FoMoCo has announced that the 2012 Ford Focus will be the first compact car in its segment to offer premium sound quality from Sony to drivers, plus segment-exclusive features such as HD Radio and iTunes Tagging, with the availability of the new 355-watt audio system from Sony.
“Sony is an important partner in our drive to deliver cars that consumers view as a second home on wheels,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president of Global Product Development. “With the new Focus featuring the first global application of the designed and engineered audio system from Sony, we’re adding another highly recognized and trusted brand inside the car.”
Sony developed a class-D digital amplifier specifically for the Ford Focus along with durable polypropylene main speakers with soft dome tweeters and a subwoofer, al driven by a nine-channel amp. The Sony system is coupled with available Ford SYNC and MyFord Touch driver connect technology with an 8-inch touch screen for control over media along with voice commands and steering wheel controls. Recorded content can be accessed from a variety of sources, including MP3, CD, USB and Bluetooth streaming audio.
Refresher: The 2012 Ford Focus is powered by 2.0L DOHC inline 4-clyinder unit with twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), direct gasoline injection and E85 flex fuel capability. The engine produces 160-hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. The 2012 Focus is offered in S, SE, SEL and Titanium trim-levels with prices starting at $16,270.
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– By: Omar Rana