Ford has released details and pricing on its 2019 Focus line-up with AEB now standard across the range.
On sale from December, the Focus introduces a new ST-Line, to sit between its base-model Trend and range-topping Titanium.
Under the bonnet, each model gets the same 1.5-litre three-cylinder Ecoboost engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, making 134kW of power and 240Nm of torque.
Ford says significant improvements to fuel efficiency are thanks to advanced materials and weight reduction with the updated powertrain as well as a new exhaust manifold to help the engine reach optimal temperatures faster.
Aerodynamics have been improved with new under body panels, an active grille shutter, air-curtain technology and air separation features in the rear bumper.
An 8.0-inch infotainment unit now comes with voice-activated SYNC 3 technology, Apple Carplay and Android Auto. The full-colour touchscreen has sat-nav and a 180-degree reverse camera as standard across the range.
While the range-topping Titanium gets the driver assist tech pack as standard, Trend and ST-Line models can get it for an extra $1250, while prestige paint is an extra $550 throughout the range.
Base-model Trend starts at $25,990 plus on roads and comes with an integrated rear spoiler, curtain front bumper, 16-inch alloy wheels, led daytime running lights and rain-sensing wipers.
On the inside, the Trend has more knee and shoulder room than the previous model, selectable driving modes, cruise control and an auto-dimming mirror.
New to the focus range is the ST-Line, with a hatch or wagon option.
Focus ST-Line five-door hatch starts at $28,990, while the wagon is $30,990 plus on road costs.
Featuring a flat-bottom steering wheel with red stitching, 17-inch alloy wheels, 10mm lower ride height and an updated exterior, the ST-Line is the sportier variant in the range.
Unique to the ST-Line is a honeycomb active grille, new rear bumper and spoiler, body kit with side skirts, tinted windows, auto-folding heated side mirrors and chrome twin tailpipes.
ST-Line wagon gets Ford’s ‘easy fold seats’ system, a two-tier floor, tonneau cover for privacy, load compartment loops and roof rails for extra load carrying options.
The ST-Line also comes with a tyre pressure monitoring system as standard.
Sitting at the top, the flagship model Titanium comes with Ford’s entire suite of safety features including AEB, adaptive cruise control, speed sign recognition, lane departure warning rear cross traffic monitoring, blind spot monitoring and evasive steer assist.
Available in hatch only, pricing starts at $34,490 in the Titanium which gets heads-up display and an adaptive LED lighting package giving passengers a broader beam of light than the outdated bi-xenon headlights it previously had.
New exterior features include a chrome grille, chrome window detailing and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the Titanium has variable LED colour ambient lighting, Bang and Olufsen play sound system, leather seats with heated front seats and keyless entry with push-button start.
All models in the line-up come with ford’s five-year unlimited-kilometre warranty and service price promise.
ford focus trend hatch - $25,990
ford focus st-line hatch - $28,990
ford focus st-line wagon - $30,990
ford focus titanium hatch - $34,490
*prices exclude on-road costs