Ford introduces Focus TDCI Sedan with PowerShift for Philippines

Ford introduces Focus TDCI Sedan with PowerShift for Philippines image

Text: / Photos: Brent Co | posted April 23, 2010 17:42

Ford completes the Focus lineup with new variants

Ford Group Philippines (FGP) completes the Focus line-up in the local market with the new Ford Focus TDCi 4-door sedan with six-speed PowerShift dual clutch automatic transmission. Set to enhance the Focus's responsive performance and driving dynamics to deliver the smoothest ride yet, the new Focus TDCI sedan PowerShift will be available in dealerships this month.

"Ford's PowerShift represents a true competitive advantage for Ford and is one of the current technologies that set a new world standard for efficiency and drive quality," says Steven Tan, Vice-president for Sales and Marketing. "This advanced six-speed dual-clutch transmission is a quantum leap forward in exceeding the customers' need for fuel economy and convenience by combining a 6-speed manual transmission with the experience of an automatic transmission, and still provides the high fun-to-drive experience expected of the Ford Focus. What it brings to our Focus line-up in our new Ford Focus TDCi 4-door sedan is in a nutshell, a ride that is as smooth as it gets."

The Ford Focus TDCi boasts of fuel economy but not at the expense of power with peak torque of 340Nm at 2,000rpm and maximum power of 136PS at 4,000rpm. This makes it not only powerful but also agile and responsive, with plenty of pulling power at low engine speeds for user-friendly everyday driving.

Excellent chassis control and steering precision give the Focus its on-road agility. When combined with the advanced and innovative technology of a DuraTorq turbo diesel engine and PowerShift automatic gearbox, the Focus TDCi is able to accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 9.6 seconds.

The introduction of the new TDCI sedan comes with the announcement of the second run of the Ford Focus Coast-to-Coast Challenge where three new teams will take on the task of driving from Sorsogon to Pagudpod on just one tank of gas. Three media teams of two including JP Tuason and Mike Tuason of Tuason Racing School will see action during the May 4 to 7 run of the Challenge using the new Focus TDCi sedans.

To complete the Focus range of vehicles, Ford also unveiled a 1.8L 4-door Focus Trend now offering the convenience of an automatic transmission for Php 869,000, while the Focus TDCI sedan and hatch are both priced at PhP 1,189,000.