The Focus range has been updated for the summer, with all versions except the ST gaining an ‘Edition’ moniker at the end of its model name. For instance, the Zetec becomes Zetec Edition, the ST-Line is now named ST-Line Edition and the Active X Vignale becomes Active X Vignale Edition.
A whole host of equipment is added to all versions and signals the introduction of mild hybrid technology to some 1.0-litre EcoBoost engines. Zetec Edition gains a Sync3 navigation system, LED headlights, power folding door mirrors and puddle lights, wireless smartphone charging, front and rear parking sensors, and a 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster. Titanium X Edition models also gain full LED headlights and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, while top-of-the-range Vignale Edition versions feature the addition of adaptive LED headlights. The more rugged Focus Active Editions versions include keyless entry and start, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and rain sensing wipers. Move up to the Active X Edition and there’s additionally full-LED headlights, heated steering wheel and 12.3-inch digital instruments, while the Active X Vignale Edition models add adaptive LED headlights. At the sportier end of the market, ST-Line Edition models add keyless entry and start with sleep mode for the key fob, a rain sensor, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and rear privacy glass, and ST-Line X Edition iterations gain full-LED headlights, heated steering wheel and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Full on ST diesel models now feature a head-up display, a load through ski hatch in the rear seat, and remote-control rear child locks.
Prices for the uprated Focus Edition range rise by between £600 and £1,150, depending on version, with the cheapest diesel now priced at £22,650. Lower powered 94bhp 1.5-litre EcoBlue models have been discontinued, with the line-up now consisting of 118bhp 1.5-litre units and 148 and 188bhp 2.0-litre powerplants. New to the Focus range includes a pair of 1.0-litre EcoBoost Hybrid versions, packing 123 or 153bhp of punch, and replacing the non-hybrid 1.0T EcoBoost and 148bhp 1.5T EcoBoost engines. Offered in all trim levels except entry-level Zetec Edition specification, the cheapest version, the Titanium Edition 1.0T EcoBoost Hybrid, is priced at £23,610.