Retaining a six-level grade line-up, Ford has included grades of Studio (from £13995 - the same as the outgoing Focus), Style, Zetec, Zetec S, Titanium and top of the range Titanium X.

The new Focus offers significantly improved fuel efficiency on most powertrains and with new engine options available, up to a 10% fuel economy improvement is possible.

A new 1.5 litre EcoBoost engine that delivers 182PS and 270Nm torque has been made available that sits alongside popular engines previously found in the Focus, along with a new 1.5 litre diesel engine delivering 120PS that has CO2 emissions of only 98g/km.

There is also an estate version of the new Focus, just like the outgoing model. It shares most of the engines and trims available in the hatchback but does not have a Studio variant. In general it costs £1,100 over the hatchback with the exception of the two higher-spec variants (Titanium and TitaniumX).

The new Focus has a revised front end that includes, as many would see it, a similar grille to that seen on an Aston Martin, which sits higher up the nose than previously found. Slimmed front headlights and wider fog-lamps also feature.

The most stand out feature for Ford on their new Focus is the second generation connectivity interface, known as SYNC2. It features a high-resolution, 8-inch colour touch-screen and voice control to access audio, navigation, climate control and connection to your mobile phone. It also features a split-screen display on the navigation for the first time.

The new Focus 5 Door model is available here on Comcar's comprehensive tax tools for you to compare and configure at your leisure using the link at the top of this article. For those of you after the Focus Estate, it can be found here - Ford Focus Estate New.