Although the American auto manufacturer, Ford, is likely to demonstrate a redesigned edition of the Fusion Energi plug-in at the next Auto Show in Detroit, the first of its new wholesome electric models to hit dealerships will be the 2017 Ford Focus Electric. This updated model of the compact electric vehicle hatch will have an estimated 100-mile range when compared to its present 76 miles and will gain DC quick-charging ability, as well, which allows an 80 % charge of its lithium-ion battery set in approximately 30 minutes.
While the automaker has yet to share any other engine details, it has established that the 2017 new Focus Electric will complement its athletic, fun-to-drive nature with many range-enhancing technology touches. These include the newest version of SmartGauge amid EcoGuide instrumentation and Brake Coach, which will serve as an instantaneous guide to assist max-out the effectiveness of the committed regenerative system of the car.
2017 Ford Focus Electric Changes, Exterior
External wise, the body shape and the styling are similar to those of the present Focus, but it may acquire some artistic modifications. The front part will be redesigned in a special way when compared to that of the current version. To accomplish this, the automaker has reformed the front part by equipping it with restyled headlamps with LED bulbs.
This would not only tender the front part of the vehicle a lush look, but it would also make those headlamps offer superior visibility to the driver. As these headlamps are prepared with the hottest technology, they will guzzle less quantity of power. The new hatch comes ready with an agreeably planned front bumper that offers it a fashionable look.
The back part is also designed to be more fashionable than that of the present model. It comes set with a stunning bumper and LED tail lamps that balance the lush and eye-catching look of the front fascia.
The whole construction of the next generation Focus Electric would be constructed with the purpose of dipping its overall weight to offer finer performance and to guzzle lesser fuel.
Thus, a generous quantity of aluminum alloy is being employed throughout the vehicle. The innovative Focus Electric will sprint on a set of 15 and 17-inch diameter alloy wheels that are planned in a graceful way to make its comfort even superior to that of the present model.
New Focus Electric Will Have Fast Charge Time
The 2017 Ford Focus Electric interior is probable to acquire only creative changes, similar to that of its outdoor styling. The cabin of the new-fangled Focus Electric will be crammed with reprocessed, but striking materials to offer it a profuse look and a happy ride to its occupants. For 2017, the revolutionary Focus Electric comes with a charitable cabin when compared to of that of the accessible model with the intention of offering a relaxed sitting room for five individuals. It comes ready with fresh, smart and comfortable seats to offer travelers a happy ride even during long distance outings.
The equipment part of the pioneering Focus Electric also gets a few changes to keep up the cabin of the vehicle up to date. Hence, the cabin comes ready with the hottest version MyFord infotainment system, which will be compatible with the new SYNC 3 system. Some of the other restructured inside features available with the pioneering vehicle include:
Twin-zone weather controller.
Most up-to-date direction-finding system.
Back view camera.
Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
Most up-to-date acoustic system.
The auto producer also offers appropriate importance to the safety of the sedan and its inhabitants by furnishing its cabin with an adequate amount of airbags and the most up-to-date safety systems.
2017 Ford Focus Electric Engine, range
While the present Focus Electric is previously an amazing electric sedan, the automaker makes the redesigned 2017 Focus Electric to be more extraordinary by making it acquire even additional power and torque. Hence, it comes set with a sturdy and high-ranking lithium-ion battery set to get the maximum power and torque of 143 HP and 249 Nm respectively. Through these powertrain figures, the innovative vehicle will achieve the peak velocity of 84 mph. Another big thing about the new Ford hatch is that its battery can be completely charged in less than three hours, which is sooner than that of the present model. Moreover, the new-fangled Focus will cover the maximum distance of 100 miles with a single charge, which is beyond that of the current version that covers only 76 miles.
Price and the date of release
The 2017 Ford Focus Electric release date is projected to be late 2016. However, the beginning price for new Focus Electric will be a bit beyond $30.000.
See also: 2017 Ford Focus RS
New Ford Focus Electric 2017 Photos