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 Indonesian Fashionistas Start More Than a Car with the All-New Focus

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BALI, Indonesia — "This is very exciting! I can't believe my dream will finally come true," lifestyle journalist Yemima Lintang Khastiti told her friend on their flight to the paradise island, Bali. "I have heard the entire buzz about it, and I can't wait to get my hands on it."

Yemima’s excitement wasn’t about visiting Bali, but what was waiting for her on her arrival: the award-winning all-new Ford Focus.

The lifestyle editor at Fimela.com was one of the few fashion and lifestyle journalists selected to try the 'Smart Car' and all of its advanced comfort features around Bali, Indonesia's most famous travel destination.
As soon as they disembarked, eight units of the all-new Focus in metallic Candy Red and Ingot Silver greeted them at the parking lot. "I'm so glad I got the bright-red hot-hatch. The color really matches our excitement and the warm weather," Yemima said.
Divided into groups of four, the journalists drove north to have lunch at the upmarket Metis Restaurant in Kerobokan.
"The interior of the all-new Focus is elegant and stylish. It is so comfortable that we forget about the blazing heat outside," said Ika Ayu Krisnawardhani, a journalist with Cosmopolitan magazine.
After lunch, the party headed back to Kuta. Famous for its long stretch of white sandy beach, Kuta is the most crowded tourist resort area in Bali, and packed with surfers.
"Kuta is definitely not my cup of tea. The area is so packed and the traffic is very bad," said Jeanette Anandajoo, fashion stylist, InStyle. "Fortunately, we are driving the all-new Ford Focus. The Smart Car is equipped with Active City Stop, which helps reduce the risk of low-speed collisions by monitoring the road in front for slow-moving traffic. The smart feature will automatically apply the brake if a collision is imminent. We don't have to worry about the bad traffic and can just enjoy the adventure."
“My favorite driver assistance feature is the Blind Spot Information System, which uses two multiple-beam radar modules located on the outer corners of the rear bumper. The system senses when a vehicle has entered the defined blind spot zone and illuminates an orange LED indicator light on the corresponding side view mirror, warning the driver that a vehicle is passing by,” admired Sandi Eko, fashion columnist, Nylon.
In the heart of Kuta, the fashionistas visited SATU Store, an exclusive contemporary boutique furnished with high-quality fashionable clothes designed and made by leading local designers. “Bali has so many talented fashion designers. Their designs are so amazing that I have to buy their collections,” said Nurulia Rahmi Fitri, feature editor, Grazia, leaving the store with a bundle of shopping bags in both hands.
“The all-new Focus is a perfect match for fashionistas, like us. The Smart Keyless Entry really made our day. We don’t have to fumble around for keys to unlock the door. Very practical,” said Nurulia.
From Kuta, they went further down to Uluwatu, at the southernmost tip of the island. The road was quite challenging, characterized by many inclines and sharp turns. Knowing the difficult route ahead, Maureen, HerWorld’s journalist, was anxious at first. “I’m not used to driving outside town, let alone in mountainous area such as this,” she said.
“I’m glad that I’m driving the all-new Focus. The Hill Launch Assist automatically applies the brake when trying to pull away on and up or down gradient, thus preventing the car from rolling down. It does away with my anxiety in driving up a steep hill. Very convenient!” she admired.
Arriving at Uluwatu, the group pulled over at Finn’s Beach Club, located at the bottom of a cliff, facing the ocean. Famous for its amazing panoramic view across the Indian Ocean, the club was packed with visitors.
“The place was already packed when we arrived. So, we have to find our own parking spot. This is a great opportunity to try the Active Park Assist,” said Nur Fathia Rahma Fauzia, a Cleo journalist. “I really love this feature as I always hate parallel parking. By pushing a button, the all-new Focus will look for a suitable space, then park itself swiftly. I only have to control the brake and shift the forward and reverse gears without even touching the steering wheel.”
The party concluded their journey with dinner overlooking the sunset.
“The trip was indeed a dream came true,” said Yemima. “The all-new Focus lives up to the buzz. It is a stylish, yet practical and very convenient car.”
 
Eight units of the all-new Focus in bright Candy Red and Ingot Silver were available for the drive.
 Heavy traffic in narrow streets of Kuta did little to prevent the group in enjoying the comfort of the all-new Focus.
   
The journalists experienced extraordinary comfort and fun during the drive.
The all-new Focus lives up to the buzz. It is a stylish, yet practical and very convenient car.
   

  

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1/29/2013 1:40 AM