above failure of the automaker, is the small space for rear row passengers: the knees of a sufficiently powerful person rest on the front row seats. The station wagon in this kit is no better than the hatchback in this respect and has the same length. Although everything is in order with the height of the cabin. And this minus is covered by many positive features, such as stability on any road surface, the ability to withstand heavy loads, and others. Vehicles were made based on people with a small complexion. This feeling is not present in the first and second generations.
The Ford Focus 3 restyling style was originally made, reviews of which, likefirst, they confirm the excellent quality of the "chips" used. This is a representative car with good driving characteristics. A premium feel creates a high-quality, corrosion-resistant paint finish. The doors are powerful and heavy, the car is designed to pass not only urban well-maintained roads.
The front part has changed in the grille: the designers have added horizontal lines. The style of the air intake in the Ford Focus 3 (restyling), reviews of which are very positive, echoes its appearance, organically combined with the adjacent fog lights.
On the rear bumper, only the format of the parking lights has changed. The shape of the squinted front view, sloping hood, beautiful headlights make the model interesting and fashionable. Adds sophistication black edging linzovannoy xenon. Not everyone likes its yellow tint. The headlight has a "cilia" opening mechanism for high beam operation, but it is rather slow. The shape of the foglights has changed. It is similar in length to hatchbacks. The lines of the taillights have become more original. The rear view camera suffers a little, not reaching the top. What has changed inside?
Employees of the auto concern take into account the opinion of customers, introducing a practical “palette” of new ideas into the interior of the Ford Focus 3. In this regard, there is everything you need on the way for the car owner and passengers, but with some nuances:
- Changes have affected the central panel. Compared to the previous version, the model is more efficiently built where the driver feels more comfortable. Nothing prevents the legs from driving the car, unlike the previous "brother".
- The climate control unit is still somewhat inconvenient to get to, this disadvantage is compensated by the presence of voice control.
- The dashboard has a minimum of buttons. In the pre-styling format, the manufacturer produced models with 5-band seat heating buttons located on the climate control unit. Now they have been replaced by tri-band ones.
- The Ford Focus 3 steering wheel heating buttons (restyling) are well placed, which adds comfort to driving.
- The steering wheel resembles a model from the second generation, with the only difference - a few buttons were removed from the bottom. In the third generation, the buttons on the three-spoke steering wheel became plastic and with an unusual geometry in the top configuration.
As an additional option on the restyling of the Ford Focus 3, reviews of which have become highly expected for developers, a limiter has appeared that does not allow an increase in speed in areas where it is unjustified. The seats heat up very quickly. The central display has been slightly corrected, a little more options have been added to it. Moved the cigarette lighter socket to the middle of the dashboard. Often the driver does not have enough latches for navigation systems.
A new 8-inch multimedia device is built into the “tidy”, which is not entirely responsive, but gives amazing sound.
The main advantage of this product, as evidenced by reviews of the Ford Focus 3, is the presence of voice control. With its help, it is easier to manage the "steel horse". The innovation allows you to adjust the fan speed, air conditioning and set the temperature in the cabin. This convenience frees your hands from pressing keys on the console so you can keep your eyes on the road. True, the device is designed for a patient person, since it asks for confirmation of commands by voice.
The lighting on the ceiling can be chosen to taste. LEDs came here, reminiscent of the arrangement in a Mercedes. Several changed the "architecture" of the torpedo. Car owners consider this an unjustified strategy, as reported in the Ford Focus 3 restyling reviews, believing that it would be better to add space to the back row. As in the previous car, the automatic transmission functions reliably, its buttons have not changed.
During trips, the driver was given maximum comfort. It starts perfectly from a place, delighting with the noiselessness of the motor. At first, there is a feeling of being in a sports car. The suspension is somewhat harsh, in this restyled Ford Focus 3 is similar to Mercedes. The “swallow” acquires sportiness at 4,000 rpm. The automatic transmission performs well on the road, except that the electronics lack a little responsiveness for quick gear changes. In any case, the claims are minor.
The turbocharged engine is quite economical, which is noted by all consumers. On the highway, he will take 7.5 liters. Above 4000 rpm, the engine gives off a characteristic sound for a turbine. The "Iron Horse" from this brand is distinguished by excellent directional stability, even the slightest roll in corners is not observed. There is a feeling of complete security. Street sounds are not heard thanks to high-quality sound insulation. The dynamism is superbly thought out, which cannot be compared with the same Suzuki Vitara, similar to the Ford Focus 3 in price. There is one more choice - buying in the modification "Titanium".
Titanic efforts of engineers
The Ford Focus 3 Titanium variant features a 125 hp petrol powertrain. and mechanical transmission unit. Its release was launched in 2011. This design attracted an anti-lock braking system with electronics. There are rain and light sensors in it, airbags are added on the sides. The series is equipped with heated exterior mirrors. The chair of the owner of the transport is height-adjustable, audio-prepared, door locks are closed remotely. Its cost with a two-liter engine is approaching the border of 1,500 million rubles. What's innovative here:
- Starting is done from the Ford Power button.
- There is a built-in assistant that makes it easier to overcome hills.
- The passenger can get comfortable by adjusting the lumbar support.
- The rear seats have a center armrestwith folding properties.
On the "Ford" units, the axle shaft seals in the manual transmission are leaking. This can happen on the run as early as 4000 or 10000 km. And the problem concerns more the right side. The reason actually lies in the factory marriage.
Sometimes the "steering wheel" starts to suddenly become heavier, signaling a problem with an indicator. The point is the EPS electric booster, which is especially dangerous at high speeds. You can restore the electric booster by turning off the ignition for a short period of time.
Car owners note a slight noise at high speeds, especially on Continental tires, included by default in the sports package.
In general, a foreign car tested by time and by different generations is worthily appreciated on a global scale. Consumer confidence has not fallen: I like the affordable price, the nobility of design. Numerous photos of the "Ford Focus 3" emphasize its external and salon attractiveness.