The latest Ford Focus is going on sale in UK dealerships from November. The car will be packed with wide rage of standard and optional technology features such as featured automated parallel parking, Active City Stop low-speed collision avoidance, Traffic Sign Recognition to monitor and record road signs and Blind Spot Information System. What is more, the new Focus is the first Ford to offer Perpendicular Parking.

This is an additional hands-free parking technology, which assists drivers reverse into spaces alongside other vehicles. In addition, the Active Park Assist utilizes ultrasonic sensors to find parking spaces and steer the vehicle while the driver controls the accelerator and brake. The designers have added new sensors to the rear that enable the Perpendicular Parking to operate in the same way.

The sensors also enable technologies such as Cross Traffic Alert and Park-Out Assist. The first one warns drivers reversing out of a parking space of vehicles that may be about to pass behind them. On the other hand, the second one assists drivers as they exit a parallel parking space.

Ford's second generation connectivity interface, SYNC2 is also featured in the car. It comprises of a high-resolution, eight-inch colour touch screen and voice control. SYNC 2's navigation system also offers a split-screen display.

MyKey aid for novice drivers is also a new feature in the Focus, which lets owners programme a key which restricts the top speed, reduces the maximum volume of the audio system, and can disable it altogether if the driver and passengers are not using safety belts.

The powertrain options in the new Ford Focus feature the 120 hp (88 kW) 1.5-litre diesel engine and the new 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine. The latter produces 182 hp (134 kW) and 270 Nm (200 lb-ft) of torque.

2014 Ford Focus has a starting price of £13,995, The Focus range consists of six-series line-up, including Studio (£13,995), Style (£16,795), Zetec (£18,295), Zetec S (£20,045), Titanium (£19,795) and Titanium X (£21,795).

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