Motoring by Press Association 21/06/2018, 4:16 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The fourth-generation Ford Focus is set to continue the current car’s legacy, with Ford promising impressive driving dynamics as a key selling point. However, buyers in the family hatchback segment are notoriously picky, and so the American brand is responding with a new and luxurious interior packing some as-yet-unseen tech. The latest of these to be revealed is the Focus’ new head-up display. It’s the first ever fitted to a Ford and benefits the driver in one key way – allowing them access to vital driving information without being forced to take their eyes too far off the road. When looking down at conventional dials, the eye has to re-focus for close-up vision – before focusing again on the world outside when the driver looks away. A head-up display limits this. However, previous displays fitted to … [Read more...] about Ford utilises fighter jet tech in new Focus’ head-up display
Tweet TweetFord is preparing quite a treat for the upcoming Paris Motor Show where they will be starring the new Focus ST among the usual array of cars you can expect to see there. While all of the down to earth stuff like the Mondeo, the new C-Max and the normal versions of the new Focus are interesting you can’t help but give more than a second glance to the ST version can you? On the tech front, the Blue Oval didn’t reveal any other details, but the interior shot reveals a six-speed manual gearbox, which, if history is any hint, drives the ST’s front wheels. There’s also a chance for the actual on the road model to be offered with Ford’s six-speed Powershift dual-clutch transmission also. Another surprise to come from the Americans is that they’ve announced that this model will be available in all the markets when it goes public so US buyers have a reason to jump up and down. What has me hoping is that there will be a successor to the RS model … [Read more...] about Ford Focus ST scheduled to make an appearance in Paris
Motoring by Press Association 09/11/2018, 1:28 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter What is it? As one of the UK’s most popular cars of all time, the prospect of updating the Focus must have been a daunting one for Ford. However, it’s here, promising more technology and efficiency while continuing the car’s tradition of offering up an involving drive. Although the number of rivals to the Focus is ever-increasing, this latest incarnation promises to be more than capable of fending off crucial opponents. We got behind the wheel of it to see how it copes in the UK. What’s new? The new Focus is accompanied by all manner of technology as well as mechanical upgrades over the previous car to help make it as rounded as possible. More powerful Focus models benefit from a fully independent suspension system, while lower-powered versions make do with a conventional torsion beam setup at the rear. ST-Line … [Read more...] about UK Drive: Ford’s new Focus lives up to its predecessor’s reputation
Motoring by Press Association 01/07/2019, 4:47 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Not so long ago, just having electric rear windows or dual-zone climate control would make your hatchback feel top of the range. That’s clearly why Ford felt the need to produce this upmarket Focus Vignale in the first place – Vignale having been launched a few years ago as Ford’s exclusive sub-brand. That’s clearly why Ford felt the need to produce this upmarket Focus Vignale in the first place – Vignale having been launched a few years ago as Ford’s exclusive sub-brand. At first it was only Ford’s largest models available in this trim – the Mondeo, Galaxy, Edge SUV, etc – but in recent years, Vignale has worked its way down to cheaper models such as the Fiesta and the Focus, which is the long-termer on test here. When the regular custodian of the car, a colleague of mine, kindly handed me the keys, I was about … [Read more...] about Long-term report: Since when did a Ford Focus become so posh?
Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung commented that in the past, thanks to their patriotism, many talented Vietnamese scientists like Tran Dai Nghia, Pham Ngoc Thach, Ton That Tung, Do Dac Di, Pham Huy Thong, and Nguy Nhu Kontum came back to serve their country after studying abroad. All of them wished to develop their own fatherland. At present, the state government and the Central Party continuously foster the task of building the high-quality human resources and attracting talented people, especially scientists and scholars from all over the world. “The Vietnam Innovation Network at the moment has over 100 members who are scientists and technological experts working and studying abroad. All ministries and state offices are always willing to listen to their recommendations so that an innovative ecosystem might be formed as soon as possible”, insisted Minister Dung after showing his laud to these talented people and his hope for a more prosperous … [Read more...] about Vietnam to focus on building AI research center