Body Type: – 5 door hatchback
Year Of Publication: 2018-2019
Kerb Weight: 1312kg
The passenger compartment of the Focus remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the
knees and femurs of both driver and passenger dummy. Ford showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of
different sizes and to those sitting in different positions. In the full-width rigid barrier test, protection of the chest of the driver and rear
passenger occupants was rated as adequate, with good protection of all other critical body areas. In the side barrier test, protection of all
critical body areas was good and the Focus scored maximum points. In the more severe side pole impact, protection was good for
everything except the chest, which was adequately protected. Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated marginal
protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. A geometric assessment of the rear seats indicated good whiplash
protection. The autonomous emergency braking system performed well in tests of its functionality at the low speeds typical of city driving.
However, the points for AEB City were not awarded as good front head restraint performance is a pre-requisite for the the additional
reward for active safety.