2012 Ford Focus CRASH TEST
The rating of the Ford Focus has been upgraded from 2011 to 2012. The car is unchanged and test results have been carried over from the previous year. The 2012 rating reflects the performance of the Focus against Euro NCAP's latest requirements.
The passenger compartment of the new Focus remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of all body regions for the front passenger, and for all body regions except the lower legs of the driver, protection of which was adequate. Ford demonstrated that a similar level of protection would be provided to the knees and femurs of occupants of diiferent sizes and to those sat in different seating positions. Protection of the pelvis was adequate in the side barrier test and was good for all other body regions. In the more severe side pole test, chest protection was rated as marginal but was otherwise good or adequate. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in a rear impact.
The Focus scored the maximum points available for the protection of the 3 year child in the frontal and side impact tests, and lost only a fraction of a point for the 18 month infant. A switch is available as an option which disables the passenger airbag, allowing a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. The test cars were not equipped with the switch and no assessment was done. Labels warning of using a rearward-facing child restraint in that seating position without first disabling the airbag were not available in all European languages.
The protection provided by the bumper to the legs of a struck pedestrian was predominantly good. The front edge of the bumper offered good protection in all areas tested. In most areas likely to be struck by a child's head the bonnet offered good protection. While protection of an adult's head was also good in places most areas tested were rated as poor or marginal.
2012 Ford Focus in Houston
2012 Ford Focus on show in Houston at Russell and Smith Ford . Visit their Web Site http;//ww.russellsmithford.com or call 888-827-2974 for more info on the all new Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback Start Up, Exterior/ Interior Review
Welcome everyone to the all new 2012 Ford Focus Titanium in the 5-door hatchback form.
It's now one of the hottest selling Focus models on the current market. On that front, it now sport multiple futuristic design cues, and all new features. Many of these highly unique aspects are explained throughout this complete review of the vehicle.
This review consists of explaining many unique features and aspects of the overall car, complete with a demonstration of the engine, through the start up process, which in this case does include a remote start demonstration. This video is designed to educate potential buyers and enthusiasts alike on one of many new vehicles on the market today.
New Ford Focus review - Auto Express
Full review: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/videos/featuresvideos/262096/ford_focus_16_ecoBoost_video_review.html#ixzz1BZiNx5yE
We've tried Ford's latest direct-injection EcoBoostturbo engines in the C-MAX, Mondeo and S-MAX -- but this is our first taste of the new 180bhp 1.6-litre, which debuts in the 2011 Focus and goes on sale in November.
2013 Ford Focus Electric Michigan Assembly Plant
Michigan Assembly Plant Transformed to produce fuel-efficient cars of the highest quality
Michigan Assembly Plant formerly produced large SUVs like the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. Today the plant is the most flexible, high-volume and modern
manufacturing facility in Ford's global operations. The flexible manufacturing system means Ford can build multiple models on one or more platforms in one plant, responding quickly to customer needs and preferences
with minimal retooling.
One platform, multiple models
Thanks to a $550 million transformation, Michigan Assembly Plant is the world's first factory to build not only fuel-efficient, gas-powered vehicles, but three versions of electrified vehicles -- battery electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Today, the plant celebrates production of the new Focus Electric, a zero-emissions battery electric vehicle.
Production of the 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi is slated to begin in 2012. Global production of the Ford Focus began at Michigan Assembly Plant in early 2011.
Michigan Assembly Plant is the first in the U.S. to commercially use a three-wet paint application that will save about $3 million in production in natural gas and electricity -- all without compromising Ford's paint
quality or durability. Outside the plant, a new 500-kilowatt solar panel system has been installed to generate renewable energy for production of Ford's all-new Focus and
Focus Electric. Ten new electric charging stations on the property are being used to recharge the electric trucks that transport parts between adjacent facilities. That saves an estimated 86,000 gallons of gas a year.
Did you know?
• Michigan Assembly Plant has a long and impressive history, beginning with its inception in 1957 when it became the industry's first plant constructed exclusively for building station wagon bodies. In 1964 the first truck
-- an F-100 -- rolled off the line at the plant
• In the body shop, 500 new robots capable of 4,000 welds per vehicle add to the plant's flexibility
• Michigan Assembly Plant is 1.2 million square feet --
about the size of 22 football fields
• The assembly line at Michigan Assembly Plant is three miles long
2012 Ford Focus design review with Designer Moray Callum
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) For 2012 Ford has completely redesigned the Focus. And unlike the old Focus, the new Focus is almost identical to the European car on which it is based. Check out this video as we speak with Ford Director of Design Moray Callum about the newly redesigned 2012 Ford Focus
MVS - 2012 Ford Focus SE (ROAD TEST)
On today's Vehicle Spotlight, we will take an in-depth test drive of the all new 2012 Ford Focus SE. I was able to have this model for a whole day, so we will be exploring many of the features like the Microsoft Sync system and even show off some night driving.
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The first 2012 Ford Focus SE feature:
The 2012 Ford Focus Titanium feature
2012 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the all new 2012 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.