Ford introduces Focus Active five-door and estate models offering enhanced versatility and rugged styling for growing numbers of SUV and crossover customers in Europe. The third Active version in the Ford line-up (Ka+ and Fiesta were the first two) will be available in two body versions: five doors and wagon.

The new Ford Focus Active features raised ride-height and a bespoke chassis configuration to retain class-leading Focus driving dynamics while delivering enhanced rough-road ability and a higher driving position for more confident urban and highway driving.

More than that, the new model will be available with two driving modes: Slippery and Trail. Also, customers will get standard roof rails to help carry bicycles or sports equipment.

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Sophisticated powertrain options include Ford’s powerful and fuel efficient 1.0-litre EcoBoost and 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engines delivering up to 182PS, and Ford’s 1.5-litre EcoBlue and 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engines delivering up to 150PS – combined with six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions.