JAKARTA, Indonesia – Even prior to its official launch, the all-new Ford Focus had already created a buzz in Indonesia with its numerous sophisticated features. To further promote the class-defining mid-sized car, Ford Motor Indonesia (FMI) invited select media to experience the smart technologies offered in the all-new Focus.
"The all-new Ford Focus offers a wide array of affordable technologies generally found in larger, more expensive vehicles. Many of these smart features are first in its segment, and even some are first in the market," said Bagus Susanto, managing director, FMI, opening the All-New Focus Smart Technology Preview.
During the preview, Indonesian media were introduced to features such as Active Park Assist, Active City Stop, Blind Spot Information System and the hands-free connectivity system Ford SYNC, found in the all-new Focus, which sets a new standard for affordable technologies in the mid-size car segment. These features, which provide the ability to cope more easily with the pressures of modern motoring, will also provide Focus customers with convenient ways to deal with the everyday challenges of city driving.
"Active Park Assist, for example, can steer the Focus automatically into an available parking space with just the touch of a button, totally hands-free. We only have to control the accelerator, gears and brake by following the on-screen instructions and audible signals," said Christian Abraham Gandawinata, product planning manager, FMI, explaining the ease of parallel parking in the all-new Ford Focus.
"Driving safely on congested roads requires focus and places extra pressure on the driver," said Abraham, continuing his presentation. "This is why we are introducing Active City Stop. Using information from a light detection and ranging sensor, it applies the brakes when it recognises that a low-speed collision is imminent, thus avoiding an accident."
He also highlighted the Blind Spot Information System, which uses radar sensors to detect vehicles that may be hidden in the driver’s blind spot and alerts the driver with an orange light, displayed on the side door mirror.
"In addition to the many driver assistance features, the all-new Ford Focus is also equipped with Ford SYNC, an integrated communications and infotainment system that uses Bluetooth to seamlessly connect with almost any mobile phone. With Ford SYNC, we can control our music, make and take calls just by using our voice, while keeping our eyes on the road and hands on the wheel," said Abraham.
"Judging from the numerous positive media appraisals, we are confident that the all-new Ford Focus will continue the momentum set by the all-new Fiesta and all-new Ranger," said Bagus.
The all-new Ford Focus will be offered in five-door hatchback and four-door sedan bodystyles, equipped with a completely new Duratec 2.0-litre Ti-VCT GDi engine and an updated Duratec 1.6-litre Ti-VCT engine.