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2015 Ford Focus range gains 132kW/240Nm 1.5L EcoBoost

2015 Ford Focus

The updated 2015 LZ Ford Focus range will usher in a new 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine along with SYNC2 connectivity, satellite navigation and rear view camera.

Importantly, select models will score key driver assistance technology including enhanced Active City Stop, Blind Spot Information System and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Standard across the LZ Focus range is a new fuel-efficient 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine with Auto-Stop start engine technology that replaces the old 2.0-litre Duratec engine. The 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine develops 132 kW and 240 Nm (7kW and 38Nm more than the old engine) and will be mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The automatic transmission is standard on Trend Sedan and Titanium Hatch and Sedan and optional on the Trend Hatch and Sport Hatch.

It returns a claimed combined fuel consumption of 5.8L/100km and 6.4L/100km, depending on the model.

2015 Ford Focus front quarter

The 2015 range also offers Ford’s acclaimed MyKey system as well as key driver assistance technology that has been standardised across select models.

MyKey is an industry-first technology that allows parents to program a key that limits top speed, reduce maximum radio volume, disables the radio until the seatbelts are fastened and prevents deactivation of the driver assistance and safety technologies. It works by recognising different keys for the same car and adjusting the vehicle settings according to the owner’s requirements.

It works by recognising different keys for the same car and adjusting the vehicle settings according to the owner’s requirements. Apart from the 2015 Focus, MyKey is available on the Fiesta, Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Mondeo range and will be available on the soon-to-be-released Mustang.
Apart from the active and passive safety features available on the 2015 LZ Ford Focus, there are a range of new driver assistance features. Blind Spot Information System and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are new additions on the Focus Titanium, along with an enhanced Active City Stop system as standard. A standard feature on the Titanium Hatch and Sedan, Rear Cross Traffic Alert warns drivers reversing from parking spaces if other vehicles are about to cross their path.

2015 Ford Focus side

On Titanium models Ford’s Active City Stop collision avoidance system has been enhanced and now operates at speeds of up to 50 km/h. Active City Stop readies the brakes if a potential impact is detected and – if the driver does not respond – will automatically apply the brakes.

Also featuring on Titanium models is Enhanced Active Park Assist featuring Perpendicular Parking, which enables drivers to detect suitably-sized parallel parking spaces and reverse hands-free into spaces parallel to the road and side-to-side with other vehicles.

This advanced parking feature is supported by both Park-Out Assist, which helps drivers to exit parallel parking spaces; and Side Parking Aid, which delivers an on-screen visual representation and audible warning of obstacles to the sides of the vehicle, as well as to the front and rear.
A full suite of airbags and advanced high strength, ultra lightweight boron steel creates a super strong safety cage to complete the safety story.

2015 Ford Focus front

Ford says the 2015 Ford Focus has improved dynamics, thanks to improved and stiffer front end, revised suspension, retuned shock absorbers, retuned electric power steering and new Dynamic Stability Control calibration.

As well as dynamic improvements, the exterior of the revised 2015 LZ Focus range has received a number of key visual enhancements to build on its already stylish and contemporary design.

The 2015 LZ Focus gains a more sophisticated, sleek design that reflects the One Ford global design language for passenger cars. This now harmonises the LZ Focus design with the Fiesta and Mondeo range.

The front of the car sports Ford’s new corporate grille, slimmer headlights, new bonnet and front bumper.

At the rear Ford designers have reshaped the tailgate, refined the surface language and added lower profile tail-lamps to give the rear of the Focus a more toned, athletic look. Sport and Titanium models also receive a unique sports bodykit comprising side skirts, front and rear bumper extensions and a large rear spoiler.

2015 Ford Focus interior

When redesigning the interior, Ford listened to customer feedback and responded with a more intuitive driver layout, complemented by a new steering wheel design and central stack with fewer controls and switches.

Ford has also added more sound insulation materials in the doors, and carpets. The front wheel-arches have been designed to ensure a quieter cabin at highway speeds.

Models and Features:

Focus Trend (Hatch and Sedan)


  • 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission standard on Hatch model (not available on Trend Sedan)
  • 6-speed automatic transmission standard on Sedan model, optional on Hatch model

Exterior Features

  • 16-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Day Time Running Lights (non LED)
  • Fog lamps
  • Active Grille Shutters
  • Full-size steel spare wheel

Driver Assist

  • Hill Launch Assist
  • Rear Parking sensors

Interior Features

Comfort and Convenience

  • Cruise Control with speed limiter
  • Cloth Seats
  • 60/40 Split Rear Seats
  • Driver and front passenger lumbar support


  • SYNC2 with Emergency Assistance
  • High-resolution 8’’ Colour Touch Screen
  • Bluetooth3 with audio streaming
  • Natural language Voice Control for phone, music, climate and navigation controls
  • Satellite Navigation with ‘one shot’ destination entry via Voice Control
  • 6-speaker audio
  • USB and RCA inputs


  • Rear View Camera
  • Ford MyKey
  • Power Rear Child Locks
  • Driver and Front Passenger Airbags
  • Side Front Thorax and Curtain Airbags
  • Anti-Lock Braking (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Traction Control System (TCS), Emergency Brake Assist ( EBA), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)

Focus Sport Hatch

  • 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Optional: 6-speed automatic

Includes following additional features over Focus Trend:
Exterior Features

  • 17-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Sports tuned suspension
  • Rear LED tail lamps
  • Day Time Running Lights (LED)
  • Follow-me-home lighting
  • Puddle lamps
  • Power fold exterior mirrors
  • Chrome belt line moulding

Sports Bodykit

  • Front & Rear extensions
  • Side Skirts
  • Sports rear spoiler
  • Mini Spare wheel

Interior features

Comfort and Convenience

  • Dual-Zone Climate Control
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Leather covered steering wheel and gear shifter
  • Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
  • Keyless Entry and Push Button Start
  • Auto Headlamps
  • Rain-sensing Wipers


  • Sony-branded audio with 9-speakers
  • DAB+

Focus Titanium (Hatch and Sedan)

  • 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine
  • 6-speed automatic

Includes following additional features over Focus Sport:
Exterior features

  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Front parking sensors

Interior features

Comfort and Convenience

  • Sports Seats
  • Leather appointed seats

Driver Assistance

  • Blind Spot Information System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist
  • Active City Stop

Factory Options

A Convenience Pack is available as an option on Trend models – Hatch and Sedan.

This provides:

  • Auto wipers
  • Auto headlamps
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Follow-me-home-lighting

 Exterior Colours

The 2015 LZ Focus range is available with seven colours, Lunar Sky, Panther Black, Ingot Silver, Winning Blue, Magnetic, Frozen White and Candy Red.

All, except Frozen White, are Prestige colours, which attract an additional charge. The recommended MLP for this option is $450.

The Manufacturer List Prices (MLP) for the LZ Focus are:

Recommended Manufacturer List Price (incl GST, excl on-roads)
1.5 L Trend MT $23,390
1.5 L Trend AT $24,390
1.5 L Sport MT $26,490
1.5 L Sport AT $27,490
1.5 L Titanium AT $32,690
1.5 L Trend AT $24,390
1.5 L Titanium AT $32,690


Recommended Manufacturer List Price (include GST, excluding on-roads)
Options Trend Sport Titanium
Prestige Paint $450 $450 $450
Convenience Pack (Trend models only) $300


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