The Ford Focus four-door saloon officially goes on sale in the UK on the 21 May with prices starting from £14,970 and insurance ratings from just 7E.

The latest model in the new Focus range is available in either Ghia or Titanium specifications, with a choice of 1.6 and 2.0-litre petrol or 1.6, 1.8 or 2.0-litre diesel engines.

Built exclusively for Europe in Valencia, Spain, the saloon model shares its front-end design with its three-door, five-door, estate and Focus C-MAX siblings.

“The new Focus four-door demonstrates that Ford can create an elegant car with fresh thinking,” said chief designer Claudio Messale.

Equipped with a compact spare tyre, the Focus saloon offers a maximum cargo space of 526 litres. The boot space is wide. The tailgate opening is 1020 mm, and the load width between the inner wheelhouses is 1048 mm. The design imperative for the boot space was to incorporate a golf bag or two large suitcases.

The Focus saloon can accommodate loads up to 1058 mm long within the boot itself, a 54 mm increase over the previous model. A 60/40 split rear seatback allows even longer items to be stowed, up to 1659 mm, an improvement of 180 mm.
The new model is also simple to load and unload, with a lift-over height of 656 mm. A grab handle on the inner side of the boot lid adds to the convenience, and helps keep hands clean.

Prices start at £14,970 for the 1.6 5-speed Ghia, rising to £17,975 for the 2.0 TDCi 135 Titanium.