Be everywhere at once
Forget fun to drive. Bumper cars are fun to drive. The 2012 Focus has an intense side that comes out when you push the start button. It comes with an all-new chassis and suspension that’s tighter and better than ever, and a new cornering assist system that puts the torque where the traction is. We took some very sweet performance technology and put it at your finger tips. Available spring 2011.
Available Sport-Tuned Suspension
For 2012, the Focus offers crisp handling thanks to a rear stabilizer bar and our fully-independent control blade rear suspension that stubbornly resist body roll. The available Titanium Handling Package is taut and confidence inspiring — it adds a unique sport-tuned suspension with 18″ wheels and low profile summer-only tires. You’ll look forward to a ride you’ll love every day.
Advanced, efficient 2.0L Ti-VCT I4
Our 2.0L Ti-VCT I4 engine is all-new for the 2012 Focus. The class-exclusive Direct injection* provides a cooler, denser more precise charge while our Twin independent Variable Cam Timing self adjusts for efficient performance at low rpm and exhilarating power when you step on it. So you can go green and go quickly.
Six-Speed PowerShift™ Automatic Transmission
Part of what makes Focus so satisfying to drive is its fully engaging available six-speed PowerShift™ automatic transmission, which delivers seamless gear changes and excellent responsiveness. And because it’s also designed to be fuel-smart, you can have plenty of fun, without paying the price at the pump. Select models also include SelectShift™ technology which allow you to change gears at the touch of a button.
New Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS)
The new Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS) automatically adjusts to deliver precise responses at high speed and optimal maneuverability at slower speeds when needed. Its Pull-Drift Compensation technology constantly measures the driver’s steering input, adapts to changing road conditions and helps compensate for slight directional shifts caused by factors such as uneven road surfaces or steady crosswinds. What you’ll notice is enhanced responsiveness and superior control, specifically tuned for each Focus model.
Torque Vectoring Control
G forces in a corner transfer more traction to your outside tires than to your inside ones. Our unique Torque Vectoring Control system exploits that by transferring torque to the wheels that have the most grip. It virtually eliminates understeer, forcing the front end to hug the inside of each curve. New technology usually only available on premium vehicles, it creates a connection to the road you’ll find habit-forming.
AdvanceTrac ® ESC with ABS
AdvanceTrac ® Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with anti-lock brakes (ABS) is standard on every Ford Focus. This state-of-the-art system constantly monitors road conditions and the driver’s responses, then adjusts engine power and applies the ABS brakes to help keep all the wheels firmly planted. ESC brings an added measure of handling confidence to the agility you’d expect in a Ford Focus.
What Makes an ST an ST?
Focus ST delivers true performance in every aspect, combining power with precision, strength with agility, force with finesse. Its high-output 2.0L EcoBoost ® engine is built to give ST a signature sound and feel, while high-performance brakes and a uniquely tuned sport suspension help make it the street fighter that it is. This is a vehicle that’s been reworked in its entirety to forge a perfectly balanced blend of refined engineering and undiluted adrenaline. To get a closer look at what makes an ST an ST, visit the photo gallery.
It’s like modern art you actually get
If our designers were cubists, the 2012 Focus might have turned out boxy. Clearly, they are not. Instead, they created a shape, and shapes within that shape. The belt line is actually several belt lines, shifting into a Z-shaped pattern that gives the Focus muscular shoulders over its wheels. It’s kinetic design. It makes the car look like it’s in motion even when it’s parked. This is a car that looks coiled and ready to spring. So go ahead. Get in. And start more than a car. Available spring 2011.
Kinetic Exterior Design
The 2012 Focus exudes energy with its athletic Z body lines. It’s designed to cheat the wind and steal your breath. The shifting belt line creates sinuous shoulders over the wheels. It looks ready for anything and the looks don’t lie.
Focus Styling Really Shines
Even the lights on your Focus offer dramatic styling. Up front, Dragon Eye quad beam halogen headlamps give the car a steely-eyed squint. In the rear, split vertical taillamps add width for a premium feel.
The Art Of Car Building
The 2012 Focus appeals to all of your senses. Look closely and you’ll see tight, razor sharp tolerances. Solid sheet metal exquisitely shaped. Subtle and innovative design cues that reveal a little something fresh every time you take a moment to notice.
Ultra High Strength Boron Steel
An infusion of ultra high strength boron steel fortifies the body structure of the new Focus, adding protection while reducing weight. It’s up to four times stronger than normal high strength steel. Trimming weight is yet another way we enhance fuel economy. Boron steel lets us do that while maintaining safety.
Thanks to advanced materials, the 2012 Focus feels as solid as if it were carved from a solid block of steel. The result is world class handling from a car that comes alive in your hands.
Canvas Like This Deserves Special Paint
The 2012 Focus is very much your own personal work of art. To that end, which of 11 different colors you’ll want to live in behind the wheel is entirely your choice. And whichever you choose, you get paint that’s greener than most. That’s because our new 3-Wet process reduces the amount of pollutants created compared to conventional paint shops. It applies primer, base and enamel one after another without manual intervention and while all three coats are still wet. Opt for premium tinted clearcoat or ultra premium metallic Tri-coat to add even more layers of emotion to your ride.
A Nice New Set Of Wheels
Wheels add a spark of cool that few other automotive design elements can. So for 2012, Focus offers 11 unique styles. Our Titanium models get 17” sport aluminum beauties. Want more? Opt for our 18-inch stunners with low profile summer performance tires.
Be everywhere at once
Focus has the technological mastery to keep you connected to the rest of the world. The big news this year is the class-exclusive availability of MyFord Touch™ technology.* It’s done for the car what touch did for the phone. A simple intuitive touch screen that lets you control your navigation, phone and entertainment. Steering wheel mounted controls with a display in the cluster right in front of you let you control additional functions without taking your hands off the wheel or turning your head. Oh, but there’s more. So much more. Available spring 2011.
Available SYNC ® with MyFord ® and SYNC ® with MyFord Touch ®
Voice-activated SYNC with MyFord helps keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. A 4.2-inch information cluster screen is also there to assist you.
- Never miss another call when you’re behind the wheel, with hands-free, voice-activated phone control.
- Simply say what or who you want to hear and get it with voice-activated music search.
- Bluetooth ® audio lets you wirelessly control your entertainment with voice commands.
- Information screens display the information you want in the cluster panel and center stack.
- Have incoming text messages read aloud to you.
- 911 Assist ® can call for help in an emergency, even if you can’t.
Upgrade to SYNC with MyFord Touch for the ultimate in capabilities:
- A customizable, eight-inch touch screen in the center stack and a 4.2-inch cluster screen.
- Leading-edge voice recognition technology responds to commands as simple and conversational as “Find restaurant”.
- Use voice commands to adjust your climate.
- Find the SiriusXM radio stations you want with voice commands.
- SYNC ® with MyFord Touch ® is available on vehicles that come standard with SYNC with MyFord.
Parking Technology Package
Our available Parking Technology Package comes with a rear view camera, front parking sensors and class-exclusive Active Park Assist*. Unlike other systems that use imaging devices, our Active Park Assist uses ultrasonic sensors. Once activated, your Focus will parallel park itself with almost no input from you. And it will do it in as little as 24 seconds.
Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start
Our available intelligent access system with push-button start spells an end to digging around for your keys.
Voice-Activated Navigation with SIRIUS Travel Link™
The available voice-activated Navigation System with available integrated SIRIUS Traffic™ and SIRIUS Travel Link™ not only gives you 3D maps and turn-by-turn directions, it also delivers continuously updated traffic information, current and forecasted weather, gas station locations and prices, live sports scores and schedules, and theater locations with movie listings and times.* SIRIUS ® Satellite Radio offers 130 channels of music, news, sports and more. SIRIUS ® Satellite Radio, SIRIUS Traffic™ and SIRIUS Travel Link™ come with a complimentary six-month subscription.
MyKey ® Helps Supervise When You Can’tAvailable class-exclusive* MyKey ® technology is a feature designed to help parents encourage teenagers to drive safely. It allows owners to designate a key that will operate special features. For example, MyKey can restrict the vehicle’s top speed to 80 mph and limit the entertainment system’s audio volume to 44 percent of maximum volume. It also provides a warning when the fuel tank reaches 75 miles to empty, allows the administrator to select speed alert chimes at 45, 55 or 65 mph and sets the Belt-Minder ® System to chime, while muting the audio system, until the safety belt is buckled.
Rain Sensing Wipers
Our available rain-sensing wipers are all-new for the 2012 Focus. When activated, they use an advanced optical sensor to detect the intensity of rain and/or snowfall to adjust wiper speed. They automatically go on when moisture is sensed.
Class-exclusive HD Radio technology, available with MyFord Touch™, is the digital evolution of analog AM/FM radio and is used by AM and FM radio stations to transmit digital audio and data along with their analog signals. Digital broadcasts deliver crystal clear audio with no static or distortion and have the capability of high-quality surround sound. Best of all, HD Radio comes with no monthly subscription fee. Plus you get the convenience of iTunes ®** tagging. If you hear a song you’d like to purchase, you don’t have to remember it. Just touch a button and the information will be stored and transferred to your iPod ®**, which will pass it on to iTunes where it will be offered to you in your queue the next time you shop there.
2012 Focus Electric
You’ll never need a drop of gas or an oil change. Powered exclusively by a new lithium-ion battery system, the 2012 Ford Focus Electric is the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class, with a combined fuel efficiency rating of 105 MPGe.* Focus Electric is now available to reserve at a Ford Electric Vehicle (EV) Certified dealer. Only a limited number will be produced for the 2012 model year, so here’s your opportunity to get a head start on owning yours. Plus, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. For federal income tax credit rules and regulations, please visit Federal Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles or see your tax advisor for details. Some state and local governments also provide incentives for electric vehicles. Check with your state or local government or view the U.S. Department of Energy’s list of State & Federal Incentives & Laws.
You’re cleared for takeoff
It’s easy to imagine yourself a fighter pilot driving the 2012 Focus. The cockpit just feels like something you fly, not drive. Everything you need is in there, but it’s hardly dry and utilitarian. It’s a hundred little reasons to say, “ooh.” Available spring 2011.
Quality Is In Every Detail
The Focus feels solid and looks right thanks to tolerances and craftsmanship that rivals much more expensive cars. Details like the available real alloy trim, clean, polished seams sewn into the available leather-trimmed seating, and the available piano black touches provide a sweeping design statement. This is a ride you’ll be proud to take anywhere.
An Interior That’s All About You
Slip behind the wheel of the 2012 Focus and you’ll feel it. A sense of eager anticipation. It’s not all in your head. Our designers gave the next generation Focus a low seating position, door panels seamlessly integrated with the console, and controls within easy reach and exactly where you expect them to be.
An Air Of Quiet Confidence
Liberal use of acoustic materials in the dash, hood, headliner and luggage compartment as well as our laminated acoustic windshield hushes the Focus.
Focus Is Big On Safety
In addition to the dual-stage driver and front seat passenger airbags, every Focus comes standard with front seat-mounted side airbags as well as front and rear side curtain airbags. Always be sure to wear your safety belt and secure children in the rear seat.
The 2012 Focus Looks Hot, But Feels Perfect
Available dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control keeps both driver and passenger comfortable according to their individual tastes. And our available heated front seats, in either leather trim or cloth, offer five-way adjustable controls. Versatility you’re not used to having in a compact car.