I'll move this to the MkIII section to see if any Aussie/Euro members have any info..
Go to settings, and under Driver Assist, this is the section in your menu which shows features such as Traction control ESC, BLIS, City Stop, Forward Alert, Driver Alert, Hill Start Assist, Tire deflation detection, Traffic signs, Lane Departure.Hi...
I am new to the Focus and the Forum.
I just brought a second hand Australian Focus 2011 Turbo Diesel Titanium White Sedan. So far very impressed, had a lot of features that I just wasn't expecting for a small Ford and drives very nicely.
I have read about the new Focus having Active City Stop / Active Brake Assist. How do I find out if my 2011 model had this feature? I only just found it had active park assist, which was very daunting at first but it works great and is a real neat little feature.
Any help would be appreciated. Obviously it's not something I can just try in the car, on the assumption that it may not have the feature of city stop / active brake assist.
Go to settings, and under Driver Assist, this is the section in your menu which shows features such as Traction control ESC, BLIS, City Stop, Forward Alert, Driver Alert, Hill Start Assist, Tire deflation detection, Traffic signs, Lane Departure.
If City Stop is in your menu the feature defaults to on, unless you disable the feature.
Hope this helps.
Why?Ford want customers that want that level of tech to buy the higher model with the higher price.
Please explain "what safety regs in the EU are optional at best.Keep in mind also, federal safety regulations are different in the EU than they are in NA. what is required in the eu is optional at best.
I've long wondered what the purpose of city stop would be... I get how the system functions, but how could it tell the difference between rush hour stop-n-go, and actually being stopped at a light. Not to mention, imagine the number of complaints dealerships would get that would go like this "my car is broken! I stopped at this red light and the engine just DIED! fortunately, I got it restarted, but it happened again and again...." blah blah blah etc etc...
*sigh* that was a brain-fart, my apologies. It should have been "what safety regs are required in the eu are optional at best in NA."Please explain "what safety regs in the EU are optional at best."
I'm not in disagreement with you and only pointing out the business mindset at play. Although the cost for feature such as active city stop with adaptive cruise control might be less than $1K I think most car makers that sell in the USA market don't think enough buyers of low end models like the Focus would she'll out that kind of money for that tech. I would but perhaps not enough others.Why?
Why does Ford think a Focus consumer that wants the size of a Focus car with the features only available in the next size up (Fusion) will settle for a unwanted larger car because of some features Ford refuses to offer on the Focus?
If those features are sold throughout the lineup, then those features are much cheaper to offer to the end consumer.
Also why should a well to do consumer whom desires the Focus over larger vehicles or competitors offerings has to lower their expectations regarding features offered on the Focus in other markets?
Active City Stop feature would cost a couple hundred US$.
A bundled package including City Stop, Lane Assist, BLIS, and the others could probably be priced under US$900.00.
Not deal breaking stuff.
Seems to me Ford North America is willing to let the competition lead the way with some of these features on their C segment offerings, which is odd as when Ford launched the MK3 Focus, they did with the goal to lead, which at the time they were, but for some reason have changed their priorities with the Focus.