Semiautonomous technology in the Focus has been bundled into an options package that Ford calls Co-Pilot360. Speed, lane-keeping and distance to the car in front are all monitored by an adaptive cruise control system that works in stop-and-go traffic as well as reacting to speed limit signs.
One version of the system allows the driver to choose how the adaptive cruise control reacts, depending on whether Sport, Normal or Eco is selected in the drive modes.
Also available in Co-Pilot360 is an adaptive lighting system that changes headlight patterns based on upcoming curves in the road, as well as speed limits signs, which indicate a change to urban driving from rural.
The design of the car is sportier compared with the previous-generation model by shifting the cabin slightly more rearward and giving it a longer hood, Ford said.
More prominent rear wheel arches and the appearance of double exhaust exits to the rear on some models also contribute to the sporty look.
The car's cabin has been designed to include a so-called "floating" infotainment screen above the dashboard on higher-end models.