It looks as well as it goes too, with a completely new, more aggressive front bumper flanked by distinctive re-styled fog lamps and finished with a graphite mesh with signature honeycomb pattern. At the rear, the XR5 Turbo gets a new bumper with an integrated lower diffuser framing two generously proportioned exhaust pipes, with full LED tail lamps and an oversized rear spoiler.
This sporting pedigree is continued to the interior, with alloy sports pedals, leather gear knob, a unique leather three-spoke steering wheel and carbon-effect highlights on the instrument panel, centre console and switch bezels. The XR5 Turbo will come standard with enhanced in-car entertainment features and systems, including a premium centre console, Bluetooth with voice control, and a new ‘Ford Power’ start button.
Active safety features include standard Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Traction Control, Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA). Among the passive safety systems are six airbags, pyrotechnic safety belt pre-tensioners and neck injury protection systems on the front seats.
In addition to the signature Electric Orange metallic hero colour, a palate of six other colours is available including new Frozen White, Panther Black, Moondust Silver, Sea Grey, Colorado Red and Performance Blue. The recommended retail price of the new Focus XR5 Turbo is $36,990 with options including power tilt/slide sunroof ($1,900) and heated Recaro Sports Leather seats ($2,000).
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Photo Gallery: 2009 Model Ford Focus XR5 Turbo High-Res Pictures.