When it comes to mid-level sports cars, consumers will definitely think of iconic veterans such as Focus and Civic. Of course, there is also the new-generation young player Festa, which makes the competition in this market segment more intense. Since it is also a family sedan that focuses on sports control, the extreme performance of the chassis is extremely important. Because the chassis is the most basic in the handling performance of the vehicle, and it is also one of the cores that most test the product’s skill.
It can be said that the quality of the chassis determines where the ceiling of a car’s performance control lies. The chassis performance of the Focus is well-known in the mid-level car market. Thanks to the careful creation of Ford’s global engineer team, different versions of the Focus have been considered in terms of body weight, chassis height and wheelbase. Customized suspension tuning. Let each Focus find an impeccable balance between comfort and extreme control sports, bringing more precise and smooth control experience and more pure driving pleasure.
Racing-level chassis blessing interprets pure driving pleasure
Inheriting the sports genes of the Ford brand, the new generation of Focus brings together Ford’s powerful R&D capabilities and the collective wisdom of the global engineering design team to upgrade the driving pleasure with refined racing-level chassis tuning, world-leading engine technology and 8AT gearbox. .
Among them, the chassis tuning led by the European R&D team gives the new generation Focus a natural advantage in handling. In particular, the lightweight suspension system is adopted, and it is precisely set according to the weight of the vehicle body, which makes the structure of the vehicle body more compact and improves the handling performance. At the same time, the ultra-high-strength lightweight body design brings a 20% increase in the torsional rigidity of the body. In the actual experience, the steering experience is more precise and smooth, the road feeling feedback is clear, and the vibration filtering effect is excellent. Of course, the lightweight design is still to a certain extent. The stability with control ensures the driving comfort and brings purer driving pleasure to users.
As a sports car, the new generation Focus is equipped with a new 1.5L Eco Boost turbocharged dual-injection engine, matched with the unique 8AT gearbox of the same level, and achieves an excellent balance in terms of fuel economy, shift response and comfort. .
Differentiated chassis tuning releases ultimate handling performance
Different from the normal version, for the Focus ST Line model that emphasizes performance more and has a relatively stronger sporty atmosphere, its appearance design is more bold and radical. The exclusive 18-inch sports wheels and 18-inch Michelin brand-new pattern PilotSport 4 tires effectively improve the grip of the tires and filter more road vibrations, thus ensuring the balance of handling.
But when it comes to the essence, it is still in the chassis building. Ford engineers have carried out exclusive performance adjustments for the Focus ST Line model, not only lowering the chassis height by 10mm, but also customizing springs, shock absorbers and stability for it. The lever handles the bumps of the road calmly, making the control performance more precise and flexible. Especially when driving on some bumpy road sections, the driving stability is better. At the same time, a more sporty adjustment has been made on the suspension. The most direct road feedback is that the vehicle has little roll in the corners, and the rear of the car is very flexible, making it more fun to drive. Its cornering limit is also pretty high, aided by Michelin PS4 tires.
Compared with the new generation of Focus, the Focus Active, which is designed for China’s cutting-edge consumer groups, is a crossover model that combines the sports control genes of the Focus brand and the road adaptability comparable to SUV models. It also inherits the sports spirit of the Focus brand and has a very strong Strong handling performance.
Under the careful construction of Ford’s global engineering team, the chassis of the Focus Active model has been raised by 30mm, and the minimum ground clearance has reached 150mm. At the same time, the front track is increased by 10 mm and the rear track is increased by 27 mm, further enhancing driving stability and comfort.
At the same time, Focus Active has added two new driving modes, anti-skid and rough road, based on the three driving modes of the new generation of Focus, namely standard, sport and economy. Among them, the anti-slip mode prevents slipping on muddy and slippery roads and brings better stability. The rough road mode guarantees driving on sand, gravel, mud and other roads. The wheels can slip to remove the sand, snow or mud attached to the tire surface, bringing a better driving experience and allowing consumers to feel comfortable every time they travel. more calm. The power is equipped with a 1.5L Eco Boost turbocharged dual-injection engine, matched with the leading 8AT gearbox in its class, which ensures power output while maintaining fuel economy.
Generally speaking, the excellent chassis tuning and powerful handling performance of the Focus brand can be described as unique in the mid-level sports sedan market. It conducts differentiated chassis tuning for different versions of models, which not only makes each model extremely fun to drive, but also meets the needs of different consumers and brings a more excellent driving experience. On the other hand, in the face of a more intense market competition environment, Focus has further enhanced its market competitiveness by virtue of its excellent handling performance.